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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.


Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post we describe how we used during our 18 month trip to make tens of bookings around the world.

We describe why we selected as our primary search platform, our accommodation selection criteria and how we kept track of our bookings.


Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’re in Kyoto, make a reservation at Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Distillery to learn about the craft of whisky making and indulge in some of the producer’s finest labels.

In this post we describe our visit to Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Distillery, and review a history of the distillery and more broadly the origins of Japanese whisky.


Reading Time: 5 minutes Redwood City is situated between San Francisco and San Jose. Stop off for a visit to this storied city as you make your way from San Francisco to San Jose via car or train.

The city became an important post during the latter period of the California Gold Rush (1848–1855). The city has since transformed into a manufacturing hub during the 1960s and 70s and more recently, a home for some of Silicon Valley’s high technology companies.


Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post we share resources to virtual sightsee cultural artifacts and sites from around the world.

We plan to continuously update this page as we discover additional compelling resources.


Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post we analyze what we spent on a per-day, per-month basis in different areas of the world.

Determine how much you spend in your own country by completing the exercise. Take your results and head over to What It Costs to Travel — Short & Long Term to explore what it might cost for you to head out on the road. In our cost of travel case studies series, you can read our cost analysis on a per-country basis.

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