Travel Resources & Tips

5 Things We Wish We Knew Before Traveling the World

When my best friends Jen Baggett, Holly Corbett and I—now collectively known as The Lost Girls—started thinking about quitting our jobs in New York City to launch a yearlong backpacking adventure around the globe, we banked on having 18 months to plan our great escape. We figured that would be more...

7 Ways to Stay Healthy When Traveling

Someone once told me: the best way to learn a culture is to eat it. After traveling for years now—and trying new dishes and delicacies along the way—I believe it. Tasting foreign food is one of the most pleasurable ways to get a feel for a new place. Just by sitting down at a restaurant or sidewalk...

Adventures on a Budget: Trekking South America

When you think of epic treks around the world some names immediately jump out; Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp and the Inca Trail to name a few. Although all three will provide travelers with an unforgettable challenge and stunning scenery, they also come with a hefty price tag. The table below...

How to Pack for a Trip in 20 Minutes or Less

Whether it’s an impromptu getaway, or you’re just too crazed to even think about getting your suitcase together before Friday, don’t worry. Half the battle is learning to pack quickly and efficiently, so you can get out the door and on the plane or in the car faster—and calmer. Last December, I...

Overcome Your Excuses Not To Travel This Year

1. I don’t have the money. While it’s true that money may be a challenge, consider how much you can save by simply being creative. Hire a local to show you around, consider couchsurfing, or cook your own meals to lower your expenses. Also, try cutting out those expensive trips to the coffee shop...

Travel Adventures on a Budget: HelpX and WWOOFING

I finished university at a time when the post graduation backpack trip around Europe was on its last legs; a relic of years past when favorable exchange rates between the dollar and the franc, lira and peseta made the experience relatively affordable. In 2003, behind the strength of the euro, the...

8 Tips for Surviving the Long and Whining Road Trip

Every Christmas and Thanksgiving, our family of four (boys aged 5 & 2.5) and the family dog, get the chance to spend an extended amount of time in Texas, where both sets of grandparents live. Even though a plane flight is only a two hour trip, taking our family SUV loaded with Christmas gifts...

Travel Anywhere With These Expert Packing Tips

Travel Anywhere With These Expert Packing Tips
There’s nothing quite like opening up an empty suitcase in preparation for an upcoming trip. All that possibility, adventure and fun, just waiting to happen. However, even the most seasoned travelers aren’t immune from feeling a hint of trepidation when looking back and forth between closet and...

Infographic: Pack Your Luggage Right

Infographic: Pack Your Luggage Right
What can we say, we love travel organization! That's why we invented a travel system to help you prepare for any journey. A travel system consists of luggage and accessories that meet all of your travel packing needs. With holiday travel around the corner, this guide can help you get organized and...

5 Tips to Upgrade Your Travel Experience

When traveling, an upgrade can be the difference between cramped legs, a creaky bed, and fighting for the armrest or gourmet meal and ocean views. Before you attempt to bribe the bellboy, consider these 10 expert travel tips. 1. Memberships have their perks Various airlines, credit card companies...

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