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What’s in My Travel Insurance Policy?

Whether you’re learning how to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef, or climbing to Mt. Everest Base Camp, travel insurance, and which policy to choose is one of the most important aspects of my trip. It also happens to be one of the most frequently asked questions I receive. In an effort to make travel insurance easier to understand …

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Important tips to know when applying for a visa

Every year, immigration departments from various countries receive a considerable amount of student, migrant, work and family visas. But as much as many of these applications will be successful, a large number of them will also be rejected. There are many reasons which can make the visa application to be knocked back. Besides the ineligibility and fraud cases, most of …

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Allianz Travel Insurance – New TravelSmart App

I talk a lot about travel insurance. I think it’s an important aspect of long-term travel, and something that I won’t travel without. In an effort to make travel insurance easier to understand and more accessible to travelers, my travel insurance partner, Allianz Travel Insurance, has rolled out a new TravelSmart App. The new Travel Insurance App has six great …

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What to do in Tokyo (Day One)

I traveled clear across the planet to experience Japan. As per usual, I had no idea what to do in Tokyo when I arrived, and a very limited knowledge of the country. I woke up in my Tokyo Airbnb on day one, a little disoriented, but ready to explore the city…. this is what I found! What to do in …

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How to be a Ninja

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a ninja. Thanks to my trip to Kyoto, Japan, I had the opportunity to learn how to be a ninja, from a true descendant of ninjas. Ninjutsu is the strategy and tactics of unconventional warfare. Much like modern special ops, Ninjas or Shinobi were covert agents and mercenaries in …

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Weirdest Tokyo Cafes

Japan is known for its weird and wonderful customs, and cafes are no exception. Tokyo cafes are some of the most interesting in the world. They feature everything from cats to maids, and everything in between. One day in Tokyo, I decided to go experience a few of the weirdest Tokyo cafes. Here is what I found… Tokyo Cafes to …