Ultimate Packing List (for anywhere in the world!)

Packing is probably my least favorite activity. Here you are, all ready for your vacation, but this Herculean task stands firmly in the way. So many tiny decisions: what to bring, what to leave, what fits, what doesn’t… it’s exhausting. I almost always travel with just a carry-on sized backpack, so space is definitely an issue. And there’s nothing worse than deciding against bringing something, only to end up needing it. This is why I’ve[…]

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Vessi review: are they the perfect travel shoe?

I don’t usually buy things from Instagram ads (actually, I’ve never before bought something from an Instagram ad), but this time the product seemed actually really useful. I kept seeing ads for Vessi 100% waterproof shoes, and eventually, I ordered a pair. And they did not disappoint! Here’s my review of Vessi shoes. (Caveat: I haven’t bought every Vessi shoe in the catalog. Really, this is a Vessi CityScape review!) Why I wanted them: TRAVEL[…]

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How to Get Cell Data Abroad

We’ve all been there: you land in a new country, walk out of the airport, and are immediately bombarded by dozens of taxi offers. Taxi drivers yelling at you, waving their ID’s, etc. You know most of them are trying to scam you – why else would they be so excited to see a discombobulated foreigner? You also know that you don’t know the right price. And you have no cell data, so you have[…]

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Why we have a travel phone (and you should too!)

We are all about packing light and traveling cheap. Less stuff means less things to lose, less difficulty squeezing into tiny airplane seats, and less chance of one day turning into an elderly person hobbled over due to one too many kilos on the back. Or so we hope. So, if we choose to add more items to our packing lists, there better be a good reason. And there are lots of reasons to bring[…]

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How can I afford a trip to Paris – or anywhere?

It’s everyone’s first question: “you guys don’t work in finance, you didn’t inherit millions, so how do you afford to travel around the world all the time???” Fair question. Here we’ll lay out the answer, and demonstrate how we’d afford a trip to Paris. Hint: travel is NOT as expensive as nearly everyone believes. A traditional trip Let’s start with a traditional plan for a trip. First, you need some flights, say for two people.[…]

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