Over the past two years, two of my close friends have gone on three one to two-week vacations to Italy. At first glance, their multiple European vacations made it look like they must have suddenly come into piles cash. As it turns out, the key was when they were travelling: during the off-season.
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If you're packing your laptop in a checked bag, the best advice is probably don't do it. From lost luggage to lost data, there's so much that can go wrong. With the recent discussion concerning a laptop ban in the US, though, you may not have a choice. Whatever the circumstance, you want to keep your laptop safe once you drop off your bag and go on your way.
Travelling alone has its perks: You get to do what you want, when you want; discover new and honest things about the world and yourself; and enjoy an uplifting, mindful travelling experience without someone else's influences. But after a while, talking to yourself and eating another meal without being able to share funny thoughts and observations about the day with an another human get... awfully lonesome.
Lost luggage is a traveller's nightmare, but some airlines are better than others at keeping track of your bags. If you're travelling to the US this holiday season, we've got your back. Based on data from the Department of Transportation, here are the airlines most (and least) likely to lose your luggage.
Home burglaries increase around the holidays for obvious reasons: You're gone, and your house is empty and vulnerable. While you're away, you want to make sure your home is as secure as possible, and part of this means making it look like someone is actually there even when you're not.
I'm so thankful that I can do my nomad thing in an era where now-indispensable travel resources like Google Maps, TripAdvisor, Wi-Fi and Airbnb exist. They make what I do entirely possible. With Airbnb, I can bounce around and set up a new home base in different countries with a few clicks of a button, and I don't have to pay out the wazoo for a hotel room. Without a doubt, Airbnb has been one juicy, giant cherry on top of my sweet travels.
I recently went on a trip to Cleveland, USA, a city I can honestly say I've never even thought of as a travel destination, and there's a reason for that: it isn't one. I had a great time, though, and it made me realise that smaller, non-touristy cities are actually awesome for travel.
Depending on the passport you hold, it can be a breeze to visit another country, or it can be a maddening process that takes months of paperwork, clearance, visits to consulates or embassies and the risk of getting denied anyway. Passport Map can help you figure out what you're in for before you plan a trip.
As the initial shock of Britain's decision to leave the European Union sinks in, it's time to assess the details and look to the future. There are certainly more important concerns, but if you're planning a trip overseas, one of yours may be, "How's this Brexit stuff gonna affect my holiday?" We've got answers.
No matter how well you know someone, travelling together will probably teach you something new about them. Maybe they get up early and have tons of energy. Maybe they're a terrible tipper. Sometimes these things are annoyances, and sometimes they can lead to a big falling out. It doesn't have to be that way, though. With some planning, you can make sure your travel adventure is a successful one.