Within 2 Hours of Landing in Italy…


It’s not “the more you travel, the better you get at it” it’s the sloppier you get!

Jason’s infamous words when we told him of our recent slew of travel mishaps.

And boy was he right.

Within 2 hours of landing in Italy, if it could go wrong, it did. Continue Reading…

Tips & Tricks: Staying Fit on the Road


Sticking to your workout routine can be hard when you travel.
Or your diet
Or your work habits (but we’ve already talked about that one…)

With surroundings that are constantly changing and the urge to relax and try all the new dishes that the local cuisine has to offer those routines roll even farther downhill. Continue Reading…

14 Super Touristy Activities That We Love


“That’s soooooo Touristy!”

Today we throw any, and all, preconceived notions of our “coolness” straight out the window.

Jason joins me as we discuss the ultimate taboo in independent travel.

Being a tourist.

We discuss our love of guided tours, pub crawls, “tourist” transportation and more without shame because sometimes you just have to get your tourist on! Continue Reading…

Packing as Light as Air with Fred Perotta


Who better to give packing advice than the man who has designed his own travel backpack?

Today we bring back Fred Perotta, creator of Tortuga Backpacks, to completely geek out on packing tips and tricks.

From the items that take up the most room in your bag to how long you need to pack for we cover tips that will leave you wondering where all that space in your bag came from! Continue Reading…

21 Ways to Save $$ on Accommodation – Part II


Yesterday you heard some of the more common ways to save money on your accommodations. Today Jason and I finish off our list with some of the more obscure and black hat tips available to you.

We even cease with the cat jokes. Continue Reading…

21 Ways to Save $$ on Accommodation – Part I


Next to flights, accommodation is the next most expensive aspect of flying.

So how do we make it cheaper?

Jason and I have 21 suggestions that can help anyone find better digs, no matter where they are in the world.

Today we discuss the first 10 of those options, so make sure to check out part II to get the rest of these awesome money saving tips! Continue Reading…

The Real Truth Behind Location Independence


Now, we’re not complaining,

But sometimes there are aspects of location independence that aren’t so ideal.

It can be quite a roller coaster when you travel while you work. Lack of work triggers, travel issues, bad wifi, the list of things that can, and do, go wrong is endless. Continue Reading…

Photo Journal: Portugal

DSC04838When thinking of Europe and all the countries that are on my wishlist to visit, Portugal was never at the forefront of my mind. But after my sister, Gale, moved to Spain, Heather and I immediately planned a trip to explore both Spain and Portugal.

If you are a person inspired by bold colors and beautiful architecture than you might be as pleasantly surprised with Portugal as I was. Continue Reading…

My Life as a U.S. Diplomat with Nick Hersh


You may remember us mentioning our friend the U.S. Diplomat who managed to wrangle our laptop back from India’s customs officials in our latest Travel Mishaps episode.

That U.S. Diplomat is our good friend Nick Hersh, whom I have known for over 20 years from back when all we cared about was learning how to talk to girls and getting our merit badges. Continue Reading…

Destination Diary- Portugal


Portugal is one of our favorite countries in the world.

It’s also one of the cheapest options in western Europe.

Heather and I talk about where to go, what to do, and the best places to eat and drink! From getting completely lost in a rain storm to finding the Harry Potter bookstore we talk about some of our most memorable experiences in Portugal, and it leaves us aching to go back! Continue Reading…