Cultural Miscommunication or Stranger Danger? Learning to Trust Your Gut While Traveling

Miscommunications can happen frequently while traveling, especially when traveling to places where you do not speak the local language or understand local cultural norms. However, your gut always knows when you are in a safe situation with mere miscommunications due to a language barrier and when the miscommunication is more than a mere miscommunication and your safety is at risk. After traveling to 55 countries, many Read More …

Glamping in Slovenia with Big Berry

During our sister trip this past summer, Diana and I had the opportunity to spend three nights glamping in Slovenia with Big Berry. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept of glamping, it is essentially a glorified version of camping that gives people the opportunity to experience being immersed in nature, while still having the same amenities that they would while at Read More …

8 Proven Tricks to Finding Cheap Flights

A cheap flight is often the deciding factor for whether you can take a trip. As a college student living on a budget, I have spent hours upon hours every week searching for different ways to find flights cheap enough to justify a spontaneous adventure. These tips and tricks often involve time and dedication, but the trips you will be able to take make the Read More …

How You Can Travel 120 Days Each Year With a Full Time Job

The United States is virtually the only country in the world that does not require employers to provide any paid vacation days by law. As such, it is a challenge for working Americans to travel very far, or at all, without sacrificing their status at work within their company. However, even in a country that places so little value on work life balance, it is still possible to Read More …

33 Practical Gift Ideas for Travelers

In the United States, after we stuff our stomachs with turkey on Thanksgiving, we embark on a mission to empty our wallets in true consumerism fashion. As Americans gear up for “Black Friday,” the unofficial start of Christmas shopping, stores across the country are posting steep discounts, and this includes online stores as well. While I used to be a big shopper back in my high Read More …

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Holiday Travel

I have an intense love-hate relationship with holiday travel. It is the best because it is one of the only times that most working people or full-time students, like myself, can travel without taking time off from work or school. However, it is also the worst because this reason applies to a large part of the population, which means holiday travel is a particularly crowded and chaotic rendezvous. I’ve Read More …

5 Reasons Why We Love Off-Season Travel

Not everyone thinks “Iceland” when they think winter travel. Except my family. Last winter, we traveled to Iceland and are officially hooked on off-season travel. So much so that we have planned another cold-weather trip this winter to the Faroe Islands. While our reasons for traveling off-season may apply to traveling to both warm and cold destinations, we have only experienced off-season travel to cold Read More …

How I Traveled Scandinavia For Six Days With Less Than $1000

In November 2015, I spent six days traveling solo through Scandinavia to three capital cities and spent a total of USD $883.39, including all airfare, accommodations, museums, food/drinks, and shopping. I did not create a budget for this trip beforehand as it was a last minute trip that I knew I wanted to take regardless of cost. I had decided last minute to switch jobs and wanted to Read More …

Our Top 10 Tips for Packing Light

Anyone who’s seen my closet knows I have way too many clothes. However, when it comes to packing for my trips, I have an uncanny ability to fit my life in a backpack that meets every budget airline’s carry on size requirements. I love packing light because it makes traveling between cities so much easier, and it’s easier on my back, too! Here are our Read More …

How to Stay Safe While Travelling With a Camera

The following is a guest post by Effy of Effy Images. My camera is my baby. I only let people I trust hold him, and I constantly worry about how he’ll react when it’s too hot or too cold. But I also don’t want him missing out on any of the sights, which means he comes with me everywhere, making travelling very stressful and giving me Read More …