Tapas and wine at a restaurant in Barcelona, Spain

A Quick and Simple Barcelona Foodie Guide

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Forget the architecture: Barcelona is a food city. Following our recent visit, we wanted to put together a quick guide to Barcelona food. There are so many amazing restaurants to check out in Barcelona. You could spend weeks in the city and hardly make a dent. With such an overwhelming list to choose from, we decided to narrow it down for you in our Barcelona Food Guide. So to help satisfy your culinary cravings, here are some of our favourite …

Trip Planning: Weekly Budget Planner to save for Travel

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Some people are great with money, others need a little help. I know I did. People often ask us how we can afford to travel, and how we save money. It’s much easier than you might think, and I’m going to show you how. These simple steps work for any kind of budgeting goal, but we highly recommend travel, for obvious reasons! This weekly budget planner is what we used to reach the goals needed to live this lifestyle. What …

What to Do when your AirBNB Goes Wrong

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As you arrive in town and make your way to your AirBnb, you get excited to spend some time in new destination. The adventurer in you is ready to explore, but as the cab brings you to the area you notice your new surroundings. The neighbourhood looks pretty dodgy and you start to question what the hell you booked. As the taxi drives away, you knock on the door and the host answers. You’re brought into your booked accommodation and …

Tips for Properly Booking the Perfect AirBNB

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Over the years, we’ve encountered it all with AirBNB. Nearly every experience has been wonderful or at the very least satisfactory. However, there have been a handful of occasions that were far from acceptable. Through these experiences we’ve learned exactly what to look for and what steps to take to end up with what we want. Booking the Perfect AirBNB The Basic Information First research the city you’re visiting so you know exactly where you want to stay. This step …

Trip Planning: How to Book the Best Accommodation

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Booking accommodation can be a daunting task. There are so many options to choose from, and you want to make the right choice. Remember: your accommodation can make or break your time in a place. Cutting corners or booking in a crappy area will make you feel uncomfortable and that is definitely not what you want on your trip. So follow these steps to finding the best accommodation. Which type of accommodation are you looking for? Hotel You’ll find anything …

How To Write a Proper AirBNB Review

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Writing a review on AirBNB is one of the most important aspects of the experience. Not so much for you or the host; but future visitors. This post is a little about how to write a proper AirBNB review to help out other travellers. Most think of the review as a rating for the host, and while this is partially true, it’s really to help out future guests. Helping to correct any misinformation, or better yet, add some fine details …

RTW Backpacking Packing List: Female Edition

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This is not your fancy, high-end, private jet flying packing list. This is a round-the-world packing list for women who go beyond the limits of themselves to curb that heroin-like craving we call travel, that runs deep within our veins. This women’s packing list is made for jumping all over the world, from hot beach mornings to frigid mountain evenings. You never know what the weather will do, or where you might end up, so let’s get you prepared. Also, …

Trip Planning: Picking a Destination

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How do you choose your destination? This might seem like a silly question, but it’s not. People ask us this all the time. So many people want to travel and explore the world, but don’t know how to begin. When we tell them “Just pick a place,” they often freeze up. Suddenly the world seems much bigger, and trying to narrow down a specific city or country or region becomes a daunting task. So how do you choose where to …