Useful

We have compiled a couple of useful articles with many tips and tricks from which every traveler can benefit. How to rent a car? What not to forget at home? What are our travel essentials? What is better to avoid? Not to mention all the latest travel-related news.

Take a look below at the selection of our Useful articles!

Anniversay Besides the Obvious

The first year in the life of a blog: Besides the Obvious

Besides the Obvious is today one year old. All started as a joke. Anna began to write alone and she was taking pictures randomly without revealing the real purpose. She finally published her first article on November 18, 2019.  Exactly one year ago. Around one month later, at Christmas, she told me – as a …

Ferry stern

Naviera Armas goes bankrupt: bad news for travellers and locals

This is an article about the crisis of the passenger transport companies using the example of Naviera Armas, a famous Spanish ferry company. We have read on the journals this week that Naviera Armas, one of the giants of maritime transport, is going bankrupt. The rating agency Moody’s has lowered its rating from Caa2 to …

Toilet sign in Atacama Desert, Chile

How to prepare the perfect backpack and don’t miss anything (important)

This is an article about how to get ready for backpacking and not to forget anything you would need. First, mind that backpacking is synonym of adventure. The most enjoyable way to do that is without planning too much. To feel free on the go you must travel light. Less weight, more fun. Once we …

Where Joe Biden spent his honeymoon – Lake Balaton

As being Hungarian, always fills my heart with joy and pride when someone mentions my home country or when I can read some nice reviews from other travelers about their experiences in Hungary. Not to mention if they decide to visit Lake Balaton as well, besides the obvious choice of Budapest. The Lake where actually …

From Israel to Jordan

Tricks and solutions to deal with Car Rental Companies

This is an article about renting cars when travelling. Some people have asked us which company to choose to rent a car at any location. We have rented hundreds of cars in the last twenty years travelling around five continents. According to our experience, all car rental companies are same awful. The expensive ones are …

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Travel after Covid-19

Changes are coming. They have always been coming. What we need to see now is the scope that these will have, the future predictions that we can make with the data we have and the odds on our hands when planning next trips. If you are compulsive travellers like us, you will already be thinking …

The World beyond

The World Beyond

Yes, we are all part of it. From whichever angle of this beautiful planet you are reading this article now, you are in some way influenced by the current situation. Maybe less, maybe more, but it reaches all of us. Suddenly we face the same reality, suddenly we are united more than ever regardless the …

Tibidabo Besides the Obvious

10 things you should never do as a visitor in Barcelona

Every time I see a tourist behaving naifly I get pain in my heart. Some years ago, I was not aware about how a good experience could be ruined in my city. Barcelona is amazing, all of us we are fully proud of our city and I honestly think that is one of the best …

Warsaw Besides the Obvious

About the ‘shiny’ expat life

And its stages. When I was a kid and my parents were traveling abroad without me and my brother, and when they came back home and told us all the stories from their trip and brought us Toblerone (!) that was not available in Hungary then (I’m talking about the years before 1989), and they …