10 Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Trip to Japan

10 Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Trip to Japan

Preparing for any trip can be overwhelming, especially if you are traveling overseas for a long period of time. We have traveled to Japan countless number of times, so we've become pros at getting ready for our trip.  These are some tips on how to prepare for your trip to Japan.

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How We Found Good and Affordable Travel Insurance with World Nomads

How We Found Good and Affordable Travel Insurance with World Nomads

I will admit that I used to never purchase traveler's insurance. It's always an option when purchasing a ticket, but I never bought it. So what changed my views on finally caving into purchasing traveler's insurance? 

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How I Saved Over $4,500 on Travel with Southwest Airlines

How I Saved Over $4,500 on Travel with Southwest Airlines

Southwest is one one of my favorite airlines here in the US and I saved big over the last year with their Companion Pass. For those that don’t know what a Companion Pass is, it’s a pass that lets you choose one person to fly free with you every time you purchase or redeem points for a flight. So, since I almost always purchase 2 tickets (one for me and one for Ryan), it was a huge money saver!

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How to See the Northern Lights in Iceland - We Saw It Two Nights in a Row!

How to See the Northern Lights in Iceland - We Saw It Two Nights in a Row!

There were 3 things I wanted to do on this trip to Iceland: Visit the Solheimasandur plane crash, pet some Icelandic horses and see the Northern Lights. I'm happy to say that I was able to accomplish all three of these things and the Northern Lights were definitely high on my list!

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5 Things You May Not Know About Your Passport

5 Things You May Not Know About Your Passport

We've both had our passports before we could walk or talk and have never encountered any issues with them. Recently, a friend of ours was denied entry to her destination because her passport was going to expire. That's right, it wasn't expired, yet she wasn't allowed in the country. We had no idea that such rules existed in some countries. So we were curious to see if there were other rules out there that we weren't aware of.

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Download These FREE Apps Before Your Next Trip

Download These FREE Apps Before Your Next Trip

Last month, we upgraded our phones and decided it was time to start being stingy with our app downloads. We began deleting all the unnecessary apps that never got used or used only once. Here are the apps we decided to keep that especially come in handy when we are traveling. 

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Southwest Companion Pass - Fly Your Companion for FREE!

Southwest Companion Pass - Fly Your Companion for FREE!

If you travel within the US frequently with a companion, getting the Southwest Companion Pass is a must-have. I received the pass in July 2015 and it’s valid through December 2016. I have already saved well over $2,000 and will be saving more in 2016!

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How To Avoid The Worst Seat On Your Next Flight

How To Avoid The Worst Seat On Your Next Flight

I recently booked a last minute flight to Florida and to my surprise an exit seat was available. It crossed my mind that it was unusual that it wasn't already taken, but I figured it was just my lucky day! Oh, how I was so wrong. I made the mistake of not double checking with Seat Guru . 

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