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Stock Market Nomad Financing world travel as I go by trading stocks online - that's the plan!

A backpacker movie?

JAPAN | Saturday, 22 Sep 2007 | Views [1622]

A Map For Saturday I just got my DVD in the mail yesterday, so this morning (a Saturday, no less) I popped it into my DVD player and gave it a spin. Inspiring! This movie definitely captures some of the essence that makes backpacker travel so alluring.... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Gallery: Navy Nomad pics

JAPAN | Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

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JAPAN | Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | Views [641]

I came across the website workingnomad.com while browsing the web, taking a detour from reading articles about China. It turns out the author of this site has managed to free himself to travel the world as he works, creating a steady income by writing ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Stock Market Nomad - an idea is born!

JAPAN | Sunday, 5 Aug 2007 | Views [1311] | Comments [1]

So who is "Stock Market Nomad?" My name is Ali Booth, and I came up with the idea of "Stock Market Nomad" after some recent experience trading stocks online. I've always wanted to travel the world, but such a trip seemed financially ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | Views [1445]

Bridge Climb When you're in the Navy, visiting foreign ports is a "working vacation." Just because you're not at sea doesn't mean that the job is done! The day we arrived we pulled into port late, so I really didn't go out at all. Besides, ... Read more >

Tags: Port Visit


AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | Views [640]

A really nice city - a great place to live once I settle down? Brisbane would be a great city for an active person who wants to settle down, and wants to enjoy the outdoors in a warmer climate. For hiking and camping, you can visit the nearby mountains ... Read more >

Tags: Port Visit

Busan, South Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | Views [619]

The city of Busan is a bustling port city on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. Overall, I liked Busan a lot - there were lots of good restaurants (I love Korean food), convenient and modern public transport, and you could get a WiFi Internet ... Read more >

Tags: Port Visit


CHINA | Saturday, 18 Nov 2006 | Views [587] | Comments [1]

Ever seen Kung Fu Hustle? How some people seemed to have it all, yet some were struggling just to make it? That's Zhanjiang today. China is such a bustling, dynamic place! It's really exciting from a business point of view, but troubling in a way, ... Read more >

Tags: Port Visit

Japanese vacation - day two

JAPAN | Friday, 7 Jul 2006 | Views [655]

After making my way back to Oak Hotel to check-in (a very nice hostel, might I add), I have to come back at 1500 for the current occupants to check out. I can drop off my luggage, though, so I grab my Tokyo map and a Japanese phrasebook, and decide ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Japanese vacation - day one

JAPAN | Tuesday, 6 Jun 2006 | Views [719]

All my life, I've wanted to travel to Japan. In fact, that was one of my big motivators for joining the Navy - there are few jobs outside the military that can get you here to live for an extended period of time. Of course, Navy life usually lets you ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


THAILAND | Friday, 26 May 2006 | Views [553]

A bustling tropical city in the Land Of Smiles

Tags: Port Visit

Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Sunday, 20 Nov 2005 | Views [561]

The closest thing to New York in China

Tags: Port Visit

Japanese art comes to life

JAPAN | Sunday, 9 Oct 2005 | Views [581]

Ukiyo-e woodblock prints are some of the most well-known examples of Japanese art in the West. Mostly made during the Edo period of Japan, two of the heavyweights in this artistic arena are: Hokusai "Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji" The most ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


JAPAN | Sunday, 7 Aug 2005 | Views [649]

After reading about it, watching it on TV, and otherwise learning about this futuristic city from afar, I would finally get to see it with my own eyes. There I was, leaving Yokosuka and its naval base on the train bound for Tokyo. Familiar names along ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

passed QE2

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 17 Mar 2005 | Views [593]

While transiting the Straits of Mallaca, our ship passed the Queen Elizabeth 2, the grande dame of cruise ships on one of her round-the-world voyages. It was really impressive to see her up close, though the sight was obscured a bit by all the haze ... Read more >

Tags: Sights At Sea

Eritrea - my first visit to Africa

ERITREA | Thursday, 17 Feb 2005 | Views [861]

Africa! Setting foot on African soil is like a homecoming. In a certain sense, we are all African. Our visit to Eritrea came as a surprise to me and the rest of the Juneau crew. It wasn't originally planned for us to come here, but surprises are ... Read more >

Tags: Port Visit

Dubai: city under construction

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 6 Jan 2005 | Views [1261]

Dubai is one of the most amazing cities I have ever visited, a statement in steel of boldness, ambition, and wealth. And Dubai is only getting bigger! Sheikh Zayed Road looks like New York City, lined on both sides with skyscrapers. Construction cranes ... Read more >

Tags: Port Visit

Muscat, Oman

OMAN | Sunday, 28 Nov 2004 | Views [718]

Our ship visited Muscat, since we had to pull in for repairs. My general impression was that it was not a very welcoming city. In general, it seemed, the locals were not very friendly, though it could just be that they were unaccustomed to seeing ... Read more >

Tags: Port Visit

Seychelles - A Tranquil Paradise

SEYCHELLES | Monday, 8 Nov 2004 | Views [7790] | Comments [3]

The Seychelles are an island group in the Indian Ocean 1000 miles east of Kenya. Maje island is the biggest, and is the island that I visited on this trip. The Seychelles are truly an island paradise! Here, it's all about the layback island life. ... Read more >

Tags: Port Visit

Somalia from afar

SOMALIA | Friday, 22 Oct 2004 | Views [643]

For much of October and early November 2004, our ship floated off the coast of Somalia. While we never set foot in Somalia, we could see the city of Mogadishu in the distance through the clear desert air. In fact, I was off the coast of Mogadishu during ... Read more >

Tags: Sights At Sea

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