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9 Unique And Stunning Day Trips From Seattle

Take a break from the hectic city and immerse...

Ultimate Packing List For Hiking The Grand Canyon In Winter

  The Ultimate Packing List for Hiking the...

How To Visit The Grand Canyon In Winter

  Winter is a magical time for Arizona. ...

Sedona’s Devil’s Bridge Hike – Stand Atop A Mighty Arch

Devil's Bridge hike in Sedona Arizona greats you...

What To Do In the Wickedest Ghost Town, Jerome Arizona

Just 20 miles from Sedona, the ghost town of...

Our Favorite Things To Do Near Flagstaff

Flagstaff Arizona, a drinking town with an...

The Best Free Things To Do In Seattle For 2019

Seattle doesn't have to be expensive as there...

Scenic Drives Of The U.S. You Don’t Want To Miss

Sometimes it's not about the destination, rather...

Expert Road Trip Tips To Make Traveling Easy

  Planning a road trip? Make it the best...

9 Not To Miss Small Towns Of The West

You know that feeling when you roll into a small...

11 Stunning Destinations Not To Miss In The US

It's never too early to start planning your next...

11 Funky and Unique Seattle Restaurants Not To Miss

I will always call Seattle home despite my...

Delayed & Canceled Flight Rights You Need To Know

Contrary to popular belief, here in the U.S.,...

How To Travel Cheap and See The World

I can’t even begin to tell you the number of...

Baja California, Mexico, a Motorcycle and Not a Clue

A wedding in Cabo.  Flights and hotel...

How To Build A Professional Travel First Aid Kit

As a Registered Nurse and Paramedic, I've worked...

How to Write a Travel Journal: Tips and Tricks

A well-structured Travel Journal is the most...

international travel

Is World Nomads Travel Insurance Really The Best

What's the deal with travel insurance? It's a...

The Best Cheap Travel Destinations For 2019

I know I keep saying this but travel doesn't...

Beginner’s Guide To Travel Hacking & The Best Travel Credit Card

Let's get you FREE travel and make you a master...

How To Be One With The Elephants In Thailand

Elephants in Thailand are a controversial...

How To Conquer Thailands Full Moon Party

If you're planning a trip to Thailand you'll be...

How To Be A Steward Of Sustainable Travel

Find out how you can skyrocket your travel...

Cambodia’s Floating Villages of Tonle Sap Lake

While Siem Reap is best known for its...

Delayed & Canceled Flight Rights You Need To Know

Contrary to popular belief, here in the U.S.,...

The Best Halong Bay Cruise For Your Budget

Recently named one of the New Seven Natural...

Annapurna Circuit Trek

As challenging as it is beautiful, the Annapurna...

Annapurna Trek Packing List

Trekking is the best way to immerse yourself in...

How To Score The Best International Cell Phone Plan

Finding an international cell phone plan is...

Stopover Flights: Extend Your Trip For Free

In case you haven't figured it out yet we love...

A Trekkers Guide: Machu Picchu Packing List

Trekking is the best way to experience foreign...

Machu Picchu Travel: Comprehensive How To Guide

A comprehensive guide on Machu Picchu Travel...

Proven Ways To Prevent Cusco Altitude Sickness

Some of our most cherished travel spots have one...

11 Unique Machu Picchu Facts You’ll Want To Know

A World Heritage Site Perched at nearly 8,000...

How To Plan Your Best International Trip

Planning a great international vacation starts...

HOW TO PACK LIGHT AND DITCH THE CHECKED BAG

  Packing light is one of the most...

Don’t Be A Victim With These Proven Travel Safety Tips

My wife and I have been traveling all over...

How To Build A Professional Travel First Aid Kit

As a Registered Nurse and Paramedic, I've worked...

How to Write a Travel Journal: Tips and Tricks

A well-structured Travel Journal is the most...

What is Pho and How to Eat it Like a Pro

Traveling is always enriched by the foods of the...

travel planning

How To Travel With FREE Accommodations

Accommodations make up a big part of our travel...

