Articles written by: Nikki Hodgson

Travelers and House Sitting: A Perfect Match

Travelers and House Sitting: A Perfect Match

Imagine staying in a beautiful home in another country for free. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. If you have a flexible schedule,

Careers for People Who Love to Travel

Careers for People Who Love to Travel

Unless you’re independently wealthy, traveling the world requires juggling free time and work. That is, unless you combine the two. If you spend most of

Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit the Dolomites

Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit the Dolomites

In northeastern Italy, in a mountain range slid neatly between Austria and Switzerland, there is an overlooked corner of Italian wine country. It does nothave the lush, easy feeling of Tuscany’s gentle hills.

Alternatives to Oktoberfest

Alternatives to Oktoberfest

The Munich Oktoberfest, Germany’s most infamous beer festival, has a place of prominence on many a traveler’s bucket list. And while it has earned the

Hostel Etiquette: When Everyone is Sleeping

Hostel Etiquette: When Everyone is Sleeping

In an ideal travel world, hostels would place guests into rooms based on who is going out drinking, who is going to get up early, and who plans on coming home late.

5 Things Travelers Don’t Want to Hear

5 Things Travelers Don’t Want to Hear

There are any number of things travelers just do not want to hear. With everything from the pilot coming on the loudspeaker to announce that there’s a problem with one of the engines (but don’t worry, it will be fine) to the flight attendant telling you there’s no more vodka [...]

Staying at The Free Travel House

Staying at The Free Travel House

It’s the catch-22 of traveling. As young adults, we’re encouraged to take off and explore the world before we saddle ourselves with responsibilities that make it difficult to head off to Mongolia and stay in a yurt for a year. Unfortunately, as young adults, we don’t have any money.

Plane Etiquette: How to Annoy Everyone

Plane Etiquette: How to Annoy Everyone

A little etiquette goes a long way, but no etiquette is way more fun. If you’re not satisfied simply annoying your flight attendants, follow these tips to see how quickly you can get your fellow passengers to clench their fists, turn a shade of purple, and give dozens of extremely [...]

The World’s 5 Best Water Slides

The World’s 5 Best Water Slides

There are innumerable reasons to travel. Italian wine, French pastries, Himalayan mountains, Afghan chai, Turkish coffee, the joy of blundering through cultural codes of conduct, the embarrassment of tripping through languages, the gratitude you feel when overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of strangers.

Our Favorite Packing Tips from Pinterest

Our Favorite Packing Tips from Pinterest

Pinterest: a social media obsession useful for planning weddings, keeping track of the 800 various cheesecake recipes you might make one day, and wasting time drooling over photos of destinations which–unless you work on a beach in Costa Rica–look far more attractive than the one out your office window. (Incidentally, [...]