One month to go!

Today marks the 1 month countdown to our trip ’round the world. To say we’re excited would be a gross understatement. Thanks to thorough preparation, we’re nearing the final stages. In the past few months, we already have: All our immunizations and prescriptions New passports and extra photos Filed taxes … Continue Reading →

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Couchsurfing

Maybe you’ve crashed at a friend’s place for the weekend or have woken up, bleary-eyed,  in some unknown person’s bed. The best travel memories always involve befriending locals who take your tourist ass to the neighborhood bar, drag you to the hottest club and end up offering you their couch … Continue Reading →

“Budget” European airlines – scam?

When I lived in Europe, I discovered the joys of Ryanair and Easyjet airlines. These European budget carriers put their American counterparts, like Southwest, to shame. Not only do they offer ridiculously cheap fares but they also fly to most areas in the region. Both carriers keep their overhead (and … Continue Reading →