Hostels have a reputation for being party places filled with 20 year old students, grungy shared bathrooms and crowded dorms. But things have changed. Some hostels now rival nice hotels for amenities and cleanliness, and many have private rooms and bathrooms for couples and families. We mostly stay in rental apartments when we travel, as we can get great long term rates and a place to cook (almost a necessity when you travel with two kids under eight!). We've found that hostels are a great alternative to hotels when ...
Most people that travel for extended amounts of time quickly realize one thing as they're getting ready for their trip, they have too much stuff!. After buying and selling a house worth of furniture twice in the past five years, we've discovered a few things about selling your things online with sites like Craigslist and Kijiji.
First off, a good ad is like a good post. Just like blogging or having a successful article published, good pictures, a decent ad title, honesty and the right information are all requirements for a successful ad.
Here are some things you need to know.
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.
As the owners of a loving, older cat and former dog owners, we know all too well the hassle of trying to figure out what to do with our pet while we travel.. The three main options for your pet are: have someone take care of your pet in your house, have your pet go to someone else's place or take your pet with you. What you do with them depends on how long you're traveling, how much money you're willing to spend and how much you trust others to take care of your extended family. Here are a few ideas to help you decide...
Like most travelers, we aren't made of unlimited money (wouldn't a trust fund be nice!). We save cash a lot of ways, from traveling during shoulder season, to bargaining and living more like locals.
There are times, though, that it makes sense to splurge a little and tell your inner Ebeneezer Scrooge to get lost.
How do you know when to tell your inner cheapskate to take a flying leap?
If you think that you can't afford to travel the world, finding a job on the road may be just the ticket.
Travel can be complicated. While we love to explore new cultures and places, the hassles of finding the best price, planning an itinerary and dealing with airport security and regulations can be overwhelming. If you can avoid these ten travel mistakes, you'll be well on your way to a ...
Are you sitting at a desk, staring at a computer monitor and dreaming of traveling? Thinking about seeing your screen savers in real life? You aren't alone. Mini retirements and gap years for adults are becoming more and more popular. Here are ten reasons to take a career break and travel. Right Now.