Destination Unknown · Long term travel · Uncategorized · Urban Exploring

Getting Started: Farpoint 55L Backpack

After previously trying on a 38L, 48L, and 50L I decided that I would rather something in between the 38L and 48L. I chose to try my first session of ‘test packing’ with the Farpoint 55L Osprey. I chose this bag because: it’s side loading, lockable, has a good ventilation system and comes with a… Continue reading Getting Started: Farpoint 55L Backpack

International Calling · Long term travel · Technology · Travel Hacking · Uncategorized · Viber

Travel Tips: Apps to avoid Data charges while abroad

If you don’t want to purchase a phone plan with data coverage you can always focus on Hot Spots. Hot Spots are wireless internet coverage areas that allow you to use these places (i.e. cafe’s, ice cream shops etc.) for texting, chatting, and Facebook surfing. Downside: Don’t forget that Apps are part of the data… Continue reading Travel Tips: Apps to avoid Data charges while abroad

Long term travel · Travel Hacking · Uncategorized

Cheap Travel: SIM Cards or Major Roaming Package

Now that you have a cell phone that operates on a GSM network, you can choose: to purchase a new SIM card per country (this will change your phone number with each card, but the outgoing call fees are really low), to purchase a roaming SIM card (one big price tag for a stable international… Continue reading Cheap Travel: SIM Cards or Major Roaming Package