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International travel is much more affordable than you think. If you are like most Americans, you overestimate the cost of international airfare because you assume it must be more expensive than domestic flights. As counterintuitive as it may sound, however, the recent … Continue reading The Geography of Cheap Airfare
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Iceland is in vogue now, but who can actually afford it? Continue reading Surviving Iceland on a Shoe-String Budget
Humorous, accurate, and not-so-accurate impressions of America from the perspective of outsiders. Continue reading 11 Things Foreigners Find Shocking and Weird About the U.S.
We’ve all met these people. Let’s compare notes. Continue reading The 11 Hosts Every Couchsurfer Eventually Stays With
Author’s Note: When I first published this article on Medium in the summer of 2017, I received an avalanche of hate mail, and Xinjiang “experts” accused me of making it all up. Nearly two years later investigative reporters have gotten … Continue reading Misadventures in Xinjiang & China’s Quest to Destroy It