Travel Resources/Tips

Your Ultimate Camping Packing List: Mountain Camping

Your Ultimate Camping Packing List: Mountain Camping
If you don't bring the right stuff on your mountain camping trip, you may end up with backaches, blisters, or frostbite. Before you head out, use this checklist to make sure you have all of essentials. The first time I went backpacking in the mountains of Yosemite with my dad, I didn’t know what it...

Your Biggest Packing Problems—Solved!

Your Biggest Packing Problems—Solved!
Should you travel with a suitcase or a backpack? And what’s the best way to keep your items organized? A Q&A Session with the Eagle Creek Staff provides solutions! Whoever said, “Getting there is half the fun,” has clearly never wrestled with an overstuffed suitcase that just won’t zip,...

What to Pack for Your Beach Camping Trip

What to Pack for Your Beach Camping Trip
Whether you’re heading to a beach along a lake, river, or ocean, you are bound to run into water and sand. Bringing along the right gear makes the trip much easier. Warm weather has arrived, and odds are the only thing you want to do is go straight to the nearest body of water and lounge on the...

Best Android and iPhone 5 Apps for Camping

Best Android and iPhone 5 Apps for Camping
The next time you pitch a tent, your smartphone may be handier than your multi-tool. These are the top five camping apps for Android and iPhone. In a world filled with never-ending texts and emails, sometimes it’s nice to unplug and free yourself from those wireless chains—especially when you’re...

How to Avoid a Travel Emergency

How to Avoid a Travel Emergency
A few basic steps can keep you calm in the face of a common trip crisis. When you’re traveling, it’s impossible to predict and prepare for every possible missed train, stolen wallet, or spilled daiquiri that could put a damper on your plans. But some mishaps are so common that it’s careless not to...

Packing Tips: Help Kids Load Their Luggage

Packing Tips: Help Kids Load Their Luggage
With these six simple strategies, you can teach your children how to pack their own suitcases—so you don’t have to! Flights? Booked. Accommodations? Reserved. Packing for the entire family? Not this time! Use these tips to teach your kids how to pack like pros, and you won’t spend the journey...

Study Abroad 101: The Most Exotic and Unique Programs

Study Abroad 101: The Most Exotic and Unique Programs
Want to make your study abroad experience a real adventure? Try something different than Europe and Australia and head to one of these more exotic locations. Studying abroad has become extremely common among American college students. The majority of students choose to spend a semester (usually...

What To Pack For Your Semester Overseas

What To Pack For Your Semester Overseas
Here are the top five items you won’t be able to live without during your semester abroad. If you get the chance to study abroad, take it! Spending a semester overseas as a college student is exciting and often even life changing. Experiencing new languages, museums, music, food, and more can...

New Zealand Wine Tasting: The Best Vineyards

New Zealand Wine Tasting: The Best Vineyards
While traveling in New Zealand, you won’t want to miss the wineries. This country has some of the top wine spots in the world, and all are in scenic mountain settings. If sitting outdoors in the mountains and enjoying a glass of wine is your idea of a good time, New Zealand may be the perfect place...

Best Android and iPhone Apps: Travel Abroad

Best Android and iPhone Apps: Travel Abroad
Make international trips a breeze with these mobile apps. International travel can be exhilarating, rewarding, and eye-opening. But it can also be overwhelming without the right knowledge and tools. Figuring out new languages, currencies, and transportation systems, for example, are a big part of...

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