Travel Tips
How To Plan Your Vacation Time Realistically

How To Plan Your Vacation Time Realistically

I often meet other travelers who have their whole vacation scheduled out. They know exactly where they’re going to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, they have their museum visits planned out, their sightseeing trips slotted into the day’s program, and even their coffee breaks penciled in. As you already know, I lean away from such... read more
Thanksgiving Travel Survival Guide

Thanksgiving Travel Survival Guide

Well, the holiday season is upon us once again, and as exciting as it is to spend time with friends and family, getting there is always a real chore. Tens of millions of people are packing the airports to fly home over just a handful of days – many of whom are not frequent fliers... read more
The Lazy Traveler’s Guide To Sorting Travel Photos

The Lazy Traveler’s Guide To Sorting Travel Photos

I have a confession to make. I am terrible at organizing my travel photos. Well, perhaps it’s not so much that I’m terrible as that I’m just really lazy. But the thing is, I have thousands upon thousands of travel photos sitting on my computer in one big jumble. There are no city or country... read more
Decoding Your Flight Number (And Why It Matters)

Decoding Your Flight Number (And Why It Matters)

Have you ever stopped to think about what (if anything) your flight number means? It turns out that those codes identifying each flight aren’t just made up of random strings of numbers and letters. There’s actual significance behind your flight number and understanding it could mean the difference between ending up on a good flight... read more
5 Things To Do When You Arrive In Any New City

5 Things To Do When You Arrive In Any New City

What’s the first thing you do when you get to your vacation destination? Go out for a celebratory drink? Unpack? Take a nap? While all of those are good ideas, they’re not at the very top of my list of things to do when I arrive in a new city. Here are five things I... read more
In Transit? Learn How To Make The Most Of A Layover

In Transit? Learn How To Make The Most Of A Layover

Sometimes I have only a day – or even just a few hours – to see a city. Whether I’m passing through town during an overland journey or I have a flight that is transiting in the city, figuring out what to see during that short period can be tough. I mean, when you have... read more
TED Talk On The Science Of Jet Lag

TED Talk On The Science Of Jet Lag

If there’s one thing that can zap the fun out of a vacation or drain the productivity from a business trip, it’s jet lag. Feeling hungry in the middle of the night, dosing off during the day, and struggling to sleep after dark are just some of the debilitating symptoms associated with hopping on a... read more
What To Bring Home From Your Travels

What To Bring Home From Your Travels

This is a guest post by Kate Stendahl Meier. On my travels I often struggle at markets and in shops because I tend to want to bring home “treasures” for myself and for friends and relatives. Maybe your girlfriend asked for French books for her son. Or your mom’s birthday is coming up and you... read more
11 Ways To Get More Pleasure Out Of Your Travels

11 Ways To Get More Pleasure Out Of Your Travels

If you’re reading this website, chances are you already agree that travel is a pleasurable experience. It’s something you look forward to and enjoy and probably want to do more of. But since few people can travel all the time, getting the most pleasure possible out of the time we do spend traveling is worth... read more
Hotel Germ Hotspots And The 7 Things You Should Sanitize

Hotel Germ Hotspots And The 7 Things You Should Sanitize

When you stay at a hotel – particularly a high end one – the expectation is that it’ll be clean. But no matter how fancy the establishment or how high the price tag, study after study shows that many hotel rooms are seething with germs. While hotel rooms do get cleaned after each guest checks... read more
How To Look Good While Traveling Light

How To Look Good While Traveling Light

In a lot of places, we’re judged on how we look. It’s not necessarily fair, but many bars, clubs, and even restaurants will turn away would-be patrons because they’re not dressed the part. Now maybe you don’t care…because maybe you wouldn’t want to frequent any kind of venue that was so judgmental or superficial in... read more
11 Things All Travelers Should Keep In Their Wallets

11 Things All Travelers Should Keep In Their Wallets

Most of us spend a lot of time obsessing about what to pack for our upcoming vacations, yet we rarely stop and think about what we pack in our wallets. We tend to just grab and go – taking the same stuff we carry around everyday and transporting them halfway around the world. But that’s... read more