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November, 2015

  • 25 November

    Taking the Leap: My Life as a Digital Nomad

    I was definitely one of those people. When I graduated from high school I told myself that I was going to start traveling. Every year since then, even through college, I told myself the same thing, but there was always an excuse about why I couldn’t. I always knew that I wasn’t going to live a traditional life; I just …

June, 2015

  • 29 June

    A Complete Guide to Visas in Southeast Asia

    One of the most stressful things for many people when planning a big trip is working out which countries require a visa, which don’t, how much they cost, where to apply, when to apply and a million other visa related questions. I will try, as best I can, to answer these questions in this blog post but as visa requirements …

  • 23 June

    How Canadians Can Get a Working Holiday Visa for Ireland

    Whether you are in search of rich culture, unparalleled historical marvels, some of the best beer in the world, or mythical creatures of all shapes and sizes, the Republic of Ireland is one country that is undoubtedly somewhere on your top 10 list. With a truly remarkable landscape and national legends and lore shrouded in mysticism, there is just no …

May, 2015

  • 27 May

    Weird and Wonderful Things to Do in Chicago

    Most people who visit Chicago will see some of the most popular attractions, such as the Hancock Observatory, the Sears Tower Skydeck, Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier, and Lincoln Park Zoo. But what if this is not your first visit and you have already seen the main attractions? What if you want to delve deeper into the strange and unique attractions …

  • 27 May

    Boston by Bicycle – Exploring on Two Wheels

    One of the best ways to see Boston is from the saddle of a bicycle. The city is relatively small and flat, making it easy to ride around and see many of the sights. You might have to contend with a few potholes and poorly marked bike lakes, but as long as you have some urban riding experience you will …

April, 2015

  • 3 April

    Chicago – A Great Spot to Binge on Art and Culture

    Every now and then I like to visit a city that is particularly rich in art and culture and spend a few days soaking up as much of it as I possibly can until my eyes glaze over. I did it in Paris, wandering through the Louvre and the Musee D’Orsay for hours and again in London, taking advantage of …

February, 2015

  • 27 February

    Exploring The Great Outside – Cultus Lake

    As I sat on one of the benches looking out over the water, listening to the wakes of boats and jet skis breaking over the pebbles on the beach, I suddenly had to catch my breath. I’ve spent the better part of my life in this area, been to this exact spot a hundred times, and for the first time …

  • 27 February

    Can Honolulu, Hawaii be a Budget Destination?

    When you think of Honolulu, Hawaii – do you think of an expensive island getaway or a frugal travel destination? I know that I imagined Honolulu being quite expensive, until I looked into some of the options for budget travel there. I discovered that there are in fact plenty of ways that you can have a good time in Honolulu …

  • 19 February

    Beyond Waikiki – Honolulu’s Other Fantastic Beaches

    Waikiki gets the spotlight when it comes to beaches in Honolulu. This stretch of sand is the most famous and most crowded, with hordes of sun-worshippers from all over the world lounging by the lapping ocean waves. But what about the other beaches in Honolulu? There are, in fact, plenty of other wonderful beaches that you can visit during your …

  • 13 February

    Cheese and Wine on the Grass — The Best Places to Picnic in Paris

    Paris is a perfect city for picnics. When the warmth of springtime comes around, Parisians and tourists alike will flop down on the grass of their favorite parks and enjoy lengthy feasts of baguettes, cheese, olives, and wine while chatting and admiring the views. This city has so many lovely spots in this city for al fresco dining, as well …

  • 6 February

    5 Boston Attractions You Probably Didn’t Know About

    When planning your trip to Boston, you have probably considered the most common attractions in the city, such as the Freedom Trail, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Fenway Park, the bar from the show Cheers and Harvard University. However, there are plenty more attractions that might be off the radar of the average tourist but are certainly worth visiting. A Creepy …

December, 2014

  • 31 December

    How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

    With my family living in Australia and my chosen home being London, I’m a bit of an expert in long-haul travel. It takes about twenty four hours to get from London to Melbourne, which doesn’t sound a lot, but that’s twenty four hours sitting on a plane. Of course the easy way to do it would be to fly business …

  • 31 December

    11 Ways the Digital Nomad Lifestyle Affects Your Sleep – And What Do About It

    If you look at any decent list of the things you need in order to get a good night’s sleep, pretty much every single one of them is compromised by living a nomadic lifestyle. It’s almost uncanny. And let’s face it – If you’re a knowledge worker, you owe it to yourself to look after your sleep. Lack of sleep dims …

  • 30 December

    Budget-Friendly Family Activities in San Diego

    My wife Sabrina and I have all recently travelled to San Diego, CA, for the first time with our children, Sarah and Anthony. We came across several family-friendly activities to partake in and enjoy without the worry of emptying our pocketbooks. Even though my kids don’t quite understand the meaning of a budget, it was something that my wife and …

November, 2014

  • 17 November

    Five Reasons to Drop the Charade and Admit You’re a Tourist

    I spend a little time on travel forums, groups and blogs, and I notice a propensity for self-proclaimed “travelers” – versus “tourists,” which seems to have become a pejorative term – to have a genuine phobia of “looking like a tourist.” They give advice to others to always blend in, act like a local, never do anything that might give …

  • 1 November

    Yummy Vietnamese Street Food You Should Eat on Your Travels

    There’s no better way to get a real taste of Asia, Vietnam in particular, than by hitting the streets for some of the country’s best foods. Whether you’re in the country for the weekend, an entire month or longer, one of best experiences to complete your getaway is a taste of Vietnam’s popular street foods. Some of these dishes have …

  • 1 November

    6 Practical Tips For Hostel Cooking

    As budget travellers, I like to think that we can stretch our hard-earned dollars as far as possible to make our trips last longer. If any luxuries can be cut from our costs, they’ll be unceremoniously disposed of and left for the not-so-frugal people to enjoy. Cooking our own meals is the number one way we cut costs. Why spend …

October, 2014

  • 8 October

    Discovering the Delights of Derry

      Whether you call this place Derry or Londonderry (and it depends a bit who you’re speaking with as to which name you use), “the maiden city” and its surrounding coastline is a fascinating part of the world. Derry is the original name for the second-largest city in Northern Ireland, the name is derived from the Irish word for “oak …

  • 7 October

    A Beginner’s Guide to Skiing at Val D’Isere

    I grew up on a small farm in rural Australia. We were a long way from anything that looked like snow. It wasn’t until I was in Europe and a group of friends was organising a skiing holiday that I really got excited about the prospect. I decided to learn how to ski. I really hate looking incompetent at anything, …

September, 2014

  • 23 September

    Can a Solo Traveller Go On a Cruise?

    Are you a solo traveller who has always wondered what it would be like to take a cruise, but is not sure about doing it on your own? Cruises are generally regarded as being targeted toward families or couples – so would it be strange to take a cruise as a solo traveller? Also, often cruise companies will charge a …

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