Laundry: pack light, wash, and air-dry with a travel clothesline

This product recommendation and guide is useful under a few conditions: You’re traveling internationally in a warm climate and have packed lightweight, quick-drying clothing You want to pack lightly for your trip, and are maybe backpacking* You and/or your travel companions are cool with washing underwear in a sink You’re camping or beaching and want … More Laundry: pack light, wash, and air-dry with a travel clothesline

Negotiating your vacation rental property price

Almost everything is negotiable, including the price of your vacation. I know this because I’ve managed a vacation rental property since 2012, and have rarely refused a discount to anyone confident enough to bother asking! You may wonder why I’m using the word “negotiation” instead of the phrase “asking for a discount.” In most of … More Negotiating your vacation rental property price

How to Work While Traveling…From the Ground Up

Disclaimer: this post focuses on advice for those of us who spend most of our working lives tethered to a desk or a computer, in a traditional office working environment. For those of you who work differently, we salute you! 2020 marks a huge shift in office-based working environments and culture. We’re gaining new leverage, … More How to Work While Traveling…From the Ground Up

Staycation series: Exploring your town’s ethnic markets

If you’ve never been to your neighborhood ethnic market or international supermarket, now is the time to start. If you’re stuck not traveling, but you’re comfortable with in-person grocery shopping, exploring these stores is an incredibly fun and delicious way to kill an hour or so. Not only can you stock up on your normal … More Staycation series: Exploring your town’s ethnic markets

Packing List: Eating at “Home” While Traveling

This post is a companion piece to our other posts on saving money on food while traveling… Save Money: Ideas for Eating At “Home” Abroad, and The Joy and Practicality of Grocery Shopping Abroad. We thought it would be helpful if we told you what you actually need to pack in order to achieve eating … More Packing List: Eating at “Home” While Traveling

Save Money: Ideas for eating at “home” abroad

In our previous post on food, The Joy and Practicality of Grocery Shopping Abroad, we talked about how amazing the grocery shopping experience can be when you’re traveling. It’s an event in itself, and leads to new favorite snacks and gifts. And now that your shopping is done, it’s time to eat. Why should I … More Save Money: Ideas for eating at “home” abroad