Travel Wisely

Actionable tips and practical advice to help you have a safe and worry-free trip

How much does it cost to explore Portugal?

How much does it cost to explore Portugal?

Portugal is generally considered one of Europe's more affordable destinations. But how affordable is it? If you are planning to visit Portugal you may want to know how much to budget for your trip. To help you with that, we’re sharing here how much we spent while...

Travel Money: How much to budget for your Indonesian adventure?

Travel Money: How much to budget for your Indonesian adventure?

Indonesia is known to be a more budget-friendly holiday destination, even considering the cost of flying there. But how affordable is it when you stay longer than the customary one to two weeks and explore the country beyond Bali? We recently travelled around the...

Pack Like a Pro: The Ultimate Carry-on Essentials for Female Travellers

Pack Like a Pro: The Ultimate Carry-on Essentials for Female Travellers

Ever wondered how someone can fit their whole life into a carry-on travel pack and travel the world (with no end in sight)? It’s actually not that difficult, even for us women, and once you’ve tried travelling light on a short trip, you won’t want to go back, even...

Travel Budget Japan: How much it costs and how to save

Travel Budget Japan: How much it costs and how to save

Are you planning a trip to Japan and wondering how much it will cost you? You've come to the right place. In this article, we outline our actual travel costs during our three-month trip to Japan in 2023. Contrary to popular belief, Japan can be an affordable travel...

How much does it cost to explore Slovenia?

How much does it cost to explore Slovenia?

Slovenia is known for its sustainability focus. And it is the only country in the world with love in its name. How could we not be excited to explore this pocket rocket of a country? While we only visited for eight days (as Paul had to leave the Schengen Visa area at...

How to Choose The Best Foreign Language School Abroad

How to Choose The Best Foreign Language School Abroad

We believe the best way to learn a language is to live in a country where the language is spoken for a period of time and really immerse yourself in the local culture. A little over a year ago, Paul and I attended Spanish school in Quito, Ecuador‘s capital, followed...

How to protect your personal data and avoid online identity fraud

How to protect your personal data and avoid online identity fraud

The cybersecurity statistics are astonishing: According to The Identity Theft Research Center (ITRC) Annual Data Breach Report, 2022 had the second-highest number of data compromises in the USA alone in a single year. At least 422 million individuals were impacted. ...

How much money do you need to travel?

How much money do you need to travel?

Travel can cost as much or as little as you like. How much money you need (to budget) for your next trip largely depends on how much comfort do you want how much time you’ve got; and where you are travelling. You see, a two-week vacation at a luxury resort in the...

What to do if you are robbed while travelling

What to do if you are robbed while travelling

Recently on a Facebook group for digital nomads, someone posted they had just been robbed in Thailand. All their gear was stolen, and they wanted advice on what to do. The post got us thinking: (Almost) all we own is in our travel packs, each and every item has value...

10 Essential Travel Safety Tips for the Independent Traveller

10 Essential Travel Safety Tips for the Independent Traveller

How often do you use the expression safe travels to farewell a loved one? And how many times have you had someone else wish you a safe trip? Whether you take a two-week vacation, go on a business trip or explore around the world for a year, there is no checklist that...

How much does it cost to explore Curaçao?

How much does it cost to explore Curaçao?

Have you ever wondered whether you could afford to visit the Caribbean? Below is our financial spend on our journey around Curaçao recently. Check out what we did during the ten days we explored Curaçao.Download our comprehensive Travel Risk Register First designed to...

How much does it cost to explore Croatia?

How much does it cost to explore Croatia?

Croatia was a big tourist destination before the War of Independence in the 1990s. After the war, as tourism slowly returned, it was considered to be one of the more affordable destinations in Europe. But things change. Some places – Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes...

How much does it cost to explore Estonia?

How much does it cost to explore Estonia?

Estonia is one of 51 countries that receive more tourists each year than its total population, and it is not surprising why. Tourism in Estonia is recognised as a major source of employment, and a significant contributor to Estonia’s economic growth. While we (coming...

How much does it cost to explore Lithuania?

How much does it cost to explore Lithuania?

Lithuania is one of the three Baltic countries we visited recently. Sandwiched between the Baltic Sea and almighty Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have a reputation for being affordable destinations, especially if compared with more established Western European...

How much does it cost to explore St Vincent and the Grenadines?

How much does it cost to explore St Vincent and the Grenadines?

Have you ever wondered whether you could afford to visit the Caribbean? Below is our financial spend for our journey around St Vincent and the Grenadines recently. Check out what we did during the fourteen days we explored St Vincent and the Grenadines.Download your...

How to travel (more) responsibly: Sustainable Travel 101

How to travel (more) responsibly: Sustainable Travel 101

Paul and I are passionate about travel. We love to slowly explore the world, immerse ourselves in other cultures, practise our language skills, and learn more about the world and ourselves. Travelling has countless benefits for those who travel and for those who host...

My Minimalist Travel Running Gear: Your Essential Guide

My Minimalist Travel Running Gear: Your Essential Guide

Do you travel a lot for work but still like to go for a run while away on business? Are you a digital nomad who loves to run wherever you live in the world? You may have your running gear packing list down pat. But chances are you’re reading this because you haven’t...

How to make your travel dreams come true

How to make your travel dreams come true

Whether you spend your holidays overseas or you stay closer to home, travelling (almost) always costs (at least some) money. Today’s article shows you how to make your travel dreams come true – in four easy-to-follow steps. Travelling can actually be cheaper than...

Curated Money Tips for Independent Travellers

Curated Money Tips for Independent Travellers

Paul’s sister Jennie, taking a leaf out of our book, travelled around the world in 2017. Before she left, she asked us for advice on how to go about her money needs on the road. We know there are a lot of other people out there who look for ways to minimise bank fees...

Important basics for a safe road trip around New Zealand

Important basics for a safe road trip around New Zealand

You are keen to explore New Zealand independently but don’t know where to start? Well good news: you’ve come to the right place. We answer the most frequently asked questions and provide some handy advice to help you have a fun and safe trip.Download your Sustainable...