Top Tourism Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/tourism The latest Tourism IAmA's collected from Reddit IamA two recent Artificial intelligence graduates who decided to create a new knowledge HUB which helps anyone to understand AI concepts http://www.topiama.com/r/6001/iama-two-recent-artificial-intelligence-graduates We majored in artificial intelligence at Hong Kong and Amsterdam university and discovered that there are no solutions or certificates outside of these rather expensive and specific studies. Useful information about AI is scattered all over the internet, and thats why we came up with the idea of an AI platform, with specification for different industries. We want to make this information accessible to the public and achieved this by summarizing our knowledge and best practices into an easy to understand, fun, and engaging 24 page document combined with an extensive industry overview and frameworks for managers!

Visit us at https://aicompany.co !

My Proof: https://twitter.com/Aicompany_/status/858659258941964291

Further proof to our twitter page: https://twitter.com/Aicompany_

Edit: I aim to answer all the questions, so please keep them coming! But expect some delay in my response.

Edit 2: We received a lot of valuable feedback and will invest a lot of effort in fixing the issues that some users suggested. Please keep in mind that we aim to continuously update our website and want to work together to make this project a success!

Edit 3: We received a lot of offers from users to help us with improving our content, some of these replies got buried unfortunately. This motivates us to incorporate all your help so we can improve AIcompany even more! This is why i created /r/AIcompany where we encourage everybody to post their feedback about our company. Suggestions are more than welcome and we are more than willing to cooperate since we do feel that there is a lot of potential in this project based on the majority of positive reactions and willingness to participate!

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TourismHey, Joe from "Joe Goes." Recently made videos in Rome, Prague, Munich, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Reykjavík. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5990/hey-joe-from-joe-goes-recently-made-videos-in Hi. This is Joe from "Joe Goes." I make man-on-the-street comedy videos at events and in cities in different countries that are not North Korea.

YouTube page: http://www.YouTube.com/JoeGoes

Joe Goes playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEEC5C055DCC425BE

Just finished putting out videos from a trip to Rome, Prague, Munich, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Reykjavík. I traveled alone, hiring local camera operators in each city. Raised about half the money to do it on Indiegogo. I did the fundraiser last May, planned the trip from May through September, shot the videos in September & October, and edited them from October through now. So it's been a year of work. OH GOD I'VE WASTED MY LIFE. Oh well. :D

EDIT - All right, thanks everyone! This was fun. Really appreciate the support, and hope you enjoy the videos. :)

Proof: https://twitter.com/BadgeofShame/status/857342321083404289 https://www.facebook.com/badgeofshame/photos/a.298686350171220.81697.171188979587625/1499921990047644/?type=3&theater

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TourismI am a traveller who has stayed in many hostels over the past 15 years and founded the world's largest hostel information website. AMA about hostels and travel! http://www.topiama.com/r/5717/i-am-a-traveller-who-has-stayed-in-many-hostels I've been studying lions in Africa for nearly 40 years. My research has been important in reducing the prevalence of lion trophy hunting and raising awareness regarding conservation challenges. I spend my days working to improve the future for African lions in both fenced and unfenced reserves, and starting at 5:00pm Central Time, I'm an open book. Ask me anything!

Edit: We're done for the day. But if you'd like to learn more about lions, the Lion Center or me, you might be interesting in checking out my two books on Amazon: Lions in the Balance

Into Africa

 

Want to help out? We're currently hosting a Crowdfunding Campaign to raise money for additional camera traps in Africa!

 

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Sun, 01 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TourismWe are Carambolasia and we cycled 4500 km through Southeast Asia AUA http://www.topiama.com/r/5644/we-are-carambolasia-and-we-cycled-4500-km-through Now almost four hours we are over and out. Thank you all for you questions. We enjoyed the time and we hope to see you on the road next to us soon. We will close with someone who has a clue about adventure:

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Hello everybody, our names are Cath and Rob ( http://i.imgur.com/p10am7j.jpg) and we traveled nine months total through India, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. After four months traveling in India and China we felt bored from backpacking all the time. We decided to buy two bicycles in Vientiane, Laos and hit the road till Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We visited four countries and cycled 4500 km (yes, sometimes we took a bus) in five months. We had no former experience in a trip like this. We even didn't enjoy cycling, but we've grew on it.

