6 Free Travel Apps

There is no shortage of travel apps out there and it seems like every other week the next best thing comes out. I don’t have time to keep up with or try them all. But after my passport, my iPhone is quite possibly my most important travel tool, and most of my app usage is completely free (sometimes even data-free).

How to Stay Connected Abroad

A Traveller’s Guide to SIM Cards

Anyone who isn’t living under a rock knows that WiFi is everywhere, making it really easy to stay connected while you travel (not always a good thing!). But WiFi does have its issues. In the “developing world” it’s not always dependable, and in the “developed world” it comes at a price. There is an easier way.

Terrifying Taxi Rides

There’s a lot of talk about safety and the solo traveller out there—but few people consider the fact that just getting on the road is one of the most dangerous things you’ll ever do when you travel, whether you’re a man or a woman, on your own or in a group. And sometimes the safest thing to do on any road is to go with the flow—even if the flow makes your head spin!

Saving for Long-Term Travel, Part Four

Continued from Part Three

A Look at the Numbers

Now that you know how I did it (passive savings, frugal habits, cutting expenses), here is a summary of how my savings built up over the five years before my departure.

Saving for Long-Term Travel, Part Three

Continued from Part Two

Developing My Saving Habit

Since beginning my career as a freelance editor in late 2007, I have religiously directed about 50% of every cheque into my savings account. Now, before you freak out, you must understand that a freelancer’s gross is not her net: