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 »
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!
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 »
The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis are an absolutely stunning phenomenon. It’s a natural light show that takes place about 100km high in the atmosphere over the northern regions of our planet. There’s also the Aurora Australis which happens over Antarctica but as that continent is big … more »
Big, lively and full of life: the capital of Mexico is an exciting and delicious place to visit. Here is how to explore it without breaking the bank. Accommodation There are plenty of choices when it comes to accommodation in Mexico City and budget options abound. You can find … more »
Mexico city is a great travel destination. Huge with a variety of activities, it has pretty much anything a capital city could offer to citizens and visitors alike. Budget travelers won’t have a hard time getting around the city. Having a reduced budget here doesn’t mean having any less fun. … more »
This is the type of festival that makes a trip to the other side of the world worth it! Very hyped up but, in my opinion, totally living to the hype, Yee Peng & Loi Kratong present a Chiang Mai even more exciting than in the rest of the year. … more »
This park belongs to the Colombian people. Some are already dead. Some of us are still living. But most haven’t been born yet – as seen on at board at the entrance of Tayrona NP When I was researching how to visit Tayrona National Park in northern Colombia, I … more »
We are travel bloggers but, before that, we are travelers. Researching new destinations, making travel plans and reading different publications in order to feed our wanderlust is something we’ve been interested in for a long while. There are many guides, magazines, books and even websites out there sharing practical information … more »
Whenever I travel or stay in a given city, I often use websites such as Tripadvisor to browse suggestions of restaurants, things to do or places to spend the night at. More than anything else, I do it to see what’s available in town. Even if I do not want … more »
We’ve rented cars around the world – Dubai, Oman, Brazil, Spain, etc. However, this time around – for our trip in the US, our car rental needed some serious research. Why, do you ask? Insurance Car rentals in the US become really complicated because of insurance requirements. Ordinarily, a … more »