Smart Travel Tips

How to Make People at Home Jealous While Traveling

How to Make People at Home Jealous While Traveling

While you’re off adventuring, it’s important to keep in contact with loved ones back home. You want to assure them that you’re safe and having a good time. But, more importantly, you want to make them as jealous as possible. To accomplish this in the best way, consider how your [...]

Overpacking: How to Avoid It

Overpacking: How to Avoid It

Overpacking? Guilty. I travel constantly, incessantly. For years I’ve lived out of a suitcase and yet, I still fall victim to overpacking. I envision myself nimbly skipping out of the airport and onto the train, hopping from bus to bus, and walking up and down narrow cobblestone streets with nothing [...]

What Your Bag Identification Says About You

What Your Bag Identification Says About You

Stand by the baggage claim at any major airport and you can watch a magical parade of black, rolling suitcases, slowly cruising by under the nervous eyes of dozens of weary travelers. Interspersed among the suitcases are identical backpacks, stuffed to absolute capacity by excited young persons looking to explore [...]

If Penguins Could Fly…

If Penguins Could Fly…

You may think skiing is the best sport of all time. But until you mix skiing with paragliding, you can’t be sure. Paragliding allows Antoine Boisselier and his friends access to just about any mountain. This combination of skiing and flying will make you smile in delight as you envision [...]

Too Busy? Microadventure.

Too Busy? Microadventure.

When you think of adventure, you usually think of some grandiose time in your life when you pack everything you need on your back and traverse across great expanses in some distant country. I’ll admit, that sounds pretty damn nice, but most people don’t have time for that. What else [...]

6 Reasons to Brave the Rain

6 Reasons to Brave the Rain

The Pacific Northwest often gets a bad rep: home to several of America’s most infamous serial killers, hipsters around every corner, and let’s not forget the incessant drizzle. However, the PNW is also home to

Finding Fun Anywhere You Go

Finding Fun Anywhere You Go

Certain cities are natural hotspots for all things fun. You’ll never be more than a few minutes from something to do in Los Angeles or New York, for instance. Chicago, too, has a lot of enjoyable recreational activities if people who live there are to be believed. In places like [...]

6 Famous Birthplaces Worth Checking Out

6 Famous Birthplaces Worth Checking Out

Everyone has to start somewhere — and today, visitors can check out the birthplaces and/or childhood homes of some of history’s most notable figures. Nothing provides additional insight into a famous person quite like seeing the room where he or she had their diapers changed.

How to Avoid Gaining that Pesky Vacation Weight

How to Avoid Gaining that Pesky Vacation Weight

“I’m on vacation” is one of the most ridiculous phrases to enter American vocabulary. We act as if going on vacation alone gives us the rights to do whatever we want: eat our weight in French cheese, have two pastries for breakfast, or pay for sex.

9 Unconventional McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

9 Unconventional McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

There are currently more than 34,000 McDonald’s restaurants serving 68 million people in 118 countries — and if you thought they all served Big Macs and Quarter Pounders, then you’re dead wrong. Here are some of the more unusual menu items served at the Golden Arches across the globe.