Posts Tagged "planning"

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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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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