Travel Blog Author: Scott Shetler

4 Free Things to Do in Austin, Texas

4 Free Things to Do in Austin, Texas
Put away your wallet, because Austin, Texas has a wealth of free activities for outdoors enthusiasts, political junkies, and lovers of art and culture. Austin, Texas has one of the widest ranges of free things to do in any U.S. city. Strap on some cowboy boots and explore historical sites,...

5 Free Things to do in Portland, Oregon

5 Free Things to do in Portland, Oregon
You can find a wealth of budget-saving activities in the City of Roses, including art walks, hiking trails, and outdoor music and theater. Books, bikes and coffee shops are some of the first things that come to mind when picturing Portland, Oregon, which has earned a reputation as one of the...

America’s 6 Best Walking Cities

America’s 6 Best Walking Cities
Forget the car—these pedestrian-friendly urban areas are worth exploring on foot. What makes an urban area one of the best walking cities in America? Some of the essential elements include vibrant neighborhoods, parks and green spaces, and local organizations or government entities working to...

Travel Rain Day: How Real Travelers Beat Bad Weather

Travel Rain Day: How Real Travelers Beat Bad Weather
Don’t let a downpour ruin your vacation! Make the most of inclement weather with advice from travel bloggers on finding the sunny side of rainstorms. Patrícia Cuní knows all about dealing with bad weather on vacation. During a trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia, the Madaboutravel.com blogger headed out to...

What to Pack for a South Africa Vacation

What to Pack for a South Africa Vacation
Whether you’re visiting to see big game on a safari or to explore the culture of Cape Town and Johannesburg, use this South Africa packing list for suggestions on what to take for your trip. As a vacation destination, South Africa seems to have it all, from natural beauty to history and culture,...

Where to Go for a Guys' Getaway

Where to Go for a Guys' Getaway
Whether you’re planning a bachelor party or just want a fun weekend getaway with the guys, these locales are ideal for your next dudes-only adventure. Ladies, we love you, but sometimes guys need to leave town for some quality time with our buddies. The coolest guys’ getaways include a few obvious...

The Best Scenic Drives in America

The Best Scenic Drives in America
Experience the beauty of America’s diverse landscapes from behind the wheel with these unforgettable scenic drives. Getting behind the wheel is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of America. The best scenic drives in the U.S. feature everything from ocean views to snow-capped mountains...

How to Fly Through the Airport Security Line

How to Fly Through the Airport Security Line
Get through airport security as quickly as possible by using checkpoint-friendly laptop bags, understanding the carry-on rules, and joining TSA PreCheck. Getting stuck in an endless airport security line may feel like a frustrating situation. While travelers are generally at the mercy of the...

Airline Baggage Fees and Luggage Size Restrictions

Airline Baggage Fees and Luggage Size Restrictions
What’s the key to beating the airlines’ fees for checked bags and oversized luggage? By understanding how airline policies differ and making savvy ticket purchases. Here’s how. Our new infographic describes some best practices for traveling with only a piece of carry-on luggage . But how large can...

TSA Carry On: What Can You Pack in Your Travel Bag?

TSA Carry On: What Can You Pack in Your Travel Bag?
Save yourself a lot of time and hassle at the airport by knowing exactly what you can pack inside your carry-on. These days, savvy travelers often head to the airport with nothing more than a carry-on bag. Not checking luggage saves time and money—and it’s easier than ever to travel without checked...

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