Smart Travel Tips

9 Ways to Evade Bed Bugs in Hostels

9 Ways to Evade Bed Bugs in Hostels

So you’ve found the perfect hostel: cheap, a clean kitchen, good social space and comfortable beds. Life is good—except what is that row of little, red, itchy bumps? Bed bugs are bad news, and you’ll want to avoid any contact with these parasites at all costs. Luckily, with a little [...]

8 Tips to Be a Frugal Traveler

8 Tips to Be a Frugal Traveler

Don’t let money keep you from getting out into the world. Be smart and get prepared and you can enjoy traveling without going broke. Here’s 8 tips to make you the most frugal traveler of them all. Lodge Right There are tons of cheap lodging options available for travelers. Hostels [...]

Best Vacations to Take This Time of Year

Best Vacations to Take This Time of Year

Any time of year is a good time to vacation but some are better than others. This time of year, the weather’s better, the prices lower and everybody else’s kids are in school. That means it’s time to head out and enjoy the weather and great deals. Did I mention [...]

Travel Tips for Western Women in India

Travel Tips for Western Women in India

Being a woman is liberating. Traveling solo abroad is exhilarating. When blending the two together, traveling solo is a once in a life-time opportunity that changes lives and perceptions about the world. Lately, India has received a bad-rap about women who travel the country in pursuit for adventure and come [...]

10 Tips for the Best Euro Road Trip Ever

10 Tips for the Best Euro Road Trip Ever

Backpacking through Europe has become somewhat of a rite of passage in every traveler’s life. While most backpackers opt for a combination of train, bus or plane, an often overlooked option is the rental car. Consider the flexibility that a road trip offers versus other types of transportation: you can [...]

6 Alternatives to Hotels (That Aren’t Sleeping in your Car)

6 Alternatives to Hotels (That Aren’t Sleeping in your Car)

Let’s talk about money here for a minute, your hard earned cash that you’ve scrimped and saved for this vacation for what seems like EVER.  You finally get to go on your vacation and what’s one of the biggest expenses?  Oh right, a hotel.  And you know what’s unique about [...]

Tips for Duty-Free Shoppers

Tips for Duty-Free Shoppers

If you’ve visited an international airport terminal any time within the past 60 years, then chances are the duty-free shop has caught your eye. They’re hard to miss: prominent red signs, bright lighting, row after row of fancy liquor bottles and designer perfume. And usually, the lines are fairly long. [...]

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 [...]