Category: General Travel Tips

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.

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Packaged travel or do it yourself 

Travel is such an amazing experience that will enrich your life in ways you never thought possible. If you’re a reader of this blog, the chances are likely high that you agree with me on this point. That being said, if you’ve never traveled before, I know it can be a little bit intimidating looking at all of the things that need to be prepared before you can go on your journey of a lifetime.

Road Tripping With Kids

If you have kids, you might be thinking it’s too expensive to fly your entire family somewhere for vacation, but you might also be worried about the prospect of spending extremely long periods of time with your kids cooped up in a car. I get it. I get a little nutty on road trips, too, and I’m in my 30’s!

Getting back on track after traveling.

Unless you’re one of those lucky people who has been able to create a nomad lifestyle for themselves, then every adventure eventually comes to an end and you’re once again faced with the harsh reality of “real life”. Traveling is amazing and fun and exciting but can also take quite the toll on a person, physically.

I know on many occasions I’ve gone 110% for the duration of a trip, only to come back home and find myself exhausted, disoriented, and 5lbs heavier from all the rich, delicious foods I ate while away.

Thankfully, there are some things we can all do to help get our lives back on track so we can get healthy, get back to work, and start preparing for the next adventure as soon as possible!

Digital Photos are Great, but Photo Books are Better.

There is something I’ve been doing for quite some time now whenever I go on a really big trip, and that is making a photo book of my trip after I return.

Back in the day before digital photos were really a thing, we all used to lug rolls of film with us on trips and then dutifully take them to get developed after the trip was over. I still remember the excitement and anticipation I would feel while waiting for the film to be developed. What would the photos turn out like? I hope they look good! I can’t wait to see them!

Perhaps I’m slightly dating myself by writing about the nostalgia I feel for the excitement of developing film, and it certainly had it’s drawbacks. Have you ever gone on a trip only to get your photos back and they looked horrible? Yeah, I’ve been there.

Survival 101: What a Modern Survivalist Kit Contains

I am happy to announce that today’s post comes to us from Harris Norman from ProSurvivalist.com and goes over the essentials you should pack in your survival kit, either for that epic camping trip you’ve been planning, or just to have around the house so you can be sure you’re prepared for any eventuality. ProSurvivalist.com features all kinds of survival tips for camping and outdoor living, so it’s a great resource if you’re interested in the subject, and contains a lot of fascinating reads. Check it out! Without further adieu, I’ll let Harris take it from here…