Digital Nomad Skillset

Digital Nomad Skillset

photo credit: LesHaines123 creative commons. There are lots of aspects of being a digital nomad. One is figuring out an income stream. Most of the digital nomads we know make it work by having numerous different income streams from tiny to large. These tend to build up over time. For example, you get a freelance […]

Preparation Tips for a Journey through Australia’s Outback

Preparation Tips for a Journey through Australia’s Outback

If you’re looking for an unforgettable road trip, it’s hard to beat the otherworldly views and unique wildlife of Australia’s outback region. Yet travelling to this rugged, remote area requires a fair bit of planning. You don’t need to map out every spare minute of your journey, but basic preparation will ensure that your trip […]

Saving Money on Food and Beverages While Traveling

Saving Money on Food and Beverages While Traveling

Anyone who has seen our budget posts will know that food is one area where we don’t tend to skimp excessively in terms of our travel budget. Both of us tend to prefer takeout rather than eat-in, and this in itself tends to save money. However, we’re also fans of prepared and convenience foods, which […]

Things to Consider in Picking Flight Times

There is often a trade off with booking flights of money vs. convenience. Sometimes it comes down to a matter of preference too. Here are the things to weigh up that are easy to forget about. – Transportation schedules If you’re planning on taking public transportation will it run early/late enough to get you to […]

Shopping in Las Vegas Tips.

Shopping in Las Vegas Tips.

Of course Vegas has luxury brand stores inside the strip hotels. We even saw Nicholas Cage coming out of one recently. This post is for everyone else who isn’t shopping at those stores! 1. The Outlet Malls. There are two big Simon Mall brand outlet malls in central Las Vegas. The North mall is outdoor […]

Hawaii Stopover Budget

Hawaii Stopover Budget

We’re not particularly adventurous travelers, in that at least half the time we travel we prefer to revisit our favorite places rather than go to new places. This past month I was back in my second favorite place on earth, Hawaii, for 3 days on a stopover between the US and New Zealand. We’ve spent […]

Traveling on a Budget in Comfort – From Beginner to Ninja

Tulum, Mexico. We’ve been budget travelers since our 20s. In the beginning, we thought about budget travel in terms of hostels and taking public transportation. However, as we’ve become more experienced travelers, we’ve found a whole new side to traveling on the cheap, and one that doesn’t involve sacrificing comfort. Beginner budget travelers If you’re […]

Road Trip to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas – April 2015

Road Trip to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas – April 2015

View from Mather Point. When people plan a visit to Las Vegas they often take the opportunity to add in a side trip to the Grand Canyon – or visa versa. It makes sense given the relative proximity of one to the other. Kate and I decided to take an overnight trip to the Grand […]

The Big Bang Theory – live filming in LA !

The Big Bang Theory – live filming in LA !

As some of you may know Kate and I have based ourselves in Las Vegas because we love the consistently fine weather and low taxes. Living in the desert however is a far cry from our pacific island life in New Zealand and we do miss being near the ocean. This is one of the […]

Chaiya Meditation Monastery Monthly Food Fair, Las Vegas

Chaiya Meditation Monastery Monthly Food Fair, Las Vegas

The Chaiya Meditation Monastery Monthly Food Fair is a hidden gem in Las Vegas, that’s ideal for people who don’t like the Strip, gambling, or drinking (and people who do like those things). About 80-90% of the people eating there were Thai but there are no issues with ordering in English. Upcoming Food Fair Dates […]

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