9 Awesome Additions to your London Itinerary

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London is an epic city, one of the all-time greats. It’s a city where you could spend years exploring and never do the same activity twice. Yet, many of us as travellers rarely spend more than a few days at a time here. If you’re like most visitors to London you’ll probably only have a few short days to take in all you can. Though our initial plan was to put together a nice packaged itinerary for you, we decided …

Experience a Moldova Wine Tour

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It should come as no secret that Kylee and I are huge fans of wine. We’ve tasted wine all around the world, travelled to dozens of wine regions and have even worked in wineries. So during our time in Moldova, taking in some of the incredible wine the country is producing was a must. Moldova is a tiny, landlocked country in Eastern Europe. Wedged between Romania and the Ukraine, it’s rarely on the radar of most travellers. But whether you’re …

Visiting Targu Mures, Romania

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One of the reasons we really stayed in Romania for as long as we did, was to discover some of the lesser visited destinations. Targu Mures is one of those great little finds. Like most cities in Transylvania, there is a rich blend of Romanian and Hungarian history, and fantastic architecture with it. Though we only had two days to discover what to do in Targu Mures, the tease was enough to show how underrated this city really is! Especially …

Travel Planning: Passport, Visas and Travel Insurance

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#1 – Passport Having a passport is the first thing you need when crossing borders into another country. Make sure to apply for a passport at least a month (preferably several) before your trip to make sure it arrives with plenty of time before your trip. Getting the picture taken is a feat in itself. There needs to be no glare, no smile, no smirk and exactly correct. If the passport office finds one tiny detail wrong with the photo, …

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 …

Travel Planning: Health and Safety

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Vaccines and Medications for Travel Depending on where you are headed you might need to get vaccinated. These are a few of the vaccinations you might want to consider for your destination. Always consult your doctor for specific requirements. -Hepatitis A -Hepatitis B -Yellow Fever -Measles, Mumps, Rhubella -Japanese Encephalitis -Tetanus Booster -Typhoid/Diphtheria And because we LOVE petting stray animals (which I would highly recommend against doing while travelling) we have the rabies shots. You might not need this many …

Digital Nomad Electronic Packing List

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Long gone are the days of paper maps, internet cafes and pay-by-the-minute phone booths. Today, nearly everyone is connected wherever they go. There are multiple industries revolving around travel tech. There’s WiFi on Mt Everest! Although the extra bit of gear might be considered cumbersome or unnecessary to some backpackers, to the rest, it’s part of the evolution of travel. Whether you’re working remotely or just curious as to what electronics a travel blogger requires, here is our digital nomad …

The Ultimate Long-Term Travel Packing List for Men

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I’ve been working on this list for around eleven years. What I mean, is that in those years I’ve travelled through many different climates, often on the same trip. Sometimes carrying too much; occasionally a bit too little. Over the years, through much trial and error, I’ve learned what must be packed; and more importantly, what can be left behind. Finally, over the last 18 months, through 17 counties with temperatures ranging from -12°C to +38°C, I’ve finally figured out …

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 …