Travel Resources

Helpful Resources for Travelers

travel comfort zone

The Rewards of Traveling Outside of Your Comfort Zone

I became passionate about travel after my (now) husband took me on my first trip abroad. Instead of planning a typical vacation that involved lying in the sun and getting the darkest tan possible (which i have since grown to regret for so many reasons), he suggested that we plan a trip to Europe. That […]
0
on September 4, 2017

Do You Need Travel Insurance or International Health Insurance?

When we tell people that we are full-time travelers, inevitably someone asks us about health care or travel insurance. It’s an important question. We, like everyone, get sick and injured at times. We worry about getting the proper care if something does happen. And, over the years, we’ve definitely had damage and losses to equipment […]
2
Recommended Travel Gear

Our Recommendations – What We Have In Our Pack

After 2 years of traveling full-time, we have more travel under our belts than most. And during that time we’ve come up with a few things that make travel easier and more convenient for us. Below are links to products that we use and recommend.  Jen: The primary bag that we both use is the eBags […]
3
mail forwarding services and virtual mailboxes: mail_for_digital_nomads

Beyond Mail Forwarding: Virtual Mail Options for Nomads and Travelers

Why Do You Need a Mailing Address? Typically when you move to a new place, you fill out a mail forwarding form with the post office, and they make sure your mail gets to your new address. What? You don’t have an address? As full-time travelers, we don’t have an address because we typically don’t stay […]
17
WorstGiftsForTravelers

Worst Gifts for Travelers – Please Don’t Buy Us These

Why would we list the worst gifts for travelers? We’ve seen way too many posts about the “Best Gifts for Travelers” or “Top 10 Presents for Travelers” – so, we decided on something a little different. Please, please don’t buy us (or anyone you love) anything on the following list. Enjoy reading. Our Worst Gifts for […]
42

Language Learning on a Budget

If you’ve traveled anywhere where you don’t speak the local language, you’re aware of the challenges you can face: trouble negotiating taxis and transportation, not understanding directions, ordering the wrong food. It’s always helpful to have a few phrases in the local language. But, what if you want to go beyond “hello”, “thank you”, and […]
18
passport

Do You Need Proof of Onward Travel?

You arrive at the airport, armed with bags, passport and your one-way ticket, ready for a big adventure exploring your next new destination. And then, as you are checking into your flight, you are asked the dreaded question. “Do you have proof of onward travel?” Most round the world travelers and digital nomads have faced this question at […]
19
In Flight

How We Save Thousands on Airfare

Generally, people are shocked at how little we pay for airfare. As digital nomads, we travel differently than most people. Since we don’t have a “home base”, a lot of our trips are open-ended. This allows for a lot of flexibility to find inexpensive flights (as well as some challenges – not having a return […]
20
Bangkok Tuk Tuk

How to Get to Know a New City – Digital Nomad Style

At least once a month, we pack up everything we own and move to a new city, and often a new country. Such is the life of nomads. While we love the excitement and fascination of exploring new places, figuring out a new city or town can also be frustrating. But, over a year of […]
22
How we afford to travel full-time

How We Afford To Travel Full-time

How do we afford to travel full-time? This is the question we get more than any others when we describe to people what we do. When we first announced to our family and friends that we were going to sell our home and begin traveling full-time we had a lot of mixed reactions. The most […]
19