Travel Tips

Why Your Next Trip Should Be During The Rainy Season

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ideally, all travel would happen during the “on” season. However, when time or money is of the essence (as it too often is), chances are, you might just have to buckle down and travel through — gasp — the rain. Fortunately, inclement weather doesn’t have to dampen your travel plans. In Southeast Asia, monsoon season […]

The Easiest Way To Get A Visa For Asia

Sunday, April 7, 2013

When was the last time you paid a bill by writing out a check, addressing an envelope, sealing the envelope, licking a stamp and walking it to the mailbox? It would be as senseless as balancing your checkbook in a world where you can just login online to see how much you spent at the […]

How To Find Your Missing Items Lost On A Plane Or At The Airport [Infographic]

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

For more information and to submit your own claim, check out the creator of the infographic,

Kayak Reveals The Cheapest Month To Book Your Flight

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

You’d think the people over at Kayak would have less to worry about than saving money on airfare given their recent sale to Priceline for a cool $1.8 billion. But lucky for us, they don’t, and with the vast amount of airfare data in their possession, along with the help of the high-octane team of […]

The 10 Cheapest Cities To Visit In Europe For 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

For the third year in a row, has released their European Backpacker Index (yes, you read that right economics majors), a list that ranks European cities by their cheapness. The list includes such variables as hostel bunk prices, local transportation costs, budget meals, attraction rates and, of course, local beer prices. Doing so, the […]

Your Guide To Traveling Long Term On The Cheap

Sunday, January 20, 2013

It seems every lush jungle, outcrop of volcanoes or tropical coastline has its own special version of the hostel life, an ex-pat community sucked into post-colonial lounging, Cuba Libras and Bob Marley tunes. If you are anything like me, you’ve always looked at the barefoot receptionist or the beach bum tending bar at eleven in […]

Your High-Tech Way To Battle Jet Lag

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A little ways back, I wrote about the different ways you can avoid jet lag, some of which included such high-tech tips such as putting your sunglasses on at night (to trick your body into thinking it was your destination’s nighttime already), and making sure you quickly adapt to your new bed (and wake-up) times. […]

Top 5 Things To Do In Berlin (Besides Beer, Sausage And Techno)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Deterred from visiting the German capital because you think it’s just for those who like beer, sausages and techno? I’ll admit it: I was “That Person.” I remember a few years ago a work colleague, about to move to Berlin, excitedly summed up the city to me with those three things. I’m pretty sure I […]

5 Essential Tips For Freelance Travel Writers

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I was recently invited to speak at the headquarters here in New York City as part of a two-person panel discussion for their monthly Freelance Writers Meetup, an honor in it of itself, but even more so since I got to sit next to and speak along with the New York Times Travel editor […]

5 Reasons To Include Lyon On Your Next Trip To France

Monday, December 17, 2012

Maybe it’s because the lights of Paris burn so brightly, but travelers often forget there are other cities in France. I suspect smaller French cities get skipped over on the way to the countryside, where people seek life-affirming epiphanies in a quaint, Provençal setting or for suntans on the southern beaches. I don’t blame these […]

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