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Are you looking for a great place to stay on your upcoming adventure? Maybe you will like some of our favorite hotels and flats. Are you seeking inspiration for your next trip? Browse some of our favorite travel websites and blogs, some of which inspired our world trip. Also check out a few of the special places we have visited. Or, maybe you are planning a trip and need health or safety information. See our resources, tips, and lessons learned to protect your health and safety while traveling.

Asia

Bangkok, Thailand: Metropolitan
Chiang Mai, Thailand: Dusit D2
Chiang Rai, Thailand: Anantara Golden Triangle
Chiang Sean, Thailand: Viang Yonok
Koh Phangan, Thailand: Awe Resort
Siem Reap, Cambodia: Navutu Dreams
Singapore: Forest by Wangz (serviced flat)

Europe

Ibiza, Spain: Ushuaia
Ibiza, Spain: Es Vive
Istanbul, Turkey: Fraser Place (serviced flat)
Lisbon, Portugal: Inspira Santa Maria

Africa

Arusha, Tanzania: Onsea House
Serengeti, Tanzania: Alex Walker’s Serian
Stonetown, Zanzibar: Dhow Palace
Camps Bay, South Africa: One The Grange (flat)
Stellenbosch, South Africa: Avemore Jan Cats (flat)
Bwindi National Park, Uganda: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Lodge
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda: Mweya Safari Lodge
Western Uganda: COBATI Family Home Stays

South America

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay: Costa Colonia
Cusco, Peru: JW Marriott
Lima Airport, Peru: Ramada Costa del Sol

Meet Uganda families: Community Based Tourism Initiative

Get up close with wildlife in Uganda: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

Shop in Zanzibar: Fahari

Learn about animal welfare: Phangan Animal Care

Shop in Siem Reap, Cambodia: Rajana

Meet elephants in Thailand: Anantara Golden Triangle

Health

First aid kit suggestions: Red Cross and Web MD
Vaccines: visa requirements and CDC recommendations
Medical advice (vaccines & medication): Passport Health

Safety

Backup your laptop: Carbonite
Protect and track your tech: Prey
Get travel insurance: Allianz

 

Travel Tips and Lessons Learned

Tax Free Shopping Abroad

Many countries impose a Value Added Tax (VAT) of up to 25% on goods and services purchased for consumption within the country. Unlike sales tax in the U.S., the VAT tax is built into the price, so you won’t see [...]

Travel Gear

We've tried a lot of travel gear and gadgets over the years. Some were great, and others - not so much. Here are our favorite travel companions.   Carry-on Bag This carry-on bag rocks! It has wheels and also converts [...]

Travel Mishaps from our Trip Around the World

An incredible adventure with a few mishaps along the way Travel always brings some degree of risk – especially an extended trip around the world. Most of our mishaps were minor and we learned some good tips. I started writing [...]

How to Use Your iPhone Abroad

Can't leave home without your iPhone? It is possible to use your iPhone in some countries without incurring high roaming fees by purchasing a sim card with a local phone number. See how... We frequently used our iPhones on the [...]

Stomach Gone Amok

Take-away lunch causes dysentery We thought it would be cool to try a traditional Cambodian dish from a local restaurant. But it caused a severe case of dysentery which put Michael in the hospital overnight and reinforced the value of [...]

Travel Tech

World Trip Technology Like many people, we are attached to our technology. And although we intend to relax and disconnect, we will bring some tech gear for communication, recreation, and safety. We wrote the original post as we planned the [...]