Here are some pictures which should proof that we did this:

http://imgur.com/a/OkayK http://www.carambolasia.com

On a trip like this without any planning are many possibilities for problems, here are some of them we went through:

  • Dogs
  • As a couple we had bad times and good times
  • Rob was major sick in Cambodia
  • No road maps
  • A lot of flat tires because of the poor equipment available
  • Cycling while Monsoon

Our user names are: VarVarna (Rob) and Carambolasia (Cath), if you have any question please ask them and we try to answer them as best as we can. If you want to ask a question in German or French feel free to do it. We will start answering questions at 17:20 Central European Time.

Now almost four hours we are over and out. Thank you all for you questions. We enjoyed the time and we hope to see you on the road next to us soon. We will close with someone who has a clue about adventure:

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
TourismGobble, Gobble! No Customers for Thanksgiving this Year so I Thought I'd Throw Back a few Cervezas and do another IamA. My Wife and I Built our Very Own Boutique Mexican Beach Resort from Scratch AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5628/gobble-gobble-no-customers-for-thanksgiving-this Hello again! We’re the team behind Intel’s Compute Stick, the tiny computer the size of a pack of gum you connect directly to an HDMI TV or display. You may remember us from our last AMA about our Skull Canyon NUC, another small form factor computer.

They may not look it, but Compute Sticks are full-fledged PCs capable of running Windows 10 and Linux. That means you have the flexibility to do whatever you want — play games, stream video, get work done, run a server — and you aren’t limited to a walled garden of apps, as is the case with other entertainment devices with this form factor. So we’d love to answer your questions relating to Compute Sticks, from their development to technical details to how to use them. We’ll also answer questions about breakfast, horse-sized ducks, and whatever you’ve got. Bruce Patterson (/u/BrucePatterson-Intel), marketing manager, will be answering your questions today. And here’s proof.

Ask us anything.

ps. If you’d like to pick up a Compute Stick, keep an eye out for Black Friday deals from online retailers such as NewEgg and Amazon.

pps. We’re giving away 3 Compute Sticks at random, to random questioners!

Thanks all for a great AMA! Appreciate all the great questions and comments. I will do another check on this AMA later today and see if there are a few things that need to be answered. And the three lucky winners of Intel Compute Sticks are being communicated with right now. Thanks and happy computing!

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
TourismI am a UK cheap flight hacker, here to help you find cheap fares and learn some tricks! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5607/i-am-a-uk-cheap-flight-hacker-here-to-help-you Hello from the Microsoft Excel team! We are the team that designs, implements, and tests Excel across each of our platforms; e.g. Windows desktop, Windows mobile, Mac, iOS, Android, and the Web. We have a great group of people from the Excel team with deep product experience ready to answer your questions. We did this a year ago and we are excited to be back. We'll focus on answering questions that pertain to Excel usage, its various platforms, and the Excel team. There may be questions that come up around bugs, feature requests, what’s new, training & resources. Here are some quick links that may be useful to you.

Home page for all Excel resources and feature requests: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Excel/ct-p/Excel_Cat

Excel Support for Bugs: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel?auth=1Excel Support

We'll start answering questions at 9:00 AM PDT and continue until 11:00 AM PDT.

This post can be verified here: https://twitter.com/msexcel/status/797450130853134336

After this AMA, you may have other help related questions that come up. You can still ask these normal Excel questions in the https://www.reddit.com/r/excel subreddit.

10:45 AM - The questions so far have been great. Please keep them coming. Our session ends in an about 15 minutes.

11:00 AM - We are wrapping up the Excel AMA. We'll stick around for a few more minutes to finish some answers. Thanks for all of the great questions.

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 0:00:00 EDT
TourismHi, I cycled around the world! 36000 miles and 6 years on the road... Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5518/hi-i-cycled-around-the-world-36000-miles-and-6 English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites which bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.

One of the sites we look after is Battle Abbey in East Sussex, built by William the Conqueror on the site of his most famous victory as a penance. This year, we’ve been remembering 1066 in many different ways; by marching over 300 miles, rebuilding Norman castles in Minecraft and even tweeting the entire events of the year from eight different fictional Twitter accounts. This weekend, we'll be re-enacting the Battle of Hastings with the help of 1,066 Saxon and Norman re-enactors.

1066 is arguably the most important year in English history but there are many myths and misconceptions about it. We’re here today with Properties Curator Samantha Stones to answer any questions you might have.

