10 Essential Clothes Packing Tips for the Hopelessly Disorganized

The hopelessly disorganized seem to be a species all their own: on the one hand, much like anyone else, they do enjoy traveling; on the other, though, their chronic inability to get organized often causes them to freeze up and/or fly off into a panic. If you belong in this very special category, check out our list of twenty vital clothes packing tips, which are guaranteed to bring order even into the lives of the most desperately messy travelers out there. Getting started: Method-focused … [Read more...]

Tips for Traveling Alone in Europe – For All Types of Travelers

So you’re finally making your life-long dream of seeing Europe come true. Only you’re going it alone. That may put a damper on how excited you are about the trip, but it really shouldn’t. In order to make sure that you have the best possible trip across the Old World, we’ve scoured the Internet high and low. We looked at advice dispensed by the best travel bloggers out there. We asked friends with experience in this field. And for all those planning to travel around the world, we put together a … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Your First Trip Abroad

Planning Planning for a first time traveling overseas may seem like a daunting task, but it’s not, once you break it all down to a few very basic questions and possible answers. Here are all the essentials you will need to consider: Where do you want to go? ·         Africa Great for: wildlife tours, the most ancient cultural heritage in the world (think ‘cradle of civilization’), incredibly rich cultural diversity. Watch out for: endemic violence, horrible infrastructure, … [Read more...]

Tips For Traveling Overseas: “A Mission a Day”

When we have an extended stay in one place we flesh out the day with a “mission”. A mission is any task you need to accomplish which will, by definition, be more difficult in a foreign country.  It could be buying mustard (which sometimes comes in a tube) or acquiring train tickets. These missions present endless opportunities to wander into new areas of the city and engage locals you wouldn’t otherwise encounter. Sometimes they turn into absurd adventures. Recently we were in the southern … [Read more...]