An interesting aspect of travel is the fact that you can learn a new language while having wonderful life experiences. However, how do you prepare to dive right in and get proficient ? It’s difficult to converse with people in a foreign language if all you know is ‘hello’. Traditionally, … 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!
The search for a good 3G plan in Chile was long and arduous. The prepaid 3G data plans from most providers are either pretty lame or really expensive. Not only that, but service seems be in short supply. Our search began in Santiago, in one of the Claro shops somewhere … more »
Most people think that I am too lucky to be traveling long term and that I might have been blessed by some power from above. I am lucky in many ways indeed, but it took me a while to get here and some effort too. We’ve been traveling full-time for … more »
A lot of people might not realize it, but after a few months of traveling one of two things happen. You either become fitter, or you become unfit. This obviously depends on a large number of factors including your perception of yourself. If you’re a triathlete/basketball player/etc. and you quit … more »
So I’m a traveling programmer. I used to work 40 hours a week with 20 days paid leave. But last year I quit by job, grabbed my sweetheart and took off to see the world. I hear/read a lot these days about how programmers are treated unfairly, aren’t valued for … more »
For all those of us who need to apply for visas, we often need to furnish flight details. However, in cases like mine where I’m planning to sort of go with the flow (as much as possible..) there is no real way of knowing my travel dates. This is why … more »
We’ve spent two months in Ecuador and that has given me plenty of time to gauge Claro’s 3G performance. I bought a Claro sim-card when I got to Ecuador in March 2012. We had to go to the Claro retailer in Quito to get a micro sim for my iPhone … more »
We spent a lot of time looking online for info on how to get from Latacunga to the Quilotoa crater lake (Laguna de Quilotoa). Since we couldn’t find much info, I’ve decided to post our journey details here so that it’s easier for other travelers in the future. Quilotoa is … more »
Many travelers go solo around the World. I am not sure if I would have the guts to do the same if I didn’t have a travel partner. It sure takes a lot of balls to go around on your own without the support that a well-known person can offer … more »
Cheap flights are one of the most important things for people setting out to travel the world. For long term travelers like us, flights are one of the biggest hits to our budget. Therefore it’s extremely important to scope out the best flight deals. In this article I’m going to … more »