Travel Tips

From budgets to philosophy, everything an aspiring nomad needs to know on the road.

Fire Dancers on 5th Ave, Playa del Carmen

9 Reasons to Postpone Your Holiday Vacation

Are you one of the crazy holiday travelers who braves the lines, ignores the inflated prices, disregards the hordes of people, and makes it a policy to spread good cheer no matter where you happen to be? Well, go home and leave us in peace! Your infectious good spirit and desire to forego the traditional Holiday back home in favor of travel over the Christmas break is ruining my vacation! All kidding aside, if you haven't already booked your trip for next year yet, here are nine good reasons why you might want to rethink how great travel over Christmas break can be..
Beautiful Ko Phi Phi Thailand 8 things travel has taught me

8 Things Travel Has Taught Me

After traveling extensively for the past ten years, I've learned a few things about myself and the world that I owe to a life on the road. This includes everything from the importance in choosing good footwear to how poorer countries tend to cherish their children more. In no particular order, here they are...
The open road travel preparation

Extended Travel – Preparations and To Do Lists

With November now upon us, we're under the gun to get everything sorted out and our stuff packed away as we make way for our next extended jaunt into the unknown. If you want to know what we have planned, feel free to check this post out. If not, we understand. Nothing spoils the magic of unfettered adventure like packing lists and real life to do lists.

If you're just curious to know where we're heading and for how long (here's a hint, it's going to be a very long trip) then just read the beginning. I promise I won't bore you too much. If you're thinking of taking off for your own extended trip, this post might give you an idea of the things you'll need to take care of before you go...

Hotel Swan and Teddy Bear

29 Things We Love in a Hotel Room

As a traveling family, we've stayed in a lot of hotels. Some of them one star, some five star, but most in between. While we expect a lot of differences between a five and one star hotel, it's often surprising how much difference there can be between hotels in the same class. What are some of the little things that we scan for in hotel reviews that can make the difference between an ordinary stay and a great stay. Find out...