Taking care of your belongings is not an easy task – and trust us, we know! We remember wondering, before leaving, how travelers did to wash and keep their stuff while still on the road… Especially when you use things daily! The answers came by themselves during our trip, discoveries and exchanges with other travelers… And of course – when we have useful tips, we share them!
Preparations & Tips
Preparations and Tips
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…
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!
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? 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!
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 travel equipment for taking/editing photos and videos, details features and advantages of each, to help you being well-equipped – in a light, 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 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!
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.
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!
Are you also interested to travel alternatively and connected? Perfect! Here is our list with the best applications 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 easy at all, 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 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?”