Guidebooks have always been my fail safe travel bibles. But in the past two years, my reliance on guidebooks has weakened. Today, social media and the internet make travel information more accessible and immediate than ever before. The power is in people, like you and me. It’s no longer in fancy stock photo ads of a bikini-clad models and “happy families” posing on a beach resort, splashing water for fun. Instead, social ads work like this…
Traveling to multiple countries? Changing climates? Looking for ways to put your luggage on a diet? I’m a big fan of packing light and smart. Versatile and convertible fashion accessories can go a long way, when you’re on the road and the constant go.
Since I’ve completed almost of month of travel, with having had only two days to prepare before hitting the road, it’s time to assess my shining highs and my rock-bottom lows.
What did I learn from this crash course in winging a last-minute trip?
Quite simply, I learned how to survive it.
So now I’m going to give you some “insider tips”, so that you that can survive it better than me.
In my last post about survival trips, I told you the things I did well. But obviously, everything wasn’t smooth-sailing. If you’re pulling a last minute trip with multiple desitinations, you’re bound to have flaws… big ones. So while I aced most of my trip, there are a couple of things that I failed big […]
Well, I did it!
I went on my last-minute travel break and I survived it.
It was heaven.
… And stress.
How did it feel being back in the U.S.? I’m going to be honest. It kinda blew.
With budget hotels in Southeast Asia, you never know what to expect.
Sometimes, you stumble upon a princely palace that’s cute, charming and cheap, all in one. Other times, a first impression doesn’t always do a place or place justice and you can’t always tell a bargain when you see it.
I can’t say I’m an expert on travel insurance. I’ve only purchased it two times in my life and recently, because it was mandatory. But here are some findings I thought would be helpful.
Travel friends have been curious how I budgeted for my several months on the road and how much I spent on India and Southeast Asia. Okay, let’s start with the general topic of budgeting.
When I started out, the idea that I’d be traveling long-term didn’t click in. I actually thought I’d be on the road for a much shorter period. So, I got a crash course.