Is World Nomads Travel Insurance Really The Best

What's the deal with travel insurance? It's a...

The Best Cheap Travel Destinations For 2019

I know I keep saying this but travel doesn't...

Beginner’s Guide To Travel Hacking & The Best Travel Credit Card

Let's get you FREE travel and make you a master...

Stopover Flights: Extend Your Trip For Free

In case you haven't figured it out yet we love...

How To Plan Your Best International Trip

Planning a great international vacation starts...

How to Write a Travel Journal: Tips and Tricks

A well-structured Travel Journal is the most...

travel hacking

How To Travel With FREE Accommodations

Accommodations make up a big part of our travel...

Beginner’s Guide To Travel Hacking & The Best Travel Credit Card

Let's get you FREE travel and make you a master...

vanlife

9 Unique And Stunning Day Trips From Seattle

Take a break from the hectic city and immerse...

Ultimate Packing List For Hiking The Grand Canyon In Winter

  The Ultimate Packing List for Hiking the...

How To Visit The Grand Canyon In Winter

  Winter is a magical time for Arizona. ...

Sedona’s Devil’s Bridge Hike – Stand Atop A Mighty Arch

Devil's Bridge hike in Sedona Arizona greats you...

What To Do In the Wickedest Ghost Town, Jerome Arizona

Just 20 miles from Sedona, the ghost town of...

Our Favorite Things To Do Near Flagstaff

Flagstaff Arizona, a drinking town with an...

11 Unique Vanlife Campervan Gifts We All Need

Here are some of our favorite campervan gifts...

The Best Free Things To Do In Seattle For 2019

Seattle doesn't have to be expensive as there...

Scenic Drives Of The U.S. You Don’t Want To Miss

Sometimes it's not about the destination, rather...

Expert Road Trip Tips To Make Traveling Easy

  Planning a road trip? Make it the best...

9 Not To Miss Small Towns Of The West

You know that feeling when you roll into a small...

11 Stunning Destinations Not To Miss In The US

It's never too early to start planning your next...

11 Funky and Unique Seattle Restaurants Not To Miss

I will always call Seattle home despite my...

Delayed & Canceled Flight Rights You Need To Know

Contrary to popular belief, here in the U.S.,...

How To Travel Cheap and See The World

I can’t even begin to tell you the number of...

Sunshine Blogger Award

One of my favorite things about travel are the...

How Van Life Has Changed My Perspective On Life

I love nothing more than those last couple days...

Baja California, Mexico, a Motorcycle and Not a Clue

A wedding in Cabo.  Flights and hotel...

How To Master Dutch Oven Camping And Cook Like A Pro

Cooking in a Dutch oven over a fire may seem...

How To Build A Professional Travel First Aid Kit

As a Registered Nurse and Paramedic, I've worked...

How to Write a Travel Journal: Tips and Tricks

A well-structured Travel Journal is the most...

9 Van life Tips for Couples

Living in a van or just travel in general with...

travel tips

How To Travel With FREE Accommodations

Accommodations make up a big part of our travel...

Beginner’s Guide To Travel Hacking & The Best Travel Credit Card

Let's get you FREE travel and make you a master...

How To Be A Steward Of Sustainable Travel

Find out how you can skyrocket your travel...

Travel Safety Tips and Close Calls | Expert Roundup

I asked the top travel professionals to share...

How To Travel Cheap and See The World

I can’t even begin to tell you the number of...

How To Score The Best International Cell Phone Plan

Finding an international cell phone plan is...

HOW TO PACK LIGHT AND DITCH THE CHECKED BAG

  Packing light is one of the most...

Don’t Be A Victim With These Proven Travel Safety Tips

My wife and I have been traveling all over...

How To Build A Professional Travel First Aid Kit

As a Registered Nurse and Paramedic, I've worked...

