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David Rose

  • Blog, Blogging, Free Travel, Travel

    I’m Basically A Celebrity Now

    A day after one of my favorite travel bloggers, One Mile At A Time, gets a spread in Rolling Stone, I make my debut in the equally prestigious Barefoot Journal. Hosted by Graham Brown, entrepreneur and fellow digital nomad, the show features people like us: location-independent folk who spend their freedom traveling the world. I talked with Graham a couple months ago when Alexis and I were still living in Bali. The podcast is simply…

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    Blog, Japan, Travel

    Japan: Not As Expensive As You Think!

    Alexis recently wrapped up our amazing Japan adventure in her post of our last city, Kumamoto. From a cultural/historical/natural beauty interest standpoint, there’s no reason not to go to Japan — it’s absolutely incredible and I’m already dying to go back. This post is about the other consideration: money. I don’t know about you, but I certainly thought that we were going to have to stretch our dollars paper thin in Japan, especially when it…

  • A child monk walks across the street in Luang Prabang, Laos
    Blog, Blogging, Singapore, Travel

    We’ve Been Featured in Bizarre Culture

    By David Happy Monday! Alexis and I got to Singapore last night and it is not at all what we expected. We pictured a modern, sterile, rather boring-looking city. What we see right outside our hostel window, however, is a street that could have been plucked straight from New Orleans. It’s very funky, French colonial. I dig it. Perhaps that’s just the neighborhood we’re in, though. We’ll have to revisit this once we’ve seen more…

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    Bali, Blog, Indonesia, Travel

    Indonesia May Allow Visa-Free Entry

    By David Only two more days left in Thailand. It’s crazy to think back on this whole journey and to then realize it’s over. Alexis and I have been doing a farewell food tour of all our favorite places in Chiang Mai over the past week or so (so much massaman…). We’re definitely ready to move on to the next chapter of our lives, but it is a little bittersweet as well knowing the dream…

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    Blog, Travel, United States

    Roadtrip Reminiscing

    By David Last week I wrote about the perfect American roadtrip: a data-derived route that passes through every state in the continental U.S., stopping at 50 historical sights along the way, all in the most efficient order. Diving into the map and writing about got me reminiscing about the road trip I took with my college buddies in 2010. That one glorious week over spring break is one of the best memories of my life. Nothing…

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    Blog, Travel, United States

    The Perfect American Roadtrip

    By David Self-titled “data tinkerer,” Randy Olson, has created the perfect roadtrip across America. Pouring over this map has taken up many hours over the past couple days. I love maps and I love roadtrips, so naturally, this is the best thing ever. Using an algorithm and some Python code, he took 50 historical sites from the continental U.S., making sure every state and the District of Columbia was represented, and found the shortest route between…

  • Bali, Blog, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Germany, Home, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Life, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Spain, Thailand, Travel

    Our 2015 Monthly Country Itinerary

    By David Our Monthly Country itinerary is set! We’ve mentioned this a few times over the past couple months, but now we’ve made the adventure official: We have paid for our monthly homes for the rest of 2015! Just for fun, here’s a little visual tour of where we’ll be traveling, displayed in weather……

  • Blog, Japan, Travel

    How Expensive is Japan? A Comparison of 5 Cities

    By David One month from today we’ll be in Japan! I don’t know if you’ve ever planned a family trip where everyone is spread throughout the world before, but let me tell you — it’s not easy. But we finally have the cities and dates set. It will be a bit of a whirlwind tour as we’ll be stopping in 5 cities over the course of 15 days. Those 5 cities are: Sendai, Hirosaki, Tokyo, Nagasaki,…

  • Bali, Blog, Travel

    Why It’s Important To Leave Online Reviews

    By David Back in October, we rented an apartment in Bali for a few days through Airbnb. Like all of our Airbnb experiences, the host was nice, everything went smoothly, and we had a great time. Something interesting happened after we checked out though. After we checked out, I left this review: I thought I was really fair. I didn’t want to be mean, just honest. I made it very clear that despite the downsides of the…

  • Bali, Blog, Borneo, Gili Islands, Indonesia, Lombok, Malaysia, Thailand, Travel

    5 Travel Lessons From Our SE Asia Trip

    By David Since we’re getting ready head out on another adventure in a little over a month, I figured it was time to finally finish this post I started back in October (you are correct, I’m the worst). When we got back to Chiang Mai after our Borneo, Bali, and Ko Lanta trip, we said we would post about the latest travel lessons we learned. Obviously, that never happened. But now, as we’re gearing up…

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    Blog, Cambodia, Photo Friday, Travel

    Photo Friday: Inside Angkor Wat, Cambodia

    By David My first Southeast Asia experience came in 2010, only a couple months after I met Alexis. I remember this night very clearly — I was hanging out with Alexis in her dorm room when my cousin texted me and said, “Do you want to go to Cambodia?” “Uhhh… yes?” I responded. “I’m going with a volunteer group but my mom will only let me go if you come too. She’ll pay for you…