Travel Tips

Travel tips and ideas we wish we’d known before disembarking on our trip. From what to bring, or what to ditch, we dish on gear, services, and items that made our lives that much easier on the road.

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Hotels We Love: Santani Wellness Resort – Sri Lanka

An hour outside of Kandy tucked away in the lush, rolling mountains of Sri Lanka, lies the first and only purpose-built wellness resort in the country. Santani, meaning “in harmony with” in Sanskrit, is all about bringing balance to the modern world. Built according to the highest standards of sustainability and designed to leave the smallest footprint possible, Santani’s eco-conscious …

Keep Calm and Travel On: Our Favorite Apps for Life on the Road

Technology is inextricably linked to everyday life, a truth made even clearer when you are living out of your backpack. These are the services and apps that we found absolutely essential to our life on the road.  Entertainment Netflix Easily our favorite subscription service on the planet. Some of the best shows and movies are being produced by Netflix, and …

Peru Hop Review: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

As the name entails, Peru Hop is a hop-on, hop-off bus service operating within Peru and Bolivia.  It starts in Lima and ends in La Paz (or vice-versa) and they offer a variety of pass combinations to hit cities in between.  The service is geared towards travelers and backpackers looking to follow the notorious “Gringo Trail” while promising safety, flexibility, …