As we take leaps together from North America to South America, Asia and Africa, unexpected events are things we can certainly enjoy. From getting lost in the alleys of Venice, Italy, to roadside car repairs in Morocco, these unplanned events lead to off-the-beaten-path experiences and memorable travel stories to share. But, will I need medical coverage for the Alps? If there is a trip interruption, will I be able to cancel or reschedule my flight? Is trip insurance worth it?Read More
Travel and meeting the real world can be exhilarating. And for some, uncomfortable at the same time.
Stepping off-the-beaten-path means visiting places that may not fit a standard hotel star rating system. So, what do you do to prepare yourself for the unexpected when your local guest house, mountain refuge or camp site under the stars pushes you too far out of your comfort zone?
International travel and the documents needed to enter or exit a country does not have to be complicated. You already have a passport but, what are the additional documents required? Knowing a few things ahead of time will help you sail through any country's customs line with ease.Read More
As Americans, we have a wealth of privileges compared to other countries, from the freedom to building dream homes, buying dream cars, and getting those dream jobs. We work hard for it. But, it’s mind boggling that we take less vacations than anyone else in world. Why are you not taking your vacation?Read More
Water: A basic human need. We take it for granted but, can't survive without it, for more than three days. And, a little bit of the wrong water when traveling could ruin one's trip for days. To stay healthy when traveling, here are a few traveler rules of thumb you may or may not know.Read More
When traveling, I think about gratitude quite a bit. Especially as a guest in a foreign country where local people coordinate their lives to make our stay feel welcome. One question which consistently comes up from travelers, is about tipping. So, how much? To whom? And, when is appropriate?Read More