Sights Worth Paying For

As a hardcore budget traveler, I typically seek out free or cheap attractions. Big, famous sights often come at a cost and half the time when I do shell out for them, they leave me a bit underwhelmed. I’d rather see 10 cool, less-famous, budget-friendly sights than one super expensive …

All About Bike Sharing

Bikes are a great way to exercise and get around by your own power. They’re not something you usually throw in your suitcase when you travel, however.  Just because you didn’t bring your own bicycle doesn’t mean they’re not available. More and more cities around the world are offering super …

5 Brilliant DIY Packing Hacks

There are lots of tips out there for packing efficiently, minimally, and organizationally. I’ve written about many of these, including packing strategies, clothing and toiletry ideas, and the best travel bags and accessories. I’m also a crafty soul and love a good do-it-yourself alternative. With a little creativity, you can …

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 …