Verification: https://twitter.com/EnglishHeritage/status/781825447231455232

EDIT: 17:00 BST (12:00 EST) Thank you for your questions. We need to shoot off now but do keep them coming in and we’ll try to answer them all when we get back into wifi range!

EDIT 2: It turns out travelling on a train through the English countryside isn't the best way to get a secure 4G signal! Thanks for your patience!

EDIT 3: We’re going to sign off now Reddit. Thanks for taking part – we’ve always wanted to hold our own AMA. If you have any additional questions or if there’s anything we didn’t see thanks to our patchy wifi, we’re always happy to talk on Twitter at @EnglishHeritage.

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Sun, 16 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Tourism-LiveJust came back from North Korea, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5479/just-came-back-from-north-korea-ama Hi Reddit. As the title says, my name is Dr. Lynn Webster. I’m VP of Scientific Affairs at PRA Health Sciences (PRAHS) and a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Much of my life I have worked to develop new, safer medications for pain and addiction. One of the areas of my research is to test abuse-deterrent formulations of pain medications. We’re in the middle of conducting these types of studies right now.

It’s no secret there’s an opioid/painkiller abuse crisis in the United States. A disturbing number of people have died due to abusing opioids. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the financial cost exceeds 78 billion dollars annually. But, of course, far more important is the cost in human lives. The CDC states opioids are involved in 40 deaths each day in America. This is a staggering number. It is equivalent to a jumbo jet airplane crashing every 10 days. No wonder every governmental agency, including the White House, is involved in trying to curb this epidemic.

Nearly everyone in America knows someone who has developed an addiction or overdosed on opioids. There is no discrimination with this disease. It affects every social economic class. While opioids are necessary and help some people, they can be dangerous if not taken as directed. They can also be made safer.

The good news is that we are working hard to make opioids and other medications safer and more effective. The company I work for, PRA Health Sciences, is continually exploring ways to make existing and new drugs safer.

The way we study the abuse potential of drugs is to give the drugs to people and ask them how much they like the drug. The goal is to reduce “liking” in drugs while retaining the needed effect on pain receptors. We have volunteers compare the new drug, or drug formulation, with a drug that is commonly abused. The FDA requires that we conduct these studies in people who use these drugs for recreational purposes. These are people who are not addicted to the drugs but who are using the medication without a prescription.

In the past few years, the FDA has approved several of these abuse deterrent formulations. Early research suggests the abuse deterrent formulations are safer and associated with less harm.

It is my hope that, one day, we will have medications that cannot be abused but will provide relief to those who need the help.

In the meantime, I am happy to respond to your questions. Ask about the clinical trials, types of drugs we study, risks of opioids, addiction, or anything in the field of pain management or addiction. I will do my best to answer your questions.

Additional Reading and Verification:

For more information check out my book, The Painful Truth, blog, and documentary, as well as the following articles.

Edit: Thanks for your time, Reddit! This was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who asked questions–I hope it’s been informative. Feel free to continue to answer questions and I’ll try to answer as many as I can over the next day or so.

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Sat, 01 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
TourismI just quit my job as a Flight Attendant; AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5388/i-just-quit-my-job-as-a-flight-attendant-ama Floyd Norman is an animator, storyman, and troublemaker. But more importantly he is an official Disney Legend, honored by the company in 2007 with this title. Norman is the first Black artist at Disney, and has had a storied career working on Disney classics, as well as famed Saturday-morning cartoons, Pixar feature films, and more. At 81 years old, Norman is the focus of a new feature documentary out in theaters starting this Friday August 26th. "Floyd Norman: An Animated Life", reveals how Norman continues to impact animation and stir up "trouble" after the company forced him to retire at age 65. It's a tale of perseverance, and a love letter to the history of animation, as seen through the life of a one-of-a-kind man. Check out the trailer at www.FloydNormanMovie.com, and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FloydNormanDocumentary.

Filmmaker Michael Fiore owns and operates Michael Fiore Films; a boutique production company that develops, finances, and creates high-concept filmed content for the best-of-the-best in the Film, TV, and Ad worlds. Fiore has worked as a writer/director and producer/editor for industry notables like Joel Silver (Prod. "The Matrix"), Jonathan Liebesman (Dir. "TNMT"), and Tom DiCillo (Dir. "Living in Oblivion") among others. Fiore has another movie coming out later this year, in December, titled "Keep Watching" from Sony Screen Gems. That film stars Bella Thorne and "Walking Dead" star Chandler Riggs.

