Travel Tips
How To Quickly Generate A Packing List Tailored To Your Trip

How To Quickly Generate A Packing List Tailored To Your Trip

You know that sinking feeling when you’re sitting on an airplane and are suddenly struck by all the things you forgot to pack? Maybe it’s because you were leaving on short notice, you were hazy from a lack of sleep, or simply didn’t recall all the things you would need for your trip – regardless... read more
Making Use Of Hotel Club Lounges

Making Use Of Hotel Club Lounges

When we book hotels, most of us tend to base our decision on a couple of key criteria: the hotel’s location, the kind of room we’d be getting, whether there’s a gym or pool, and of course, the price. However, there’s one other factor that I think is worth considering, and that’s whether your hotel... read more
Six Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Next Travel Destination

Six Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Next Travel Destination

It may be a small world, but when it comes to putting your footprints all over it, the planet turns out to be a pretty big stomping ground. Deciding where to go on your next vacation can be tough when the possibilities are virtually endless. So how can you narrow it down? Here are a... read more
How To Have Authentic, Unplanned And Memorable Travel Experiences

How To Have Authentic, Unplanned And Memorable Travel Experiences

If you’ve ever listened to a long-term traveler tell tales about their adventures, you’ll have realized the best stories are not the ones about them visiting the British Museum, or standing in front of the Eiffel Tower. The best stories are the random, and occasionally crazy ones about things gone wrong – or sometimes things... read more
The Case For Fast Travel

The Case For Fast Travel

Gadling has an interesting post about why the author hates the popular TV show The Amazing Race. For those who aren’t familiar with it, the show is essentially a reality TV program in which 11 teams of two fly all over the world, completing both physical and mental challenges in a bid to win a... read more
How To Save Your Seat When You’re Dining Alone

How To Save Your Seat When You’re Dining Alone

You’re traveling by yourself and you’ve just entered a busy café or restaurant and found the perfect little alcove by a window. You settle into your seat, but then realize you need to go to the counter to place your order. Or perhaps you get up to use the restroom. When you return, you’re dismayed... read more
How To Dine Alone Without Feeling Awkward

How To Dine Alone Without Feeling Awkward

Whether you’re on a business trip or on a solo backpacking adventure, at some point, you will inevitably find yourself eating alone. Sure, you might have business dinners to attend some nights, or you may join forces with other travelers to explore the local eateries, but the time will come when you have to endure... read more
How To Keep Your Checked Luggage Safe

How To Keep Your Checked Luggage Safe

How’s this for a shocking statistic – in 2010, more than 29 million pieces of checked baggage were mishandled, meaning the bags were delayed, had items stolen out of them or were lost (sometimes forever). That’s 3,360 bags going missing or being tampered with every hour of every day. The worst part is that even... read more
The Invisible Line That Makes Some Travel Experiences So Much More Fun Than Others

The Invisible Line That Makes Some Travel Experiences So Much More Fun Than Others

Do you ever wonder why you’re overcome with a sense of nostalgia when you think back to childhood vacations spent building sandcastles on the beach with newly made friends, or barbecuing on the patio with your extended family? Do you wonder why the recent holiday you took – after saving up for months to be... read more
What I Miss Most When Traveling

What I Miss Most When Traveling

When you spend your days within the confines of your claustrophobia-inducing office cubicle, it’s only normal to fantasize about escaping it. To travel to some far away land where there are no Excel spreadsheets or Power Point slides to worry about, no reports to write and no meetings to endure. The irony however, is that... read more
Flight Upgrades For Being “Suitably” Dressed?

Flight Upgrades For Being “Suitably” Dressed?

For the average traveler, getting upgraded on a flight has become an increasingly elusive experience. The days when batting your eyelids at the check-in agent or claiming you were on your honeymoon led to being promoted to the front of the plane are long behind us. Which is why I was more than a little... read more
Keep Your Currencies Straight With This Cheat Sheet

Keep Your Currencies Straight With This Cheat Sheet

Shopping (and eating… and drinking) abroad is fun, but poses dangers for those who are not so good with numbers. It’s all too easy to see something marked 10 euro but adjust your mindset to view the item as costing 10 dollars, and therefore pretty good value – even though the reality is you’re paying... read more