The Day My Purse Was Stolen, and Lessons Learned

In Cusco, my purse was stolen, with everything in it. Here's what happened, what I gained from being prepared, and what mistakes I made along the way.

The Day My Purse Was Stolen, and Lessons Learned The Day My Purse Was Stolen, and Lessons Learned

The Pilgrimage to Huchuy Qosqo in Peru

The day-long trek from Cusco to Huchuy Qosqo is filled with history, beauty, and adventure. Check it out!

The Pilgrimage to Huchuy Qosqo in Peru The Pilgrimage to Huchuy Qosqo in Peru

Climbing Pachatusan, and Taking Refuge in a Quechua Home in Peru

The plan is a 2-day trek up mount Pachatusan in Peru; the reality is an adventure we could never have imagined, and a completely unique experience.

Climbing Pachatusan, and Taking Refuge in a Quechua Home in Peru Climbing Pachatusan, and Taking Refuge in a Quechua Home in Peru

How to Travel Safely, Move Abroad, and Get Free Accommodation With Your Blog

11 | 10 book reviews

Here are 3 books for the budding traveler; about moving abroad to save money, using your travel blog to get free accommodation, and traveling safely.

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How I Gave US Airways $1700 for Nothing, Not Even Flights

11 | 06 Life as a full-time traveler

Traveling with frequent flyer miles isn’t always easy. Here’s a sordid story of dealing with US Airways, with some rules for navigating frequent flyer miles.

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A-Week-In-The-Life of GypsyPrime: Salaam from Brunei

11 | 03 Week-In-The-Life Series

Here’s a week-in-the-life of Prime Sarmiento, living and working as a newspaper editor in Brunei.

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Dealing with Parasites: A Guide to Clean Water Around the World

10 | 30 links

After having a few parasite infections, I’m into clean water now. Here’s a guide to clean water around the world, with some tips to stay healthy abroad.

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Climbing Pachatusan, and Taking Refuge in a Quechua Home in Peru

10 | 27 Featured

The plan is a 2-day trek up mount Pachatusan in Peru; the reality is an adventure we could never have imagined, and a completely unique experience.

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How to Become Fluent in Spanish (and Other Languages)

10 | 23 Featured

I’m determined to become fluent in Spanish, and I’m close. Here’s how I’m doing it, with some useful tools and resources.

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A Week-In-The-Life of Derek Freal: Locked Up Abroad!

10 | 20 Week-In-The-Life Series

An intense week-in-the-life of Derek locked up abroad in Indonesia, facing deportation for a Tweet that caught the attention of the Indonesian government.

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Canon Travel Camera Giveaway

10 | 16 links

Here’s a nifty little Canon travel camera giveaway so you can take some awesome snaps while seeing your corner of the world!

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Attending a Peruvian Wedding

10 | 13 Peru

Attending a Peruvian wedding was a cultural boon and valuable insight into Latin American culture. Here’s what happened:

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