Articles written by: Nikki Hodgson

Favorite Holiday Drinks from Around the World

Favorite Holiday Drinks from Around the World

It’s the holiday season, our favorite time of year to mix alcohol with…just about everything. One of the best parts of traveling during this time of year is getting to sample the local holiday

How to Catch a Taxi in Doha

How to Catch a Taxi in Doha

Doha is a city of splendor, a horizon of half-empty buildings built for show, expansive air-conditioned malls, and a driving culture that puts the U.S. to shame. The traffic is horrendous, walking is impossible, and

Dispatch From Seat B, Aisle 19

Dispatch From Seat B, Aisle 19

I’m writing this from seat B, aisle 19. I’m wedged between a middle-aged Dutch woman and an older American man. This is all I know about them and all I am likely to glean.

How to Tell Your Mom You’re Traveling Somewhere Dangerous

How to Tell Your Mom You’re Traveling Somewhere Dangerous

“Don’t tell my mom.” The default response any time you know you’re about to do something stupid and/or life threatening. It also seems to be something travelers frequently utter….right after they finish telling

6 Free Things to Do in San Francisco

6 Free Things to Do in San Francisco

It’s easy to spend a weekend in San Francisco without spending too much money. Between the free museum days and the free concerts in Golden Gate Park, the city has a lot to offer visitors who are looking to experience the city without paying a fortune.

What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag

What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag

Ninety-eight percent of people who lose their luggage are eventually reunited with it. While this figure is reassuring it doesn’t make the ordeal of losing your luggage any easier to deal with. Standing at

6 Free Things to do in Rome

6 Free Things to do in Rome

Getting to Rome can be expensive, but staying there doesn’t have to be. While Rome certainly has a lot to offer for the luxury traveler bent on five-star hotels and three-star restaurants, it has a lot to offer for the penny conscious traveler.

How to Handle a Nervous Flyer

How to Handle a Nervous Flyer

Raise your hand if you love traveling and hate flying. If your hand is in the air, I’m right there with you. Unfortunately, I inevitably find myself traveling with someone who finds my fear amusing or randomly seated next to someone who, in trying to make things better, usually makes [...]

The World’s 10 Most Haunted Destinations

The World’s 10 Most Haunted Destinations

In many countries around the world, October (and the beginning of November) are reserved for holidays that focus on honoring the dead, warding off evil

Drinking Festivals: How to Stay Safe and Stress-Free

Drinking Festivals: How to Stay Safe and Stress-Free

It’s that time of year again. The time of year where we travel to places and then get completely trashed while enjoying the local spirits. Actually, that pretty much happens all year round.