When is the Best Time to Visit Europe?

best time to see europe in good weather

You want to see the sites of Europe but you’re not so keen on seeing it all under rain clouds. So what’s the best time to see Europe in good weather? The ground rule Summer is the safest bet for good weather in Europe. Temperatures are warmer across the continent and the rain clouds show […]

Top Southeast Asia Travel Destinations

Top southeast asia travel destinations

You’ve committed to a 30 day trip in Southeast Asia and now it’s time to plan. Where to go? You want to see it all, and while 30 days seems like a lot, time will fly and it’s time to start prioritizing. So what are the spots that you absolutely have to see? We’re here […]

How to Find the Cheapest Hotels

How to find the cheapest hotels

It’s an age-old challenge. Hunting great hotel deals has become an art for the experienced traveler. For the less seasoned searchers looking for a few secrets, we’ve compiled a list of tips on how to find the cheapest hotels. See all the options You can only recognize a good deal when you know the market. […]

Best Approach to Budgeting a Backpacking Trip

Best approach to budgeting a backpacking trip

An experienced backpacker is an expert planner. When you carry your belongings on your back from city to city and up and down mountains you know how to organize, take what’s important, and leave behind what you don’t need. Backpacker budgeting is no different. Planning in advance and prioritizing is the name of the game. […]

Costa Rica or Puerto Rico?

Costa Rica or Puerto Rico

The best way to answer the Costa Rica or Puerto Rico question is to ask yourself what you’re looking for. Yes, there is some overlap between the two destinations, but if you truly know what you want in your vacation, the answer should be clear. We figure that the best way to differentiate between the two […]

Do Hotels Fake Their Star Ratings?

Do hotels fake their star ratings

Do they ever add an extra star in the hope that no one notices? Is there a hotel star rating police out there punishing hotels for posting fake reviews? These are some head-scratchers. We tend not to question how a hotel gets its star rating, but a one-star difference might just be the difference-maker in […]

How to Plan a Cross-Country Road Trip

how to plan a cross-country road trip

Crossing the world’s third largest nation requires a great deal of planning. What to pack, what to leave, what to see, where to stay — the questions seem endless when you put the idea to paper. We hear the cry for help and in response, we’ve composed a cross-country tips series for all you highway […]

Cross-Country Drive Hotel Tips

Cross-Country Drive Hotel Tips

After eight hours on the road, your hotel has to meet expectations. Driving makes people tired, and tired people need comfortable beds and efficiency, not confusion over reservations and rooms that smell like the indoor pool down the hall. So how do you pick the right hotel? We’ve compiled a few cross-country drive hotel tips […]

5 Essential Items for Driving Cross-Country

Cross-country drive essentials

On every journey, no matter how long or short, there are certain things you cannot leave behind. It just so happens that the longer the journey, the greater the suffering when these critical items get left behind. So what the cross-country drive essentials? We’ve compiled a list of the can’t-leave-behinds. All you have to do […]

How to Drive Cross-Country With Your Dog

How to drive cross-country with your dog

California to Virginia. It’s about as far as you can go. At first, you were worried about how your own sanity would fare crossing the third largest nation in the world, but now the focus has shifted to Spot, your loyal pup and sidekick.  He’s no fan of the car, but the plane is far […]

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