Day 12: Top Ten Things to do in Montenegro as a Family

About a week before taking off for our big trip, a colleague of mine stopped to chit chat, he had heard from Ava that the first stop on our itinerary was Montenegro. I confirmed that it was, the rest of our conversation went something like this. Casey: "Ugh, my family and I visited there a…

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Day 5: Killing Jetlag in Kotor, Montenegro

We arrived at Tivat airport in Montenegro at 9:50 am last Tuesday morning. The elation of arriving in eastern Europe was subdued by the baggage claim which spit out only 2 of our 3 bags. Since this wasn't the first time a checked bag didn't meet us at the destination, I approached the lost and…

Day 1: So It Begins- In South Korea

Today began like a normal day for most people in South Korea. For most people, alarm clocks stirred families awake one member at a time and into their familiar routine of starting their day. Moms and dads prepared for work and children rejoiced only slightly about summer break knowing that much of their much deserved…

Part 4-The Travel Gear Diaries: Clothes for a Year of Travel

From now on, we'll be living out of our backpacks. At 8:30 yesterday morning a small group of movers paid Hyundai Hometown building #209, apartment #1703 a visit and boxed up 15 square meters of life's belongings for a restful hibernation in long term storage. We knew this day would come, but it's a tad…

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…

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,…