Category: Travel Guides

Tips and tricks for travelers

Top 10 Experiences Backpacking in South America

4 months, 8 countries, and 200+ hours on buses, and I’m done with the first leg of my round-the-world backpacking trip. While it’s nearly impossible to choose, here is my […]

Sign that says "hostel" on it on yellow and green wall.

How to Check for Bed Bugs While Traveling…and What To Do If You Find Them

It’s late. Your hostel check in took forever. Maybe you just stepped off a 25-hour bus ride. Maybe you’re filthy and want to shower. You just really, really don’t feel […]

How to Pay for Things in South America

South America has as many currencies as countries, making things slightly confusing even for the most savvy traveler. Not to mention the fact Ecuador uses the US dollar, which is […]

When To Break The Budget & Take a Taxi

Wasting money on transportation while traveling sucks. Literally. It’s a huge money suck, and one that offers little return when you’re just trying to get from point A to point […]

How to Get a Bolivian Visa (and Cross the Border) if you’re from the USA

The following post details how to get a Bolivian visa, and our experience completing the border crossing in June 2018, at the border station near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. […]

Purse, money, passport and other valuables secured for travel.

How to Secure Your Valuables While Traveling (On Person)

When traveling there is, of course, always a risk of being robbed. While this can happen anywhere (even in your hometown), it’s often of most concern when on the road. Some […]

Bed with red pillows and no bed bugs in hostel room.

What To Do in the Event of a Bed Bug Scare

I am a germaphobe, and a bit of a hypochondriac. Bed bugs are on my list of “top 5 fears.” As a result, when I travel I am always vigilant. […]

Tips for saving money on food while traveling.

5 Tips For Keeping Food Costs Down on the Road

Of course, we all have our favorite foods, our preferences. That big bowl of oatmeal with fresh fruit we like every morning, the candy bar we secretly consume after dinner… […]