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Dear Travelers to Iceland: Please Don’t Visit Until You’ve Understood These 8 Things

Posted by on 10:01 am in Blog, Iceland, The Arctic, Travel Tips | 69 comments

Dear Travelers to Iceland: Please Don’t Visit Until You’ve Understood These 8 Things

In recent years, rumors have begun to spread about the existence of a small Nordic island nation in the North Atlantic Ocean; an island defined by dramatic landscapes, with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, and elves. Yes, elves.

Rumors of this magical place are spreading like wildfire, and travelers have started arriving from all over the land. Though there is a delicate balance in maintaining the untouched and wild feeling of Iceland’s unique landscapes while making them accessible to tourists. Lava fields, volcanoes and thundering waterfalls might look super tough, but in fact they are very vulnerable.

Before tourists started arriving in mass, most Icelandic attractions had no need for infrastructure like car parks or ranger stations. So it’s extremely important that we are aware of our impact as travelers. As such, we have composed a letter to all those who are Iceland bound.

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The 2021 Guide to Saving Money While Traveling

Posted by on 9:31 am in Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips | 0 comments

The 2021 Guide to Saving Money While Traveling

As we head into 2021, no doubt many of us will be eager to get traveling again. While we haven’t managed to control COVID yet, vaccines are being rolled out and I am optimistic international travel will be back on the cards in the coming year.

While we may soon get to travel once again, many of us have been hit hard financially by the pandemic, which is why I thought I would share some of my tips on how you can save money while traveling this year.

If you’re thinking of traveling this year, follow these tips to help reduce your travel costs from the moment you book your trip to the day you return.

There’s no denying travel can be expensive, but hopefully these tips will help you learn when to travel to get the best bang for your buck, how to save on travel insurance, score cheaper flights and accommodation, and keep costs down throughout your holiday.

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Villa Talia: Tasmania’s Ultimate Holiday Escape

Posted by on 5:30 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle | 2 comments

Villa Talia: Tasmania’s Ultimate Holiday Escape

Tasmania is a wild island, packed with powerful landscapes both tranquil and pure, yet at the same time untamed. And it’s one of the safest places in the world to travel right now.

Set in the peaceful Huon Valley atop a hill overlooking Southern Tasmania, Villa Talia is a stunning holiday home which presents as an unassuming Australian homestead, though is packed with treasure in the form of opulent furnishings, contemporary fixtures, and tempting adult luxuries.

It’s an adult kinder surprise, and it’s best to be warned that no matter how much you love your own home, from the moment you step through the door, Villa Talia will forever become the home of your dreams.

It’s like running into the celebrity crush you have a free pass for, and discovering they’re just as eager…

You no doubt love your own home and understand the reality of needing to return, but a few nights with Villa Talia is the ultimate fantasy escape; a home you’ll never want to leave.

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How to Choose the Right App to Buy Online Bus Tickets

Posted by on 11:57 am in Blog, Budget Travel, Road Trips | 0 comments

How to Choose the Right App to Buy Online Bus Tickets

Travelling by bus will never go out of style. It’s such a convenient mode of public transportation, and a great way to explore a new city, or travel between two destinations.

When you’re travelling by bus, whether regularly or occasionally, it’s become the norm to use an app to buy online bus tickets. But how do you choose the right app?

Make sure you look for these features!

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Great Tools for Planning Your Road Trip Vacation

Posted by on 10:09 am in Blog, Road Trips | 0 comments

Great Tools for Planning Your Road Trip Vacation

A successful road trip needs proper planning and execution. Whether you’re going on a family road trip, taking off for spring break, or just looking to get out of dodge, the proper set of tools will ensure you make the most of your vacation.

In this article, we’ll list some of our favorite tools for deciding where to go, how to get there, what to see along the way, and how to document your journey.

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How to do Destination Wedding Invites Right! How to Make Them, How to Send Them, and Etiquette on What to Write

Posted by on 10:55 am in Blog, Romantic Journey | 0 comments

How to do Destination Wedding Invites Right! How to Make Them, How to Send Them, and Etiquette on What to Write

Planning a destination wedding is exciting, and one of the most exciting parts of the process is sending your wedding invites.

