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…

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….

Best Camera Gear for Travel Photography (March 2020)

“I love your photos! What camera do you use while traveling?” is a question we get frequently from people following our adventures. It’s a great question because light, compact gear is essential when you are carrying everything you own around with you everywhere you go (along with clothes, toiletries, random photo props, and a bottle of…

Travel Beauty Essentials: The 35 Best Travel Beauty Products

It’s been over two years since I quit my job, relinquished my apartment, put all of my worldly belongings in a storage unit, and hit the road. That’s two years since I’ve lived near a Target or had a shipping address to order anything on Amazon. Two years since I’ve had my favorite health and…

2020 Burning Man Packing List

Burning Man is an incredibly intense experience. You’ll be venturing into the Black Rock Desert where there are frequent dust storms. Your body and everything you own will be covered in the alkaline playa dust, all of the time. You will get bloody noses daily, your feet will get dry and crack, you’ll be kept…

First Time at Burning Man? Learn from my Mistakes!

If you’re not familiar with Burning Man you’re likely either under the age of 12 or have been living under a rock for most of your life. Just in case, here’s a bit of history; Burning Man is an annual event that takes place in “Black Rock City” which is a temporary city erected in…

How to Find Free Campsites in the US and Canada

Finding free campsites in the United States and Canada is part-art and part-science, and will lead you to have an unbelievable and uniquely special adventure. There are a few reasons why finding free campsites are 100% the way to go.

What to Pack for Egypt + Tips on What to Wear in Egypt

So you’re planning a vacation in Egypt – woohoo! It’s an amazing, challenging, and beautiful country and it will be an experience of a lifetime. You’ll encounter incredibly hot days, a few chilly evenings, dusty and uneven roads, and a few other surprises along the way. You’ll want to be prepared for a variety of…