A Beginners “beginner” Guide to Travel – It starts with internet searches, Google Maps and a good guide book

Let's start from the very beginning. I love travel tips that range from how to get free upgrades on flights, money saving tips, what to (and not to) pack and so on. I think it is equally, if not more important, to research your destination before you step out the door or buckle that safety … Continue reading A Beginners “beginner” Guide to Travel – It starts with internet searches, Google Maps and a good guide book

The #1 Travel Companion: The Mighty Pen and Paper

Also the most underrated. Apart from the necessities, like passports, travel documents and some form of luggage to carry your few belongings, I believe there is no better travel companion than a trusty pen and (relatively) sturdy notebook. No better! If we broke it down again, I would give the gold medal to the pen, … Continue reading The #1 Travel Companion: The Mighty Pen and Paper

The Power of keeping a Travel Journal

For a boy, I don't think this is something we naturally, well, do. You won't find any evidence of my inner thoughts and desires when I was learning where babies come from and what girls are. Nope. Not me. To me it flew in the face of (my perception of) masculinity and was strictly reserved … Continue reading The Power of keeping a Travel Journal

Pack your bags, then do it again.. and then one more time

There's a lot of material out there on the travel essentials that any self respecting traveler should include in their luggage/backpack/plastic bag. An essential piece of advice is you don't need most of it. We're all guilty of taking things with us for the "just in case" scenario. Just in case you hike a mountain, run a marathon, build a tree house, cure cancer. The list is can be daunting and you want to be ready for anything.