5 Things to do in New York!

Now I know why they call New York the city that never sleeps! Wow what a buzz and impressive city is this. Early June we did go on a short trip to the USA and Canada and during this we experienced New York the first time in our life!  Two days in NY, which is of course way too short for such a big city, but nevertheless we really enjoyed our time, and we did do and see a lot.

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JetBoil our prefered stove for hiking trips

JetBoil Zip is the cheaper sibling out of the Jetboil range and we like to take this stove on our hiking trips.

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This stove is not really designed for cooking any meals, it is mainly designed to boil water. And this water boils fast! We tested the cooking times several times and the cooking time is under 3 minutes for 0.8 L of water, 0.8 L is the maximum volume which this cooker will hold.

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What is the best way to get a roof top tent on your car?

Roof Top Tents (RTT) are often kept on top of vehicles and there is a good reason for doing this. These tents weight usually in access of 40 kg, and you don’t want to lift this on and off the car too often. Our RTT is a beauty, but she is heavy (61 kg) and there is no way we can lift this on top of the canopy of our ute, even if we wanted to.

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Travel budget

How can we afford all this travelling? Are you on another holiday, again?

This are two questions/comments we do often hear. Personally we would love to travel more, but hey we both hold a full-time job and getting leave is not always easy and we also need to create enough funds to afford our travels.

There are heaps of blog posts on how to safe money for travel via small things such as making your own lunch and not having coffee’s anymore. There are also travellers who swear by having credit cards which rake up lots of points to enjoy free flights or upgrades. These things might work for some, but not for us. We are both in our 40’s and want to live our life every single day and not just when we are on holidays! Although we admit, we do make our own lunches, but this is more our Dutch background.

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