Which Packing Cubes Are the Best to Save Space?

I recently got the opportunity to acquire a handy travel accessory that I would not have purchased under normal circumstances- compression packing cubes. These packing cubes were advertised to increase packing efficiency and available space in your luggage, and naturally I was a bit suspect.

The product always seemed like a bit of a wash to me, as it sounds somewhat unreasonable that a zippered packing cube best organizes my luggage and saves space. And prior to receiving them, they were not something that I would ever want to spend $20 per set for.

But after receiving them I have to say, I was impressed. Now I never leave home without them.

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Long Term Travel Planning Guide – What You Need To Know

November 2017 Update– We are in the process of overhauling this page and some sections below are set to change and may seem a little light. If you wish to read current blog posts, we recommend heading to our blog directory by clicking this link.

Living the Dream was founded to chronicle the planning and execution of our own long-term trips. After planning our own travels for several years, and having gone on two long-term trips (2010 and 2013-2014), we have researched and discussed nearly every topic that we had to address when traveling not only long-term, but short-term as well. Since searching through the hundreds of posts on this site to find the most relevant to planning your own trip is time consuming, we put together this guide to highlight the best posts for each stage of planning.

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5 Do’s and Don’ts for the Best Sightseeing in Las Vegas

The Do and Don't list is something that I have always enjoyed watching on travel specials and am throwing my hand into the style! 

While some of these features are often in the style of “you must do this” and “you might as well miss that,” this version is formatted in a different way and in no way tell you not to do something major, as my misfortune might be someone else's highlight.

Instead, the “Do” will feature a specific place or thing to do in the destination that is a great site and/or experience, and the “Don't” will spotlight things to keep in mind during that activity that is not well known and publicized when planning the trip.

This entry into the Do and Don't feature looks at a big one- sightseeing in Las Vegas, Nevada!  While Las Vegas is known for the glitz and glamor, high rollers and whales, it can be done properly for the budget-conscious. 

That is why this list highlights some of the top things to do in Las Vegas and how to do them properly on a budget!

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Banff National Park – You May Want to Wait Until June to Hike

My original intent when visiting Banff National Park was to spend most of the trip hiking and taking massive quantities of photos.

In the end, I completed the latter two. The hiking, however, was not to my liking, and could definitely have been avoided. This was not because of a lack of trails or bad views. On the contrary, there are dozens of awesome trails with some stellar views of the park no matter where you stay. The trails were not to my liking for one reason and one reason only: I couldn't do any!

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