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…

Guide to Hostels

Hostels are popular and cheap accommodations when traveling abroad. Hostels are usually dorm style rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Their greatest advantage is often their low price, but access to a kitchen and the social atmosphere are desirable perks too.

Budapest, Hungary

I liked Budapest. It surprised me how much I enjoyed our time there. Maybe it was because it was our first European city after months of traveling in Asia and Australia, but what I remember is the unique, gritty character of the city.

Flying to Southeast Asia

It’s finally time to start taking about our around the world travels (RTW). Before we get to the good stuff, here is some information regarding our experiences traveling to southeast Asia to start the trip. We flew out of Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC at 8:30pm on Saturday night on Qatar Airways. We did…

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…

New Orleans, LA

For a long time I’ve wanted to go to N’awlins; the food, the music, the mysterious history, and the character. We went to New Orleans in mid-April, and it was hot! If you are not a night owl and plan to be out in the day, I wouldn’t recommend going to New Orleans in the…