Planning


Updated on: 01/15/19AirTreks is an interesting service that specializes in booking around the world tickets and obscure flights. On the surface this seems to be quite the niche service, which is true, but for those who are in need of an elaborate plane flight these sort of services are few and far between- and few have the reputation that comes with AirTreks' 30+ years of experience. So if you are looking to book a round the world...

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Updated on: 11/29/18Almost anyone who has booked a cruise has been there- you research various different cruise lines and itineraries and in an effort to try and get your attention you are offered a promotion for a free perk. There are a number of cruise perks out there ranging from on-board or excursion credit, to extra guests sail free, or even the coveted open bar package, and all are used for one particular reason- to get you make...

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Updated on: 12/19/17My long-term trip has ended, and now I have to do the hard task of looking towards the future. As I adjust to regular life in Canada, the first thing I have done is figure out what to do next now that my one year round the world trip is over. First Goal – Paying Back Debts In the immediate future, my goal is to pay off my debt and rebuild my savings. I owe Karen $2,218.19 CAD which she loaned me to complete...

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Updated on: 12/14/17After recently completing a one-year trip around the world, I sat down with my notes and tabulated a number of interesting statistics. In this one, I wanted to share a few of my highlights from 380 days on the road and visiting over 70 countries! Total money spent: Total days spent travelling around the world – 380 days Average money spent per day while travelling around the world – $59.67 CAD Total...

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Updated on: 11/28/18When planning my one year trip around the world, I predicted that I would spend the most money in the Middle East as well as Europe. After tabulating my spending breakdown for the entire year, I found out I was completely wrong! In this one I share my total expenses after travel hacking, volunteering, visiting friends, and spending money to explore this beautiful planet we call home. Pre-trip expenses • Gear...

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Updated on: 12/20/18Since founding Living the Dream we've been on two long-term trips and have had three staff members go off on year-plus journeys of their own around the world. Over that time you can say we've learned a thing or two about what is essential in preparing a long-term travel packing list. In the past we've all published our own personal vacation packing lists for our different journeys, but we want to go further than...

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