Subscription box services are all the rage right now. There are boxes for cosmetics, cooking, craft beer, doomsday preppers. I admit that I’ve been intrigued by all of them. But, the most practical for my purposes — the one that really caught my eye — was Cairn (as this seems […]

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I overnight in up to 20 different hotel rooms each month. So I’ve become something of an expert in “hotel stay-ology”. (That’s a real degree. University of Phoenix confirmed it.) According to a prominent study that I just made up for this post, we know travelers (want to) spend up […]

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I hear the word “disruptive” bandied about these days in reference to new (or supposedly new) gadgets and gear that manufacturers think will somehow revolutionize whatever industry they happen to be in. A lot of these PR pitches find their way into my inbox … and subsequently into my ever-expanding […]

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When Kel and I started planning our huge cross-country road trip for 2018, we started pondering the best way to safeguard our valuables in the truck. We’ll be traveling with plenty of gear (especially electronics like laptops, digital cameras, smartphones, our passports, and the like). Obviously, keeping everything in the […]

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Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Surely one of the reasons we get off the couch and head abroad is because we have questions that must be answered. Or, at the very least the desire to find new things to ask questions about. If you ask the right questions on […]

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Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Most modern smartphones take great photos. If your phone was manufactured in the last two years, chances are that you can forget having to pack a separate point-and-shoot digital camera for your next trip. Pixter Lens Review But having more shooting options is never […]

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Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Considered an integral part of the transaction process in many parts of the world, haggling often throws those of us from lands of fixed prices off-kilter. We walk away from market stands with sweat on our brow, festering feelings of frustration, and vows of […]

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Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Long-haul flights are the worst. If you’re on a 10-hour flight, cramped up with legroom that even a dog couldn’t fit in, food that is only fit for a prison cafeteria, in seats that I can only imagine are filled with more germs than […]

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Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Compression socks are for diabetics and old people. That was my rather ignorant belief for the last decade. And it’s not entirely inaccurate. But, when a few travel friends reported cases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after long-haul flights, I began to understand the […]

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Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. This year, my boyfriend and I took the dog, the cat, and walked away from our home and our jobs. We moved into a tiny Rialta RV, relinquished our possessions, and gave up many of our luxuries. In exchange, we opted for a life […]

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