Last year we visited Jordan, a spectacular country with rugged mountains, expansive deserts, and of course, the ancient city of Petra. This was in November 2015 and when we decided to go there, several people asked us: Oh, but you’re going to Jordan? Isn’t it dangerous there? A pretty good … 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’ve rented from and even recommended Hertz to our readers several times in the past. After being Hertz customers in Spain, Germany, Brazil, USA, and Jordan, we’ve been quite happy with their service over the years. However, our experience today in Miami has changed all of that. Upon returning the … more »
When you travel a lot, staying in hotels becomes a big part of your expenses. In the course of our travels, though, we’ve come across many ways to save money on hotels and I’m now going to share with you our killer combination to save up to 20% on every … more »
Lisbon is one of the best European capitals for Digital Nomads looking to get some work done. Sure, the city offers a lot of distractions, but it also welcomes those whose budget might be tighter, in a pretty comfortable way. The Portuguese capital is a welcoming mix of traditional and … more »
Every traveler needs to know how much money they’re spending and on what. When you start out with a 4 month trip and a certain budget, it’s important to keep track of how you’re handling your expenses. There are a large number of budget tracking apps available for iOS and … more »
The VAT reclaim procedure at Lisbon airport is a little confusing, so with this post, I hope to help people get back some of their VAT payments. For those readers who are unaware of the VAT reclaim option, several EU countries let you reclaim VAT that you have paid on … more »
A lot of business happens in the USA. As the largest economy in the world, this comes as no surprise. If you work with US businesses, chances are, they would want to pay you through local methods. Some businesses might be setup to use Paypal or International Wire Transfers, but … more »
I am not the biggest fan of travel accessories. In fact, for me, the less things you carry with you on the go, the better. Sometimes, I wonder why people spend money on fancy travel versions of things they already own anyway. Well, don’t even get me started on my … more »
I watch a lot of TED talks online. As a traveler, one of the presentations that caught my attention the most a while ago, was one explaining “how to make filthy water drinkable“. Michael Pritchard, the engineer behind the Lifesaver filter, explained how his creation could be used to purify … more »
Some cities are hard to visit if you’re on a budget. The good news is Lisbon is not one of them. Following some quick tips, you’ll see how far a few euros can take you in the “city of the seven hills.” Sleep Tight There is no shortage of … more »