Travel Tips
Spend Your Travel Money Where You Spend Your Time

Spend Your Travel Money Where You Spend Your Time

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about various ways to save money – both saving ahead of a big trip as well as cutting costs once you’re already on the road. However, it’s not too often I talk about spending money – after all, that’s the part that most of us do all too... read more
How Far Will My Money Take Me?

How Far Will My Money Take Me?

A reader recently wrote in asking for advice about how to stretch his travel budget. He’s a twenty-something who has decided it’s time to hit the road and live the traveling lifestyle for a while, and here is what he wants to know: My friend and I each have around $15-20,000 saved up and we... read more
7 Benefits Of Staying In A Serviced Apartment

7 Benefits Of Staying In A Serviced Apartment

For most people in search of mid-range accommodation for their vacation, the first and only option that comes to mind is a hotel. But there is an alternative that not only works out cheaper but has better amenities to boot: serviced apartments. A serviced apartment is basically an apartment that’s fully furnished and offers the... read more
Can’t Afford A Vacation? Why Not Try A Staycation?

Can’t Afford A Vacation? Why Not Try A Staycation?

You’re feeling worn out and in desperate need of a vacation but there’s one major problem – a holiday just isn’t in your budget. Add to that you’ve got a major project underway at work and there’s really no way to get enough time off right now. So how can you still recharge? Why not... read more
An Inflight Magazine Where Every Article Rocks? Yes, If You Do This

An Inflight Magazine Where Every Article Rocks? Yes, If You Do This

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got piles of reading material building up around your home/office forming forbidding little mountains. Magazines, I find, are the biggest culprits because they come out too frequently to keep up with, but can’t be thrown out lest they contain some sort of life changing (or otherwise highly useful) article.... read more
Double Your Essentials And Halve Your Packing Time

Double Your Essentials And Halve Your Packing Time

How long does it take you to pack for a trip? A month (hey, you want to make sure you have everything you could possibly need)? A week? Or less than an hour on the morning of your flight? If you’re anything like most people, one thing’s for sure – packing ends up taking a... read more
Suffering Temple Fatigue? Try Seeing Things In A New Light

Suffering Temple Fatigue? Try Seeing Things In A New Light

It’s odd, the kind of changes you go through when you travel. The way your brain can take something that should be really exciting and turn it into something really mundane. What do I mean? Well, you know how when you’re sitting at work, planning your dream vacation (yes, I know what you’re doing between... read more
Why You Should Get Snap Happy With Your Luggage

Why You Should Get Snap Happy With Your Luggage

You know all those “what’s in my bag” posts that have become so ubiquitous across the fashion blogosphere? The ones where women meticulously detail the inane yet oddly fascinating contents of their handbags? Well, believe it or not, there’s something we can learn from those posts (other than the inordinate amount of junk most of... read more
The Fine Art Of Getting Electricity At The Airport

The Fine Art Of Getting Electricity At The Airport

Why is it that power outlets in airports are about as abundant as parking spots at the mall on Black Friday? And that if you do by some miracle happen upon an outlet, it’s already being juiced by some other gadget-toting traveler while other desperate passengers lurk about ready to pounce on the lone, precious... read more
9 Ways To Protect Your Home From Theft While You’re On Vacation

9 Ways To Protect Your Home From Theft While You’re On Vacation

Leaving for a holiday is always an exciting time, and in the hurry to pack and head off on your adventure, it’s easy to neglect what you’re leaving behind: your home. But the sobering fact is that a home is broken into every 15 seconds in the US and an empty home has a big... read more
50 Awesome Little Things About Travel

50 Awesome Little Things About Travel

You know how when you do anything for a while, you start to become a little jaded? How even things that once seemed amazing can gradually start feeling mundane? I think travel can sometimes be that way, especially if you’re traveling for an extended time, or out of obligation (e.g. for work). The wide-eyed wonder... read more
Where To Find The Most Helpful Travel Warnings

Where To Find The Most Helpful Travel Warnings

When I saw this awful news story about foreign tourists being abducted and killed in Ethiopia recently, it reminded me of when I was planning my own trip to the African nation and had to figure out which places were safe and which weren’t. That can actually be a tricky thing if you’re relying on... read more