Articles written by: Melina Coogan

Simple Remedies for 3 Common Traveling Ailments

Simple Remedies for 3 Common Traveling Ailments

With all the new spices, long bus rides and water-born bacteria, nothing throws off the body’s natural balance like traveling. Here are some simple homeopathic remedies for three ailments common to life on the road, as well as some suggestions of things to pack that will keep you healthy and [...]

Playlist for the heartbroken/heartbreaking traveler

Playlist for the heartbroken/heartbreaking traveler

[blyjack]/[iStock]/Thinkstock  1. The Complete Soundtrack to Into the Wild The best remedy for a broken heart is to get a change of scenery. Eddie Vedder’s soul-straining voice cracking over austere lyrics is just the anthem for when you’re freshly love lost and headed for the train station. “Have no fear, [...]

If You Ever Have to Chaperone a Trip, Scare Your Group with these Movies

If You Ever Have to Chaperone a Trip, Scare Your Group with these Movies

[michelar]/[iStock]/Thinkstock I don’t know why, but sometimes I feel like I was born with the responsibility of leading groups of teenagers through foreign countries. While I love the spirit and budding intellect of the 13-18 sect, they do seem to be permanently set on the ‘self destruct’ mode. Certain adolescent boys [...]

Rig your Room to Fool Thieves

Rig your Room to Fool Thieves

[AmmentorpDK]/[iStock]/Thinkstock I once had a job teaching at an internationally travelling high school. Unlike most travel abroad programs, we spent the entire school year on the road.  The amount of valuables that we travelled with was mind boggling. Among us were six teachers and thirteen teenagers, and we all had [...]

How to Fly With Your Kayak

How to Fly With Your Kayak

The most difficult part of your international white water kayak adventure may be the very first step: flying with your boat. Some airlines allow kayaks, others charge money, others flat out deny you. In many cases, it simply depends on which ticket agent you talk to! Here are some tips [...]