Friulia, Italy: A Gastronomic Grand Slam

You may have heard of a little Italian city called Venice.  What you may be less familiar with is the nearby region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.  It is either a sad or wonderful thing depending on your perspective that most visitors … Read More

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

Vang Vieng, Laos: The Party That Just Won’t Die

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Unless you’re in your 20’s and from Europe or Australia, odds are you’ve never heard of Vang Vieng, Laos.  I certainly hadn’t until we started doing research for this trip. Vang Vieng was once a sleepy and picturesque village on … Read More

Top 5 Hotels in SE Asia

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We’ve just hit a very special milestone here at Wanderrlust – our 100th unique hotel of the trip!  This distinction goes to Tiger Eye Guesthouse in Manali, India.  While Tiger Eye probably isn’t going to blow anyone away, it offers … Read More

The Most Useful Travel Tool Ever

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When it comes to travel, the list of things you “absolutely must have” gets longer and longer with each passing year.  If Wanderrlust had taken place in the 80’s before the rise of the internet, Courtney and I would have … 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

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