Posts filed under: Budget Traveling

I just got back from an 8-day DIY tour around Namibia with a friend of mine, complete with safaris and rhino tracking, desert exploring, hiking, fishing, and camping out under...
I stripped down to my bikini and gingerly stepped into the 48-degree water.   The wool hat, puff jacket, running jacket, long sleeve shirt, stretch pants and running shoes with thick...
It was just an experiment… These last 3 months were a trial run in a new lifestyle experiment.  The goal was to be a house sitter up and down the...
Trying to break into the local scene is fairly difficult as a traveler.  Where do you start?  How do you meet locals if you don’t speak the same language?  Can...
Our final month of Remote Year begins in less than 1 week and the tears are already starting to flow.  While the last 11 months have been nothing short of...
Córdoba, Argentina has a saying, “you can travel all over the world, but when you come home, you’ll realize there is no sky like Córdoba’s.”  This city isn’t on Top...
I spent my birthday this year high up in the jungles of Colombia in what had been guerrilla military-run land until 2004. Traveling with a friend from Remote Year and...
  A great way to get your bearings in Bogotá is with the Free Walking Tour (3 hours long starting at 10am or 2pm).  You’ll walk around La Candelaria (city...
Life on the road makes you minimize the wardrobe to the essentials.  You realize you never needed all that extra stuff in the first place.  One pair of shorts.  One...
Day 2: Almada, across the river from Lisbon: I rode my bike back to Belem and boarded a Ferry to Porto Brandao on the Almada side.  This turned out to be...