Articles written by: Brad Nehring

Expert Tips for Identifying and Avoiding Pickpockets

Expert Tips for Identifying and Avoiding Pickpockets

We all know about the ‘clumsy’ passerby who bumps into you and rifles through your pockets, or the ‘helpful’ photogue who offers to snap a few shots of you and your loved ones, only to make a daring escape once the camera is in his hand. Many of us even [...]

6 Famous Birthplaces Worth Checking Out

6 Famous Birthplaces Worth Checking Out

Everyone has to start somewhere — and today, visitors can check out the birthplaces and/or childhood homes of some of history’s most notable figures. Nothing provides additional insight into a famous person quite like seeing the room where he or she had their diapers changed.

9 Unconventional McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

9 Unconventional McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

There are currently more than 34,000 McDonald’s restaurants serving 68 million people in 118 countries — and if you thought they all served Big Macs and Quarter Pounders, then you’re dead wrong. Here are some of the more unusual menu items served at the Golden Arches across the globe.

A Guide to Europe’s Smallest Countries

A Guide to Europe’s Smallest Countries

Next time you visit Europe, don’t forget about the little guys! These less sizable nations tend to remain under the radar, but each one boasts a distinct culture and a myriad of fun activities for tourists.

7 Liquors You May Want to Avoid When Traveling Abroad

7 Liquors You May Want to Avoid When Traveling Abroad

It’s your vacation… spend it however you like. But for the record, every spirit on this list will most likely knock you square on your ass unless you exercise the strictest levels of moderation. So drink slowly, don’t order doubles — and above all else, be careful in your global travels.

5 Things You Should Do Before Traveling to Africa

5 Things You Should Do Before Traveling to Africa

We never want to discourage spontaneous travel plans, but there are a few preliminary steps you should take before your trip to Africa. A little forethought and careful consideration could save your trip from turning into an international catastrophe.

What to Do When a Police Officer Demands a Bribe in a Foreign Country

What to Do When a Police Officer Demands a Bribe in a Foreign Country

This article features worldwide corruption statistics and tips for travelers who encounter sticky situations with the law when they go abroad. But first, a true story:

Tips for Finding Real Buried Treasure

Tips for Finding Real Buried Treasure

Earlier this month, archaeologists unearthed a stockpile of gold coins, silver jewelry and other valuables that were buried more than 2,000 years ago in what is now Ukraine. Last year, two ‘amateur treasure hunters’ tracked down a stash of ancient coins worth more than $15 million in southern France.

Seemingly Innocuous Gestures Considered Offensive in Other Countries

Seemingly Innocuous Gestures Considered Offensive in Other Countries

Body language, like spoken language, is completely arbitrary; the most insulting gesture in one country might be perfectly harmless — or even meaningless — in another.

Nasty Parasitic Infections to Avoid During Your Worldly Travels

Nasty Parasitic Infections to Avoid During Your Worldly Travels

Parasites, small organisms that feed off the blood and tissue of larger organisms (known as hosts), are living proof that the world is a creepy place.