Use ‘Hotwire’ to Save on Hotels

We just booked a flight from Casablanca to Tenerife with a 17 hour layover in Lisbon. The long layover made for a cheap flight, and Lisbon is one of the great cities in the world so we were actually looking forward to arriving at 4:00 pm and flying out at 9:00 am the next morning.…

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Part 3-The Travel Gear Diaries: Hardwear

I'll basically be carrying a portable movie studio in my carry on bag for our trip. We stocked up on a lot of this gear when we were home for Christmas. Some was a gift from ourselves to ourselves which is not really in the spirit of Christmas but we wanted to make sure that…

The Travel Gear Diaries: Part 2-Footwear for an Around the World Trip

Gary's Footware My three sets of tires. Wonder what condition they'll be like a year from now. For Rugged and Walking We weren't planning on doing any huge hikes or anything alpine but we needed something waterproof, warm and ankle high for long walks around the city. Back in my early twenties when I was doing…

The Travel Gear Diaries: Part 1-Backpacks for an Around the World Trip

We just got back to Korea yesterday and were a little saddened not to have our cats greet us at the door. We were however looking forward to all of our new travel gear so I thought I'd chronicle what we bought for an around the world trip. In the past, we have often taken…

Our Favorite Hotel Booking Sites to Save Money

Hotels.com This is one of our favorite booking sites. After 10 stays, you get a voucher towards a stay from your average booking prices. Hotwire Like 'Priceline', you can purchase a hotel stay as an express deal, (not knowing the specific hotel) but will spend less than booking through the individual property. Booking.com Although this…

Booking Budget Safaris in Africa

I've had Africa on the brain lately. Last month, I finished booking and paying for the first 2 months of our trip in Eastern Europe, so East Africa was next. I wrote earlier how I essentially got a free flight down to Dar Es Salaam and now we are working on logistics around how to…

Avoiding a “Cat-astrophe”

It's 12:30 am and I can't sleep. The first night of sleep after flying across the ocean is usually a good one, but not tonight. We arrived at LAX at 1:30 yesterday afternoon and after a long wait for luggage, ambled out of the arrivals gate, up the ramp and into the arms of my…