Travel Tips

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

Australia's Whitsunday Islands Sailing Cruise

When It’s Time To Splurge

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?

View of St Martin from the Airplane St Martaan

The 10 Worst Travel Mistakes You Can Make

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 ...
Packing List for Kids on Long Haul Flight Nap

34 Great Packing Tips for a Long Haul Flight with Kids

Does the thought of a long haul flight with your little kids leave you in a cold sweat? It shouldn't. We've taken flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong, hopped between islands in the Philippines, and flown from Canada to Cancun to Costa Rica as well as Calgary to Cuba and all over North America with two little ones in tow. The kids are now seven and three, but we flown with them from the time they were still breastfeeding and in diapers. Here are our top tips for taking long flights with little ones...

Tech We Like To Travel With

Tech We Love To Travel With

In this day and age, anyone that travels seems to be defined by what they bring (or don't bring) on their travels. As a result, this digital age has brought another term to the backpack scene: flashpacker. Flashpacking is simply backpacking with more technological toys. It also usually refers to travellers with a few extra dollars to spend while on the road. The term affluent is sometimes associated with it as well however in this day and age almost everyone has a few tech toys with them. As such I suppose you can call us flashpackers but in truth, I like to refer to us simply as travellers or even nomads since we tend to follow the seasons. Our little ones tell everyone we're Barefoot Nomads and to be honest, it puts a smile on my face every time they say it. When we first started seriously travelling back in '02 one of the first places we stopped was Singapore. At the time Singapore was said to be miles ahead of the West in terms in technology. It usually took a few months for products to show up in Canada and the US that were already collecting dust on the shelves in this Asian country. As such, we had decided to pick up both a digital camera and a new laptop while we were there. Though we were far from pioneers at the time, a traveller with a decent laptop was still a rare sight. These days, finding a serious traveller without a laptop is a rarity and digital cameras are cheap and plentiful. Some of the equipment the typical backpacker takes and uses could probably...
La Paz Waterfall Gardens Costa Rica

8 Fun Things To Do With Kids In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the land of waterfalls, volcanoes, abundant wildlife and beautiful landscapes, making it the perfect place to immerse your kids in nature and outdoor fun. Here are 8 fun ways to enjoy Costa Rica with kids. Check out La Paz Waterfall Gardens The La Paz Waterfall Gardens are a fantastic way to see Costa Rica's wildlife and lush rainforest up close. There are over ten animal exhibits, where you can see monkeys, snakes, frogs, birds of every color and size imaginable and jungle cats. Don't miss the ...