Ask a Digital Nomad: 10 Questions with Casey

The most common question posed to us throughout Instagram and this blog is pretty straightforward. “How do you afford to do this?” It’s a very fair question, and no our parents did not give us money for this trip (although, Mom feel free to send us some!). As mentioned in previous posts, we definitely had to save up for this, but we’ve also had money coming in while we travel.

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How America is #winning

If you missed yesterday’s post about how Europe is #winning, you can read that here.

Showers

It’s hard for me to describe in words just how lucky we are to live in America where showers function the way they do. Showers are no doubt my favorite part of the day. Some days I take two or three and they all last at least 15 minutes. It’s time to chill out, sing, dance, think, whatever. In Europe it is totally the opposite.

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Casey’s Top 10: European Transportation (Part 2 of 2)

If you missed part one, check it out here. Continuing along…

5. Metro –

Now we’re getting into the list of modes of transportation that don’t necessarily suck. I’d put city metro systems right in the middle of the pack. To clarify: I’m defining ‘metro systems’ as inner-city public transportation systems (subway, buses, trams, etc.) They are typically convenient enough to get you around the city, but schedules have been confusing and the payment systems are nuts. For instance, in Sicily you have to go find a tobacco store to buy your bus ticket from and then go find the bus station. Whacky.

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Casey’s Top 10: European Transportation (Part 1 of 2)

So far we have taken planes, trains, metro, buses, car rentals, taxis, ferries, four wheelers, bikes and walked around the cities we have visited. One thing that most people tend to agree with is that the act of traveling generally sucks and is the worst part of doing a long term trip like this. Going into this trip, Meghan and I really didn’t know what to expect in terms of transportation (which would be the most expensive, the most convenient,etc), so in this series I’m going to break it down by which modes of transportation suck the most and which ones sucked the least. Ranked 10 (suckiest) to 1 (least suckiest).

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Casey’s Recap of Loulé, Portugal: A Two Part Series (Part Two)

If you missed part one, you can read it here.

Part two: 

Charades –

So before I get into the latter half of the Loulé story, let me set the stage for you again: We’re legit in the middle of nowhere, no transportation, staying with a French couple, who speak basically no English, and their fifteen-year-old daughter who interpreted as best she could when she was there.

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Deep thoughts by Casey: Lisboa

The Olympics are a joke

When we started making our itinerary a couple of months ago I was incredibly excited that we were going to be in Spain/Portugal during the Olympics. I’ve always heard of how passionate they are about sports, and since we were in Portugal while their national team was playing football (soccer), I figured it would be a blast. I kid you not, the bars were playing VH1 90’s flashback concerts of Three Doors Down instead of the game. Admittedly, Three Doors Down is a pretty incredible band, but this blew me away.

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