Sailing around the world is often depicted as romantic: nothing but you, your craft, the sea, and the sky. It’s relaxing, it’s beautiful – and it’s incredibly hard to do right.
The 2016 holiday gift giving season is upon us! We’ve been busy little bees setting up our new Ramblin’ HQ in San Antonio, TX. With that in mind we’ve decided to shake things up and do something a little different this year! We’ve got two sections of our Gift Guide for the Travel Lover this year! One for great gifts that your travel loving friends and family will enjoy while exploring the world, and the other for lovely travel inspired gifts for the travelers’ home! Enjoy!
Winter might not seem like the ideal time to go on a hike, however beautiful views and isolated trails are some great perks of winter hiking.
The winter season is known for cold conditions, therefore it is crucial that you prepare properly for a winter hike. Depending on your location, winter conditions can vary from mild temperatures to snow and ice. No matter where you are, always check the weather to know what to expect. If you are in an area that is very snowy, a winter hike will most definitely require snowshoes for easy travel in deep snow.
While one of the most enjoyable facets of any vacation is exploring a new area and all its culinary treats, there may be days or evenings when circumstances restrict you to indoor activities. Bad weather, aching feet from the day tour the previous afternoon, or even feeling lazy might cause you to stick close to your hotel room. However, you will still need to eat, and if the cost of room service is not within your budget, there are a few quick and healthy meals you can make with your room’s microwave, coffee maker, and some items from your cooler.
House Sitting is a great way to see the world while also saving some money. Since we started this blog, we developed a strong taste for slow travel. We enjoy spending long periods of time in one place, going out and getting to know the local spots on our own time, relaxing and not feeling rushed. One of our favorite ways to keep our travel affordable is house sitting. I must admit that usually our house sits come with a pet-sit as well and that means I get to have a different pet in every city I visit. Who would say no to that!?!