Best Travel Water Bottle To Carry On Your Next Trip

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Best Travel Water Bottles

It should be no surprise that having the best travel water bottle is important to us. We have talked about how plastic is destroying our planet many times on our site, and take notice when hotels make a push to reduce plastic water bottles and opt for water filtration systems instead. However, we can not solely rely on businesses to make the shift to reducing plastic use, we as the consumer have to as well. That means carrying a great water bottle. Besides saving the environment from plastic waste, staying hydrated is essential when traveling. It’s easy to neglect your body … Read More

Guide To The Best Packing Cubes

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Best Packing Cubes

Living on the road means we pack and unpack our bags a lot, as in a couple times a week. Packing can be a total drag, but we both invested in some of the best packing cubes we could find and it saves us a lot of time. We were skeptical when we first bought something to organize our bags. However, we have to be honest, it’s two years later and we are going strong in the same packing cubes. After about a year of having a fantastic packing experience every other morning with my cubes, I had the genius idea … Read More

The Best Travel Pillows for Long Haul Flights: J Pillow, Cabeau Evolution Pillow, Trtl, and More

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best travel pillows for long haul flights

Looking for the best travel pillow for a long haul flight? We’ve reviewed the J Pillow, Skyrest Travel, Trtl Pillow, Therm-a-Rest, and Cabeau Evolution Pillow – all some of the best travel pillows on the market. What does a great travel pillow mean? No more leaning on nasty germ filled windows, no more stiff necks, and no more red eye flights filled with no sleep. It’s time to get a decent sleep on long distance flights. We always pack one in our carry on bags, and they make a world of difference on the body. First things first lets take … Read More

Africa Camping: The Basic Camping Checklist for Overlanders

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Whether you’ve chosen to self-drive Africa or join in on an overland safari, chances are you will be camping in Africa at some point. Africa is not as developed as the rest of the world meaning hotels, guesthouses, and hostels are few and far between. We’ve had a lot of trial and error with basic camping and Africa, but here are our top recommendations to get you through Africa camping!  The Africa Camping Basic Essentials A comfortable tent: We bought our tent at Cape Union Mart in Cape Town before we left. We opted for a 3 person even though there are … Read More

Overland Vehicle Equipment and Gear List for Traveling Africa

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There is no perfect overland vehicle equipment or gear list when it comes to traveling Africa. What items works best in one overland truck may be worthless in another. However, there is no denying that what you pack in your overland vehicle is essential to the success of your trip. I spent a lot of time researching, shopping, and traveling to reach a gear list for an overland vehicle. This is the basics of what we’re currently carrying in our truck. We’re in the midst of an overland trip from Cape Town to Nairobi. We just set out on our greatest adventure … Read More

The Ultimate Girls Packing List for Africa

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Africa Packing List

Packing for a trip is difficult. Packing for a trip to Africa can be downright daunting. Whether you’re on an overland safari, on a mission trip, or just traveling around the massive continent here is the ultimate Africa packing list for ladies.  The Ultimate Africa Packing List for Girls Essentials Sturdy Shoes: This is perhaps the most important thing you will need before you get to Africa. A pair of good sturdy shoes! I love my and have been going strong in them for two years! Check out my other recommendations here. I cannot stress a good pair of shoes enough … Read More

Tips to Reduce Your Footprint and Have a More Eco Friendly Vacation

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Save the World While Traveling

I may be a bit behind, but I finally managed to watch Before The Flood. The movie produced by Leonardo Dicaprio as he explores the threats facing human kind from climate change. The movie was available for free streaming for a few weeks – but I’m in the African bush and streaming is a luxury! You can usually find us with active voices of being more sustainable travelers. We try to maintain a small footprint when we are traveling and in just everyday life. Throughout Africa, we are either camping or highlighting the many eco-lodges around the continent. However, Leo’s movie struck a cord … Read More

Best Travel Towels For Backpacking Around The World

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Best Travel Towels

Okay, we’ll admit talking about the best travel towels may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but they’re an extremely important part of packing. When we first set out to travel we knew the value of having a great compact travel towel. We made sure to order several and try them out before deciding on our favorite. Sticking your average plush cotton towel is not going to cut it. You need a towel that is lightweight, quick dry, compact, and comfortable. We have three recommendations all constructed from different materials. Each material has it’s own qualities and will … Read More

The Ultimate List of Eco Friendly Products to Take on Your Travels

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10 Environmentally Friendly Accessories to Help You Become Eco-Friendly While Traveling

I went for a walk on the beaches of Crete the other day collecting pebbles and watching the waves carry vacationers to and fro. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw an all too familiar sand dweller. A plastic water bottle. I walked over to it annoyed that no one else had bothered to pick it up and even more annoyed that some human just left it there. I pick it up, curse the human race just a bit, and go to the trash can. I continue my walk and see another water bottle, a plastic straw, … Read More

Best Carry On Backpacks Of 2017

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The Best Carry On Backpacks

Finding the best carry-on backpack for your next trip is critical. I spent weeks going over my choices before purchasing. The result? My favorite bag I’ve ever owned. And it’s still going strong after two years of travel. It’s made it on countless flights, buses, and taxis. And I’ve had it on my back in the Sahara Desert, Rome, The Drakensberg Mountains, and Belgrade. I travel full time so the luggage I carry on a plane is as important, as purchasing a new car is for others. Nothing can make airfare more laborious than being unprepared or having the wrong baggage. After all, … Read More