Ultimate Burning Man Packing List
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Ultimate Burning Man Packing List

It is time for "That Thing in the Desert" (TTITD) again. Remember those timid travelers back in 2010 that went into Burning Man blindly? Without knowing any Burners? Without knowing what to bring? Yeah, we're back. Except this time, this is our 11th burn. Dare I say - We're veterans. And this time, we're bringing… Continue reading Ultimate Burning Man Packing List

Burning Man, Information, North America, Travel

Must Know Burning Man Tips for Newbies

So it is your first time out on the playa. You get there, starry eyed, looking forward to your upcoming life-changing week, and find out that, as a newbie, you have forgotten a gazillion things that would have made your life easy-peasy. We have had a few readers contacting us about advice that we could… Continue reading Must Know Burning Man Tips for Newbies

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Up and Coming Travel: Get Me Outta Here!

I can’t believe that it has already been three months since we got back from Mexico. While I am loving having a home base here in Austin, Texas, my itchy feet are still very alive. In short, I’m getting a bad case of “GET ME OUTTA HERE!” - even if it is just for a… Continue reading Up and Coming Travel: Get Me Outta Here!

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20 Tips for Tackling New Zealand on a Tight Budget

Bringing in the weekend we have an awesome post by Bethaney of Flashpacker Family. Here is a great list of how to to New Zealand on a budget! New Zealand is top of many a bucket list. It's a dream destination with towering mountains, icy glaciers, bubbling hot pools and sweeping scenes straight out of… Continue reading 20 Tips for Tackling New Zealand on a Tight Budget

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Central America, Information

Hot Springs Waterfall at Finca Paraiso

“Have you been to the hot springs yet?” “Have you checked out Finca Paraiso?” “You must go to our hot springs! It is the best thing to do around here!” We were bombarded with “demands” to head out to the hot springs waterfall by the locals, expats, and old salts we found ourselves drinking beer… Continue reading Hot Springs Waterfall at Finca Paraiso

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Caribbean, Central America, Information

Our Essential Beach Packing List

We've come a long way, baby! After celebrating our 2 year "on the road" anniversary, it is really amazing to see how much we have grown. Experiences, mistakes, and general blunders have given us an invaluable database of knowledge - especially when it comes to packing. Our most recent trip has us spending a month… Continue reading Our Essential Beach Packing List

Africa, Guest Post, Information

10 Things To Do in Zanzibar on a Backpacker’s Budget

When people think of Zanzibar – a small island off the East Coast of Africa, they often think of honeymooners, five star resorts and a big hole in their wallets. What a lot of people don’t know, however, is that Zanzibar is an Island open to travellers on any budget – even the shoestring backpackers’… Continue reading 10 Things To Do in Zanzibar on a Backpacker’s Budget

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Europe, Information

The Secret Level of Nostalgia: The Computer Game Museum in Berlin, Germany

With a bowl of Captain Crunch in my lap and Darkwing Duck on the TV, this Saturday morning began like any other in the early 90s. I was so involved with my weekend ritual that I didn’t hear the phone ring. Fortunately, I did hear my Mom yelling that the phone call was for me.… Continue reading The Secret Level of Nostalgia: The Computer Game Museum in Berlin, Germany

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5 Great Ways to Save for Travel

You may be surprised to know that our bank account is quite sad. A chilly wind and a couple of tumbleweeds make their way through occasionally, but overall we are nowhere near rich (and actually, I think we’re technically at poverty level). So how do we make it work? How do we save for travel?… Continue reading 5 Great Ways to Save for Travel

Information, South America

What to do in Buenos Aires

Few cities in the world can match the depth of culture found in Buenos Aires. Whether you're driven by food, wine, shopping, or art, there is certainly no shortage of experiences waiting to be had. But where to start? Well, you should wander on an empty stomach so lets begin with food and drinks. Beef… Continue reading What to do in Buenos Aires

Europe, Information, Travel

How To: Train Across Europe with a Eurail Pass

Boats and I have a rocky relationship. Buses and I are taking a break after spending over 20 accumulated days on them traveling from Mexico to Argentina. Planes and I are good, but oftentimes their cost-to-worth ratio makes me consider straying. So who is there waiting with open arms to comfort me in my hour of… Continue reading How To: Train Across Europe with a Eurail Pass

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Stuffing my Face at La Boqueria

If there is one thing in the world that I’m good at, it is eating. After coming back from our Latin American trip I gained like a gazillion pounds because I was back in the culinary heaven of Austin, Texas. It was in Barcelona that I fell in love with the amazingness that are local… Continue reading Stuffing my Face at La Boqueria

Europe, Information, Photography

Hidden Gem: Grettislaug Hot Springs in Iceland

It is amazing what adventures you will come across when you just let things happen. I always feel like I’m missing out on opportunities when we have a packed schedule. I am so incredibly happy that our road trip mate was M. He pulled us into a million things we wouldn’t have done normally -… Continue reading Hidden Gem: Grettislaug Hot Springs in Iceland

Europe, Information, Travel

London on the Cheap

Been there. Done that. Shaun and I don’t go to London for the main attractions any more. I mean, this was his third time and my second time visiting. You can only visit the London Eye so many times before it starts to get a bit old. Awesome? Yes. But with the money we were… Continue reading London on the Cheap

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Things to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Somehow we had managed to fly over 9 times zones or so in a matter of 3 days from Anchorage, Alaska to Reykjavik, Iceland - the land of renewable energy, where sheep outnumber people, and the Prime Minister's phone number is listed in the phone book. I rubbed my eyes in disbelief as we landed.… Continue reading Things to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland