The Rewards of Traveling Outside of Your Comfort Zone

travel 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Keeping It Together With the Demi Hugger – Travel Better!

luggage-strap demi hugger

One of my new favorite travel accessories is a little handy gadget called the Demi Hugger. This slick device attaches my bulky backpack to the top of my suitcase securely so it no longer falls off when I’m getting on and off subways, running through the airport to catch a flight or traversing up and down … Read more

Our Recommendations – What We Have In Our Pack

Recommended Travel Gear

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 … Read more

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

WorstGiftsForTravelers

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Do You Need Proof of Onward Travel?

passport

“Do you have proof of onward travel?”, the dreaded question from airline check-in personnel. 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 this question pops up at check-in. Most round the world travelers and digital nomads have faced this … Read more

How We Save Thousands on Airfare

In Flight

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 … Read more

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

Bangkok Tuk Tuk

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 … Read more