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Inspiration, Travel

Long Term Travel 101 – How to kick-start a long term travel

March 8, 2015
Long term travel 101

When people tell you to think with your head you should probably follow your heart. – Mark Villaflor How do you start long-term traveling? We get this question and a bunch of other pre-travel questions. We tell people to not over-think and to simply follow their hearts desires. For those that won’t or can’t simply pick up and go here’s an outline on how we think you can start your travels. CHOOSE A DESTINATION– Look at a map and choose a city, country or region. Check out the Lonely Planet or other travel guide for the region or country. Don’t…

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Central America, Costa Rica

Playa Conchal- Savings in paradise, a walk on millions of seashells

February 22, 2015

Costa Rica was the start of Where Are We? vblog series started to let our moms know where we are. Mom’s are concerned. They want to know your safe and in a good place. This is to assure them were doing well. After a long day of bus transfers and a border crossing we finally arrived to our first bed in Costa Rica on Playa Brasilito. Playa Brasilito is a great swim beach with very few people. There are gentle waves on this long grey stretch of beach and a short walk to the seashell filled shores of Playa Conchal. Even…

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Travel hack

Travel hacking- Part 3 Our Credit Cards and recommendations

February 21, 2015
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Part 3 is a list of credit cards we’ve snagged over the year and a half. GENERAL TRAVEL CARDS Barclay Arrival Mastercard– This was one of the first credit cards we got. We got 40,000 points on the credit card which was worth $400 in travel credit. Any merchant categorized as travel can be redeemed (Airbnb, car rentals, airfare, most things travel related). Also this is a great card because there are no foreign transaction fees and you get 2.2 points for every dollar you spend, higher than any other credit card. The Platinum Card® from American Express– this one needs…

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