Filmmaker Erik Sharkey is no stranger to the world of documentary. Sharkey's last feature documentary "Drew: The Man Behind the Poster" follows the creative endeavors of the legendary movie poster artist Drew Struzan. Prior to that documentary, Sharkey had directed a fun comedy titled "Sexina" starring the original Batman, Adam West. Sharkey is a born-and-bred New Yorker, with the accent to prove it!

https://www.facebook.com/FloydNormanDocumentary/photos/a.508279402712027.1073741828.508254702714497/580983308774969/?type=3&theater

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Tourism-LiveIamA cyclist who's visiting every country in the world, so far I've been to 141 of 194, on a $15 a day budget, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5197/iama-cyclist-whos-visiting-every-country-in-the My short bio: Hi everyone, my name is Patrick Martin, I'm a 29 year old cyclist from Germany. For the last 10 years I spend most of my time travelling, mostly by bike. I also hike, backpack and hitchhike, depending on the countries and tour I'm doing.

I often post on r/bicycletouring and do photo stories on Imgur. A couple of examples: My latest visit to India, seeing the root-bridges of Meghalay, Sri Lanka, or a month in the Middle East and, if you have a ton of time, going from Germany to Japan and back, which included the Trans-Sib railway in winter and the silkroad in summer.

I also cycled from Germany to South Africa, and from Argentina to Canada.

By now I've visited every country in Europe, in North, Central and South-America, Australia/NewZealand, all countries in Asia except 5 conflict zones, and half of Africa.

Please ask what you like, about budget, gear, routes... I love helping people get on the road. I'll stay and answer as long as questions are being asked. :)

My Proof: https://twitter.com/World_Bicyclist/status/742683228427984896

You can find more info on my tours on my website;

a ton of pictures on Facebook

or tour updates on Twitter.

Cheers,

Meph aka Patrick Martin

Edit: Late at night here now; I'll head to bed but will be back tomorrow answering more questions. Keep them coming. :)

Edit: And back answering more questions. :)

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 0:00:00 EDT
TourismIamA a waterfall explorer in Taiwan. I've located over 3000 waterfalls on this beautiful island, and published on online guide with maps to more than 100 of them. Yesterday I busted my head open on a river rock. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5153/iama-a-waterfall-explorer-in-taiwan-ive-located Hi everyone. My (Chinese) name is Xiaofei. I'm an American student and explorer in Taiwan. I write a growing online guide to waterfalls and wild hot springs in Taiwan. I have located over 3000, and made over 100 custom google maps to help people reach them too.

Yesterday I had my first "accident" in 3 years of exploring. Now I have to wait a week before going waterfalling again. It will be a tough wait :) so I've decided to do an AMA. Ask me anything!

My Taiwan Waterfalls and Hotsprings Guide: http://followxiaofei.com/

What 3000 Waterfalls looks like: http://imgur.com/Fg9xkFH

My busted face (warning: bloody): http://imgur.com/xlcRSUN

How it happened: https://goo.gl/photos/LDhkGuLy1xayBwUb8

EDIT: Proof of AMA: http://followxiaofei.com/page/proof-of-ama

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Mon, 30 May 2016 0:00:00 EDT
TourismI'm the guy walking from Los Angeles to Boston. Yesterday I hit the 50% mark. Nearly 1,600 miles down, 1,500 left to go. I'm going to try to answer every question asked. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5088/im-the-guy-walking-from-los-angeles-to-boston Original post yesterday

I left on February 27th in the Pacific Ocean (here's me on day 1). I had quite a few requests for an AMA yesterday and today I have some downtime so I figured I'd put one up.

PROOF:

(Instagram is where I update every day).

Here's the rough planned route. I'm hitting Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. Each time I get to a city, I'm doing small meetups. The times and dates for those meetups are announced when I'm close enough to each city to know when and where they'll be. Announcements on Instagram.

Today is day 74 and I'm thinking I'll finish Saturday, July 23rd.

I'll be answering questions on and off all day.

Edit: I might not answer EVERY question asked. I underestimated how much it hurts my wrists. But I'm going strong.

Edit 2: I've gotta call it quits for the night, but I'm on all the time, so I'l be answering questions over the next couple weeks. Follow on Instagram, if you're into that sort of thing, for regular daily updates and meetup spots in major cities.

