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 trust me, there is a lot to learn!
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 […]
Rail passes are all about math. Nothing else matters about them except their ability to save you money. If they can’t do that, they are worthless, so I make sure to track all the numbers. Is the pass worthwhile? Let me explain…
As a frequent traveler, I have to stay in the know about what travel companies are out there. Some of those companies offer great products or services while others should be avoided. In this post, I share my thoughts about the companies I use the most when I travel.
I get a lot of questions about European train travel and the value of European rail passes. I’d heard mixed reviews about them from other travelers so I decided this trip it was finally time to answer the most important question – “will buying this pass save me money?”
A few weeks ago, Contiki Holidays put up a message on Facebook that “you can literally save hundreds of dollars going with Contiki over doing it on your own” and that backpacking was “so 1997.” Amused, I tweeted how that wasn’t right since independent budget travel is always cheaper. Contiki tweeted otherwise. Whether or not […]