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Comparing Chaco Sandal Models: the Z/2 v ZX/2 Review

Comparing Chaco sandals Z/2 to ZX/2

This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you purchase something through the link. I only recommend products and services I myself use and LOVE and think you’ll love too. Ah, Chacos. The UGG boots of summertime. So ugly yet so…comfortable. They’re great for travel – I would go so …

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BookBook Laptop Case Review

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. Quality gear is pretty important when it comes to doing the digital nomad thing. If you travel and work like me, your laptop is …

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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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My Go-to Travel Jacket: Patagonia Nano Puff Review

Wearing my nanopuff on a hike to the statue overlooking Puno and Lake Titicaca

The Patagonia Nano Puff jacket is SO lightweight and looks SO thin, it’s hard to believe it has the power to keep you warm at all. But turns out this whole compressible lightweight jacket thing is pretty magical – and perfect for traveling. I had always stayed away from jackets like this because they’re crazy …

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Winter Travel Packing Tips

What to pack for winter travel

I am constantly cold, unless I’m hot. Seriously: if it’s not between 74 and 80 degrees F, I’m either breaking out in goosebumps or dripping sweat, no exaggeration. The sweating thing I’m kinda okay with (hence living in Thailand for a year), but winter weather has some serious potential to make me miserable. Related: I’m Freezing …

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Packing Light for Southeast Asia

Bloggers have been sharing their tips about Southeast Asia since the beginning of time. This article has been done a thousand times before (here, here, and here, for example) but oh well I’m doing it anyways! Before assembling things, let’s get in the right mindset. Some basic ideas to remember about packing light for SEA: …

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