Has anyone ever used this? It always seemed like a waste to me, but they did have some suggestions for ways it can be used i.e. when you have loose items like books that could be lost in transit.
Australia has a great program. Too bad it’s only for 18-30 year olds.
Another big city guide to living well on a budget. This time London, for many Americans the gateway to international travel. Love those Brits for keeping all those museums and galleries free of charge.
Some of you think I was crazy, lucky, courageous or some combination thereof to travel around the world by myself. Honestly, I have nothing on the people who raft, bike or walk around the world.
In light of Air France Flight 447, thought you should remind yourself of the odds of dying in an airplane vs. automobile accident. A plane is still the safest way to travel and will continue to be for years to come.
These volunteer trips involve working with animals or rebuilding/restoring important historical sites. If you don’t want to work with people (nothing wrong with that) and still want to feel like you are giving back, this is a way to go.
Some ideas on buy airline tickets that are good to repeat. Check out my previous post on buying seats.
Can any travel experience these days be called ‘hassle free’? Depends on your tolerance for the things that happen at airports. Tips to help you get through with your sanity.
The keys for an upgrade: Dress nicely, smile, and be polite to your ticket agent.
Everyone has places they would go back to. I would go back to Tokyo and Paris in a heartbeat. The best way to go back, may be to go back in a NEW way. Go by yourself if you went with someone the first time. Go in the summer if you went in winter. Stay at a hostel if you stayed in a 4 star hotel before. Just changing your trip a little bit can give you an entirely new experience.
A practical guide to Couchsurfing and how you can maximize the experience. Go to the site, and create an account.