Bolesławiec, Poland Pottery Shopping

BolesÅ‚awiec, Poland – The Polish Pottery Town

After leaving the picturesque German city of Cottbus we crossed the Polish border to check out BolesÅ‚awiec, Poland – The Polish Pottery Town. Getting to BolesÅ‚awiec, Poland – The Polish Pottery Town The easiest way to see Polish pottery in Boleslawiec is by taking a day trip tour from Wroclaw, Poland. It makes a perfect 6-hour day trip. But we …

Port Tasting and Wine Tasting in the Douro Valley Portugal

Port tasting and wine tasting in the Douro Valley of Portugal is a must-do day trip out of Porto Portugal. And it’s definitely an affordable luxury travel experience! Porto Portugal Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do We’ve done unique wine tastings all over the world. There’s nothing better than getting out to vineyards and tasting wine with the people …

Bansko Bulgaria as an Affordable Luxury Travel Destination

Bansko Bulgaria is a stunningly gorgeous affordable luxury slow travel destination. Nestled at the base of Pirin mountains, Bansko is a ski town that reminds us very much of Aspen…but more pristine! And everything in Bansko is affordable. We paid around 200 euro for a month’s rent in an affordable luxury apartment. We ate in luxury restaurants for a fraction …

3 Reasons Why Bansko Bulgaria is an Emerging Digital Nomad Hub

Bansko Bulgaria is an emerging digital nomad hub. We first heard about Bansko Bulgaria when we were in the most famous digital nomad hub in the world: Chiang Mai Thailand. Other digital nomads we met in Da Nang Vietnam also mentioned Bansko Bulgaria as a place that digital nomads ought to check out. We are pretty seasoned travelers and have …

Bus From Plovdiv to Bansko Bulgaria

The bus from Plovdiv to Bansko Bulgaria is cheap, easy and comfortable. Especially when it’s a van! After spending a few days exploring Plovdiv we decided to make our way to Bansko Bulgaria which is an emerging digital nomad hub. There is sort of an option to take a bus plus narrow gauge train on this route but by far …

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Plovdiv Bulgaria for Affordable Luxury – And the Plovdiv Free Walking Tour

Plovdiv Bulgaria is a charming city that should definitely be on your must-visit list in Bulgaria. And the Plovdiv Free Walking tour is a must-do! In fact, it’s our favorite city in Bulgaria for exploring the fascinating history of Bulgaria’s various eras! Why Visit Plovdiv Bulgaria Plovdiv is the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe. Or so they say! And …

Bulgarian Train Service

The Bulgarian Rail Network The Bulgarian train network spans over 4000 km and connects all of the major cities and towns in Bulgaria. The main rail hub is Sofia. From Sofia there are international connections to Serbia, Greece, Romania and Turkey. International service to Turkey is also available from Plovdiv. The national railway company is the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ). Bulgarian trains …

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Varna Bulgaria as an Affordable Luxury Travel Vacation Destination

What to do in Varna Bulgaria as an affordable luxury travel vacation destination: Enjoy the wide, beautiful and well-served Varna beach. Explore the ancient history of Varna. Walk Varna’s beach-side Sea Garden Park (aka Primorski Park). Dine in the Varna pedestrian zone or at the many beach-side restaurants. Varna Bulgaria for an Affordable Luxury Beach Vacation Varna Bulgaria is a …

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Amazon Private Label FBA: Things You Should Know Before You Start

If you are interested in becoming an Amazon Private Label (PL) FBA seller there are things you should know before you start. Online gurus will sell you the dream that Amazon PL is a great way to get rich quick and have a passive income for a $500 investment. The reality is that you can make a lot of money …

Choosing Between World Nomads or SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance For Americans – and Others

For us, choosing travel medical insurance came down to choosing between World Nomads or SafetyWing. Here is our Guide to Travel Health Insurance for Americans (and Other Nationalities Too!) Here is our analysis of World Nomads travel medical insurance. Here is our analysis of SafetyWing travel medical insurance. Our First Choice Is SafetyWing After comparing costs and coverage of World …

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World Nomads Travel Medical Insurance For Americans – and Others

