How We Budgeted For a Year of World Travel

A recent Fed survey highlighted that 40 percent of Americans can't cover an unexpected $400 emergency. At my previous school, I co-taught a course on financial literacy and found that it's usually bad financial habits that keep people destitute. Unnecessary expenditures of gym memberships, FOMO inspired extravagant living, and a daily Starbucks keeps even established…

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4 Tips for Staying Fit While Traveling

Health and fitness are about what you do constantly, not occasionally. Keeping to a regular fitness regiment and healthy eating are easy to do at home, but hell to do when you're on the road. Limited food options and sparse fitness centers make staying in shape a challenge for long periods of travel time. There's…

World Nomads for Travel Insurance

We just solved one of our top problems of our trip which was what to do about insurance. Another couple friend of ours who is taking a trip around the world for a year is opting to 'go uninsured' during that time and hope that nothing happens. Still, shit happens. After spending months shopping around,…

Benefits of a Hotel Loyalty Program

I've written before on how travel branded credit cards have landed us free flights and sweet lounge experiences. One missing piece of the travel puzzle is using a hotel branded credit card. When we were home last summer, I racked up tons of points on my Hilton Ascend card that gave 6x points at US…

Singapore: Feel the Heat

The humidity, the food, the culture. Singapore is ground zero for the greatest success stories of south east Asia. The talkative cab drivers have their opinions as well: "Unless you work here. You will die." Aden told me. "There are strict laws and the high cost of living keeps the poor people out. I am…

Google Tour Creator: 5 Tips for a Successful Tour

The world of AR and VR is exploding in education, and everyday life. More and more, we're seeing VR and AR exhibitions in museum experiences, trade expos and even school field trips. I've done workshops on 'Google Expeditions' for general classroom teachers and interest is booming. Since expeditions are run on student's own mobile devices,…

Tips for Working with Drones on your Holiday

My after school 'Techsperts' club has been learning about drones. It's inescapable that we are in the early stages of living with drones in our everyday lives. From packages being delivered from Amazon, modern warfare, and recreational use, the public has adapted to that familiar 'bee-hive' like buzz at sporting events, beaches, and popular tourist…