If anyone knows about how to get the most out of travel, it's a travel blogger. Travel bloggers spend a good chunk of their lives on the road, searching out great (and not so great) destinations, and sharing their finds with their online readers. In an earlier post, some of the world's best travel bloggers gave us the insider secrets to getting ready for a great trip.This time, we asked them to share their best tips for having a great vacation once you've left on your trip. We've been traveling regularly for over 10 years together, and some of these tips were even new to us. Check them out.
One of the hardest things to do while on the road is to talk to friends and family back home on a regular basis. They're generally living their normal lives, going to work and so forth while you're doing your own thing on the other side of the planet.Emailing, texting and video chatting all help immensely however what happens to those friends or relatives not plugged into the internet or on the cutting edge of technology? Sure you can send them a postcard and hope they're doing well however that's a little one sided and frankly, so 1880.Let's kick it up 50 or so years and remember how it was done for almost a hundred years. Most people still have a telephone and here's a quick rundown of traditional and not so traditional ways to phone internationally.
We're thrilled to have David Elias give us a cheeky and insightful look into traveling with a smartphone.David gives us a few observations to help make the most out of traveling with a compact marvel of modern technology, from the dangers of mirrored screen covers and airport scanners, to managing the constant presence of technology in our travels.
Travel can be complicated. While we love to explore new cultures and places, the hassles of finding the best price, planning an itinerary and dealing with airport security and regulations can be overwhelming.If you can avoid these ten travel mistakes, you'll be well on your way to a ...
When Charles and I first started our travels, we lived the typical backpacker's lifestyle, staying in hostels and eating out every night. Now that we're a family of four on the road for months at a time, we find we need more space and privacy. As a family, we use vacation home rentals whenever we stay somewhere for more than a night or two. They're cheaper than hotels, and have a ton of space and amenities (and personality!) that hotels don't offer. We've rented vacation homes with gourmet kitchens, amazing swimming pools, and top quality linens at far less than half the cost of a hotel. During our side trip to Disney World, we decided to stay in Kissimmee, Florida. Kissimmee's a short 20 minute drive to the Disney World resort, and offers a big variety of homes for rent. We thought a Kissimmee vacation rental would give us some peace and quiet, but be close enough to Disney World to make it an easy drive. We splurged a bit for an awesome four bed, three bath townhouse in Kissimmee's Club Cortile with all the bells and whistles (pool, tennis courts, movie theatre, high speed internet) for $590 for six nights, including all taxes and cleaning fees.