Travel Blog Author: Alexandra Baackes

Graduation Gift Guide 2015: Best Travel Presents

Graduation Gift Guide 2015: Best Travel Presents
Looking for a gift for a grad who loves to travel? Check out these seven perfect picks. It's that time of year—graduation time. If you know a student who is graduating high school or college, don't slip a gift card or a check into a card (boring!). Instead, buy that person a present that he or she...

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2015: Best Travel Gifts for Moms

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2015: Best Travel Gifts for Moms
Nine perfect presents for the globe-trotting mama in your life. She gave you the gift of adventure. Give her something equally impressive. From big ticket items to thinking-of-you little somethings, our roundup of the best gifts for travel-loving moms in 2015 has something for everyone – and every...

Quiz: What's Your Packing Personality?

Quiz: What's Your Packing Personality?
Answer: You won’t know until you take our test! There are as many packing styles as there are destinations on the departures board at JFK. But with 40 years of experience, the experts at Eagle Creek have boiled packers down to just three basic personalities. Ready to find out which overhead bin you...

Heading to Thailand? Don’t Forget Your…

Heading to Thailand? Don’t Forget Your…
Choose wisely when prepping for a trip to the Land of Smiles by knowing what to wear when visiting its awe-inspiring wats, pristine beaches and bustling big cities. S a-wat-dee! So, Thailand is on your 2015 travel itinerary ? Wise choice! The Land of Smiles will greet you with an even bigger grin...

Go Spelunking! The World’s Coolest Caves

Go Spelunking! The World’s Coolest Caves
Looking for a unique adventure? Check out six of the quirkiest caves on—and deep within—the planet. Adventure travelers don’t just roam the earth—they explore inside it. Submerge yourself in our list of the world’s top six cave destinations, and then starting planning your own descent. Just don’t...

Travel Myths: Are They True or False?

Travel Myths: Are They True or False?
We debunk six common travel misconceptions—and the results may surprise you. The world of travel is rife with myths and misconceptions about everything from when to click “purchase” on killer flight deals to how our cell phones could affect the plane’s navigation. Why do these legends live on? If...

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...

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