It is again that time of the year where the colors start to change and temperatures start to go down (living in Florida this is admittedly mild compared to most other places, but hey it's still Fall). Even though it has been a crazy year, it is a great time to explore the outdoors and enjoy the change of the seasons. In this article I share some of the things that I am excited to put to good use over the next few months.
It’s back to school time, but with everything still going on in the world, this means many will be attending school virtually. In addition, there are many who are still fortunate to be able to work from home and so I wanted to put together a few of the things that have made it easier and more comfortable for me to work from home over the past few months.
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.
Traveling with one bag is something I have fallen in love with. As I have written in previous articles, one of the funnest parts of traveling this way is planning out what you actually want to take on your trip. Having the limited space of a travel backpack really forces you to think through what you will need for your trip and come up with some creative ways to take what you need. One of the hardest things to decide on with limited space (and if you are a shoe aficionado such as myself) is how many shoes you can take without sacrificing the flexibility of multiple styles of shoes and, more importantly which types to bring with you. In this article I talk about the number and types of shoes that I have found to be perfect for the trips that I have taken so far.
We are huge fans of one bag travel and can never imagine going back to traveling with a traditional carry on. However, one of the challenges with one bag travel is that you typically have to pack some sort of additional backpack to use during your day to day when you arrive at your destination as most travel backpacks will be too big or heavy to carry around with you all day. Thankfully, a few companies have taken it upon themselves to try to create a bag that can really fulfill the dreams of anyone looking for a true one bag travel experience. Unfortunately, when you are looking for a bag to satisfy all needs there will always be compromises, but after a great deal of testing these are the bags that we think are doing it best at the moment:
The holidays are upon us and if you are like us, it can be a little stressful to think of gifts that might be cool and useful to get for your friends and family. Below we have created a list of some of our favorite items in a variety of areas such as travel, tech, and EDC to hopefully provide some ideas for what you might want to get.
Learning to travel with one bag has truly improved my overall trip experience and I can't see myself ever going back to traveling with multiple suitcases and bags. I now feel so free when I am on the go and it has become something of an obsession to see how much I can maximize what I can pack into smaller and smaller bags. With that being said, as with everything in life, one bag travel will not be the best option for everyone and even as an evangelist of this type of travel there are times when having when bag can lead to certain inconveniences. Read on to see the pros and cons that I have noticed throughout my travels with one bag.
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.
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.
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