Travel Blog Author: Alexandra Baackes

The Hottest Travel Trends for 2015

The Hottest Travel Trends for 2015
Keep your eyes on the lookout for these five upcoming travel trends. It’s never too early to start daydreaming about your next weekend getaway, well-deserved vacation or big bucket-list trip. And while it may seem as if trade trends are only interesting to those in the industry, consumers can also...

Toilets of the World: Bathroom Tips for Across the Globe

Toilets of the World: Bathroom Tips for Across the Globe
A country-by-country guide to finding your way around the flusher. No matter how remote your travels or how exotic your location, there is one thing that unites people around the globe: nature’s call. But from where to pee to how to wipe, taking care of business varies wildly depending on your...

10 Best New Adventure Travel Accessories

10 Best New Adventure Travel Accessories
The top 10 most intriguing new innovations in adventure travel accessories. Whether you’re trying to become a more streamlined packer, capture cooler action snapshots or keep your electronics safe in the great outdoors, these innovative new travel items will get you on the fast track to becoming a...

Blogger Packing List: What to Pack for Central America

Blogger Packing List: What to Pack for Central America
Find out what a travel expert brings when she travels to the isthmus of the Americas. Central America has something for everyone, whether it's the sun-drenched beaches of Belize's atolls (ring-shaped coral reefs), the ancient Mayan ruins of Honduras's Copán or the man-made wonders of the Panama...

How to Make Travel a Résumé-Booster

How to Make Travel a Résumé-Booster
Include negotiation skills and non-verbal communication mastery, not Mai Tais and surfing. When you're back from a trip, you've unpacked your bags and you're ready to make a résumé and apply for work, don't ignore the time you spent traveling. A gap in work history will look suspicious to a...

The World's Hottest New Hostels

The World's Hottest New Hostels
From Copenhagen to Chiang Mai, from Miami to Mexico City, these accommodations may be budget friendly—but they don’t skimp on charm, creativity or coolness cache. Have you checked out the dorm-bed scene lately? In the last few years, a new crop of design-centric, trendsetting hostels have cropped...

How to Survive an Overnight Bus Trip Traveling Abroad

How to Survive an Overnight Bus Trip Traveling Abroad
Whether you’re trying to avoid blowing your entire trip budget on a pricey plane ticket—or simply trying to get from A to B using the only method available—you’re bound to take an overnight bus at some point during your international travels. Here’s how to make the best of an often-bumpy,...

Ultimate Cruise Packing List: 5 Travel Bag Must-Haves

Ultimate Cruise Packing List: 5 Travel Bag Must-Haves
One of the coolest aspects of cruising? Going to tons of destinations but only unpacking once! Make sure you know exactly what to put in your bag before you take to the high seas. One of the key benefits of taking a cruise is getting to explore multiple locations while only having to wrestle with...

Travel Hacking: How to Get the Best Airline Seats

Travel Hacking: How to Get the Best Airline Seats
From scoring elite status to sweet talking gate agents, there’s always a way to score better airline seats and faster boarding. Boarding the plane first and sitting in a desirable seat might not get you to your destination any faster – but these small actions can make you feel a lot more relaxed...

Quiz: Are You Ready for a Round the World Trip?

Quiz: Are You Ready for a Round the World Trip?
Find out if you’ve got the funds, gear, and motivation you need to launch the journey of a lifetime! Are you ready to depart on a worldwide, multi-month expedition? An RTW (round the world) trip can take a fairly extensive amount of planning and preparation—not to mention something of a lifestyle...

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