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8 Epic Road Trip Movies

8 Epic Road Trip Movies

Summer is the perfect time for road tripping. Whether you’re out for the weekend or decide to take several months off to drive around the country, road trips are a great way to enjoy some things that are uniquely Americana – and with Independence Day around the corner, what could [...]

Eight Essentials for Traveling Abroad

Eight Essentials for Traveling Abroad

If you’re anything like me, you put a lot of planning into your packing.  In the weeks leading up to a big trip, especially an international one, the daydreaming is basically constant.  Inevitably though, regardless of the mental preparation, you put it off.  You could probably make a lot of [...]

6 Weird Worldy Superstitions

6 Weird Worldy Superstitions

Superstitions- we all got ‘em. They have been embedded deep in our culture for centuries and some will never die. But things like Friday the 13th, knocking on wood and toasting shot glasses at the bar have got nothin’ on these 6 superstitions from around the world. The curse of [...]

The World’s Worst Cities for Petty Theft

The World’s Worst Cities for Petty Theft

Let’s face it: any large municipality poses a risk to the wallets of naive tourists. Within every major city is a class of criminal adept at singling out vulnerable visitors from the resident population and then relieving the marks of their most valued belongings, but this demographic is considerably larger [...]

6 Offbeat Things To Do In The French Quarter

6 Offbeat Things To Do In The French Quarter

There is no introduction I could write that would prepare you for the splendor of the Big Easy. Whether dining on immaculately spice Cajun food, sipping on a hurricane, or purchasing your first voodoo doll (congratulations), NOLA is never boring, never apologetic, and always a good time. Bourbon Street and [...]

6 Ways to Keep You and Your Stuff Safe on the Road

6 Ways to Keep You and Your Stuff Safe on the Road

You’re on vacation, maybe partying, maybe just sightseeing but you do want to relax either way. Just because you’re on vacation though doesn’t mean you should act like an idiot. Okay, there was that one or two times in Mexico, but this isn’t about me. Be Aware There are always [...]

The ‘OECD Better Life Index’ Goes Beyond Typical Global Rankings

The ‘OECD Better Life Index’ Goes Beyond Typical Global Rankings

Every few months (or so it seems), some organization releases a list of the world’s happiest countries. This notion might seem problematic at first — surely there are miserable people living in the most contented nations, and vice versa — but these rankings are usually the product of complex methodology [...]

Pros and Cons of Traveling with a Tour Group

Pros and Cons of Traveling with a Tour Group

If you like traveling in large groups, having your itinerary laid out and being put on an exacting schedule, then join the Army. On the other hand there are advantages to group discounts, privileged entrances and having someone else schlepp your bags to your room. Safety in numbers Pro: There [...]

The World’s Most Disgusting Tourist Attractions

The World’s Most Disgusting Tourist Attractions

There are plenty of pristine, idyllic landmarks for you to visit, and then there are the entries on this list. Hey, maybe germs don’t bother you. Maybe they’re your thing. Don’t let us stop you from being adventurous, by any means. But if there’s a chance you’ll get grossed out [...]

10 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

10 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

ROOAAAAD TRRIIPPP! Yea buddy, time to live the dream and jump in your dad’s convertible (more realistically, your beat up mini van) for adventure, freedom and memories for a lifetime. Here are ten essentials to consider when starting your preparations for life on the highway. Troops Assemble! Call ‘em up! [...]