Travel Tips

How Long Does It Take To Get A Passport?

Friday, June 3, 2011

With the summer travel season underway, my guess is that there are plenty of travelers who, in the midst of packing, suddenly realize they forgot to get a new or renewed passport. Which begs the question: How long does it take to get a passport? ROUTINE SERVICE According to the Department of State, if you […]

10 Great Places To Grab A Drink Around The World

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

USA Today enlisted the help of Men’s Journal to come up with this list of 10 great places around the world go bar-hopping. Not surprisingly, Dublin makes the list with it’s 1000+ bars, as does Portland, Oregon, for its large number of breweries — at last count 28 within the city limits, the most of […]

How To Fly To Europe For Cheap

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Checking in this week with our new favorite cheapo travel airfare guru Rick Seaney, we found the economical soothsayer dispensing advise on travel to everyone’s favorite summer destination: Europe. In his recent article, Rick notes how baseline fees (gas, taxes, etc…) start at $523 right now, an amount already blowing most travelers’ budgets. With this […]

7 Things To Consider Before Volunteering Abroad

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

There is that special feeling associated with knowing you are a part of something that directly increases the overall good in the world, and this is certainly a crucial reason people volunteer in any capacity. Volunteering abroad, however, is an entirely different cup of soup. Screw the free T-shirt from the benefit walk at the […]

3 Tips For Scoring Cheap Airfare This Summer

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 creator George Hobica took to CNN this week to share some secrets on finding cheap airfares this summer. Despite rising fuel costs, hidden fees, and that pesky extra charge for having to ship two different animal crates for your pet Pomeranians (or, so I’ve heard), George has a few tips that may just allow […]

Your Guide To The Best New York Hostels

Friday, March 4, 2011

In a city where the average hotel rate is a robust $310 (up 13% from September 2009 to September 2010), it’s a no-brainer that budget travelers (or any traveler, really) should explore the possibility of staying in one of New York’s hostels to save money. (And, yes, there are hostel opportunities in the city). The […]

10 Best Bookstores To See Around The World

Friday, March 4, 2011

Let’s face it, anyplace in the world you travel, chances are you end up ducking into a bookstore at some point during your travels, either as a reprieve from the weather outside or as a chance to get an insight into the local culture. For a few ideas of stores to check out during your […]

How I Paid Only $210 For A Flight To Barcelona

Friday, February 25, 2011

It was just like any other Tuesday afternoon: I was typing away at the keyboard, tunes playing on my computer, my mind wandering to other parts of the world. Someone had recently been telling me how much they enjoyed Berlin and wished they could go back. A glance outside at the snowy landscape and the […]

What Day Are Airline Tickets Cheapest?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Surely predicting when airline tickets are the cheapest isn’t an exact science, is it? One couldn’t possibly say, with any level of particularity — given the Jurassic Park-esque chaos theory level of variables that must play into the setting of such prices — when exactly fares are the cheapest without finding themselves suddenly confronted with […]

Five Steps For When You’ve Lost Your Passport

Monday, January 31, 2011

It’s your worst nightmare. You’re standing in line waiting to check your bag and board the plane home after a stay in a foreign country. When you reach for your passport, it’s not there. Trying not to panic, you search your pockets. They’re empty. Dread floods through you. You step out of line to search […]

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