World Nomads Travel Medical Insurance When we looked at travel medical insurance as Americans World Nomads came up over and over again. Click here for our guide on understanding the difference between health insurance and travel medical insurance – and why you need both. After looking at both World Nomads and SafetyWing we bought a World Nomads policy. Click here …

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Keto Travel Snacks

Keto travel snacks are a critical part of staying on a travel keto diet. You can always pack sliced avocado, vegetables, boiled eggs, travel packages of tuna or cooked meat as keto travel snacks. But those snacks can smell strongly and won’t last forever if you forget about them in your luggage for a week! You can also get crossways …

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Breakfast on A Travel Keto Diet

Breakfast on a travel keto diet is a critical part of a keto travel diet. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Bulletproof Tea One of the most important aspects of the keto diet is to train your body to burn fat instead of sugar and carbs. This means getting good fats into your body at …

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A Travel Keto Diet Kitchen

Having a travel keto diet kitchen makes eating a keto diet while traveling much easier! Especially for snacks and desserts. Cooking in a Travel Keto Diet Kitchen Before we started eating a keto diet Lisa and I rarely cooked at home. She was a traveling consultant most of her life living in hotel rooms, so cooking was never a big …

How to Make Money While Traveling…or From Home!

How to make money while traveling or from home? That’s the question every would-be digital nomad or full time traveler wants answered. We can help! We knew that if affordable luxury full time travel was going to be our forever-life we needed to offset our expenses with active income. It’s one of our 5 Tips For How You Can Become …

Sunny Beach Bulgaria as an Affordable Luxury Travel Vacation

Why Sunny Beach Bulgaria as an Affordable Luxury Travel Destination? The beach, asphalt boardwalk and swimming pools are wonderful. Take a taste of the party scene. There are plenty of affordable luxury accomodations. It has a few excellent but affordable upscale restaurants. Sunny Beach Bulgaria is the perfect base for a day (or two!) exploring the nearby ancient city and …

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How to Take the Bus Between Burgas and Sunny Beach Bulgaria

Our plan was to take the bus between Burgas Bulgaria and Sunny Beach Bulgaria. But we had a VERY hard time finding information about it. During our affordable luxury time in Burgas Bulgaria we tried to book bus tickets online. But the various online bus ticket agencies we tried kept erroring out. We couldn’t even find the bus schedule between …

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What to Do in Burgas Bulgaria for Affordable Luxury Travel

What to do in Burgas Bulgaria for Affordable Luxury Travel: Explore Sea Garden Park Lounge on the Beach in Burgas Explore the Urban Side of Burgas on Bogoridi Blvd. Enjoy Amazing Bulgarian Food Burgas Bulgaria is a hybrid between a beach town and a small European city. So you can enjoy a mix of beach and water as well as …

3 Questions You Need to Ask to Avoid an AirBnB Eviction

Asking 3 simple questions will help you avoid the ultimate AirBnB guest problem: being evicted because homestays are not allowed in that apartment. Our AirBnB Eviction Story As full time affordable luxury travelers we try to avoid using homestay services like AirBnB. We save a lot of money and are able to afford much nicer lodging by finding short-term stay …

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The Best Long Term Travel Bag

The best long term travel bag, the best travel backpack and the best digital nomad bag are the same item. It’s the Osprey convertible roller-backpack! Requirements for a Long Term Travel Bag As full time digital nomad travelers we are all too familiar the requirements for a long term travel bag. It needs to: Work in any situation – sometimes …

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AirAsia Hot Seats Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur

Our AirAsia Hot Seats flight experience from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur demonstrates the value proposition of the AirAsia Hot Seat. Part 1: How Thai Visa Waivers got us to Kuala Lumpur – Click HerePart 2: AirAsia experience Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur.  This Post.Part 3: What to Do in Kuala Lumpur for 48 Hours – Click HerePart 4: AirAsia …

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Things to do in Kuala Lumpur for Affordable Luxury and Keto Diet in Malaysia

