Category: Travel

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.  

Ecola State Park and Canon Beach Visitor Guide

In case it doesn’t look familiar, this is the stretch of coastline that was featured in the iconic 1980’s movie, “the Goonies”.  You know, the stretch of coast that hid the treasure of the famed pirate One-eyed Willie.  It’s easy to see why they picked this location to film.  The Pacific Ocean coastline in Oregon is some of the most rugged and most beautiful coastline in North America.  In addition to these jaw dropping rock formations, the area also boasts some of the state’s most beautiful beaches and hiking trails.

Heceta Head Lighthouse Visitor Guide

When it comes to beautiful lighthouses, you can’t find many that are more beautiful than the Heceta Head Lighthouse on the coast of Oregon in the United States.  In my opinion, it is the prettiest lighthouse in North America.  Perched up on Oregon’s rocky Pacific Ocean shoreline, the lighthouse is the definition of postcard material.  It is especially pretty at sunset or when large waves are crashing against the rocky shore.

Multnomah Falls Visitor Guide

If you are a big fan of waterfalls, then you are in for a real treat if you ever visit the Portland, Oregon area.  There are some incredibly beautiful falls in North America, with Niagara Falls in New York State probably the most famous of those.  Though Multnomah Falls in Oregon doesn’t get the notoriety that Niagara Falls gets, it is a beautiful waterfall in its own right.

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.