Listen, I get it- you’ve just spent all this money on a perfect vacation. You’re not going to cancel, so why should you pay extra for travel insurance? The reason, of course, is because you’ve just spent all this money on a perfect vacation. These days, its a little easier to talk yourself into travel … More Should I Bother with Travel Insurance?
Boondocking, or dispersed camping, refers to free off-grid camping without any hookups to water or electricity. “Electricity?”, I hear you ask- that’s right, these terms are specific to RVs and vans rather than tents and hammocks. Backpackers, avert your eyes! With the recent COVID surges- and the surges in “Van Life” influencers, boondocking in primitive … More What the heck is Boondocking?
For those planning trips abroad this year, it is more important than ever to double check your passport’s expiration date! Not only must the passport be valid for your trip, but you must have at least six months of validity past the return date of your trip. If its time to do some updating, documents … More On Renewing Your Passport (US 2021 Edition)
For most forms of independent travel, your most common choices in accommodation will be between a hotel, a hostel, or more recently, an Airbnb/Vrbo- but how to choose? Hotels: Hotels are of course the most established type of accommodation- you’ve got your front desk/concierge where you check in and receive your room key. You can … More Hostels, Hotels, & Airbnbs, Oh My!
Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat; there’s no such thing as bad weather- just a bad mindset. Sure it sucks that your perfect vacation has been spoiled by a snowstorm or rain (and trust me, I know the pain- it rained for two of the three days that I spent in Sydney, … More How to Handle Bad Weather While Traveling