I opened my eyes and there was a man standing over me. "Are you alright? What happened?" he asked me in Portuguese. I looked around incredibly confused as to where I was or what was going on. It was almost four in the morning and I was sitting in the middle of the street, my head hurt, and
HUZAA! It's trip time! That's the sound of your bank when you take yourself to another country. Few things can complicate your financial position abroad like being showered in bank fees (except maybe a good old-fashioned mugging), but fortunately workarounds to this blatant robbery committed
Everyone seems to have their own way about it, and to everyone's credit, some of their strategies are probably very useful. I am not here to say that what I propose is better than what you and others have been doing all along (yes, I am). My only wish is to save you a bit of money on the journey to
Planning ahead of time is a sure-fire way to ensure that things go wrong. Rarely does one formulate a plan and then proceed to flawlessly execute said plan (especially in the world of travel). My philosophy is simple: if you don't have a plan, then nothing can ever "not go according to plan"
To many people, the idea of traveling alone can be horrifying. Granted, plenty of things can go wrong while traveling solo (getting kidnapped, winding up in a foreign prison, having your organs harvested, being sold into slavery), but plenty can also go wrong if you're traveling in a group, or if
Legendary world-traveler Mr. Rick Steves offers up some of his personal insights into different peoples of the world, and how through travel we can come to a better understanding of other cultures while learning from those different from ourselves.
It isn't every day that one finds (or makes) love in a taxi, but fortunately for myself and one lucky cabbie, that day was about to arrive for the both of us. Our story begins one night in the city of Eilat, Israel. I was determined to see the ancient city of Petra (in Jordan) and had elected
Long is the list of (rather compelling) reasons not to check your luggage at the airport, and compassionate am I in my convictions regarding this topic (been watching a lot of Star Wars recently). Right off the bat, it means you are probably bringing too much, and unless you are bringing equipment