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Five Hidden Costs To Help You Budget Better for Travel

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Planning | 3 comments

Five Hidden Costs To Help You Budget Better for Travel

Summary: These are five costs people often forget about when they budget for their trips—so if you’re one of those people, here is a good reminder These are five costs people often forget about when they budget for their trips—so if you’re one of those people, here is a good reminder: Laundry Laundry is an expense you can’t avoid while traveling. Still, you have different options ranging from the very expensive to the cheaper and more affordable. Doing your laundry in the hotel can be very expensive, but not always—it depends on the country and the city you’re staying in. The best thing to do is to check and compare prices. In expensive...

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180 Days Living in Budget Hotels—How Does It Feel?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Planning | 0 comments

180 Days Living in Budget Hotels—How Does It Feel?

Summary: Just because you are traveling on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to give up comfort and standards. Check out this list of our favorite hotels in Asia and how we found them. This post will answer the question, “How to find a good hotel?” Here we are on the road again after our five-month stay in France. We decided to spend six months in Asia, where we didn’t have the opportunity to rent apartments as we did in South America. This means we ended up spending a lot of time living in hotels. The good thing is that hotels in Asia are not too expensive. The bad thing is that hotel living prevents you from cooking, so you spend more on food. However,...

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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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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Planning | 0 comments

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Summary: Tips on how to stay healthy and in good physical condition while traveling, and how to avoid sickness and keep your energy high. Traveling is one of the healthiest things ever when it comes to psychological wellness, but the other side of the coin is that it will seriously challenge your body. Traveling being the opposite of the routine that usually allows you to stay in shape, you will have to constantly adapt to different climates, food and lifestyle. Should You Get Vaccinated? From our own experience, the bottom line is YES, get your vaccines. Depending on the countries you’re visiting, you will need to get vaccinated to avoid serious diseases. If you don’t...

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8 Countries, What Did We Like More? People vs Attractions

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Planning | 0 comments

8 Countries, What Did We Like More? People vs Attractions

Summary: Travel is all about places and people. What attracted us more in the countries we visited? Sometimes the places, and sometimes the people. Sometimes both! Needless to say, the people in a country are not all bad or good. You usually need more than a few weeks or months to get to know people well enough to judge them. Our intention here is to share our general impression of the places we’ve visited. Nevertheless, people are often a strong element of your travels and really “make the place.” This usually has a real impact on your stay. We’ll start with places where people had a small influence on our opinion of the country, and end with...

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Four Things You Need to Protect Your Belongings From

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Planning | 0 comments

Four Things You Need to Protect Your Belongings From

Summary: How can you protect your precious belongings while traveling? Here are four different things that could happen to you while traveling, and that you need to be prepared for to avoid extra expenses or frustration that could spoil your travels. Long-term travel is definitely a different way of life—not just because you keep moving from one place to another, but also because you rely on what you have, and what you have is basically what you can carry. It is like carrying your home with you—in fact, we’re almost like turtles. Of course, you can also rely on insurance if you have good coverage—but no one likes to have their laptop or favorite clothes damaged or...

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Seven Mistakes that Make You Pay Extra

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Planning | 0 comments

Seven Mistakes that Make You Pay Extra

Summary: What kind of mistakes make you pay extra, and how to avoid them—learn from our experience! Here is some advice that will prevent you from paying more than you should. After more than a year of travel, we now have less money but more memories, more wisdom and more skills related to planning than when we started. On the way, we have made many mistakes that could have saved us time and money. Most of them could have been avoided if we had just had a little bit more patience and experience. So we’ve decided to share our mistakes with you so you can avoid making them 1- Airplane Booking Don’t only check the price, but also the timing. This isn’t to say that...

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12 Benefits of Travel that Will Change Your Mind

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Countries, Planning | 2 comments

12 Benefits of Travel that Will Change Your Mind

Summary: Why do people travel? Why do some of them travel and never stop traveling? There must be some benefit to traveling. An Arabic quote says that there are seven advantages to travel. We have found out that there are many more than that. Don’t ever think that you will come back from a trip unchanged. In addition to the fact that you will learn a lot of things, travel changes you (in a good way!). Here are the main things that we’ve learned from our travels and how they have affected us. There are many practical skills that you will have to learn while traveling (whether you like it or not). Otherwise you may screw up your trips and not enjoy them as much as you...

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13 Essential Items for Long-Haul Travel

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Planning | 0 comments

Summary: In the course of many months of travel, we have found that the accessories we discuss in detail below are all essential to a successful trip. They will save you some awkward moments and generally make your overseas trip a far more pleasurable experience. If you liked that so far, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook Page. As you will see in a minutes, this isn’t a list of the most essential accessories for overseas travel. Obviously you’re going to need a passport, money, a toothbrush, a suitable bag and a bunch of other stuff—but you already knew that, right? This is a list of less obvious essentials for any overseas trip: Doorstop This is a...

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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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