Actively searching for the best travel tips is not something that I suspect a lot of you of doing. I instead imagine that you find yourself looking at lists of “the (insert arbitrary number) best travel tips” as a result of seeing a seductive link somewhere and being duped into finding out which of the […]
Oh, the aeroplane. Fast, convenient, anxiety inducing, metal tubes that whisk passengers through the sky to their destinations like uncomfortable magic carpets. Airplane travel forces us to sacrifice comfort in the name of convenience, it imposes a seemingly arbitrary set of rules upon passengers in the name of safety, it creates a depressing theme-parkesque world […]
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” (for those […]
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 you’re not traveling at […]
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.
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 for the express […]
You are checking a bag at the airport. You have to pay fees. You travel plans become less flexible. You lack mobility. You have to wait at the dreaded baggage claim. You may suffer the even more dreaded lost or damaged luggage. You quite literally, have more baggage. Simply put: checking a bag sucks. In […]