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(Christian Science Monitor)   Man visits 201 countries without flying. Unclear if he had to ask for directions   (csmonitor.com) divider line 8
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2012-11-27 01:46:35 AM
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Perducci:
I worked remotely during the trips and actually made more money than I was spending on the vacation. If I didn't have a mortgage, car payments, and other obligations at home, I could have actually been further ahead by travelling overseas than if I were to stay home. It got me seriously thinking about packing up the family, selling the car and various other assets, renting out the house for just enough to cover the mortgage payments and finding a paradise with wifi to visit for as long as legally possible.


Careful, if your job can be done remotely, it can be done by a college kid in India.
2012-11-27 02:19:46 AM
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Kevin72: Holy jumping tap-dancing Jesus Hussein Christ on a graham cracker! But he still doesn't say how he got into North Korea overland, just that it was as easy as going from Turkey to the Iraq without a visa.


You can take an organized tour in from China overland via rail, it's not that hard.
2012-11-27 02:18:16 AM
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wildcardjack: stiletto_the_wise: HotWingAgenda: Man_Without_A_Hat: $100 a week.
1426 days comes out to 203 weeks.
$20,300

So you're saying that for the price of a new car, you can travel the world for four farking years?


I'd be surprised if this guy bothered tipping properly (in the countries where it's expected). You can't live on $100/week in the US or Canada. Even so, who has $20,000 to piss away in this global economy? That's double my life savings.

That's the first thing I thought. You gotta be pretty damn wealthy to be able to afford to blow that kind of coin. He was obviously not working while he did it, so how did he pay his rent back home?

The trick is to develop an income that's not tied to you being in any one place. I've thought a few times of getting a camper cover for my truck and taking my business on the road, but that's still too much like work. I'm trying to come up with a few things I can put out there and have fully automated so I only have to check in once or twice a week while revenue gets handled by an accountant.

And hell, most accountants could automate things in their office so they didn't have to show up that often. If they had the personality to do so, you know. 

Anyhow, anyone know a reliable way to hang a 400 pound supporting bracket off a household brick wall consistently? I have a product idea that would require being able to teach someone with a tradesman level of education to mount something with safety and ease. Solid concrete and cinder block is easy, but finding a stud through a clay brick wall isn't that easy.


You want to travel a lot, get paid regularly, work out of the back of your truck, and not actually work?

Buy a mattress, lots of lube, and hang a price chart on the windshield.
2012-11-27 02:12:55 AM
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Man_Without_A_Hat: "Graham Hughes has used buses, boats, taxis, trains, and his own two feet - but never an airplane - to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days, spending an average of less than $100 a week. "

$100 a week.
1426 days comes out to 203 weeks.
$20,300

So you're saying that for the price of a new car, you can travel the world for four farking years?

What am I doing with my life?


As someone who has quit a good job to take the time and see more of the world I can only say that if you want to see more of it, just follow your heart and do it. You may fall off what you think is the chosen career track but you will be far happier and more experienced in the end. The choice is yours.
2012-11-27 01:22:39 AM
1 votes:
Good thing he isn't American. They'd arrest him on the spot for traveling to embargo countries like Iran, Libya, and Cuba.

Freedom isn't free, you know.
2012-11-27 01:20:49 AM
1 votes:

Man_Without_A_Hat: $100 a week.
1426 days comes out to 203 weeks.
$20,300

So you're saying that for the price of a new car, you can travel the world for four farking years?



I'd be surprised if this guy bothered tipping properly (in the countries where it's expected). You can't live on $100/week in the US or Canada. Even so, who has $20,000 to piss away in this global economy? That's double my life savings.
2012-11-27 01:08:13 AM
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"Graham Hughes has used buses, boats, taxis, trains, and his own two feet - but never an airplane - to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days, spending an average of less than $100 a week. "

$100 a week.
1426 days comes out to 203 weeks.
$20,300

So you're saying that for the price of a new car, you can travel the world for four farking years?

What am I doing with my life?
2012-11-27 01:05:22 AM
1 votes:
It's your p[planet, go see it
 
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