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.
I am slightly obsessed with gadget organization and the concept of having a dedicated tech dopp kit. There are tons of options currently available that are made of all sorts of different materials, different sizes and different price ranges. It can be tricky to find a good quality organizer at a reasonable. Another issue I run into is having to carry multiple packs: one for smaller items (cables), one medium objects (headphones), and one larger objects (camera). I'm all for modular packing but this can get a little cumbersome so I was very excited when ATailorBird reached out to see if I wanted to test out their Electronics Organizer. This item seemed to not only be a good quality and offer really cool compartments to keep everything organized, but it also looked like it would allow be to simplify my carry on a daily basis. Read on to get a in in detpth look at the ATailorBird Electronics Organizer.
Ever since we started to travel more often we have always loved finding creative ways to display all of the different trips we have taken. Sometimes we had used the pin feature on iPhoto and at some point we had printed out a map that we put thumb tacks into to mark the countries we had visited. The World Scratch Off Map from GoGo Unique, however, has definitely become the easiest and nicest way to showcase the countries we have traveled to and it has become a point of inspiration for us to plan future trips in an effort to try to scratch off as much of the map as possible. Keep reading to learn more about our experience using the GoGo Unique Map (Note: I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review).
With Apple's adoption of the USB - C standard for it's newest laptops, it looks like this is the port of the future. As with any new technology, there is always an adjustment period for most people and it is difficult to have to go out and buy a bunch of new accessories to be able to do everything that you were already used to. As I have transitioned to using the 2017 Macbook Pro which only has USB - C ports, I have done a good amount of research on which adapters and cables would ease my transition into this interesting new world. At the moment, many companies are just starting to produce these cables and dongles, which means that there are a lot of low quality items on the market or they are just really expensive. However, after spending a great deal of time on Amazon I was able to find the following accessories which I thought were a good balance of price, quality, and features. Keep reading to see the USB - C accessories I use on a daily basis.
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.
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.
Here at Traveling Salseros, we love to review travel packs. We are obsessed with one bag travel. However, not every trip will be a good candidate for this. Sometimes you will want or have to take a suitcase or larger duffel and if that is the case then you will want to also take a smaller backpack with you to hold your stuff as you go about your daily adventures while you are on your trip. There are many great options for day packs from so many different companies, but we tried to narrow this list to our absolute favorites to provide you with what we think are bags that have a perfect mix of space, organization, style, and durability to accompany you on any trip where a travel bag alone just won't do. Check out the list below.
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.
We are excited to share our thoughts and (hopefully) helpful tips on traveling, exploring, and dancing around the world!