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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.

The 5 Best Roadtrip Books

The 5 Best Roadtrip Books

As the workweek rears its ugly head, I find myself trolling the web looking for new road trip adventures. Despite soaring gas prices, a good ol’ fashioned road trip is my preferred method of transport and travel.

4 Tips For a Smooth London Trip

4 Tips For a Smooth London Trip

London can be quite the pricey destination for anyone’s travels. Throw in its cosmopolitan and glamorous sides and you have one tough place to enjoy all it has to offer for a cheap price.

Rehab Through Travel: The Long-Distance Hiking Way

Rehab Through Travel: The Long-Distance Hiking Way

So you’re hooked on that sweet Bolivian Marching Powder. Or perhaps it’s Black Tar that calls your name in the night? Maybe it’s something quasi innocent but still consuming, like alcohol, “the drink,” as it were.

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

5 Reasons to Go – Mexico City

5 Reasons to Go – Mexico City

  Mexico, known to many Americans as “more exciting than Canada”. Just across our border is a wonderland of travel opportunities and yet when most travelers think of their ideal international destinations, their minds turn to lands in Europe, Asia, Africa and the furthest reaches of South America. There is [...]

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, [...]

Tips for Sleeping in Small Cars

Tips for Sleeping in Small Cars

There are plenty of circumstances which may land you sleeping in the car: a full campground, fear of large, powerful animals or a forgotten tent. Or, perhaps you remembered the tent but your friend, who is inside, is suffering from terrible gas resulting from some well intended but poorly executed [...]