The Great Travel Debate: Backpack vs Suitcase. The quandary about which luggage – backpack or suitcase – is the best bag to travel with has raged for decades. As we prepared to become full-time travelers, it was something we pondered, a lot!… Read the rest
Packing Cubes are the ultimate luggage organizer – and a must-have item for every savvy traveler.
To be honest though, when we first heard about Packing Cubes for traveling, we did not believe the hype. We didn’t understand how Cubes for Packing could possibly save space or help in any other way.… Read the rest
Let me start by saying that I am not a doctor; I am a traveler. A full-time traveler, actually. One of my biggest concerns when we started our globe-trotting adventures in 2014 was how to stay healthy while traveling.
Germs lurk in the spaces where travelers spend most of their time: airplanes, buses, trains, crowded attractions and hotel rooms (among other places!).… Read the rest
As full-time travelers since 2014, Airbnb is our go-to resource for finding accommodations worldwide. We have booked more than 100 accommodations on Airbnb and have racked up more than 1000 nights spent in Airbnb beds. Our vast knowledge of how to use Airbnb was gained through trial and error – and now we are sharing our top tips for Airbnb, so that fellow travelers might have a better experience…from start to finish.… Read the rest
Essential travel items – like clothing and toiletries – are featured in most travel packing lists. However, we think there are everyday items for traveling that are just as important to be packed into your suitcase! Whether you are making a road trip packing list or organizing things to bring on vacation, we highly recommend these must-have items for travel!… Read the rest
Creating my Packing List was my least favorite part of planning our ‘Round the World travels. I was torn between being a minimalist traveler and the fact that I was packing for a year-long adventure that would span all seasons. Furthermore, as a budget-conscious traveler, I was faced with creating a travel packing checklist that included essential travel items, plus several Just-In-Case items, so that I wouldn’t have to buy them on the road.… Read the rest
On the day that we left for our ‘Round the World trip, I was less than confident about what was packed to travel the world. I had researched, made a concise long-term travel packing list and had been collecting items for almost six months.… Read the rest
What do you do when you have a travel itch that you can’t scratch? What if you want to go on a trip, but – for whatever reason – you can’t travel? We are sharing our best tips for how to scratch that travel itch…even when you can’t get away.… Read the rest
My desire to visit Vietnam was ignited the first time I glimpsed a photograph of Halong Bay. It countered the image of Vietnam I had conjured in my head; the one where chaotic streets are overcrowded with motorbikes and stifled with pollution.… Read the rest
Our remote and off-the-beaten-path location of Zancudo, Costa Rica implies a sense of isolation. The single, unnamed dirt road runs parallel to the six-mile stretch of Playa Zancudo and ends at the point. It is easy to feel secluded and cut off from the rest of the world, but, in reality, there are several day trip destinations.… Read the rest