While traveling the world and visiting distant lands is a dream many of us have, it can feel completely unobtainable at times. Usually, the biggest stumbling block is money, or rather, the lack of it. That's where crowdfunding comes in. But why would a random stranger want to donate money towards your dream holiday of relaxing on the beach in a tropical paradise? Well, they probably wouldn't. However, if you're planning to do some genuine good for others on your trip, you just may be able to use crowdfunding to help fund your travels. Here are some ideas to get you started.
We've been on dozens of ships over the years. That said, we've never been on a cruise. That said, there's always been something very appealing about sailing around in the Caribbean and eating great meals. But somehow, over our years of travel, a cruise has somehow slipped further and further from our travel to do list. But recently, I've heard some great things about cruises from many of our traveling friends. It's got me thinking, and doing some research into why a cruise may make sense for us. Here are some of our favorite reasons why a cruise might be worth a try...
If anyone knows about how to get the most out of travel, it's a travel blogger. Travel bloggers spend a good chunk of their lives on the road, searching out great (and not so great) destinations, and sharing their finds with their online readers. In an earlier post, some of the world's best travel bloggers gave us the insider secrets to getting ready for a great trip. This time, we asked them to share their best tips for having a great vacation once you've left on your trip. We've been traveling regularly for over 10 years together, and some of these tips were even new to us. Check them out.
We asked some of the worlds top travel bloggers to share their travel tips for getting started on a trip. They dish their best tips on everything from planning and packing to saving money on flights.
This article is for you if: You're looking for a cheap flight to a specific destination, but are a bit flexible about where you fly from. In the last article in our flight hacking series, we told you how to find the cheapest flight (to anywhere) out of your departure city (or country). Now it's time to up the game a little and see how a little extra ingenuity (and to be honest, a little hard work) can save you serious money on airfare. The problem: Unfortunately, our favorite flight search engines won't let you find the cheapest flight to a destination from multiple countries or regions. You always need to enter a departure city or country. Here's our solution...
Updated for 2018! Here's everything you need to know about Portugal's toll roads from the new, unmanned Electronic Tolls to the old Via Verde system. Make sure you read this if you're planning a trip to Portugal in the near future and plan on driving your own vehicle or renting a car while you're there.
As travel bloggers, we use our iPhones constantly to find hotels and apartments, book airfares, get directions, select restaurants, phone home and share photos. Check out our list of free, must have travel apps to make life on the road that much easier.
One of the hardest things to do while on the road is to talk to friends and family back home on a regular basis. They're generally living their normal lives, going to work and so forth while you're doing your own thing on the other side of the planet. Emailing, texting and video chatting all help immensely however what happens to those friends or relatives not plugged into the internet or on the cutting edge of technology? Sure you can send them a postcard and hope they're doing well however that's a little one sided and frankly, so 1880. Let's kick it up 50 or so years and remember how it was done for almost a hundred years. Most people still have a telephone and here's a quick rundown of traditional and not so traditional ways to phone internationally.