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 …

Travel Planning: Passport, Visas and Travel Insurance

Mark Stewart Travel Planning 2 Comments

#1 – Passport Having a passport is the first thing you need when travel planning and wanting to cross 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 …

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

Kylee Hayes Travel Planning 4 Comments

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 …

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 …

How to Save Money [for Travel]

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A question we’re regularly asked: how did we save up the money for a journey like this? It certainly didn’t come easy, or without sacrifice, but it wasn’t nearly as difficult as some imagine. First of all, we worked. Often jobs we didn’t like and often for long hours. When things began to become mentally straining, we simply reminded ourselves of the long-term goal. While this never really made working outside in -30 bearable, it did help to pacify the …