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Is It Possible to Travel Norway on a Budget?

HIking Pulpit Rock

The response from our most recent post, 35 Photos of Norway That Will Make You Want to Pack Now, was overwhelmingly cohesive. Basically you all said: “Yep-Norway is absolutely stunning. I’d love to go. Too bad it is way out of my travel budget.”     It’s true. Norway is one of the most expensive […]




How We Save Thousands of Dollars on Airfare (And You Can Too)

by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL || via Flickr

We haven’t always been savvy on how to save money on airfare. In fact, it took traveling to 21 countries for us to realize that maybe it was time to open up frequent flier accounts. Yikes. Luckily for our bank accounts, this past year saw us investing some time and energy into learning how to […]




Come With Us To Costa Rica!

Welcome to Los Angeles Sur Costa Rica

  Welcome To Costa Rica!   Or, a bit more specifically, welcome to Los Angeles Sur. Nestled in the mountains and cloud forests of central Costa Rica, this is our ultra-temporary home for about three weeks before we get into the whitewater rafting, horseback riding and nature tours galore.   If you follow us on […]




Finding Quality Accommodation at Budget Prices: La Pousada de Mong-Ha

Pousada de Mong-Ha Lobby and Reception

While ambling hand-in-hand through the streets of Macau, we often imagined ourselves roaming the piazzas of Southern Portugal instead.  Again and again one of us would make a little comment on the pastel-colored houses, the cobblestone-laden alleyways or the streets bearing Portuguese names. In these moments it was as though we would close our eyes […]




Lantau Island’s Big Buddha: Is It Worth It?

Tian Tan Buddha Lantau Island Hong Kong

Lantau Island’s Big Buddha—Is it worth it?   Tian Tan Buddha, or simply the Big Buddha, is one of the world’s largest Buddhas as well as a popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong. Serenely nestled on the hills of Lantau Island, it also takes a bit of a time commitment and varying amounts of dough (not […]




Shopping at Wufenpu in Taipei: What’s the Deal?

Clothes Rack Wufungpu Taipei Taiwan

I get ridiculously proud of myself when I score a good deal shopping. I know I shouldn’t be telling everyone that my designer dress was actually on super-clearance due to a defect in the zipper, but I can’t help it. If I bought that $80 dress for a whopping ten bucks, you can bet I’m […]




Manila Horse Carriage Haggling: What Would You Have Done?

Romantic Frolic

You know you’re in tourist country—or at least somewhere trying to be—when there are horse carriages on every block ready to sweep you away on a romantic frolic around town. Manila, Philippines is no exception, and I would estimate that the horse carriage to tourist ratio is probably somewhere close to 5:1.  You can probably […]




Manila: Dos and Don’ts for a Successful 48 Hours

Casa Nicarosa

It took a lot of time to revamp our blog. Seriously, it was an all-consuming-of-any-second-of-free-time sort of thing. But more importantly it meant we never had the chance to post about our Manila weekend getaway we took a few weeks ago. So get cozy, relax and let us take you back. A few months ago […]