World Trip Planning: Immunization Recommendations for Travel

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Immunizations to get for your trip around the world

Getting the correct vaccinations for your travels can eat up a lot of time and money. There are so many immunization recommendations for travel and there is no cost graver than contracting a disease in the midst of your travels. Choosing which vaccinations to receive ultimately depends on your frame of mind. I am a hypochondriac and once was convinced there were bugs inside my brain while backpacking Thailand because of this article. If you like to live life more on the edge you may not feel the need to get any vaccines before your trip. For my first RTW … Read More

Koh Rong Party: That Time We Awoke to a Rat Fight on NYE

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Koh Rong

A true Koh Rong Party. We had been researching where to spend New Year’s Eve for months. Starting our Southeast Asia tour in Bangkok, the plan was to gallivant around Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia for 7 weeks.  The million dollar question was where to spend that one night a year where you combine love, partying, and resolutions all into one. Koh Rong Party Time After deliberation, we chose to spend four days on the island of Koh Rong, the second largest island in Cambodia and apparently the new backpacker haven.  We read articles and met travelers gushing about the white sand … Read More

Best Credit Card for Travel Benefits: Our Favorites

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The Best Travel Credit Cards

Everyone should have a credit card that garners some sort of reward! If you’re just using cash or debit cards then you aren’t cashing in on the many free offers and rewards that are offered to you! It may be tough to pick the right credit card.  First you want to identify your needs and the right rewards for you.  Here are some of our personal recommendations for top travel credit cards. Best Credit Card for Travel Benefits Capital One Venture Reward This is Tasha’s all time favorite card.  She has had it for years! The sign on bonus is … Read More

What is the Schengen Agreement? All You Need to Know About Staying in Europe

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All You Need to Know About the Schengen Zone

Any non-European backpacker spending an extended amount of time through Europe knows of the limitations of the Schengen zone and understanding Schengen travel.  Even though there are government and state-run guides explaining what the Schengen agreement is, it’s still hard to wrap heads around. That’s because the Schengen visa is a blessing and a curse and it’s confusing as hell when you are there. Personally, I have abided by all the rules of the Schengen zone.  I have sadly left Europe way too soon because I was on my 90th day of travel, I do this because the fear of … Read More