Best Accommodations of our Journey: Mark's Place Moorea, French Polynesia

Best Accommodations of our RTW Journey

Naturally, we are often asked what our ‘favorites’ were during our travels around the globe. Those are always tough questions, but to share some of our best memories, we are starting a new series of posts called Best Of Our Journey.Read the rest

Our Airbnb in Kotor, Montenegro: View from our window

Our Airbnb in Kotor, Montenegro

Lately, we’ve been talking excessively about Airbnb, but for good reason: We love it! In our journey around the world, accommodations account for slightly less than half of our spending at an average of $44 USD per day (which is equivalent to paying $1,360 monthly rent, all utilities included).… Read the rest

Finding Home Abroad with Airbnb

For the past eight months, we’ve essentially been drifters, claiming 37 different homes since our journey began. Finding home abroad – meaning, places to stay that are as comfortable as our old home – can be challenging.

Leaving our home in America

When we left the United States, we gave away the majority of our possessions to our friends or donated to a local charity.… Read the rest

Finding Local Hoi An, Vietnam JetSetting Fools

Finding the local Hoi An, Vietnam

Being that Hoi An is geared toward tourism, getting a feel for how the locals live isn’t as easy as in other parts of Vietnam. That being said, finding local Hoi An, Vietnam experiences can be achieved by simply getting out of the resorts, off the main shopping streets and into the neighborhoods.… Read the rest

Making an exception: Staying at a beach resort

Making an exception: Staying at a beach resort

We’ve made no secret about the fact that we are budget travelers; we are not on vacation, we are on a journey. Part of our journey is learning how to live on less, rely on public transportation (if not our own two feet), and experience places on a more local level.… Read the rest

Budget Island Accommodations: Easter Island and Moorea

With limited flights to Easter Island and on to Tahiti – always a risk for standby passengers – we were quite unsure if we would make it to either destination. Not wanting to be on the hook for accommodations we couldn’t use, we waited until we arrived to book our accommodations.… Read the rest

Accommodations in Uruguay JetSetting Fools

Our Uruguayan homes: Accommodations in Uruguay

Our three weeks in Uruguay have been split between the city and the beach – and our accommodations in Uruguay have been just as different. In Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, we stayed in a hotel in the well-situated, active-yet-safe Barrio Sur. While on the beach in the small town of Punta del Diablo, we rented a cabin, fully equipped with a kitchen, dining/living area and an upstairs bedroom loft with a balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.… Read the rest