Max out your vacation on a budget — we’ll show you how!

us at machu picchu in peru!We’re from the great city of New York in the exceptional land of no vacation, where trips are rare. Two weeks of vacation is normal. One third of people have a passport. Crazy! We’d all love to see the world, but for most of us it’s hard to figure out how. BUT – we aren’t doomed, at least not on the travel front.

We’ve been to over 60 countries in the last few years, while both maintaining so-called respectable careers. This blog is here to tell you how we do it, and about some of the crazy, odd, disturbing, or otherwise curious incidents and adventures that we’ve encountered along the way. Whether it’s getting stuck on an almost unbelievably filthy train for 22 hours in Serbia, sampling hospitals across the world, or just sitting at lovely cafes, we’re here to entertain you with our misfortunes and incite you to book some trips. As they say, book first and think about it later.

We’ve made travel a priority, and it’s become a huge part of our lives. We’re happier, calmer, and dare we say better at our jobs because of it.

Whether you’re looking for new trip destinations, strategies for budget travel, or have arrived on this website by mistake, we’re glad you’ve found us. Take a look at where we’ve been, or just dive into the blog.

The latest from the blog!

Wadi Rum Desert

Petra to Wadi Rum: Route Options, Explained!

In many ways, traveling around Jordan is easy. The distances are relatively short, the roads are paved, and there is ...
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/ Jordan, Middle East
Amman, Jordan

Amman Cafes: Where to Get Coffee, Connect to Wifi, and More!

Cafes in Jordan don't always look or feel the same as cafes in other parts of the world. Part of ...
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/ Jordan, Middle East

Budget-Friendly Ideas for Travel in the COVID Era

The year 2020 will go down in the books as the year the world stopped. Almost every nation went into ...
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/ Safety, Travel Tips

Airbnb Review Examples for Guests and Hosts

After you check out of your Airbnb vacation rental or say goodbye to your guest, there's one more thing to ...
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/ Travel General, Travel Tips
best time to go to new york city

Best Time To Visit New York City

First of all, let's get this out of the way: New York City is great to visit at any time ...
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/ New York City, North America, USA
You don't want to drive your rental car around NYC in the snow

Cheap car rental: NYC (it can be done!)

If you live in New York City, you probably don't have a car. And if you're just visiting the city, ...
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