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The Best Laptop Case for Travelers

BookBook laptop case on computer while working

There is no single item I own that gets more compliments from other travelers than my laptop case. It’s a hardshell leather case that disguises my laptop as an old book. I don’t know if I qualify as a “digital nomad” since I don’t nomad so much as just live abroad, but I feel like …

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Koh Tao, Why Don’t You Love Me?

Portrait in front of rocks on the beach in Koh Tao

“Now, now, now, honey You better sit down and look around ‘Cause you must’ve bumped yo’ head And I love you enough to talk some sense back into you, baby I’d hate to see you come home–me, the kids, and the dog is gone. Check my credentials I give you everything you want, everything you …

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What to Pack for ANY Trip: My Most-used Travel Items

Foot selfie on the beach in Railay, Thailand

No matter where I go in the world, I tend to bring along some of the same items in my backpack. When it comes to packing, especially for long-term travel across continents, I like to pack things… That are useful in multiple climates and types of environments With more than one use (e.g. jojoba oil …

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That Time I Traveled with My Parents in Israel

Us all covered in mud before dipping in the Dead Sea in Israel

Even though I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Israel twice before in my life, my parents had never been there. I’d been trying to convince them to go for a few years not necessarily because it’s my favorite place I’ve ever traveled to, but because I feel it’s an important place to travel to …

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A Walking-only Guide to Koh Tao, Thailand

Nang Yuan Viewpoint Koh Tao

As someone who’s been living on Koh Tao for three months without a motorcycle or scooter, I know a thing or two about life on the island sans wheels. Renting a bike or scooter is an excellent way to get around in Asia — but only if you’re an excellent and confident driver! I’ve seen …

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