Smart Travel Tips

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! [...]

The 5 Worst People to Choose for a Travel Buddy

The 5 Worst People to Choose for a Travel Buddy

When planning a trip, no matter how big or small, there are always decisions to be made. Where do I go? What do I do? How much money do I bring? Should I take my favorite shirt or will it get ruined? While these are all great questions, there is [...]

Sri Lanka: Best Kept Secret of the Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka: Best Kept Secret of the Indian Ocean

Are you ready to ride the back of an elephant across the golden sands of a pristine beach or traverse ancient ruins and temples that have been in a the world for over 3000 years? Do you dream of hiking through lush rainforest, sampling unique cuisine and exploring a land [...]

8 Tips for Ladies Traveling in Cairo

8 Tips for Ladies Traveling in Cairo

I was a young lady traveling in Cairo, Egypt once. I met many wonderful people whom I still keep in touch with, and experienced so many beautiful memories. Cairo is such a enchanting place to visit, and Egyptian culture is rich and ancient. But, if you are a woman traveling [...]

5 Travel Tips for the United Arab Emirates

5 Travel Tips for the United Arab Emirates

The heat from the Arabian sun is causing water droplets to form on my forehead as I walk in temperatures ranging from 90-110 degrees depending on the time of day. The United Arab Emirates is a beautiful land with lots of culture, but with that culture comes certain guidelines that [...]