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Reading Time: 4 minutes Japan’s extensive rail system is a preferred method of transit for residents and visitors alike.

This post describes what a Shinkansen train is, the types of passes available for sale and answers to common questions related to train travel in Japan. This is a guide for beginners looking to get a sense of how they might incorporate train travel into their plans.

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Reading Time: 5 minutes This post describes the benefits of one-bag travel and explores some of the initial questions that people have as they shift to this style of packing.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post, we describe what Jon packed in his 40 liter backpack for our 18-month-long trip. We split the trip into six month segments and refreshed our gear along the way.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a list of activity recommendations for an afternoon in Cadaqués, Spain, where you’ll find Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí and gorgeous coastline. We recommend connecting this itinerary to our day two of Figueres, Spain itinerary; the below recommendations can be completed in a leisurely couple hours. After the tour, depart for Barcelona, Spain, a three hour drive.