Roadtripping in Oman

Situated between the arguably failed state of Yemen, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, and flashy UAE, Oman often and undeservedly gets lost in the Middle East shuffle.  It’s this off-the-radar status plus its relatively progressive attitude, political stability, and absolutely stunning landscapes … Read More

12 Must-Have Items for Your Next Trip

Have you ever consulted a packing list, either online or in a guidebook, only to find things like a smart phone, toothpaste, and underwear on it? You’re not alone.  We consulted dozens of online resources to put together our own … Read More

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Travel Long-Term with Your Significant Other

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When we first announced our plan to embark on this adventure, we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of genuine enthusiasm and support from family, friends, colleagues, and even strangers.  It was such an awesome, warm bear-hug of a feeling. There … Read More

Getting the Most from Travel “Experts”: The Blogger

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We are full-time travelers, on the road indefinitely, and we write about it.  These two things make us travel bloggers.  In no way, shape, or form do they qualify us as experts. Travel has a way of humbling a person: … Read More

Getting the Most from Travel “Experts”: The Guide Book

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Everywhere we go on this trip, we see tourists young, old, purple, and green clutching guide books to their chests, poring over these massive tomes with the eye of a cryptologist or palm reader. I promise you, there is nothing to … Read More

Getting the Most from Travel “Experts”: The Travel Agent

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I am surprised travel agents haven’t gone the way of the dodo yet.  Almost all of the services an agent provides can be done easily online, for less money, and with more customization.  My parents used a travel agent to … Read More

Getting the Most from Travel “Experts”

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Earlier this year, a book entitled The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor came onto my radar.  The title initially caught my eye because it applies to so much more than global poverty reduction … Read More

Top 10 Tips for Travel Photography

It was the fall of 2012, and I was happily planning my first trip with mom, just us two, to Istanbul. Cheap flight with free exit row upgrade?  Check (thank you, MileagePlus status!).  Cool little flat in the old part … Read More

Weekend Getaway: Washington, DC

At some point, we’ve all been asked for advice on visiting our hometowns, from providing tips for acquaintances and colleagues to playing full-on tour guide and host for visiting family and friends.  And, odds are you’ve asked people in your circle … Read More

Our Best Travel Advice

Sorry for the radio silence on the blog – I promise we are still alive and have survived the current “security situation” in Thailand (which, for the record, is very safe for travelers right now despite the U.S. State Department’s … Read More