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9 Unique And Stunning Day Trips From Seattle

Take a break from the hectic city and immerse yourself is some of the Northwest's most cherished destinations. These stunning day trips from Seattle are a must.Seattle Day TripsThere's plenty of great things to do in Seattle Washington but sometimes you just need a...

Ultimate Packing List For Hiking The Grand Canyon In Winter

  The Ultimate Packing List for Hiking the Grand Canyon in winter. Visiting the Grand Canyon in winter is a magical experience.  No crowds, cooler temperatures, and a chance to experience the Grand Canyon the way it was meant to be.   Hiking Grand Canyon In...

How To Visit The Grand Canyon In Winter

  Winter is a magical time for Arizona.  The contrast of a white dusting of snow amongst the red rock is a stunning site.  That's why visiting the Grand Canyon in winter is my favorite time to visit this iconic National Park grand canyonThe Grand Canyon in winter...

Sedona’s Devil’s Bridge Hike – Stand Atop A Mighty Arch

Devil's Bridge hike in Sedona Arizona greats you from the start with sweeping views and lush high alpine desert but it's the finish that's really special. Devil's Bridge throws down big, with an opportunity to stand on top of this massive yet delicate arch. If you...

What To Do In the Wickedest Ghost Town, Jerome Arizona

Just 20 miles from Sedona, the ghost town of Jerome Arizona is our new favorite place to stay while taking in all that the Sedona area has to offer. If you haven't visited Jerome, it's a unique and fun town that's just down the road from Sedona. While Sedona IS the...

Catching First Chair With Ease, Ski Camping Resorts That Allow Overnight Camping

Check out these ski camping resorts that let you stay overnight in your RV, camper, van, or perhaps just your car with a warm sleeping bag. Catch first chair with ease and save a ton of money. If there's one thing we can all agree on it's that skiing has gotten really...

Our Favorite Things To Do Near Flagstaff

Flagstaff Arizona, a drinking town with an outdoor problem, has been a favorite of ours. While town itself has an amazing vibe, culture, food, and nightlife - the surrounding areas are what really make it special. Let's have a look at our favorite things to do near...

Looking For Good Flagstaff Breweries? Find The Best Ones Here

Flagstaff Arizona is one of our all-time favorite cities. This 4-season mecca has no shortage of fun things to do and is surrounded by some the best country in America. In addition, the numerous Flagstaff breweries offer a unique blend of styles and tastes to satisfy...

The Best TED Talks For Travel Inspiration

For your daily dose of travel inspiration, I've gathered up some of my favorite TED talks that have inspired me to travel and live a better life. Today in this divided world, travel couldn't be more important. There's nothing better than travel to get past the...

The Best Things To Do In Nicaragua You Don’t Want To Miss

Well the secret is out, Nicaragua is fast becoming the hot spot and is a great alternative to the more touristy Costa Rica. Once plagued by civil unrest and Contras, the country today is friendly, stunningly beautiful, and cheap. These unique things to do in Nicaragua...

How To Travel With FREE Accommodations

Accommodations make up a big part of our travel expenses and reducing those costs can lead to big savings. Let's look at these legitimate ways to score FREE accommodations for travelers. Have you considered free accommodation jobs? How about house sitting for free...

20 Bucket List Travel Destinations That Will Inspire You

In a world that can feel so divided and uncertain, it's now even more important to get out and see the world. Travel has an amazing way of putting things into perspective and restoring trust in humanity. These 20 bucket list travel destinations are easy on the budget...

11 Unique Vanlife Campervan Gifts We All Need

Here are some of our favorite campervan gifts that every camper needs. Keep the Vanlife comfy and stylin' with these unique gifts. The Camper Van Cookbook Living in such a small kitchen can stunt creativity. Here's a great way to gather some new and different ideas to...

Is World Nomads Travel Insurance Really The Best

What's the deal with travel insurance? It's a common question for every traveler. Is the most popular, World Nomads travel insurance really the best? What is a travel insurance plan and is it worth it. Find out how to pick the right travel health insurance policy for...

