5 Iconic Movie Trains You Can Actually Ride

Train journeys feature in some of the most iconic and popular movies. Whether romantic, inspirational, mood-setting, dramatic, magical, or the scene of epic struggles and crimes, these trains have become …

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 …

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 …

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 …

5 Steps to Perfect Packing

Perfect packing is an art. It may seem simple enough – throw what you need into a suitcase and go! But a little more thought and effort as you pack …

Frugal Introvert: A Travel Oxymoron?

As my tag line professes, I am a frugal introvert. In other words, I’m a budget, solo traveler who needs less socializing and stimulation and more alone time than extroverts. …

Best Gear for Road Trips

Road trips are a special kind of travel. Hitting the road in your own set of wheels gives you the freedom to go wherever you want whenever you want (provided …