Catching the travel bug is a tricky thing. On one hand, my wanderlust inspires me to prioritize travel and make those trips of a lifetime actually happen.…… Read more “2018 Round Up!”
Have you heard about Airbnb but have yet to use it? Have you spent time searching for an Airbnb rental but have trouble selecting one that fits best with your travel plans? Look no further – this post will teach you everything you need to know before your first Airbnb experience.
Living in the Midwest of the U.S., it’s imperative to have some “winter reading” to get through times when it can even be dangerous to be outside. If the book is about traveling to places where you can go outside, that’s even better. So I jumped at the offer to review Kristin Blake’s book, 40 Ways To Travel Better: Your Complete Guide To Maximize Time, Money, & Energy.
My New Year’s resolution last year was to start a travel blog. I’ve never been good at following through with hobbies, but this project has been the perfect blend of travel, writing, and photography to keep me interested and challenged. However, the best part is that it pushes me to prioritize traveling when I might otherwise get sucked into the daily grind. It has also encouraged me to travel local (how had I not been to the mustard museum before this year?) and try to view familiar places with fresh eyes. I feel super lucky to have had these adventures in 2017…
My point is that if you’re type A and like to maximize your time in a destination with lots of activities, this blog post is for you. If you’re more go with the flow, take it with a grain of salt and hopefully you’ll still walk away with a few handy tips.
People seem to have strong reactions when I tell them I stay in hostels on my travels abroad. Some folks envision scenes from “On the Road,” while others are just plain horrified. It’s true that staying in hostels requires a few concessions, but it can also be an amazing way to travel. Follow these tips to make the most of your experience.
This lightweight towel has been one of the best travel purchases I’ve made. It’s particularly handy for staying at hostels, since it dries quickly and prevents you from having to either pack a full-sized towel or renting one at each hostel. It’s equally good for the beach or a pool; magically, sand doesn’t even stick to it.