Things to do on a quick trip to Kuala Lumpur? Visit the Batu Caves and Petronas Towers. Have a lot of fun dining out on keto diet Malaysian keto diet meals in Bukit Bintang. Use Grab instead of public transport! Part 1: How Thai Visa Waivers Got us to Kuala Lumpur – Click HerePart 2: AirAsia Hot Seats experience Chiang …

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What to do in Sozopol Bulgaria for Affordable Luxury Travel

Here is what you should do in Sozopol Bulgaria for Affordable Luxury: Lay on the beach Swim in the ocean Explore the old town Enjoy amazing Bulgarian food with amazing views. Why Go to Sozopol Bulgaria? The entire time we were in Sozopol we kept thinking: this place is like a beach town in Greece…but cleaner and cheaper! Affordable luxury! …

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2 Options to Renew Thai Visa Waivers

Part 1: How Thai Visa Waivers got us to Kuala Lumpur – This PostPart 2: AirAsia Hot Seat Experience Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur – Click HerePart 3: What to do in Kuala Lumpur for 48 Hours- Click HerePart 4: Air Asia Hot Seats Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Mai – Click Here The Importance of a Thai Visa Waiver The …

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Long Term Travel Packing List

Living a life of full time upscale travel means having a long term travel packing list. Deciding to permanently live out of a 22-inch Osprey Ozone Convertible Wheeled carry-on – which we consider to be the best long term travel bag -comes with certain wardrobe consequences and requirements. It means accepting that clothes will be worn and re-worn and re-re-worn. And …

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Day Trip to the Black Madonna of Częstochowa

We took a day trip from Krakow where we were spending three days to see the Black Madonna of CzÄ™stochowa (aka the Black Madonna of Poland). The Black Madonna of Czestochowa is Poland’s holiest and most important relic. This icon of the Virgin Mary with darkened skin and two scars on her face has a long history and is said …

What to Do in Krakow, Poland for Three Days

What to do in Krakow, Poland for three days? Be a tourist! Krakow is a beautiful city but has a dark past. So to see the amazing you have to hang out in the Market Square. And see the Wawel Castle and Corpus Christi Basilica. But you also have to take in the horrors of the 1930s and early 1940s …

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Day Trip to Opole, Poland

After two days in Wroclaw, Poland we took a day trip to Opole, Poland on our way to Krakow. With a long history dating back to the 8th century, Opole is one of the oldest cities in Poland. So we thought we would check it out over lunch. _________________________________________________________ Check out the Saucey Chic line of clear purses that Lisa …

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What to Do in Wrocław, Poland For Two Days

We arrived in Wroclaw, Poland for two days after leaving Cottbus, Germany in the morning and stopping for lunch and shopping in BolesÅ‚awiec, Poland The Polish Pottery Town Our plans were pretty simple: enjoy this quaint little Polish city. Where to Stay in Wroclaw Poland for Two Days There are tons of hotels and homestays to choose from in Wroclaw. …

What to do in Cottbus Germany for One Day

What to Do in Cottbus, Germany for a Day

After spending two days in Berlin eating sausage, drinking German beer and seeing the sights it was time to head to Cottbus, Germany for a day! Our goal was to break up the drive between Berlin and Wroclaw, Poland by stopping in a quaint little German town for the night. Cottbus, Germany Cottbus is a university town and the second-largest …

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What to Do in Berlin, Germany for Two Days

What to do in Berlin, Germany for two days? German beer, Brandenburg Gate, The Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and…a dentist…twice! Berlin was the first stop in a plan Lisa laid out to spend 2 weeks exploring Germany and Poland with her parents. We arrived in Berlin Germany on a Lufthansa Business class flight from Philadelphia via Frankfurt. We took a taxi …

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3 Easy Ways to Find Penang Expats and Penang Digital Nomads

Life as a Penang expat or Penang digital nomad can be awesome. When we talk to digital nomads and others who have spent a significant amount of time in Penang, Malaysia the same issue comes up over and over: it’s hard to find other Penang expats and Penang digital nomads. So we want to share what we consider to be …

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Lufthansa Business Class Philadelphia-Frankfurt-Berlin

