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How to Greet Locals When Abroad

If television and movies have taught us anything, it’s that people on the other side of the pond have different ways of saying “hello” to one another than we do here in the U.S. The thought can be absolutely terrifying to those who are planning to travel abroad and have no idea how to greet… Read more »

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Dealing with the Most Common Hotel Pet Peeves

When going on vacation, all you want to do is have fun and relax – and when it comes to the accommodations, I think it’s pretty safe to say that we all hold a high set of standards. Of course, you want your hotel room to be clean and in a safe part of the… Read more »

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Tips on How to Avoid Looking Like a Tourist in Paris

By now, we’ve all come to realize that the French don’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to being open and friendly to tourists. Though the country has acknowledged this and is attempting to make strides to be more welcoming to visitors, it couldn’t hurt to put more of an effort on your… Read more »

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5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Book With a Travel Agent

Call us biased all you want, but we’re not the only ones who believe that choosing to book a trip with a professional travel agent as opposed to on the internet is the way to go. Sure, there are hundreds of travel sites available online these days and they all claim to get you the… Read more »

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Tips for Making a Long Flight Bearable

Traveling a significantly long distance to another continent can be extremely trying on anyone – regardless of how used to flying you may be. Honestly, there really isn’t anyone who wakes up every morning saying, gee, I really wish I could sit on a plane in an upright position for eight hours! However, though the… Read more »

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Traveling Abroad: 5 Tips for Exchanging Money

Anytime you plan to travel, you’re brain goes on instant overload with all of the things that need to get done before you leave. The last thing that you want to do however is to overly concern yourself with insignificant things, such as how many pairs of shoes you should bring – especially when it… Read more »

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Making the Most of a Rainy Day on Vacation

After spending weeks, if not months, planning your vacation, all you want is the picture-perfect experience with tons of sight-seeing and sunshine. Unfortunately however, things don’t always pan out the way we want them to and there is always the chance that your trip may be plagued with grey skies and rain. Rather than mope… Read more »

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How Traveling is Good for Your Well-Being

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – everyone needs a vacation once in a while. Between work, family and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life, you may find yourself absolutely exhausted in every way possible. So when the stresses of everyday life come to be a little too much… Read more »

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Not your Protective Grandmother’s Travel Advice

You know how when you’re expecting your first child, anyone and everyone is all too eager to give you their two cents about what you should or shouldn’t do? Well the same can be said for first-time travelers. As soon as you tell people that you’re planning your first trip abroad, all they want to… Read more »

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How to Fit Everything Into a Carry-On

For many, it’s not about the amount of things you bring with you when traveling, but about the quality and functionality of those things. This is to say that you don’t need a different outfit for every day of your trip or 12 pairs of shoes. As long as you have access to a washer… Read more »

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A New Approach to Beating Jet Lag

Anyone who has traveled by plane through different time zones knows that jet lag can be a serious pain. If you’re looking at more than a two hour time difference, you may end up wasting precious hours of your trip trying to catch your body up. Then by the time you do, it’s time to… Read more »

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The Travel Advice You’ve Been Waiting For

Let’s face it; as much as we love it, traveling can be a complete nightmare sometimes – especially when it comes to unforeseen events or improper planning. However, the fears of travel should not restrain you from planning the cruise or trip of your dreams. From booking flights to the best hotel deals, these helpful… Read more »