Trust us. Plitvice (PLEET-veet-seh) Lakes National Park is one of Europe’s hidden gems. We visited during March when prices are 3x LESS (than during the peak season) and crowds are at an epic low. Our admission fee was only $8 per person. The price includes access to all of the hiking trails, a boat ride on Lake Kozjak, and a panoramic train ride that picks you up at the finish line and takes you back to the starting point. After doing almost no research and just “showing up,” the beauty of the park blew us away. It was totally unexpected. Continue reading Virtual Travel Guide: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Come BS with us as we explore the Cook Islands. Topics include great budget savvy ways to spend your time when visiting the islands of Aitutaki and Rarotonga. Just two sassy, honest, and funny travelers doing their thing….
Many long-term travelers do not disclose their financial information to their followers. This makes it even more challenging for future travelers to plan their own RTW trip. Finances always seem to be a very private subject. However, throughout our RTW trip, we have always been very transparent with our budget so that other couples embarking on this type of travel could have a useful resource to plan accordingly. Continue reading How Much We Spent to Travel The World for 2 Years
Address Controversy Related to Ep. 51: Long, Hot, and Smelly
September 3, 2016– This video, Ep. 51: Long, Hot, and Smelly, was and still is a harmless, satire video based upon the budget savvy traveler lifestyle. We decided that we needed to formally address this topic as we’ve been harassed, threatened, and bullied all over the internet. Up until now it really didn’t bother us as we knew we never made any hateful, derogatory, or insulting comment about anyone or any group specifically. What has bothered us is fellow travel bloggers taking this great opportunity to spread hate on other travelers who do things a little differently, act a little quirky, and don’t fit the status quo. Continue reading Press Release – Welcome to the REAL world
It’s that time of year again – the time when Budget & Savvy Travel magazine unveils the sexiest travel blogger alive. This year they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary and there’s no shortage of eye candy. It’s your opportunity to vote for the sexiest travel blogger alive. Below are the nominations. Make your vote count. Vote now!
There are many great Airbnb hosts out there in the world. Many go above and beyond the call of duty to take travelers under their wings, making strangers a friend. Some provide personalized tours of the neighborhood and cities they live in. Others may leave gift baskets, homemade cakes, and local bottles of wine. You can tell, they take great pride in their rental unit, neighborhood, and city. And then there’s these hosts. Continue reading 15 REASONS WHY YOU PUT THE NIGHTMARE IN #AIRBNBNIGHTMARE
We rented an apartment through Airbnb for 7 nights during a trip to Bulgaria. After leaving the apartment, the host contacted us requesting payment for dirty walls and dirty linens. We could not work out a solution together and were forced to go through the Airbnb Resolution Center (ARC). Below we’ll share our experience in a very detailed format. Keep in mind that the information provided is intended to help guide both parties (the host and guest). Through our experience, you’ll learn the necessary steps to take in order for you to win your dispute through the ARC. Continue reading Part 2 – How to win AND lose a dispute with the Airbnb Resolution Center
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We’ve boasted several times about how we get such amazingly low car rental rates as we travel around the world. Instead of attempting to explain it in a written blog post, we decided it was a good topic for our first webinar! Enjoy!
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Many people think that renting a car in Europe has to be expensive. Those that go the traditional route of renting through the big names like Avis, Budget, and Hertz will surely be overpaying. If you’re planning on renting a car for at least 15 days in Europe you can save a small fortune by going through a lease buyback program. Two reputable companies offering this service are Peugeot (Poo-dʒou) and Renault (Re-new). We purchased a brand new car for ONLY $28 per day through <Auto Europe> Continue reading Scoring the Best Car Rental In Europe with a Short-Term Lease
Today we found out some exciting news. Based on recently released social media scores, we have been ranked within the TOP 50 influential travel bloggers in the world! We love sharing our passion for travel and inspiring others to explore the globe (on a budget of course). A big THANK YOU to all of our followers for making this happen.
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We rented an apartment through Airbnb for 28 nights during a trip to Croatia. After leaving the apartment, the host contacted us requesting payment for damaged property. We could not work out a solution together and were forced to go through the Airbnb Resolution Center (ARC). Below we’ll share our experience in a very detailed format. Keep in mind that the information provided is intended to help guide both parties (the host and guest). Through our experience, you’ll learn the necessary steps to take in order for you to win your dispute through the ARC. Continue reading How to win AND lose a dispute with the Airbnb Resolution Center
We compiled this information to share with other travelers to assist with budget planning for their own RTW trip. Sure, we probably could have spent less, but we pride ourselves on the fact that we travel very comfortably and do extensive research to find great value for the dollar.
Following Serbia, we traveled by mini bus to Hungary, where we visited Budapest for the holidays. During months 17-18, we traveled overland (mainly by train) where we visited Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, and Germany. We then took a flight from Prague, Czech Republic to Salerno, Italy. We traveled overland (by train) from Salerno, Italy to Ljubljana, Slovenia. During this time we also visited San Marino and the Vatican City. Continue reading 18 Month RTW Budget Breakdown
As our remaining EU days were coming to an end, we decided to travel from Italy to our 49th country, Slovenia. This country is very much under the radar. It has so much beautiful scenery to offer to those that visit. The landscape, which consists of rivers, canyons, quaint cobblestone squares, and snow-capped mountains was absolutely fantastic!
We spent one month exploring the sights, sounds, and tastes of Italy. Our cameras were recording from the time we left Prague and continued rolling as we made our way north up through the country. Our favorite stops were the small, quaint hill towns of Assisi, Orvieto, and Civita di Bagnoregio. Continue reading BS Trip Clips – Italy
We rented a car, drove in three countries, and headed to Görlitz, Germany to visit the locations of one of our favorite films, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was such a cool experience to see the actual movie sites live in person!
In the last few months, we have found that we really enjoy sharing our travels through the art of cinematography. To us, it’s much more authnetic not only to visually represent the locations we visit, but also to share who we are as a nomadic couple. Often times, the songs we pair to our videos are the very songs we are singing or hearing as we explore. We wanted to begin incorporating all these memories into our blog, so here is our first post showcasing some of our favorite moments while touring Prague. At only 15 seconds in length, we deemed them our BS Trip Clips. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we love creating them. Stay tuned! More to come!