Americans get an average of 25 days of vacation each year, so when they think of travel, they often assume it must fit into this time frame. Week-long trips can be wonderful, but often feel like a whirlwind — especially when you’re traveling internationally. By the time you get over jet-lag, it can feel like you [...]
I’m a big fan of cheat sheets, reference books, and tips that condense difficult to find material all in to one place. Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless has a new ebook out, The Visa Book, that accomplishes all of this. The Visa Book helps American passport holders who need information about visa requirements. I would [...]
Mother Nature hit Queensland, Australia hard this year. Flooding was so bad that, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard called the recent flooding in Queensland the “worst natural disaster in our history”. (Source: Sciblogs) Cyclone Yasi, one of the worst Cyclone’s in Australia’s recent history, left a trail of destruction. But [...]
Walk into any REI and you’re bound to be overwhelmed by the number of backpack options. Should I choose medium or large? Unisex or women’s? Blue or black? With so many choices, it’s no wonder travelers struggle to find the perfect backpack, the most important piece of travel gear. But it’s not impossible. Here’s how to find the best backpack for you.
After flying from Buenos Aires to Minneapolis for four days, then to Texas for a week, we’ve stopped in Belize (a small Central American country) for Elizabeth’s brother’s wedding. Our original plan was to stay here until early January, then spend a few weeks traveling around Guatemala. But, as travel plans do, ours have changed. [...]