Travel Tips - page 3

Read Story

Hiking in Torres del Paine National Park – The Best in the World

If you enjoy getting out into nature and hiking, nearly every region of the world has opportunities for outdoor lovers. Some get more love than others but certain places get a ton of recognition for a reason. Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia is one of them. It is continuously written and talked […]

Read Story

7 Steps to Making Your Round the World Trip a Reality

If you’ve already made the commitment to get out on a round the world trip and see some of that great big world you keep hearing about, well done. It’s no small task. But having made it, you might already know of the many things that can get in the way of actually hitting the […]

Read Story

Holiday travel guide

With holiday travel season approaching, we want to talk about staying sane while traveling over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Family can be stressful enough, but the huge numbers of people doing “vacation travel” over late November, December and early January definitely adds lots of stress to family events. And nobody needs more of that. To […]

Read Story

Tips For Students Interested in Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is one of the most exciting and educational experiences you can have.  Not only do you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, and learn to speak another language, you also up your employment potential.  So here are ten tips that’ll help you get the most out of your time […]

Read Story

5 Indispensable Passport Safety Tips for Travelers

The friendly passport: petite, colorful, a little dog-eared but undoubtedly the international traveler’s best friend. It gives you the world and asks for nothing in return, except perhaps knowing where it is at all times. But because of its intrinsic value, it’s also a tremendous liability – to lose it brings incalculable annoyance. Which brings […]

Read Story

Moscow Airport Lets You Dream in a Private Sleepbox

Airports have never been what you would call havens of peace and tranquility (need I mention the 20 excruciating hours I once took up residence on the industrial epoxy of the Dubai Airport floor?) but it does sometimes come to pass on an extended round-the-world trip that you’ll find yourself weary and without money or […]

Read Story

Best Airports in the World to Enjoy Yourself

Now that you’ve recovered from that spasmodic fit of laughter, yes, you read that right. There are airports on this planet that offer forms of entertainment while you wait for your flight. As hard as that might be to imagine. It’s a new era after all. One that has businesses actually making efforts to please […]

Read Story

What Travel in India Will Teach You About Traveling the World

Say what you will about travel in India, it can be very educational. From the gut rot, to the endless jostling, to the odd connections that lead to unexpected turns of fortune, time spent in India can be a crash-course on how to travel better throughout the world. Today I’ve invented five aphorisms to illustrate […]

Read Story

Your Travel Visa Reference Guide “The Visa Book”

If you’ve done any research on an international travel visa as a round-the-world traveler you know how daunting a task this can be. In the end it’s your responsibility to work out exactly which countries require you to have a travel visa, which ones don’t matter and how much you’ll need to budget for the […]

Read Story

Where to stay in Dubai: A travel guide to the best Dubai neighborhoods

Updated September 7, 2016. Deciding where to stay in Dubai doesn’t have to be hard. It’s as easy as deciding on a neighborhood. A six-mile creek splits the city in two: Deira on the north side and Bur Dubai to the south. Further south are Jumeirah and Sheikh Zayed Road. There’s plenty to choose from: the […]

Read Story

The Tom Bihn Aeronaut – Form and Function in a Sexy Package

A couple months ago after arranging my Indian adventure I sat down and assessed by luggage situation. It didn’t take long to realize I was in trouble. I couldn’t trust my rolling suitcase beyond glazed airport floors and city sidewalks and my backpack was a ratty mess heldover from the first Bush administration. And because […]

Read Story

6 Essential Items To Pack for India

Updated  November 8, 2016 Before I went to India I’d heard from other travelers that it wasn’t an “easy” place to travel, that I’d need to take care doing everything from visiting the toilet to having a milkshake. After arriving there I understood what they were talking about, especially when it came to the milkshakes. […]