There's something wonderful about sitting on my sofa watching other travelers get themselves into strange and unpredictable situations. So put your feet up, relax and join us for this installment of our couch potato tv travel favorites.
Since leaving Canada in early December we've been hanging out in the warm weather of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.In the past few months we've enjoyed gorgeous beaches, interesting ruins, fabulous meals, snorkeling with turtles, hanging out in ecoparks, lounging in swimming pools, riding on buses plus pretty much everything else you would get to do living at home. It's actually been low key compared to our previous trip, but we knew that coming in.We're only a few days from our flight to Spain. With the weather cooler there than what we're now used to it will be a wake up call once we set foot on the ground.We don't have a lot planned so far, however I'm expecting we'll spend a few days to a week checking out Madrid before heading south to warmer weather or maybe even west to Portugal. It should be a fun time regardless of where we end up and we're looking forward to traveling Europe with our little ones.
So, you've decided that you want to take an epic trip. Whether it's a year long sabbatical, a week-long splurge at the beach, or climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, you're going to need the cash. And saving isn't easy. Here's some serious motivation to get you saving.
Where is home?
Is it a place? The house you grew up in? Where you keep your most treasured possessions?
Is it a country? Lines drawn on a map, forged by treaties and wars and negotiations?
Once, home was what I knew, what was familiar, what was nearby. The world was unknown, full of places I hadn't seen and unfamiliar people.
We've been on the road, off and on, for over ten years now. First as a couple hanging out in dodgy hostels and hanging off the back of tuk-tuks in Thailand, and now as a family with two little travelers leading the charge.
All those years have left an imprint: Home is a mosaic; a collection of places and people, tastes and sounds.
We're thrilled to have David Elias give us a cheeky and insightful look into traveling with a smartphone.David gives us a few observations to help make the most out of traveling with a compact marvel of modern technology, from the dangers of mirrored screen covers and airport scanners, to managing the constant presence of technology in our travels.
When people ask us why we travel so many answers come to mind. Though rarely spoken, my initial thought is always the same, "How can I not travel?"Most hope for simple answers. Unfortunately I don't have any simple answers for them, just a few questions and a lot of maybe's....
When we first started traveling, we found out quite quickly that everyone has some advice about travel. It's taken us a few years and more than a few miles to realize that a lot of the travel myths we heard were just simply wrong.Here's a list of the top 25 travel myths that have cost us time or money, or given us headache.