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Travel Gift Guide 2023

Perfect gifts for the traveler in your life! This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I receive a small commission for qualifying purchases (thank you!).

What to Pack for the Balkans in Autumn? My Best Picks

What to pack, what to pack, what to pack? As packing the right things can make or break a trip, I thought that I’d share the items that I used most often on my nearly three-month trip to the Balkans (September, October, November). Autumn is a perfect time to head to the Balkans, with fewer crowds and lovely weather, but you might be surprised by what you'll need. I share what I found specifically useful in different locations, and also an item that I wish I’d brought with me. This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
Hvar, Croatia, as seen from the water

PSA: Croatia Joins the Schengen Zone and Adopts Euro January 2023—What It Means For You

Starting 1 January 2023, Croatia will adopt the Euro currency and join the Schengen Zone. The latter in particular has important implications for long-term travel for those living outside the Schengen Zone. Helpful information to help you plan for your Croatia travel after 1 January 2023. This is meant as a PSA and not as a replacement for trusted government sources.

Global Entry: Apply Now, Breeze Through Customs Later

If you don’t already have Global Entry, it will change your traveling life. Your days of waiting in long lines at US Customs or going through long security lines are over. The application process can take a long time these days, so apply now and you’ll be set when it’s wheels up. Here's what you need to know to apply today. Already have Global Entry? I know you love it—let us know how much and share any tips in the comments! This post may contain an affiliate link, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
I could afford to travel to Portugal with travel rewards from my Venture Card

How I Afford to Travel: Money & Miles

How do people afford to travel? Want to go one of those vacations like you see on Instagram but you don’t have thousands stashed in the bank? Never ye fret. With a combination of an easy savings plan and taking advantage of travel rewards cards (and once in a blue moon letting myself get bumped), I can afford to travel far and wide without breaking my budget, and you can, too. Special offer included below!