Smart Travel Tips

Travel Insurance: Yay or Nay?

Travel Insurance: Yay or Nay?

Travel insurance is usually the first thing to get dropped by the budget conscious traveler. As someone who has spent the night in multiple train stations, airports, and once in the middle of a roundabout in Haifa (long story) in order to save money, I’m definitely wary of purchasing anything [...]

Making Friends with Benefits While Traveling

Making Friends with Benefits While Traveling

Making friends with locals when traveling can create lifelong friendships that you will forever cherish. More importantly, friendships with natives can score you free lodging, food and the best tour guide money can’t buy. If your intentions are good, you can encourage these sorts of friendships everywhere you go, as [...]

Biting the Bullet: The Joys of Passport Renewal

Biting the Bullet: The Joys of Passport Renewal

With less than six months before my passport expires and only one page left for visas, I decide it’s time to bite the bullet and make an appointment to renew my passport. Incidentally, the phrase “bite the bullet” comes from war medicine (or lack thereof) when surgeons operating on soldiers [...]

Space Tourism Companies You Need to Know About

Space Tourism Companies You Need to Know About

We’re sending you to a place far away, to a place without TripAdvisor ratings, without souvenirs, and without happy hours. In this place, you don’t have to worry about rain, because rain doesn’t exist there, because clouds don’t exist. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you can tan, because going outside, even [...]

6 Tips for Traveling With Food Allergies

6 Tips for Traveling With Food Allergies

Easily one of the best parts of traveling the globe is getting to taste all of the foods the globe has to offer. When in Rome, eat traditional Italian pizza. When in Paris, maybe try some escargot, but absolutely head to a local bakery and try a couple (or five) [...]

How to Purify Your Water on the Fly

How to Purify Your Water on the Fly

Ok, so you’re traveling, right? Maybe you’re in Uganda or Mexico or Vietnam. It’s beautiful, but it’s hot and after hours of traipsing around in the sun, you’re ready for a comfortable chair and a cold drink. You walk into a restaurant with your Anti theft handbag, collapse into a [...]

101 Tips on Packing for Europe

101 Tips on Packing for Europe

Okay, I only have six, but what a great title huh? Sure you can always Google “Packing for Europe,” and get the normal tips like pack light and bring an umbrella. Luckily for you I’m here to clue you in on what I’m bringing on my upcoming trip to the [...]

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 [...]