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Receiving Mail And Packages On The Road

Receiving Mail And Packages On The Road

A reader recently wrote in asking about the best way to get mail while traveling. She’d been eyeing a travel product online, but was hesitating because she wasn’t sure how to go about getting it delivered while she was on the move. It’s a problem that many long-term travelers will face at some point, and... read more
Holiday gift guide for the traveler who has everything

Holiday gift guide for the traveler who has everything

Buying holiday gifts for people who like to travel poses a number of challenges. Firstly, you don’t want to buy them anything heavy or bulky if they’ll be taking it on the road with them. Next, you’ve got to ensure it’s something they don’t already have (and a frequent traveler probably has all the basics... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Traditional Sega dancers on the beach in Mauritius} read more
Talking travel with Wandering Educators

Talking travel with Wandering Educators

Do you have something that’s holding you back from traveling? Are you struggling to turn your dreams into reality? Or perhaps you’ve taken the leap, but are unsure how to really get under the skin of the local culture and make the most of your trip? If so, I recommend heading on over to the... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 11/25/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 11/25/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. This is shocking to say the least: a man on a US Airways flight between Anchorage and Philadelphia was forced to stand for seven hours because the obese passenger in the seat beside him spilled into his own chair so much that he... read more
Germany unveils a walkable rollercoaster

Germany unveils a walkable rollercoaster

Maybe I’m just a big scaredy cat but the thought of getting on a rollercoaster – especially a rickety, old, wooden one or anything boasting a vertical loop – sends me into a cold sweat. So it’s perhaps with people like me in mind that German designers have come up with a rollercoaster that is... read more
Brushing your teeth without water

Brushing your teeth without water

{Single-use toothbrushes that let you brush without water} Anyone who has traveled to a developing country will understand the rigmarole that is teeth-brushing. Because tap water is often unsafe to drink, it’s generally unwise to use that water for cleaning your teeth since although you’ll be spitting, at least a part of what gets into... read more
14 Things To Do Before You Leave Home To Go On Vacation

14 Things To Do Before You Leave Home To Go On Vacation

Vacations might be geared towards relaxing, but the days leading up to a vacation can actually be pretty stressful. Between getting projects wrapped up at the office, organizing your trip, running last minute errands and remembering what to pack, things can all get rather hectic. If you’ll be traveling for a really long time, there’s... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

 {Japanese girls take part in “cosplay” at Harajuku Train Station in Tokyo, Japan. Cosplay or Costume Play is a type of art where people dress to represent characters, often from comic books, cartoons or movies.} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 11/18/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 11/18/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Did you know that in some countries you can be arrested for writing a cheque that bounces, or possessing painkillers (including simple over the counter medicines)? The rules on what’s legal and what’s not aren’t the same around the globe, so if you’re planning... read more
Sleep in an oil rig escape pod

Sleep in an oil rig escape pod

Amsterdam has lots of floating communities – houses or boats moored in place on the canals – but there’s one little community that’s so unusual it’s sure to turn heads: the Capsule Hotel. Made from repurposed life rafts that once belonged to an oil rig, the Capsule Hotel comprises two UFO-shaped pods a little over... read more
7 travel-related uses for safety pins

7 travel-related uses for safety pins

The humble safety pin might not be found on most people’s packing lists but since it weighs virtually nothing and takes up hardly any space, it should be on yours. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Hold together your clothing. Use a safety pin to temporarily hold your shirt/blouse/pants closed in case a button pops... read more