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9 Fun And Unique Things To Do In Moab

  Want to make the most of your time while...

5 Things To Do In Twin Falls Idaho

   With one of the country's most...

The Niagra Of The West – Shoshone Falls

  Don't miss these massive falls of...

The Magic of The Delicate Arch Hike

  Perhaps the most iconic structure of...

High In The Sky At Seattle Rooftop Bars

  Raise a glass and your pinky at the Best ...

7 Not To Miss Arches National Park Hikes

  Find the best Arches National Park Hikes...

How To Visit Arches National Park In The Winter

  Everything you need to know about...

9 Unique And Stunning Seattle Day Trips

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

Ultimate Packing List For Hiking Grand Canyon In Winter

  The Ultimate Packing List for Hiking...

How To Visit The Grand Canyon In Winter

  Winter is a magical time for Arizona. ...

What To Do In the Wickedest Ghost Town, Jerome Arizona

This little town built on the steep hillside was...

Don’t Miss Our Favorite Things To Do Near Flagstaff

This high desert mountain town located on...

HAPPY HOUR STARTS NOW AT THE BEST FLAGSTAFF BREWERIES

The lively town of Flagstaff Arizona has some...

The Best Free Things To Do In Seattle For 2019

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

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 US Road Trip Destinations Not To Miss

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

Tirana Albania Why It Should Be On Everyone’s Bucket List

We were nothing short of blown away by Tirana...

How To Have A Great Experience Renting A Car In Ireland

  Are you considering renting a car in...

7 Airports With Free City Tours During Layovers – Say What!

Layovers can be a real drag.  But did you know...

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...

Visiting Cambodia’s Floating Villages of Tonle Sap Lake

The largest freshwater lake in all of Southeast...

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 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 the...

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 We Get FREE Accommodations While Traveling Abroad

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...

The Best Halong Bay Cruise For Your Budget

Recently named one of the New Seven Natural...

Stopover Flights: Extend Your Trip For Free

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

How to Write a Travel Journal: Tips and Tricks

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

travel hacking

How We Get FREE Accommodations While Traveling Abroad

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 Fun And Unique Things To Do In Moab

  Want to make the most of your time while...

5 Things To Do In Twin Falls Idaho

   With one of the country's most...

The Niagra Of The West – Shoshone Falls

  Don't miss these massive falls of...

The Magic of The Delicate Arch Hike

  Perhaps the most iconic structure of...

High In The Sky At Seattle Rooftop Bars

  Raise a glass and your pinky at the Best ...

7 Not To Miss Arches National Park Hikes

  Find the best Arches National Park Hikes...

How To Visit Arches National Park In The Winter

  Everything you need to know about...

9 Unique And Stunning Seattle Day Trips

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

Ultimate Packing List For Hiking Grand Canyon In Winter

  The Ultimate Packing List for Hiking...

How To Visit The Grand Canyon In Winter

  Winter is a magical time for Arizona. ...

What To Do In the Wickedest Ghost Town, Jerome Arizona

This little town built on the steep hillside was...

Don’t Miss Our Favorite Things To Do Near Flagstaff

This high desert mountain town located on...

HAPPY HOUR STARTS NOW AT THE BEST FLAGSTAFF BREWERIES

The lively town of Flagstaff Arizona has some...

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...

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 US Road Trip Destinations Not To Miss

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...

Picking The Right Oven For Dutch Oven Camping

Dutch Oven Camping starts with picking out the...

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 We Get FREE Accommodations While Traveling Abroad

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 the...

How To Build A Professional Travel First Aid Kit

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

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Tirana Albania Why It Should Be On Everyone’s Bucket List

We were nothing short of blown away by Tirana Albania.  The fun culture and energetic vibe far exceeded our expectations.  The distinct and unique neighborhoods all of which contributed their own awesomeness were the icing on the cake.Let's explore this friendly and...

Albania Transport: How Best To Get Around This Magnificent Country

Finding accurate information on Albania Transport is no easy task.  There's virtually nothing to be found online which has earned Albania a bad reputation on Public Transport. But I assure you it's not that bad and Getting Around Albania for us was a great...

How To Have A Great Experience Renting A Car In Ireland

  Are you considering renting a car in Ireland?  Well I hope so because it's the best way to explore this great country.  Let us help you make this a great experience with our proven car rental tips and tricks. If you're considering renting a car in Ireland we...

Best Travel Apps To Help Plan That Epic Trip – 2019

  9 of the Best Travel Apps to make travel fun, easy, and affordable. There's an app for that!  Travel Apps are an essential tool to keep things organized, save you money, and make the best of your precious time while traveling.  We've gathered up the 9 best...

9 Fun And Unique Things To Do In Moab

  Want to make the most of your time while visiting Moab?  Here are 9 great things to do in Moab UtahWith such a variety of things to do in Moab Utah, it's no wonder this is such a popular place to visit.  Surrounded by some of the West's best national parks, the...

5 Things To Do In Twin Falls Idaho

   With one of the country's most scenic river canyons in its backyard, Twin Falls offers up some great things to do and explore. From the massive Shoshone Falls, Perrine Memorial Bridge, and even the famous Evel Knievel jump-site there are tons of fun...

The Niagra Of The West – Shoshone Falls

  Don't miss these massive falls of Southern Idaho.  They really are the "Niagra of The West".  At over 212 feet high and 900 feet wide, the lesser known Shoshone Falls is actually higher than Niagra Falls.  Appropriately named the Niagra of the West, this...

