Travel Tips

How to avoid being pickpocketed, according to Rick Steves

Pickpocketing can be a real issue when traveling anywhere (even within your own country), and no one is immune. Even experienced travelers like Rick Steves, who have been traveling to Europe for decades, has been the target of a pickpocket scheme. Below are Rick Steves’ tips for avoid pickpocketing. Steves wrote a blog post about […]

How to pack makeup in carry-on luggage: 2019 TSA travel size rules

If you are taking a flight and not planning to check a bag, packing makeup in carry-on luggage (as well as toiletries) can seem like a complicated task. But if you follow the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 3-1-1 rule (or the 2019 TSA makeup rules) it is fairly simple to pack makeup in your carry-on […]

Packing camera gear for travel: The best vlogging camera

Packing for a trip can be full of questions, lists, and forgetfulness. But after you’re done packing your clothes and toiletries, packing camera gear for travel is an important thing to do right before going on your next trip. The best vlogging camera on a budget will get you the best video on your next […]

7 Best camera bags for travel

Traveling can be fun, and traveling with a camera can make it an amazing adventure. Whether you are a pro or a novice, finding the best camera bags for travel can actually be stressful. But if you do it the right way, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether your camera and lenses are protected […]

MAP: This website is collecting all website Wifi passwords

If you’re traveling any time soon, you know how difficult it can be to find good WiFi — or at least WiFi — at an airport. But luckily, this website has a list of crowdsourced passwords from around the world. The list includes a variety of different passwords, including airport and airport lounge wifi sites. […]

What to wear to The Vatican: Dress Code rules [2019] you should know

When visiting the Vatican, it’s important to remember to show respect. Even if you are not Catholic, and even if you are not Christian, you are in a holy place and it’s important to follow the few amount of rules they have in the Vatican dress code. The Vatican’s dress code means women and men […]

The best weekender bags for women

I have to admit, I am a bit of a weekender bag hoarder. I bought my first one five years ago, which I loved. But after the zipper broke, I have been buying new overnight bags of all sizes (don’t worry, I only have three – currently). It is so fun to go out of […]

Visiting the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica

Visiting the Vatican can be an overwhelming experience — mostly because there is so much to do, and you don’t want to miss anything. From the Sistine Chapel to the Vatican Museums to climbing St. Peter’s Basilica Dome, you could spend days there soaking it all in. Here are some tips to seeing everything you […]

Why you won’t want to visit London for the royal wedding

While it may seem tempting to visit Britain for the May 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there are some reasons you why you won’t want to visit London for the royal wedding — and why you should just stay home and watch it on TV. According to VisitBritain, the UK tourism industry got […]

Useful travel gifts for any traveler

Useful travel gifts for the avid traveler in your life can be among the most difficult to find — mainly because travelers generally want fewer things. But if you can find something that will make their travel more useful, or that can remind them of their travels when they return home, then it may make […]

Dutch courage? Alcohol can improve our foreign language skills

Apparently the best thing you can do to integrate into a foreign culture is (shocking!) to drink. A new study found that alcohol can improve our foreign language skills. The study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found that alcohol does more than increase our confidence that we can speak another language — but that […]

This map tells you when take your next vacation

Planning when to take a vacation can be the most difficult think about hitting the “book now” button. But a new map wants to take the guess work out of the “when” to travel — and let you get to the planning. The map, created by, runs through each moth of the year to […]

Study: Travel makes us smarter and can help us land a job

There is no doubt that travel changes your life. But a study has found that it may actually make us smarter too — and can actually increase our chances of getting a job. The study, conducted by MBA students and led by William W. Maddux, associate professor of organizational behavior at French university INSEAD, found […]

Norwegian Airlines offers family-shared frequent flyer points

Norwegian Airlines has introduced a new kind of points program. The airline announced a Rewards Family Account, which will allow up to seven family and friends to jointly earn points. The new program is free, and allows up to seven people, including children, to earn CashPoints that will then be pooled into one Family Account […]

New TSA regulations will have you taking more out of your carry-on

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented new airport security rules, and it could affect the electronics you bring on a flight. The new regulations will require any electronics larger than a cell phone to be removed from carry-on luggage and placed in bins for X-Ray screening. The new regulations were tested at 10 airports, and […]

Best travel ballet flat? My Tieks review

Tieks by Gavrieli require a lot of research because they are a big-ticket item. Starting at $175, it is a big investment for most people that buy them — including me. Because of this, I wanted to provide an honest Tieks review to help others on whether to make the decision. I am the type […]