Smart Travel Tips

Gratitude: The Remedy for All Traveling Ailments

Gratitude: The Remedy for All Traveling Ailments

You know when you get to that point when you’ve been traveling for months and you and everything you own is just simply filthy; when all you could possibly want is a warm shower and a laundry machine? Well, it turns out that this random town in this random country [...]

Break the Back-to-School Blues

Break the Back-to-School Blues

It’s that time of year again, when the days get shorter and the textbooks get more expensive; it’s back-to-school season. But don’t start tearing up just yet, going back to school means more opportunities to learn (both inside and outside the classroom), different adventures to pursue, and plenty of fun [...]

How to Make the Most Out of Your Road Trip

How to Make the Most Out of Your Road Trip

With the summer nearing to an end, there is still time to make the most out of this sunny season. Grab a few friends, point to the map, and follow these seven tips to get the biggest bang for your buck on your final summer road trip: Budget, Budget, Budget [...]

7 Strategies to Explore a New City

7 Strategies to Explore a New City

Traveling and exploring new cities around the world can be an incredible experience, but it can also be pricey and endlessly confusing.  It is easy to idealize that everything will simply connect when you step foot onto this new soil (pavement)…but it doesn’t always turn out that way.  However, with [...]

6 Tips for Better Organizing Your Travel Bag

6 Tips for Better Organizing Your Travel Bag

Whether you’re flying cross-country for a friend’s wedding or taking a plane to a foreign country for any unnamed adventure, you’ve got to pack your bags. Packing said bags can be a source of unnecessary stress if you’re disorganized or just clueless as to how you should pack for the [...]

4 Cold Water Surf Destinations You Never Considered

4 Cold Water Surf Destinations You Never Considered

Most people don’t want to wear booties on a surf trip. We go on surf trips to escape. A surf trip should be relaxing and warm, right? Maybe not. Anyone that has been to Bali or Costa Rica lately knows that crowds are growing and show no signs of stopping. [...]

Cross Training Strategies for Heavy Surf Conditions

Cross Training Strategies for Heavy Surf Conditions

Full disclosure: I am not a big wave surfer. I’ve never paddled at Mavs. I don’t do tow-ins. You won’t see me at the Eddie. I mostly surf very cold closeouts. With that said, I do like to charge on alternate Wednesdays.  I have been caught inside at Puerto Escondido [...]

Don’t Go There: The Numbers Behind Travel Advisories

Don’t Go There: The Numbers Behind Travel Advisories

Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory alert for American citizens in the Middle East and North Africa. Citing reports of suspected terrorist attacks that “al-Qa’ida and affilate organizations” plan to carry out in the coming weeks, the Bureau of Consular Affairs is urging all U.S. [...]

7 Tips to Keep Your Stuff Safe While Camping

7 Tips to Keep Your Stuff Safe While Camping

You come back to your lovely campsite after a long day of hiking and freeze in sheer horror. The contents of your carefully packed cooler are shredded and strewn across the earth. There’s a long, jagged hole stretching from one side of your tent to the other where someone took [...]

8 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Road Trip

8 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Road Trip

Road trips are fun. Spontaneous adventures, ever-changing scenery, good tunes and good times—but they aren’t the healthiest of travel options. Road trips typically involve long periods of stagnancy and way too much greasy food. But they don’t have to be unhealthy. With a little foresight, you can incorporate good habits [...]