The Best Free Things To Do In Seattle For 2019

Seattle doesn't have to be expensive as there are a ton of free things to do in Seattle. Make that money last a bit longer all while taking in some of Seattle's best sites. While we all love a sunny day these are also great free things to do in Seattle in winter. So...

The Best Cheap Travel Destinations For 2019

I know I keep saying this but travel doesn't have to be expensive. Below are some of my favorite cheap international vacations for 2019 that won't break the bank. Having traveled to all of these places I can assure you these cheap trips abroad are all worth a visit....

Beginner’s Guide To Travel Hacking & The Best Travel Credit Card

Let's get you FREE travel and make you a master of travel hacking with the most valuable credit card points system. We will explore the best credit card for casual travelers as well as frequent flyers. And answer the question, "Should I apply for the Chase Sapphire...

How To Navigate Airline Alliances To Maximize Your Travel Reward Points

Have you heard of airline alliances? Well many travelers haven't, yet it's essential to understand them in order to get the most out of your miles. If you've had a difficult time figuring out mileage award programs, whether they be frequent flyer or credit card based,...

Scenic Drives Of The U.S. You Don’t Want To Miss

Sometimes it's not about the destination, rather it's how you get there. The U.S. is full of amazing country that you might not know even exists. Whether you're traveling by train or in a car, make your next road trip better with these scenic drives of the U.S.A. 1....

Spice Up Your Road Trip: The West’s Best Glamping Destinations

Have you heard of the term glamping? It's a perfect blend between camping and a 5-star hotel. It's camping but with a touch of luxury. In fact, some of these are just down right over the top luxurious glamping destinations. On your next road trip consider treating...

How Train Travel In The USA Is More Affordable And Popular Than Ever

When you think of train travel, usually the first thing that comes to mind is that backpacking trip through Europe.  Trains and the Eurail pass are considered a right of passage for many young travelers. Train travel in the US is largely under utilized. With a...

Expert Road Trip Tips To Make Traveling Easy

  Planning a road trip? Make it the best with these expert road trip tips. From vehicle prep to money saving tips, make it the best trip ever.road trip tipsRoad trips are a fun and affordable way to visit new places.  For a lot of us, it might be our first taste...

9 Not To Miss Small Towns Of The West

You know that feeling when you roll into a small town and the vibe just feels right?  Well here are some small towns that are sure to put a smile on your face.  From the southern coast to the high mountains these unique towns have something for...

11 Stunning Destinations Not To Miss In The US

It's never too early to start planning your next US road trip. Here are some classics as well as a few I bet you haven't heard off.  Sit back and relax as we cruise 11 bucket list road trips in the USA. Valentines is just around the corner so grab your loved one as...

How To Be One With The Elephants In Thailand

Elephants in Thailand are a controversial subject.  With the boom of tourism they have been exploited and mistreated as tourist attractions.  As travelers, we have an obligation to drive tourism in a sustainable and positive direction. Elephants are an...

How To Conquer Thailands Full Moon Party

If you're planning a trip to Thailand you'll be hard pressed to not hear about the massive Full Moon Party on Haad Rin beach.  Every month on a full moon night, over 30,000 party goers gather on the beach for a night of drinking, dancing, and complete...

How To Be A Steward Of Sustainable Travel

Find out how you can skyrocket your travel experience with these sustainable travel tips.  Sustainable travel will offer you unique experiences making your trip the most memorable ever.  Getting into the culture and being 'one with the locals' is easier than...

Cambodia’s Floating Villages of Tonle Sap Lake

While Siem Reap is best known for its magnificent temples and the all-mighty Angkor Wat, there is another worthy visit nearby, Tonle Sap Lake.  Located just 15 km south sits a tremendous lake full of floating villages and a diverse ecosystem.  Tonle Sap...

11 Funky and Unique Seattle Restaurants Not To Miss

I will always call Seattle home despite my thirst to travel and explore other places.  Seattle has just the right amount of funk and culture that contribute to its amazing food.  These Unique Seattle Restaurants will not only thrill your taste but they have...

