Travel Resources & Tips

Think Outside the Suitcase: The New Smart Luggage

Think Outside the Suitcase: The New Smart Luggage
Worried about your current luggage lagging behind? When it comes to the latest travel trends, these bags are leading the way. Luggage has come a long way since the days of the horizontal leather suitcases and camping rucksacks. Durable materials, lightweight frames, and wheels have transformed...

Most Notorious Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Most Notorious Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them
Travelers beware: Don’t be taken by these all-too-common scams. When traveling to a new destination, it’s easy to lose yourself in your new surroundings. Perhaps you take a few moments to admire a beautiful cathedral in Florence, have a sip of Guinness in a Dublin pub, or watch flamenco dancers in...

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...

Luggage Drama: Dealing with a Broken Bag on Vacation

Luggage Drama: Dealing with a Broken Bag on Vacation
Dealing with a damaged luggage situation quickly can help salvage your vacation. It’s a scene from every seasoned traveler’s nightmare. The baggage claim belt begins to move. The luggage from the flight slowly starts appearing. You finally see your bag…or, well, one part of it. And then another...

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...

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...

How to Plan a Safe Solo Getaway

How to Plan a Safe Solo Getaway
Explore a new destination on your own without putting yourself in danger. There are many reasons to choose solo travel. Maybe you’ve just experienced a loss and are looking for time to reflect. Perhaps there is an area of the world you’ve always wanted to visit and your usual traveling companion...

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?...

Back-to-School Shopping List: Everything You Need to Pack Your Dorm Room in a Bag

Back-to-School Shopping List: Everything You Need to Pack Your Dorm Room in a Bag
Overwhelmed by packing for college? Get the low-down on how to pack your dorm room essentials. Congratulations, class of 2014! With graduation comes the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the story of your life—college, adulthood and freedom! The all-consuming anticipation of living (almost)...

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...

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