In one of our previous posts we talked about the pros and cons of one bag travel. In that article we talked about how one bag travel can be awesome, but it may not be for everyone. If you read through that article and have decided you want to try it out or if you have had an interest in this style of travel for a while, I put together a video going through the ways in which I will typically pack my bag for a few weeks of travel. In the video I go through the items I pack, how I organize everything and just some tips that I have found very useful throughout the many trips I have now done with just a travel backpack.
Anniversary Photo Session in Paris
We just returned from celebrating our two year wedding anniversary in Paris and everything went great! The city was as beautiful as ever and it was nice to return to one of the first places that we ever traveled to together when we started dating. We have always been a little obsessive about taking pictures during all of our trips. However, since we are definitely not the most experienced photographers (and we really wanted a special way to remember this particular occasion) we decided to try something new.
Traveling is, for the most part, awesome. It's always exciting to start a new journey and plan all everything out. One part that can sometimes be very stressful, however, is getting through security checkpoints at the airport. There is no more sinking feeling than arriving to the airport with your digital boarding pass already in hand and not having to check any bags in because you packed super efficiently, and then seeing a giant, amusement park looking line awaiting for you to get through security. Although the line is unpleasant, there are a few things everyone can do to help things move more quickly. Some frequent travelers will already be doing most of these things and many will seem like common sense, but here is a list of six tips that we think can be useful for anyone looking to make their wait in the airport security line a little less unpleasant.
Best apps for remote work
Having the ability to work from anywhere is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Whether you run your own company or you happen to work for a company that allows remote work, having the freedom to work from wherever you want is awesome. However, with that freedom comes great responsibility and it is important to still be able to work effectively from whatever location you are choosing to use as your office whether it be a cubicle in the city, or a hammock on an exotic beach. Below is a list of five of our favorite tools for being able to work effectively from wherever we are.
Planning your trip with Trello
No matter how many trips you take, actually planning it will often be a very long and frustrating experience. Add to that trying to plan a trip between multiple people and it just gets that much more complicated. Izabella and I always travel together so at minimum there are always at least two people involved in the trip planning process and even that can get difficult with regards to who is responsible for what and what progress has been made on different tasks such as booking hotel rooms or buying train tickets. One way that we have managed to improve our planning process, and keep most of our sanity, is by using an awesome (and free) project management tool called Trello.
There are many different excuses people make for not traveling, but one of the most common is definitely: "I don't have enough vacation days". Having a limited number of vacation days (this is an especially big problem in the US) will definitely make it more challenging to travel for longer periods of time or to far away locations, but that doesn't mean that it has to hold you back from seeing all the awesome places you have on your bucket list. As individuals who have been holding full-time jobs in the United States for many years, we have typically only had about 10-15 days of vacation per year at any given time. However, during that time we have been able to visit multiple countries per year. Do we wish we could have stayed for longer periods of time in each? Of course! However, we, and most likely many others out there, still like the stability and continuous income that come with a more traditional full time position. So in this article, we are hoping to offer some tips for people who don't want to leave their jobs to become a full-time digital nomad, but still have dreams of traveling the world.
There are so many things to think about whenever you are planning a trip and people will usually be able to remember some of the more common things: packing a passport, packing a camera, packing underwear, etc. However, there are a few obscure things that we have been guilty of forgetting ourselves and which we have heard from many of our fellow travelers that are common things that they forget to do/plan as well. Read on to find out which are the four things that travelers commonly forget before leaving for their trips.
Essential Travel Apps
One of the activities that has benefited most from the emergence of sophisticated mobile devices has been travel! Before it was so hard to navigate in unknown places, communicating with different areas of the world was difficult, and trip planning was a nightmare. Nowadays with all the amazing apps that are available traveling has become so much easier and more accessible to all. Below are a list of the apps that we would not be able to travel without.