Category: Traveler Advice

COVID-19 and Travel: A Comprehensive List of Countries Open to American Tourists

What started out as a project to determine which countries I could visit internationally and what safety protocols were in place for those countries quickly turned into an exercise to inform you, my beloved readers, on what international travel options are available for Americans at this time and what health and safety protocols are in place throughout the world. I am hopeful that this information is helpful as you start to look at making plans to travel internationally again.

Belgium Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Belgium from outside of the country, you should be aware of the passport, VISA, and immunization requirements before planning your travel.  If you do not meet the requirements, you will be denied entry into Belgium.  This is not something that I would wait until the last minute to take care of as you might not have enough time to sort out any issues at the last minute should you run into them.

Australia Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Australia from outside of the country, you should be aware of the passport, VISA, and immunization requirements before planning your travel.  If you do not meet the requirements, you will be denied entry into Australia.  This is not something that I would wait until the last minute to take care of as you might not have enough time to sort out any issues at the last minute should you run into them.

The 20 Best Travel Accessories for 2020

Traveling can be one of the most amazing experiences of your life.  Few other things in this world help to broaden your perspective and teach you about yourself.  However, travel can also be extremely stressful.  One way that you can help reduce the amount of stress that you feel when you travel and allow yourself more time to enjoy the experience is to have the right travel accessories with you on your trip.  Having the right accessories can make you more comfortable, keep your belongings safe, and help you capture the special moments of your journey.

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.

The Definitive Apostle Islands Packing Guide

The Apostle Islands is one of the most beautiful places in the Midwestern United States if not all of North America.  Tourists flock to the islands each year to do some kayaking, hiking and enjoy the beautiful beaches.  However, each year I see tourists arrive in the Apostle Islands completely unprepared.  They either don’t have the right clothing for the climate, don’t have the right gear for the activities they would like to try, or don’t have the equipment to keep them safe and comfortable while camping.

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.

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.

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.