Smart Travel Tips

Travelers and House Sitting: A Perfect Match

Travelers and House Sitting: A Perfect Match

Imagine staying in a beautiful home in another country for free. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. If you have a flexible schedule,

Tips for an (Un)Successful WWOOFing Experience

Tips for an (Un)Successful WWOOFing Experience

After my first winter in the Pacific Northwest, I had already decided it was time to spend my summer somewhere sunny and warm. I had

5 Best Ways to Sleep on a Plane

5 Best Ways to Sleep on a Plane

All travelers aspire to be able to sleep anywhere, at any time, in any conditions. Yet, for many, sleeping on airplanes remains the most difficult

The Joys of Living Out of Your Backpack

The Joys of Living Out of Your Backpack

As much as I wish it were the case, I’m not currently traveling. I’m sitting in my apartment that has two bedrooms and a whole

Staying at The Free Travel House

Staying at The Free Travel House

It’s the catch-22 of traveling. As young adults, we’re encouraged to take off and explore the world before we saddle ourselves with responsibilities that make it difficult to head off to Mongolia and stay in a yurt for a year. Unfortunately, as young adults, we don’t have any money.

Plane Etiquette: How to Annoy Everyone

Plane Etiquette: How to Annoy Everyone

A little etiquette goes a long way, but no etiquette is way more fun. If you’re not satisfied simply annoying your flight attendants, follow these tips to see how quickly you can get your fellow passengers to clench their fists, turn a shade of purple, and give dozens of extremely [...]

Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me Before I Studied Abroad

Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me Before I Studied Abroad

As August quietly draws to a close, another school year is upon us. Some students are setting off for university for the first time, others are returning to old friends and new classes, while others are apprehensively waiting to board a plane that will take them abroad for a semester [...]

Five Tips For Visitors to the UK

Five Tips For Visitors to the UK

  If you are fortunate enough to have earned a front seat at this year’s Olympic games, you are in the midst of a wonderful British cultural experience that Danny Boyle very creatively represented during the opening ceremony. Sure, London can be a little overwhelming at times and it does [...]

Traveling During Ramadan

Traveling During Ramadan

  Traveling in a predominately Muslim country during Ramadan can be a wonderful, but challenging experience. Particularly for those of us who are not very good at abstaining from food and drink for more than 15 minutes at a time (guilty). Life moves at a much slower pace during Ramadan [...]

The Airport Olympics

The Airport Olympics

Watching the Olympics inspires a certain degree of pride in and appreciation of the superhuman athletic endeavors of our fellow human beings. We’re proud when the athletes from our home country do well, but we’re also in awe of the strength, grace, and agility of all of our Olympians regardless [...]