Travel Blog Author: Alexandra Baackes

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...

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,...

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