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Unique Travel Gifts: Our 2018 Holiday Picks

by Larissa on November 16, 2018

It’s always a challenge to find good gifts for travelers. Those unique travel gifts–the ones that are really useful, or evocative of a journey, or just plain fun—can be tricky to get just right. Even though we’re nomads ourselves with few belongings, we still get excited about the perfect accessory, great luggage, or even a […]

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Dental tourism in Romania: Our story

by Michael on November 14, 2018

His gums duly numbed with painkiller, Michael reclined in the cushioned chair as the dentist loomed overhead with a whirring drill in her hand. Michael was about to start dental implant surgery to replace a broken tooth, a fairly standard procedure, except he was in a dental office in Bucharest, Romania. How did we end […]

We’ve written before about using Airbnb to book places on vacation, particularly for long-term stays. Then last week we were sitting at our Airbnb rental when there was a knock on the door. Outside was a young man on the porch with several pieces of luggage stating he was ready to move in. Uh oh. […]

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Social media security risks on vacation

by Michael on October 21, 2018

After the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl this year (a fact we still like to repeat) what got a bit less attention was the fact that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski returned from his team’s loss to find out that his house had been robbed in his absence. Unfortunately, for a public […]

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Calling Elvis: Is Graceland worth visiting?

by Michael on August 1, 2018

Is Graceland worth visiting? August 15, 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, and “The King” is more popular than ever. Below is our review of visiting Graceland, which reflects updates to the facility unveiled earlier this year. The Elvis Presley Graceland home is a required pilgrimage for Elvis fans. Graceland Memphis TN […]

Field-Tested Travel Tips: Should you pay in local currency while traveling? We were using a credit card to buy a camera in Germany when when the sales clerk asked us, “Do you want that charged in euros or U. S. dollars?” Huh? We hadn’t been asked that question before and really had no idea of […]

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Waking a sleeping lion in Africa

by Michael on June 5, 2018

Normally Michael doesn’t shriek like a tween girl who just found out One Direction was breaking up. But he was this day. Being up close to the open jaws of a lion will do that to you. We had arrived in Africa a few days earlier for a safari so Larissa could fulfill her long-time […]

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Luggage tips: Travelpro Maxlite Spinner review

by Larissa on April 27, 2018

After 5 years of full-time travel, it was time for a suitcase upgrade. After an exhaustive search with specific criteria, we both chose the same model (which is a first!). Following is our Travelpro Maxlite Spinner review. Because we are permanent nomads, reliable suitcases are a requirement for us. Continuous transit from place to place […]

We’re experienced world travelers but that doesn’t mean we don’t occasionally make stupid mistakes. From flushing frogs down the toilet to being mistaken for a dominatrix, here are our top ten travel mistakes, so far:

Since we travel full-time, we’re always looking for creative lodging options. Staying in far-flung destinations around the world—particularly for a week or more—can get expensive. A few years ago we discovered house sitting, a solution that enabled us to visit exotic (or just plain expensive) destinations affordably. What is house sitting? House sitting jobs typically […]