Archive for the “Travel Gear” Category

A Guide to Traveling with Technology

This is a guest post by travel tech guru Dave Dean of Too Many Adapters, a site devoted to technology for travelers. Wondering what to take on the road when it comes to electronics? You’re not the only one. Long gone are the days where a cassette player and film camera were the height of travel gadgetry. Walking into a hostel common room now, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had accidentally stumbled into the local electronics store. You’re likely […]

Announcing My First Reader (UN)Tour: My Highlights of Europe

I’ve been toying with the idea of running tours for a couple of years now but have never been able to really sit down and organize one. There’s a lot that goes into a tour and I wanted to really make the first one great. Over the last few months as I’ve been settling down in NYC, I’ve had time to plan and I’m happy to announce my first tour (with many more to come) will take place this September […]

How to Buy Good Travel Insurance

While a lot of people think “I’m healthy, I don’t need travel insurance. I won’t get sick,” travel insurance is much than just medical protection. It covers you when your camera breaks, your flight is cancelled, a family member dies and you have to come home, or if something is stolen. It is the single most important thing you should get but hope to never have to use. And for the little money it costs a day, you’re foolish not […]

The 51 Hour Book Giveaway of Goodness

One month from now, my book, How to Travel the World On $50 A Day, will be released in paperback. For those who don’t know the story, I originally offered this as an e-book before it was picked up by Penguin Publishing. I worked for a year to turn it into an amazing 272-page, 60,000+ word guide to all things budget and long-term travel-related (hence the title)! The book contains never before discussed tips, tricks, and travel stories. There’s a […]

What I Pack for My Travels

Over the years, what I carry in my bag has changed a lot. Most of that change has to do with the fact that I now carry a lot of gear related to blogging, but it also reflects the fact that I’ve learned a lot about packing since I first hit the road in 2006. And while many websites have packing lists, I want to combine all my previous posts on the subject (there are about three) into one updated […]

Sailing Around Croatia with Busabout

For years, I’ve been hearing about the tour company Busabout. They offer hop-on, hop–off-again bus tours throughout Europe, similar to the Kiwi and Oz Experience. Basically, they have set routes through Europe and along that route, you can leave the bus and rejoin when you want. I’ve never used them before as I’ve always just taken trains around Europe. (Though I have nothing against that way of travel – I loved my time on the Kiwi Experience!) In addition to […]

Book Updates and My Annual Christmas Sale

The year is almost over, which means it’s time for my annual ebook updates and holiday sale. Every year I update and expand my books in order ensure the content stays fresh, relevant, and awesome. Since many of these books were published years ago, I went big this year and made some massive changes to all my ebooks. I added a lot of content to them, features, and additional bonuses. If you’ve been on the fence for awhile, now would […]

Do Eurail Passes Actually Save Money?

UPDATE: THE CONTENTS OF THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED IN A NEW POST FROM 2013. CLICK HERE TO READ THAT POST. Two years ago, I traveled around Europe using a rail pass. I had met a lot of travelers who used these rail passes and in my never ending quest to save money on travel, I wanted to see if using a rail pass would save me money. Back then, it did. The post received a few comments from other […]

The Travel Companies I Use

I get bombarded with PR emails every day; I see a lot of travel websites and get offers to try a lot of products. I get to see the good, the bad, and the ones with potential. People always ask me which companies I work with and which ones are the best. I wrote about my favorite travel companies early last year, but I thought I’d expand the list and name my favorite travel companies of 2010. Seat Guru – […]

How to Take Better Travel Photographs

In the last 4 years traveling the world, I’ve taken over 10,000 photos. I know compared to some people that isn’t a lot (I have friends who take over 10,000 pictures every few months) but photography has never been my focus. When I first started to travel, I took a lot of photos but then I realized I’d rather take pictures in my mind than always be stuck behind a lens. Yet I mostly don’t take a lot of pictures […]