Travel Tips by Lifelong Vagabonds
How to Write a Kick-ass Couchsurfing Request
Travel Tip #4
12 Creative Gifts for Travelers on the Road
So the holidays are here, but your much loved friend or family member is still off backpacking around the world and has been adament about not being given anything that would add to their already heavy backpack. Nevertheless, you want to get your traveler a gift that shows you still care about them, but what exactly? After all, what can you get that would beat diving the Great Barrior Reef or hiking the Great Wall of China or any of the other great things that they’re already doing?
Hostel Review: Le Petit Tournesol
The living room in the area we rented housed a two person couch, a small fridge, a half-sized bookshelf full of novels of many different genres (mostly romance, but a few thrillers, fantasies, and sci-fis), and a freaking display of Roman armour! There wasn't a TV, but the place was like stepping into a museum where you could touch everything and the hosts were well up for a chat so we never even missed it. The public living room was adjacent to the kitchen (which isn't available for use) and next to the dining room table. The table itself was huge, but there were also two other chairs in the living room, offering many sitting places to choose from.
How to Vote For US Elections When Abroad
Any Americans traveling or living overseas that still want to vote for any upcoming US elections? Any children of American citizens that were born abroad and are now over 18 years of age that also want their voices heard? Do you no longer have an address in the United State and think because of this that you can no longer vote? Well, actually, you don't need a current US address to vote from abroad and if you're the child of a parent from one of the select 37 states then you can vote too. So make sure you keep making your voice heard by requesting ballots for all upcoming elections every year.
Airbnb Friend Invite Credit & Review
This isn't just a 'sign up to Airbnb so I can get £25' (though by using this link you get the same free credit too). There are actually a few things I don't like about Airbnb, which I mention in this review of it, but for the most part I think it is worth signing up to - especially if you like staying a few nights in one place. Many hosts offer weekly and monthly discounts that when used, make those listed on Airbnb nearly half the cost of big name budget hostels. There's also the added security of its members being required to upload a photo of national ID (like a passport or driving license).
Help! My US Passport Was Stolen Abroad
The soonest slot available to book an appointment at a US Embassy or Consulate is normally a week away, so try to book for your new passport as soon as possible. If, however, you book one and then realize that you cannot make it for whatever reason, DO NOT FORGET TO CANCEL SAID APPOINTMENT. The consequences of failing to do so can be ridiculously severe, like being forced to wait another 6 weeks before you can schedule another one...
Almost Arrested for Not Having a Passport in Spain
First we get robbed of nearly everything, but they're nice enough to leave the car and a tent. Then, not even a month later and just two days before we're planning on leaving Spain for good, the car gets taken by the police!!!! BECAUSE when we got robbed they took our passports and it doesn't freaking matter that we have appointments to get knew ones!!! But I'm not typing this from a Spanish jail so gotta count our blessings somehow...because otherwise I'm gonna explode.
Hostel Review: Hostel La Esteponera
The microwave was broken and taped to one setting, but it did still work. There was also a fridge available for use, and some cutlery, cups, plates, and bowls. Free coffee and tea also seemed to be on offer, but the sweetest thing I found was that they cleaned your plates and cups for you. The layout of the tables allowed for easy talking to other guests and in the one night we stayed there we had two different conversations with some friendly, English-speaking strangers.
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