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How to find house sitting jobs around the world: a guide to using Nomador

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…
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Where to stay in Stockholm: Jumbo Stay Arlanda

If you're looking for where to stay in Stockholm, particularly for a Stockholm Arlanda Airport hotel, consider Jumbo Stay Arlanda. It's one of the coolest places we've stayed in our travels. The Jumbo Stay Arlanda is a Stockholm hostel parked…
Best hotels in Bucharest Romania|Where to stay in Bucharest|Accommodation Bucharest
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Guide to the Best Hotels in Bucharest, Romania (apartments too!)

We have spent more than 5 months in Bucharest during multiple visits in the past two years and love the city. Read on for our recommendations for the best hotels in Bucharest, Romania (plus apartments) in all price ranges. If you're planning…

How to get the best seat on an airplane

As demand for flying has increased, seating occupancy on planes (known as the load factor) has increased to more than 80%. Travelers who end up in the middle seat, with elbows on ether side protruding into their space and a child kicking their…
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Staying at the Pineda Aparthotel in Bibione, Italy

The Venetian resort town of Bibione is a beautiful destination for a beach getaway. The gold sand beach hugs the crystal clear waters of the upper Adriatic Sea, providing a lush backdrop for a sun and surf vacation. The beach has been awarded…
Larissa on a European train reading a Eurail pass map

Is a Eurail pass worth it?

Is a Eurail Pass worth it? If you've ever dreamed of wandering around Europe with no plans and a flexible schedule you might consider buying a Eurail pass. This special train ticket allows those with not many time constraints to travel over…
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How to use TSA Precheck and Global Entry

Any American citizen or legal resident that flies more than once a year should consider TSA Precheck and Global Entry. They are two of the Trusted Traveler programs established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to allow expedited…
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How Airbnb will change the way you travel

Michael and I have been on the road for over three years now with no fixed address, yet people still ask us where we call home. We finally have a good answer: we live at Airbnb. We thought it would be useful to explain how Airbnb works. We…
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10 tips for riding the Dubai Metro in the UAE

When we arrived in Dubai we were struck by how modern the transportation system was but after two months in Southeast Asia we could have used these tips for riding the Dubai Metro. Asia had been hot and sticky and we really wanted to go someplace…
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How to choose a dude ranch vacation

For years I’ve dreamed of a vacation out west, but I had no idea how to choose a dude ranch.  I’ve always loved the beauty and romance of the wide open spaces. As a kid I avidly watched John Wayne movies; my secret fantasy was that I’d…

Are RTW plane tickets right for you?

RTW plane tickets are an option for anyone considering a trip around the globe. These "round the world" (RTW) tickets are usually purchased before you leave on your trip and typically provide a series of flights in one continuous direction,…
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Road trip tips: 7 rules for a smooth ride

Whenever you take a road trip it's important to set up some rules of the road.  A simple road trip tip (or seven) can keep a dream drive from turning into a nightmare.  You want wide-open spaces and adventure, not wrong turns and flat…
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Get retro at the Plains Historic Inn

The turquoise Princess phone in the corner was the first clue that the Plains Historic Inn in Plains, Georgia was going to be different from any other place we'd ever stayed. The second was the note from former President Jimmy Carter welcoming…
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7 tips for how to drive on the left side of the road

With a little planning it's easy to drive on the left side of the road. On our around-the-world journey we spent more time driving on the left side of the road than we did on the right; doing so in Ireland, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and…
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How to travel for a year: Beyond Backpacks and Hostels

Earlier this year we attended the Travel Bloggers Unite conference where we met many people who were going to travel for a year. Most of them were lugging huge backpacks, while we had wheeled suitcases. One girl looked longingly at…
Unique Places to stay Little petra Bedouin camp
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7 unique places to stay in the world

From a kitschy throwback hotel in North Korea to a nudist B&B in Portugal, we found a few unique places to stay in the world. Here are some of our favorites: 1) Little Petra Bedouin Camp, Jordan   The Little Petra Bedouin Camp…
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Rooms with a view

We've generally rented apartments with some hotels thrown in. A few of them have had incredible views of either city scenes or country landscapes. The picture above is the view from our flat of the Sky Tower in Auckland. This being New…

Update: Should you buy a Round The World ticket?

Around the world plane tickets, also know as RTW tickets, are tickets you purchase through one of the airline alliances that are just what it sounds, a ticket to travel around the world. The rules for each alliance are different, but generally…