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  • Leaving San Cristobal to Coast of Mexico

    Travel to coast from San Cristobal de las Casas When I leave San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, on Saturday, I would have stayed for around three months. After three months of highland living, I am ready to return to the coast. We are going to the beaches of Chiapas and then Oaxaca, we are [...]

  • Three Month Travel Rule

    Three Months to Stay in One Place Limit Travel Rule I call myself a perpetual traveler, this means that I have three months to stay in any one place in the world at one span of time. Any place that seems friendly enough, any place that makes the sweet offer of work, any place where [...]

  • How to Become a Traveler

    How I became a traveler The following is an interview that I did for an AOL Travel web property in March of 2010. The interviewer requested a piece that seemed like we were sitting around a coffee table, having a conversation in person. So I wrote a collection of anecdotes that he could pick excerpts [...]

  • How to Plan for a Long Journey

    Q: How do you go about planning for a long overland travel journey? What factors do you take into account — such as visas, methods of travel, environment, seasonal climate change, security of countries en route, current events — and how do you overcome/ prepare for these hoops to jump through and obstacles to avoid? [...]

  • Travel Plan for Mexico

    Mexico Travel Plan SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico- 2010 is the year for Mexico, at least this is what the president says. This year is the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence, the 100th anniversary since its revolution, and the year that the Vagabond Journey family will go into the country deep. We are looking [...]

  • Working While Traveling How To

    Question: What are your strategies for making money and working on your long term journey? What type of work do you look for? How do you get it? How do you plan and set yourself up for taking employment when on the road? Answer: This is worthy of a book in terms of an answer, [...]

  • Travel Packing to Make Homes

    Maximalist Travel Packing, or a strategy to carry almost everything you need with you while traveling This is a strategy for travel packing in which the traveler seeks to lessen their dependence on outside infrastructures, lessen the hassle of not having what they need, lessen trips to the store, and, ultimately, lessen the cost of [...]

  • Travel Packing Philosophy

    Question for Bob: “You want all that you need but nothing more. I suppose the trick is knowing what you really need. “ I see it differently. All you really need is lov…. err, no, that can’t be right. Oh yeah, all you need is a toothbrush, your passport and a credit card. The real [...]

  • Becoming a Traveler Interview

    Wandering an ever wayward path interview with Amanda from Wayward Wanderings Do you ever dream of traveling the world? Do you want to know what it is like to start out? About the trials, tribulations, the emotional ups and downs, the joys, the real effects of what it is like to start out on a [...]

  • The Anatomy of Dreams

    The Anatomy of Dreams, Traveling, the Benefits, Weaknesses of Dreaming The human mind seems incapable of sitting still, we need to keep moving, our hands feel like awkward appendages if not kept moving, our wheels must keep spinning. When our minds come too close to perilous stand still, humans seem to come with a built [...]