Tag: Travel Advice

Top 10 Tips for Saving on Holiday Travel

With the holiday season fast approaching and your to-do list growing by the day, the last thing you want is added stress about how you are going to afford your holiday travel.  The holiday season can be the most expensive time of the year to travel, and if you aren’t familiar with how to navigate the minefield of expenses it can be a daunting task to undertake at an already stressful time of the year.

The Essential Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Packing Guide

There are few places in this world as jaw-dropping as Machu Picchu and few hikes in this world with as much historical significance and as many beautiful vistas as the Inca Trail that was used by the Inca people to get to Machu Picchu.  Before you begin to plan your trip, please use this guide to give you a sense of what you will need to pack with you when you visit Machu Picchu or hike the Inca Trail.

Guide to Getting to the Galápagos Islands

Because the Galápagos is such an important and fragile ecosystem, there are many protections in place to prevent the ecosystem from getting spoiled.  This is a good thing, as it is very important for us to preserve this beautiful place.  However, it does mean that more planning needs to go into preparing a trip to the Galápagos then other destinations you might decide to visit.

Galápagos Islands Packing Guide

The Galápagos Islands is as unique of a destination as it is beautiful and with that uniqueness are some challenges when it comes to packing for your trip.  Being an island chain without a large population, especially on some of the smaller islands, it can be quite difficult to find things if you forget to bring something.  For that reason, you will want to make sure you are extra prepared when it comes to packing.

Top 10 Things to Know When Visiting the United States for the First Time

In this article, I hope to dispel some of the more common misconceptions about visiting the United States, as well as provide you with some tips for how to prepare for your first visit state-side (that’s what we Americans call home).  As always, if you have any thoughts or opinions on what travelers should know before visiting the United States for the first time, I would absolutely love to have you comment below.  Any and all feedback is helpful for other travelers!  However, please no politicals comments.

20 Tips for Those Visiting Africa for the First Time

It was almost midnight when we touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, so there wasn’t much we could see out of the window of the plane.  As our plane taxied up to the main airport building, the anticipation and anxiety of what this experience would be like started to build inside of me.  I was visiting Africa for the first time, and I couldn’t have felt more alive.

If you are planning your first trip to Africa, I am so insanely jealous of you right now.  I wish that I could go back to the stages when I was first planning my trip to Africa for the first time.  There is so much mystery and wonder associated with the continent of Africa.  I remember being both thrilled and terrified to be finally visiting.  I fell in love with Africa almost immediately, and will always love Africa, but there is something magical about that first visit.

10 Packing Tips That Every Traveler Should Follow

Nothing can ruin a trip quicker than making a major mistake with baggage.  Whether you forget something you need, don’t comply with airline baggage regulations, or run into a situation of lost or damaged luggage, these issues can put a major damper on any trip.  

I travel an average of 10 times a year, so I have quite a bit of experience packing a suitcase and carry-on bag.  Despite this experience, I still make the occasional mistake in packing every once in a while.  Reading about other people’s experiences over the years has helped me avoid some of the bigger mistakes, which I am thankful for.  

Safety Tips That Every Traveler Should Follow

Traveling can be an amazing, fulfilling, and eye-opening experience. It can be an experience that leads to great personal growth and valuable life experience. A vast majority of the time, we can completely safe when we travel. However, there are times when traveling can be unsafe and even dangerous as well.

With the right information, the right preparation, and the right mindset, you can make sure that your travel adventures are as safe as they can possibly be. We have compiled a list of suggestions that we have read elsewhere, heard from others, or have learned from our own experiences. We hope that this list will be of value to you as you plan your next adventure.

The Top 10 Apps That Every Travel Enthusiast Should Have

If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for the latest-and-greatest new app that will make traveling easier.  I think it’s only human nature to want to make things as easy and accessible as possible, and phone apps are very good at doing both.  We have put together a list of some of the phone apps that we frequently use for travel, as well as a few that we are very excited to try out.