Category: Travel

As a foreigner in a new country, it can be very lonely and isolating. Humans crave social interaction and as daunting as it might seem at first there are plenty of ways to make friends and meet people as a foreigner. Check out or best, tried and tested tips for making friends and meeting new people as a foreigner @stayathomestraggler.com

How to make friends and meet people…as a foreigner

  Moving back to Georgia was one of the best ideas we ever had. We spent the first few weeks getting to know the city again, exploring new haunts and reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances. These few weeks were wonderfully sociable, until most of our friends announced it was time for them to move on to the next country. And just like that, we were ...Read More
I love Airbnb! The concept, the convenience the overall travel experience it offers...but is it necessarily a good thing? Read on to find out in what situations Airbnb might not be the best option, and the wider social consequences of the growing popularity of Airbnb travel.

To Airbnb or not to Airbnb?

When is Airbnb a good option?                       And when to stay away! Last week we moved into our fourth Airbnb in less than two months, and that's not even including almost two weeks of travel in between (during which time I did use one additional Airbnb). It wasn't our first encounter either. We’ve been feeling ...Read More
Are you getting ready for a work trip or vacation, but cold and flu season is still lingering in the air? If you're determined to leave the tissues behind and remain cold and flu free, you need to read these five tried and true methods of preventing cold and flu, while you travel. Read the full article for additional tips on boosting immunity before you even leave home.

How to Prevent Cold & Flu When you Travel

 Early next month, I’ll be seeing Mr. Straggler off on a 2-week work trip. He’s got a hectic schedule lined up, and with cold and flu season still lingering in the air we’re not taking any chances! While it’s pretty hard to avoid bumping shoulders in a crowded airport and in the confines of a packed airplane cabin, there are ways to prevent the inevitable ...Read More
Want to learn how you can travel more, for less? Read on to discover the easiest travel hacks you can start using today. Read the full story at stayathomestraggler.com

Travel Hacks for Beginners

 Last year, I discovered travel hacking. After a brief moment of ‘why haven’t I heard about this before?' I was immediately disappointed to learn that for all those years I spent travelling the world, I could have travelled a lot more and for a lot less. But alas, it’s never too late to start! After delving further into the mysterious world of travel hacking, I felt ...Read More
10 reasons why Tbilisi is an Awesome place to live. Blog Post, Welcome to Georgia. stayathomestraggler.com

10 reasons why Georgia is an awesome place to live

It’s extremely rare that we find ourselves returning to a country where we’ve lived and worked before. Actually, we never have. That is, until now! Last week we left our temporary home in Iran and returned to our old stomping ground - Georgia. Being back in Tbilisi is a bit nostalgic. It’s one of those cities that seems to be constantly changing and evolving, but ...Read More
Collecting frequent flyer miles and losing them all can be so frustrating. I'll make sure not to lose my miles by following these top tips for making the most of frequent flyer miles.

Frequent Flyer Miles, and what NOT to do with them

  A few years ago, I was based in Ethiopia for a year, working in a position that involved a great deal of travel. On an almost weekly basis I’d be flying to and from the capital, Addis Ababa, to one of five locations in different corners of the country. On my estimation, I took approximately 59 flights with Ethiopian Airlines during that year, ...Read More
Stuff we always travel with. Although we try our best to pack light there are some things we never travel without.

Stuff we always travel with

Merry Christmas everyone! As the year comes to a close, we are preparing for yet another move to yet another country. However, this time we’re making our way to more familiar terrain - Georgia! One of our all-time favourite corners of the world. We have fond memories of our time in Georgia and have always vowed to return one day. Needless to say, we’re ...Read More
12 Things I love about Life in Tehran. Tehran city view. This post describes life in Tehran and quirky things that make life in Tehran interesting.

12 things I love about life in Tehran

As I mentioned in my first post, I quite embarrassingly imagined Iran to be a lively circus of interesting people and captivating scenery. Even after weeks of research and reading everything I could get my hands on, I expected to see street performers, women draped in beautifully decorative scarves and multitudes of green spaces overseen by artists showcasing their works. I expected food, lots ...Read More