7 Airports With Free City Tours During Layovers – Say What!

Layovers can be a real drag.  But did you know International Airports are starting to offer free city tours while you wait?  This is awesome, check it out!We love traveling but we do not love layovers.  Unless of course, it's a planned Airwander Extended Layover.  But...

Knock Your Next Trip Out Of The Park – Comprehensive Travel Planning Guide

There's a TON that goes into planning that perfect trip.  If you're planning a trip just next door or the trip of a lifetime be sure to read our comprehensive travel planning guide. Have you got a big trip to plan?  Feeling a little overwhelmed and don't know where to...

The Magic of The Delicate Arch Hike

  Perhaps the most iconic structure of Arches National Park, and all of Utah for that matter, is Delicate Arch.  No trip to Arches National Park would be complete without a Delicate Arch Hike.Delicate Arch HikeThe world-famous Delicate Arch is one of the West's...

High In The Sky At Seattle Rooftop Bars

  Raise a glass and your pinky at the Best  Seattle Rooftop Bars.  Whether you're looking for just a cocktail or some of Seattle's Best food we've got just the spot for you to take in Seattle's iconic views.Best Rooftop Bars In SeattleThere's no better way to...

Unique Travel Gifts For Her That Make Travel Better

  Trying to find the perfect gift for the female traveler in your life?  Check out these must have travel gifts for her that are not only fun but practical. Travel Gifts For HerAre you looking around trying to find that perfect gift for the female traveler in...

23 Women’s Travel Shoes Guaranteed To Be A Hit

  Have you been looking for that perfect women's travel shoe? A comfortable shoe that will allow you to explore a city for hours and hours yet still be stylish? I’ve done the leg work for you, or should I say foot work. Check out my favorite women's travel...

7 Not To Miss Arches National Park Hikes

  Find the best Arches National Park Hikes to satisfy your inner beast.  This comprehensive guide has everything you need to pick the perfect hike.Hikes In Arches NAtional ParkLooking down on the outdoor wonderland of Moab Utah stands the mighty Arches National...

How To Visit Arches National Park In The Winter

  Everything you need to know about visiting this stunning park situated right in Moab Utah. The geological wonder of Arches National Park is a diamond in the rough of this vast desert landscape.  The park at over 75,000 acres is filled with deep canyons,...

9 Unique And Stunning Seattle Day Trips

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 Grand Canyon In Winter

  The Ultimate Packing List for Hiking Grand Canyon in winter. Visiting this truly unique place is a magical experience and only gets better in winter.  No crowds, cooler temperatures, and a chance to experience the Grand Canyon the way it was meant to be. ...

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 The Grand Canyon in winter is a...

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

  A terrific hike just minutes from downtown Sedona where you can stand on top of an arch!  C'mon people this is awesome.  Check it out! Devil's Bridge hike in Sedona Arizona greets you from the start with sweeping views and lush high alpine desert but it’s the...

What To Do In the Wickedest Ghost Town, Jerome Arizona

This little town built on the steep hillside was once a booming copper mine.  Today it's one of our favorite towns located perfectly between Sedona Prescott.Just 20 miles from Sedona, the ghostly town is our new favorite place to stay while taking in all that the...

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

  Check out these ski resorts that allow overnight camping.  Perfect for RV's, Motorhomes, Vans, or even just your car. Resort Overnight ParkingCheck out these ski camping resorts that let you stay overnight in your RV, camper, van, or perhaps just your car with...

Don’t Miss Our Favorite Things To Do Near Flagstaff

This high desert mountain town located on historic Route 66 is an absolute blast.  It's a perfect base-camp for exploring Arizona's most chearished destinations.Flagstaff Arizona, a drinking town with an outdoor problem, has been a favorite of ours for years....

HAPPY HOUR STARTS NOW AT THE BEST FLAGSTAFF BREWERIES

The lively town of Flagstaff Arizona has some terrific craft breweries.  Wet your whistle at one of these fine establishments. Flagstaff Breweries Flagstaff Arizona is one of our all-time favorite cities. This 4-season mecca has no shortage of fun things to do and is...

The Best TED Talks For Travel Inspiration

  Your daily dose of travel inspiration to stoke your inner wanderlust.  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...

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 We Get FREE Accommodations While Traveling Abroad

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.  Seattle doesn't have to be expensive as there are a ton of free things to do in...

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 US Road Trip Destinations Not To Miss

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...

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...

Visiting Cambodia’s Floating Villages of Tonle Sap Lake

The largest freshwater lake in all of Southeast Asia, Tonle Sap, is a fascinating look at a truly unique way of life.  The floating villages complete with schools and medical clinics are like nothing you've ever seen.    Tonle Sap LakeWhile Siem Reap is best known for...

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 also been...

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 won't disappoint.  But navigating the ridiculous amount of cruise options can be overwelming. In fact, some of the cruises aren't even licensed and can...

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 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.Being a Light TravelerIf there’s...

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 in filling...

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

Let's see how the top rated Steripen holds up to full-time travel and why it comes out on top in our Steripen ReviewUpdated March 2019 The SteriPen Ultra has been my go-to water purification system for the past 6 years.  From purifying your glass of water in Mexico to...

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...

Picking The Right Oven For Dutch Oven Camping

Dutch Oven Camping starts with picking out the right oven.  Don't make these common mistakes when shopping for a dutch oven.  Plus we'll explore a few great recipes that are sure to impress around the campfire.Cooking in a cast iron pot over a fire may seem like a lot...

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 in...

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...

Hi, we're Jill and August. 

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

Don't hesitate to send us a message if you have any specific questions.