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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.

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How to save money on travel

How to save money on travel – 40 tips & tricks

In this article you will find a top 40 tips and tricks list about how to save money on travel by categories: planning, flying, accommodations, eating, transports and at your destination. Planning 1. Decide what you plan Not to have a plan could be the best plan. You can decide on that. But make a …

travel trends 2021

Travel Trends 2021

In this article, we will speak about the ultimate travel trends 2021 of this pandemic time we face. Coronavirus has changed many things in our daily life. Speaking about travelling there are still and, there will be for a while, some limitations, restrictions and bans that may keep many travellers waiting for better occasions. It …

Our top 20 places in 2020 – how & to where we were able to travel during the year of Covid-19…

2020 was not the year of traveling. Neither for us. We, who usually take every occasion to travel, whose everyday life looks like continuously checking options, calendars, travel deals, flight schedules, we also found ourselves in a new reality. The old days were gone, when ever we had free time, we just went to explore, …

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 …

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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 prepare the backpack 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 could …

From Israel to Jordan

Tips to rent cars and deal with Car Rental Companies

This is an article about tips to rent 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 …

travel covid Besides the Obvious

Viajar después del Covid-19

Vienen cambios. Siempre han ido viniendo. Lo que hace falta ver ahora es el alcance que estos van a tener para viajar después del Covid-19, las previsiones de futuro que podemos hacer con los datos que contamos y las posibilidades que tenemos a la hora de planificar nuestros siguientes viajes. Si sois como nosotros, viajeros …

travel covid Besides the Obvious

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 to travel after Covid-19, the future predictions that we can make with the data we have and the odds on our hands when planning next trips. You can read here more thoughts about the …

The World beyond

El mundo más allá

Sí, todos formamos parte de esto. Desde cualquiera que sea el rincón de este hermoso planeta donde estéis leyendo ahora este artículo, la situación actual influye de alguna manera. A algunos menos, a otros quizás más, pero nos alcanza a todos. De repente nos enfrentamos a la misma realidad, de repente estamos unidos más que …

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 dolog, amit turistaként jobb elkerülni Barcelonában

Minden egyes alkalommal, amikor megpillantok egy naív turistát a városban, összeszorul a szívem. Pár évvel ezelőttig magam sem voltam tisztában vele, hogy mennyi lehetséges problémával és zaklatással kell szembenéznie a Barcelonába érkező turistáknak. Félreértés ne essék, Barcelona egy csodálatos város, és a helyiek nagyon büszkék is rá, illetve személy szerint én is úgy gondolom, hogy …

Warsaw Besides the Obvious

It’s the final countdown

How to spend your last days in a country that you’re about to leave for good? I was writing down my thoughts 7 months ago… when I actually moved out from Warsaw and change my address for sunny Barcelona. It might be (or not) useful for someone who is going through the same one day. …

Barcelona Besides the obvious

The last good-bye?

We’ll meet again for sure! Or just simply not… and it’s fine too! A last good-bye. I’m already after many last meetings, last coffees, farewell parties, last hugs… repeating the same last conversation for hundred times… And then the last hug and the last sentence: ‘All the very best & good luck in your new …

Varsòvia Besides the Obvious

What I’ll really miss from Warsaw

Kind of a personal Warsaw to-do-list, if you are visiting the city! I loved biking here, the riverbank and the bike ride along the river especially from Most Gdanski till Cud nad Wisla, I made this trip uncountable times and having very nice memories, especially from summertime, which is actually really nice in Warsaw. Kind …

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