Smart Travel Tips

10 Ways to Make Traveling Easier

10 Ways to Make Traveling Easier

It should be, “Oh boy, we’re going travelling” not “Oh Brother.” We hope these tips will help you discover the friendly skies and the joy of travelling. Hot Ticket Airline ticket prices change daily or even hourly. Fair? No. True? Yes. There are several website that will help this situation [...]

America’s Most Overrated Tourist Attractions

America’s Most Overrated Tourist Attractions

The United States is chock-full of noteworthy, tourist-friendly sites and monuments. Most of them are worth checking out. Others… not so much. Here’s our list of America’s most overrated tourist destinations, as well as worthwhile alternatives you should visit instead. Four Corners Monument Unless you’re really, really into geographical demarcations, [...]

Travel + Leisure Names The Country’s Best and Worst Airports

Travel + Leisure Names The Country’s Best and Worst Airports

Travel + Leisure has released a list of the nation’s best and worst airports. The rankings were part of the magazine’s World’s Best Awards, an annual survey that allowed readers to vote on the finest ― and crappiest ― cities, accommodations, and transportation services across the globe. Sixty-seven U.S. airports [...]

6 Amazing Trips That Give Back

6 Amazing Trips That Give Back

Anyone can take a vacation, but not everybody can say they took a trip that changed the lives of others and their own. Giving back while on vacation is a more popular, frugal and amazing experience than you would think. There are hundreds of organizations and volunteer groups around the [...]

6 Expert Tips for Fighting Jet Lag

6 Expert Tips for Fighting Jet Lag

Jet lag can take a toll on even the most seasoned air travelers. Thankfully, some of them have developed effective strategies for fighting (or at least mitigating) the nausea, body aches, and other crummy symptoms that often accompany long flights through multiple time zones. Get a good night’s sleep before [...]

5 Tips to Survive Thanksgiving Travel

5 Tips to Survive Thanksgiving Travel

Thanksgiving is coming up and you know what that means: crazy traveling, crazier relatives, Black Friday, delicious food binges, and good times with family and friends. Now, you just need to survive it all. Here are 5 tips to master the Thanksgiving holidays stress-free. Be the Early Bird Start planning [...]

The 10 Commandments of Staying at a Hostel

The 10 Commandments of Staying at a Hostel

Hostels are a fantastic venue for meeting fellow tourists and planning joint adventures in foreign locales ― and thankfully, you can find one just about anywhere you travel. In addition to the rules and regulations posted at each hostel establishment, here are a few unwritten laws to follow if you [...]

4 Reasons to Vacation Without Your Partner

4 Reasons to Vacation Without Your Partner

Having a boyfriend/girlfriend who shares your passion for the outdoors solves the perpetual problem of finding a climbing/skiing/paddle partner. Not many people like vacationing on their own, especially if they’re in a relationship. But when you spend all your time with the same person, you miss out on a lot [...]

7 Tips for Dating Foreigners

7 Tips for Dating Foreigners

Entering into a romantic relationship with a man or woman who hails from a foreign country can make for an exciting, cross-cultural experience ― but there are some inherent challenges to this type of arrangement, as well. Here are a few ways to make the most of your multinational dating [...]

Safe, Safer and Safest: How to Avoid Trouble in Europe and the U.K

Safe, Safer and Safest: How to Avoid Trouble in Europe and the U.K

It’s hard enough earning the money it took to travel overseas so make sure you’re the only one spending it. Okay, I’ll admit it’s the wife spending it since my idea of a European shopping spree is a ball cap that has “Rome” on the front. Still, hanging on to [...]