I promise you won’t find gag gifts, or single-use items, or “fad” items. Instead you’ll find products I truly love (and have bought with my own money), causes I support, and gifts that do good. Conspicuous waste should never be celebrated.
From camera protection, to portable door alarm, these are must-have travel items under $25 for practical, non-sense travelers.
Doing some pre-trip reading is one of the easiest ways to get more out of your travels. Books have inspired many – if not all – of my travels (my upcoming Turkmenistan trip is partly inspired by an entry in Atlas Obscura on Darvaza gas crater). They’ve also given them a deeper meaning. I get so much, so much, more out of my travels having these stories at the back of my head and seeing them come to live “on site” so to speak.
How do we afford to travel 4-5 times a year? We don’t earn anything close to 6 figure salary. But we’ve been good about saving up by prioritizing travel above all else.
Here are some of the lessons we wish we had known 4 years ago:
Terrified of asking strangers for photos? Me too! This post is about my personal tips on how to overcome the fear.
it’s unfortunate that there seems to be an implication that unless you have 5 hour to spare, you won’t be able to see the palm trees at all. A couple of people at the hostel didn’t feel like they would be up to such a tough hike and were quite bummed at the fact that they might not be able to see the trees.
But see, it doesn’t have to be that way.
How much does an around the world trip cost? Here are some real-world data from various travellers who’ve done it.