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Traveling With a Guide vs Self Guided

Traveling With a Guide vs Self Guided

An age-old question when it comes to traveling is “Should I go on a guided tour” vs. “Should I travel self-guided.” I have traveled both on guided tours and self-guided and I can honestly say there are pros and cons to each style. Personal preference, budget, and destination all can play a role in the decision process, so let’s take a look at when you would choose one type of travel over the other.

The Best Travel Apps for 2019

The Best Travel Apps for 2019

If travel is on your to-do list this year (and it really should be!), then you are in luck, because the new year has brought new travel apps for iOs and Android that will make your travel even smoother and easier than ever before.  From apps that help you translate words into a variety of languages, to ones that organize all of your reservations into one central spot, these new apps will help you during each and every step of your travels!

5 Steps to Finding Cheap Flight Deals

5 Steps to Finding Cheap Flight Deals

We’ve all been there: stuck at our office desks, daydreaming of our next family vacation or romantic getaway. Yet, for most of us, flight prices can determine not only where we travel, but also whether or not we can travel at all. With budget-friendly accommodations readily available around the world, traveling abroad on a budget is easier than ever, but high flight prices can prevent us from ever getting there. The good news? Airlines often have killer deals--from mistakenly published fares and special promotions to low off-season rates. Cheap flights are out there; you just have to know how and where to look for them! Follow the steps below to make sure you get the cheapest flights to your dream destinations!

5 Ways to Eat Healthy While Traveling   

5 Ways to  Eat Healthy While Traveling    

When you think of “travel” foods, chances are you think of fast food drive-throughs or over-priced airport sandwiches and snacks. After all, when you’re “on-the-go,” it’s tempting to just grab something quick and easy that doesn’t require too much thought or preparation. But healthy choices aren’t always available in airports or on the road, which leaves you with few options besides fried foods, sugary drinks, and empty-calorie snacks. The good news is, whether you’re travelling on a plane or on the road, there are a few simple and effective strategies that can help you maintain your health while traveling. Continue reading to find out how!

5 Ways to Give Back to Local Communities While Traveling

5 Ways to Give Back to Local Communities While Traveling

No matter what type of travel you may prefer—whether your happy place is lying on a beach in the Caribbean or trekking up Mt. Kilimanjaro—we all have fantasies about faraway places and adventurous experiences. But have you ever stopped to consider the impact that you’re having on the places that you visit?

Everything You Need to Know About Travel Insurance

Everything You Need to Know About Travel Insurance

Whether you are taking off for a weekend getaway or crossing off another international dream destination from your bucket list, the option to purchase travel insurance will always present itself to you.  We have compiled some important information about travel insurance to help you make the right decision, for you, when it comes to your travel investment.

The Top Trips to Take in 2019

The Top Trips to Take in 2019

A new year means new adventures, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with the trip of a lifetime. With so many incredible options out there, it’s hard to choose which getaway is the trip for you, but we’ve got your back. We’ve narrowed down the hottest destinations of the year to come, from the shores of Belize to the mountains of China. Keep reading to find out the top trips to take in 2019!

5 Affordable Getaways That Feel Totally Luxe Without the High Price

5 Affordable Getaways That Feel Totally Luxe Without the High Price

Everyone dreams of the ultimate getaway, but many think it’s out of their price range. However, you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy a luxurious vacation. It’s possible to experience a piece of paradise while on a budget. Whether you long for a tropical oasis, bewitching city, or countryside retreat, the possibilities are endless—but we’ve narrowed it down. Keep reading to learn about five affordable getaways that feel totally luxe without the high price!

Our Favorite Travel Accessories

Our Favorite Travel Accessories

Traveling is a time of experiencing new adventures, connecting with different cultures, and creating lifelong memories. It’s an invaluable way to learn about both yourself and the world around you—all while having fun. But as exciting as traveling is, it can also be pretty stressful. Luckily, there’s all kinds of gadgets out there to ensure a stress-free vacation. Keep reading to find out our favorite travel accessories!

Top Tips for Saving Money on Travel

Top Tips for Saving Money on Travel

There’s nothing better than getting out into the world and exploring faraway places you’ve always dreamed of visiting. For many, the idea of traveling abroad seems unattainable and too expensive. However, there are plenty of ways to save on travel and have an unforgettable experience without breaking the bank. Keep reading to find out our top tips for saving money on travel!

Best Countries for Solo Travel

Best Countries for Solo Travel

There’s something incredibly special about traveling solo. For many, the idea of visiting a new country all alone is terrifying, but solo travel can be a priceless period of self-reflection, education, and growth. Facing your fears and putting yourself out there is so worth it, and it’s the best way to truly immerse yourself in a new culture. There’s nothing quite as rewarding as traveling solo—it’s an unforgettable adventure that everyone should experience at least once. Keep reading to learn the best countries for solo travel!

6 Tricks for Traveling with Kids in Europe

6 Tricks for Traveling with Kids in Europe

Organizing a trip to Europe with your children can seem to be a very hard job. You have to consider accommodation options, flight arrangements, and what cities and destinations you want to visit. When you have little children and you are going on a trip with them the learning curve is can be strong and sharp.

Packing Hack: 15 items, 50 outfits

Packing Hack: 15 items, 50 outfits

When you are traveling you don't want to have to worry about carrying a lot of luggage with you.  This is why I recommend just packing in a single carry-on.  So how do you look cute with items that can only fit into a single carry-on?  The answer is simple - by choosing the right 15 pieces to pack!  With just 15 items (shoes included) you can create a wardrobe of over 50 outfits!  That is enough outfits to last you 1 week, all the way to 2 months of traveling.  I have listed all the items that I pack in my carry-on suitcase below:

Clever Ways to Increase Your Savings

Clever Ways to Increase Your Savings

Is your travel fund running low? Us too! We are still early in 2018 and now is a good time to look at your finances and really get a grasp on what you have, owe and have the ability to save.  Learning to be creative with your savings is a guaranteed way to have some spare cash at the end of each month. Saving money is a long term habit and when you really commit to saving each month, the savings over time will grow. By the 12th month, you’ll feel accomplished at your ability to save just a little every month.

Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy in Airports and Airplanes

Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy in Airports and Airplanes

Airports and airplanes are germ central. The good news is, they don’t have to be! Airports are full of travelers that have been from one end of the globe to the other, making way for germs to follow in their footsteps. Taking precautions before you leave your home and again when you arrive at the airport is a guaranteed way to lessen your chances of bringing germs home with you on your return flight.

The Best Time to Plan Your Vacation

The Best Time to Plan Your Vacation

As the temperature drops, it signals that the holidays are right around the corner. Leaving people questioning: what is the ideal time to start planning for holiday, or even summer, vacations? If you’re already set on where you’re traveling (international or domestic), definitely opt for advanced booking. In the 2-3 month range, prices for flights may fluctuate but will stay on the lower side of the spectrum. Waiting for the one month range will leave you out of luck and emptying your pockets.