Once we started living out of our Osprey Backpacks, Compression cubes kept things organized and the situation more manageable. Think of them as dresser drawers for your backpack. You can separate shirts and pants and they get less wrinkled when they aren’t just thrown haphazardly in the backpack.Read More
Vietnam Motorbike Trip Blog: If you want to boil it down, all you really need for a Vietnam motorcycle trip is a bike, Dong for gas and then some extra Dong for repairs. On the flippy flop, if you want to make the most out this adventure of a lifetime, here are a few items you’re going to want to pick up to make the trek a bit more comfortable.Read More
Picture it: You're standing at the top of Roy's Peak. The sun is just rising over Lake Wanaka. You have your trusty GoPro in hand. Turn it on and point it at the sun? How do you capture this moment: your feelings, the sounds, the air; so you can share feeling with the world? Here's a few little things to keep in mind that will make a HUGE difference.Read More
What is long term travel like with a significant other? Like some facebook relationships- it’s complicated.Read More
It takes a while to come to terms with the idea of quitting your job and leaving on a trip. Once I knew I HAD to take this trip, the very next thought I had was “Great-I can leave. How do I come back?”
What follows is what I’ve learned from both Allison and my own experiences. These are all the things to consider and tips we learned on how to come home from a year living and traveling abroad.
As a guy, it’s a little bit weird for me to talk about my clothes. Bros just don’t do that. I’m breaking the rule here though, because I can use the excuse that for a long term trip, clothes become more akin to being equipment or gear.
And we know gear is a perfectly reasonable thing to discuss among dudes.Read More
While traveling, experience starts to save you both money and headaches abroad. Looking back at our early months traveling we face-in-palm to think of the costly mistakes we made. We share them here to help you avoid stupidity like ours.Read More
That's right - New Zealand is the location of our photo on all of our branding! This was a hike in the center of the South Island in the Lord of the Rings film location of Edoras....or called Mount Sunday in real life.Read More
*This is not a sponsored video...I'm just a big fan!*
Looking into signing up for the Citi Bank HHonors Reserve card? Learn the best perks of the card as well as see an example of where you can cash-in your 2 free nights at the Conrad Bali Resort and Spa. Whether you are looking to add the card into your credit portfolio or you're interested in a bit of Travel Hacking, this video is sure to hit on a few of the points you're looking for like:
- What does the card entail?
- Is the card right for me? and Should I sign up for the Hhonors card?
- What's the catch?
- What is the sign-up bonus?
Bali is paradise for motorcycles- mostly decent roads surround by gorgeous cliffs, stunningly green rice paddies, mountains, oceans- so much beauty it will make your eyes bleed.Read More
Motorbike traffic in Vietnam is insane, but there is a method to the madness. By far the most challenging areas to drive in are the busy cities such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. Surprisingly, once you get out of the busy city centers, driving becomes a piece of cake.Read More
When you’re planning long term travel, it means that inevitably, you’re going to be bringing a gadget or two alone with you. At bare minimum, it’s probably going to be your cell phone. However, depending what your goals are while abroad, you might plan on a lot more.
We knew we wanted to film our entire trip, so we basically took a studio with us. Think “more tech, less t shirts”.Read More
We carried our Osprey Porter 46L Backpacks around the world with us for a year. These things are seriously bulletproof. Well, maybe not bulletproof, but we beat the hell out of them and they still look brand new.Read More
If you're looking to learn more about what travel insurance is, how to buy it, and what our experience was like buying insurance through World Nomads, read on through our review! In our in depth review of World Nomads, we disclose both the pros and the cons their benefits and coverages.Read More
In all the prep, planning and saving for your upcoming trip, don't forget to pick up an International Driving Permit before you leave home. Getting your International Driving Permit isn't as fun and sexy as picking out your new swimsuit for your trip, but you're going to be glad you have it when the time comes. Here are three reasonsRead More
*Free checklist download!* Heading out on a trip soon? Exciting! Packing is both equally exciting and stressful. We thought we'd put together a short list of the bare essentials. Find out the most strategic way to say space in your suitcase by starting with essential items first.Read More
First off, why do you want to hand launch a drone to begin with? Aren't we going to chop our little fingers off?
Turns out, there is a great reason to learn to hand launch your Phantom 3 drone. There are a lot of bad things that can happen to a drone. One of the times our little robot friends are most vulnerable is during takeoff. A strong wind gust, tall grass or an uneven surface can spell disaster. On top of eliminating risk, I prefer to hand launch just to keep dirt and dust away from my camera lens.Read More
Here's what "BEST" means to me:
- Not crowded
- Not feeling unsafe to leave small things behind when I go to swim
- No one soliciting me to buy a necklace, get a massage, or take a surf lesson (or a damn whale shark tour)
- Clean water (jellyfish are attracted to pollution and in several places in SEA it's un-swimmable)
Travel with a drone-What is it like?
Annoying, inconvenient, often times sweaty.
Also though, completely worth it. Looking for a bit more information than just that? Read on to find out more about my experience of traveling with a drone across 20 countries for more than nine months.Read More
The day hikes listed here, for us, was the most "bang for your buck". We didn't have the gear for multi-day hikes but still had the adventure in our hearts to see some of New Zealand's summits. Everything listed can be completed in about 2 - 8 hours.Read More