Practical Stuff

Are you curious about what it’s like to travel full-time, how much it costs, or which apps and services we rely on? This page will link you to posts that answer questions just like these.

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Wind and Whim’s 2020 Travel Costs – Europe

What can I say about the year we just had? No words can adequately express the sorrow of the almost two million lives lost, the lingering health impacts suffered by ...
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10 Things Airbnb Hosts Can Do Better

A rental from Airbnb gives you more than a hotel room for less money. What’s not to love? Steve and I are currently in our twenty-fifth Airbnb rental since beginning ...
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Wind and Whim’s 2019 Travel Costs – Latin America

With our second year of full-time travel under our belts, it is time for a recap. This post details our Latin America travel costs from February through November of 2019 ...
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Wind and Whim’s 2018 Travel Costs – Europe

You may be wondering what it costs to travel the world full-time. I think you will be surprised to learn that it can be less costly than you think. When ...
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Oops! Did We Do That? Our Biggest Travel Mistakes

Many years ago I was picking out pastries in a bakery in Paris with my older daughter Stephanie.  When the clerk pointed to a pastry I confidently replied “por favor” ...
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Travelers’ Little Helpers: Our Favorite Services and Apps

There are many helpful services and apps that are making travel easier and more affordable than ever. Although we aren’t getting paid (yet) to publicize them, we want to share ...
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Lessons From Airbnb

In this post I will share some of our Airbnb experiences and the lessons we learned from them. If you are in a hurry you can scroll to the last ...
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