Category Archives: Travel Tips

South Florida Beach Guide

South Florida has a multitude of well-equipped beaches all along its coastline making it a pleasure for locals and visitors to partake in oceanfront beach activities. As we learned ourselves, the beaches are not always easy to find, and it’s not always obvious where to park or what facilities exist. It is our hope to document and present these spots in an easy to access guide so that our neighbors and our visitors alike can enjoy these wonderful spots. Heading up and down the coast to take pictures and document beaches is hard work,  but somebody has to do it, why not us  Continue reading South Florida Beach Guide

Keeping your money secure while traveling

Once when riding the bateau-mouche sightseeing boat in Paris someone got my train pass right out of my pocket. Despite posted warnings about pick pockets and my trying to be careful, boarding the boat, looking at the sights, being a little groggy from a long flight and enjoying the ride brought down my guard. This happens in a split second. Continue reading Keeping your money secure while traveling

Should you get an International Drivers Permit? 

We were recently in the Cayman Islands where we rented a car and the rental car counter asked us for 20$ extra for a local license. This had happened to us once before in Rarotonga also where they actually issued a plasticized picture ID driver license from New Zealand (ready in 10 minutes), which made for a great souvenir!

The recent experience had us thinking about some of our upcoming international trips, and I realized that we had taken for granted that we could rent a car with our US drivers license worry free. Is that really the case?  Continue reading Should you get an International Drivers Permit? 

Going on a long trip: here are 12 tips on how to prepare

If you are lucky enough to be going on a long trip or extended vacation we are excited for you. For a variety of reasons we’ve always been somewhat restricted from taking long trips. Limited work vacation windows, pets to get back to, or simply limited time or money have held us back.

We’ve often thought, especially on those far away trips, that after traveling 20 or more hours to get to a destination, you really only start to Continue reading Going on a long trip: here are 12 tips on how to prepare

The Art of Haggling: 10 tips for getting the best price and enjoying doing it!

So you’re in the store, and there are no prices, you like the wooden carving and can picture it in your den, the color matches perfectly with those two bronze pieces you brought back from China. “How much?”, you ask pointing to the piece.

The store clerk, likely the owner, smiles and rubs his hands together in glee saying: Continue reading The Art of Haggling: 10 tips for getting the best price and enjoying doing it!

Organizing day tours

The following is an article written by fellow blogger, Derek Cullen. He’s traveled all over Africa and as you will read he’s quite passionate about organizing and offering great day tours.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.


Travel will change the way you see the world

Riding a bicycle through Africa was to be the most profound experience that would change everything about Continue reading Organizing day tours