Around the World Packing List

Our Around the World Packing List

Julie RTW, Travel Advice, Travel Gear 6 Comments

One of the most common questions we get from people is “how do you pack for a trip around the world?” Prior to our around the world trip, purchasing gear was one of the most time intensive and important things we did. Tim and I made numerous trips to REI and placed many online orders in order to find the …

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Tips to Help You Maximize Your Time while Traveling

Tim Rivenbark Travel Advice 0 Comments

With limited vacation time, it is tempting to pack in as much sightseeing as possible into your holiday. So, how do you maximize your time? Some of these tips require some advance research, such as planning out ahead of time what sights you want to see, their hours of operation, and their locations. By doing a little work up front …

How much does it cost to travel around the world

How much does it cost to travel around the world?

Julie Travel Advice 14 Comments

One of the most popular questions we get asked is how much does it cost to travel around the world. This was our biggest question too, before we decided to take a big trip like this. It costs a lot less than you probably think. Traveling long term, several months or longer, costs a lot less per day than what …

Travel Photography tips

Capturing the Action: How to Take Great Photos When Traveling

Julie Travel Advice 4 Comments

Traveling and photography go hand in hand. When you are in a new place and experiencing new things, it’s only normal that you would want to get that perfect photo, something to remember the moment by. I love photography. When I travel, one of the things I look forward to most is having a memory card full of beautiful images …

Traveling with Kids

Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids

Julie Travel Advice 2 Comments

Traveling with kids can be exciting, frustrating, and a little nerve-wracking all at the same time. Sure, you want to share the world with your kids, but what about getting through the airplane flight, touring museums, or just enjoying a nice dinner? Here are some tips and tricks we have learned from traveling with our own kids. Traveling with Kids …

Traveling in 2017

5 Things to Know about Traveling in 2017 if you are a US Citizen

Julie Travel Advice, United States 4 Comments

Every year, the nature of travel changes. The world economy, terrorism, politics, and social media all impact the world and how people travel. This year will not be any different, so here are some things you need to know about traveling in 2017. While most of this advice pertains to people in the US, some of this information may also …

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101 Travel Tips After Traveling Around the World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW, Travel Advice 12 Comments

Looking for great travel tips and advice? We spent 13 months traveling around the world, visiting 35 countries. In total, we have traveled to 63 countries across six continents. We have learned a lot and want to share our knowledge with you. Here are our best travel tips after traveling around the world 1.  Go somewhere new every year. 2. …

Travel with a Peanut Allergy

How to Travel with a Peanut Allergy and See the World

Julie Travel Advice 57 Comments

Do you want to travel more but have a peanut allergy that is holding you back? Stepping foot into a foreign country, a place where peanuts are served and you don’t speak the language, can be a terrifying experience. We traveled around the world with our peanut allergic son and want share our experiences with you. We want to show you …

Forbidden City

China Travel Tips: Things To Know Before Traveling to China

Julie China, Travel Advice 12 Comments

Traveling through China can be a very rewarding experience but it does come with its share of challenges.  With the right expectations and a little preparation (such as reading our China travel tips), China is awesome. Many people travel here on a tour, eliminating the challenges of arranging itineraries, transportation, hotels, and meals. As we found out, independent travel in …