After two weeks skipping across the USA to visit and spend time with friends and family, it was time for our Lufthansa Business Class flight from Philadelphia to Frankfurt connecting to Berlin. And we were SUPER excited to have Lisa’s parents Jake and Marlene in tow! Thanks to our cheap business class fare hacks we would fly to Berlin in …

Exploring Germany and Poland

Exploring Germany and Poland with Lisa’s Parents – The Plan and Launch

After two weeks skipping across the USA to visit and spend time with friends and family, it was time to move our digital nomad lifestyle to Europe. And we were SUPER excited to have Lisa’s parents Jake and Marlene in tow! The Plan for Exploring Germany and Poland Jake’s ancestry is German. Marlene’s is Polish. So when Lisa proposed taking …

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Two Weeks Transiting the US from Asia to Europe: Stop 4 Hershey, Pennsylvania

After five glorious months as digital nomads in southeast Asia and Australia we spent two weeks transiting the US from Asia to Europe. We landed in Los Angeles from a pretty awesome but also kind of weird Hong Kong Airlines business class flight from Hong Kong. Then we spent a few days in LA hanging out with a Hollywood actor. From …

Two Weeks Transiting the US from Asia to Europe: Stop 2 Boulder, Colorado

After five glorious months as digital nomads in southeast Asia and Australia we spent two weeks transiting the US from Asia to Europe. We landed in Los Angeles from a pretty awesome but also kind of weird Hong Kong Airlines business class flight from Hong Kong. Then we spent a few days in LA hanging out with a Hollywood actor. From …

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Two Weeks Transiting the US from Asia to Europe: Stop 1 – Los Angeles, California

After five glorious months as digital nomads in southeast Asia and Australia we spent two weeks transiting the US from Asia to Europe. We loved our time in Asia and Australia. Especially Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Tazmania, Penang and Hua Hin. Even relative disappointments like Hanoi were still amazing experiences! But rainy season was coming to southeast Asia…and in any …

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Hong Kong Airlines Business Class Hong Kong to Los Angeles

We flew Hong Kong Airlines Business Class Hong Kong to Los Angeles as part of our $585 business class fare from LA to many Asian cities. Wondering how we find cheap business class flights? Check out our Cheap Business Class Fare Guides: How To Use Google Flights to Find Cheap Business Class Flights (And Cheap Economy Flights Too!) Passive Ways …

What to Do in the Sukhumvit Area of Bangkok for 2 Days of Affordable Luxury Travel

What to do in the Bangkok for 2 days of affordable Luxury Travel? Shop in the amazing malls. Get a massage. Explore Sukhumvit by day and again by night. Enjoy Bangkok street food and street bars. Eat some amazing food in affordable gourmet restaurants. Here’s what we did in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok for 48 hours. Arriving in Bangkok …

Hua Hin Thailand

What to do in Hua Hin Thailand for Affordable Luxury Travel

What to do in Hua Hin for affordable luxury travel? Lay by the pool. Lay by the beach. Swim. Stick to our travel keto diet in Hua Hin. Get a massage. And, of course, visit a dentist. Where and What is Hua Hin Thailand? Hua Hin is a beach town about 200 km (120 miles) southwest of Bangkok. The drive …

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Fort Cornwallis Penang

We went to Penang, Malaysia for slow travel so we could focus on our businesses. But we did take the time to see some must-do sites in Penang including Penang Hill and Penang Hill Funicular, Batu Ferringhi beach and Fort Cornwallis. In terms of an awesome investment of time, two out of three ain’t bad! This post is about Fort …

Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi Penang: Bora Bora Beach Bar and Ferringhi Garden Restaurant

We went to Penang, Malaysia for slow travel so we could focus on our businesses. But we did take the time to see some must-do sites in Penang including Penang Hill and Penang Hill Funicular, Batu Ferringhi beach and Fort Cornwallis. In terms of an awesome investment of time, two out of three ain’t bad! This post is about Batu …

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AirAsia Premium Flex Penang to Bangkok (DMK)

Using AirAsia Premium Flex to fly from Penang to Bangkok demonstrated once again that AirAsia provides a solid, reliable and affordable way to hop around southeast Asia. And they add a touch of affordable luxury travel to each flight. Vietnam Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Penang Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do We had previously flown AirAsia …

