Guide to Airbnb (and other rental websites)

Airbnb, Homeaway, and other house rentals are increasingly gaining popularity. Rental properties can be found for most any locations, however they are most prevalent in large metropolitan destinations. Rental properties are especially good for travelers who will be in a single destination for a longer time and prefer having privacy, a kitchen, and space in exchange for…

Lisbon, Portugal

We are excited to start a short new series featuring my sister’s trips to the Iberian peninsula. Her first destination, and one of the favorites, was Lisbon.

A few money savers

Although we saved money prior to starting our travels around the world, we are always keenly aware that the more money we save on the road, the longer we can extend our trip for. We knew we would be undergoing a journey without 5 star hotels and meals at Michelin star rated restaurants. At the…

Some final thoughts on Part 1

Total Days: 128 (August 3 – December 8, 2014) Total Miles: 17,383 National Parks: 24 States Driven Through: 32 Friends and Family Visited: 46 When we started this trip I was excited, and rightful so. I pictured myself becoming one with nature. Waking up each morning with the sun, well rested, and doing yoga or…

Vaccinations – Southeast Asia

Its important to be safe when traveling to remote areas and foreign counties with different environments. Sometimes playing it safe means having a map, phone, first aid kit, or telling someone your destination. Other times playing it safe can mean protecting yourself from diseases and other health concerns. Recently I spoke with my doctor about…