Travel Tips

Taxi Drivers are Funny People

In our experience, taxi drivers are generally not a breed to be trusted. We always make sure that if needed a fare is pre-negotiated or that the meter is used. We generally have a basic distrust of taxi drivers and it is built upon our experiences and misadventures. Nowhere have we had such a bad experience with taxis drivers than ...

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Modes of Transportation

Plane Car for one month in Italy Train from Italy to Paris, Mumbai to Varodara and Tokyo to Hakone Pony rides in Jarden du Luxemburg, Paris Car Ferry to Sardegnia and in Saigon 5 hour canoe ride in Madagascar On top of the Jeep on Safari Puddle skipper prop planes in Kenya Camel back in Pushkar Camel cart in Pushkar ...

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Here’s Why I Will Never Book Through Hotels.com Again

Hotels.com and other travel sites have great websites that make finding a hotel to stay very easy. Having used it extensively I still use it to FIND hotels but I will NEVER use it to book another hotel stay. Here’s why: 1. You have very little recourse if something goes wrong. In our case, we has a few situations where ...

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iPhone Turn-by-Turn Fail…In a Bad Way.

No sooner do I finish extolling the virtues of the iPhone for travelling that it fails us. We were making our way from Grosseto to Saturnia. All was well. We had been enjoying the turn-by-turn navigation on the iPhone and were talking about how it has made things so much easier. No more spending hours mapping routes. No more maps ...

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How the iPhone has changed the way we travel.

This is the first time we are really travelling with the iPhone.  Sure we’ve taken some trips where having the iPhone has come in handy for looking things up on Yelp, of finding quick directions.  But this time around, it is an indispensable part of travels. Siri may make it Our World of 4. It’s been a while since we ...

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We’re getting hammered on foreign transaction fees!

So I checked our account today and saw that we were being charged a foreign transaction fee each time we make a withdrawal at the cash machine. Trying to see how to get around this but something you need to consider when traveling. We will need some Euros when we arrive in Italy, so I went out to find a ...

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The Tube

The tube is awesome Your browser does not support the video tag Posted from London, England, United Kingdom.

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Indian visas and Hamley’s

It was a mixed day. Most of our stay in London is intended to be used for getting stuff done like getting visas for India, Kenya, Tanzania, and Vietnam. Also more important stuff like the Apple store and Hamleys. Well, after much effort and lots of money spent on passport pictures, we found out today that we’re probably not going ...

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Our Journey

16 flights Over 50,000 miles 6 continents 2 times around the world 12+ months And that is only getting us started! We’ve only loosely planned the major hub flights for our trip. From these hub cities we will make side trips to other destinations. What kind of ticket did we get? Well, there are various “round-the-world” type tickets and they ...

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