Starting a Travel Blog? How to Start a Travel Blog in 5 Steps

Starting a Travel Blog? How to Start a Travel Blog in 5 Steps

We are admittedly not one of the best travel blogs out there, mostly because there are so many. But we’ve been doing this now for over six years. So I feel like I can offer some advice for people who are wondering “How do I start a blog?” If you’re already thinking of starting a travel blog, I will provide some advice on how to create a blog, and in particular how to become a travel blogger in just about one day. All of the top travel blogs out there started in the same spot – on day 1, with no idea where to start and how to do it. They sat down at their computer one day and typed into Google “How do I start a blog?” The difference? Back then there weren’t travel bloggers and resources to help new bloggers like there is today. That’s why I am here to help anyone who wants to start a blog, with our recommendations on how to start a travel blog in 5 steps (okay, with a little bit more to make it successful)! Starting a Travel Blog Step 1: Think About Travel Blog Names When it comes to step one of where to start a blog it all comes down to the name. Travel blog names are important, more important than many new travel bloggers think at first. Your name should recognize what your niche is, or what your specialization is. This is one mistake we made early on. Most people don’t associate With Husband In Tow as a food travel blog or a luxury travel blog, but we...
The Best Laptop For Travelers – How to Choose the Best Travel Laptop

The Best Laptop For Travelers – How to Choose the Best Travel Laptop

Remember the days when a traveler’s notebook was all that was needed when traveling? A high-quality Moleskin to use as a travel journal. Well, in today’s world a travel notebook is taking on a whole new meaning. Now, it means a travel laptop. For anyone in the market for a new laptop for travel, this is the ultimate guide to the best laptop for travelers. After all, we travel professionally, and we don’t leave home without our travel laptop! We can provide advice on the best laptop for a traveling professional, as well as just an everyday traveler. We have experience traveling with great laptops, and not so great laptops. We’ve traveled with Asus, Dell, and an Acer laptop, as well as with MacBooks. We certainly have experience with respect to which laptop to buy for travel. Now, I might not be able to say which is the best laptop to buy for you. But, I will offer tips and advice on how to choose a laptop, as well as laptop recommendations to guide any traveler into purchasing the best portable laptop for their journey. The Best Travel Notebook in 2018  We offer an in-depth review and buying guide for the best travel laptops for sale in 2018 below. But, if you don’t have time to read this entire laptop buying guide, this handy table allows you to compare laptops. It also provides easy links to purchase a new laptop online. It includes recommendations for the best small computer for travel, as well as a few more robust traveler laptop options. The Top Travel Laptops ProductDescriptionWeightPrice FromBuy Now ASUS Chromebook Flip...
Best Camera for Food Photography 2018 – Food Camera For Travel

Best Camera for Food Photography 2018 – Food Camera For Travel

Everyone wants to share tasty food pictures from their travels. But, I have to admit, that there are some food photos that I see on Facebook, or Twitter, or even worse, on TripAdvisor, that seem to be the most unappetizing dishes out there! Bad lighting, blurry, half-eaten dishes. Now, I admit I am not a professional food photographer, but over the last 6 years, I’ve managed to improve my food photos quite a lot. And, I’ve figured out the best camera for food photography, at least for me. But, in this buying guide, I will share what we use, as well as some other recommendations for food cameras for travel. Most important, I will hopefully answer a lot of questions that people have about which camera will help you take better foodie images. And I want to provide options and recommendations for the best food camera for travel. How to Choose a Camera for the Best Food Pictures I am not a photography expert. Far from it. I’m a trained tax attorney. But, I’ve spent the last 6 years learning and practicing and following some of the best food photographers. And, when I look back at my food photos from 5 years ago, I cringe! Part of the improvement is due to improvements in technology, and part of it is practice. When it comes to how to take better food photos when traveling, both are important. But what is truly important is to recognize that the best camera for photography in general might not be the best camera for food photography. Check out our Ultimate Guide: Food Photography Tips...
Where Have We Been Hiding

Where Have We Been Hiding

It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from us here on With Husband In Tow. It seemed that we announced our move to Girona, and that we had quit the nomadic life, and then, poof! We’re gone. I started to worry that people would think we had given up the culinary travel blog because we’ve given up the nomadic life. Nothing could be further from the truth. The thing is, it’s true, the blog has not been our focus for the last 2 months. At first, we just took August off because blog traffic tends to decrease in August anyway. But, now it is October, so what is our excuse? Part of the story does involve our move to Girona. We were tired and wanting to settle. We’ve been cooking at home (a lot) and trying out new recipes. And, we have not left Girona since early June, other than a quick city break in Paris. Without travel, it’s hard to come up with new and exciting stories for the travel blog each week. But, that’s only part of the story. The Glamorous Location Independent Lifestyle Many people believe we live the glamorous life of travel bloggers, jetting off from one city to the next. This summer, nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, we’ve just launched a new business. And, that, my friends, is where we have been hiding the last few months. We knew that to properly launch our new business, we needed to be stationary and focused. That meant giving up travel for awhile, but it was worth it in the end. We could not have...
The Hoffmans Are Moving to Girona (aka Why It Was Time To Leave Asia)

The Hoffmans Are Moving to Girona (aka Why It Was Time To Leave Asia)

After spending most of the last four years in Southeast Asia, we felt it was finally time to leave Asia. As often happens, not only did we feel a little Life ADD kick in, but we realized we wanted some more comforts and a different experience. Over the last 5 years, we’ve explored Central and Eastern Europe and Central America. We made Ubud, Bali, our home base for a while. And, we kept an apartment in Bangkok. While living in Bali and living in Bangkok we continued to explore Asia, made frequent trips to Europe, and even took a culinary road trip across the U.S. But, even when we had these apartments, they never fully felt like home. We always referred to them as our home base, rather than our home. There were a lot of reasons for that, but in the end, it meant we had one foot in and one foot out and continued to feel like we were living a somewhat nomadic lifestyle. We left our apartment in Bangkok at the end of February, and have been on the move for the last 3 months. Within weeks of leaving, I knew we needed to find a new home base. I was tired of carrying everything we owned with us. In fact, over the last 3 months, I’ve managed to shed some of our possessions, in both Italy and Ireland, with a promise that we will be back soon for them. Overall, I was exhausted. I needed a home. And, I needed something more than just a home base. After a little deliberation, we are proud to...
How Things Have Changed Over 20 Years

How Things Have Changed Over 20 Years

Eric really doesn’t like it when I attempt to “celebrate” our “other” anniversary. But after spending 20 years together, this certainly won’t be our first well, disagreement. So, here I am talking about it. Twenty years ago today we went on our first date. Although Eric really only likes to celebrate or wedding anniversary, I still believe there is a little something special about how long we’ve been together. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how much we’ve changed over 20 years. Where We Thought We’d Be Eric and I met at Rutgers University in May of 1997. As much as there is still a little bit of a dispute about how we met, and what exactly happened on that fateful night at The Knight Club in New Brunswick, New Jersey, one thing is certainly true. We were much different people back then. That tends to be true for most people who’ve been together for almost half their lives. But for us, it is definitely true. When we met, we both knew we wanted to escape New Jersey. We grew up there, and both attended college within an hour of our home town. It was time for change. But, we spent our time thinking about living in California, working on our careers, and raising our kids. In fact, the first summer we dated we even named our children. Eric chose Trevor, so that our son would be named after Trevor Hoffman, a professional baseball player. Let’s just say that never would have happened. I was leaning towards Kirsten, or something similarly starting with a “K” as an homage to my...