One of the biggest decisions I have to make when travel planning is when to visit the places on my list. Will the weather be nice? Will the be crowded with other tourist? Will the prices skyrocket or be on the cheaper side? Sure you can google each destination but that takes time. I needed … Continue reading Travel Season Map
Repositioning cruises are a great way to save money while indulging in luxury. Typically they take place during March or April and again in October and November. These cruises are, as the name suggests, to move the ship from one seasonal cruising ground to another. For example, ships who spent the winter in the warm … Continue reading Save Big on the High Seas with a Repositioning Cruise
When we travel, we are seeing and doing things we want to remember for the rest of our lives, so of course, we want to take great photos to help solidify those memories. A lot of us budget travelers are also packing small to avoid heavy checked baggage fees and keep weights down. Compact cameras … Continue reading Best Compact Travel Cameras
When we think of travel we often think about hopping a plane out of our own country. For Americans, while I think we need to see more of the world, it is still great to take some time to look in our own backyard. For foreigners, you already know the big sites, take some time to check out some of the fun little things that make America, well, America. I have traveled across the U.S. may times, and here are some of the coolest things I think you should check out. Starting with one in my home state of Ohio!
I haven't actually been home for Thanksgiving in about five years. I haven't actually celebrated with my family in a while. Looking back on the last five years, here are my top "Away and Abroad" Thanksgivings.
Germany is a country with a complicated past, we all know this. In my previous travels, I hadn't had much interest in visiting Germany. I thought, "why would I want to see the places where all these horrors took place?" I felt like I had no connection to what happened. My family isn't Jewish. I don't personally … Continue reading Germany: A Mirror I Don’t Like
Picking what time of year you want to visit is a deciding factor in how much you can get out of your money. The different tourist seasons are categorized into three types. Peak Season, Off Season, and Shoulder Season. Peak Season is roughly mid-June through August. Peak is great for long days and warm weather, … Continue reading Trip Planning: When To Go – Europe
Many people will tell you not to waste $30 on a guidebook, but I’m here to tell you that a good guidebook is never a waste of money. I started reading guidebooks from the library as a kid. It was something I just did for fun. I was totally a massive nerd, but it paid … Continue reading What’s Up With Guidebooks?