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Bangkok Budget Travel Guide

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Random naked man walking down the street near Chinatown.

Our third visit to Thailand felt a whole lot different. This time around, we traded in the laid back beach life of Phuket for the bustling city of Bangkok. Lots of travelers have spent time in this city, so we opted to explore for eight nights to experience it for ourselves. We planned to use a few additional days to rest and acclimate ourselves from the Euro Life and significant time change.  Continue reading Bangkok Budget Travel Guide

Chasing Dinosaurs in Istria, Croatia

One of the reasons we love using Airbnb is because we always get such great travel tips from our hosts when visiting their city. Our first stop on our tour of Istria, a region in northern Croatia, was Pula. Pula is a sea side town, the largest city in Istria, and is known for its Roman ruins, especially the Roman Arena. This amphitheater is special as it has four surrounding side towers, three of which are entirely preserved. Continue reading Chasing Dinosaurs in Istria, Croatia

A Travel Guide to Doing Iceland Differently. Thinking Outside the “Ring”

Several followers have reached out to us asking some advice on how we did Iceland. So we put together this post explaining how, and why, we did Iceland a little differently.

Iceland has become one of the hottest must-see countries in the world. Travelers are drawn to its dramatic landscapes, the quirky vibe of Reykjavik, and the chance to experience the elusive northern lights. Of course every traveler’s favorite movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, just added to Iceland’s allure. After having the opportunity to explore this country, we agree there’s nothing else quite like it in the world. Continue reading A Travel Guide to Doing Iceland Differently. Thinking Outside the “Ring”

Travel Guide for hiking the West Highland Way

The finish line for the WHW

After nine days trekking in Scotland’s wilderness, we crossed the finish line for the West Highland Way yesterday. Now, as I sit on a bus which is taking us backwards through our 100 mile journey, I still am amazed by the passing scenery (and how far we walked!). Very much under the radar, Scotland has been a hidden gem in our travels.

Scotland was never on our initial planned RTW route. In fact, we had never even heard of The West Highland Way until I was researching another long distance walk, called The Hadrian’s Wall hike. However, the more I researched Scotland, the more intrigued I became. And with Harry’s encouragement, we agreed it was time for an big adventure and together we worked to piece together our trip. Continue reading Travel Guide for hiking the West Highland Way