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Scams in Ethiopia: My Afternoon with a Con Man

In this article, I describe an interesting afternoon that I spent with an Ethiopian scammer that I met while wandering around Addis Ababa. Throughout the day, he attempted various scams on me and explained some of the cons that he pulled on tourists to make his living. He was a full time, professional scammer. Throughout …

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The Ultralight Travel Packing List for Men

By packing lightweight and quality gear with multiple uses, you can greatly reduce the weight and volume of your travel backpack. The end goal in switching to an ultralight style of travel is to pack all of your clothing and gear into a carry on-size bag without sacrificing anything in terms of functionality, comfort, fashion, …

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The Travelers Guide to Malaria Prevention, Treatment, and Tablets in Africa

While traveling through a malaria zone, you need to take a few additional precautions, that you don’t have to worry about in malaria-free regions. In this guide, I outline the three most popular malaria prevention medications, doxycycline, atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone), and mefloquine (Lariam). I discuss the pros and cons of each medication. I also share tips …

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Solo Travel: Tips for Traveling Alone

The idea of traveling alone seems intimidating at first. After all, you have only yourself to rely on to make plans, manage your budget, organize transport, and make bookings. In this guide, I outline the most important solo travel tips to help you save money, stay safe, and make friends while traveling alone. Table of …

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Getting a Haircut While Traveling: A Men’s Guide

While traveling long term, you’ll find yourself in need of a haircut every month or so. When your hair starts looking a little scraggly, you have two options: You can visit a barbershop or you can cut your own hair. In this guide, I share my tips to help you get a decent, consistent, and …

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Summer Travel Tips: Beat the Heat, Avoid Crowds, and Save Money

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

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Tips for Travel with Glasses and Contacts

Let’s be honest. Travel with glasses and contacts is a hassle. They are fragile. You have to clean them regularly. If you lose them or damage them, finding replacements can be a challenge. Unfortunately, it’s something that most of us travelers just have to deal with. After all, we need to see what we actually …

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How to Travel Between Los Angeles and Tijuana by Greyhound Bus

A visit to Tijuana makes for an excellent day trip or weekend getaway from anywhere in Southern California. Before moving to Tijuana, I used to visit the city every couple of months just to enjoy Mexico and get away from work and normal life. After driving a few times I started to get sick of …

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