How to carry your camera while traveling is a perennial problem for travel photographers. Traditional camera straps are less than ideal — they’re often uncomfortable, leave your camera swinging precariously (rather than secured to your body somehow) every time you bend over, and easy for thieves to slice and swipe.
TomTom has long been known for their ridiculously simple (and awesome) GPS devices. Once I finally ditched my printed Mapquest driving directions back in the dark days of the 1990s [shudder], my first foray into “high-tech” mapping was a TomTom GPS.
Everyone knows we’re huge car camping fans. But, sometimes packing and planning a car camping trip can become too much about the logistics and essentials.
All of Egypt in just one week? It seemed like an ambitious plan — maybe too ambitious. But, that’s essentially what Lady Egypt Tours promised us on our recent luxury tour of Egypt.
Over ten years ago, I quit a great job to live and travel abroad. People told me I was crazy, and a few tried to persuade me not to do it.
I spend half my life in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. So, I’m somewhat of an expert on how to eat and drink in questionable places without getting sick.
This job is not without its perks. In the last ten years of running Vagabondish, we’ve been fortunate to crash at some pretty swank hotels around the world.
Bus and train trips, flights, delays in airports and train stations, hostels without TV or much light; the list of situations where a traveler has time to kill is long.
Subscription box services are all the rage right now. There are boxes for cosmetics, cooking, craft beer, doomsday preppers.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. I overnight in up to 20 different hotel rooms each month. So I’ve become something of an expert in “hotel stay-ology”.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. I hear the word “disruptive” bandied about these days in reference to new (or supposedly new) gadgets and gear that manufacturers think will somehow revolutionize whatever industry they happen to be in.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. When Kel and I started planning our huge cross-country road trip for 2018, we started pondering the best way to safeguard our valuables in the truck.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Surely one of the reasons we get off the couch and head abroad is because we have questions that must be answered.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Most modern smartphones take great photos. If your phone was manufactured in the last two years, chances are that you can forget having to pack a separate point-and-shoot digital camera for your next trip.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Considered an integral part of the transaction process in many parts of the world, haggling often throws those of us from lands of fixed prices off-kilter.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Long-haul flights are the worst. If you’re on a 10-hour flight, cramped up with legroom that even a dog couldn’t fit in, food that is only fit for a prison cafeteria, in seats that I can only imagine are filled with more germs than a toilet, you’re in for one hell of a ride (literally).
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Compression socks are for diabetics and old people. That was my rather ignorant belief for the last decade.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. This year, my boyfriend and I took the dog, the cat, and walked away from our home and our jobs.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. We’re fresh back from our tour of Egypt with Lady Egypt Tours!
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Where do we find our travel inspiration? Often it’s through stories that other people tell us, or travel features that we browse online.