Best Bag to Get for Round the World Travel – Backpack vs Wheeled Backpack vs Luggage

I am currently about four months out and I’ve been analyzing our bag options for over a month now believe it or not. Yes, I analyzed the crap out of every option so you don’t have to. Its an obsession, what can I say! So what is the best bag for round the world travel?… Continue reading Best Bag to Get for Round the World Travel – Backpack vs Wheeled Backpack vs Luggage

Don’t Forget the Toilet Paper! 100 Golden Rules for the Backpacker

Below is a great book that my dear friend Caroline Yacu wrote with her friend Dawn after they went on their epic backpacking trip. I loved this so much I asked Caroline if I could post it here! So here it is… starting with #100. Caroline’s current blog – Year of Outrageous Living, can be… Continue reading Don’t Forget the Toilet Paper! 100 Golden Rules for the Backpacker

19 Things To Stop Doing In Your 20s

OK so, my bff forwarded me this and normally I wouldn’t think to post, but it seems applicable to people not in their 20s and VERY relevant to some changes I’ve had to make in my life after deciding to make this life change. SO – here it is! **Taken from Thought Catalog** 19 Things To Stop Doing… Continue reading 19 Things To Stop Doing In Your 20s

Rough Budgeting

budget (Photo credit: 401(K) 2012)

After months of reviewing a whole lot of travel blogs & asking a multitude of friends who have done the year/(s) of traveling thing. The equation is simple and broken down like this: More countries = more money More stops = more money GENERALLY: Asia < South America < Central America < Africa < Australia… Continue reading Rough Budgeting

Timeline – How to make sure you get everything done in time

I started sketching out the following “to-dos” one day on my blackboard wall when I first resolved to do this trip. … Obviously – NOT the best checklist… To combat feeling overwhelmed and giving up on the trip entirely, I resolved to find the most comprehensive checklist, and the best one I’ve found is this… Continue reading Timeline – How to make sure you get everything done in time

Ways To Cut Back On Expenses (While Traveling)

There are ways to cut back on expenses while traveling. Personally, I will splurge on the occasional nice meals & the comfortable flight or the sleeper bus, but a few ways to cut costs are: – Eat on the cheap – Travel overland – Buy local flights/trains/buses once you’re there – Pick a cheap destination!… Continue reading Ways To Cut Back On Expenses (While Traveling)

Creating a Travel Planning Mantra

Zen (Photo credit: Rickydavid)

To plan a massive journey such as this one, I’ve found it useful to create a Travel Planning Mantra. This is the thing that will truly help you in your planning decisions. Especially for an indecisive person such as myself, spending time creating a Travel Mantra, is imperative to efficient and consistent travel planning. Consider this… Continue reading Creating a Travel Planning Mantra