Category: General Travel Tips

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

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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.

Take a Spontaneous Trip with Last Minute Travel Deals!

Sometimes it’s nice to just be spontaneous with your travel. If you’re looking for a last minute deal on a little getaway, there are a dizzying array of sites and services out there looking for help you out with that. The thing is, many different travel-related companies such as airlines and hotels are looking to fill their open spots at the last minute and they are usually willing to give you a deal in order to fill up those spots. From their perspective, giving you a discount will still make them more of a profit then leaving those seats or rooms empty, so it’s a win-win scenario.

Anyway, if you’re interested in a last minute, spontaneous trip, here are some resources for you to find a deal:

A budget plan for your next getaway!

I’ve often heard people state affordability as a major factor in why they don’t travel. I’ve gone on some pretty expensive, far-flung trips in my time, and I’m certainly not rich. How do I do it? It comes down to simple prioritization and budgeting. I’ve talked about this a lot in my blog, so I won’t get too far into the why’s or how’s or anything like that.

On Being Prepared for Anything

This is, primarily, a travel blog. However, I do occasionally like to delve into slightly different topics that I think are interesting or useful to know. We all love traveling for leisure, adventure, and fun…but what happens if we find ourselves suddenly in a situation where we need to travel unexpectedly? I’m talking about emergency situations, here.

What Kids Can Learn from Traveling That They Can’t Learn in the Classroom

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 the benefits of traveling with your children. I hope you enjoy her article!

Genius Packing Tips Found on Pinterest

If you guys aren’t using Pinterest yet, you really should be. It’s a place where people from all over the world come together and share fun ideas, beautiful photos, great tips, and wonderful recipes (and more). There’s nothing I love more than getting sucked into a Pinterest browsing rabbit hole for a couple of hours. However, today we’re going to talk about some awesome packing tips I found on Pinterest that I just had to share with all of you.

Spanish Lessons: Useful Phrases for the Spanish Speaking World

If you’re planning on heading to the Mexican riviera for some beach time, to Madrid for some tapas, or for a lovely stroll around the streets of Buenos Aires, chances are you’ll want to brush up on your Spanish a little before you go. As with anywhere in the world, a little bit of the language goes a long way, so I wanted to prepare you with a few useful phrases that you can use when traveling through the Spanish speaking world.