You’re about to embark on your journey and you’ve packed all of the obvious items. Camera? Check. iPad? Got it! Extra underwear? Packed!

But traveling long term is different than going on vacation for a week. So here’s a rundown of our favorite under-appreciated items that you should consider bringing…


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Traveling abroad can be expensive enough without having to worry about insane roaming or international data packages from major carriers like AT&T or Verizon. You spend a ridiculous amount of money for a teeny-tiny amount of data. Well, if you weren’t aware before — there is a better option!

Using…


After an 8 hour bus ride from Bangkok to Trat, followed by rides on the back of two open-air pick up trucks, we finally set sail to Koh Chang and watched the sunset on this ferry.

After 7 months of international travel — from Oceania to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe — you learn that travel isn’t always easy, research can be exhausting, and it’s certainly NOT cheap. So here’s a list of the top 15 websites we use to find flight deals and accommodation…


Packing for a big trip can be daunting. While you want to pack for every occasion, chances are you’re not Mary Poppins and can’t fit everything in one bag. …


The Osprey Ozone 46L Carry On bag is carrying our belongings across the world!

Choosing backpack can be daunting while traveling for long term, so we read a ton of blogs about it. While these were helpful to a certain degree, it’s really up to what you feel comfortable with. Personally, when we walked into REI, the bag practically picked us. …


One of my last test packs before leaving Los Angeles for New Zealand!

If you haven’t figured it out, comfort is a priority for us. But is it really possible to travel for 6+ months in one carry on bag? The answer is YES, but it can be hard to distinguish between what you WANT to take vs NEED to take. …


Stop standing in long check-in lines, waiting for your bag to hopefully circle through baggage claim while you shove and elbow through the crowd to get it. There’s no need to drag excess baggage, so save yourself the backache. Be a smart traveler by traveling light!

1. Travel light with…


No matter how long of a trip you are going on, we promise you that having a durable and reliable day-pack is not just an asset but a necessity. Whether you are packing a picnic lunch for a hike or part of day-long wine tour, or making sure you have…


Long term travel is all about straddling the line of being a tourist and living like a local. …


20+ WAYS TO SAVE & EARN ENOUGH $$$ TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

Between selling Mike’s car, our 2nd & 3rd hand furniture, and other random items— we made over $7,000 for our trip in a month!

Tell anyone that you’re going on a trip around the world and their first reaction is “I’m so jealous! I wish I could do that!” …

Comfy Escape

Newlyweds Danielle and Mike quit their jobs to travel the world. We bringing you THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY, but mostly THE COMFY

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