Moving in with Mom & Dad at 30: A Sacrifice for Long-Term Travel

The time has come.  In about 3 weeks I will be 30 years old and living in my parents basement.  It’s not something I’m overly excited about for obvious reasons, but I recognize the importance of this step in the process.  The amount of money I will be able to save while living with Mom…

Support from Loved Ones, A Boost to any Traveler

I’m going to assume that not everyone who tells their family and friends they are quitting their jobs to travel the world at the age 30 is met with the same reaction as we were.  I imagine a lot of people would be criticized for reasons including throwing away a career, wasting a ton of…

A True Gift to Travelers: The Couchsurfing Community

We both were aware of Couchsurfing for a while now, although we didn’t know too much about it besides its existence and basic function.  However, last summer after we decided to take a trip around the world, we both began to research more about it.  We signed up, got verified and decided to invite some…

10 Lessons Learned One Day in Krabi, Thailand

After a few days partying and exploring the Phi Phi Islands, we hopped on the ferry with the rest of the backpackers en route to Krabi.  Krabi town is very small itself, but is a popular spot to slow down for a few days.  It’s also convenient to stay here and visit the nearby world…

Airline Miles, A Key to RTW Travel

I will preface this by saying I am a very responsible person when it comes to money.  I pay all credit card bills in full each month and have not paid a penny in interest due to carrying a credit card balance since 2009.  I paid off about $60,000 in student loans within 5 years…

Acting in the Office: Why I’m Living a Double Life

My situation is simple.  I have a job that I cannot afford to lose…for now.  Once the calendar flips to July I will be putting in my 2 weeks notice to travel the world long term.  I’m not well off by any means, so the steady income in the form of a bi-weekly paycheck is…

The Fun that is Immunizations…How I Tackled the Vaccination Dilemma

If you are planning a RTW trip (Round-the-World), this is probably one of the aspects of research which you look forward to the least.  I know that was definitely the case for myself.  There is so much conflicting information out there, and much of it is up to debate, personal preference, or simply as Dirty…

The Day We Chose Freedom

July 4th is recognized as the day America declared its Independence.  The date represents freedom, which can be described as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  In 1776, the founding fathers of America gathered to sign a document that would change the course of all human lives forever.  The likes of Franklin, Jefferson and…