We fell in love with sailing last year when we learnt to be Competent Crew while sailing around the Langkawi islands in Malaysia. We were captivated by the tranquility of life at sea; the freedom of being able to stop anywhere—a beach for lunch and a swim, a hidden cove for the night; and the beauty of sailing into sunsets and under the stars. We knew we wanted to sail more so we’re excited to announce that this summer we’ll be sailing the Amalfi Coast in Italy with Intersailclub!
The huge Trail Wallet 3.0 update was only released two months ago but we already have some more Trail Wallet goodness for you! Trail Wallet 3.1 is the latest version of our travel expense tracking app; it introduces tags and an adjusted budget which tells you exactly how much you have left to spend.
In five years of full time travel we’ve never seen dolphins or whales—somehow we always miss the right time of year or just get unlucky. It’s been on our bucket list for a long time and we hoped that our luck would change in Puerto Escondido, a beach town on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, where we’re living for a month. It’s whale season, but despite reports of others seeing whales and swimming with dozens of dolphins, we went out on a boat trip with low expectations—our past experience had taught us that much.
If we stay anywhere for at least a week we’ll try to rent an apartment—it’s how we feel at home without ever having a home. This is the fourth year of our series about how we find apartments as we travel. Last year we found some wonderful places without the struggles we’d had in previous years, and I asked whether we were just lucky or whether we were getting better at the search. This year was another good year, and although I think our experience helps, holiday rentals are becoming more common, and sites like Airbnb are making it much easier to find apartments in advance, without having to turn up and put in the leg work.