Category: Traveler Advice

The Complete Backpackers Packing Guide and Checklist for Back Country Backpackers

For those who like to hike, back country backpacking can be such an exciting and awe-inspiring endeavor. There is something about being alone in the wilderness that can really help you get to know yourself and this beautiful world that we live in. However, as incredible and moving as backcountry backpacking can be, it can also be a very challenging proposition for those who are unprepared.

That’s why I am a very firm believer in making sure you are prepared before taking any hike. This is especially true for back country hikes where you will be staying overnight for one or more nights. Before you hit the trails on your big back country adventure, I would strongly suggest that you closely read my backpackers packing guide to make sure that you have all of the gear that you will need to make sure your hike is both safe and fun.

Change of Travel Plans – The COVID Curse Strikes Again!

I apologize that I haven’t posted for a few weeks, but after reading this post you will understand why. Just when I thought things might be opening back up, I have once again been struck by the COVID travel curse. If you follow my blog closely, you are probably aware of my plans to visit Egypt, Jordan, and Israel this autumn. Needless to say, the Delta Variant has thrown me a curve ball, and once again I have a change of travel plans for this year. For the past several weeks I have been busy changing my current plans and making new ones.

The Top 15 Amazing Southern Utah Attractions That Visitors Should Plan to See When They Visit

Southern Utah is one of the most breathtaking regions of the United States. With five beautiful national parks, many national monuments, and incredible state parks, it’s full of beauty. In fact, there are so many incredible things to see that it is hard to know where to start. That is why I have put together this list of the top 15 most amazing Southern Utah attractions that visitors should plan to see. By using this list to plan your trip, you can be sure not to miss any of Southern Utah’s top sights.

Great Tips to Sit Next to Family on Flights for Frequent Travelers Who Fly Economy Class

I think every frequent traveler has been in a situation where you find a great deal on a flight, only to get buried by fees on the day of your flight when you try to carry on bags or choose seats for your family that are next to each other. While it would be easy to suggest that you be wary of basic economy fares and budget airlines because of these fees, there are some really, really great fares out there that are just too good to pass up. Instead of passing on these fares in the future, there are some tips that I can provide you to help ensure that you sit next to family on flights.

Why You Should Visit Shimla and Manali In November

Shimla and Manali both offer picturesque views of the valley and immersive holiday experiences. Tourists throng the place all year round for its remarkable climate and vacationer attractions. Though the climate of both the places is amazing for visiting any month, the best month is November. Shimla and Manali are both known for snowfall and related adventures. November is the time when you can truly enjoy and dwell in the beauty of the place by indulging in snowfall adventures. And there are many reasons why November is an ideal time for you. When you book your Shimla Manali tour package, do book it for November.

Jordan Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Jordan from outside of the country, you should be aware of the Jordan entrance requirements for visitors before you start planning your travel. If you do not meet the passport, VISA, or immunization requirements, you will be denied entry into Jordan. 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.

To assist you in making sure you meet the necessary requirements to visit Egypt, I have outlined all of the requirements you need to be concerned about in this article.  Furthermore, I have also created the handy checklist I linked below for you to use as a point of reference and to track all of the requirements as you meet them.

Egypt Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Egypt from outside of the country, you should be aware of the Egypt entrance requirements for visitors before you start planning your travel. If you do not meet the passport, VISA, or immunization requirements, you will be denied entry into Egypt. 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.

Rabies Vaccination for Travel – Why I think All Travelers Should Consider It

In this article, I am going to explain what Rabies is, how it can be spread to humans, where in this world you are at most at risk for contracting the virus, and why I think it is so important to understand how to protect yourself from this brutal and unforgiving disease. In doing so, I am going to explain why I have decided to get the Rabies pre-exposure vaccination and why I think more travelers who are thinking about visiting high-risk areas in the world should consider getting the Rabies vaccination for travel so that they are protected.

Have a Back-up Plan for your Travel Plan

Expect the unexpected. Rarely is that old adage proven true as often as it is in the context of traveling. But some surprises aren’t as cool as seeing the Taj Mahal or visiting the golden city of Jaisalmer. With that in mind, it is important now more than ever to have the necessary coverage for your trip in the event that any delays or cancellations occur.

The 20 Best Travel Accessories of 2021

Travel can be one of the most rewarding experiences you have in your life. Few other things in this world help broaden your perspective and teach you as much about the world and yourself as travel does. On the flip side, travel can also be very difficult and stressful at times. We have likely all had travel experiences that made us wonder if we’d ever get back out there and explore ever again. However, even the worst parts about travel don’t have to be that difficult or stressful. One way that you can help reduce the amount of stress that you feel when you travel and help you enjoy the experiences you have more 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 and save the special moments of your journey.