Edit 3: I'm too old for Snapchat but sometimes I use it: bendavis401

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Tue, 10 May 2016 0:00:00 EDT
TourismIamA former Toledo, Ohio cab driver who has driven to Chicago then NY on the same shift, seen the horrors of the night and seen Uber put almost 80 drivers out of business, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4894/iama-former-toledo-ohio-cab-driver-who-has-driven Hey guys. I used to drive for Black and White in Toledo, Ohio from Summer 2012-Summer 2015. Toledo is a mid-sized city in Ohio with a metropolitan population hovering around 350,000 people. It is a heavy crime city with a lot of poverty and "unspeakable" areas.

I was 25 when I started (making me the youngest driver in the fleet since you have to be 25 to start) and was shocked at the system. I drove both nights and days, obviously night stories are filled with danger (I was kidnapped early in my career), big money out of town runs, sadness (taking a hooker home after a "hard days work") and a lot of drunk men and women who wanted everything from punching me for taking the wrong road to pulling me in the back of the taxi for a roll.

The big thing I want to expose people to is the abuse of the contract system. BW's entire business is built on contracts, about 90% medical contracts and about 80% of those medical contracts are through Lucas County Job and Family Services. Within 1 week of driving I figured out people were scamming this system to death. Placing fake medical runs to locations near the shopping malls just to go shopping, asking drivers to drop them off at their dealers house instead of take them home and laughing about it, or the medical facilities having people come in for totally unnecessary visits (one individual would get driven $60 each way to have his boot tightened in a 10 minute procedure and one time he said they didn't even tighten it, they just sent him back out) not to mention the growth of the methodone clinic downtown, again on Lucas County Welfare, with people (about 250 people per day) being driven up ($15-40 each way) 6-7 days a week every week.

I was recently driving around with a fellow driver at night and Uber has totally decimated the night business with 2 companies going out of business (Checker and Yellow) and dozens of operators and drivers for the surviving companies hanging up their boots.

Since I'm sure one of the first questions I'll be asked will be about my thoughts on Uber here it is up front.

What you don't see about Uber is that they are not properly insured and there are dozens (maybe hundreds) of cases where the drivers are being totally shafted by the company and left out to dry. They are not screened with background and drug checks (lots of incidents of Uber drivers stalking and harassing female passengers) and above all they are not making any money.

I was in Toledo/the US recently for the holidays (first time back in 16 months or so) and I took Uber and Lyft to save money (because it is cheaper) and the drivers are literally pulling $5 an hour on average.

The cab industry is regulated by the city (this means the charging price is locked at $2 jump, $2.30 per mile and I forget the exact time charge) so even if a BW (or MNM or any company) wanted to compete they wouldn't legally be allowed but you wouldn't want to because your not making any money.

The average ride in the city of Toledo (I can't speak for other cities) for Uber is about $12 (figured this out by 2 nice Uber drivers letting me see their ride histories out of anonymity) (and BTW this $12 ride with a Cab Company would be around $22-25), they keep 80% of that (so about $9-10). Gas will eat about 20% of that, now we're down to $7.50 or so, car maintenance has to be factored in at about 15%, down to $6, and taxes, even after expenses, will bring you down to $4.50 for a 45 minutes ride (factoring in driving to the individual and dropping them off).

I have 2 close friends who did this job (one did Uber, one did Lyft), and they realized within 2 weeks that there was no money to be had. It is a marketing brainwashing scheme to take advantage of the young, old and unemployed to scare up fast cash without them seeing the long term taxes and car maintenance costs that will eat whatever profit they may be getting.

The only thing making this up is the surge pricing but in Toledo (this is from first hand accounts, I'm the kind of guy that bugs everyone I meet for first hand experiences of unique situations) the surge pricing is few and far between (only on a Friday for 20 minutes when the bars let out) and the surge pricing is the one area where Uber is definitely ripping the consumer the fuck off.

The whole "cash only" thing stems from the fact that BW charges the cab owners 15-20% (was 15% but pretty sure it is now 20%) to cover the credit card fees. If your run is, say, $7 that is a pretty big hit. I don't condone demanding "cash only" but I think we can all understand why, given the option (which Uber drivers don't), they would do this.

For all intents and purposes Uber is the "big guy" pushing around the "little guy", waltzing into town, refusing to adhere to laws and regulations that DO protect consumers (with background checks, as stinky as your driver may be he has passed a multitude of criminal and health checks) and drivers (by guaranteeing a fair rate to charge) and having a massive stockpile of investor cash to cover credit card fees and create a marketing campaign that brainwashed poor college students and the retired to go out and destroy their car for $5 an hour.

