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Guide to Plan and Book a Self-Drive Safari in Kruger Park, South Africa

Going on safari is an incredible experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. It’s tough to describe seeing lions and elephants in their natural habitat, but it is a completely different experience from seeing them in a zoo. Since I couldn’t find anything unbiased when I went on safari at Kruger [...]


Interview: How to Be a Digital Nomad

Recently I was interviewed about living as a digital nomad by Andrew Warner of Mixergy.com. Andrew’s teaser is below, and the full interview is here. I think it came out pretty well. If you want to know more about the tip and tricks I use while living this life, head on over to Mixergy and [...]


Gear List for a Digital Nomad

This has been a daunting post I’ve wanted to write for almost a year. Maneesh asked for it yesterday, so I figured I’d do it up! I had a bigger pack and a lot more gear from Dec 07 – May 08. Here’s a list of gear that I’ve been traveling with since May 08. [...]


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Christmas in Khayelitsha Township, South Africa

Khayelitsha is one of the shanty towns that was established by the South African government under apartheid, and blacks were moved there from Cape Town in the 1950s. It’s inhabited by 1 to 1.5 million people. The infrastructure is poor; many people share public port-a-potties, many shacks don’t have running water, and most roads are [...]


5 Lessons I Learned After a Year as a Digital Nomad

It has been 14 months since I sold all my stuff, left Los Angeles, and started living out of a backpack on the road. I’ve learned a ton, but here are five lessons that I thought were particularly important. 1. Run Towards Your Fears Last year, I was scared of eating alone in a restaurant. [...]


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Year in Cities, 2008

I originally posted this on Reemer.com, but it’s relevant here too! My favorite post of the year. Here’s a list of cities I stayed in, in roughly chronological order. An asterisk means I stayed there more than once on non-consecutive days. Also see the 2005, 2006, and 2007 editions. Tigre, Argentina* Buenos Aires, Argentina* Mendoza, [...]


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Scoping Out Cape Town

My landlord welcomed me to Cape Town by saying “welcome to the most beautiful city in the world”. I thought to myself, like a wanna-be smug Vancouverite, “I dunno, it seems nice, but it’s gonna be hard to beat Vancouver”. I stayed in Camps Bay for two weeks. It’s a super ritzy beach town on [...]


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the taj mahal is breathtaking in person

the taj mahal is breathtaking in person


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amber fort in jaipur

amber fort in jaipur


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giraffe and buffalo (via Kruger park safari)

giraffe and buffalo (via Kruger park safari)


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