Tag Archives: Long Term Travel

9 Tips for How to Survive Long Term Travel as a Couple Without Killing Each Other

Travel as a Couple

Eric and I had been married almost seven years, when we escaped for a round the world trip in 2009.  People cracked jokes about us hitting the Seven Year Itch while spending 24 hours a day, seven days a week together, often in stressful situations.  We all wondered whether we would come back in one […]

Traveling Labels – Flashpacker versus Backpacker


I just have never identified myself with the traditional backpackers.  In my mind, backpackers have top loading backpacks, filled about 8 inches above their head.  They hunker down in dorm rooms at hostels seeking out the absolute cheapest accommodations possible. They subsist on peanut butter sandwiches and spaghetti cooked in the hostel kitchen.  They are […]