I think Uber is a great system and I use it to save money but I do so well aware that it is a system fucking everyone under the sun the same way you know your phone was built with tiny Asian hands making pennies an hour.

It is currently 8:32 AM where I am but I should be able to stick around for about 3 hours.

Here is my taxi license and a shot from right now http://imgur.com/LW6pTTj http://imgur.com/4s7ZXQu

EDIT: I know you all love Uber because they provide clean cheap rides but please read my responses and don't just kneejerk with brainwashed answers.

EDIT 2: It is currently 9:52 PM EST, I think I can stay another hour before I hit the gym

EDIT: I'm gonna call this over since it has deteriorated into a taxi bashing/Uber sucking fest. Thanks to the people who wanted to know about what it was like being a cab driver.

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 0:00:00 EDT
TourismI find cheap flights for a living & helped people save $50,000 in the last 6 months. Giving free advice/searches for the next 4 hours (AMA!) :-) http://www.topiama.com/r/4742/i-find-cheap-flights-for-a-living-helped-people So my geeky obsession is finding cheap flights. (I once had 15 minutes of Internet fame for a cheap world trip I took, but that stardom is long gone.)

Though I typically work for hire on flight consulting, I still get a thrill of finding cheap flights for people, especially when they couldn't afford to travel otherwise.

In that spirit, I'm here for the next four hours to help you either with your specific flight searching needs, or general advice on how/where/when to search. There's nobody I like helping more than fellow Redditors :-) AMA!

For humblebrags science, favorite roundtrips I've found:

  • NYC to Milan - $130 (normally $800)
  • LA to Cook Islands - $471 (normally $1,500)
  • Orlando to Bogota - $180 (normally $500)
  • San Francisco to Bali - $348 (normally $1,000)
  • Toronto to Azores - $271 (normally $1,200)
  • DC to Nairobi - $310 (normally $1,000)
  • NYC to Paris - $343 (normally $800)
  • Boston to Osaka - $519 (normally $1200)

Proof: I wrote two ebooks on free/cheap travel and run Scott's Cheap Flights List, a service to alert people when mistake fares or similarly cheap flights pop up. (You can check it out here if you're interested, but zero pressure!)

UPDATE: thanks for the great questions, everyone! my mind is frazzled from 6 hours of flight searching so gonna hafta sign off. much love and hopefully reddit will let me come back to do this again soon!

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Tourism-LiveI am a long-term budget traveller who has stayed in approx 100 hostels in 4 different continents. AMA about hostels! http://www.topiama.com/r/4688/i-am-a-longterm-budget-traveller-who-has-stayed My name's Dan and I am a long-term budget traveller. Though I am currently living at home in Canada, I have spent most of the past 3 years away from home, mostly in Europe and Asia. Later this week I am moving to Vietnam!

I run www.thenewtravelblog.com and www.danvineberg.com where I try to inspire people to travel the world for cheap.

edit 2: reddit hug of death =( but this video is an introduction to the type of content I try to make. Informational and inspirational...at least that's what I aim for, ya know?

Earlier this week I wrote a guide to staying in hostels (here's the guide). Now I want to answer any questions you might have about staying in hostels.

I think staying in hostels is the best way in the world to travel... so... AMA!

Bonus! I am making video answers to my favourite questions that I will be posting on youtube. I've already done a few, here's the first one.

If you are uncomfortable with me reading your username / your question on youtube just say so and I'll be sure to leave yours out, no problem.

Proof: 2 days ago I shared my guide to hostels, and made video responses to questions asked in the thread... hopefully this is thread proves who I am?

EDIT: This is getting more attention than I expected. That's awesome! I hope some people get inspired to travel in 2016. I will do my best to answer EVERY one! (minus trolls)

edit 2: taking a short break from questions! I will come back to answer any that aren't repeats as best I can. Thank you all for your interest, and special shout out to those giving me advice on Vietnam!!

I know, I know, self-promotion sucks... but if any of my answers have been helpful, truly the best way you can saw thanks is with a quick follow. Building an audience is tough when you aren't posting bikini selfies! =P

youtube / facebook / instagram / twitter

Wishing you all a 2016 that is full of adventure, -Dan

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