Travel Tips

Packing Cubes Review

Usually when I pack I use my trusty plastic zip lock bags to keep my clothes organized. This year, I thought I’d class things up a bit and try out packing cubes. After a bit of time on google, and checking out the ones Alex in Wanderland uses, I decided to order 3 different sets from Amazon with the aim being to return the ones that didn’t suit me as well. I’ve tried out a few different cubes so you don’t have to!   WHAT I ORDERED: Item 1 : The Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Compression Set I ordered this…
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Choosing a Tour Company: Intrepid Travel Review

This summer I did something I haven’t done in quite a few years. Instead of being the usual googling and research guru I pride myself in being, I decided to be lazy for my trip to the Balkans, and join up with a group tour where all of the logistics and details were taken care of.Though the lazy side of me was excited, the side of me that is accustomed to researching every detail and creating an itinerary that suits my whims was nervous. This was my first trip with Intrepid Travel, a tour company I first heard of through Nomadic Matt, and I…
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Cheap Flight Tips: Skiplagged

Grace and I are always looking to save money on flights. Wow Air has impressed us as a budget option for Europe, but the U.S. still lacks the domestic budget options available in other countries. While it doesn’t solve that issue, Skiplagged attempts to minimize the price of travel through “hidden city” ticketing (though “normal” flight results come up as well). Unlike other search engines, Skiplagged considers flights for which your destination is a layover. It sounds strange, but it can often be cheaper to flight this way than the traditional method of booking flights. They’ve also been in the news…
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Travel Pet Peeves

Travel Pet Peeves… During my last trip there were several moments where fellow travelers did things that ranged from ok probably not the best to are they actually serious?  I’m not going to get into every single annoying travel experiences or stereotypes of people from different countries, but rather what I encountered during the last few weeks which I found cringe worthy.   1. Punctuality. I find that on day trips there are usually 1 or 2 people who don’t understand the concept of being at the bus at a certain time. Well, funny thing about time is that if you make everyone…
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