How Dollarization Affects Your Travel

Growing up in the United States, we’ve all seen firsthand the power of the almighty dollar. Still, Brigitte and I were shocked when traveling in countries like Ecuador and Cambodia, where there own denominations had been replaced with American money. Hell, some places in Asia, local shops refused to even take their own official currency! Our experiences Get Familiar…

Backpacking Southeast Asia: Ultimate Sample Itinerary

Backpacking Southeast Asia is one of the most fun, exciting, and rewarding experiences you’ll ever have! However, planning a trip of this length and magnitude can be overwhelming! Southeast Asia is such a large and diverse area with thousands of destinations worth visiting. So where do you start??!? This itinerary Get Familiar…

13 Things to Know Before Traveling to Costa Rica

1. Pura Vida: It’s more than just a saying, it’s a way of life. These two words sum up exactly what Costa Rica is all about. Enjoy what you have and don’t take anything for granted! Pure life. Pura Vida!! 2. Bus System: While the buses are very cheap and Get Familiar…