Planning

Getting ready for a trip?

I have spent a lot of years travelling around the world and living as a digital nomad. I have learned a lot about how to prepare for long and short travels from home to every possible environment. Here is some advice on preparing for your big journey. 

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How to Forward Your Phone While Abroad

In my on-going efforts to become location independent, one of the greatest stumbling blocks has been phone accessibility. Sure I can bring my Canadian cell phone abroad and answer calls on it, but the roaming fee’s are outrageous as is …

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Group Tour vs Backpacking

When any traveler begins planning a journey, they have to ask themselves – do I go solo, go with a companion, or go on a tour? As a female traveler, there are many questions regarding safety and security while traveling …

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Packing
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Top Travel Gear of 2010

I have searched far and wide for travel gear that makes life on the road a little easier. I look for gear that is ultra light, packable but most importantly useful to have. I don’t want to take up precious …

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3 Great Spanish Learning Resources

One of the most important things you can do before any trip is pick up a little bit of local lingo. Spanish in particular is a widely spoken language throughout much of South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Spain. …

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Top South America Travel Guides

Choosing the right guide book for your trip is important. Some are aimed at backpackers, some for families or trekkers, and there are many to choose from. I’m what you might consider a ‘mid-range backpacker’, in other words I want …

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Money Saving Tips

An extended or long distance trip can cost big bucks. You’ve got to spend on flights, hotels, insurance, shots, medication, gear and numerous other expenses that add up quickly. Here are a few tips to help save on travel costs: …

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3 Inspirational Travel books

I love travel books and have spent a great deal of time browsing the travel section of my local book store looking for new and interesting reads.  These are a few books I’ve found to be particularly inspiring and helpful …

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Guidebooks
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Choosing a Guidebook

A guidebook many not be the be-all-end-all travel companion, I do believe it’s an important accessory for any trip. It helps with planning a trip and is a great resource to bring along your journey. There are many different books …

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