Travel Blog Author: Alexandra Baackes

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...

6 Can’t-Miss Adventure Activities in Peru

6 Can’t-Miss Adventure Activities in Peru
Ready to experience a major rush in one of South America’s top action-packed hotspots? Find out how to paraglide, piranha fish, and paddleboard your way through Peru. Looking for an action-packed destination with wallet-friendly prices, a variety diverse landscapes and a spirit of adventure to fuel...

Hiking the Inca Trail: How to Plan and What to Pack

Hiking the Inca Trail: How to Plan and What to Pack
From price breakdowns to packing lists, this guide to planning and preparing for the Inca Trail may just be as valuable as ancient Incan gold. For the Incas, all roads led to Machu Picchu. But for travelers to Peru today, there’s really only one true way to get there: The Inca Trail. Technically,...

World’s Best Places to Go River Rafting

World’s Best Places to Go River Rafting
White water raft your way around the planet with our list of the top paddling destinations on each continent. Do you rank your fun potential by Class I through Class V? White water rafting is the ultimate adrenaline sport for travel, mixing high-action thrills with open access to untouched...

What to Pack for Peru: Vacation Packing List

What to Pack for Peru: Vacation Packing List
Don’t say hasta luego to home until you’ve packed these seven travel must-haves for your Peru adventure! Peru is the land of steamy jungles, sandy deserts, high-altitude Inca ruins—and tons of topography requiring different types clothing, shoes, and travel accessories. Peru has crammed a planet’s...

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