Books to Inspire Travel

A good book can transport you to another place and bring it vividly to life. Books also provide great inspiration to travel and see the wonderful locations you’ve read about with your own eyes. Follow the trail of your favorite characters or visit authors’ homes and favorite haunts that settings …

Top Travel Snacks

Whenever I travel, I always make sure I have some kind of food on me (water, too!). I can’t tell you how many times this has saved me from going hungry or paying exorbitant prices due to limited options. So what makes a good travel snack? I have my favorites …

5 Ways to Study Abroad at Any Age

Studying abroad is a great way to experience life in another country. When you are involved in a program of study, you automatically become more involved in the community than you might as a tourist. It’s also a great way to enhance your travel by learning new information or a …

House Sitting Website Comparison

House sitting is a great way to get free, private accommodation in a private house or apartment. Basically, as a traveler, you receive this benefit in exchange for caring for someone’s home and usually pet(s) while they themselves are away. For all the details about house sitting and why I …

Essential Camping Gear

Camping is one of my favorite travel styles. There’s nothing quite like sleeping in the great outdoors! And it lends itself well to several of my travel tenets. As an introvert, camping with my own tent or camper gives me the privacy I need to relax and recharge. Once supplied …

5 Unusual Souvenir Ideas

Souvenirs are a great way to bring home memories of your travels. Every region has distinct items or styles of items. It’s always fun to bring home something unique to where you were traveling. That being said, I also like to collect similar types of things everywhere I go. It’s …

Opting Out of Airport Body Scanners

Full-body scanners have been added to or replaced metal detectors at many US airport security checkpoints. This new technology has been a bit, shall we say, controversial. Health and privacy concerns battle against efficiency and effectiveness. There are arguments for both sides. What many people don’t know is that these …