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Digital Nomad Life-Hacks: The Best Banks and Debit Cards for Getting Cash While You’re Abroad
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Digital Nomad Life-Hacks: The Best Banks and Debit Cards for Getting Cash While You’re Abroad

In our digital age, where online banking is a ho-hum everyday sort of thing, you’d think that traveling and managing your funds would be easy and straightforward. But it’s not. When we first started traveling, many of our debit cards didn’t work when we were abroad. And since having loans is the anti-thesis of travel, we were also really low on credit cards. But since our earliest days of travel, we’ve ...
Petra, Jordan: Photo Gallery
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Petra, Jordan: Photo Gallery

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Cairo, Egypt to Amman, Jordan: Photo Gallery
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Cairo, Egypt to Amman, Jordan: Photo Gallery

We arrived about 11 hours early for our flight from Cairo to Amman because we misread the time on our tickets. That was the first and last time we ever did that. Instead of going back to our Cairo vacation rental, we just stayed at the airport and waited for our flight.

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The Sistine Chapel: Photo Gallery
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The Sistine Chapel: Photo Gallery

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Angkor Wat: Photo Gallery
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Angkor Wat: Photo Gallery

In 2016 when we visited Cambodia, we went to see Angkor Wat. It was nothing like what we expected... but in a good way. ...
Indira Ghandi International Airport in Delhi, India
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Indira Ghandi International Airport in Delhi, India

The Indira Ghandi International Airport in Delhi is so huge and there's just so much orange carpet. Anyone who's ever been there would probably remember the carpet best. And the slogan, "Clean Airport, Clean India". (Sorry guys, it doesn't work that way). ...
Call to Prayer in Cairo, Egypt
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Call to Prayer in Cairo, Egypt

In every city in Arabia, the call-to-prayer is done differently. Turkey has the loudest call-to-prayer that we've heard so far, but they were also the most creative. Egypt's call-to-prayer was more subdued but still enchanting in some respects.Related Posts:Egypt Tourism: Call to Prayer in Cairo (video)Egypt Tourism: Call to Prayer in Egypt Overlooking the Pyramids (video)Tunisia Travel: ...
Giant Lily Pads on a Tributary along the Amazon River
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Giant Lily Pads on a Tributary along the Amazon River

These giant lily pads along the Amazon River are an interesting example of plant-life in this part of the world. Known as Victoria Amazonica, they grow in the shallower areas of the river and give off a fruity scent to attract insects for pollination. When that doesn't work, their little flowers heat up at their core. The leaves can grow so big that they can hold up to 50 pounds of weight.
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Puente de Dios in the Sierra Gorda Reserve
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Puente de Dios in the Sierra Gorda Reserve

In this video, our family hikes through an "outdoor cave" to a famous waterfall in the Sierra Gorda Reserve near Jalpan, Mexico.Related Posts:Puente de Dios in the Sierra Gorda, Mexico (video)Sierra Gorda, Mexico: Guy Hogging the Waterfall at Puente De Dios (video)Las Pozas in the Sierra Gorda Near Xilitla, Mexico (video)Driving in Mexico: Jalpan to Xilitla and Las Pozas ...
Lydian Gets Polarity Therapy in the Sierra Gorda Reserve Near Jalpan, Mexico Part II
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Lydian Gets Polarity Therapy in the Sierra Gorda Reserve Near Jalpan, Mexico Part II

This video is a continuation of part I. Lydian gets a polarity therapy treatment from a woman who lives in an eco-village in the Sierra Gorda Reserve near Jalpan, Mexico.NOTE: The buzzing in this video is the sound of insects in the jungle outside.Related Posts:Polarity Therapy Intro with Margarita in the Sierra GordaLydian Gets Polarity Therapy in the Sierra Gorda Reserve Near Jalpan, ...
Chitwan National Park: Boarding and Riding an Elephant
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Chitwan National Park: Boarding and Riding an Elephant

Though there's some controversy regarding the use of elephants for safaris in places like Chitwan National Park, we weren't really a part of that dialogue when we visited Nepal. Going by elephant was the only option for us in terms of transportation into certain parts of the park. We watched the elephants and the people who cared for them walking along the rivers each morning and our elephant-experience in ...
Driving in Mexico: Why We Chose to Cross at the Colombia Bridge Crossing
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Driving in Mexico: Why We Chose to Cross at the Colombia Bridge Crossing

In this video, John talks about our logic in crossing the US Mexico border at the Colombia bridge rather than at one of the other three crossing points that lead into Laredo, Texas.Related Posts:Colombia Bridge Border Crossing (video)San Ysidro Border Crossing Preamble--2nd Try (video)Crossing the Tijuana Border (video)USA and Mexico Border Crossing: From Tijuana to San Ysidro ...
Cairo, Egypt: Orman Park
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Cairo, Egypt: Orman Park

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Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan) Beijing: Photo Gallery
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Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan) Beijing: Photo Gallery

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Chennai Tourism: View of India Traffic from the Front of the Bus
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Chennai Tourism: View of India Traffic from the Front of the Bus

John got seated at the front of the bus next to the driver on way back to our vacation rental in Chennai, India. We don't know why he got this "special treatment"...maybe because earlier he accidently sat on the wrong side of the bus on our way to Kapaleeswarar Temple. Related Posts: A Day in Chennai: Walking to Kapaleeswarar Temple (video) Chennai Tourism: John Sits on the Wrong Side of the Bus ...
Driving in Mexico: Somewhere Near Matehuala
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Driving in Mexico: Somewhere Near Matehuala

In this video we're driving in Mexico near to Matehuala in San Luis Potosi. We passed close to Matehuala on our way from Guanajuato to Monterrey on our way back to the United States.Related Posts: ...
Varanasi Tourism: John Talks with Taxi Driver about Terror
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Varanasi Tourism: John Talks with Taxi Driver about Terror

We were on our way back to the Radisson Hotel from the Hindu Fire Ritual in Varanasi. In this video, shot in 2014, John talked with the taxi driver about his fears regarding terrorism. At the time, various terrorist groups had made threats against India.Related Posts:Varanasi, IndiaThe Radisson in Varanasi, IndiaVaranasi Tourism: Evening on the Varanasi Ghats (video)Varanasi Tourism: Our ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

In this video, we finally find Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. It seems simple enough when looking at a map, but in practice, finding our way to these two tourist destinations wasn't clear-cut. A lot of the other tourist attractions in Beijing were similar in terms of finding our way around. Things weren't marked well in English and when they were, they didn't make sense.Related Posts:<br ...
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Beijing Tourism: Failed Attempt at Finding Tiananmen Square

It was our first full day in Beijing. We'd already been to the Temple of Heaven, but our next goal was to find Tiananmen Square. We were jetlagged and very tired because we walked a long, long way. Lydian talks about where we came from, where we were trying to go. She points out the Forbidden City in the distance. No matter how hard we tried that day, we just couldn't find Tiananmen Square. Every time we ...
Things to Do in Beijing: Tai Chi at the Temple of Heaven
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Things to Do in Beijing: Tai Chi at the Temple of Heaven

Before we left home, I looked for organized Tai Chi classes in Beijing, but couldn't find any. By the time we left Beijing, I'd seen countless informal groups working on forms in the morning in various spaces through-out the city including Yongdingmen Square, outside the Forbidden City, and just beyond the ticket entrance to the Temple of Heaven (as shown in this video). As far as I could tell, there was no ...
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