Travel Tips

How to be a Sustainable Traveler

How can you be a sustainable traveler? Well, the best way is to be mindful of the waste you produce when traveling, especially non-biodegradable waste, like plastic. This is critical as many countries, especially developing economies which are often popular tourist destinations don’t always have the infrastructure to collect and process waste.

A Guide to Flying Overseas with Cats

One of the biggest tasks for our move to Amman, Jordan was preparing our two cats Penny and Lulu for the long trip. In the lead up to our departure many people asked us “Are we going to bring our cats?” which when we said “Yes” was almost always followed-up with “How long would they need to be quarantined?” First, not bringing our beloved kitties was a non-starter for us. If we couldn’t bring them with us we wouldn’t move. End of story. Second, through these conversations and our own research we realized how little most people knew about the process for bringing cats or pets in general overseas.

Pro Tips for a Sustainable Traveler Newbie

Sustainable travel is a subject that has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Travelers are becoming more and more conscious of the impact travel has on the world. Saving the planet may be the last thing on your mind while lounging on the beach in Bali, but it is extremely important to be aware of how your actions affect your surroundings. Luckily, “going green” is not as difficult as you may think and there are many easy ways you can get involved in this movement. Here are a few incredibly easy sustainable changes that you can implement on your next trip.

Wait… it cost you how much to travel to Helsinki, Finland and back?

Full disclosure, Carrie and I are not independently wealthy. We earn average salaries for our positions and education in the Washington DC metropolitan area. People often ask how we afford to travel as much as we do.  Well the secret is...

Summer Travel Book

I’m always in search of a good book to read, either when I’m traveling or when I’m looking for inspiration to travel.  I often gravitate towards travel-related books written by travel writers, ones that explore travel through their experiences, telling you what they saw and did.  I was however, in search of a travel book that looked at travel from the perspective of how and why we travel. 

7 Essential Carry-on Items for an Overnight Flight

It can be a challenge to travel in an economy seat on an overnight flight and arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and relaxed.  Over the years I have developed a list of seven essential items I bring in my carry-on bag each time I fly to help enhance my overnight flight experience.  These items are readily available in stores and some items may be provided by the airlines.