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HOW TO: Travel on Equity for Endless Global Travel

by Globetrooper Todd | 25 Responses
Cubicle Hell

So, you’ve decided that deferring all fun until retirement is not your cup of tea. And you’ve decided that now is a better time than any to travel the globe, explore the unknown, and really discover life. But there’s one problem. How are you going to fund those travels?

The usual options include travel writings (and actually being paid for it), teaching English, working remotely, or using your savings. The first three involve full-time work (yuk!) and the last option isn’t sustainable (at least for most mere mortals). But I have another option for you: Travel on Equity (TOE).

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Posted in Featured, How-To Guides, Travel Hacking | May 27th, 2010

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3 Secrets to Buying a Great Travel Camera

Travel Camera

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To Read or Not to Read? The Value of Face-to-Face

Read Books

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The Effects of Altitude in a Nutshell

Acute Mountain Sickness

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Secretly Enamoured with the Seven Summits

Seven Summits

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Be Ruthless: Throw it or Keep Paying for it

Be Ruthless

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The Science Behind Altitude Sickness

Mountain Sickness

Adventure travel involves personal risk. There’s risk of injury, fatigue, exposure and disease. But at altitude, things change. Not only do we become more susceptible to these risks, but we expose ourselves to an additional risk: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). AMS is quite literally debilitating. … Continue reading →

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Love at First Sight: Tom Bihn’s Tri-Star

Tom Bihn Tri-Star

I’ve developed a little obsession with the carry-on-only philosophy of travel. It basically means I love the challenge of travelling with nothing but carry-on luggage. There are times when it’s just not practical (destinations with sub-Arctic temperatures), but it mostly provides for a more rewarding … Continue reading →

Give a Man a Fish vs. Teach a Man to Fish

Teach a man to Fish

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Global Travel: Escapism or Engagement?

Escapism vs Engagement

Global travel is a faith. It’s a movement of people who agree that life is all about experience, and experience is all about exposure to the unknown. But like any faith, debating it and rationalising it is futile. So rather than preaching the ‘good word’ … Continue reading →