Travel Tips

Travel hacking around the world

From short holidays to a year-long, round-the-world trip, we have picked up so many travel tips and hacks along the way. We are sharing our best advice so you can learn from our mistakes and have the time of your life on your travels!

Travel Tip Articles

18 Genius Tips for Booking the Best Airbnb

Airbnbs are a great way to stay like a local in the place you’re visiting and do so on a budget! Alternatively, Airbnb has some unique stays — like yurts, tiny homes, and treehouses — that are great for a splurge. Whatever your style, we’ve got you covered with our...

Best Time to Visit Bali: When to Go & When to Avoid!

Bali makes an excellent destination for vacationers year-round, however, each season has its unique draws and drawbacks. We’re going over the pros and cons of each season to help you determine the best time to visit Bali for YOU!...

Best Time to Visit Thailand: When to Go & When to Avoid!

Thailand makes an excellent destination for backpackers, vacationers and digital nomads year-round. However, the seasons vary widely from region to region and coast to coast. We’re going over the seasons of each region to help you determine the best time to visit Thailand for your travel needs!...

Best Time to Visit the Philippines: When to Go & When to Avoid

The Philippines is an excellent destination with so much to offer travelers. However, each season has its unique draws and drawbacks. We’re going over the pros and cons of each season to help you determine the best time to visit the Philippines for YOU!...

Best Time to Visit New Zealand: When to Go & When to Avoid!

Trying to figure out the best time to visit New Zealand can be a bit overwhelming. We’re going over the pros and cons of all four seasons in New Zealand to help you decide which is the best time of year to visit for your specific travel style. ...

Best Time to Visit Vietnam: When to Go & When to Avoid!

Spanning more than 1,000 miles from north to south, the climate and weather of Vietnam can vary drastically depending on where you’re traveling. We’re going to walk you through the best times to visit Vietnam, and which times of year to avoid (if possible!)....

Best Time to Visit Iceland: When to Go & When to Avoid!

Wondering when is the best time to visit Iceland? This article breaks down what to expect month by both so you can determine the best time to visit Iceland for your travels!...

Best Time to Visit Japan: When to Go & When to Avoid!

Choosing the best time of year to visit Japan can be downright overwhelming. Each of Japan’s 4 distinct seasons has its draws and drawbacks (some more than others!). We’re going to break down exactly what to expect during winter, spring, summer, and fall so you can choose the best time...

How to find Free Camping in the USA (+Tips & Apps)

Ever wonder how people find free camping? We’ve rounded up our top tips and advice as well as the best free camping apps out there. Plus, we’re sharing the no-BS truth about what free campsites are really like....

How to Get an International SIM Card to Use Your Phone Abroad

Staying connected is a top priority while traveling, especially if you’re going abroad. In this guide, we discuss all the know-how for using an International SIM card to stay connected, other ways to get data abroad, and all of our useful tips. ...

Flying with a Dog: Ultimate Guide

Thinking of taking your dog along on your next adventure? The truth is flying with a dog isn’t as complicated as it sounds. This ultimate guide will break down the fundamentals of flying with a dog, both in-cabin and in cargo, domestically and internationally. ...

Cheapest Countries to Visit Right Now

We are always looking for ways to stretch our travel budget to the fullest. We put together this list of the cheapest countries to visit in every region of the world, including money-saving tips from our personal experience. ...

How to Plan a Trip: Your Step-by-Step Travel Planning Guide

Planning a trip overseas, whether long or short, can seem overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be! In this article, we'll show you how to take the stress out of travel planning by laying out a simple step-by-step guide that'll ensure you don't forget anything. Now you can stop stressing...

How We Afford to Travel & You Can Too!

One of the most common questions people ask is how we afford to travel so often. It is a complex question with many answers, but we’re delving in and sharing all the things that have allowed us to travel and live abroad for 5 years (even while paying student loans!)....

How to Find Cheap Flights: 17 Expert Tips

Finding a super cheap flight is one of the most exciting feelings. Not only have you saved money, but you’re about to plan an adventure! We’re sharing all our tips and secrets for how to find cheap flights all over the world. After reading this, you’ll have the tools you...

26 Essential Travel Safety Tips You Need To Know

Traveling is one of the best gifts you can give yourself, but we know it can be a little nerve wracking sometimes. How do I stay safe in a foreign country? How do I avoid getting pickpocketed? Whether you’re traveling solo or are hopping on your first international flight, these...

