Any expat out there knows how hard it is to move abroad. The amount of paperwork and bureaucracy is just mind boggling, but worth it none the less. Even as an American citizen (making everything generally easier), I had to commit to a year’s worth of emails, phone calls, consulate visits, sending paperwork to and from Italy, and oh so much more.
Nothing can ruin a day of exploring and travels quite like sore, blistering feet can. It’s so important as travelers than we give our feet the love they deserve as they take us on our adventures. To do so, we have to invest in good quality shoes that will last a long time while providing ample cushioning for ample walking.
Traveling brings a sort of personal awareness and understanding that begs to be explored further. Reading a good book and contemplating how it affects you and how you feel while reading it is arguably the best best way to get a better grasp on this newfound personal awareness.
Being a budget traveler in of itself is an adventure. There’s little things we must overcome to make our travels an experience that benefits us throughout our lives. While nothing physical can ever truly shape the outcome of these experiences, they can definitely help improve them and add ease. Through my experience, the best travel experiences have come with a bit of preparation, and the travel accessories listed below will provide you with just that! If you make a purchase with one of the links below, we will get a portion of the sale which enables us to keep putting out great material to benefit your travels and thus your life. I would never recommend a product I didn’t love, so rest assured they are quality products. You can check out our full disclosure here.
1. The people are nicer and more welcoming.
Cities like Paris, Rome, and New York City have their charms, don’t get me wrong. But have you ever noticed how the locals generally aren’t the friendliest to tourists unless there’s money at stake?
The American Southwest is pumped full of potential for new experiences. It’s the ideal place to explore your adventurous side while indulging in a rich culture. There’s a little bit of everything there; national parks, beaches, deserts, and sometimes even snow! Let your wild inner-self out as you explore what America has to offer.
1. Book flights directly.
This is a big one for when something goes wrong and you need a refund. If you book a flight through a third party site, you are significantly less likely to get a refund. The third party site will often refer you to the airline and the airline will often do nothing since you didn’t book through their site.
Travel mistakes are just a part of the game; they’re part of the (sometimes frustrating) fun of travel. While we all make them and we’ve all done things we feel silly about while traveling, there are a few travel mistakes you can avoid with the proper knowledge. So roll your sleeves up, get your pen and paper out (or iPhone, whatever!) and get ready to take some notes!
Planning a trip or vacation can be one of the most excited (and exhausting) parts of the whole experience. There are some many places to see and destinations to explore. How can you possibly pick just one?! Let me help you narrow it down a bit. These are the eight things that I always take into account when picking my next destination.
1. At times the culture will lose its charm and become insanely frustrating.
Being an expat is much harder than people think. Everything you know is suddenly turned upside down. You’re expected to adjust not only fast, but really fast.
Some of these quotes might be cheesy, some might be overused, but they all have messages in them that speak volumes about life as a traveler. While trying not to sound snooty, it’s not always easy living a life of travel. It can bring unique challenges, and it helps to feel a little reassurance from those who have experienced the same challenges. Check out the quotes below to get some travel inspiration and get that travel bug goin’!
When I first fell in love with traveling and experiencing culture, I wanted to share that love with everybody.
I wanted my friends and family to come with me and share these beautiful experiences with me. I naively thought that they would. I thought that travel would be important to them. I thought they would make traveling as much of a priority as I did, but I was wrong.