Now that we’re almost to the end of January, you’ve had time to give up on your diet and exercise routine and slip back into your old habits. Since those aren’t fun topics to discuss, let’s talk about travel instead! Now is the time of year when people everywhere start to plan their yearly vacations. Since we’re discussing New Year’s resolutions, I challenge you to make your next trip a little more interesting than the last with these travel resolutions.
Dynamic duo Rachel and Jeff left their home in the U.S. to spend a year in South Korea teaching English. This allowed them to save money while living abroad. Once their contract ended, they embarked on a year-long travel adventure starting in Mongolia. They are currently two months into their trip, and we caught up with them to find out more about their amazing journey and future plans.
Packing for a trip is always important, but packing fashionably is often overlooked. That’s where Alex comes in. As an avid traveler with a background in fashion, she started TravelFasionGirl.com to help all of the wanderlusting souls look and feel better about their style while traveling. We asked Alex to tell us more about her interests, travels, and fashion knowledge, and here is what she had to say:
Lazing around on a beach, swaying back and forth in a hammock and listening to the waves with nothing more than a book & a beer…is there anything better than that?! The routine of tan, swim, read, drink and repeat is so relaxing and so enjoyable that it’s hard to pull yourself away.
We know that we haven’t seen every beach in the world. But, based on the ones we have seen, these are our favourites in terms of peacefulness, seclusion, colour of the sand, clearness of the water and the all around vibe.
Our new Travel Cost Guides are here! Have you ever wondered how much stuff will cost when you’re planning a trip? That is the primary question we set out to answer when Budget Your Trip was founded. Now, we’re taking a huge amount of our travel cost data, combining it with financial tips and advice from real travelers, and publishing Travel Cost Guides for countries and cities around the world. These guides are now available as an eBook on Amazon Kindle or as a PDF eGuide here on our site. They make a perfect supplement to traditional guidebooks, because no other resource contains the travel cost information found in our Travel Cost Guides.
The six thousand eight hundred fifty-two islands of the archipelago of Japan sits in East Asia. An extremely wealthy nation, Japan has one of the biggest economies in the world. Japan is a country filled with the old and the new. Rich in history, Japan showcases many temples, museums, gardens, haikus, geishas and kimonos. At the same time it is also a country that is proud of its high rise buildings, unique fashion, anime, high tech gadgets and fast automobiles.
A few months ago, Shelley and Agri gave in to their travel temptations and departed on an around the world adventure. They had been living in Asia already, but wanted to see more of the world. Thus, they took off to South America and haven’t looked back ever since. Long term travel has become a growing trend lately (as you may have noticed from some of the recent interviews here on our blog). Shelley and Agri, like many couples choosing to take off for a long trip, do not fit into the stereotypical “backpacker” mold. They have been married for several years and established their careers, but want to do something exciting before they settle down. Since the beginning of Febuarary they have been roaming around South America, with plans to visit Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and more of Southern Asia before returning home. We asked them all about their trip and future plans, and their answers are below.
In November of 2010, almost a year and a half ago, Karin Huber and David Waldmeier set off on a journey. They are still traveling, and don’t plan on returning to their home in Switzerland until June of 2012. If you’re jealous like we are, keep reading, because they’ve had some amazing experiences and we had the opportunity to interview them about their travel adventures.
Travel agents today are blessed with an infinite source of information. Not only do they have access to online resources that are available to the general public, but they also have uniquely designed tools and resources created to make their job easier. A booming industry, referred to as home based travel agents, continues to grow and evolve, and is perhaps the most likely to benefit from these resources. Tools, such as our own Budget Your Trip Agent tool, are specifically designed to make the travel agent’s job that much easier.
Recently we found out about Duane and Kim, an Australian couple planning a trip around the world. As we are huge fans of long term travel and extended career breaks, we naturally wanted to learn more about this intrepid couple and their exciting trip. After all, they have no set date to return home! Their plans will take them from Australia to Southeast Asia, and then into China, over to Europe and then to the U.S. We asked them a number of questions about their trip and their planning process, so read on to find out what they said.