GoPro Accessories for Travel
I’ve been traveling with a GoPro camera for 4 years. These are the best GoPro accessories & mounts to help you share unique travel adventures from around the world.
In 2010 I left for Latin America to begin a new lifestyle of long-term travel. The original GoPro Hero camera was packed in my backpack. Since then I’ve owned all versions, including my current GoPro 4 Silver Edition.
As a professional travel blogger, I’ve been using a GoPro to record travel experiences in all sorts of crazy situations where a regular camera just...
Sony A7 Camera Review
I’ve been traveling around the world with a Sony A7 camera shooting travel photography for the past year. Here’s my review of this outstanding machine.
When I first heard Sony was releasing a compact, full-frame, mirrorless camera, my initial reaction was “FINALLY!”. It was exactly what I’d been waiting for. The Sony A7 camera enables you to create high-end images using a small, lightweight system.
Because I live out of a backpack working as a professional travel blogger, I’m always searching for new ways to pack...
My Best Tips for World Travel
It’s now been 4 years since I sold everything and left the United States to travel the world. These are the best travel tips I’ve discovered along the way.
It all started when I took a one-way flight from Miami to Guatemala City, leaping nervously into the unknown and leaving much of my old life behind while embarking on an epic travel adventure around the world.
It’s been a wild ride, and I’ve learned a lot since I first left. To celebrate my 4 year “travelversary”, I’ve decided to share a collection of my...
My Freshly Laundered Wardrobe
Contrary to the rumors, travelers are not a bunch of filthy vagrants. Well not always. This is how I wash my clothes when traveling around the world for extended periods.
Living out of a backpack doesn’t lend itself to a stylish & extensive wardrobe. So when I explain to others that I own 2 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shorts, 4 t-shirts, 2 collared shirts, and a sweater, the next question is usually “what do you do about laundry?”
Actually it’s surprisingly easy to keep everything clean.
There are 4 different laundry...
Common Travel Scams You Can Avoid
Shady people love to take advantage of tourists, and if you’re not careful, it’s easy to become a victim. Here are some of the most common travel scams around the world.
As travelers, it is easy to think that we are smart enough to avoid getting ripped off. But, the truth is, it happens to the best of us. Including me!
From getting ridiculously overcharged on cab rides to unknowingly revealing credit card information, travel scams exist the world over.
While it is nearly impossible to know when you will be scammed, it is important to...
Mail & Package Forwarding for Travelers
Forwarding mail overseas has always been tough for long-term travelers. Shipping stuff to foreign countries can be a major pain. But I’ve found a solution…
When I picked up and left the United States back in November 2010 to travel the world, I didn’t leave much behind. No apartment, no storage unit, nada. I sent a few things back home to my family and sold or gave away everything else. It was all very liberating.
But I didn’t want to burden friends & family with taking care of my mail. I own a small online based...
My Secret Pocket in Action
Learn how to make a secret pocket in your pants for hiding your money & a passport. An easy and effective way to protect against pickpockets while you travel.
There’s a small chance you might get robbed or pick-pocketed while traveling in foreign countries. I’ll be the first to say that the odds of this happening are pretty slim.
But I believe you should always be prepared for the worst. Having your wallet stolen when you’re in another country can be bad.
It’s much more difficult to replace things when you’re 4000+...
How To Find Cheap Flights
Travel doesn’t have to be expensive, but airline tickets often are. Here are my favorite tricks for how to find cheap flights and get the best airline deals on your next vacation.
Flying can be expensive if you don’t know how to book cheap flights. The price of airline tickets is actually increasing as companies merge and fuel costs rise.
The flight is often the most expensive part of your trip…
How do we reduce that cost and find the cheapest tickets available?
After 4 years of constant travel, I’ve learned a few tricks that...
Cheap Travel Accommodation
Cheap travel accommodation is available around the world — you don’t need to pay for expensive hotels. Check out these affordable (and free) sleep options.
One of the biggest travel myths out there is that you need to be independently wealthy to see the world. This is simply not true. Travel can be very affordable, especially when you use alternative forms of overnight accommodation.
Travel is only expensive if you choose to make it that way.
Fancy hotels have big budgets to spend on plenty of advertising coverage. So we assume those are...
Guide to Buying Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance Guide
Buying travel insurance can be a very confusing part of planning your international travel adventure. Is it worth the expense? Which companies are the best?
What Is Travel Insurance?
The term travel insurance is commonly used to describe a few different types of insurance. It can be very confusing for new travelers to figure it all out. You should know what coverage a policy includes, because it may not include everything.
Travel Health Insurance is coverage for accidents, injuries, and hospital visits while you are away from...