Life is too short to travel to the same place as every other tourist.
I love Paris, Rome and New York as much as anyone else, there is no greater pleasure than discovering the more unique travel destinations that are hiding, (mostly undiscovered) around the world.
Those destinations that are perfect for people like you and me, who
take extended vacations; those who travel on a budget but still want the full bifters when it comes to experience. (more…) If I tell you this travel hack, you have to promise not to tell my kids.
(more…) Over the years I have discovered some valuable airport hacks that make traveling by plane all the more pleasurable. Even on a budget.
If you are a skinflint like me, then you will like this post.
Although I can’t advise you on how to get into VIP lounges or
receive upgrades – I’m currently backpacking the world with my husband and two teenagers, airline staff value their jobs, there’s no way they would ever risk putting us lot up into first class.
Not with the way my son’s feet smell.
(more…) Traveling in Europe is not cheap. I know. – we recently spent four months backpacking around the continent with our two teenage kids as part of our year-long escaping from normal life world adventure.
Arriving in Europe from Asia was a bit of a shocker. Especially on the old budget. That’s why I’m so glad we spent a chunk of our time house-sitting.
Not only did it save us $$$’s, but the kids got to relax and slow down (and, more importantly,) we got to drink delicious wine from the terraces of beautiful properties.
(more…) The word backpacking and Japan are not often used in the same sentence. It is assumed that the country is far too expensive to accommodate the lowly backpacker.
But it’s not true. Backpacking Japan is the
best and very, very do-able on a limited budget.
Not only that, travelling in Japan without much money doesn’t mean you have to compromise. Take it from me
(more…) What is Couchsurfing? How does it work? Is it free? Is it safe? Can I do it with my family?
These are the most common questions I hear when I tell people I
couch surfed around the world with my kids for a year.
Rather than give you a boring old review like every other blog post you can find online, I thought I’d simply answer every question I can think of about Couchsurfing in 2020.
(By the way, you can listen to what my teenage son thought about Couchsurfing in our
couchsurfing podcast discussing the for and against of couchsurfing as a family
That way you get the truth.
And yes. My Mother did actually say she thought we’d all be murdered in our beds. Your mum will do too. More on safety with Couchsurfing later.