Julien and I have always wanted to travel on our own, as soon as we became independent. The problem is that we have too often been told that stopping everything to travel would harm us in our professional life. So we're going to make it clear: no, traveling is not a waste of time!
Preparations and Tips
All our posts to give you our best tips for your big journey: administration, bank and money, health, backpack and equipment, mobile applications…
As an ex-active city lady who has become an adventuress, it has not always been easy for me to go on an adventure - you know, the one with a big A! With hindsight and experience, I realized that I had a lot to say, some tips and tricks to share about women on travel. In this post, I will talk about everything and nothing, not very glamorous subjects, real life stories, menstruation, hair removal... In short, travel issues that are only combined in the feminine form.
"How much does your trip cost?" "How do you finance it?" Here are the most common questions people asked us while traveling. And even if we are a little annoyed to hear them, they deserve to be asked... Because you have to know that a World Tour, contrary to what you think, is accessible to all budgets - and our way of traveling is perfect for low budget travelers!
Wondering how to capture beautiful images while traveling, without being overloaded like a moving truck? Don't worry: Julien takes over this post to tell you more about his choice of photo and video equipment, its features and advantages, to help you leave well-equipped, but in a light and optimized way!
Even if we spend little on travel, we use our savings to cover our visa and food costs mainly. So we had to find a solution to access our savings remotely, and exchange our currency easily. But how can you reduce bank fees and manage your account while travelling? Good question! Unless you have decided to travel without money, there are very simple, practical and reliable solutions to avoid issues... and bank fees abroad!
Because traveling in good health is resting (let's be honest, who wants to be bedridden for several days in a foreign country ?!) we decided after some talks to take some precautionary measures before leaving - even if these solutions can be expensive and questionable!... Let us guide you through our experience and with our follow-up advices!
While traveling, communicating and being understood can quickly become a real headache, especially when you or your interlocutor do not speak the same language! After several months on the road, we wanted to share our tips for communicating, from our own experience. And contrary to what you think, learning to communicate is not an insurmountable task!
Are you also interested to travel alternatively and connected? Perfect! Here is our list with the best apps for an alternative travel - that we now use daily. And good news: most of them have an offline access!
"What am I going to put in my backpack?" is the question that has replaced our daily "What am I going to wear today?"... We can tell that moving from a city life to a nomadic one is not at all easy, and above all not obvious! So we decided to share our experience, thoughts and advice on how to prepare optimized backpacks - tested and approved in all seasons and circumstances!
O joys of administration and all travel preparations! Far from being a pleasant time, it's nonetheless an essential step. We therefore disciplined ourselves to be organized and motivated enough to establish a schedule summarizing the essential steps by priority. An efficient planning which has been rather successful, and that could help you too!
We have often been asked this question: "How do you build your route on a daily basis? How do you manage to plan it?"... And we had a hard time answering it at first: leaving all behind us without a travel guide and traveling day by day, our route was anything but meticulously planned!... We then asked each other the question: "How did we choose our point B from a point A? How did we build our route after that?"