Smart Travel Tips

6 Ways to Meet New People While Traveling

6 Ways to Meet New People While Traveling

Traveling alone or in a group can start to get boring after awhile, especially if you’ve created your own North American microcosm in your hotel room. One way to shake things up is to reach

Biggest Drops in Tourism

Biggest Drops in Tourism

The international tourism industry controls billions and billions of dollars of the world’s economy. Many cities, even countries, are made or broken based on the success of their tourism industry. In an ideal world, tourism

5 Alternatives to Skiing

5 Alternatives to Skiing

Let’s say your friends are heading up to the slopes for a weekend of glorious skiing and fresh powder. And let’s say you really want to go because…hello, a weekend in the mountains with

Exploring the 1,000 Islands Archipelago: A Carnival for Travelers

Exploring the 1,000 Islands Archipelago: A Carnival for Travelers

If you’ve never been to the 1,000 Islands Archipelago, you are missing some serious adventure confined to one small region. Situated inside the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the 1,000 Islands Archipelago (also Thousand Islands) gets its

How to Squat on an Asian Toilet

I’m sure none of us have sat relaxed on our toilet reading a magazine with the thought, “Man, this would be cool to do while squatting.” Believe it or not, the squatting toilet was the toilet of choice for many Chinese from the distant past, as well as today. And [...]

Pacsafe Making Wheeled Luggage!

Experienced travelers know that luggage in-transit is a hot target for theft. In fact, 29 million bags were tampered with in 2010. At JFK Airport alone, 200 thefts to checked luggage happened daily. Most thefts are done with a simple ballpoint pen jabbing into the zipper like this… Over the [...]

Locating the Restroom in 50 Languages

Locating the Restroom in 50 Languages

It’s a common travel problem: you’re visiting a foreign country when nature calls, but you’re not sure where to find the nearest toilet. The locals don’t understand you, the signs aren’t helping — and your situation grows more dire by the minute.

6 New Years Travel Resolutions

6 New Years Travel Resolutions

The new year is upon us and while many are making resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, or save money, I am creating a list of travel goals.  Whether you are still daydreaming about your next adventure or are

New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

For whatever reason — be it the universal recogniton of the passage of time, or the fundamental human urge to party — virtually every culture on Earth observes the arrival of the New Year in some capacity.

6 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

6 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

Traveling is a rewarding experience. And while we all have dreams to live lavishly: stay in awesome hotels, eat all of the best local cuisine, and participate in awesome adventures (sky diving, scuba, camel rides