Getting Started

Getting ready to embark on an epic journey around the world can be a daunting task. The Goats On The Road are here to help. We’ve done it… multiple times, and in this section you can get a little help from experienced travellers. Even if you’re already experienced, you’ll still find some new ideas here.

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Keep In Touch While Travelling

5 Cool Ways To Stay in Touch With Family While Travelling

While travelling, it’s not always easy to keep in touch with friends and family. When we first started travelling in 2008 it was even more difficult. There was hardly ever any wifi, the connection at internet cafes was slow and unreliable and Skype was just starting to make a major impact on the communications marketplace. ...
womens health while travelling

Periods, Pills & Paps – How To Handle Female Health When Travelling

I’ve been travelling and living abroad now for eight years. I’ve visited overseas doctors, purchased numerous packs of birth control pills and have had more than 100 periods while travelling! And most of the time I had to handle these tasks in non-English speaking countries. Because of this, I have some wisdom to pass on ...
Best Travel Backpack

Best Travel Backpacks of 2020: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

Finding the best travel backpack can be a daunting task. There are hundreds of backpacks to choose from and not all of them will have all of the essential features. You’re going to want to make sure that your backpack is designed for the type of travel you’re doing, is well-built, comfortable, has plenty of ...

8 Cool Gadgets to Charge Your Electronics While Travelling

As the old saying goes: “never forget your A-B-C’s” (Always Be Charging). Whether you’re a digital nomad, or just a person who loves to travel with an iPhone and a camera, you’ve likely lived by this motto at some point on the road. But sometimes it’s not so easy to find outlets while you’re travelling and that flashing ...
how to save money for travel by travel hacking

Travel Hacking for Beginners: A Guide to Saving Thousands on Travel

In February of 2014 I flew from South Florida to Hong Kong on United Airlines (don’t worry, I didn’t get dragged off the flight). That’s a 16 hour, round the world journey that should have cost me $854.20. But how much money did I pay for it? $5.60 Here’s the proof. Here’s another example: In ...
How To Find Apartments

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Apartments Around the World

As digital nomads, we’re constantly travelling and staying in hotels and hostels, but once in a while we like to slow down a little bit, get an apartment and live like a local for a while. Having a “home” in another country is just as rewarding as travelling, if not more so. It gives us the ...