Smart Travel Tips

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 [...]

European Beach Etiquette

European Beach Etiquette

  Europeans have a slightly different approach to a day out on the beach. This approach generally involves a fair amount of nudity and a more laissez-faire attitude toward public display of speedos, thongs, and other scraps of shiny fabric wound tightly around the body. There is nothing wrong with [...]

How to Annoy Your Flight Attendant

How to Annoy Your Flight Attendant

As a flight attendant, you are the only thing standing between those mini bottles of vodka and hundreds of exhausted, stressed out, and sleep-deprived travelers. Half the time they don’t even see you. They look right through you to whatever it is they need to get through the flight and [...]

Traveling on a Round the World Ticket: Conditions and Rules

Traveling on a Round the World Ticket: Conditions and Rules

There are plenty of ways to get yourself around the world and it’s never been easier than right now. For as long as anyone can remember, humans have been walking, riding, sailing, rafting, and hitchhiking just to get around the world. If you have plenty of money, but no time, [...]