Posts by Bassel

40 Packing Tips Every Traveler Should Know

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Planning | 0 comments

40 Packing Tips Every Traveler Should Know

Since a trip requires careful planning, we’ve listed below our first part of some important things your should know to prepare for a safe trip anywhere. Less is more! The goal is to be able to fit everything into one carry-on bag. Entertainment is important. Be it a Kindle, iPad, or playing cards, bring something to fight boredom. Ditch the guidebook! Just take notes on what you’ll need to know, as that takes up a lot less space. Pack both a wallet and money belt. Place your emergency cash and important documents in the belt, in case you lose your wallet. Roll your clothes! This will save a ton of space. Remember to bring some Tiger Balm. This is a travel...

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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve – Kangaroos are Everywhere

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Australia | 4 comments

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve – Kangaroos are Everywhere

One of the highlights of my last year’s visit to Australia was my trip to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Honestly, the journey to this amazing land was not part of my original tour plan in Australia, but when I searched about the wildlife attractions near Canberra, the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve comes out as a major attraction. The Reserve is no far from the Australia’s capital, Canberra. It took me just an hour to reach Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve from my hotel in Canberra on my car. At the start of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve that covers almost 55 square kilometers of an area, there is an information centre that can give you the detailed maps of the area and gives you...

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Statistics from a Year of Travel [infographic]

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Monthly Expenses | 0 comments

How much a RTW trip cost? How much would you spend while backpacking around the world? This series of posts is aimed at helping travelers plan their budgets before hitting the road. When we started traveling we were always worrying about how much money we would need, so we decided to share our expenses, as this might help other travelers.If you liked that so far, follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook Page.

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On the Road Expenses and Statistics, Month Ten

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Monthly Expenses | 0 comments

On the Road Expenses and Statistics, Month Ten

How much a RTW trip cost? How much would you spend while backpacking around the world? This series of posts is aimed at helping travelers plan their budgets before hitting the road. When we started traveling we were always worrying about how much money we would need, so we decided to share our expenses, as this might help other travelers.If you liked that so far, follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook Page. Our tenth month in our ongoing journey around the world was all about family reunions. We spent all 30 days of this month visiting friends and family and recovering from our adventurous travel in Baños, Ecuador. Since we are in France—home of my wife—we have...

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On the Road Expenses and Statistics, Month Eight

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Monthly Expenses | 0 comments

On the Road Expenses and Statistics, Month Eight

Is it expensive to travel around the world? How much would you spend while traveling? This series of posts is aimed at helping travelers plan their budgets before hitting the road. When we started traveling we were always worrying about how much money we would need, so we decided to share our expenses, as this might help other travelers. Our eighth month of travel was for sure one of the best months we have had in our ongoing journey around the world. During the first 10 days of the month we were still in the gorgeous islands of the Galapagos, and just before leaving we decided to visit a different island. Therefore, we left for San Cristobal—the land of the smiley and...

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On the Road Expenses and Statistics, Month Six

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Monthly Expenses | 0 comments

Is it expensive to travel around the world? How much would you spend while traveling? This series of posts is aimed at helping travelers plan their budgets before hitting the road. When we started traveling we were always worrying about how much money we would need, so we decided to share our expenses, as this might help other travelers. “Really exhausted, 7 nights, 6 hotels, 4 planes and 2 countries!” That was our Facebook status two weeks before we ended the month! Now we have completed our first six months on the road. Prior to this week we were still in Rurrenabaque in the Amazonian basin of Bolivia,– where we celebrated our marriage anniversary....

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Statistics from Six Months of Travel

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Monthly Expenses | 0 comments

A detailed post about our first six months on the road—expenses and statistics from our around-the-world journey. Well, six months of our journey around the world have passed—six months traveling from one place to the other, jumping between hotels, hostels, private apartments or CouchSurfing here and there. Between when we started (with losing my bags in NY subway actually!) and now (planning for the next stage of our travels), we hardly even realized that we’ve been on the road for six months. Crazy how time flies! We have enjoyed our travels and sightseeing, but a big part of our joy has been from the friends we have made: fellow travelers we met along the way,...

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2013 Travel Plans

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Countries, Planning, Where we've been | 4 comments

2013 Travel Plans

New year with new plans, this post will draw a picture for you on our 2013 travel plans. Where will we go and for how long? 2013 a new year with new plans! It’s been almost 6 months since we’ve started our permanent travel, we crossed the United States and roamed around Bolivia and now we are in the Galapagos, all according to our last 6 months plan. So, we though of sharing the rest of our 2013 travel plans. Ecuador We are still in the Ecuador till end of April, visiting the Galapagos for a month or 2 and then head to another city/town or 2. We are thinking of Baños and Montañita and all depends on how comfortable we will be with the Galapagos and how much...

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Egypt Travel Guide

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Countries, Egypt | 0 comments

Egypt Travel Guide

We are planning to start a series of posts that we hope will give valuable insights into different destinations around the world based on our personal experiences living in each country for an extended amount of time. In this post we will share our Egypt travel tips! Budget Tips for Egypt Egypt is one of the most budget-friendly countries in the Middle East. Street food is ridiculously cheap and quite good. You can get lunch or dinner for as low as $1-$2 USD per person quite easily. Getting around is also very cheap, and it costs less than a few cents to use public transportation. However, this might be uncomfortable as it’s extremely crowded (which is most of the...

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On the Road Expenses and Statistics, Month Five

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in Monthly Expenses | 0 comments

Is it expensive to travel around the world? How much would you spend while traveling? This series of posts is aimed at helping travelers plan their budgets before hitting the road. When we started traveling we were always worrying about how much money we would need, so we decided to share our expenses, as this might help other travelers. Our 5th month of travel around the world was by far the best month of our trip so far. We have enjoyed and relaxed and gotten to meet some amazing people and do some amazing things. After few weeks of doing almost nothing but working and eating in Cochabamba, it was time for us to hit the road again and search for our next location....

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