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THE GLOBAL SCOUT

Scout: A soldier or other person sent out ahead of a main force so as to gather information.


Calling all scouts, warrior-ambassadors, and part-time sex tourists. OAF Nation is showcasing the worldly exploits of past and current veterans who walk the earth like Caine in a quest to find a deeper meaning to life or just have a good time. Veteran wonderers are an icon of American history. Think of the post-World War II motorcycle clubs that filled the void of action-packed service abroad, the retiree and his/her dependents taking advantage of space-A travel and military lodging, or the kooky Vietnam vet sporting the skullet who never left southeast Asia. Veterans and current service members continue this legacy and are encouraged to share their experiences and advice #OAFscout.

How to Find a “Good” Asian Massage Parlor: Travel Tip #4

So you’re out there; wanting to peruse that seedy source of stereo-types and hilarious Yelp reviews. But—you are teeming with concerns. Is it safe?...

Perception and the Power of What You Wear: Travel Tip ...

If you’re a woman traveling in Muslim countries don’t run around the streets in a bikini. In Zanzibar, during Ramadan no less, I’d met...

Operation Electric Daisy

The first time I ever heard the words “Electric Daisy Carnival”, I was at my place in Sin City, in the fully reclined position...

The Ugly Bag: Travel Tip#5

Travel with an ugly-looking bag. Status symbol does nothing for you when it’s in a thief’s hands. The importance of this travel tip dawned on...

Never Look Like You’re __ : Travel Tip # 3

If you’ve been up since 4 am cleaning Humvees, after a five-mile run, and you aren’t in the mood to have some screaming senior-enlisted...

The Battlefield of the Glowing Cloud

Mont Pelee is a beautiful volcanic mountain situated on the coast of Martinique, a French Island in the heart of the Caribbean.  It offers...

A Murder in Cairo I

It took me a long time and many wonderfully dreadful experiences to understand the mettle of my soul, but the heart of it came...

Some Justice in Costa: Travel Tip #1

Let this be a lesson to you, young globe-trotters. If you’re heading to a developing country, and plan on going a bit outlaw, don’t...

A Murder in Cairo III

I wound through back-alleys and streets toward the Pyramid View Inn and checked in around 6:30 AM. Thank God none of the knife-wielding ruffians followed...

A Murder in Cairo II

The Arab Spring of 2011 dismantled multiple political institutions throughout the Middle East. Even Egypt, a more stable and independent nation, was thrown into...

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