How to “Bow like a Japanese”: Lessons in Culture from an American Living in Japan

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There are the obvious cultural characteristics of Japan that everyone knows: trade your shoes for slippers indoors, bow, eat with...

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Pack Light and be Free: How to Travel the World with Just a Backpack and a Smile

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Drop the Suitcase and Get a Pack For some reason it never gets old watching someone dragging a roller suit case, or for that matter a...

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Secrets to Happier and Healthier Travel Days: Don’t Try to See Everything

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Trying to squeeze in too much is a classic cause of traveler anxiety and undue stress.  Novice travelers are prone to cramming too many...

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10 Tips for Haggling in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar (and most other markets)

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Istanbul, Turkey is home to one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The Grand Bazaar, first opened in 1461, currently...

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An American’s Guide to Oktoberfest

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A great article from our friend Casey at CaseyFrolickingAbroad.com! Casey describes her experience at the 2011 Oktoberfest in Munich,...

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Why Stock Investing is a Traveler’s Dream Job – And How You Can Learn to Work Part-Time

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The market used to be men in suits, shelves of ledgers, newspaper, yelling into the phone to buy or sell. It was a very elite club. Luckily...

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5 Ways to Not Hate Life on a Transcontinental Flight

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1. Don’t Book With an American Carrier You would think that US airline companies have great food, lots of legroom, or something good...

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