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Josh Hewitt

Avid traveler and photographer who loves to see new places, meet new people, and experience new things. There is so much this world can teach us, we just need to explore!

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15 Tips to Make Sure You are Always Prepared When Traveling

Chances are, we have all been in a situation while traveling where we have felt like we really weren’t as prepared as we needed to be.  Whether we were dealing with something as trivial as being stuck out in the rain without an umbrella or something as serious as losing our passport.  There are few things that can ruin a trip quicker than being unprepared.  Trust me, I have learned this lesson repeatedly throughout my time traveling this world.

How to Road Trip in the USA

The United States is a vast country with many cultural and regional differences that requires time to explore.  While many travelers choose to take flights from place to place, taking a road trip in the USA is a one-of-a-kind experience that will give you a better idea of this amazing country and its people.

From exploring the popular West Coast with iconic cities and jaw-dropping national parks to taking the less touristy routes such as the American South, hitting the road in America is an amazing experience that will challenge some of the familiar stereotypes and create life-long memories.

30 Places You Can Travel to and Spend Less Than $30 a Day

If you have always wanted to travel overseas, but haven’t been able to fit it into your budget, then this is the article for you.  I am going to outline 30 wonderful destinations that you can travel to that will cost you no more than $30 USD a day.  Granted, you could always spend more money at these locations if you wanted to, but all of these cities can be visited on a budget of just $30 a day.

15 Simple Steps That Will Always Save You Money on Flights

When you travel, especially when you travel internationally, one of the biggest expenses that you will have to account for is your airfare.  In some situations, the cost of your airfare could be over half of your total trip expenses.  That is a lot of money, and it is one of the top reasons why most people aren’t able to travel as much as they would like to.  It is also one of the expenses where travelers tend to overpay the most.

The Top 10 Tips for New Travelers

If you are a first-time traveler, especially if you are traveling internationally for the first time, then your head is probably spinning right now.  Between all of the travel planning, questions about what to pack, the unknowns of dealing with a different culture and perhaps even a different language, and the uncertainty of what you can expect to experience when you arrive, it can be a little bit overwhelming.

Even though it has been well over a decade since I traveled internationally for the first time, I can still remember the range of emotions I went thru when I was planning and booking my first trip.  The excitement, the nervousness, and the uncertainty were all palpable.  Those same emotions are what got me absolutely hooked on travel.

Accommodation Booking Tips for Infrequent or New Travelers

If you browse the Internet, you will find a lot of advice out there on how to save money when traveling.  For seasoned travelers, this is often referred to as “travel hacking”.  It is the process of making the system work for you to save money on travel.  However, the more you read, the more you will realize that a lot of the advice that is out there is geared towards people that either spend a lot of time traveling or spend a lot of their time thinking about traveling.

There really isn’t a whole lot of advice out there for how the casual or new traveler who doesn’t travel that often or spend a majority of their time thinking about travel can save money.  I think this is unfortunate because one of the biggest barriers that infrequent travelers run into when they start to think about traveling more is being able to afford it.

Punta Cana Visitor’s Guide

Whether you are looking to escape the cold back home or just enjoy a great tropical vacation, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic should be near the top of your list.  In addition to the beautiful weather, Punta Cana has some of the best beaches in the world.  With beautiful, soft white sand and crystal blue waters, you won’t want to leave the beach and the water.  

But Punta Cana isn’t all just sand and snorkeling.  With some of the longest zip line runs in the Carribean, world-class golf courses, and some of the most beautiful tropical parklands you will encounter in the region, the amount of things to see and do in Punta Cana is seemingly endless.

The Top 25 Wildlife Destinations in the World

There is some absolutely beautiful, amazing, and overall fantastic wildlife in this world that most people will never see outside of a zoo.  Each wildlife destination offers its own unique sets of animals and landscapes to explore.  Whether it be on the plains of Southern Africa, the mangrove swamps of India, or the jungles of South America or Southeast Asia, this world has so much wonderful wildlife and so many great places to view it.  With so many wonderful options, it was really, really difficult to narrow this list down to just the Top 25 wildlife destinations in the world.  

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Visitor Guide

Situated roughly 50 miles Northeast of Portland, Oregon, and roughly 96 miles South of Seattle, Washington as the crow flies, Mount Saint Helens is located in a beautiful part of America’s Pacific Northwest that has an abundance of tourist attractions.  Visitors to the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument can learn about the 1980 eruption that left such a lasting impact on the surrounding landscape, hike in some of the most beautiful and serene landscape, and marvel at the power of mother nature.