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Travel Advice

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Travel Advice

If you are anything like me your phone has become an essential travel companion over the last decade.
Nowadays I can’t even think of travelling without one, it just makes things easier. However, we all know how useful our phones are heavily depends on the apps we use. With the market filled with millions of them, how can we find the gold nuggets in the mud?

I have made a selection of what I consider the best travel apps for backpackers that make my travels easier and cheaper. As I have personally used all of them extensively, you can rest assured they have all been tested thoroughly! So keep reading to find out which apps you should download before your next trip!…

Budget

One type of post we both find very useful is budget posts. When trying to figure out how much money we need to save for a trip, it’s helpful to see how much other travellers have spent. That’s also why we keep a detailed record of our expenses – we want to know how expensive different countries are.

The same applied when we went to the Baltics. We wrote down every single cent we spent. And now we’d like to share this budget with you. Hopefully, it will help you plan your own trip.

We’ll also be sharing lots of great advice on how to save money, so you don’t have to break your bank for travelling to the Baltics.…

Travel Advice

One of the main questions I had when planning a trip around the world was how much it was going to cost. I knew I wanted to travel for around a year, and then spent hours trying to figure out how much money I would need.

Many articles I found online seemed to be about how to make your trip as cheap as possible. While that was helpful, I knew I didn’t want to try to travel the world on less than $10 a day.

I had already picked a few places to go to and spent a long time trying to make my itinerary work for as little money as possible. At the same time, I knew I wanted to visit expensive destinations like Easter Island, Patagonia and Galapagos Island.…

Travel Advice

Overland trips are a great way to see remote parts of the world. They bring you to areas that independent travellers can’t reach easily, they help you connect with fellow travellers and they are cheap. This is why in 2017, Daniel and I went along the Silk Road with Oasis Overland. We drove in our yellow truck from Ashgabat in Turkmenistan all the way to Xian in China, crossing desert and mountain passes, meeting locals, seeing incredible scenery and remains of ancient civilizations.…

Travel Advice

Are you stuck at home right now? We feel for you as we’re in the same situation. Instead of sitting on our couch in yoga pants (don’t judge me, they’re just sooo comfortable), I should be walking along a beach on Mallorca right now. But here I am, still in Frankfurt where we’re going to stay for a while.

Chances are high that you’re in a similar situation. Maybe you also had to cancel a trip or you don’t dare to start planning the next one. Nobody knows how long until we can go out again. So what do you do when you really want to travel but can’t?

Fortunately, there are a few ways you can relive your favourite travel moments and start looking forward to the next trip.…

Travel Advice

It’s almost Easter. And that means that the Easter holidays are just around the corner. Yesterday, we were supposed to take a train to Brussels where we would stay for five days. We were looking forward to meeting up with friends, eating fries and taking day trips all over Belgium (in particular to Brugges, which everyone says is insanely beautiful).

Then, on Good Friday, we had a flight to Mallorca, where we would meet with my parents and my brother to spend a relaxing long weekend. Despite being Spanish, Daniel had never been to Mallorca. And while I had spent a weekend in Mallorca a while ago, there were so many places left to explore on this beautiful island! Plus, I love the idea of meeting up with my family somewhere random in Europe.…

Peru

“Put on your rain jacket,” the Kiwi guy said.

I looked up at the blue sky, with no cloud in sight.

“It protects you against mosquitos,” he added. “Trust me, I’ve been here for a couple of days already.”

Have you ever ended up in the middle of nowhere and realised that you forgot to pack the most essential items? For me, one of the biggest appeals of staying in a jungle lodge in the middle of the Amazon was its remoteness. Far away from cities, traffic and big malls, I could enjoy nature. But it also meant I had to be extra careful when packing so I wouldn’t forget anything important.

Believe me, you do not want to visit the Amazon without insect repellent.…

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