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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This post describes how to use Google Photos as a central archive repository for your photos and videos.
We describe how to organize old photos and create naming conventions to make finding and sharing photos easier.
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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In this post, we describe the five stages of cultural adaptation that may impact your experience to living, working or studying in abroad.
By being aware of these stages before departure, you are better equipped about how to navigate these highs and lows.
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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes In part one of this two-part series, we shared a set of questions to ask yourself (and your travel companion) as you consider long term travel.
In part two of this series, we describe the tactical steps to take prior to departure.
Reading Time: 2 minutes This Europe Schengen Area itinerary is meant for travelers who would like to get a broad brush look and feel of cities, townships and villages across multiple places in Europe.
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are planning on traveling to multiple cities within a country or continent, we recommend having a consistent structure to guide how you organize your travel and time.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Different countries in Europe have different visa requirements. Prior to departure, understand whether you are responsible for obtaining a visa to enter a particular country.
This article describes what the Schengen Area is, how it relates to the European Union, and will help you determine whether you need to apply for a visa prior to arrival.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In part one of this two-part series, we will walk through discussions to have prior to organizing a long-term trip and the tactical steps you need to take prior to taking off for your adventure.