How to Save Money for Travel: 20 Must-Read Tips

Are you sitting at your desk or on your couch, daydreaming about lounging on a white sand beach while sipping a cocktail served in a pineapple? Are you wondering how you can make that dream a reality with your current paycheck and monthly obligations? If you actually pay attention to where your money goes each…

How to Keep in Touch with Friends and Family While Traveling

Over the past 10 years, Nick and I have taken two long trips abroad. The first was in 2013 and wifi wasn’t nearly as easily accessible as it is today. We had to frequent internet cafes to check email and connect with friends and family back home. It was difficult to keep connected to our…

Fes Sightseeing: The 7 Best Fes Tours & Day Trips

One of Morocco’s best-preserved cities, Fes (also spelled “Fez”) will transport you back in time with its traditional culture and beautiful historic buildings. The ancient medina retains much of its old-world charm, offering a labyrinth of narrow streets and winding alleys that are dotted with souks, market stalls, tradesmen, and the occasional donkey. In fact,…

Berlin Sightseeing: The 7 Best Berlin Tours

Berlin, Germany’s capital city, is a mix of contemporary and historical, a fusion of green spaces and sharp modern architecture. With dozens of world-class museums, a vibrant art scene, and a huge collection of historic sites, Berlin has a ton to offer visitors. There is simply so much to see and do in this buzzing…

The Best Places to Visit in Laos: Where to Go and What to Do

Laos remains one of the most pristine and culturally rich countries in SE Asia which means you get to explore the area’s unspoiled natural beauty. This landlocked country is famous for its jungle terrain, colorful temples, French colonial architecture, and its mountainous scenery with mist-covered peaks. The relaxing and laidback atmosphere of Laos provides the…

15 Things NOT to Bring to Burning Man

So you’re one of the lucky ones to score tickets to Burning Man – woohoo! As you undoubtedly already know, Burning Man is unlike any other festival in the world! It is held in the middle of Black Rock Desert in Nevada in the middle of a dry lake bed known affectionately as “the playa”….

How to Take Your Baby’s Passport Photo

Our son, Humphrey, was born in Vietnam which meant that one of the first things we had to do was apply for his US passport. And while there are plenty of passport photo studios in Saigon, most of them are not prepared to handle a squirming baby that can’t yet sit up on his own….

How to Prepare for Burning Man: 15 Steps to Plan the Perfect Burn

Burning Man is an incredibly popular festival that takes place every year during the week before Labor Day. Most people arrive mid-week to partake in the massive naked desert party and stay through the weekend as “The Man” is burned on Saturday and “The Temple” is burned on Sunday. All of this takes place in…

Hoi An Sightseeing: The 7 Best Hoi An Tours & Day Trips

Often claimed as Vietnam’s most romantic city, Hoi An is a must-see destination when visiting the country. Situated off the central coast of Vietnam, Hoi An is best known for its fading yellow french architecture and the hundreds of Chinese lanterns that light up the town every night. Spared from fighting during the Vietnam-American War,…

Portland Sightseeing: The 10 Best Portland Tours & Day Trips

Affectionately known as Rip City, Stumptown and the City of Roses, Portland is one of the most eclectic cities in the USA. Bursting with personality and creative energy, this vibrant Pacific Northwest city seems to be on everyone’s must-visit list these days. But with a dizzying array of microbreweries, trendy coffee shops, art galleries, and…