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Renewing a US passport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

November 11, 2019

Renewing a US Passport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I've recently renewed my US passport while traveling in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I actually still had about 10 months left before expiration but I decided to renew it earlier as some countries require at least 6 months validity before they let you in. I didn't want to wait until the last minute.

Since Malaysia allows for up to a 90-day stay for tourists from the US, I figured this would be a good place to ...

Extending your Thailand 30-day tourist visa by another 30 days in Bangkok (December 2017)

December 10, 2017

Bangkok is one of my favorite cities and I wish I could stay here for a few months straight without having to do visa runs.

If you have a U.S. passport and entering Thailand by air, you'll automatically get a 30-day visa on arrival as a tourist. If arriving by land, you get 15 days.

As a digital nomad, I like to stay in my favorite cities for a few months at a time throughout ...

Google's Project Fi: The Digital Nomad's Cell Carrier

August 14, 2017

I've been using Google's Project Fi service for about 4 months now and it's one of those services that I wish I'd known earlier.

I first heard about this service when I was living in Bogota, Colombia earlier this year from another traveler. Currently, to sign up to the Project Fi service, you need to have a U.S. address. So when I visited family back in the U.S., I immediately signed up for the service. ...

An hour in a floatation tank (aka "sensory deprivation tank") in Bogota, Colombia

March 29, 2017

I've been doing a daily 10-minute meditation practice for about 4 months now. Just a few weeks ago, I decided to finally give a floatation tank a try.

I've heard about floatation tanks before, but what really got me interested in it was Tim Ferriss' latest book "Tools of Titans." One of the people he interviewed mentioned that spending time in a floatation tank is like meditation on steroids.

If you've never heard ...

Short stop in the US

September 13, 2016

I'm currently back in the US after being away for over a year. I plan to be home for only two weeks and then I'm off to Mexico, where I plan to spend the rest of the year.

It's funny how nothing really changed in that 1+ year period. Everything still looks and feels familiar. Even driving around feels so natural, despite the fact that I haven't driven a car since I left last year. ...

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