Tips & Truths
Here to be your Travel Gurus!
Ever wonder what it's like to travel solo or if renting an Airbnb is the right choice for you? What about the best apps to make traveling easier? We have the answers!...well maybe not the answers; but we've got some dang good advice based off of our real triumphs, mistakes and experiences abroad.
Why We Still Choose Hostels
Even in our mid-twenties with a steady income, we still opted for a Hostel on our trip to NYC. Why? Because of the people.
Cruising is it's own type of travel and we have the tips to make the most of it.
Surviving Pickpockets 101: Phone Edition
We learned from (unfortunately) firsthand experience what to do if your phone is stolen and how to prevent it.
How Studying Abroad Can Land
Your Dream Job
Some people are worried that taking time to travel will detour them off their career path. But it was actually my secret weapon when interviewing for jobs.
The Truth About: Airbnb
Some of our best (and craziest) stories happened thanks to Airbnb. We get real on the pros and cons of using this app to find places to stay around the world.
So You Want to Go Abroad after Graduation...Here's how
Looking to do something different after college? So did we! Taking time to travel for ourselves and teach abroad was the best way to start off adulthood. Read on to see how we did it.
An Actual Pre-Travel Checklist
Check out our list of must-need items that we discovered while traveling abroad.
Solo Travel in Different Places
After traveling solo on different continents, Caroline rates the best places to go based on safety, friendliness and hostels.
The Truth About: Trip Planning
Planning for a trip is exciting, but it can be tough to know where to start. Do you like going on group excursions or exploring on your own? We're here to help!
How to Backpack through Europe
What's one of the most important things about backpacking? Your bag! Finding the right type of bag and what to pack can make or break your trip.
Travel Must Haves: App Edition
Most of our travel planning happens online and these apps have helped us with booking planes, navigating and more. We break down our favorites here.
Navigating the Schengen Zone
Once we got rejected for a visa, we had to find some creative loopholes so we could travel and stay in Europe legally past four months...say hello to the Schengen zone.
Staying Close when Far Apart
The friendships you make abroad are some of the most special relationships you'll have. But once we were miles apart from our friends, we had to learn how to stay connected.
Planning a 48-Hour Trip
Even for a short getaway, there's A LOT of details to figure out. Check out how we plan our weekend trips.
Keeping Up an International Friendship
How do you stay friends with someone who is countries away? Answer: a whole lot of effort and some random reunions -like Lansing, Michigan for NYE.
How to Cruise for Cheap
Looking for a fun and budget-friendly trip to an exotic place? Look into a cruise!
The Truth About: Life after College
Spoiler: NO ONE has it together just because they have a degree. Here's what we discovered after being in the thick of "adult life."
The Truth About: International
Dream of taking a road trip while exploring a new country? Well, your first step is getting an international driver's license (which isn't as hard as you might think).
How to Solo Travel like a Pro
Caroline took on Australia by herself and kicked butt traveling solo! See what she learned taking on Australia's adventures by herself.
The Truth about Hostels
Hostels get a bad rap but are actually our favorite way to meet other travelers! Here are some tricks to finding great hostels and what to expect.
Stop and Smell the Roses
Traveling taught us how to enjoy the little things.
Wait, So are you Fluent?
People automatically think you are fluent when they learn you speak another language...but that's not always the case.
Tips and Truths of Returning Home
Coming home from being abroad and readjusting to normal life is a little rocky. Check out our tips for keeping that travel bug alive.