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Oct 02 2014

How to Extend Your Thai Tourist Visa in Chiang Mai

We previously wrote about how to get a Thai tourist visa and, with a multiple-entry visa, how to extend each entry. This time, we will go more in depth on the extension process which can be used to extend any 60-day entry for another 30 days. We have triple-entry tourist visas and we just extended our first entry (valid 60 days) for another 30 days (giving us 90 total days on our first entry). The extension is added to the end of your entry period, so you don’t have to go the...

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Sep 29 2014

12 Simple Travel Tips To Help You Prepare For Any Trip

Have you ever gotten on a flight, ready to relax until you arrive at your wonderful vacation destination only to remember you forgot to do something important? Here are 12 travel tips to help you prepare for any trip and eliminate that stress. 1. Check in 24 hours before your flight for better boarding status and print your tickets to avoid check in counter lines. 2. Scan or take photos of your passport, drivers license, health insurance cards and itinerary then email to yourself or upload to Google Drive or Dropbox so you...

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Sep 08 2014

How to Tackle the National Mall in a Day

In a city full of must-see attractions and historically significant monuments, museums, parks and government buildings, how do you decide what to see? Washington, D.C. has so much to offer for people with all sorts of interests, but there are certainly a few spots that immediately come to mind for tourists, many of which are on the National Mall. The narrow stretch of the Mall extends just more than 2 miles from the Capitol to the Lincoln memorial and is lined by eight Smithsonian museums, the National Gallery of Art, the...

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Sep 04 2014

How to Get a Thai Tourist Visa

Long term travel takes a lot of preparation. Besides the more exciting aspects of planning a trip to Thailand, we also had to figure our how to legally stay in the country for as long as possible. Trying to find information about how to get a Thai tourist visa can be a very stressful and confusing experience. After researching the several available types, we decided to go the route of obtaining a triple entry tourist visa. The requirements for tourist visas change periodically and government websites can be confusing and sometimes contain conflicting...

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Sep 02 2014

How to find an apartment in Chiang Mai

When we moved to Chiang Mai, we knew that we wanted to rent an apartment for 3-6 months. After living in a small, old apartment in D.C., we also knew we didn’t want 75 layers of lead-based paint on the walls, nor did we want to live on the fourth floor without an elevator. We needed a furnished apartment, too, and we wanted to be close to the Old City. So we were faced with the question of how to find an apartment in Chiang Mai. After asking around, we learned...

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Aug 10 2014

How To Save For Longterm Travel

Travel is not cheap. Period. Even flying on the cheapest airlines, staying in the cheapest accommodations, and doing all the cheap activities you can find will add up to a considerable amount. So how can you go on your dream trip without moving back in with your parents? Research, Prioritize and Execute.   Research! Decide on a travel goal. Narrow down all your travel desires and destination ideas into one specific trip. This doesn't mean that you have to choose only one destination but you will need to transform your dreams into an attainable...

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Jul 11 2014

10 Free Activities To Do In D.C. This Summer

Washington, D.C. is so hot and muggy in the summer it has become a common misconception that it was built in a swamp. When humidity strikes, you have to find ways to survive, and the District provides lots of distractions. There are plenty of free activities year-round, but during the summer, the opportunities abound. Here’s a list of our ten favorite free activities to take advantage of in our nation’s capital especially during the summer months. (via Cloture Club) 1. Outdoor movies There are several venues to catch movies in an outdoor setting including...

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