BMT 031 : Ask Jackie Session 2

Ask Jackie Session 2In this second installment of the Ask Jackie sessions, we tackle the following questions:
1. Should my girlfriend and I share a smartphone?
2. Should we take a camera that is better than an iPhone?
3. Should we take a camp stove?
4. Is coffee available on the road?
5. What about health insurance for long-term travel?
6. I have very limited travel and work experience, is it going to be hard for me to get a job on Workaway?
7. Have you ever gotten Japanese Encephalitis or Rabies immunizations?
8. How expensive is study abroad?

 

Episode 29 Show Notes

What you will hear in this episode:

Questions I answer in this episode from readers and listeners:

1. Should my girlfriend and I share a smartphone?

3:07 – short answer is no
Awesome apps I highly recommend: Voxer, Maps.me
7 Travel Apps I Can’t Live Without

2. Should we take a camera that is better than an iPhone?

4:12 – personal preference, I say definitely
Canon EOS M – Best camera for travel

3. Should we take a camp stove?

6:09 – not unless you’re camping all the time

4. Is coffee available on the road?

6:54 – YES.

5. What about health insurance for long-term travel?

8:01 – ehealthinsurance.com, insuremytrip.com
Getting Sick Abroad: Pharmacies Overseas

6. I have very limited travel and work experience, is it going to be hard for me to get a job on Workaway?

10:48 – No – Check out episode on Workaway or read blog post about our recent Workaway experience in Mexico

7. Have you ever gotten Japanese Encephalitis or Rabies immunizations?

12:30 – No – Check out this page for help with immunizations
Link to drop down list of countries
Link to find clinic near you
Don’t lose your International Certificate of Vaccination
Read this blog post about my experience in Brazil to find out why you should NEVER lose it!

8. How expensive is study abroad?

16:42 – Expect to pay tuition plus room and board and materials. Can be very pricy, don’t forget about scholarships. My program in Costa Rica and Italy was called USAC, my program in Brazil was Step1 Idiomas.
Link to my post about studying abroad at any age on Yahoo Travel.
 

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