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.
In Cahoots with Mahouts
It’s so hot, I can feel my face is reddening in the worst way. I was way too ambitious in taking on this path. Riding my bike everyday was no preparation for this. Removing the roots of a tree from the ground with a machete was no preparation for this, nothing really could have prepared me for such a hike.
How to Travel on a Budget
Whether you want to go across the country or somewhere only an hour or two away, it can be very pricey to travel. You should not hold yourself back because of the costs associated with traveling. It is wonderful exploring new places and learning history about a new city or country.
Things You Should Never Bring On A Flight
There are a few things that you should not bring on any flight. It is a known fact that bringing weapons of any kind on a flight is a very bad idea with severe consequences. You will go to jail. Also, bringing pets is another no go. You don’t want to have to deal with a barking dog or meowing cat. Avoid bringing liquids too. These will be taken away at the security part of the airport. There have been cases of terrorist trying to bring in liquid bombs. Lastly, avoid bringing lighters and sharp objects on planes. This is a given as you will be searched and questioned for bringing flammables. Overall, follow these flight etiquette rules and you will not be punished for your actions.
I Was Never Meant to Go Traveling.
I was never meant to go traveling. I was happy. Contented. Sat in my home in rural England where 95% of the population called themselves white British. I didn’t see culture and I didn’t need it. A recent graduate, I, like everyone else my age, was struggling to find work. But that was normal. I didn’t help myself by trying to work in media of course but that was my own choice and I was sticking to it. I didn’t help myself by trying to work in the media in the South West of England of course but that was my own choice and I was sticking to that too.
What I Didn't Know Before Leaving
Before I left to go to Denmark for my first ever study abroad experience, I was all excited and giddy. I did so much research on study abroad and what I needed to do beforehand, about all of the fun I would have.
How To Become an Expat
Ever since Trump has gotten elected, people searching for advice on how to become an expat has skyrocketed. For most of us, the idea of becoming a former US citizen is alluring—but not quite doable. But, if you really do want to leave your country, it's possible to become an expat in the right circumstances.
11 Tips for Traveling Abroad
1. Put your phone on airplane mode and keep it that way the entire trip! Too many times, people take their phones off airplane mode once they land at their destination. When you're going to another country, this could mean an extremely high phone bill. Yes, you can purchase overseas phone plans, but most of them will still cost you an arm and a leg. If you have a smart phone, particularly iPhone, you will still be able to use your iMessages when you're in areas with wifi. You can still stay connected and not have to pay that alarming charge.
Travel Simplified For Parents
Not long ago, I felt it was apt to give life a dating system. To segment my life into B.C (Before Children) and A.D (After Descendants) seemed a great way to refer to life before and after parenthood. You see most of our perceptions take a turn on entering the parenting world. For example, during the B.C era I, like most human beings reigning the planet, would dive single-handedly at an opportunity to explore and travel. But life changed drastically A.D2010. Forget an escape to the Bahamas, getting out the door was more of a hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Yes, I’d be huffing and puffing, red in the face trying to make that exit. Take this opposed to B.C1, where getting out the door was a breeze.
Is Traveling by Train Cool?
Most people love to talk about their glamorous travels abroad. They may talk about hiking in the Alps, going on a cruise in the Bahamas, or even just jetsetting off to Tokyo. But, most of the time, you don't really hear people bragging about train rides.
The Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language
Learning a foreign language often gets overlooked by those people who like to travel to different countries and have fun adventures, unique experiences but refuse to learn the local tongue while they are traveling. However, A large part of truly integrating yourself into a foreign culture when living overseas is to develop a working proficiency in the local language. When you make the effort to learn the language, it truly makes a difference both to those in the new community and/or country in which you’re residing. If you consider yourself to be a worldly person who likes to travel, you must also seek to become well-versed in foreign languages.
What to Know Before Traveling to Iceland
Iceland is beyond incredible, and you should most certainly put it at the top of your travel to-do, but there are things to know beyond just that before making the trip. Know that Iceland is unlike anywhere else you've been and likely entirely different from what you envision. Pictures and videos do not begin to capture the true beauty behind this country. Every country has a unique way of life, but Iceland is just... different.