Travel Tips
How To Teach English In South Korea

How To Teach English In South Korea

Imagine if you could not only travel abroad, but enhance your job qualifications and get paid, all at the same time? For many people, teaching English overseas is one way to do exactly that. Laura Clements is one such American who decided to take the plunge and head for a foreign classroom. She taught English... read more
How To Sleep In An Airport

How To Sleep In An Airport

Whether it’s due to a long layover, a redeye flight, a cancellation or sheer stinginess, if you travel often enough, you’ll one day inevitably find yourself having to sleep at an airport. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a nice sofa to curl up on, and if you’re even luckier, you’ll be crashing at an airport... read more
17 Little Things To Bring On A Flight For A More Comfortable Experience

17 Little Things To Bring On A Flight For A More Comfortable Experience

Flying, especially on long haul flights, can be a downright miserable experience. And unfortunately, rather than improve over time, the flying experience seems to get worse and worse as airlines retract their amenities, one by one. Remember the days when cheery air hosts and hostesses would hand you candies to suck on during takeoff, hot... read more
7 Tips To Save Money When Staying At A Hotel

7 Tips To Save Money When Staying At A Hotel

I was fortunate to be featured recently in a Fox Business article giving advice about how to cut costs on hotel stays. Accommodation is generally one of the biggest expenses you face when traveling, so any steps you can take to keep the price down and avoid those pesky add-ons can make a huge difference... read more
Travel Gear Worth Investing In

Travel Gear Worth Investing In

You know that feeling of opening up your closet, staring blankly at the mounds of clothes and thinking, “oh, my god, I have nothing to wear”? Okay, okay… ladies, you know what I mean? Well for some reason, that feeling only seems to magnify when you’ve got a vacation looming. After all, you’re going somewhere... read more
Why Extended Travel Doesn’t Have To Mean Hurting Your Career

Why Extended Travel Doesn’t Have To Mean Hurting Your Career

  A lot of people tell me they’d love to take six months or a year off to travel and explore the world, but feel chained to their cubicles by societal expectations. Hitting the road for months on end simply doesn’t seem like a viable option to most people in their twenties or thirties because... read more
Are You Making This Mistake With Your Travel Clothes?

Are You Making This Mistake With Your Travel Clothes?

{My French Connection “Australia” shirt. The humor, alas, is not universally appreciated}   You’re vacationing in another country where you look just like the locals. Perhaps you even speak the local language. Yet somehow, the folk there just seem to know you’re not one of them. If this is something that happens a lot to... read more
How To Save Money For Travel And Still Have A Life

How To Save Money For Travel And Still Have A Life

So you’ve decided you want to go traveling and you need to find a way to come up with the cash to make it happen. Perhaps you’ve even read my tips on how to save money and are implementing some of those ideas. But there’s just one problem. Saving money is hard. Painful even. Sure, you’re... read more
Why You’re Using Your Guidebook The Wrong Way And How To Fix It

Why You’re Using Your Guidebook The Wrong Way And How To Fix It

Guidebooks, in my opinion are instrumental in helping you make the most of your vacation. But there is one way that guidebooks can really let you down. They mark you as a tourist. Of course, that’s exactly what you are, but you don’t necessarily want to advertise the fact. Nevertheless, so many people do. Next... read more
Why You Shouldn’t Delay Travel

Why You Shouldn’t Delay Travel

Imagine you only had a short time left to live – perhaps a year, maybe even just a few months. How do you think you’d feel? Would you regret the life you’d lived? Or would you know that you could die happy, having achieved all the things you hoped you would? I recently came across... read more
The Ultimate Guide To Staying Safe For Women Traveling Alone

The Ultimate Guide To Staying Safe For Women Traveling Alone

If you’ve ever had to haul your children kicking and screaming through a museum, or drag your male counterpart across a market selling traditional textiles, you know exactly what I mean when I say traveling solo really has its advantages. When you holiday alone, you’re free to see whatever you want whenever you want. If... read more
Peeking Behind Closed Doors: How To Get To The Heart Of The Local Culture

Peeking Behind Closed Doors: How To Get To The Heart Of The Local Culture

When you’re traveling in the hopes of getting to know the locals and their culture, tourism infrastructure can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, having a system in place set up to cater to tourists means you can get around easily to see all the so-called “must-sees”. On the other... read more