Umayyad Mosque, Damascus

Dealing With Website Issues In Damascus

Derek Syria 57 Comments

Damascus, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities on the planet. So much to see, so much to explore, yet I did very little during my first couple of days in Damascus. Sure, I wandered around the Old City a couple of times, devoured a large vanilla ice cream cone topped with pistachios and cashews from the famous Bakdash ice …

How To Rent An Expensive Apartment For A Budget Price When Traveling

Derek "How To" Travel Guides, Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice 108 Comments

After writing my “Living Abroad for Less than $1000 per Month” post a few weeks ago, I received all sorts of interesting emails from readers. I honestly had a great time answering them and I stayed up until 3am a few nights in a row trying to respond as quickly as I possibly could! Through all of those emails, I …

The Bizarre Magazine That Will Inspire You…to Shoot Marshmallows

Derek Perspectives 11 Comments

My somewhat recent transformation from haphazard nomad without a plan to an organized, entrepreneurial nomad, did not occur without assistance. It was an entire network of good people, organizations, websites, books and videos that seemed to offer the necessary guidance at the times I needed it most, allowing me to create a self-sufficient lifestyle out of my passion for travel. …