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Rio de Janeiro can be an excellent destination for expats, retirees, or digital nomads. The city offers natural beauty, excellent beaches, lots of culture, good infrastructure, and a relatively low cost of living. Of course, there are some drawbacks to consider. It’s not the safest city and there can be a difficult language barrier if …

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Capsule hotels are becoming increasingly common across East Asia. Particularly in Japan. In a capsule hotel, you sleep in a small pod with just a mattress inside. There are shared bathrooms and common spaces. Capsule hotels are cheaper than regular hotels and they are surprisingly comfortable. There are some drawbacks. They don’t offer the same …

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Staying in a hostel for the first time can be a little bit anxiety-inducing. Maybe you’re anxious about sleeping in the same room with strangers. Maybe you’re worried that you won’t meet anyone. You might be concerned about security. Maybe you’re just worried about feeling awkward. These are all valid concerns.  In this guide, I’ll …

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Every season presents its own set of challenges while traveling. Even though the weather is beautiful, the summer travel season is crowded, hot, and expensive. In this guide, I outline some of the most important summer travel tips to help you beat the heat, avoid the crowds, and save money. Hopefully, this makes your summer …

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Are you planning a trip to Latin America but can’t decide between Central America or South America? Both regions have a lot to offer. Central America offers spectacular Caribbean beaches, dense jungles, and ancient Mayan ruins as well as excellent hiking, surfing, and diving. South America offers diverse cultures, the amazing Amazon rainforest, the rugged …

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People tend to romanticize the digital nomad lifestyle. Aspiring digital nomads may imagine themselves working by the poolside for a couple of hours during the day and then spending the rest of the afternoon sightseeing before going out for drinks in the evening. For most digital nomads, this isn’t the reality. The lifestyle really revolves …

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Yes. You will need a passport to travel to Cancun in most cases. There are a few exceptions. If you’re flying to Cancun, you need a passport. If you’re driving from the U.S., you need a a passport book, passport card, or an enhanced driver’s license. It’s also possible to travel to Cancun on a …

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Uganda can be a great choice for expats, digital nomads, and retirees. The country offers a low cost of living, friendly people, amazing wildlife, great weather, and a laid-back lifestyle. It’s also an exotic destination for those who are looking for something a little bit different. Of course, there are some drawbacks to consider. You …

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Africa is not a popular destination for digital nomads. I think that’s a shame. The continent offers stunning natural beauty, loads of culture, friendly people, and adventure. The internet infrastructure is improving. Some African countries have also started offering digital nomad visas. Of course, there are some drawbacks. The cost of living can be surprisingly …

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When you travel, you constantly encounter social situations. You have to talk to people when buying tickets, passing through immigration, ordering food at restaurants, and checking into your hotel. You’ll spend most of your time in public spaces. In some countries, you may be approached by people on the street trying to sell you things …

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