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Never worry about foreign bathrooms again.

You are finally packing to go on your dream vacation. You’ve been looking forward to it for months, and are just about to get on the airplane for the adventure of a lifetime. You don’t want to have your trip wrecked by something so simple as not

How safe are you really while traveling?

The first thing family members will say when you tell them you are traveling to another country is “Oh my! It’s so dangerous over there, full of thieves and gangs!” If you are female, this goes triple, while everyone tries to talk you out of being such

Travel cheaply, just don’t smell like it

Sometimes you finally arrive at the gorgeous hotel you booked online to find out that it’s the kind of place you are afraid to touch anything. Nobody wants the kind of cooties that send you rushing to a foreign hospital in the middle of a vacation, and

The Great Minimalism Hoax: Is It Survivalism?

Minimalism is scary. Giving up all of your stuff? What if I need that later? It’s easy to see it as survivalism, getting by on the bare minimum you need to survive. In reality, its the opposite, getting rid of the things that kept you from truly living,

The Ultimate Travel Belt (with exclusive interview!)

As a minimalist, you’ve got the flow to the airport perfected. You know the best route there. You use the kiosk to breeze past the long line of suckers checking bags. Then you slam headfirst into security. Suddenly you are herded into the slowest-moving line of families

Update: The Secret to Free Internet May Disappear

One of the most popular articles on CEO lately has been How to get free high speed internet anywhere in the world. One tiny little device that gets you free internet anywhere in the world that has cel phone signal? This trick has helped me out of more

The key to being prepared

Your long hike through the jungle on elephant-back has finally come to a close, and despite all of your amazing photos and stories, your body can’t wait to get off this lumbering beast. Your back is sore, your legs are tired from balancing your body for hours

How to get free high speed internet anywhere in the world

You are finally relaxing in a hammock on a tropical island with one of the greatest views you have ever seen. Reading that book you have been trying to get around to for way too long, and now you are so far from civilization that nothing can

The bulge you don’t want in your pants

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been walking around a new city and suddenly seen an amazing adventure almost out of reach. An abandoned theme park (one of my favorites), a hill with an amazing view, or even a playground in the middle of the

How to make friends like it’s magic

There you are, on a day-long train ride surrounded by people you don’t know. Their English is broken, so deep conversation is impossible. Faced with hours of boredom in a rocky seat, you know exactly what to do. You reach into your coat pocket and pull out