Getting Lost Abroad

Getting lost in a foreign place, where you don’t know anyone and don’t speak the language, sounds like a traveler’s worst nightmare! Believe it or not, it’s actually something I …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Downside of Budget Travel

  I’m a budget traveler. I’m an expert at finding the best deals – super cheap and completely free options for everything from flights to accommodation to sightseeing. I’ve dedicated …

Improve Your Travel Vocabulary

  I’m a bit of a vocab geek. I love collecting unusual words and using precise words for specific meanings. “Travel” is such a broad term but there are so …

Teaching English Abroad: DOs & DON’Ts

One of the most incredible, educational, and confidence-building things you can do is to live in another country for a while. Really getting to know another country’s culture, people, and …

Best Travel Quotes

Sometimes all you need to get out there and travel is a little inspiration. I love a good travel quote. The best ones give you a serious case of wanderlust, …