Last year we travelled around the world with our 8 kg carry-on for 365 days and couldn’t fault our packing list! However, there are now some things that I will never travel without! Whether it’s scorching hot Amazon or freezing cold Antarctica, below are 8 things I must bring on my next big trip!
To save cost on our travel for our “Gap Year”, we have boarded more than 20 different budget airlines across the world. Budget airlines have many extra charges such as for luggage and food and if we were not careful, we would be paying significantly extra. There are few things to be wary of when taking budget airline and as we have been traveling on a budget of a whole year, we believe the following are five important budget airline travel tips to take note.
When Winny and I decided to travel extensively this year, there is one budget we kept to the minimal and that is the food budget. In total we only spent less than $2500 AUD per person for a whole year on food and we did spend some time in expensive places and countries like Iceland and Scandinavia region. One of key to eat on a budget is to cook when and where it is possible and appropriate.
During our budget backpackers travel for the whole of last year, we nearly exclusively stayed in a hostel or at an Airbnb. The main reasons will be to keep the accommodation budget cost down. With a whole year’s worth of experience, we like to share our opinion on the pros and cons of Hostels vs Airbnb.
We have just finished our 15 day trip in Iceland and want to share some of our experiences on how to find and take pictures of the Northern Lights. Spotting the Northern lights can be a little difficult if you have not seen one with your eyes before. Usually the Northern Light appears significantly different to our naked eyes compared to what can be captured on the camera.
Many people avoid winter travel because they find it hard to pack for winter. I used to be the same. It turns out packing light for winter is actually easier than you think, just need to follow the following rule of thumb then you will be fine!
York and I have officially quit our job and will be travelling the world in less than a month’s time! That means we have to pack all our clothes for the year in a carry-on! Things would’ve been a lot easier if we didn’t book a “Last-Minute Antarctica Cruise” to our trip, now we have to pack for cold Antarctica weather as well as hot climate of the Amazons jungles. Below is a detailed packing list for long term travel and what we going to survive on for the next year.
According to all the on-line resources, last minute Antarctica cruises happen all the time! Especially if you happen to be at Ushuaia during the summer months, potentially it could save you thousands of dollars if you are flexible with your schedule! I thought this is an awesome idea and below is a summary of all the information I know about booking last minute Antarctica cruises.
Outlined on my last article “How to book RTW- Round the World Flights?”, you need to first list out where you want to go on this trip and then decide on what type of RTW flights to buy. On this article, I am going to provide you my actual trip itinerary and how I ended up booking my flights.
When York and I first decided to go on our round the world trip in 2016, our travel had to be carefully planned as some destination has to be visited at a certain date. We had to plan around these destinations and this determined our route and duration of stay in each continent. Here is a guideline of how we ended up booking our Round the World (RTW) flights.