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How to Deal with Your Stuff Before RTW Travel

This is one of the many joys I found when cleaning out my room in preparation for our year-long trip around the world. This is an excerpt from my elementary school diary circa 1995.     December 1, 1995 Dear Diary, I don’t really like Brian anymore but now I like Brock. Well you see […]

Best Travel Apps

When I did my first backpacking trip in 2006, I used a guide book and had a hot pink Motorola Razr flip phone. I cringe at the thought these days. Technology, specifically fast wi-fi and smart phones, has made travel easier and more accessible. Today my arsenal is only an iPhone loaded with useful travel apps. You can […]

RTW Travel Packing Guide Using Carry-on Luggage

RTW travel packing is both an art and a science. This year-long trip around the world has made me finesse my approach to travel packing. After a few painful lessons, I can proudly say I am on a year-long trip around the world, and I’m not checking luggage. Say wha?? That’s right. I know what you’re thinking: […]