A few months ago I wrote a post about How Travel Blogs will Take Over Guide Books. We are travelling now without a guide book and I will admit, I am eating my words. A guide book is very helpful for those times when you first arrive at a location. We have gotten off the [...]
Where am I? That is the question I’ve asked myself nearly every morning during this past month. It has been the busiest travel of our lives. A week in Fiji was spent changing resorts, doing adventures both morning and night and taking in as much of the main island as possible. China was just as [...]
Traveling the interior of Thailand there are a number of options, ranging from (in increasing order of local interaction) planes, taxis, buses and trains. Trains in Thailand are safer than buses and are a lot cheaper than taxis or flying. They also provide a stylish way to get to your destination with stunning countryside to be enjoyed from the comfort of your seat. On longer journeys it is an ideal way to meet new like-minded friends, as the journey can be a good icebreaker.
So what does a person blog about when they are about to leave on an extended travel. I see the same posts all the time. What to pack, how to take care of your finances, what is our itinerary. Will we be any different? Not a Chance. Each time we go away, we always get a [...]
Father’s Day can be one of the most difficult holidays to buy a gift for. But if you have a dad that loves adventure, there are some gift ideas that will help make this Father’s Day one to remember.
-One wouldn’t think that you would need a lot of advice to camp through France or Spain, but we have learned a thing or two during our short time traveling in the campsites of Europe. Here are our camping tips for Spain, France and really all of Europe. We have camped quite a bit during [...]
- It was one of those moments, the moment when we said, “How did we ever manage without this?” Thanks to our friend Bobby who strongly suggested that we buy a GPS for our trip through France to avoid toll roads, Dave set up the TomTom on our Iphone. One of the best ways to [...]
Trekking Everest Base Camp has been on our top adventure list for many years. We learned quite a bit hike up to 5364 meters and have some valuable tips that we want to share with any future trekkers to make your life easier. It is not the scary daunting experience that people imagine it to [...]
-This is it boys and girls. We are fulfilling a goal that we have had for many years. We are going to Everest Base Camp. It is a little daunting to know that we will be trekking over suspension bridges, climbing along high ridges and spending several days at 5000 meters. But the most daunting [...]
We have come a long way since our first journey on India’s train system. India Rail can be a little complicated to navigate, but once you learn a few tips and tricks, you can actually navigate yourself around the country quite easily. Here are some pointers that will make your train travel through India much [...]
A couple of months ago we wrote a post about items that were essential here in India. Now, after 3 months in India and one in Sri Lanka, we have found other items that are needed to pack for traveling through India. You can see the other items that we list in our post Travel [...]
- When traveling, a person always has to be on their guard. All countries and cities have their dangers and annoyances and India probably is one of the worlds leaders when it comes to scamming tourists. Here are a few scams that we either encountered or heard about during our travels through the country and [...]
-It was so easy. How can this be? We decided that we should extend our Visa for Sri Lanka just in case we are not allowed on the plane. India has changed their Visa rules and a tourist is not allowed back in the country until they have been gone for two months. They are [...]
A few weeks ago we posted an article about the changes to the Visa rules in India. India has now changed their 6 month multiple entry Visa to basically a no re-entry visa. You can read more about the new rules here at our post New Visa Rules for India, but to give you a [...]
Taking the train in India can be a confusing experience to say the least. We talked about our first India rail experience in a post a few weeks ago and since then we have learned a few more things that we thought we should share with you. You can read about how to book a [...]
It has only been three weeks into our trip, but we already have a good idea of what travel gear we are glad to have brought with us and what we should have left behind in Canada. Here is a list of the travel gear that we brought that we are very grateful to have [...]
- Bringing and unlocked iPhone to India seemed like a good idea at the time. We thought that if we couldn’t get to an Internet Café, we would at least be able to check our email. It is three weeks into our trip and we have finally managed to make our iPhone and Data Plan [...]
Jet Lag. We all get it. There isn’t any fighting it. We always think that we can beat it, but it gets the best of us. Jet Lag get’s Dave and I every time. We always have these grandiose plans of starting adventures when we arrive. We think that we will sleep for a couple of hours and get up feeling refreshed after a long flight. It never works out that way and no matter what we do it takes two to three days to start feeling like your old self again. Here are the best ways that we have found cut the time that it takes to recover from jet lag.
There are common traits between adventure travelers, luxury travelers, green travelers and budget travelers except when it comes to holiday gift ideas. While the world is slowly coming out of a recession, it’s really the thought that counts when giving travel-related gifts this year. In order to help you find a great gift, we’ve worked [...]