All About Monastery Stays

When considering budget accommodation for your travels, a monastery may not be the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, it may not come to mind at all! For …

Vacuum Packing: Pros & Cons

Vacuum packing is the process of packing your clothes in a heavy-duty plastic bag and then sucking all the air out of it. There are two main styles of vacuum …

Best Sustainable Travel Gear

I’m increasingly vigilant about looking for ways to be more sustainable in my life. We need to care for our planet and care for ourselves. An easy way to start …

Getting Lost Abroad

Getting lost in a foreign place, where you don’t know anyone and don’t speak the language, sounds like a traveler’s worst nightmare! Believe it or not, it’s actually something I …

Sights Worth Paying For

As a hardcore budget traveler, I typically seek out free or cheap attractions. Big, famous sights often come at a cost and half the time when I do shell out …