10 Tips for Traveling from the U.S. to Europe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Planning an international trip can be a bit stressful these days, especially since the rules might change at any minute. But we recently had an amazing trip to Europe and recommend just doing some research and practicing some patience. Was it hard to navigate European travel in the times of COVID? No, at least notContinue reading “10 Tips for Traveling from the U.S. to Europe During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Here’s a Q&A with LiAnn on her travel inspiration

What’s it like to be a world traveler? How did we catch the travel bug? What advice do we have for new travelers? Check out this awesome series from Riana at Teaspoon of Adventure. LiAnn and other globe trekkers share their experiences: https://teaspoonofadventure.com/traveller-of-the-month-liann/

5 Tips for Planning a Pandemic Road Trip

Have you been going a bit stir crazy lately? Us, too. Five months into isolation, we were ready to get out into the world again, but we wanted to do it as safely as possible. Although there’s still so much we don’t know about COVID-19, we do know a lot about limiting the spread. SoContinue reading “5 Tips for Planning a Pandemic Road Trip”

6 Tips to See the World in Style on a Budget

My friends know that they can tell me their budget, preferred destinations and travel style, and I’ll find them the trip of a lifetime that’s right for them. Being able to travel is definitely a privilege. For many though, cutting back on a few frivolous expenditures each week can fund an amazing trip. Here are the strategies and tools we use.

Why I Over Plan My World Travel

My first trip to Europe in 1998 was an organized educational excursion for class credit. The experience was vastly different from my second trek, a year later, when I grabbed a backpack and a Let’s Go Europe book and took off into the world with my college boyfriend without a plan. It didn’t turn out the way I hoped! Here’s why.

3 Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel Destinations You Must See

We all have our wish list of places in the world that we want to see sooner rather than later and most of us also operate on a time and money budget. So these three destinations may not rank high on your list of places to visit, but we want to tell you why theyContinue reading “3 Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel Destinations You Must See”

9 Tips for Traveling the World with Only a Personal Item

We see travel tips all the time for packing light and think: That’s still too much! If you can’t fit it all under the seat in front of you, then you haven’t packed light enough. We pack so light that we frequently get stopped at customs and asked if we forgot our bags. Nope! WeContinue reading “9 Tips for Traveling the World with Only a Personal Item”

4 Truths About Real Travel

Daydreams of world travel often feature champagne greetings, comfy first-class seats, romantic train rides with stunning scenery, moderate hikes to gorgeous vistas, and contemplative strolls through historic sites that connect your soul with antiquity. But, yeah, you know where we’re going with this one, right?

How Many Countries Have You Visited? What Actually Makes the List?

This seems like an easy question to answer, but it’s definitely not. What counts as a country? The most agreed upon answer is the United Nations list of sovereign states, but even that is teeming with political controversy.

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