Preparations & Tips

Preparations and Tips

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All the posts we wrote to share our tips to help you prepare for a long journey: administration, bank and money, health, backpack and equipment, mobile applications…

 

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Learn from traveling: turning lessons into successes

With Julien, we have always wanted to travel on our own, as soon as we became independent. The problem (besides financial) is that we have been told too often that traveling will create “a huge gap in our CV”… Not to mention our parents who get involved: “what about your future?” Ok dear parents, be assured: not only we think about it, but also and thanks to our trip and everything we learn on the road, we are preparing it!

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Travel guide for women: advice from an adventuress

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.

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Travel budget: small expenses and big savings

“How much does your trip cost?” “How do you finance it? What is your budget limit?” Here are the most common questions we are asked while traveling – with, depending on the culture, the fateful question of “why aren’t you still married? (but that’s another topic, right?). At first, we were a little annoyed to hear them; yet these questions clearly deserve to be asked: so we’re going to tell you everything about our budget, all in transparency!

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Bank: how to avoid issues and fees while traveling!

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 traveling? 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!

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Travel health: vaccines, first aid kit and insurance

Because traveling in good health is synonymous with a peace of mind(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 share our experience, some insights about health and travel.

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How to communicate easily while traveling

While traveling, being able to communicate 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!

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Travel equipment: what we took in our backpacks!

“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!

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Get ready for a long trip: travel preparations planning & administrative procedures

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!

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How to draw your way from day to day?

We have often been asked this question: “How do you draw your way 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 draw our way after that?”

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