Category: Traveler Advice

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.

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.

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.