Travel Resources & Tips

How to Ask for a Two-Week Vacation

How to Ask for a Two-Week Vacation
To some people, asking for two weeks off—and getting it!—is a total breeze. For the rest of us, requesting that many vacation days can make us a nervous wreck! Getting the getaway time you deserve doesn’t have to be scary: Get expert advice on asking for a two-week vacation—without offending the...

How to Travel Safely in Costa Rica

How to Travel Safely in Costa Rica
A few simple precautions and facts that can keep you safe, healthy and happy during your trip to the land of pura vida -- Costa Rica. By: Alex Baackes, Executive Editor, alexinwanderland.com Costa Rica has long lured travelers with its friendly people, fascinating culture, beautiful beaches, and...

The Ultimate New Zealand Packing List

The Ultimate New Zealand Packing List
Planning your trip to the adventure capital of the world? You won’t want to miss this packing list for your New Zealand getaway. When I was packing for my open-ended trip to New Zealand last year, I had a one-way ticket and a work visa good for a year’s stay. I knew I’d be living out of a travel...

Your First Backpack: 6 Ways to Ensure a Perfect Fit

Your First Backpack: 6 Ways to Ensure a Perfect Fit
Don’t rush the process of buying your first backpack or travel pack—it may just be the most important item you’ll take with you on the road. Here, travel blogger and packing guru Stephanie Yoder shares expert tips for honing in on best-fitting, most durable pack for your travel needs. When you’re...

Holiday Travel Season: 8 Sanity-Saving Tips

Holiday Travel Season: 8 Sanity-Saving Tips
Whether you’re taking a train, plane or car to see family and friends this holiday season, it can sometimes be tough to stay calm and stress-free as you get from A to B. Use these smart strategies to arrive with your holiday cheer firmly intact. by: Alex Baackes, executive editor, alexinwanderland...

How to Get Through the Airport Faster

How to Get Through the Airport Faster
Yes, it is possible to get through the airport stress-free during the holidays! Find out how to ahead to ensure that you (and your luggage) arrive at your destination on time—and in high spirits. by: Angie Orth, Editor-in-Chief at AngieAway.com Holiday travel isn’t for the faint of heart,...

Top Holiday Treats from Travel Experts

Top Holiday Treats from Travel Experts
The most wonderful time of year is all about holiday festivities, family togetherness and of course—feasting! Find out which dishes give top travel experts like Johnny Jet, Kathryn O’Shea Evans, Amanda Pressner and Stephen Jermanok a much-needed taste of home. The holiday season is almost here—and...

Fall Asleep Anywhere: How to Avoid Jet Lag

Fall Asleep Anywhere: How to Avoid Jet Lag
The symptoms of jet lag can ruin even the most well-planned travels. Here are some tips on how to sync up to local time and have the best trip ever. The mere mention of jet lag sends a shiver down the spine of any long-distance traveler, who will inevitably have memories of sleepless nights and...

Pinspiration: 7 Top Pinterest Travel Boards

Pinspiration: 7 Top Pinterest Travel Boards
Many of the best travel brands and travelers are using Pinterest. This hit list of top pinners should come in handy as you plan your travels…or simply plan to be inspired. While words may move some people to travel, it’s nearly always images that truly inspire us to take action and commit to the...

Blogger Packing List: How to Pack for Argentina Travel

Blogger Packing List:  How to Pack for Argentina Travel
Argentina’s diverse weather and varied terrain make it tough to squeeze your travel essentials into a single bag. After spending three months backpacking through the country, travel blogger Stephanie Yoder finally perfected how to pack light for Argentina and she’s sharing her expert tips right...

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