LEMS: What’s keeping my feet happy | A Review

On October 10th, 2019 Darcy and I hit the road. On October 7th I received my Lems Boulder Boots in the mail. Waterproof Cordura, leather accents, and brown laces already attached and a set of orange laces that were extra. Of course, I used the orange laces. The first time I used them was on the flight. I always fly with my heaviest/bulkiest clothes on … Continue reading LEMS: What’s keeping my feet happy | A Review

What to do when you can’t use a Credit Card for your whole trip

If you’re lucky, and you’re able to put your entire trip on your credit card, you’ll rarely use your debit card. The only time we’ve used our debit card with any frequency is in Southern Italy, where few vendors took card. Cash was still king so we had to withdraw money to use. It won’t be the end of the world if this happens to … Continue reading What to do when you can’t use a Credit Card for your whole trip

Put it on the card! It’s only $5 a day for the next 100 years

I want to note: I am not a financial expert, and in no way qualified to give financial advice. My advice comes from personal experience. My wholly unqualified advice to you is: find a good credit card, and put your whole trip on it. Through this, you can rack up free flights, discounted hotel rooms, and since some cards offer Theft Protection, you can purchase … Continue reading Put it on the card! It’s only $5 a day for the next 100 years

How can we learn to live in the moment?

While still traveling the world Living in the moment is damn-near impossible. At some point, while growing up, we all forgot how to enjoy the moment we’re in. We start looking forward to the future, start imagining all the ‘what-if’s and ‘what will be’s, and forget to enjoy what we’re doing.  Do you play a sport? Instrument? Video game? Do you cook? Do you have … Continue reading How can we learn to live in the moment?

Change your perspective: Change your trip

This goes for everything in life, not just traveling. A change in perspective can massively improve your situation. To give you the easiest example; I mentioned earlier that we left home with $13,800. Now? We have $400. We are vastly more poor, and traveling in Europe which is seen as one of the most expensive regions to travel through (broadly speaking). Even the most conservative … Continue reading Change your perspective: Change your trip

Saving up and Spending Less

Later in this book, in the section “Creating an Income” I discuss in detail different ways to make money while on the road, but before you go, you need money. The easiest way to make extra money is spending less. The new word of your life is: Frugal.  There’s that standard ‘5 Ways to Save Money’ blog post you’ll find when you Google search ‘how … Continue reading Saving up and Spending Less

Getting Started: Deciding Where to Go

That’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it? If you’ve never traveled abroad before, especially to Europe, you probably have that top 5 list. Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Berlin, Venice. Or something like that. And if you already have a list, then you don’t need this section as much. (But you still might want to read it.) When we travel anywhere, it’s usually decided for us based on … Continue reading Getting Started: Deciding Where to Go

Getting Started: Traveling with a Partner vs. Traveling Alone

[I have made a post similar to this already, but this is the more ‘polished’ version of it. Before this prospective book is self-published, I will probably edit this section into two chapters for ease of reading.] For the last 4-5 years, my partner and I have been traveling together. Before this, I spent a few years traveling solo. Because of my experience of traveling … Continue reading Getting Started: Traveling with a Partner vs. Traveling Alone