Travel Hacking

A Permanent Vacation and Becoming an Expat

This post includes my unedited answers to seven questions a reporter asked me about being on a “permanent vacation” (his words not mine) and the choice to be an expat. 1. What was your living/work situation when you decided to move abroad? Why did you want to move to this location? How long have you been there?…

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How Can I Move to Japan and Teach English?

Here are some questions I get asked frequently, given my experience living and working in Japan, and my candid answers. I am currently living in Tokyo on a contract as a university English professor. I have lived and worked in Japan twice before, in two other different cities and on two different job contracts. My…

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How I Got My Credit Cards to Give Me $2,000 to Travel

In the last 9 months, I flew round trip from Boston to Tokyo for free, flew from Portland, OR to Los Angeles to Boston for free and rode the Eurostar train from London to Pairs for free. That’s a savings of about $2,000, which I earned by using credit cards. I’ve done this without changing my…

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Top 15 Travel Hacks Inspired by the Military

Military guys are always on the move. They’re tough, they’re light packers (except for all that weaponry), and have refined the art of travel to a science. I’ve never been in the military, but judging by the way I travel, people think I have been. I owe that to my father. Let’s take a look…

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