Travel Do's and Dont's
Walk a mile, or a thousand, in someone else's shoes. Travel Do's and Dont's from those who have been there, done that.
8 Tips to Help You Save Money at Disney World
Welcome to Walt Disney World, the most magical place on earth—if you're not the one paying. Disney World's prices are on the rise, especially recently. Food costs have risen from between $5 to $10, ticket prices vary by the day now, hotel rooms are getting more costly by the minute, and you now have to pay parking every single night even if you are staying on site at a Disney resort.
10 Tips to Save Money While Traveling
AirBnB. Way cheaper than hotels, AirBnB are places where you can get a room or even an entire place. Hosts can rent just one room or several or they can rent out and entire house and/or apartment. Don't ever take a taxi. They are expensive as frick, so you are better off using Uber or Lift. Public Transportation. Figure out where buses go and see if they go to the town, city, or nearby street you are getting to. Also, some countries offer deals like a one-week train pass for $50. Rent a car. If you are traveling with a few other people and you all have your own bags and such, then it might be easier to have your own car. It's inconveniently a hassle to always move your baggage around with you, especially when you have a different place to stay every night. Also it's nice to have a safe place to keep your things. The more people you have, the better (within reason). It helps to have other people to split the cost of things but you have to keep in mind that adding another person will boost the cost but not by much. Only have a carry-on bag and a personal item. Try not to waste extra money on purchasing a checked bag unless you will be gone for over a month. It is possible to do, even though some would disagree. Only pack the necessities. Only bring along what you really need or will use. Like, do you really need this second pair of jeans that looks exactly the same as the first? Don't go out to eat every night. Save some money and buy groceries which you can make dinner with at the kitchen of your AirBnB. You never realize how much you spend on eating out until you add it all up, so save yourself and spend that money on gifts or something else. Besides, you can make some killer dinners with only a few ingredients. Travel in the off season. Prices of most attractions will go down when there are not as many tourists around. Go to less popular attractions. Yes, there are many popular places to see, but there are also several gorgeous destinations that not many people know of. And these places are usually not as expensive to get into.
How to Travel Alone Without Feeling Lonely
I like to think I've reached a point in my life where I can discern between alone-ness and loneliness, but the lines sometimes blur.
Swanage - Dorset - England
Swanage town is located on Britain's south coast and has been building its reputation as a traditional British seaside town since the era of the Victorians in the 19th century. Its unique position gives the visitor access to award an award winning sandy beach, the stunning Purbecks, the South West Coastal Path, and the world famous Jurassic Coast line.
Airline Loyalty, Worth More Than Ever
Vacations are something we all look forward to. Since the airlines started charging for everything from baggage to where you sit, the cost of travel has been increasing for many travelers. This has made it more difficult to plan a trip and led some to even eliminate the number of getaways they take.
Tips for Women Traveling Alone in India
India is a beautiful country that's filled with a rich culture, delicious food, and some of the most breathtaking sights in the world. Home to the Taj Mahal, Bollywood, and a wide range of incredible landscapes, it's easy to see why so many people want to visit this sunny country.
How to Travel Carry-on Only
I was a Girl Scout growing up, and one of the key lessons I was taught was: be prepared. No matter now short the trip or whatever the weather forecast predicted, I needed to be ready for all of it. Rain? Snow? Earthquake? I'd better have that poncho, those boots, and the radio, just in case.
Tips for a New England Whale Watch
Cape Cod is regarded as one of the most popular places to go whale watching in New England as daily tours leave from Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod as well as Boston, Plymouth, Barnstable, and Gloucester. From the end of April, all the way through October, whales can often be seen from shore along Cape Cod beaches like Race Point near Provincetown. I personally have done some shore-based whale watching in Race Point on multiple occasions, observing right whale and humpback whale mothers returning to Cape Cod Bay with their young calves and believe me, it was quite an incredible experience. I would totally recommend it to anyone who plans to go to Cape Cod before late April since that’s the time when the whale boats first begin seasonal operations. Back to the whales, the mammals spend the months between March through October in Stellwagen Bank, a shallow mound of sand and gravel that’s a remnant of retreating glaciers from the last Ice Age. There, nutrient-rich waters that flow from the Gulf of Maine helps create major upwelling of nutrients while creating a bloom of plankton at the same time. The result is a complex ecosystem that provides an abundant of food for various baleen whales such as humpback whales, minke whales, fin whales, and Northern right whales. Yet, the more often you go whale watching, whether if it involves walking along the beach, standing on a headland, or on a boat, finding whales and other marine mammals not only requires good luck, it also requires a good dose of knowledge on the animals and the ecosystem they live in. So here are some tips on how make the best of your New England Whale Watch.
Guided Group Tours
So you want to travel, vacation somewhere new or go sightseeing, but planning a vacation can be expensive and stressful. It seems like everything cool costs money and FOMO really sets in, there's so much to do in so little time. But if your solution to that is to sign up for some guided group bus tour—don't.
Traveling; it’s something we do everyday. Whether we’re just traveling to work, to school, or home, we all travel. However, some of us travel far and wide—sometimes to our nation’s capital for a school trip or across the world for a business trip. With those long-haul trips, anxiety seems to only be amplified with intruding questions like “What should I pack?”; “What should I say?”; “What should I not say?” Although I may not have all the answers, I’m hoping to share my experience with you and help out for this thing we all do everyday.
Tips and Tricks for Camping Beginners
For most people, spending a few nights away from the demands of life can give the mind a short vacation, one that is probably well deserved. Vacation can be stressful, especially when you are traveling with a group of people, and similarly, preparation for camping can seem intimidating. However, exploring the outdoors is not quite as nerve racking as some may think, and with a short list of tips and tricks, your future camping trip will be smooth sailing no matter who you decide to adventure out with.
Tips for Tourists Visiting New York
New York is a big city, so the fear of getting lost can be crippling. However, I was determined I would not waste my days waiting on someone to take me around when they got free time. My time is precious! I took a leap of faith, and I survived the big city on my own. With these tips in mind I know you will too.