Priority Pass Lounge Penang

Priority Pass Lounge Penang International Terminal

The Penang Priority Pass Lounge in the Penang International Terminal is the Plaza Premium Lounge. This lounge is a bit dark, small and cramped. But has a variety of fresh-prepared dishes and beverages. What is Priority Pass Priority Pass provides airport lounge access to over 1200 lounges in 143 countries. It’s the largest independent airport lounge access program in the …

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Review of AirAsia Premium Flex Singapore to Penang

We once again took advantage of AirAsia Premium Flex to fly from Singapore to Penang, Malaysia. The one-way all-in cost was just under $100 US per person. AirAsia Hot Seats and AirAsia Premium Flex add a touch of affordable luxury travel to every flight! Penang Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Singapore Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do …

What to Do in Singapore for 48 Hours

What to Do in Singapore for 48 Hours

We have visited Singapore many times. So when we arrived this time we knew exactly what to do in Singapore for 48 hours: food, shopping and Marina Bay! Spending a couple days in Singapore was the crowning jewel of a month of fast travel across Indonesia and Australia before we settled down in Penang, Malaysia. We arrived on a British …

VIP Green Bus Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

VIP Green Bus Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

The VIP Green Bus is the affordable luxury travel way to go from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Chiang Mai Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Chiang Rai Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Plane, Bike or VIP Green Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai? It’s about 125 miles (200 kilometers) from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. …

British Airways Sydney to Singapore

British Airways Business Class Sydney to Singapore

We flew British Airways business class from Sydney to Singapore as part of our repositioning from Hobart to Penang, Malaysia. British Airways Business Class and Award Tickets Are Substandard Like many experienced frequent business class travelers, we typically try to avoid flying British Airways business class. British Airways is in desperate need of a redesign and refresh of their wide …

What to do in Melbourne for four days

Hobart, Tasmania and The Museum of Old and New Art – MONA

Hobart and MONA are becoming synonymous. No trip to Hobart Australia is complete without a visit to the Museum of Old and New Art! Tasmania is the land under down under…here’s what we would do in Hobart, Tasmania for three days of affordable luxury travel. Day 1: Exploring Hobart and MONA – The Museum of Old and New Art *THIS …

Affordable Luxury Travel Wine Tasting In Tasmania

Wine tasting in Tasmania is an interesting and fun day trip out of Hobart. Tasmania Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do We’ve done wine tours/tastings all over the world, including in the Yarra Valley near Melbourne the week before we tasted in Tasmania. We were excited to tour and taste in Tasmania because the winemakers in the Yarra had …

Virgin Australian Melbourne to Hobart Economy X

Virgin Australia Economy X from Melbourne to Hobart Tasmania

After an amazing time in Melbourne, it was time to catch our Virgin Australia flight from Melbourne to Hobart in Economy X class. Lisa designed these clear backpacks. Perfect for travel, work, going to the stadium on gameday or school! Virgin Australia Economy X Virgin Australia’s Economy X is an upgrade from a standard Economy seat. It gives you added …

We Are Moving to Penang, Malaysia…For a Bit…

After five weeks of fast travel, we are soooo ready for some slow travel again. So we are moving to Penang, Malaysia. We loved slow travel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Then some more slow travel in Da Nang, Vietnam. But we were getting antsy so decided to spend some time doing fast travel in Bali and Australia. And it has …

How to Watch American TV While Traveling

For me, figuring out how to watch American TV while traveling was an absolute requirement for the digital nomad lifestyle. I love great TV. Whether it’s Sci Fi like Dr. Who, The Orville or Westworld or dramas like Game of Thrones, Man in the High Castle or Outlander or comedies like Catastrophe, The Good Place or It’s Always Sunny in …

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A Typical Digital Nomad Day in Chiang Mai

One of the most-asked questions we get from folks both at home and that we meet along the way in our adventure is: ‘So what is a typical digital nomad day…what does it look like?’ Well, here in Chiang Mai it looks a lot like our days before we became digital nomads: we work, we eat, we sleep, we travel …