Flying with family is no simple task. Getting everyone packed, organized and ready to go through security with little fuss can present quite a challenge. Thankfully, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has a few pointers to help make your summer travel experience run smoothly.
Whether you're backpacking on a round the world trip, spending your summer in a European villa or planning a two week road trip around the USA, one of the hardest questions you'll have to answer is: How much money do I need to travel? Charles and I have had to answer this question for every trip since our first round the world trip together in 2002. Along the way, we've found some helpful tips and resources for figuring out a budget for even the most complex of trips. Here's our back of the envelope, quick calculation guide to get you started.
From eating a croissant by the Eiffel Tower to climbing Mount Everest, every person has a secret dream of what they one day hope to accomplish. Mine is simple and attainable. So why is it going to take me a lifetime to achieve it? A hint, my dream is not a destination, it's a state of mind.
Eight months before Charles and I first started traveling back in 2002, I was a broke university grad with a student loan and almost no savings. How did I save enough money in 8 months to travel the world for a year? By getting serious and following this tough love approach.
Travel, by its very nature, is all about a switch in perspective. When we're in unfamiliar territory, things that seemed incredibly important in our everyday lives can suddenly see trivial. And things that were trivial to us in our day-to-day lives (like a comfortable bed, or a good meal) are suddenly cherished. Here are a few of my favorite places in the world to look down across the rooftops.
Have you ever wanted to just pack up your things and travel around the world? The problem is that most of us don't have the money to travel without working. Sure, you could pick up jobs teaching or waiting tables as you go, but what if you could make decent money online as you traveled? The world's changed a lot in the last 10 years, making it entirely possible to travel and make a great living online. We're not saying it's easy (don't get us started!), but it can be done. If you fantasize about being able to work online as you travel, check out these inspiring and helpful blogs. They just might help you get one step closer to ditching the 9 to 5 lifestyle.
There's something inherently wonderful about sitting on my sofa at home and watching other travelers get themselves into strange and unpredictable situations. So put your feet up, relax a little and join us for this installment of our couch potato series featuring some of our travel television favorites.