I am always telling everyone how light we pack, which naturally brings about questions regarding what exactly to pack when traveling abroad, especially for longer periods. Well, here is my packing list as of now.
Traveling indefinitely is an adventure, challenge and wonderful experience all wrapped up in one. Being flexible, and understanding your strengths can go a very long way in long-term travel. Flexibility proved to be invaluable when one of my favorite airline deal sites spread the word on an airline glitch. A Norwegian travel website was not charging fuel fees on flights, which made for significantly lower prices. There were different flights with the option to travel to India, Australia or Italy. Read on to figure out the necessary steps when taking advantage of an airline glitch.
We flew to Europe on a whim, without a plan or even an expectation. We just happened to catch a flight glitch that landed us on the border of Tuscany for three months. With that came a sharp learning curve. We initially thought that we would travel to Italy, stay for three months, then head to another European country and do the same. This was our strategy in Central America, but it was a no-go in Europe.
There are many things you should have in order before you decide to embark on a trip abroad. Updating your phone or iPod touch (we ended our cell phone contracts before leaving) with the best travel apps should be high on that priority list. Below are my top ten travel apps (in no specific order), separated by category. The best part, all of the apps I have are completely free!
When I write or tell people about the amazing deals I get on airline tickets, they naturally ask how I find these steals. The truth, per usual, is part luck and part formula. I have websites that I frequent whenever I am planning our next move and they have proven to be life (and money) savers time and time again. Use this information to find different deals depending on your location, these are my favorite and best websites for flight deals.
Another post more aimed to current or future travelers, this article details our trip from Guatemala City when we were traveling to Santa Elena, Guatemala. I highly recommend visiting this northern Guatemala city as well as Flores, which is only a mile away. We enjoyed a short stay here while we made our way to Cancun, Mexico.
Traveling throughout Central America often became difficult to plan due to the lack of information I could find online. I decided that I should share all of our travel routes in as much detail as possible so that others could easily find their way throughout the region, as we did. Here is a detailed account of our itinerary for traveling from Nicaragua to Guatemala. We were living in an apartment in Granada, Nicaragua when we booked flights from Cancun, Mexico to head to Europe. This is the first leg of our trek to Mexico.