Travel Blog Author: Jane Bianchi

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,”...

February is National Pack Smarter Month!

February is National Pack Smarter Month!
Learn professional packing tips so you can bring “just the essentials” on trips—and keep your gear in better condition as you go! Ever come back from a trip only to realize that the dirt on the bottom of your sneakers made its way onto your nicest dress shirt during the return trip home? Or that...

Best Hut-to-Hut Hikes in the World

Best Hut-to-Hut Hikes in the World
Travel the globe to trek these three paths for breathtaking views of nature at its finest. Itching to go on a multi-day hike, but don’t feel like camping in the woods? You’re not alone. After all, carrying and pitching a tent, dealing with bugs, and having to use a hole in the ground as a bathroom...

Best Portable Wireless Speakers for Travelers

Best Portable Wireless Speakers for Travelers
When you pack your travel bag, don’t forget to pack portable speakers. This buying guide will help you narrow down your choices and choose a style that suits your personal listening style. Whether you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts, when you’re on the road, you don’t want to lug...

Top Outdoor Adventures in Sochi

Top Outdoor Adventures in Sochi
Find out what this Russian city—and home to the 2014 Winter Olympics—has to offer. When you think about great adventure destinations, the American Rockies, Interlaken, Switzerland or just about anywhere in New Zealand may come to mind. This year, after watching the Winter 2014 Olympics, you’ll...

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