Fail-proof your Travel Health Kit

Packed and ready to go on your overseas trip, you do a last minute check to make sure you haven’t forgotten any of the essentials: passport, travel documents, and foreign currency. Are you forgetting anything? Something very easy to overlook is a travel health kit. Many travelers do neglect preparing and packing a personal health […]

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 […]

10 Tips to Make Beercations Even Better

If your two passions are beer and travel, then there is probably no trip you look forward to more than the beercation, that fabulous getaway that places focus on unique, local brews. With the rise of craft brewing, hundreds of cities around the globe have become perfect settings for beer-centric travel, which means there are […]

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 […]

London off the Beaten Track: Sights You May Not Know About

London off the Beaten Track: Sights You May Not Know About

If you’ve holidayed in the capital, the chances are you visited all the big sights. Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and Trafalgar Square no doubt all made your itinerary. But what about the places you might not know about; those spots that are a little way off the beaten track that perhaps only locals […]

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 […]

6 Familiar Foods Made Amazing in Las Vegas

6 Familiar Foods Made Amazing in Las Vegas

Las Vegas doesn’t exactly have a quintessential cuisine. Instead, it boasts the best of the rest of the world’s various distinctive cooking styles. Because Vegas is one of the top travel destinations around the globe, master chefs from almost every country have flocked here to establish their own eateries and make names for themselves and […]

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