Hell’s Itch: The Worst Form of Travel Sunburn

If you’ve ever had a sunburn, you probably know that it’s pretty bad and usually preventable. You can wear sunscreen, sit in the shade, or just not go outside when

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The Advantages of Taking Organized Travel Tours While Traveling Long-Term

When I first started travelling, I was deadset against the idea of any sort of organized excursion. I figured it would be easier to do it yourself, and in doing

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“I’ve Never Given up Hope” —  Scott Gingold on His Activism, Family, and ALS

My friend Greg Gingold, who I went to Israel with on Birthright years ago, recently contacted me to tell me his brother’s story. Greg’s brother, Scott Gingold, was diagnosed with

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Traveling is a Brutality and a Contradiction ― And That’s Why I Love It

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is

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One Year of Blogging: A Year in Review

I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging for a whole year. In one year of blogging, I’ve written 63 posts (including this one), and gotten over 26.5k views on them.

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The Voices of Tamirel – Enjoying the Voice Acting of The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

These days, when someone mentions a video game in The Elder Scrolls franchise, Skyrim is what comes to mind. It’s widely considered the best and most comprehensive answer in the franchise. But for

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How to Stop Binge Watching TV and Reclaim Your Life

A while back, I wrote a post about binge watching TV. At that time, I had mostly stopped, but the truth is I hadn’t learned how to stop binge watching

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How to Budget for Traveling to Make Your Travels Better and More Meaningful

In a few weeks, I’ll be going back abroad. While the experience doesn’t necessarily feel as meaningful as it used to, travel is still a huge part of my life. Part of

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How Writing About Video Games Less Has Allowed Me to Enjoy Video Games More

A while back, I wrote a post about my journey of writing about video games. Back when I was in college, I had thought that writing about video games would

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How Building Links Has Helped Me Get Better Readers — Even if There Are Less of Them

It’s no secret that my blog traffic has been at an all-time low. Where I once was getting an average of around 3,000 readers a month, I now am getting

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