Travel Blog Author: Jane Bianchi

How to Pack for a Gap Year

How to Pack for a Gap Year
If you're taking a break to travel, make sure you read this packing checklist. Congrats on taking a gap year! It takes courage and planning to embark on this type of trip so first off, pat yourself on the back. Once the excitement fades, though, and reality sets in, you may start panicking about...

10 Top Survival Skills Every Traveler Should Learn

10 Top Survival Skills Every Traveler Should Learn
Whether you're camping in a forest, partying all night at clubs in Buenos Aires, or museum-hopping throughout Europe, here's what you need to know to stay safe and have fun during your getaway. Before you book your next trip, ask yourself one important question: If something were to go terribly...

Travel Bag Showdown: 4-Wheeled Luggage vs. 2-Wheeled Luggage

Travel Bag Showdown: 4-Wheeled Luggage vs. 2-Wheeled Luggage
Find out which is the best type of baggage for your traveling needs. When you're figuring out which type of luggage to buy for your next trip, you're faced with a difficult choice: Should you go with a two-wheeled bag or a four-wheeled bag? Decisions, decisions! Each offers its share of pros and...

Should You Buy or Rent Camping Gear?

Should You Buy or Rent Camping Gear?
If you want a tent, a stove and other equipment, read this before you rent or buy so you don't waste your money. If you're embarking on a camping trip, you'll be faced with an important question: Should you buy camping gear and keep it forever or rent it for anywhere from one day to two weeks?...

Best Mountain Bike Trails in US

Best Mountain Bike Trails in US
For a scenic and fun ride, grab your wheels (and a helmet, of course!) and head to one of these three top mountain biking trails. Looking for adventure? You've come to the right place! These three top mountain biking trails range from the "beginner" to "expert" level and offer varied terrains and...

How to Pack Oversized Items When Flying

How to Pack Oversized Items When Flying
Whether you’re toting a guitar, a bike, or a stroller, there are plenty of restrictions when it comes to checking and carrying on large, bulky items. Follow this checklist to make sure that your item makes it on board—and arrive safely at your final destination. When you're preparing for a flight,...

How to Save Money for Your Next Big Vacation

How to Save Money for Your Next Big Vacation
Going on a major trip can be expensive, but by following these 5 simple money-saving strategies, you'll have a robust vacation fund in no time! Maybe you're dying to go on a safari , or a hut-to-hut hiking adventure or a bike tour in wine country , but you're worried that it might drill a serious...

Wild Beaches! Discover These 3 Unspoiled Sandy Havens

Wild Beaches! Discover These 3 Unspoiled Sandy Havens
Want to avoid resort areas that are crowded, expensive, and overly manicured? Get back to nature by visiting the world’s most beautiful, off-the-beaten path beaches. Picture this: You're on a beach vacation, trying to find the perfect spot on the sand to lay your towel, but sweaty bodies and...

Spring Travel: Top 5 Shoulder Season Destinations

Spring Travel: Top 5 Shoulder Season Destinations
Avoid crowds and enjoy picture-perfect weather by visiting these locales during the spring season. Do you hear the birds chirping and see the flowers blooming? After a particularly harsh winter, springtime has finally arrived. Hallelujah! So why not celebrate by packing your travel gear and taking...

How to Keep Your Luggage for a Lifetime

How to Keep Your Luggage for a Lifetime
Find out how cleaning and storing your bags properly can help make them last longer. Ever buy a brand new travel backpack or rolling suitcase and notice that it’s torn, dirty or stained (or worse—stinky!) just a few vacations later? For those of us who lament the loss of that “new luggage look,”...

Pages