Posts Tagged ‘Travel Tips’

Preparing to Travel To-Do List

| by Jason | 24 Comments » | Reflections, Travel Tips, Trip Planning

Packing and selling our stuff

Packing And Selling Stuff

Preparing to travel, regardless of travel style, can be a stressful task.  We weren’t able to sleep; awake until 3:00am thinking about all that remained to be done for our backpacking trip.

When you live in the United States, traveling to another country typically means you have a long trip overseas.  It means you have to research passport and visa requirements, book flights, and ensure things at home are taken care of.

Don’t expect your planning to be perfect, it’s impossible for long term travel.  This is a journey that will be filled with the unknown; new cultures, language barriers and obscure villages.  For me, it is was about letting go of control.  “I am unable to prevent the inevitable stress we will experience.”  Being able to control yourself when in a situation that is out of your control is a skill you will attempt develop. (more…)

10 Lessons Learned While Traveling

| by Aracely | 45 Comments » | Reflections, Travel Tips

Travel Jumping at Uyuni Bolivia Salt Flats

Jason Jumping Over a Land Cruiser on the Uyuni, Bolivia Salt Flats

It is hard to believe it has been 270 days (9 whole months) that we have been on the road.  Nine months of moving around, nine months of living out of our backpacks, nine months of not seeing family and friends, of hostels, of street food, of meeting strangers, of making friends, nine whole months of travel.  The worst for me has been the nine months of worrying about where I last left my passport.

We have definitely traveled further, taken more pictures, and had many more adventures and mishaps since our 6 Month Summary.  This time around we would like to share a few pictures that you would normally not get to see, and with them some important lessons learned while on the road. (more…)

Land Border Crossing Checklist

| by Jason | 5 Comments » | Travel Tips

What do I need to cross a border

Border Crossing Related Items

With ten land border crossings under our belt, it’s time to share our experienced check list.  Our first land border crossing was from Guatemala to El Salvador and it involved a boat ride, two bus rides and a walk across a long bridge separating the borders.  We admittedly were nervous.  It was in a less developed country and we had heard frightening stories.  Ten countries later and we have yet to have an incident.  So what should you know when crossing a land border? (more…)

5 Tips on Traveling As a Couple

| by Jason | 19 Comments » | Travel Tips

Top Restaurants in Cali, Colombia

Enjoying Dinner at El Solar in Cali, Colombia

Celebrating Valentine’s Day while traveling with your significant other reminds us how important it is to treat each other as loved ones and not just traveling buddies.  It’s not easy spending every living moment with each other and still remembering to be romantic occasionally.  Traveling as a couple will test the strength of your relationship, something I suggest doing before you venture out on a 3 or more month journey.


RTW Trip Budgeting for Central America

| by Aracely | 25 Comments » | Trip Planning

Best Travel Budget App for iPhone or iTouch

iXpenseIt iPhone Application

One of the most important concerns regarding long-term travel is finances.  There are many questions that bombard our minds, make us nervous, and lead us to shy away from the idea of traveling for longer than a week.

Can I afford it?  How much will it cost?  How long can I travel on a set amount? What will my financial situation be when I get back? And so on.  The answers to these questions can be different for everyone.



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Travel Blogs

Almost Fearless
A blog that follows one woman’s journey from corporate manager to full time traveler, writer and lay about

Art of Backpacking
Our mission is to help you travel in style; to distinctive places and to have fun doing so

As We Travel
RTW Travel Blog

The Aussie Nomad
Typical Aussie who loves a beer and a laugh. Burning the suit and packing his career into a backpack he’s setting off to travel and work the world over

Backpacking Matt
Dedicated to offering advice and inspiration for the budget conscious traveler or backpacker

Backpacking Tips Asia
Dedicated to offering advice and inspiration for the budget conscious traveler or backpacker

Backpacking Worldwide
Matt is a recent college graduate who has decided to travel the world for the indefinite future, Come follow along as he visits destinations around the world

Backpack With Brock
Follow Brock backpack around the globe, sharing his stories in HD video

Bacon Is Magic
Searching for universal truths one country at a time

Border Jumpers
A couple travels across Africa

Brendan’s Adventures
The world is my jungle gym

Two sisters who are passionate about the art of travel and who obsess over languages & cultures, great deals, stretching our travel budget to the max, and inspiring others to start their own travel adventures.

