My Five Acres & Adventure Yoga?
When you say the words downward dog I can’t help but start giggling…(You can’t see me but I’m doing it now)
I mean no disrespect. And I totally get its importance when it comes to mind, body, and soul. Now, being inspired to take my own mindful journeys I can totally get behind.
- How do you incorporate fitness and yoga into your travels? How do you prepare? Can you give us some tips?
- Share one of your favourite travel stories. How do these type of experiences change you as a person?
- What are your top 5 travel rules that you follow every time you travel and why?
2. Buy local. Whenever possible, stay in small family-owned hotels and eat in local restaurants. That way, more of your money goes into the pockets of the local and less goes into multi-national corporations.
My Five Acres & One HappyCow?
- What are your top 5 travel hacking tips and tricks?
- Pocket Earth app. We have had so many amazing adventures because of Pocket Earth. It’s an offline map app (for iPhone) that doesn’t need WiFi to work and uses your phone’s GPS chip to tell you where you are. Having this map in our pockets without
neededan internet connection means we can wander aimlessly in cities or on hiking trails without getting lost. It leaves us free to adventure wherever we want.
- Rome2Rio. This is always where we start our transportation planning. Plugin any two destinations and Rome2Rio will spit out all the various ways of making the journey, plus the approximate cost. It’s a great way to find out about unexpected ferry routes, trains and busses, and even ride-sharing.
- Booking.com It’s not exactly an unknown site, but I rely so heavily on Booking.com that I had to mention it. When looking for a hotel, I usually filter the results to show me everything rated 8.0 and above, plug in my price range and location, and then sift through the results. The Booking.com app also tells you how close a given hotel matches the type of hotel you normally book… a feature I love!
- HappyCow. We are vegans so we’re always looking for the best veg-friendly food in town. The HappyCow app lists and rates vegan and vegetarian restaurants and is always our starting point for finding food.
- FaceTime. Because we travel full-time, we often feel disconnected from our family and friends. I remember when we were kids, we would always fantasize about video phones! Now that they’re real, it’s a great way to feel close even though you’re far away.
- What are your top 5 travel things you must bring in your carry on, purse and/or satchel?
- iPhone. It’s the only thing I will never leave behind, whether I’m going out for five minutes of five months. We rarely have cell service but still use our phones as a travel camera, a map, a source of entertainment (music, podcasts, books) and a way to stay connected to the world. Now that you can use Apple Pay in so many countries, I can picture my phone taking place of my wallet, too.
- Earplugs. On any journey, earplugs are essential. I go a little crazy when I’m in a noisy environment, so whenever things get overwhelming, I stick in my earplugs for a few moment’s peace. They are also essential on the plane or bus to help me sleep, and sometimes necessary in a noisy hotel room. I’m not sure I’d be able to travel without earplugs.
- Travel pillow. There was a time when I thought travel pillows were only for wimps. But now that I have one (a Thermarest Compressible Pillow) it makes buses, planes, and trains so much more comfortable. When we get to our hotel, we pull out our travel pillows and throw them on the bed which makes it feel a little more like home.
- Handkerchief. We picked up a couple of 15-cent cloth handkerchiefs in India and they have become an essential part of our travel kit. We use them to dry our hands (instead of paper towels), wipe sweat on hot sticky days, soak up unexpected spills and, every once in a while, even to blow our noses.
- Bottle opener. If you want to be the most popular person at the hostel, a picnic, or a party, always carry a bottle opener. Mine doubles as a keychain, so I have it handy whenever beer needs to be opened!
- What is your most prized souvenir you brought back from abroad and what’s its story?
- Where are you off to next and what are hoping to experience, eat, see and/or learn?
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