Travel Planning

Staying Fit While Traveling

Staying Fit While Traveling

It’s no secret that staying fit while traveling is easier said than done. Your days are jam-packed with sightseeing plus you want to try all of the local food and drinks. Traveling gives you a million excuses for skipping your workouts and abandoning your mindful-eating plans. Use the interactive quiz below from Health IQ to get you motivated to stay ... Read More »

Save on Summer Vacation Must-haves with Dosh

Save on Summer Vacation Must-haves with Dosh

Summer is officially here. For us Wisconsinites that means warmer temps, longer days, evenings on the patio, weekends at the lake and SUMMER VACATION! If you’re anything like me you love everything about vacation: the dreaming, the planning, the anticipation and {of course} the trip itself. However, no vacation can start without the dreaded packing of the bags. Am I ... Read More »

Five Apps You Need for Summer Travel

Five Apps You Need for Summer Travel

Summer travel season is nearly here! While mid-summer is the most popular time for Americans to take a summer vacation, the season officially kicks off Memorial Day Weekend. That’s only a month away! Whether you’re hitting the open roads or the open skies this summer, take these five travel apps with you for an easier, better, and CHEAPER trip! Dosh ... Read More »

199ride’s Guide to Preparing Your Vehicle for a Long Road Trip

199ride’s Guide to Preparing Your Vehicle for a Long Road Trip

Preparing for a road trip with your family can take a great amount of effort. Do the kids have enough activities to stay occupied? Are the snacks packed? Are there easily accessible rest stops along the way? These are just a few of the questions you may be asking yourself. But, have you thought about your vehicle? Tuning up your ... Read More »

Top Tips for Booking Accommodation for Your Next Holiday

Top Tips for Booking Accommodation for Your Next Holiday

Are you planning a trip soon? Then you need to get a couple of essentials sorted – namely your travel and accommodation. We’re here to help with the latter. After a busy day exploring somewhere new or a mornings worth of sunbathing, you’ll want somewhere nice to return to and refresh. But accommodation can easily be the most expensive part ... Read More »

Gift Guide for Active Travelers

Gift Guide for Active Travelers

It’s that time of year again. Holiday music fills the stores, the temps are dropping (in our part of the world) and holiday cheer is on display everywhere you look. With that in mind, we figured we would put together a list of some of our favorite items for travel. Our gift guide is full of awesome tools to keep ... Read More »

How We Funded Our Around the World Trip

How We Funded Our Around the World Trip

Before I tell you how much our two year around-the-world trip cost, I feel it’s important to tell you how we funded our trip. We didn’t inherit a bunch of money. We didn’t sell our kidneys. Our parents didn’t pay for it. And we didn’t win the lottery. On more than one occasion we had people tell us they assumed we won ... Read More »

Proven Tips To Get Your First House Sitting Job

Proven Tips To Get Your First House Sitting Job

Landing your first house sitting job is difficult and can sometimes take months. However, after completing five house sits (in Asia, Europe, and North America), we are confident in passing along our proven tips to get your first house sitting job! We applied for our first house sit in October of 2014 and two weeks later were booking flights to ... Read More »

Ireland Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Ireland Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. This goal went right out the window, as our spending in Ireland was going to be over $100 a day after booking flights and the car rental! But, this was our last stop before heading back to the U.S. and we both really wanted to take in Ireland and ... Read More »

Greece Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Greece Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. To be fair, this is actually a breakdown of Santorini, since it is the only part of Greece we visited. We had plans to visit Athens, but plans changed when our flights were not going to work out for our next country. Therefore, Athens got cut and we ended ... Read More »