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5 Rules for Simpler Travel

Simple Discoveries Travel

I’m typing this post up on a minibus in Laos as we jostle our way north to the town of Vang Vieng with 14 fellow travelers. What amazes me is the amount of stuff people are traveling with. Backpackers boarded with bags half their size, not including their hand luggage which essentially equates to a more normal-sized backpack. Our driver …

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15 Tips for a New Zealand Road Trip

Jayleen Guttromson-Johnson Travel

We first visited New Zealand in 2010 while on vacation and only toured a small part of the North Island. The trip left us knowing we had to go back to see the acclaimed South Island. When we first started planning our global journey we thought New Zealand would be the prime place to start out with no language barriers and …

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Packing for Around-the-World Travel – Jayleen’s List

Jayleen Guttromson-Johnson Travel

We get a lot of questions as to what we are packing for our around-the-world journey. So we’re featuring a ‘his’ and ‘hers’ rundown of everything we’re fitting into our 40L Osprey Farpoint backpacks and our smaller hand luggage. After reading my and James’ thoughts on how to pack for around-the-world travel, you’ll be …