Travel Tips

Advice for people new to travelling

Advice for people new to traveling Have no expectations Having expectations leads to disappointment.  I cannot tell you how true this is.  Start your travels with an open mind.  Things will not go as planned, things may not operate the same as at home and things will...

Essential Travel Apps

Essential Travel Apps Since smartphones became a thing apps have been making travel easier as you can do virtually everything from your phone.  This a list of the apps we use on a regular basis while traveling. The list might seem a bit long GPS/Maps Offline Google...

Money in Lao

Money in Lao The basics The currency in Lao is Kip the denominations are in thousands which can get a bit confusing.  Most places display prices without the last three zeros ex. 20K vs 20,000.  Prices are low for pretty much everything and you can barter lower at most...

What is in my First Aid/ Medicine Kit for Travel

What is in my First Aid/ Medicine Kit for Travel Having a first aid kit on hand while traveling can make your life a lot easier when you aren’t feeling 100%.  This is a complete list of what is in my First Aid/ Medicine Kit for when we travel.  You can use it as a...

Surviving Getting Sick or Hurt while Traveling

Getting sick is never fun especially when you are traveling because it will likely change some awesome plans you had for seeing and experiencing something new.  It is hard being sick away from the comforts of home and your loved ones.  This is a guide to make getting...

How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

How to make it through a long haul flight Hydrate This is my single most important tip, drinking lots of water is key on a long flight. I usually bring an empty water bottle through security fill it up at the fountain and bring it on board, when it gets empty I ask...

5 Things Cruise Lines Don’t Want You to Know

5 THINGS CRUISE LINES DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW Cruising can be an amazing way to see new places and be able to thoroughly enjoy how you get there.  Who doesn't like waking up in a new destination, rested and ready to explore?  Cruise lines do however...

5 Myths About Traveling

5 Myths about Traveling Debunked There is a lot of misconceptions about travel and there are often many myths being spread about why traveling is not for everyone.  I am going to debunk the top 5 myths I hear frequently about why someone should not or cannot travel....

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trip

Top Ways to Save Money on Travel Travelling can be expensive but with a few helpful tips & tricks, you will be well on your way to saving up for your next big adventure.  I personally use each and every one of these tips to keep my travel costs to a minimum so I...

Top Ways to Save Money on Cruises

Top Ways to Cruise Cheap Cruising has quickly become one of the most popular ways to vacation by people all over the world.  What is not to love?  Great food, lots of drinks, fun activities, and a different place every day!  Cruises can, however, become incredibly...

Choosing the Right Carry-on Only Pack

How to Choose the Perfect Carry-On Backpack The first thing you need to do when thinking about going carry-on only is to choose the right bag. This will determine how much you can bring (not to put on the pressure). You will need to decide if you want to go with a...

How I Afford to Travel

How I Afford to Travel and How You Can Too! I get asked all the time how I afford to travel as much as I do.  It is a combination of doing things to keep the costs down but most importantly I make travel my top priority and my lifestyle is built around travel.  Here...

Biggest Mistakes I Made in South America

The biggest mistakes I made in South America and how to avoid them South America was an amazing trip for me. I went solo for part of it, and with a tour group for the rest.  I traveled throughout Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. For the most part, I had an amazing...

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