In the past 2.5 years I have been to 47 cities across three continents. Some of these tricks apply specifically to women, but a lot are just helpful for anyone who likes to travel. Here's a massive brain-dump, so let's do this!
North of San Francisco lies a stretch of California coastline that nobody ever tells you about. Locals play sly. And tourists? It rarely crosses their radar. But it's road-trip country at its best, checking all the right boxes from secret beaches to neck-craning views.
Diving lovers and aspiring photographers in particular need to check out Alex in Wanderland, a super-stylish travel blog, before their next diving trip. Both the writing and the format are crisp, economical and incredibly useful.
Upon discovering I had been chosen as a short-term observer for Sri Lanka's parliamentary election on August 17, it felt like Christmas had come early. Dallas to Doha to Colombo. And then on to Jaffna for the election!
What's your breaking point? When do you say, "That's it -- I'm never flying again!" It's no academic question for America's airlines, which continue to provoke passengers with new fees, surcharges and rules. They want to know when their customers would rather stay home.
Travel in any form is a special kind of adventure, but there is extra beauty in traveling by yourself. You alone choose how you want to fill every minute of your days and nights: what to do, what to eat, where to go, and how to get there.
When people find out what I do for a living, weird things often happen... Some will tilt their heads to one side and ask "Do Travel Agents still exist?" as if they were magically staring into the eyes of a unicorn.
We've all had the dream: Quit your job and buy a historical home or maybe even a fixer-upper in some tropical locale or urban hub far away from life as you know it. It sounds glamorous, doesn't it? Imagine polishing your entertaining skills while meeting people from all walks of life.
Ever wondered how jet-setting food bloggers know how to find the best local restaurants in a new city? We chatted with some top foodie travelers to find out how to uncover any destination's most delicious eats, and to hear about some of their most memorable meals.
Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.
If I had known about same-day change fees then I probably wouldn't have panicked so much. The average change fee costs anywhere from $100 to $200 these days, making it sometimes cheaper to ditch the flight than taking it.
People fleeing conflicts in the Mideast and Africa are thronging the French coastal city of Calais, desperate to make the crossing into the imagined paradise of England. Meanwhile, a strike by French ferry workers is critically slowing traffic both ways through the important Eurotunnel.
Traveling solo can be exhilarating, lonely, enlightening, an adventure, and tough all at the same time. Nonetheless, we firmly believe it's something everyone should try, simply because it will teach you so much about yourself. Such as...