Travel Items You Might not Know You Need

backpacks in the mountains, travel items

I love packing lists. I like reading about the packing list of travel bloggers and talking to other travelers about their packing list. It’s like shop talk, what works for them and what hasn’t. We’ve already written an article about our packing list. Over time, we’ve acquired and discarded some items from our pack.  This article … Read more

Our Top FREE Travel Apps

Trin on typewriter for travel apps

In our almost two years of travel, we have accumulated a bunch of travel apps that we use for trip planning, learning, keeping in touch with people, and generally making our travel easier. It’s like a team that you can call upon when needed. Think of it as a group of minions except that they’re … Read more

Living Frugally as a Vagabond

Box Canyon in Utah

I thought about naming this article “How to save money by putting a water bottle in your underwear” but then thought better.  It’s a good tip though, and I will share that with you shortly (pun intended). This article was originally published on Your Money Geek as a guest post by Bonnie, half of the 43BlueDoors team. … Read more

House Sitting, a Nomad’s Vacation

House sitting in Villa de Leyva

Something about getting on a bus headed to a place I have never been with all our belongings on our laps or in the bin overhead simply excites me. I get a giddy feeling and a goofy grin on my face.  However, it can also be exhausting moving constantly from place to place.  Sometimes it … Read more

Budget Accommodations In Central America

Uvita Costa Rica

I heard a scratching sound, close by.  I reached for my phone under my pillow.  It was 1AM.  The scratching continued and was accompanied by the crinkling sound of a plastic bag.  I turned on the phone’s flashlight and pointed it toward the noise above our heads.   It was a large, might I say very large roach, … Read more

How To Pack For Two Years

Bonnie and Trin with backpacks

A little over one year ago we decided to sell everything we owned except what would fit in our two backpacks and take off to travel the world, as light as possible.  Over the next eight months that followed we quit our jobs, sold our stuff including cars, a motorcycle, our home and just about … Read more

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