Travel Tips
When To Break Your Travel Budget

When To Break Your Travel Budget

Travel, particularly long-term travel, can force you to become a lot more frugal than you would normally be in your day-to-day life. Without a paycheck being deposited into your account on a regular basis but having all sorts of additional expenses (the time you would have spent sitting in a cubicle earning money is now... read more
How To Combat Jet Lag

How To Combat Jet Lag

If there’s one thing that’ll put a damper on the excitement of traveling to the other side of the world, it’s the jet lag that comes as part of the deal. Unfortunately, when you’re only on a short vacation or returning home and heading back to work, you just can’t afford to lose time to... read more
How To Travel With Friends And Family Without Killing Them

How To Travel With Friends And Family Without Killing Them

Even if you’re the kind of person that enjoys traveling on your own, it’s pretty much inevitable that at some point you’ll end up taking a vacation with friends or family members. That’s the kind of thing that can seem like a great idea when you’re back at home, the office, or at school, excitedly... read more
The Ultimate Guide To Avoiding Pesky Airline Fees

The Ultimate Guide To Avoiding Pesky Airline Fees

Airlines, which struggled for years to stay afloat, have finally come up with a formula for success – but it comes at a price and you’re the one that’s footing the bill. Over the past couple of years, carriers have been adding fees left, right and center for everything from checked baggage to food and... read more
How To Haggle Like A Pro

How To Haggle Like A Pro

Haggling, or negotiating for goods, is almost a requirement in many parts of the world. While it might seem a bit odd, uncomfortable or even off-putting to those of us who grew up in the West, for those selling these non-fixed price goods, bargaining is all a part of the fun. If you feel intimidated... read more
Tips For Stress-Free Travel During The Holiday Season

Tips For Stress-Free Travel During The Holiday Season

Flying can be a hassle at the best of times, but there are two factors that can really make an already annoying situation worse: the congestion that occurs during the holidays when everybody is trying to get home to their families, and the weather delays that are commonplace at this time of year. Those two... read more
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
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
How To Avoid Getting Sick When Flying

How To Avoid Getting Sick When Flying

Sitting in a confined space with hundreds of others for hours on end can really up your chances of picking up germs, and potentially, falling sick. That of course, is the last thing you need when you’re going on an exciting vacation or traveling for work. So how can you avoid getting sick when flying?... read more
7 Alternative Products To Help You Get Around Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

7 Alternative Products To Help You Get Around Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

When I read this study which found that a lot of fliers were unhappy with the airlines’ liquid restrictions – some so frustrated they actually smuggled liquids on board – I wasn’t entirely surprised. That little plastic baggie you’re allowed is pretty small, after all. But there’s no need to go breaking the rules. You... read more
Do Candid Camera Campaigns Encourage You To Travel?

Do Candid Camera Campaigns Encourage You To Travel?

Would you be convinced that it’s okay to travel to a potentially dangerous destination just because a bunch of perfect strangers – albeit people from your own country – said it was safe? That, apparently, is what the Mexican Tourism Board is counting on with its “Mexico Taxi Project” – a hidden camera campaign that... read more
How To Spend Your Evenings When You’re A Solo Traveler

How To Spend Your Evenings When You’re A Solo Traveler

Traveling alone has lots of advantages, but one downside is that come evening, there’s no one to hang out with. With no one to dine with or go out with, you’re suddenly hit by the realization that you don’t know how to spend those evening hours. It’s a situation I’ve certainly had to grapple with,... read more