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!
If you don’t know where to start, this article will walk you through all the steps to planning a trip.
We never travel without this. And you shouldn’t either.
This article has 32 easy and creative tips for taking better pictures on your travels!
What do we bring on the road? What websites do we use? Here are our best travel resources.
Travel Tip Articles
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. ...Read More
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. ...Read More
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...Read More
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. ...Read More
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!...Read More
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!...Read More
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....Read More
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!...Read More
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!)....Read More
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...Read More
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!...Read More
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. ...Read More
Booking with Airbnb: Hacks for Choosing the Best Stay
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...Read More
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!)....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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....Read More
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!...Read More
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,...Read More
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....Read More
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....Read More
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....Read More
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!...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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....Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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!...Read More
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....Read More
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!...Read More