I have been a travel writer and marketer for years, but recently took the leap and joined a travel agency. The learning process has been interesting, and intense, but I have learned so much more about the travel industry than I ever expected. Here are some things I learned after booking my first trip as […]Read More
Starting Oct. 1, 2019, residents of the United States will either need a passport to board a plane, or they will have to update their state ID (driver’s license or ID) to a REAL ID. You may have been hearing about the REAL ID a lot lately because it is now less than a year […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
It’s a good idea to download Google Map while you are out traveling in a new city.
Passport applications are taking longer to process than average, and the U.S. Department of State said the increased wait time could last through 2018.
A new study by Expedia found that only 53 percent of Americans feel it’s important to exercise while traveling.
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 […]
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 […]
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 LastMinute.com, runs through each moth of the year to […]
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 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 […]
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 […]