Smart Travel Tips

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 [...]

Six Tips for the Best Small Group Travel Experience

Six Tips for the Best Small Group Travel Experience

So, you think you know group travel. You’ve seen the tour groups on your travels, easily identifiable by their name tags, headsets, and affinity for gathering in well-known tourist traps. Newsflash: the world of group travel is changing. Niche group travel opportunities are emerging to provide savvy travelers with an [...]

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 [...]