One of the biggest issues while traveling internationally is that you end up paying around 3-5% extra for every transaction due to currency exchange charges. Whether you exchange cash at an exchange house or use your debit/credit card, most transactions get tacked with an additional 3-5% fee. Some banks even … more »
Traveling with a budget is more challenging than getting a tour operator to book an end to end itinerary for you. But there are far more experiences to have and much more knowledge to gain when you do it yourself. We’ve gone DIY several times during our travels and aim to share our experiences with you so that you too can take the LEAP!
First of all, we think learning how to take money from the ATM abroad is essential when you travel internationally. Trust us, chances are you are doing it wrong!
Because saving on accommodation is a HUGE deal when you travel, make sure to check our killer method to save 20% on hotels, every single time!
On the experiences front, we’ve hunted down and successfully photographed the Northern Lights on our own. Earlier the same year, we took a day trip to Tayrona National Park in Colombia on our own. There’s not a lot of info online about this so we decided to share our trip with you!
On several occasions, we wound up in shady hotels because we did not know which Tripadvisor reviews to trust. So we decided to write about how you can get the most out of Tripadvisor, when a review is real and when it’s just plain fake.
When we tried to rent a car in the US, the sheer amount of insurance options left us totally flummoxed! Yes, that is a word! And you should never feel that way. Let our article demystify car rental options in the US for you.
Guidebooks are so 1990! The internet is an ever-changing and ever-updating oracle of all the information you might ever need. We never travel with guidebooks, and you don’t need to either.
While on the road we miss our books a lot. We do have a Kindle and we figured out how to get all our Kindle books at 1/3rd the list price!
And that’s not all! You can find all of the above and much more in this section. There are tons of practical tips and tricks in this section that should help you find your way around the world.
We travel smart. You should too!
For Indians, the most painful part of international travel is usually the dreaded visa. If you haven’t yet applied for a visa and need to show a tentative itinerary, we have an article on how to book refundable tickets to obtain visas. However, once we’ve sorted out all our papers, … more »
When I decided to cycle alone across Iran I was not an experienced cyclist. I still am not. I’m not particularly fit, I struggle to go up hills, and I’m known for my appalling sense of direction. I suck at fixing punctures. But I’m also very stubborn, and find it … more »
There are only a few earthly things that can be seen from outer space. The Great Wall of China is a well known example, as are the man-made islands of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. When it comes to Portugal, the only thing that … more »
Top tips and advice for packing the ultimate travel backpack, shared by Agness and Cez – eTramping duo. So you’re off on your first around the world adventure – but what do you possibly pack? We’ve asked fellow travel bloggers Agness and Cez of eTramping to share their handy guide for … more »
The Carretera Austral, also known as Chile’s Southern Highway is a 1240km long route that winds along through virgin prehistoric forests, torrential rivers, glaciers, and snow capped peaks! Argentina’s Ruta 40 or Route 40 is a long and almost straight road that runs the length of the country and ends … more »
I am not the greatest fan of guided tours. Not only do I think that there is very little room for spontaneity when you are exploring a new place with a group, I also feel like you invariably have to forsake your own rhythm to keep up with others. When … more »
Over the years, we’ve traveled far and wide. At this point, we’ve visited over 50 countries! Of course, Zara carries a Portuguese passport and this is not big deal for an EU passport holder. However, for me and my Indian passport, it’s definitely a matter of huge pride. As an Indian … more »
There are many things you can do to save money while traveling abroad. How you get local currency to begin with is actually one of the main things to keep in mind! We’re often asked if we exchange money before we travel to a new place. No, we do not! … more »
Taxes are complicated. Digital Nomad taxes are even more complicated. The first question that a lot of people ask is “Where am I supposed to pay taxes?”. If you’re lucky, the answer is “nowhere”. If you’re not so lucky, the answer is “it depends”. What’s luck got to do with … more »