Travel Resources/Tips

4 Secret Ways to Save Money on Travel

4 Secret Ways to Save Money on Travel
You don’t need to be bankrolled to travel like a jet-setter: By picking up a handful of tricks employed by in-the-know adventurers, you can feel like a major jetsetter on a bus-fare budget. By Amanda Pressner, editor of The Lost Girls Let’s face it: Even the most hardcore travelers among us...

Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

Surviving a Long-Haul Flight
Long-haul flights are arduous. Wedged into an economy seat in the back of an aluminum-skinned aircraft (in 'steerage' I call it), can make a 10, 14, or 18-hour flight seem interminable – more so when you’re on your way back from your dream vacation, or on a business trip, since you have less to...

Top 10 Tips For Better iPhone Photos

Top 10 Tips For Better iPhone Photos
I have a confession. I’m in love with a camera. What’s worse that camera is a phone, an iPhone. I’ve fallen for its portability, flexibility and simplicity. It takes great images in many situations. And with the myriad of iPhone apps, those images can become pretty much anything I want them to be...

Traveler’s Tip: The Smartest Website for Booking Hotels

I recently took a job at a small adventure tour company and have an upcoming business trip, which will take me to Houston, Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, Boston, New York and Washington, DC in a span of two weeks, I spent a good chunk of last night booking hotels. Using old standbys – Orbiz and Expedia I...

Would You Use Facebook to Find Your Seatmate?

Starting this year, choosing your seat on an airplane may involve more than just a window or an aisle decision. KLM Airlines announced a plan that would allow passengers the option to link their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles when purchasing their tickets or when checking in. The profile...

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...

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