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The Truth About Travel

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Before our five-month trip to Latin America, we talked a lot about places we wanted to visit and things we hoped to see and do. Conversations we had about our trip always seemed to revolve around sights and activities. People wanted to know what we were going to do with our time. And so we did our best to compile a list of destinations we planned to hit.
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10 Free Things to do in London

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

London: city of bankers and the super rich. Well, it’s certainly that, but London is also a raggle taggle city of many other kinds of life and the kind of place where you never really know what’s going to be round the next corner. So if you want to see the city without the enormous expense, don’t be satisfied with the usual tourist hangouts, get around. (more…)

The British Are The Best Lovers (And Other Travel Facts)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

According to the recently published results of a travel survey from HostelBookers, the British, and not the French or Italians, make the best lovers. Or, perhaps they are just the best lovers while in a hostel? We’re not sure exactly, but that’s what the data says. (Australians came in at a very close second place.) The survey has much more data than just the juicy stuff, however. Questions were asked of travelers about the frequency and length of their trips, as well as their travel budgeting habits. You can take a look at the results here: HostelBookers Travel Survey Results.

And no, I’m not British.

HostelBookers Survey

Meet Plan Go Recap: How To Budget Your Trip

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I was honored to be on the panel of speakers at Meet Plan Go in Austin, and it was a great event. I hope everyone learned something and became inspired to travel! Naturally, I spoke primarily about budgeting (being the co-found of Budget Your Trip and all that).

When it comes to long-term travel, everyone always asks, “how much does it cost?“ My wife and I have done several long-term trips, and over time we’ve learned how to put it all together. It’s hard to get all of that “expertise” out in one night during an event such as Meet Plan Go, so I wanted to try to put some words down in writing that will hopefully educate those of you planning a trip. No, we’re not accountants or financial planners or professional tour guides. We’ve just done this enough times to the point where we’re comfortable hopping on a plane, knowing what to expect when we arrive, and how to figure it all out along the way.

Here’s what I talked about at the Meet Plan Go event in Austin (both on the panel and to individuals after): how to figure out your budget, factors that affect your budget, planning not to have a plan, and how to save money. (more…)

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