Smart Travel Tips

Beach Destinations that Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck

Beach Destinations that Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck

A relaxing day at the beach is the perfect vacation that a lot of people visualize when thinking about getting away from it all. It’s somehow even more enjoyable when a cocktail costs a mere fraction of what it would back home and a beach bungalow costs the same, or even less, than […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer Dining

Created in the tradition of services like Uber and Airbnb, Peer-To-Peer Dining is a revolutionary way to open your home to strangers for a meal. Here is everything you need to know about this web service that allows you to have a great dining experience in the comfort of someone […]

Genius Travel Hacks & Tips Infographic

Genius Travel Hacks & Tips Infographic

With the internet offering thousands of travel articles providing tips and tricks it can be difficult (and time consuming!) to find genuinely helpful advice to make travelling easier. That’s what inspired Fast Cover, an Australian travel insurance company, to create the 2016’s Genius Travel Hacks and Tips infographic. Following the […]

How to Keep your Photography Gear Safe On the Road

How to Keep your Photography Gear Safe On the Road

“It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators” –Ansel Adams, nature photographer For many, one of the greatest joys of travel is to capture the memories digitally and/or in film. It’s an […]

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What to Wear When Traveling in South America

South America is a vast continent with one of the most diverse landscapes on the planet. Whether you’re trekking through Patagonia or just spending a week along the Chilean coastline, it’s important to pack clothes that’ll protect you no matter what the weather may bring. If that weren’t enough, you’ll […]


The Dos and Don’ts of Traveling With Family

Here’s the thing about traveling as a family unit: it can be wonderful or it can be a little bit of a nightmare – and oftentimes it can be both within a matter of minutes. If you’re planning a family trip, here are some things to keep in mind to […]


Traveling and the Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

The ongoing concern about the spread of the Zika virus has made some travelers weary of heading to areas where the risk of infection is high. Though news reports indicate that the virus is particularly dangerous for pregnant women and their babies, Zika is not a pleasant experience for anyone. […]


Cuba Travel Tips: 8 More Things to Know Before You Go

Planning a trip to Cuba? For the first time in 50 years, Americans who meet certain exceptions can now travel to the once forbidden island. It’s an exciting new frontier for Americans, but because Cuba is a communist country, it can present some travel challenges. Here are 8 things to […]


How I Plan to be More Spontaneous

Planning to be more spontaneous may seem oxymoronic but I’ve been called worse. Heck, take away the “Oxy” part and that’s a name I’m more used to hearing. Anyway, The Wife says I’m too uptight with our vacation planning so, in the vein of loosening up a bit, here are […]

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Horror Travel Stories: This is What Adventures Are Made Of

In the past 20 years, I’ve lived in six different countries. I’ve done a lot of sleeping on airports, a lot of riding on trains that are slower than walking, a lot of visiting places where everything goes wrong the minute you get there. Like the time I got stuck […]