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We love to travel and explore foreign landscapes, discover new and interesting animals and plants, swim with exotic sea creatures and meet people who are different from us. Writing about our adventures and taking photographs is one of the ways we keep in touch with our family and growing circle of friends and fans.

There are lots of travel blogs that show you places you can go. We help you put yourself in the picture by sharing all the lessons we have learned from almost continuous travel. We reveal our secrets for affordable ways to travel more, stay longer and have experiences most tourists miss.

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Ten Things to Know Before Traveling to Ubud

Ten Things to Know Before Traveling to Ubud

If you are looking for an untouched paradise on the edge of civilization, Ubud no longer qualifies. This also means Indonesian dishes, pizza, vegetarian, vegan and raw food restaurants are all available, it is easy to procure various means of transportation, and lodgings to fit most budgets can be booked online.

Avoiding Jellyfish Stings While Snorkeling

Avoiding Jellyfish Stings While Snorkeling

Jellyfish are dangerous. Fortunately stings in Hawaii are preventable. Check the Oahu Hawaiian jellyfish calendar here. Prevent invisible jellyfish stings with Safe Sea Lotion.

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Exotic Costa Rica Wildlife on Sierpe River Boat Tour

Exotic Costa Rica Wildlife on Sierpe River Boat Tour

On a boat tour in the Sierpe River area of Costa Rica we were able to view and photograph many exotic Costa Rican animals and plants such as monkeys, herons, crocodiles, white ibis, wood rail, red-headed woodpecker, hawks, toucans, macaws and much more.

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Ceviche Costa Rican Style

Ceviche Costa Rican Style

This recipe for Ceviche Costa Rica contains a surprising ingredient that we only discovered by accident. This Costa Rican Ceviche recipe is easy and delicious.

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Sleeping Soundly Anywhere in the World

Sleeping Soundly Anywhere in the World

No matter how comfortable your travel accommodations are, noises make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Being tired is never fun, and is even more challenging for travelers. Learn how to sleep well wherever you are.

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International Cole Slaw

International Cole Slaw

This cole slaw recipe is simple and delicious. It can be made almost anywhere in the world and can be easily adapted to local ingredients and incomplete kitchens.

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Sandwich Generation Travel Solutions

Sandwich Generation Travel Solutions

Travel, especially long term travel can seem impossible to Baby Boomers often called the sandwich generation. They are often caring for their aging parents and their older children. But there are ways to escape.

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Best Value Travel Destinations

Best Value Travel Destinations

From South Pacific islands to ancient cities, this blog post by Lonely Planet is sure to awaken your yearn to travel. Written in 2014, it showcases the best value in travel destinations.

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Top Four Tropical Travel Essentials

Top Four Tropical Travel Essentials

Breezes blowing through the palm trees, the gentle roar of ocean waves on golden beaches, spectacular sunsets- it all sounds so idyllic. But the heat and humidity of the tropics can leave you sticky and stinky, and it is hard to sleep when your skin is sun burned and covered with mosquito bites.

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Why Long Term Travel is Not Just Seeing the Sights

Why Long Term Travel is Not Just Seeing the Sights

We love traveling! But we are not the folks who want to visit every famous building, museum or wonder of the world. Currently, our highest priority is enjoying nature and the natural sites and meeting and getting to know the local people.

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Exotic Costa Rica Wildlife on Sierpe River Boat Tour

Exotic Costa Rica Wildlife on Sierpe River Boat Tour

On a boat tour in the Sierpe River area of Costa Rica we were able to view and photograph many exotic Costa Rican animals and plants such as monkeys, herons, crocodiles, white ibis, wood rail, red-headed woodpecker, hawks, toucans, macaws and much more.

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About Us

Laurie and Neil gave away or sold 99% of their possessions for a new life as international travelers. They share the secrets of how they turn limited resources into a life of unlimited fun and adventure. Read more

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