Category: Travel Tips

Planning a trip? These handy travel tips will help you maximize your time, money, and comfort to get the most out of your trip.

More Travel Jobs!

I’ve talked about travel jobs in this blog before, but as it’s a subject I know a lot of people are interested in, I decided to revisit the topic in order to provide information to those of you who might have itchy feet and a need to work.

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Getting Fit and Traveling at the Same Time

Contrary to popular belief, it is entirely possible to work on your fitness and travel at the same time. I think there’s a perception, particularly here in the United States, that travel = weight gain, not weight loss. I think this stems from the fact that most people I know tend to cut loose, lounge around by a pool, get drunk, and eat at the buffet when they take vacations. It’s true that an all-inclusive resort or cruise with unlimited food and drink options with ample lounging time sounds like a good time to many people (myself included, really), but there’s another way!

Downtown Las Vegas: The Overlooked, Oh-So-Cool Cousin of The Strip.

When one thinks of Las Vegas, one generally thinks of the Strip. All those pristine, towering themed casinos with fake pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, and all other manner of grand displays. The strip can be a whole lot of fun whether you’re a gambler or not (I should know…I’m not and I’ve found plenty to do on the Strip). That being said, Downtown Las Vegas is the often overlooked, older cousin of the strip. It’s really a shame it’s overlooked so much, because it’s a seriously cool place to be.

On Respecting Other Cultures While Abroad

I debated whether or not I wanted to write about that Logan Paul character that has been in the news lately for his utter shocking disrespect while visiting Japan because I didn’t want to inadvertently give that guy any more publicity or Youtube hits. I wasn’t going to write about him at all, but this video by That Japanese Man Yuta convinced me to speak up and say something

High-Tech Help For Your Japan Camping Trip

I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about camping in Japan. I hope you enjoy her article!

Don’t call it Cali (and other ways to peg yourself as a tourist in Southern California)

When a lot of us travel, we like to blend in to our surroundings and not walk around with a big sign over our heads that says, “Hey! I’m a tourist!”

I get it. I do the same thing when I travel. That’s why I wanted to write this little piece about what not to do if you want to blend in while on holiday in the Golden State. This piece is all in good fun, of course. The truth is, we’ve an incredibly diverse state with people from all over the U.S. and indeed all over the world living and working here. Still, there are a few things we born and bred Californians say and do that brands us as locals. Want to do as the locals do? Follow this guide. If not, that’s cool too. Honestly, it doesn’t matter too much and we’ll accept you either way.

Interesting Imperial County Attractions

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the region, Imperial County is directly inland from San Diego county and stretches from the San Diego County border to the Arizona border. It’s a pretty big place, but if you find yourself in the area, there are definitely some fun and quirky things to be discovered. Some of these attractions are even worth the road trip all by themselves!

Being Prepared for When You Have to Sleep in the Airport

As I’m sure any of you who read my recent rant about American Airlines are well aware of, I recently spent a cold, uncomfortable night in the Jacksonville International Airport due to a diverted flight. 

While some of the things I had brought along with me on the trip ended up being lifesavers that night, there were a few things I found myself wishing I had with me. You can’t always guarantee you’re going to make it to your destination and spend the night in a warm bed, so it’s best to prepare yourself for these kinds of eventualities whenever possible. A few things thrown into your carry-on can make all the difference in the world. These are the things I suggest you pack for your next flight to ensure you can make the most of a tough situation when it happens.

Why I’ll Never Fly American Airlines Again

American Airlines is, by far, the worst airline I’ve ever flown with and I’ll never fly with them again. I usually try to keep this blog fairly positive but I also like to keep it honest with my reviews of various products and services related to travel as I want others to benefit from my experiences. In this case, I have basically no choice but to write a scathing review of my experiences with American Airlines.