Be your own travel guru with how-to guides for planning, executing and documenting your journeys around the world.
How to Buy Travel Insurance
Living in the carefree days of my twenties, the thought of travel insurance never crossed my mind. When I was young I never truly thought about the incidentals, my laser-like focus was on the end goal…my trip. Like any invincible youth, I couldn’t envision anything that might go wrong to ruin my travel plans. Now that I’m older and marginally wiser, I can see the value in protecting myself, my investment and my hard-earned money.
How to Travel Frugal on a Tight Budget
Traveling can be fun and exciting at times but often costly as well. The average traveler usually has to take many things into consideration before starting the journey from home such as airfare, accommodation, food, water, transportation and so on. However, if your budget is a tight one and you still would like to enjoy a good amount of the best of the world, you can do so by considering some frugal practices that will help you save on cash while making your visit to another nation a fruitful and memorable experience. Depending on how lengthy your trip will be and where you are coming from as well as other factors, you can end up spending from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
How to Plan a Babymoon Vacation
So you're having a baby. First of all, let me say this: girl, I respect your journey. You are so brave. What with the crazy swelling, delicious stuff unexpectedly making you want to vom, and the whole caring-for-someone-else-until-your-dying-day thing, my feelings on this concept can be summed up by the iconic words of Randy Jackson, the most mentally stable of the OG American Idol judges: "It's a no from me, dawg."
Working Holiday Visa Guide
So you want to see the world but don’t have a small fortune at your disposal. Maybe you’ve just graduated from high school or university and have realised that you’d like to get some real-world, off the beaten path, life experience. Or perhaps you’re sick of the 9 – 5 work day slowly grinding away at your soul. If this is you, read on because the working holiday visa may just be for you!
How to Stay Healthy on an Overnight Camping Trip
An overnight camping trip isn’t the easiest thing to pull off. This is especially the case when you’re in with your children and you’re wondering what it will take for things to go smoothly. Luckily, there are a number of do-it-yourself tricks that will make it easier for you and your family to enjoy your next camping trip out in the woods.
"Wanna Get Away?"
It's Thursday. It's 3 PM. You're about two comments away from telling your supervisor or employee where to shove that patronizing smile that they shine on you as they ask you another stupid question, or hand you another, boring, useless task. It's April and you're already "over" all the B.S. your career has to offer and you've got to get away.
How To Be Polite In the Middle East
When you're traveling abroad, it's absolutely vital to realize that you're representing your home country to the rest of the world. Whenever you're outside of your home country, you are a guest in someone else's nation. How you treat others will often be the basis by which people determine how they view your country.
The Sweetness of Triviality
I love getting lost in the crowd. By getting lost I do not mean to lose the sense of directions, but the evaporation of self-consciousness and the inability to identify yourself as a separate entity from the crowd. You become only what you see: all that was left of me was my pair of eyes. There are many ways to it. It doesn’t have to be that you jostle your way through a hunger strike; neither does it have to be that you sit on the always-packed Piazza Navona, licking off gelato as different people pass you by.
How To Travel the World on a Budget
Most people will tell you that traveling the world is supposed to be an expensive venture. It's supposed to be one of those things that only can happen to trust fund kids and similar. But, if you look online, it's possible to travel around the globe on a shoestring budget.
Vegas Isn't The Ideal Family Place
Of course, don't get me wrong! Las Vegas is filled with opportunity, fortunes, and entertainment as far as the eyes can see. In the year of 2016, Las Vegas had OVER 42 Million visitors and made approx. over $11 Trillion off of visitors alone! But, the overall crime rate in Las Vegas is 37% higher than the national average. Also, anyone in Las Vegas has a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. Not to mention, Nevada as a whole was officially ranked the lowest in education and Nevada students are proven to be less likely to succeed than any other state in the United States. Besides, this place is just barely any fun for anyone under 21 who obeys the laws. For a "young, wild, and free" teenager, who likes to enjoy their weekends, such limited options for fun eventually become, well... not so fun anymore after being a resident for many long years. As for the weather, that no one has any control over. Summers reach nearly 120° F during the day and most times only cool to and an average of 80° F during the nights. Now I don't know about you, but this doesn't scream "home sweet home" to me.
How Russians Deal with the Cold
How Russians Deal with the Cold In a country where the temperature can sometimes drop even lower than -50 degrees Celsius in winter, you'd expect the natives know something about how to deal with this face-numbing level of coldness. For a start, they can give you a rough idea of the temperature by gauging certain factors; if the mucous in your nose has started to freeze (an odd but not unpleasant feeling), it must be around -20C. If the water in your eyes starts to freeze (most uncomfortable), the temperature has hit somewhere near the -30C mark.
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.