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15+ Combatting and Getting Over Jet Lag Tips

15+ Tips and Tricks to Diminish or Completely Surpass Jet Lag

Nobody likes jet lag! Check out our jet lag tips on how to combat it. How to get over it. Don’t let jet lag ruin your vacation. Combatting Jet Lag Before You Go When booking your flight try to arrive at your destination in the afternoon/evening, this will allow you to stay up until a decent bed time and get you started on a regular sleeping schedule in your new time zone.  Arriving between 7 and 10 pm, gives you time to get your baggage, get to your hotel, unwind, and go right to bed. If you’re unable to secure a booking that will have you landing in the afternoon, go for a morning arrival, this way you can sleep …

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Rendezvous with Frank and Lissette from BBQ Boy and Spanky

Rendezvous with Frank and LIssette

Welcome to another installment of a Rendezvous with Rovers where we meet up, virtually, with some intrepid travelers and share their stories.  This week, we are talking with the brave and location-independent Frank and Lissette who’ve been traveling continuously for a couple of years.  Jim and I met up with then in Prague, shared a beer, and a ton of laughs.  There’s something special about hanging out with like-minded folks.  I hope you enjoy their escapades and find their journey inspirational. Tell us about yourselves. Where do you live or are you location independent? How did you start traveling? Hi Corinne. We’re been full-time travellers since 2014. I’ve always travelled and actually lived in Africa for a few years as …

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Travel Folly to Travel Glory

Travel Folly to Travel Glory

“Look kids! Big Ben, Parliament.” ~ Clark Griswold OK, time for a guilty pleasure confession. You know, how we all have these silly things in life that we enjoy, even though they might be considered lame or embarrassing by our peers, parents, or children? Like watching reality TV or reading trashy romance novels? Well, European Vacation was one of those movies that fits in that category for me. I can watch it over and over. Should National Lampoon have any real travel advice to offer? Should it be an inspiration for travel? I don’t know, but anything that gets us off our sofa and onto the computer or into the books planning the next vacation can’t be all bad. And …

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Enjoy the Journey – Stories From the Road

Enjoy the Journey - Stories From the Road

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness The act of moving is so inspirational to me! With its feeling of going somewhere new, someplace you’ve never been before to explore, to discover. It doesn’t matter that others were there before you, it’s new to you and that is exciting. I envy those folks that are traveling full time that really have the luxury of enjoying the journey. I love reading the adventures of people who are hiking, biking, motorcycling, rickshaw driving, or sailing all around the world. What guts they have! What stamina! You know what I mean. Some people …

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How To Travel Safely Anywhere In The World

How To Travel Safely Anywhere In The World

Staying Safe While Traveling How do you stay safe while traveling abroad? It’s on everyone’s mind. With recent events, no one can be sure where danger will strike next, so do you just stay home? The media might say yes, but I say no. There is just as much chance that there will be a dangerous incident in your home country as there is in another.  There just is no such thing as “the safest city in the world” if you ask my opinion. You can have an accident and get injured anywhere, but by taking just a few precautions and following these few travel safety tips, you can feel safer when journeying abroad.

The New Travel Companion Challenge – Passports Or Pass?

The Travel Companion Challenge With Mary and Chris KP

Are You A Good Travel Companion? This week, we’ve instituted a new series. We’ll be interviewing travel companions to see how well they know their partner. We know just how important it is to find someone that meshes with you while traveling. Being isolated in a foreign country can heighten stress, so in order to enjoy the experience it’s imperative to find that perfect someone who can help you through whatever your travels throw at you. This week, we’re starting off the series with two of our favorite travelers, Jim’s sister Mary and her husband Chris whom we met up with in Ireland. Hailing from two different continents, they met while traveling in South Africa and found love. As we …

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Traveling In Summer With Carry-ons For Two People

If you are going to travel light, summer is by far the easiest time to do so. Saying that, Jim and I are heading to Ukraine and Belarus, so we’re not packing for the beach. We’ll be city-hopping. We’re not fans of spending our hard-earned money on expensive flights, and we certainly don’t like paying for baggage. For this trip, we are flying two different airlines and one of the airlines only allows a personal item for each person not to exceed 43 cm by 22 cm by 22 cm. You read that right, only one personal item each. That’s not much, but we are determined to do it without paying for a bag. Oh, by the way, we’ll be …

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Passports or Pass With Devon And Marcus

Passports or Pass video with Devon and Marcus

Devon and Marcus in the Hot Seat! Can they convince us that they are fantastic travel companions? Welcome to our second show in the series Passports or Pass where we grill unsuspecting travelers to see if they really should be traveling together. Travel is fun. Travel is stressful. Will traveling together make Devon and Marcus’ bond stronger or will it break them? [embedyt][/embedyt]

Passports or Pass With Mary And Alicia

Alicia and Mary – Will You Pass the Travel Companion Test? In this episode of Passports or Pass we mix it up a little. Instead of having a couple, we are interviewing Mary and Alicia, two moms that travel together with their families.  Both Mary and Alicia are married to Army men, and they met before they started having children, beginning their travels with weekend ski trips in Colorado. As luck would have it, both ended up here living in Germany, and they began traveling around Europe together. They are dedicated travelers who firmly believe that traveling doesn’t stop when you have kids.

Passports Or Pass With Tom And Jasmin

Tom and Jasmin On this episode of Passports or Pass, we spotlight a traveling couple who live in Munich. Tom came to Europe to study, and soon after his arrival he met Jasmin. It must have been fate. When young Germans go off to university, there are no dormitories so they look for other students to share an apartment with, and Jasmin just happened to be one of Tom’s new flatmates.

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