Pre-Trip

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Vaccinations and Medications

Vaccinations and Medications

When preparing for a trip around the world, there are certain precautions you should take when it comes to your health. There are vaccinations and medications recommended for travel and even required in some cases, depending on the countries and regions you will be traversing. Some of the vaccinations we needed were covered by insurance, but the major ones were ... Read More »

RTW Ticket or Buy-As-You-Go?

RTW Ticket or Buy-As-You-Go?

When we finally made the decision to leave behind our life in the U.S. and head out to explore the world, our first step was deciding our mode of travel. Did we want to purchase RTW (Round-The-World) plane tickets or flights as we go? For those who aren’t sure what a RTW ticket is, it is a plane ticket that allows ... Read More »

Can Credit Cards Equal Free Flights?

Can Credit Cards Equal Free Flights?

First off, when dealing with credit cards you need to be smart and not put yourself in a bad situation. We do not recommend running up a ton of debt on high interest cards. Do Not Do It, period. These cards work great for us based on ALWAYS paying off balances each month. Taking advantage of credit card sign-up offers ... Read More »