Travel Tips

Ideas For Travel To South America This Fall

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Is there nothing better than shipping off on a red-eye flight in the depth of a cold winter night and arrive, half-a-day later far on the other side of the Equator (assuming you’re coming from the north) in warm South America? Plants are budding, locals are excited about the onset of summer, and you’re just […]

The Top 5 Coffee Shops In Boulder, Colorado

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

As a recent resident of Boulder, Colorado, I discovered  that when traveling to a brand spankin’ new place to live (sans companion) there are three essentials to secure as soon as possible. Lest you be prepared to camp, the first necessity is to find a place to sleep and store the material possessions you have […]

The 7 Commandments Of A South American Roadtrip

Monday, August 22, 2011

Take one old and, as it turns out, less than reliable Volkwagen Combi. Paint it purple, and make it convertible. Fill it with a motley and changeable crew of South American musos, European backpackers and one dog. Hit the Panamericana, and drive north. That, baby, is where the sun is. Before you do, though, you’ll want […]

Do I Need A Passport For Puerto Rico? Why Not?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quick, name the two biggest impacts the Spanish-American War had on the United States (besides allowing you write that kick-ass essay in 7th grade that totally blew your history teacher away). First, without the war in which Teddy Roosevelt emerged as a national hero, he most likely would not have returned to politics and thus become […]

Travel India For Over Two Months On Only $1,000? It Can Be Done

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A little ways back we asked the question: How Many Days Can I Travel In [Insert Country Here] With $1,000? — a post based upon a Rough Guides analysis of the cost of travel in various countries. Seeing this as a challenge rather than a suggestion, travel writer Jed Purses decided to light out for India — the […]

How To Use Twitter For Deals On Travel

Monday, July 18, 2011

For the truly budget conscious, no ordeal is too tough when looking for deals. Red-eye flights via sketchy local airlines, mile-long treks to cheap hostels, and a penchant for street food (okay, I’d do that one even if I weren’t looking for deals), are techniques budget travelers have learned to save money. And with the […]

The Benefit Of Ignoring Travel Advice

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bootsnall decided to send out a call to their readers via social media for the worst travel advice they’ve ever received, resulting in some of those nuggets of unfounded wisdom that most of us have heard. “Don’t go to ____ because it’s dangerous,” “Don’t eat food from street vendors,” “Don’t talk to strangers on the […]

5 Must-Listen Podcasts For Travelers

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Poor ‘lil podcasts. Those glorious little nuggets of thought expelled into the web-o-sphere by the intelligent, the hilarious and, more often than not, the unfortunate obnoxious population. Like blogs, we love them and we hate them. But we put up with their profuse lameness because they are one of the last morsels of free new-media […]

Want To Know Where The Best Beach In The U.S. Is? Read On

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It’s a terrible thing to say, but I usually detest going to beaches in the U.S. Many are crowded, dirty, and littered with rows of obnoxious high-rise buildings and condos. I know, I must sound like a very grumpy person, but as a traveler who has ventured to (and is very thankful for) protected beaches […]

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 […]

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