Delayed & Canceled Flight Rights You Need To Know

Contrary to popular belief, here in the U.S., there are actually no federal requirements for airlines to compensate for delayed or canceled flights.  It would fall upon the airlines themselves to write up any sort of policy to cover this and unfortunately, that...

Christmas Travel Deals 2018

I've put together a list of some great travel deals.  Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or it's time to book a vacation be sure to check out these Christmas Travel Deals. Be sure to check out our Travel Gift Guide for gifts under $25. Paribus Refunds...

Travel Safety Tips and Close Calls | Expert Roundup

I asked the top travel professionals to share their travel safety tips or a close call we could learn from.  These are full time travelers, solo travelers, and folks with tremendous experience in all things travel.  We can all learn from their stories...

The Best Halong Bay Cruise For Your Budget

Recently named one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Halong Bay is a breathtaking destination that is sure to please.  Located on the Western side of the Gulf of Tonkin in Northeastern Vietnam. The name Halong means "descending dragon." The legend...

How To Travel Cheap and See The World

I can’t even begin to tell you the number of people I encounter who shy away from traveling because they think it is expensive.  I am here to tell you that traveling does not have to be expensive. I am going to fill you in on the best tips for how to travel cheap...

Annapurna Circuit Trek

As challenging as it is beautiful, the Annapurna Circuit Trek should be on everyone's bucket list.  From the low elevation rain forest to the most rugged high mountains, it truly is the trip of a lifetime. Along with a trip of this magnitude comes a lot of...

Annapurna Trek Packing List

Trekking is the best way to immerse yourself in the rich culture and scenery of this amazing landscape.  Having the right gear for a trek such as Annapurna is essential.   You will start down low in the moist rainforest and work your way up to the high...

Sunshine Blogger Award

One of my favorite things about travel are the moments of kindness that are dealt your way when you least expect.  My entry into the blogging sphere has been no different.  I would like to thank Lissa at Roots Wings and Travel Things for nominating me for this award....

How To Score The Best International Cell Phone Plan

Finding an international cell phone plan is easier and less expensive than you think.  Here are the ways to do it right so you don't get any costly surprises when you get home. Why travel with a cell phone The technology in our smart phones has gone nuts. Who...

Best Travel Gifts Under $25.

Are you having a hard time finding that perfect gift for your traveler?  Keep the travel bug alive with the best travel gifts that are sure to please any frequent flyer.  Looking for some road trip gifts? Or how about the perfect gifts for RV and van lovers.11 Unique...

Stopover Flights: Extend Your Trip For Free

In case you haven't figured it out yet we love using stopovers to extend our trips.  It's a great way to explore a new country with little or no additional cost.  In fact, it can even save you money. Layover Vs. Stopover You may be asking just what is a...

A Trekkers Guide: Machu Picchu Packing List

Trekking is the best way to experience foreign lands.  It allows you to get off the beaten path, see the country, and interact with the people of the country.  Our Machu Picchu Trek Packing List will assure your time is spent enjoying the wonders of the...

FIRE Has Too Many Rules

I’m not gonna lie, this whole FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) thing sure grabbed my attention.  It’s only been over the past few years that I’d even heard of such a thing.  But I’m not one to follow by the rules and for me, FIRE has too many...

Machu Picchu Travel: Comprehensive How To Guide

A comprehensive guide on Machu Picchu Travel that will take the guesswork out of planning your next trip to Machu Picchu. Essential tips and insider tricks to make it the trip of a lifetime. Machu Picchu History Machu Picchu, an Incan city of spectacular granite is...

Stop Using Plastic!!!

In all our travels there's one thing that's common amongst all "third world"(I hate that term BTW) countries.  It's the prevelance of an unbelievable amount of plastic waste.  Disposable water bottles are plaguing these countries and tourism plays a big part in that. ...

Proven Ways To Prevent Cusco Altitude Sickness

Some of our most cherished travel spots have one thing in common, altitude.  And with that comes the risk of altitude sickness.  It's more than just an inconvenience and can, in fact, be a life-threatening emergency.  So let's follow these simple tips...

