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Reading Time: 4 minutes Opting to travel by private car can be a more time and cost-efficient way of moving throughout a country. It also gives you greater access to hard-to-reach, off-the-beaten track towns that may provide insight into a country’s character beyond the major cities.

Below we share our process for gathering car rental quotes and how we organized our findings for later reference.

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Reading Time: 2 minutes When preparing for a trip, it’s not our first instinct to consider that a medical emergency may arise. But spending some moments ahead of a trip may help your travel companions, loved ones at home and medical providers better help you in the event of emergency.

In this post we outline what resources we used during a medical emergency, one that required surgery abroad.

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Below is a list of ideas about the kinds of mementos we’ve brought home from our travels that we still value today.

Across the world we’ve talked to local shopkeepers who caution that many items that used to be produced in-country are now being outsourced. Do take care in understanding where your products are being made, and where possible, support local producers.