Smart Travel Tips

Make Plans to Pitch a Tent This Summer

Make Plans to Pitch a Tent This Summer

We’ll be the first to admit that, when traveling, it can be nice to receive the red carpet treatment at a five star hotel. But every so often, it’s necessarily to leave the comforts of a hotel and experience nature, up close and in person. After all, who wouldn’t want [...]

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Delays, Breakdowns, and Meltdowns: How to Handle Yourself When Your Flight is Cancelled

Maybe I’m not the best to write this, but the last time we had a delay, breakdown, and meltdown (yes, I had a meltdown), we did get a night at a resort with dinner, breakfast, and a flight out the next day. Delays Delays are inevitable if you travel often [...]

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How to Get Your Money’s Worth at an All-Inclusive Resort

If you spend a week at an all-inclusive resort and don’t gain at least 6 pounds and 1 or 2 waist sizes, you’re not doing it right. What is All-inclusive? Started by the Club Med chains, all-inclusive resorts have become more and more popular with the vacation crowd and are [...]

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6 Tips for Family Travel on a Budget

Traveling with a family can be a lot of things. It can be a great way to introduce your kids to new sights, sounds, and cultures. It can be overwhelming to manage, yet exhilarating to execute. It can also be very, very expensive. Exploring the wonders of the world with [...]

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Road Tripping Tips on a Budget

The ultimate road trip can be stressful when you’re on a budget, but nothing beats an extended weekend mission with your best friends. There are a few easy tricks of the trade that will make for epic road trips without draining your wallet. Camp Out Toss your tent in the [...]

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6 Tips for Flying with Animals

Flying with animals can be a major undertaking, from the earliest stages of preparation to the actual flight itself. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and some smart pre-departure research, chances are good that Fido or Fluffy’s voyage will be a great one.  Here are some tips to help [...]

7 Tips for Flying with Babies

7 Tips for Flying with Babies

Not much strikes more terror in the hearts of airline passengers than seeing a baby board their plane. While visions of relentless wailing and dirty diapers may fill the minds of some, it doesn’t mean that their fears need become reality. Here are some ideas to help you and your [...]

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How to See Eastern Europe By Train

Thriving urban centres, beautiful beaches, awe-inspiring scenery… Eastern Europe has a lot to offer. And what better way to experience it all than by train? By riding the rails, you save yourself the hassle of car rentals and unfamiliar traffic regulations, plus chances are you aren’t going to get lost [...]

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7 Realities of Being a Travel Writer

Picture this: you’re a travel writer. Your life revolves around jet setting from exotic locale to exotic locale. You get to meet colorful personalities, sample scrumptious fare, and share the stories of the adventures you encounter along the way. And you get paid to do it. Being a travel writer certainly [...]

Cash, Charge or ATM:How to Handle Money When on an Overseas Vacation

Cash, Charge or ATM:How to Handle Money When on an Overseas Vacation

Yeah, I’m an old guy and I miss Traveler’s Checks. They were accepted almost anywhere (just like the commercials said,) and safe, handy, and easy to carry. I’m sure a lot of you have no idea what I’m talking about so we’ll move on to Cash, Charge or ATMs. Cash [...]