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How To Water Plants While You Travel

How To Water Plants While You Travel

Lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of buying houseplants. As the long Chicago winter approaches, I think it would be nice to be surrounded by some greenery. There’s just one problem though – I’m terrible at keeping plants alive. For whatever reason, I only remember to water plants once they’ve turned brown and droopy,... read more
Traveling with food allergies, iphoneography tips & more from ’round the web

Traveling with food allergies, iphoneography tips & more from ’round the web

1. If you have a food allergy, traveling can be anything from a frightening to a potentially life-threatening ordeal – all it takes is one bite of a peanut or some shellfish and you could be on your way to the emergency room. So how do you navigate the potential minefield that is a foreign... read more
Wine Tumblers For Your Picnic Basket

Wine Tumblers For Your Picnic Basket

One of my favorite ways to dine on a budget when I’m traveling is to make myself a picnic. I simply head to the local deli and pick up some cured meat, fresh bread, a nice cheese, and of course, a bottle of wine – then all I have to do is find the perfect... read more
Traveling With Others? Always Establish A Meeting Point

Traveling With Others? Always Establish A Meeting Point

When you’re traveling with other people (and especially with kids) it’s always a good idea to set up a meeting point. What’s this? It’s basically a location where you agree to rendezvous if you ever get separated from each other. You might be visiting a crowded marketplace, a bustling theme park or even going your... read more
Photo of the week: Chocolate Hills

Photo of the week: Chocolate Hills

{The Chocolate Hills, located in the Bohol Province of the Philippines, are a natural land formation made up of more than 1200 hills or mounds. The hills are made of limestone but are topped with grass which turns brown during the country’s dry season, hence the name “Chocolate” Hills}   read more
Baby-free flights, booking activities online & more from ’round the web

Baby-free flights, booking activities online & more from ’round the web

1. There’s nothing worse then hopping on a long haul flight to discover you’re sitting right around the corner from a screaming baby – all hopes of getting any work done or trying to sleep go right out the window. Some airlines are starting to take heed, with AirAsia announcing that it will start offering... read more
A Simple Tip For Organizing Your Inflight Essentials

A Simple Tip For Organizing Your Inflight Essentials

We’ve all had this experience boarding a plane: you’re filing down the aisle trying to get to your seat (as fast as you can in order to claim that precious overhead bin space) when the person in front of you stops at their seat for what seems like forever. Slowly, they unload all the miscellanea... read more
Why Pre-Booking Your Whole Trip Is A Bad Idea

Why Pre-Booking Your Whole Trip Is A Bad Idea

You’re going on vacation and you’ve booked your flights, overland travel, and all your accommodation. You’ve scheduled tours to guide you through the sights and you’ve planned out all the stuff you’re going to see on your own. You’re so organized you’ve even figured out where you’ll be eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day... read more
What to do if you’re late for a flight & more from ’round the web

What to do if you’re late for a flight & more from ’round the web

1. What happens if you’re on your way to catch a flight and your car breaks down halfway to the airport, causing you to run late? Do you understand how airlines handle passengers who are cutting it close to their departure time? This article outlines important airline rules you should be aware of, including why... read more
10 Ways To Deal With Homesickness Now

10 Ways To Deal With Homesickness Now

Whether you’re traveling by yourself for the first time, spending a semester at a university abroad, or going on an extended round-the-world trip, chances are high that at some point you’ll be faced with a bout of homesickness. While it’s perfectly natural and normal to miss the familiar faces and comforts of home, if you... read more
Road Test Your Clothes Before You Travel

Road Test Your Clothes Before You Travel

It’s mighty tempting to go out and buy new clothes before a vacation. After all, planning for a trip is a big part of the fun, and it’s exciting to dream up outfits for your upcoming adventures. But buying and packing brand new clothes is not necessarily a good idea, and here’s why. Have you... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{St James Beach, Cape Town, South Africa} read more