When visiting Cuba, you have two different types of accommodation you can choose from. The obvious choice would be a hotel or resort and the other possibility is a Casa Particular. Casas particulares, directly translating into “private houses” are a sort of B&B set up at people’s homes. If a … 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!
Mobile internet access in Brazil still has a long way to go. Packages: When we arrived in Brazil I found that almost every mobile network offered 3G internet connections. However, upon further inspection I found that the data packages offered were extremely poor. The best package I found was … more »
I believe this post will be helpful to those who are looking for 3G internet access in Portugal and Spain. Lets start right away! Portugal We were in Portugal in November 2011 – at the time, Vodafone had the best 3G package that we could find in terms of … more »
We spent a month in Mexico and even though 2 of those weeks were during Christmas and New Years, we ended up spending just short of USD 1800 in total for both of us. A large part of this expenditure was hostels/hotels since we were there at peak times. Our … more »
This is something that we found a lot of people were quite clueless about. Hence this post to help out all the folks looking to visit this amazing place! We were staying in an apartment the middle of Oaxaca town and needed to get to Hierve el agua. Hierve el … more »
Mexico has a number of telecom networks but by far the most common of them all is Telcel. You’ll find a Telcel outlet on almost every corner. This is why I decided to get a Telcel card once I arrived here. I usually like to upload pictures and tweet about … more »
If you’re doing a road trip in Spain, there’s definitely a lot of things that you can do to save a bit of money. We started our trip in Barcelona and our itinerary looked as follows: Barcelona Valencia Granada Malaga Cordova Sevilla Madrid So lets start with what we learned … more »
This is something that people often forget to do or aren’t aware of. But you can save a TON of money by doing this! If you are not an EU citizen, you can reclaim most of the VAT/IVA on your purchases (electronics, shoes, etc.) when you leave the … more »
So we got our International Driver’s Licenses today. It’s really simple in Dubai, all you need is: – A valid UAE license – 2 passport size photos – Passport copy with valid visa page – AED 140 Just head to any post office, yes POST OFFICE and you can have … more »