It has been over 2 years since I’ve been living in Lisbon. This period has coincided pretty well with Lisbon’s tourism boom and the good and bad that come with it. Although tourism has been a boon for the Portuguese economy in general, it has also brought some downsides with … 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!
We live in an age of hyper comparison. By spending time on social media as we invariably do, our subconscious is constantly comparing our talents, looks, achievements, and even our happiness levels to everyone else. Studies have shown that this can have a depressing effect on our psyche. But what’s … more »
Airline pricing systems are pretty strange. Compared to other means of transport where tickets are priced by distance and class, airline tickets are often priced based on competition. This means that there are times that a ticket for a 5000 km journey is cheaper than one for a 500 km … more »
Iceland was on our travel wish list for a long, long time. A couple of summers ago, we thought of traveling to this country to explore all around, but that trip never ended up happening. We decided to stay in Stockholm for a while, instead. Earlier this year, our friend … more »
With the purchase of a new Desktop machine, I came upon a problem that many photographers have already experienced in the past. I want my Adobe Lightroom catalog on my desktop to be in sync with the one on my laptop. I use Lightroom Classic with the Photography Plan. For … more »
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 »
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 »