While it will naturally be a special day regardless, there’s something just a bit more thrilling about sending out invites to Tahiti, than there is at the church down the road.

But there’s a lot more to consider when sending a destination wedding invite, than if you were having a traditional wedding at home; different information to communicate, different timelines for sending, and different etiquette on what to write.

Don’t be overwhelmed though, because once you know what you’re doing it’s all very easy. After inviting 200 people to our destination wedding in Hawaii, I’ve written this post with all the destination wedding invite secrets you need to know!

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How to Get From Mexico City to Oaxaca

Posted by on 11:36 am in Blog, Mexico | 0 comments

How to Get From Mexico City to Oaxaca

Many travelers to Mexico start out in the country’s capital Mexico City. The city’s historic center is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers up a number of major attractions, and makes a great base for exploring important sites around Central Mexico.

But not too far from Mexico City is another one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations: Oaxaca City.

Also known as Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca City is located in the state of Oaxaca in central southern Mexico. The region is home to lesser known indigenous pre-Columbian civilizations like the Zapotec and Mixtec, and, much like historic Mexico City, is recognized by UNESCO and has become known as the culinary capital of the country.

Oaxaca City may only be five-hour-drive or hour flight from Mexico City, but it’s a world away in terms of culture and feel. While Mexico City is packed with nearly nine million residents, Oaxaca City’s population only numbers around 300,000.

Explore archeological sites like Monte Albán, natural wonders like Hierve el Agua, and many beautiful colonial-era buildings. Add to this markets filled with beautiful handicrafts and popular annual festivals such as Day of the Dead and the indigenous cultural event known as Guelaguetza.

Read on to discover how easy it is to get to Oaxaca from Mexico City and learn more reasons why you should include this fascinating region to your next Mexican itinerary.

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Can You Successfully use the FIRE Movement to Fulfill Your Traveling Dreams?

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Can You Successfully use the FIRE Movement to Fulfill Your Traveling Dreams?

Most of us dream of spending our lives exploring. But the main question is, how can you quench your thirst for exploring new places when traveling is an expensive hobby, and you need money for it.

The good news is that you don’t have to be rich, and if you follow the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement diligently, it can help you save enough money to fulfill your travel dreams.

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5 Excellent Reasons Travelers Should Embrace Flashpacking

Posted by on 10:13 am in Adventure Travel, Blog, Budget Travel, Travel Tips | 0 comments

5 Excellent Reasons Travelers Should Embrace Flashpacking

We’re all familiar with backpacking, whether we ourselves embarked on a journey or knew a friend or family member who did. Backpacking is a great way to experience authentic travel by really embracing the local culture of a destination.

But what exactly is flashpacking?

Similar to backpacking but with more comfort and opportunities, flashpacking is becoming an increasingly more preferred way to travel.

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Tips for Digital Nomads in Florida

Posted by on 6:58 pm in Blog, Expat Life, Travel Tips, United States | 0 comments

Tips for Digital Nomads in Florida

Every year, more and more people are trading in their 9 to 5 office job for a digital nomad lifestyle. Companies are becoming increasingly more flexible in allowing their employees to work from home, especially since the pandemic hit and they were sometimes forced to.

While it may seem like a dream working remotely from home or wherever you decide to set yourself up, there are a few things to consider before ditching the cubicle.

There are all kinds of careers these days which allow you to become a digital nomad. You can be a website developer, online yoga instructor, or e-commerce wizard selling products on Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy.

Being a digital nomad often means you get to set your own hours and work schedule. You can conduct business from the comfort of your couch or while enjoying a view of the beach. So long as you have a computer and an internet signal, you can begin to capitalize on modern technology and potentially earn a lot of money.

If you’re an independent thinker and think you have the drive and commitment to work for yourself from home or simply want to search for an online job offered by a company that allows you to work remotely, there are a number of tips that can help you get started and succeed.

If you’ve ever wanted to relocate to somewhere warm and tropical like Florida as I did, check out my top tips for becoming a digital nomad in Florida.

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