Long-term travel Archive


Where to Stay in Europe for Less Than $50 a Night

We tend to think of Europe as a major splurge, the kind of vacation you save up for and then wince as your cash evaporates upon arrival. In current times, however, there are a lot of cheap destinations in Europe. The combination of a strong U.S. dollar (for now) and lots of


5 Practical Tips on Making Round the World Travel More Affordable

It’s decided. You’re ready to get out there and see the world, and soon. But having made the first hard decision, a new set of doubts and misgivings start to set in. Can you afford it? How can you make long-term or RTW travel work on your budget? It takes some planning,


Which Countries Have the Cheapest International Flights?

In the olden days when I first started backpacking around the world, we had limited information on who had the cheapest flights. The only people who really had that data were the ones doing bookings every day—the travel agents that booked those round-the-world tickets we bought to game the system. Now that


Where the Digital Nomads Congregate Around the World

Those who live a location independent lifestyle have some 200 countries to pick from and different places within them. So where do the digital nomads go when they stop moving for a while? Some truly are nomads. They never stop in one place for long enough to settle in. That can get


Know the Best Times to Buy Travel Gear

Yes you can afford quality travel gear and clothing for your journeys. The secret is buying it when the timing is right, not two days before your vacation. I see a lot of people traveling around with unreliable luggage, bulky jackets that don’t ward off the elements, and clothing that is ill-suited