Smart Travel Tips

7 Tips to Keep Your Stuff Safe While Camping

7 Tips to Keep Your Stuff Safe While Camping

You come back to your lovely campsite after a long day of hiking and freeze in sheer horror. The contents of your carefully packed cooler are shredded and strewn across the earth. There’s a long, jagged hole stretching from one side of your tent to the other where someone took [...]

8 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Road Trip

8 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Road Trip

Road trips are fun. Spontaneous adventures, ever-changing scenery, good tunes and good times—but they aren’t the healthiest of travel options. Road trips typically involve long periods of stagnancy and way too much greasy food. But they don’t have to be unhealthy. With a little foresight, you can incorporate good habits [...]

8 Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

8 Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

It’s almost over and you haven’t done half of what you wanted to do have you? Well, you better get after it. Go to a Festival There’s still some left and the Jazz Aspen/Snowmass Labor Day Fest is one of the best-as long as you’re not expecting actual jazz that [...]

Traveling With Your New Partner: 7 Tips to Survive Your Trip

Traveling With Your New Partner: 7 Tips to Survive Your Trip

The first trip together is an important milestone in any relationship. Sure, you can get to know a new partner by going on dates and spending time hanging out at home—but you don’t really know them until you’re both lost in unknown territory, the gas tank is empty, and you [...]

6 Things Not to do When Traveling Abroad

6 Things Not to do When Traveling Abroad

Kids, don’t try this at home…err, abroad. Here are 6 travel fails that landed tourists in hot water.   Keep the Memorable Name Carving for a Tree with your Lover Chinese teen Ding Jinhao just wanted to leave his mark after visiting the 3,500-year-old Temple of Luxor in Egypt, and [...]

Best Countries to Booze

Best Countries to Booze

Some of the best travel stories are created from a mixture of boozing stirred with a long night and possibly poured until the next morning. Most of the world has lenient drinking laws as well as long hours with some bars and clubs closing at 5:00am. So if your looking [...]

Dos and Don’ts to a Successful Flight

Dos and Don’ts to a Successful Flight

To some, a successful flight means you arrived alive. To others though, it’s the little things, like getting an extra bag of mini-pretzels that matter. While you can probably forget about that extra bag of pretzels, these other tips may help. Pack it in Do: Pack light is the theme [...]

A Festival in the Clouds: Alma, Colorado

A Festival in the Clouds: Alma, Colorado

There is something in the water around little mountain towns; it just seems to make everyone super friendly. Last weekend I was in such a town called Alma, Colorado. I don’t think I was in the town and out of the car for more than 30 seconds before I felt [...]

Travel For Free (And Actually Have a Great Time)

Travel For Free (And Actually Have a Great Time)

Have you ever considered that there was a time when travelers could meander place to place in their adventuring, picking a farm to work at or a vineyard to pick at, and make a dollar or two to continue their journey?  A time when things were simpler, when someone who [...]

A Different Kind of “Cruise Ship” in British Columbia

A Different Kind of “Cruise Ship” in British Columbia

In most people’s minds, the mention of taking a “cruise” will unfortunately conjure up an image of a megalithic super ship with ice rinks, buffet lines, and shopping, shopping, shopping!  But the word cruise does not pertain to the type of ship, but rather the method of travel without destination. [...]