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A new electronic travel gear store has been added to the Trusted Travel Gear collection of shops.  The equipment in these stores are ones that I use or otherwise would like to use. Electronic Travel Gear Transactions through these stores are handled through Amazon.com, so they are completely secure. I have nothing to do with [...]

A new electronic travel gear store has been added to the Trusted Travel Gear collection of shops.  The equipment in these stores are ones that I use or otherwise would like to use.

Electronic Travel Gear

Transactions through these stores are handled through Amazon.com, so they are completely secure. I have nothing to do with the selling, purchasing, or shipping portions of the sales, as it is my role to just refer readers to good pieces of travel gear. So I pick out the pieces of travel gear that I can stamp with my approval, and recommend them to other travelers.

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I am hoping that these Amazon stores will help support my travels and this website. I feel as if their commissions are good, and I also like the fact that I still receive a commission if a person clicks through one of my product links and then buys something different on Amazon other than the item they clicked through.

So if someone clicks over to Amazon.com through the Hennessy Hammock Tent product link in the travel gear store and they end up buying Dr.Phil’s 10 Ways to be a Pecker I still get my referral cut.

I am standing a little in the lurk as far as the time input/ income output ratio of publishing Vagabond Journey.com, and I dream a traveler’s wild dream that little ventures such as this will even out this ratio.

If I can keep my fractions constant — if I can bring in as much money off of Vagabond Journey.com as I spend — I could travel the world perpetually with my family and continue working on this project full time.

Naw, honesty states that I will be toiling on, and ever getting deeper into, this website project regardless if I make a suitcase full of money off of it or a thimble full.

Though it would be nice to find a living coming back on the tail of these written words like a well thrown boomerang.

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 88 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3413 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • Bob L September 22, 2009, 7:22 pm

    Even if no one ever saw these writings, I bet you would spend almost as much time on them, just for yourself. I have kept a journal for a long time, and spent much time on it, for my own purposes. Sometimes I think that on those occasions that I do travel and write, that I write less than I would if I was sitting and writing for myself. When writing for others, brevity is important, as is clarity. You can ramble to yourself forever. And with VagabondJourney, you can also call it working.

    FWIW, before my IBR trip, a bunch of people I know asked me to keep them informed. I used the BLOG forum for that. Turns out, most of the people that wanted me to write never even looked at it, didn’t even know the outcome. I guess, from now on, I will have to e-mail these people as I have done in the past, since they did not even put in the effort to sign up. I know, I should not bother, but these are people that I would really like to keep informed. I guess the BLOG world is not for everyone. Heck, it took me years to get some of these people to read my e-mailed stories.

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    • Wade | Vagabond Journey.com September 22, 2009, 7:44 pm

      You are probably correct, Bob. I did write a lot before I began publishing this travelogue as well. I suppose a writer’s output is as much for themselves as it is for others. Or so I hope.

      Wade

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