Budget Travelers Sandbox
Priceless independent travel on a budget

Canucking Abroad
A wild ride on the shoulders of a guy chasing experiences

Carrie and Jonathan
Searching for universal truths one country at a time

Carolina Nomad
Welcome to Carolina Nomad, your one-stop source for traveling the Carolinas

Clearly Enlight’s Travels
Long Term Travel within the Dynamic Moment

A Dangerous Business
Amanda is a 20-something traveler looking to get swept away in travel both around the globe and around the corner

Dan in Australia
Random ramblings and going ons of mine from the mighty Australia

The Dromomaniac
The science and philosophy of one way-travel

My name is Gary Arndt and I’ve been traveling and blogging around the world since March 2024

Finding the Universe
On the road since 2024, Laurence shares his thoughts on travelling and life

Forget Obligation Go Global… it’s my odyssey
After working long 12hr days, 7 days a week, chasing the wealth dream I finally decided it was time in my life to do something I’m passionate about, photography and travel

Gap Year Escape
The Miscellaneous Ramblings of a Backpacker

Global Navigation
Travel information, history, culture and sightseeing

Rebecca and Gadi are traveling the world and living their dream

Go Backpacking
This blog is dedicated to inspiring and motivating others to make their travel dreams come true, whether it be a one week vacation or a 5-year vagabonding odyssey

Go, See, Write
Former lawyer who took an overland RTW trip and has just kept going

Go Mexico Guide
Travel and simple living in Mexico. ¡Estás en tu casa!

Gringos Abroad
Bryan & Dena Haines sold their ad agency, their home and everything but a couple bags of luggage to move to South America

In 2 Travels
Jay and Corina’s backpacking adventure

The Indie Travel Podcast
Features audio and video podcasts iTunes along with magazine style articles for independent and adventure travellers. They also produce a travel magazine which you can download for free

The Inquisitive Travelers
Travel blogs, reviews, and random thoughts from Kyle and Rachel as they travel the world and experience life living as expats abroad

I Should Log Off
A twenty something couple logs off from work and logs into adventure

Jane’s Guide to Scotland
Guide to the beautiful country of Scotland by full time travel writer, and local girl, Jane Meighan

Lash World Tour
The travel tales of Lash, solo world traveler for 12 years… and still counting

Latin American Travel Blog
A travel blog featuring photos and travelling tips from some of Latin America’s best backpacker destinations

Life’s Great Adventures
Two first-timers travelling 15000 miles overland on the adventure of their lives

A Little Adrift
Shannon has traveled for more than two years and shares stories, tips, and advice

Luxury Backpacking
My personal experiences of backpacking Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan

New Yorker in Colorado
Living in Colorado, from a New Yorkers point of view

Nomadic Chick
Jeannie abandons the cubicle to hit the road with a backpack and laptop in search of stories, interviews and self-reflection. Oh, and some laughs too!

Nomadic China
Nomadic China unleashed

Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site
I’m a twenty-something vagabond who has been on the road regularly since 2024

No Place Like Here
Cris and Felipe are Brazilians, based in New Zealand, they travel around the world in between

No Place To Be

One Step 4 Ward
Johnny Ward is a twenty-something Irish guy spreading the word about long-term travel, lifestyle design and the awesome opportunities associated with it

Ordinary Traveler
Two surfers traveling the world and sharing budget tips, unique photography and entertaining

Pause The Moment
No itinerary, no limits, no regrets

Positive World Travel
We are Anthony & Elise and we would like to take you on a journey around the world through films, photos and articles

Richard’s Travel Blog
Retired, enjoying life and traveling the world for years

The Road Forks
Patrick and Akila’s minds (and waistlines) expand as they travel, cook, and eat their way around the world

Round We Go
One couple’s journey around the world

Run Away Jane
RTW travel blog, giving tips and advice to first time backpackers, and those already on their way

Seat of Our Pants
Newlyweds Jaime and Martin Engstrom share the good, bad and downright nasty of life on a 13-month tour of the world

