Smart Travel Tips

How to Take Great Travel Photos (Even If You Travel Solo)

How to Take Great Travel Photos (Even If You Travel Solo)

If you’re like me, you do most of your traveling by yourself and that means you have a lot of beautiful photographs, but are mysteriously missing from the bulk of them. I used to think that I didn’t like myself in photos, but in time, I came to wish I […]

7 Times It’s Better to Check Your Luggage

7 Times It’s Better to Check Your Luggage

You’ve surely read the words of wise travelers advising you that it is always better to carry on your luggage rather than check it. Often times, this is true—but sometimes, that’s simply not the case. Paying the extra fees to check your baggage can seem like a pain, but on […]

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Tips for City Photography On The Go

Taking great photographs while you’re on the go in a foreign city is challenging. Cities are cluttered, constantly moving, and people often don’t want their photo taken. Equipment needs to be both capable and light. Here are some tips for making great images of daily life in foreign lands. What’s […]

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6 Ways To Avoid Expensive Travel Mistakes

No one likes unexpected travel expenses. Replacing luggage, getting walloped by roaming fees, and finding out you overpaid for a hotel room are just some of the unfortunate things that can ruin your budget, not to mention vacation experience. While there are no guarantees in life (or in travel), there […]

Safety Tips for Hostel Stays Abroad

Safety Tips for Hostel Stays Abroad

First things first: staying in a hostel abroad is nothing like the horror movie of the same name. That doesn’t mean that when staying in hostels you shouldn’t keep your personal safety in mind. Even the nicest hostels can still offer exposure to illness, damage, and theft if you don’t […]

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How to Carry On for a Cruise

If you’ve ever packed for a cruise vacation you know the luggage pile can get out of control fast. Cruise vacations involve formal nights, on-board restaurants of varying casualness, poolside afternoons, and active excursions. Sure, you can take a giant suitcase or two, but it’s an enormous risk for cruising. […]

6 Great Jobs for Travel Lovers

6 Great Jobs for Travel Lovers

Ever dreamed of earning a living traveling the world? Fancy exploring every corner of this magnificent planet of ours, all while putting in a solid day’s work? Whether you have a passion for music, would love to guide tours, or are considering consulting,  we’ve covered the spectrum of jobs guaranteed […]

8 Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

8 Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

As most women who are currently, or have been, with child will likely tell you, being pregnant doesn’t have to mean putting your life on hold. Whether you’re heading out on a dream babymoon or embarking on the road trip of a lifetime, it can totally be done, provided you’re […]

5 Little-Known Secrets that Will Make Traveling Headache-Free in 2015

5 Little-Known Secrets that Will Make Traveling Headache-Free in 2015

What keeps you from hitting the road and using up all of your vacation days? What makes you groan when figuring out what to pack, how to get a good deal on a plane ticket, and how to keep your belongings safe? Traveling can seem stressful and expensive, but it […]

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8 Tips for the Solo Female Traveler in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka—the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Following a long civil war, this tiny island nation is beginning to get notice in the backpacking world, and rightly so. It’s a travellers treasure trove, filled with rich history, exploding with untouched wilderness and as for meals and accommodation—the locals are friendly […]