50+ Unique Gifts for Travelers

Are you a traveler and/or have one in your life? Looking for a travel-related gift they/you don’t already own? I’ve put together a list of 50+ fantastic items you may not have thought of that travelers will love!  Super useful items to pack for a variety of travel styles or …

Train Travel: The Romance & The Reality

  The train is probably my favorite mode of transportation. I just love the clicking along the rails and the gentle sway as you speed through the countryside. Watching the world go by through big windows is mesmerizing and ignites my adventurous spirit. This feeling might be influenced by the …

5 Most Ingenious Travel Gadgets

  There are a ton of cool gadgets out there to help make your travels easier and more enjoyable. Sometimes I am just amazed at what people come up with! Ingenious contraptions for staying safe, documenting your travels, being off the grid, packing light, preventing theft, carrying your gear, staying …

Packing in Ziploc Bags

    Ok, I know it sounds a little weird but ziplock bags are one of my essential travel accessories as a seasoned long-term budget traveler! They come in super handy for many things when on the road but one more unusual purpose I use them for is packing. Cheap …

How to Make the Most of Awkward Travel Patterns

  Awkward travel patterns such as long layovers, red-eye flights, multiple connections, overnight buses and trains, and limited or expensive public transportation can seem like giant pains in the proverbial ass. But they don’t have to be. With a little creative thinking and some ingenuity, they can make for surprising …

The Classic DIY Walking Tour

  When traveling to a new destination, taking a walking tour (especially in cities) is a classic sightseeing activity. If you want an expert guide to tell you all the intimate details and give you local advice, you have to pay for it. Even with a lot of free walking …