Smart Travel Tips

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 [...]

6 Important Rules to Follow for Third World Travel

6 Important Rules to Follow for Third World Travel

Everyone should visit at least one Third World country during their lifetime, and not just as a point of comparison with wealthier travel destinations. However, it’s important to note that visiting these nations requires a completely different frame of mind. Here are a few important rules to follow, according to [...]

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 [...]