Smart Travel Tips

6 Things to Know About Travel Alerts and Warnings

6 Things to Know About Travel Alerts and Warnings

When the government issues a travel alert or warning for a destination you’ve got your eye on, you’ll want to pay attention—but don’t go cancelling your plane tickets just yet. Travel advisories aren’t always a be all end all. If there is one in place that could affect your travel [...]

How to Work Airlines Miles to Their Fullest

How to Work Airlines Miles to Their Fullest

There’s a lot to consider when deciding on a frequent flier program and a rewards credit card. I’m here to teach you how the top programs perform and how to exploit their rewards. You can compare tables and reviews yourself, I’ve flown for free using these programs and can tell [...]

6 Ways the 21st Century has Forever Changed Travel

6 Ways the 21st Century has Forever Changed Travel

Traveling today looks very different than it did just twenty years ago. E-tickets, airline and hotel reservation bidding, TripAdvisor, and navigation devices are just a few examples of how the industry has changed. I can leave my house in Jaco, Costa Rica headed across the country to Manzanillo along the [...]

7 Ways to Deal With the Post-Travel Blues

7 Ways to Deal With the Post-Travel Blues

All good things must come to an end. You’ve heard it a million times. You know that it’s true. Still, the clichés do little to help cure a case of the post-travel blues. Returning home from a life-changing trip is never easy. You might feel a little silly feeling so down [...]

How to Travel with Pets

How to Travel with Pets

Put the dog in the carrier—check. Put the passport in the bag—check. Traveling with pets being this easy? Uncheck! Traveling with pets sounds simple, but in reality it is an arduous process, especially when moving abroad. Follow these guidelines to ensure you and your pet travel safely around the world. [...]

7 Ideas for Creative Travel Photos

7 Ideas for Creative Travel Photos

Coming back from a trip can feel strange: it’s nice to be home, but you’ll surely miss the weird sort of routine you’d established in unfamiliar lands, where each day meant exploring new places, meeting new people, and creating new memories. Reliving your trip by scrolling through your travel photos can [...]

Six Tips for Better POV

Six Tips for Better POV

Awesome! You finally scored the latest (GoPro/Drift/Sony/Contour) POV camera to capture your globetrotting adventures in full envy-inducing glory. Now the question is: How do you avoid turning it into a slow motion torture device your friends and relatives secretly hate? Here are six rules to keep in mind. Take Control [...]

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Eating on the Road

Eating healthy on the road is sensible, good for you and totally boring. Before a recent road trip, The Wife cut out an article for me about how a little chopped up Kale, with a drizzle of olive oil is a tasty and nutritious snack. I, of course, immediately threw [...]

Fears and Solutions of Solitary Women Travelers

Fears and Solutions of Solitary Women Travelers

In my travels, I have come across single women around the world who say, “I’d like to travel, but I don’t have anyone to go with.” Having traveled alone, I asked what was stopping them. What I found was a mixture of fears and concerns: Blending in Amanda Heckart from [...]

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Six Travel Photography Tips With A Smartphone

The advent of the camera-phone may have not yet completely replaced the DSLR, however a camera-phone can capture images the way a bigger camera can’t. Besides being portable, camera-phones can capture detail with simpler one-touch control over focus and aperture. The best images are the ones that are captured simply, [...]