The Importance of Travel Insurance: How I was refunded over $1000

Travel insurance is one of those topics that is under constant debate in the travel world. Do I really need to buy expensive insurance?  Will I really end up using it?  Or will it just be a waste of money?  Is it better to be safe than sorry? I’m more in the mindset of the latter category.  I’d rather have a fall back just in case something happens.  Plus my Continue reading The Importance of Travel Insurance: How I was refunded over $1000

What’s in my backpack for 3 years of traveling?

Probably one of the biggest questions I get asked about my trip other than ‘How the heck can you afford to do that??’ is ‘What the heck are you bringing with you??’ The answer is not a whole lot but actually quite a bit more than you’d expect. I promise it’ll make sense by the end of this post. I hope to answer all your burning packing questions and leave you Continue reading What’s in my backpack for 3 years of traveling?

My new best friend: my backpack

For my first post about travel gear and packing, what more fitting topic to discuss than my backpack! I did a lot of research leading up to the final choosing of a backpack.  Thanks to information gathered through the many travel blogs I follow, I knew straight away that I wanted to travel light.  I am a fairly small person and had no desire to be dragging around 30+ lbs Continue reading My new best friend: my backpack