19 Eco Friendly Road Trip Tips

Taking a road trip can be a great way to travel, but it can also take a toll on the environment. Luckily, there are many small things we can do to make our road trips more sustainable and eco-friendly. Let's all do our best to minimize our footprint and keep...

8 Reasons to House Sit & How to Get Started

House sitting holidays can allow you to travel cheaply through an expensive country and show you how locals live in their daily. Not only do you get free accommodation, but most of the time you get to care for the owner's pets. Taking a house sitting vacation is one of...

How to be a Responsible Tourist: 15 Practical Tips

It's easier than you think to be a responsible tourist. You don't need to book a room at an eco-resort with a hefty price tag or volunteer in a remote village for weeks on end. In this article, we'll walk you through practical and easy ways you can be...

32 Creative Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

If you want to improve your photography skills so you can take better travel photos, you've come to the right place! Whether you’re a total newbie to taking pictures, or you’re an experienced photographer trying to polish your skills, this article is full of photography tips and hacks for people...

Why You Should Visit Eastern Europe Now

Often overshadowed by its Western neighbors, Eastern Europe deserves to be on your travel bucket list. From natural beauty to adorable towns to rich culture, we'll share exactly why Eastern Europe should be on your radar....

How To Travel Without Quitting Your Job

If you love travel but have a full-time job you don’t want to give up, keep reading. This article is full of all the tips you need to satiate your wanderlust without compromising your job. Because you deserve it all....

How To Travel: The Ultimate Guide to Budgeting, Planning & Packing

If the thought of planning a trip leaves you dazed and confused, you've come to the right place. We're covering all the most popular travel questions - from planning, to budgeting, to packing. Don't miss this article that's packed full of hacks, advice and resources from Two Wandering Soles!...

22 Cheap Travel Hacks You Can Use Right Now

If you dream of traveling but don’t know how you can afford it, you’ve come to the right place! We’re sharing all our cheap travel tips that have allowed us to explore the world, even while paying off student loans! This guide will explain exactly how you can afford travel,...

How to Save Money for Travel: 20 Simple Money-Saving Tips

If saving money for travel – or buying a house, starting your own company, or I dunno, getting wine delivered to your doorstep each day – is a priority to you, these simple tips, mindsets and lifestyle adjustments will help you reach your financial goals....

How to get a Vietnam Visa On Arrival

Need a tourist visa for Vietnam? We'll show you the options and which one is the cheapest and fastest way to get a Vietnam visa....

Q&A: Ask Us Anything

We asked you to send us any questions you have about traveling and here are our answers. Watch along as we share some personal stories and great travel tips....

Our Favorite Money-Saving Travel Resources

This list of resources and gear will save you money and time on your next trip. They have saved us hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars during our travels. Start saving money today!...

36 Responsible Travel Tips

We've found that responsible travel is not always easy. It can be confusing. There are fuzzy lines, and we've screwed up before. But it's a learning process, and little by little we're getting better at responsible travel and ecotourism. These tips will help you make a positive impact wherever your...

Why You Should Take a Cooking Class on your Next Trip

We are addicted to taking cooking courses overseas. We love them so much that think that you should take a cooking class on your next trip too! Here's why....

Travel Horror Stories

Travel isn't always perfect. Sometimes things go wrong. Very wrong. Check out these travel horror stories submitted by readers (plus one of our own!) that will make your skin crawl....

The Truth About Not Having a Travel Plan

Going into our travels with no plan at all has been one of the exciting parts about this journey, but there have been some unique challenges that we weren't exactly prepared for....

Health + Travel: How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

If you're anything like me, you have a hard time making healthy eating choices when traveling. Those spring rolls just look so good! And hey, what's wrong with one more daiquiri?! Kate Scharenbroich is certified natural health chef who loves to hop around the globe. Read her exclusive tips for...

Fitness + Travel: How to Stay Fit While Traveling

How in the world am I supposed to stay fit while living out of a suitcase? Fitness and travel expert, Skye Gilkeson, shares her best tips for staying motivated on the road....

Beauty + Travel: How to Look Your Best While Traveling

Beauty guru, Bethany Cantor, shares her favorite beauty tips and products for all you jet-setting gals!...

Fashion + Travel: How to Look Stylish While Traveling

Just because you're living out of a suitcase doesn't mean you have to lose your sense of style. Fashion enthusiast, Lisa Dauwalter, tells us how she manages to look trendy while traveling....

11 Essential Questions to ask Your Travel Partner

Got any upcoming trips planned with your gal pals or college buddies? Read on for some questions you'll want to be sure to ask before you pack your bags!...

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