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Dental tourism: we find affordable dental implants in Romania

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,…
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Luggage tips: Travelpro Maxlite Spinner review

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…
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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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12 Holiday Gifts for Travel Lovers: our 2017 list

Every year readers ask our suggestions for gifts for travel lovers. Whether it's luggage, gadgets, clothing items, or even nifty travel-themed doodads to have at home, we travelers have our favorites. When compiling a list of Christmas and holiday…
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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…

How can I convince my wife to visit Chernobyl for our 25th anniversary?

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. The amount of radiation has been reduced to somewhat manageable levels at the site---allowing intrepid visitors to make a strictly timed visit to the 30-km radiation zone that…

Just go already!

Part of me feels fortunate to be taking a year off to travel around the world at this point in my life. The other part of me can’t believe it took me so long. I see all those twenty-something backpackers out there traveling long-term and…
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Packing for a year on the road

One of the frequent questions we get is, "How do you pack for a year?" The short answer is that you don't. It would be pretty burdensome to carry every item we are going to use or wear for twelve months. The last thing we want to do is travel…

What about all your stuff?

When we tell people about our plans for a year-long trip one of the first questions we are asked is, “What are you going to do with all your stuff?” It seems that there are two camps out there: “Pack Rats” and "Tossers.” To determine…

Either here or there

Are you here or are you there?  The answer depends on if you are a traveler or not. One of the interesting things about taking a year to travel is the response you get from the people you tell about your trip.  Reactions tend to fall…

The five “Ss” of beating jet lag: sex, sleep…

Upon arriving after an overnight flight the departing passengers often look like a casting call for the latest zombie movie. We trudge wearily off the plane hoping to make it through the day. Usually I want to fall asleep on a nice soft sofa…