Big Money Savers for Hawaii

Traveling around the Hawaiian Islands can be really expensive. When most people from the US mainland visit the fiftyest state, they experience a shock on their first grocery store visit. It is estimated that – in general – things cost about 30% more on Hawaii than they do on the mainland. Shipping the food over the ocean…

Workaway, HelpX, WWOOF – Safe money and become a local!

Workaway is an international organization and hospitality service that enable travellers willing to work as volunteers to contact hosts (who can be individuals, families or groups) wanting help with their projects or activities. Volunteers or ‘Workawayers’, are expected to contribute a pre-agreed amount of time per day in exchange for lodging and food provided by their…

How to avoid your vehicle being broken into on Hawaii.

Unfortunately, Hawaii has a big Crystal Meth Problem and due to that, the number of rental car break-ins on all of the islands in Hawaii is actually pretty high. Other helpers we´ve met during our workaway on the Big Island got all their luggage stolen on O´ahu. When we went to Maui for a week,…

StampTravel – The Tripadvisor for backpackers

A few days ago, someone contacted me through Instagram and told me about StampTravel. So far I wasn´t really convinced of the references on Tripadvisor. You can only find the main tourist attractions/restaurants and not the out of the box bars and secret places or local spots. StampTravel believes that friend´s recommendations instigate the best adventures. And…

POKAmax – The way to send your postcards!

Since there is WhatsApp, Snapchat and Instagram, most people stopped writing postcards. They rather send pictures, snaps or post pictures on their social networks. That´s a bit sad, because everyone likes to receive a postcard once in a while. I am using POKAmax for more than three years now and I´ve sent more than 100 postcards…

Tune your scooter!

The best way to get around in Indonesia is definitely a scooter. The longer you rent it, the cheaper it gets per day. For a month I payed 1€/day, for two weeks 2€/day. Same same, but totally different. So, as soon as you got your scooter, you should “tune” it. This is what you need: A scooter…