Travel Planning

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 »

Our Favorite Podcasts

Our Favorite Podcasts

As you read this, we’re somewhere over the Atlantic in route to London. An easy eight-hour flight from Atlanta. I say easy, but that is relative to other travel days we’ve had on our trip. You might remember we kicked this all off with a 15-hour flight to Tokyo and an overnight at Haneda Airport. We also had some extremely long days while ... Read More »

So, What’s Next?

So, What’s Next?

We have been a bit quiet lately, especially with our future plans. And honestly, it’s because we simply didn’t know what exactly was next for us. Some different opportunities presented themselves, but we couldn’t make up our minds as we were juggling a few different ideas. However, everything came together a few weeks ago and we’re ready to share! We are ... Read More »

Poland Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Poland Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

  The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. Heading to Poland found us meeting up with more family. After spending a couple fun weeks in Germany with Matt’s parents, we were going to be meeting his siblings and a friend in Poland. Poland was going to be a quick trip (only 4 days), thanks to Matt ... Read More »

Germany Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Germany Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. We were pretty excited for our trip to Germany, and not just because of the German sausage and beer we’d be consuming. What was causing the extra excitement was that we would be meeting up with a friend we met in Les (Bali) as well as a former co-worker. AND, ... Read More »