Simpler Happier
A travel and photography blog

Spunky Girl Monologues
Blogger, traveler, amateur photographer and rambler

Tourist 2 Townie
Gareth Leonard escapes his small town in Upstate New York to see what it takes to go from Tourist to Townie in Latin America

Trail of Ants
A frozen juncture where the leaves of my footloose life drift to the mulch to be trampled by a stranger’s eyes

Travel Bug Juice
I’m a journalist-turned backpacker, spoken word artist and travel junkie

Traveling Canucks
Cam and Nicole are a Canadian newlywed couple exploring the world, sharing their adventures along the way

Traveling Savage
Keith is going round the world one month at a time and focusing on experiential travel to provide insight and tips on the local culture

My Traveling Story
John talks about past trips, future trips, travel tips, and advice

Liz writes about not only her own trips, but about other people’s adventures too, so she can maximize the amount of destinations she can cover.

Travel Sights with Lilliy
I am a travel blogger living in the Middle East traveling through the region, loving Turkey, and learning Turkish along the way

Travels of Adam
Adam is a graphic designer on a round-the-world trip
An on-line world travel magazine that focuses on budget travel and backpacking

Twenty-Something Travel
A website about travel for young people; the why, the where and the how

Two Go RTW
Is it still possible to have great, life-changing adventures on a shoestring

Two Guys Around The World
The incredible story of how two recent college grads traveled around the world on an impossible budget

Unpaved South America
Providing quality writing and information for the traveler who wants to adventure off the beaten path in South America; exploring culture, places, and people

Tips and tales from a girl traveling on a tight budget

Vagabond Quest
Dina and Ryan have been traveling around the world since April 2024 and are still going. It’s their dream to be permanent travelers

A Wandering Sole
Professional nomad & amateur runner, Laura Walker is traveling, volunteering, and running around the world

Wanderlass Travels
The lass who wanders on a quest to live a live extraordinary through travels

Weekend Haven
Discover the Best Weekend Getaway in Asia & UAE | A Backpacking Guide to Budget Travelers
Travel motivation, which contains travel, photos, hitch-hiking, backpacking and personal stories; travel information, advice, and tips.

Wine and Spirits Travel
Marcia Frost writes about travel, wine and spirits

The World Effect
A travelogue from around the world searching for culture, design and adventure

Year Around the World
A vagabonding & adventure travel blog

A Year in Motion
An Irish-Honduran duo roam the planet

yTravel Blog
Caz & Craig’s tips and inspiration from 10 years of backpacking, working abroad and world trave

General Travel Related Sites

Asia Travel Tales
Travel tips and stories to help you travel Asia cheaper and get off the beaten path

Aussie Travel Advice
Free and independent travel advice and tales for Aussies

Backpacker Daily
An online newspaper for budget backpackers founded Lindsey and Blake

The Backpacker Herald
guide to independent travel for those on a budget, offering travel inspiration and advice from around the world

Beachcomber Pete
Beachcomber Pete Travel Adventures

Beach Malta
Malta’s nifty guide to Summer & Beaches in Malta

Briefcase to Backpack
America’s Career Break Headquarters: Offering Travel Inspiration and Advice

Career Break Secrets
Site offering advice, tips and video travel guides for career breakers and other long-term travelers

Darn Good Digs
Online guide to the world’s best independently owned accommodations for budget-minded travelers

Dave’s Travel Corner
A travel community with travel articles, photos, links, classifieds, message boards & much more.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single click

Discovering Serendipity
Exploring Sri Lanka through story and photography… for the curious and adventurous traveler

Historical Sites of the World
An ever expanding list of the best historical sites around the world with history and visitor information

How to Peru
First-hand tips, advice and travel information for backpackers in Peru

How to Travel the World
The ultimate guide to traveling the world, covering every topic and including sample itineraries

My Good Travel Advice
Advice, tips, and stories on how to travel better, cheaper, and further

Community Travel Blog

Two Weeks to Travel
Live the life you want, in the time you have

30 Traveler – Travel Podcast
Travel Podcast and Blog Budget travel tips and travel psychology

Informal ideas for traveling on a shoestring

Other Sites We Enjoy

Scordo helps you live the Italian way.

Failing Civilization
Discusses the ultimate demise of the human race and the influential behaviors behind it. A failing state of greed and corruption leads to the end of the world.