Smart Travel Tips

Know When to Stop: 5 Signs You’ve Been Driving to Long

Know When to Stop: 5 Signs You’ve Been Driving to Long

Mile marker after mile marker, they just keep flying by like the insects on your windshield before they met their fate. You stretch your back once more and change the radio station for the tenth time in the last hour, and finally a yawn slips out. With destinations, deadlines, and [...]

Travel Destinations Where Women Need to Take Extra Precautions

Travel Destinations Where Women Need to Take Extra Precautions

This article is not intended to besmirch any particular country, nor are we trying to suggest that ladies are not capable of traveling alone. However, the fact is that women are more vulnerable and in certain countries ― and without knowing the statistics, a fun vacation can turn into a [...]

6 Important Rules to Follow for Third World Travel

6 Important Rules to Follow for Third World Travel

Everyone should visit at least one Third World country during their lifetime, and not just as a point of comparison with wealthier travel destinations. However, it’s important to note that visiting these nations requires a completely different frame of mind. Here are a few important rules to follow, according to [...]

9 Ways to Evade Bed Bugs in Hostels

9 Ways to Evade Bed Bugs in Hostels

So you’ve found the perfect hostel: cheap, a clean kitchen, good social space and comfortable beds. Life is good—except what is that row of little, red, itchy bumps? Bed bugs are bad news, and you’ll want to avoid any contact with these parasites at all costs. Luckily, with a little [...]

8 Tips to Be a Frugal Traveler

8 Tips to Be a Frugal Traveler

Don’t let money keep you from getting out into the world. Be smart and get prepared and you can enjoy traveling without going broke. Here’s 8 tips to make you the most frugal traveler of them all. Lodge Right There are tons of cheap lodging options available for travelers. Hostels [...]

Best Vacations to Take This Time of Year

Best Vacations to Take This Time of Year

Any time of year is a good time to vacation but some are better than others. This time of year, the weather’s better, the prices lower and everybody else’s kids are in school. That means it’s time to head out and enjoy the weather and great deals. Did I mention [...]

Travel Tips for Western Women in India

Travel Tips for Western Women in India

Being a woman is liberating. Traveling solo abroad is exhilarating. When blending the two together, traveling solo is a once in a life-time opportunity that changes lives and perceptions about the world. Lately, India has received a bad-rap about women who travel the country in pursuit for adventure and come [...]

10 Tips for the Best Euro Road Trip Ever

10 Tips for the Best Euro Road Trip Ever

Backpacking through Europe has become somewhat of a rite of passage in every traveler’s life. While most backpackers opt for a combination of train, bus or plane, an often overlooked option is the rental car. Consider the flexibility that a road trip offers versus other types of transportation: you can [...]

6 Alternatives to Hotels (That Aren’t Sleeping in your Car)

6 Alternatives to Hotels (That Aren’t Sleeping in your Car)

Let’s talk about money here for a minute, your hard earned cash that you’ve scrimped and saved for this vacation for what seems like EVER.  You finally get to go on your vacation and what’s one of the biggest expenses?  Oh right, a hotel.  And you know what’s unique about [...]

Tips for Duty-Free Shoppers

Tips for Duty-Free Shoppers

If you’ve visited an international airport terminal any time within the past 60 years, then chances are the duty-free shop has caught your eye. They’re hard to miss: prominent red signs, bright lighting, row after row of fancy liquor bottles and designer perfume. And usually, the lines are fairly long. [...]