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Twitter Travel Tips: Building Community

28. February 2011

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When we left for our trip in June2009 Twitter had been around for a little while but it hadn’t really taken off…or at least I didn’t realize the value of it at the time. Since returning I’ve learned much more about how Twitter works and how it can be used as a traveler. I’m no […]

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Twitter Travel Tips: Simple Syntax

23. February 2011

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When we left for our trip in June2009 Twitter had been around for a little while but it hadn’t really taken off…or at least I didn’t realize the value of it at the time. Since returning I’ve learned much more about how Twitter works and how it can be used as a traveler. I’m no […]

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Twitter Travel Tips: Setting Up Your Twitter Account

16. February 2011

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When we left for our trip in June2009 Twitter had been around for a little while but it hadn’t really taken off…or at least I didn’t realize the value of it at the time. Since returning I’ve learned much more about how Twitter works and how it can be used as a traveler. I’m no […]

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Twitter Travel Tips: What The Heck Is Twitter?

14. February 2011

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When we left for our trip in June2009 Twitter had been around for a little while but it hadn’t really taken off…or at least I didn’t realize the value of it at the time. Since returning I’ve learned much more about how Twitter works and how it can be used as a traveler. I’m no […]

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Managing Your Money: On The Road

24. November 2010

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So you’ve saved and saved and saved, put away your refund determined by a tax estimator, and now it’s finally time to hit the road. How are you going to manage that wad of cash while you’re away? The more thought and planning that you put into this before you leave, the easier it will all go […]

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Managing Your Money: Before You Leave

2. November 2010

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I know it’s dry, and terribly boring, but if you don’t pay attention to your money before you leave you may end up worrying about it more than you need to while you’re away. Save…Save…Save! I know this sounds like a no-brainer…and it is…the more money you can put away the better off you will […]

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OneGiantStep RTW Dollar By Dollar

24. July 2010

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  $49,744.71 That’s the big number. What it cost for us to put our jobs on hold, sell our home and car, say goodbye to friends and family and travel around the world for a year (326 days to be exact). That’s under our predicted budget of $50,000 – and no I didn’t cook the […]

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What We Carried Around The World

18. June 2010

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As we unpacked our packs for the last time a few weeks ago I realized how many of the items in there had stood the test of time and had earned their passage on our RTW journey. There were also a few new things we had picked up along the way and I quietly chuckled […]

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Exploding Backpacks

11. February 2010

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I don’t know how it happens. I don’t know how it all gets all over everywhere so darn quickly and I have no idea how we ever get it all back in. I’m talking about our backpacks. Inevitably we arrive at some cute (or not-so-cute) guesthouse, put  down our packs, open up the zipper and…BAM…seemingly […]

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In The Red

6. October 2009

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One look at the budget spreadsheet and it’s easy to see that we are over budget. Significantly over budget. So far, more than $4000 over budget and we’re only 4 months into our one year trip. For a while it caused me quite a bit of stress. As I saw the under/overage column be in […]

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Technical Difficulties!!!!

29. July 2009

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Sorry for the dry spell in posts … apparently Chile’s main service provider Telefonica is not letting us see or put up new posts to the blog. We will be in Argentina in a few days so expect a slew of new stuff then. Of course there are ways to get a short note posted […]

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