Category: General Travel

This New Feature of Google Translate Will Make International Travel the Easiest it Has Ever Been

While the functionality in Google Translate has always made it very easy for travelers to translate both text and recorded voices from one language to another, there is some new functionality in Google Translate that will take the app’s travel translation game to a whole new level.  I am very excited about this new functionality, which is why I want to share it with you in this post.

15 Great Tips for Staying Healthy When Traveling

When I first started to travel a lot, staying healthy when traveling was something that I consistently struggled with.  I would work hard at home to lose a lot of weight, build up my endurance for hiking and walking while sight-seeing, and get into the habit of eating healthier.  However, as soon as I started traveling I would slide back into old habits and undo all of the hard work I had put in during the months leading up to my travel.

Exploring the North Shore

On my way to the Apostle Islands yesterday, I made a stop in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. To call this state park gorgeous would be a significant understatement, and that is coming from an avid national parks enthusiast.

The Top 10 Tips for Eating Street Food and Not Getting Sick

I think Anthony Bourdain said it best when he said, “I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk.  Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure.”  When you think about it, he’s absolutely right.  If you don’t get out there and try different foods when you travel, then you are missing out on a big part of the adventure of traveling.  Instead of avoiding street food, you just need to be smart about which foods you eat.

New Travel App Makes Tracking Shared Travel Costs a Breeze

If you like to travel in groups, but dread having to keep track of who purchased what and who owes whom how much money, then you are going to absolutely love a new phone app that was recently developed.  The app’s name is Splid and it is revolutionizing the way groups are tracking and splitting the costs of travel.  Not only is it a brilliant idea that should help save travelers a ton of time and help avoid a lot of needless arguments about money, but the best part about the app is that it is so intuitive and easy to use.

What to do about Overcrowding at National Parks

If you haven’t been paying attention to the news concerning the US national parks lately, you may not be aware that there is a growing problem in the parks system.  They are becoming far too popular and far too easy to access.  Now, you may be wondering how the parks being too popular and too easy to access are problems, and on the surface I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that.  The parks should be enjoyed by people and they should be accessible to everyone.  However, only to a certain extent and I explain why.

Top 50 Travel Experiences to Have Before You Die (1-10)

If you are looking for some new destinations and new experiences to add to your bucket list, then you have come to the right place.  I have been compiling a list of great travel experiences to do before you die for quite some time now and I would like to share the top 50 items on that list with you.  In this installment, I am going to review experiences 1-10 on my list of the Top 50 experiences to have before you die.

Top 50 Travel Experiences to Have Before You Die (11-20)

If you are looking for some new destinations and new experiences to add to your bucket list, then you have come to the right place.  I have been compiling a list of great travel experiences to do before you die for quite some time now and I would like to share the top 50 items on that list with you.  In this installment, I am going to review experiences 11-20 on my list of the Top 50 experiences to have before you die.

Top 50 Travel Experiences to Have Before You Die (21-30)

If you are looking for some new destinations and new experiences to add to your bucket list, then you have come to the right place.  I have been compiling a list of great travel experiences to do before you die for quite some time now and I would like to share the top 50 items on that list with you.  In this installment, I am going to review experiences 21-30 on my list of the Top 50 experiences to have before you die.

New Visa Requirements for Americans to Visit Europe Starting in 2021

If you love to travel to Europe, you are going to want to pay extra close attention to the VISA exemption changes that are being made for Americans who travel to the European Union starting in 2021.  No longer will you be able to enter the EU without preauthorization, so you will want to make sure you are prepared before you visit.  In this article, I outline the changes that are being made to the VISA requirements for Americans, what you will need to travel to the EU starting in 2021, and the process for getting authorization.