11 Unique Machu Picchu Facts You’ll Want To Know

A World Heritage Site Perched at nearly 8,000 feet, Machu Picchu is a true wonder of the world.  Having been just recently discovered Machu Picchu remains at the center of continued exploration and discovery.  Be sure to read through these lesser known Machu...

How To Plan Your Best International Trip

Planning a great international vacation starts at home.  This comprehensive travel planning guide covers all aspects of trip planning including; Passports, visas, safety considerations, vaccinations, discount flights, packing, and so much more. While there is a...

HOW TO PACK LIGHT AND DITCH THE CHECKED BAG

  Packing light is one of the most liberating things you can do.  The hassle and risk of checking luggage is the last thing you need while traveling abroad.  We will show you how to pack light and liberate yourself from the stuff.Packing lightIf there’s one thing...

Don’t Be A Victim With These Proven Travel Safety Tips

My wife and I have been traveling all over the world and have learned a lot about travel safety.  With these travel safety tips you can stack the odds in your favor for a great and safe trip. I was hesitant to write this article because I don't believe...

How Van Life Has Changed My Perspective On Life

I love nothing more than those last couple days of packing before leaving on a big van trip.  Rich with anticipation and excitement.  But van life isn’t just about seeing new places or leaving the job behind.  It’s a liberation from ourselves.  A...

Baja California, Mexico, a Motorcycle and Not a Clue

A wedding in Cabo.  Flights and hotel booked.  Wives all excited.  My buddy and I over beers decide to ride our motorcycles.  Wives pissed.  Flights can't be canceled.  The ride of a lifetime with tons of drama.  Almost missed the...

The Best Soft Cooler Bag

The Polar Bear Soft Cooler is an exceptional value and will give any Yeti cooler a run for it's money.  Better cooling, more packable and a third the price.  Find out why it's the best soft cooler bag. The whole cooler thing has gotten a little nuts over the past...

How To Avoid The Bugs While Traveling – Ultimate SteriPen Review

The SteriPen Ultra has been my go-to water purification system for the past 4 years.  From purifying your glass of water in Mexico to pulling water from a lake, you can rest assured your vacation won't be cut short due to water-borne illness.  In this...

Why The MSR Windburner Stove Is The Best For Travel

The MSR Windburner Stove is a top performing integrated canister stove system. The unmatched quality, durability, and speedy boil times make it one of the most sought-after stoves on the market. In this MSR Windburner review I lay out the key differences between...

How To Master Dutch Oven Camping And Cook Like A Pro

Cooking in a Dutch oven over a fire may seem like a lot of work.  But I assure you it's easier than you think and just may become your preferred way to cook.  Dutch Oven camping is a great way to impress your friends and family with a delicious and easy...

How To Build A Professional Travel First Aid Kit

As a Registered Nurse and Paramedic, I've worked my fair share of emergencies in my line of work.  I want to show you some truly life-saving items that I bet your first aid kit doesn't have, as well as what I consider to be essential components of any good travel...

How to Write a Travel Journal: Tips and Tricks

A well-structured Travel Journal is the most important thing you can do to anchor in all those great experiences into memories.  The journal not only provides a written safekeeping of your travels but the act of writing these thoughts down helps to solidify them...

9 Van life Tips for Couples

Living in a van or just travel in general with another person is an amazing time.  A couples guide to van life tips will discuss the keys to a good time while abroad or in a van. Make your next trip even more enjoyable with these tips. Vanlife Every time I set...

What is Pho and How to Eat it Like a Pro

Traveling is always enriched by the foods of the culture. The foods of Vietnam are no exception. What is Pho you ask? Learn about this amazing dish and how to eat Pho like a pro. If Vietnam isn't on your bucket list it should be. Vietnam is safe, the people are...

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Thanks for spending some time with us.  We hope you were able to take home some tips to make your travel better.  

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