Category Archives: Travel hacks

5 Wanderlust Pinterest Accounts

( for a Serious Dose of Wanderlust)

Pinterest is the ultimate designation when it comes to getting lost in delicious eye candy. Whether your holiday planning or simply daydreaming, Pinterest is a great stopover to check out some new places, or maybe some old ones in a new light. I don’t know about you, but scrolling through endless vistas of exotic locations is my idea of a guilty pleasure.

In fact, I find myself so completely absorbed in Pinterest that I could easily loose hours (or perhaps even days) falling deeper and deeper into a massive hole of drooling, wanderlusting procrastination.

In this article I’m going to introduce you to 5 of my favourite Pinterest Acccounts for a serious dose of wanderlust, just in case you feel like joining me in one of my favourite hobbies. Did I miss a good one? I’d love to know what your favourites are! So jump in on the comments at the bottom.

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How my travel insurance saved the day

Have you ever made any totally irresponsible decisions? You know, the kind that seem like no-big-deal at the time, but in retrospect were a terrible idea? Mine was traveling without travel insurance. Not purposefully, mind you. But it’s still not very smart, to say the least.

Luckily, this isn’t a horror story. Those few times when my insurance lapsed, where long-term travel got the better of me and I forgot to renew it, in those moments I got lucky and nothing too bad happened. When I did get struck down by illness in India, thankfully I was covered – albeit by a travel insurance company I had never tested before, one of which has mixed reviews online. So, what happened?

Choosing the Right Travel Insurance Company

Selecting travel insurance can prove a challenge. It’s one of those things that you (hopefully) rarely need to use, and sits as a safety net in the background while you travel. However, when things go wrong, they can go really wrong. In fact, over on the World Nomads blog they’ve got an awesome selection of customer disaster stories, if you’re in the mood for a good tale!

Everybody has different priorities when it comes to insurance, but long-term travelers face different needs and challenges from your regular holiday makers. Continue reading

How to start house sitting around the world

Have you ever wondered how to cut the costs of traveling by as much at 50%? Did you know that when you see your favourite travellers on Instagram, lounging around an exotic looking pool, that they are often getting their accommodation totally free? Yep, much of the time that’s how they afford such an exciting life full of travel and beautiful destinations. It’s a tactic I’ve used too, and I’ve gotta say, I’m a rather huge fan.

The cost of accommodation is a major part of traveling, often costing as much as 50% of your budget (and sometimes even more!). If you didn’t have to pay for where you slept, would that mean you could get out and travel more often?

I know it does for me.

House Sitting is a super-secret weapon in many travelers arsenal, and one that is gaining massive popularity amongst travelers around the world. In exchange for feeding the dog, watering the plants and treating somebody’s home as if it were your own, you can get that extra 50% of your budget back and travel the world for a whole lot less. Continue reading