So, you’re going on a vacation to Europe (from North America), should you bring your cat or dog? It depends. In our case, travelling for over 6 months, it was a resounding “yes”. There are many reasons why you’d rather bring your pet than leave them at a boarding facility or under supervision of someone … More Flying with pets to Portugal: steps and info
Having traveled all over North, Central America and Europe for the last 2 years, I’ve finally gotten around to writing up this long-awaited post. Travelling with your pet sometimes is a non-negotiable but searching for best airlines to travel with is tedious not to mention confusing at best. While not an exhaustive list by any means, here are the good, the bad and the ugly airlines, based on my own experiences … More Airlines for Pet Travel: the Good, Bad and Ugly
While many “discount” airlines such as WOW air have been offering great deals between North America and Europe lately, sadly none allow pet transport. Interesting exception you should know (and take advantage of!)- SATA Airlines International (aka Air Azores, based in Portugal) A small company that uses same fleet as Air Transat, only flying out of select … More Flying with pets on SATA International Airlines
When I was living in Europe last, Airbnb was just starting out and wasn’t nearly as widespread as it is now, so paying 40$ for a room to split between 2-3 people while travelling with friends was the cheapest option, comparable to getting a bed in a dorm. Nowadays, there are tons of options in most touristy spots of Europe where for around $40 a night, all of which come with the amenities listed above. … More Beginner’s Guide to Airbnb
Arrival in Guatemala: the immigration official barely glanced at our passports, stamped them and motioned onwards. One thing that was quite different to other countries, they scan your bags once again after you collect them- so after you are done with the passports, you are led to drop off the bags and that’s where you … More Antigua Pet Travel guide: customs and lodging
When considering our first over-wintering in a tropical country, requirements were few: -direct flight from Atlanta, GA -be reasonably priced, such as monthly rentals under 600$ and food under 400$ -easily accessible to other parts of the country by public transport -have minimum requirement for pet entry -offer a yoga or wellness-related retreat at an affordable … More Overwintering options on the cheap
We’ve all been there: stuck at our routine day job, fantasizing of packing it all in and relocating somewhere tropical on the cheap, drinking margaritas and stretching the value of the dollar. Retiring or establishing a location independent business may sound attractive in places like Belize, Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico, but “cheap” isn’t the first … More Retirement overseas: dream or reality?