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Veganism and Vegetarians – Let Your Conscience Be Your Food Guide

Conscience Food Choices - The Case for Veganism “I tried to amend my carnivorous habits.” - Jimmy Buffett We are not vegans, but we have been eating a plant-based diet for nearly twenty years. Our reasons for this have been based on health and moral concerns. Study after study show that meat consumption leads to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and obesity, among other diseases. And, the horrible treatment of animals in the mass production of meat products is well documented. Thirty years ago, those who cared [...]

Cheaper For You – How To Haggle and Bargain Like a Pro

Haggling and Bargaining - Negotiating a Fair Deal “Now you're getting it. Eleven?! Did I hear you right? Eleven?! This cost me twelve. You want to ruin me ...” - Monty Python (Life Of Brian) In most countries it is customary and expected for a certain amount of haggling to be part of buying and selling goods and services. Items with negotiable prices will vary from region to region, but will generally include taxi fares, guide and porter services, souvenirs, hotel rooms, and anything for sale in a public market. In [...]

By |2018-11-26T21:46:10+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Money and Security|Tags: |0 Comments

Flight Status – Air Travel Tips And Tricks

Flying Tips - Air Travel Made Easier “I’m leaving on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again.” - John Denver Although air travel is the most carbon-intensive mode of transportation, it is also the fastest and most convenient way to get between two destinations. However, if you like slow travel and the challenge of buses, trains and ferries, you will likely only use airplanes for long-hauls, such as crossing oceans or bypassing continents. After hundreds of flights, we have developed some strategies for making air travel as comfortable [...]

By |2018-10-29T23:27:31+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Transportation|Tags: , |0 Comments

Papers Please – Travel Identification And Documentation

Essential Travel Documents - Passports And Visas “I got three passports, couple of visas Don't even know my real name.” - Talking Heads Sometimes, the world is wrapped and bound in bureaucratic red tape. Although many immigration and customs efforts around the world may look like make-work-projects, they are a necessary part of travel. Below you will find some helpful advice on passports and visas, and other travel documents and identification, to minimize complications and delays. Passports and Visas Your passport must be valid for at least [...]

By |2018-09-09T22:12:13+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Money and Security|Tags: |0 Comments

Gut Check – How To Eat Well And Not Get Sick From The Food

Travel Food Tips - Gut Check "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates A balanced diet is essential. A proper and adequate intake of proteins, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates will keep your energy level up, and help stave off any ailments that might come your way. Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamins. A variety of nuts and beans will provide you with necessary protein, and every culture has a staple starch dish to fill your carbohydrate needs. However, Montezuma’s Revenge or Delhi Belly can [...]

By |2018-10-29T23:34:01+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Food and Drink, Health and Fitness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Ultimate Packing List – Everything You’ll Need To Travel The World

Everything You'll Need - The Ultimate World Travel Packing List “Go small, go simple, go now.” - Lin and Larry Pardey Travel Packing For Long Trips Deciding what to bring on a long trip through various parts of the world can seem daunting. The best rule is to keep it simple and small. No matter where or when you go, there are certain things that you will want, need or will come in very handy during your trip. This is not a comprehensive travel packing list, but a guideline to use [...]

By |2018-07-24T01:49:47+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Accommodation, Money and Security|Tags: , |0 Comments

All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go – What To Wear Over There

Travel Clothing - What To Wear Over There “Bring half the clothes and twice the money.” - Susan Heller There is a vast array of lightweight, quick-dry and versatile travel clothing available everywhere. For example, pants with zip-off legs double as shorts, and Gore-Tex® (and other similar synthetic textiles) are waterproof, breathable and light. Choose articles of clothing that can be worn comfortably both individually or in layers. Some travelers prefer cotton, which is light and comfortable, but can take longer to dry than other materials. Avoid denim – it is [...]

By |2018-07-24T23:08:27+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Money and Security, Transportation|Tags: , |0 Comments

Babylon By Bus – Slow Travel On Four Wheels

Bus Travel Tips, Tricks and Advice - Slow Travel on Four Wheels “A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.” - Unknown Author When it comes to public transportation, bus travel is the cheapest, most dangerous and least comfortable way to get from one destination to another, and it is the slowest way to travel. Here, we will explore strategies, tips and advice to make bus travel as painless as possible. Local buses are flagged down by extending [...]

By |2018-10-29T23:12:12+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Transportation|Tags: , |0 Comments

Cash Or Chargex – Money And Currency On The Road

Travel Money Tips - What Currency To Bring And Where To Keep It “Spend it while you can – money’s contraband. You can’t take it with you when you go. Spend it while you can, before it’s taken from your hand. There’s no free ride in this Carnival World.” - Jimmy Buffett It may not make the world go around, but it certainly helps travelers get around the world. We work hard to save it just so we can turn around and spend it. And the slower we travel, the less of [...]

By |2018-05-13T05:58:35+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Money and Security|Tags: |0 Comments

Something In The Water – Healthy Hydration

Healthy Hydration - Drinking Water Treatment “Blue are the life-giving waters taken for granted. They quietly understand” - Jimi Hendrix Not A Drop To Drink Many of us who are privileged enough to live in the developed world take many things for granted. Immediate access to clean drinking water is perhaps the most useful advantage to our health and welfare that can be desired. The fact that water is piped directly to our kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms is one thing. The convenience that hot water comes out of one faucet [...]

By |2018-10-26T22:49:59+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Food and Drink, Health and Fitness|Tags: , |0 Comments