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Iceland Camper Van Research

We booked a camper van for 11 days in May 2019. Price was not the only factor. In fact, one of the big factors for me was getting a bed that I would fit in. So part of my research was to figure out the bed size. For some, bed size would be less important, but I am 6′ 6″ tall so I did not want to suffer the whole time. The other important factor is the...

Ready to Book Leg 1 – Iceland

With 90 days to go, we are ready to book the first leg of our trip. By the time we pack our house, drop our cat in Penticton, have family visits, I expect we will be on our way by mid-May. So we are now researching what to do in Iceland during the last half of May. Where to stay, what to do, and how to get around. We are considering flying into Reykjavik and staying...

Travel Budget: How much does it cost?

How much does it cost to travel for a year? If you have never done it before it can be very difficult to create a budget. This post will show some tools you can use to estimate travel costs and set yourself a budget. They may not be perfect but it is good to have a ballpark. Having a budget might actually help you pick where you will go, for how long, and what you...

6 Tools for Airport Layovers

When you travel a lot, it is inevitable that you will spend many hours hanging out in airports… more than you want anyway. We wanted to share some of the tools we use when trying to figure out how to kill time or trying to make the best use of our time during a layover. 1. Finding WiFi in airports Finding the best WiFi option in an airport can be frustrating...

Our Country Counts

We used the country and territory list from The Travelers’ Century Club to do a count for ourselves. The list uses territories that are not usually defined as countries. However, their criteria has evolved over time. Look at this criteria for territories to be counted here. The shortest stop in a country is also counted for this club. The spreadsheet below...

World Tour – Take 2

On May 6, 2019, we will begin another world adventure. The highlights include Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, French Polynesia, Easter Island, South America. This plan is a work in progress at this point. The map below shows our plan.