Many of us dream about traveling abroad, and if you’ve never planned an international trip before, it’s easy to overlook the details around obtaining a passport due to being so excited about planning your trip. Unfortunately, a passport is an essential piece of the international travel puzzle and without it you simply won’t be enjoying any holiday abroad. To help you better understand the process of getting a passport, we thought we’d offer you a guide that covers all the bases to ensure the path to getting your passport in time before your trip is as easy as possible.Read More
This past year though, I’ve traveled with Revolut in my wallet (both my phsical wallet, and my Apple wallet). And it’s saved me serious money.
Revolut is financial website and digital app used by 35+ million people, with the tools you need to easily spend, transfer, and protect your money overseas. You can set up accounts in multiple currencies, get a debit card for travel, and you can do it without any fees.
It’s easy to sign up for a standard account, and there is no monthly fee. If you click here you get a 3 month trial of Revolut premium (higher limits on ATM withdrawrals & currency exchange).Read More
The popularity of CBD products has surged in recent years as they become legal in more and more countries worldwide. While many travellers are beginning to incorporate them into their wellness routines, it pays to know the legalities and procedures around travelling with CBD products. The thought of going through airport security can undoubtedly give rise to panic in travellers carrying CBD. With that said though, CBD is legal in the UK provided it meets specific criteria and the products you carry comply with packaging and labelling regulations. Whether you are planning to travel to or through the UK, familiarising yourself with the rules around packing and travelling with CBD products will keep you on the right side of the law and help to put your mind at ease.Read More
Thanks to today’s technology, travellers are blessed with many different ways to pay for goods and services while exploring the world. You of course can use physical cash or credit cards, but then there is also the option to use debit cards, digital wallets, mobile payment apps, and prepaid travel cards. Let us compare the top two forms of payment most travellers opt for which is cash and credit cards. The age-old debate between using credit cards or relying on cash for travel expenses continues to divide travellers seeking the most efficient, cost-effective, and secure payment method. Both payment options have advantages and disadvantages, which may vary depending on where you’re travelling to. To help you decide what may be the best option for you, here are some main factors worth considering.Read More
In the fast-paced world of travel, online booking websites have made the process of booking travel easier than ever before. A travel booking website is of course an online platform that allows travellers to plan, search for, and book various travel-related services such as flights, hotels, rental cars, and tours. This convenient and centralised way to make travel bookings without the need to visit physical travel agencies or make phone calls has definitely been a game changer in the travel industry. Travellers can now book travel from the comfort of their home or while on the go, using a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. This transformation of how people plan and book travel has been driven by various technological advancements and various travel trends. Here’s a detailed overview of the key factors contributing to the rise and use of online travel booking websites.Read More
Many types of travel-related businesses are using QR codes to capture the attention of tourists as it is proven to be an effective marketing strategy. The key to successfully capturing the attention of tourists with QR codes is to provide value, engagement, and convenience. Learn how you as a business can create and utilize QR codes to increase your brand awareness and provide convenience to tourists. It starts with gaining an understanding of how QR codes work, knowing the process of creating one, and making sure the content linked to the QR codes is well-designed, informative, and user-friendly for tourists.Read More
There are plenty of moments while traveling where you do NEED data. Our phones having internet is everything, from bookings, to payments, maps, identification, crucial information, safety, and yes, calls and texts.
Local sim cards will always be a good option, but smart travelers are now using eSIMs. And after 6 weeks traveling through multiple countries in Europe on one eSIM with unlimited data; so should you!
When I landed in London I activated a 30 day Holafly sim card for Europe. It seamlessly kept me connected as I moved through England, France, Spain, and Greece. Here are my Holafly reviews and here’s the link to get a 5% discount.Read More
Despite their incessant hunger for adventure, the reality is that travel often involves a lot of downtime even for backpackers, especially when transiting between places. It’s during these periods where you have a choice of catching up on sleep, doing a bit of people watching, or simply allowing yourself to be bored. Alternatively, you can embrace your hobbies or find new ones thanks to technology and the ability to head online from nearly anywhere at any time. If you’re a backpacker looking for ways to fill your downtime during your next travel adventure, here’s a guide to hobbies and activities you can take up online.Read More
A wide range of handy travel apps have made solo exploration easier, safer, and more convenient/efficient. A smartphone loaded with travel-related apps now acts as a sort of “Swiss Army Knife” to navigate you through the many challenges or aspects of travel. Let’s explore five must-have resources that every solo traveler should consider and some providers who can offer them to you.Read More
A digital-detox can provide a refreshing break and help you create lasting memories and cultivate meaningful connections with the people and places you encounter while travelling. It might feel challenging at first, but the rewards in terms of personal growth and enriched experiences can be well worth disconnecting from the digital world. Here are some of best ways or tactics you can employ that will hopefully allow you to limit the amount of time you spend being distracted by the digital world on your next holiday.Read More
To really experience the UK requires planning a road trip which will allow you to fully embrace all the rich history, charming villages, iconic landmarks like its many castles, and the varying landscapes from the Scottish Highlands to the rugged coastlines. Of course with any road trip, there is the dilemma of trying to fill the downtime while driving in-between stops. In order to help keep you and possibly your travelling companions entertained during your UK road trip, we’ve gathered some of our top ways to pass the journey time which focuses on immersing yourself in British culture.Read More
Swimwear. We all need something to wear when we hit the pool or beach. But not everyone enjoys the experience of wearing one. Whether we feel self-conscious, or we think that all our flaws are on show, or we just hate the experience of shopping for the right pieces – swimwear can really be divisive.
If you need to purchase new swimwear, you might be wondering how you can find the right bikini or one piece, the style choices are endless which can be a problem in itself! The whole process can seem stressful and overwhelming, especially if you’re heading out on vacation or travelling this summer.
So, with this in mind, I’ve gathered some simple, straightforward tips to help you find the right swimsuit for you. Read on to find out more.Read More
Renting a shuttle bus is among the most effective ways to transport a larger group of travelers to their destination safely and reliably. Philadelphia shuttle bus rentals are very beneficial in a variety of circumstances and ultimately simplify group transportation in Philadelphia. Here is our complete guide to renting a shuttle bus service in Philadelphia whether its for a destination wedding, corporate event, airport transfer, or organizing group travel to a big event or festival.Read More
Adventure holidays are all the rage when summer rolls around, and the weather allows you to spend time outdoors. Not only are they incredibly fun, but you can get out into nature and explore and enjoy your surroundings.
If you’ve never been on an adventure holiday before, you may not know what to pack. Fear not; here is a list of all the essentials you will need to have the best possible and most comfortable trip.Read More
When was the last time you tried to claw your SIM card out of its tiny tray? And what are the odds that you had a hard time (and felt super annoyed) while doing it?
For some, swapping out a SIM card is synonymous with traveling abroad, especially for longer periods of time. That tiny pin that’s hard to keep track off gets dusted off and put to use, all to swap in a rarely used SIM for the destination you are headed to. There are many changes (happening very quickly) in the tech space, particularly with smartphones. Among those has been the evolution away from physical SIM cards towards eSIMs.
The technology is still new, and many of us are scratching our heads, wondering if it could ever work for us. And the good news is that yes, it can. eSIMs are something that will make your mobile life so much easier, especially when traveling. So let’s look at what the heck an eSIM is, how you can use it at home or abroad, and why it may work for you and help you stay connected (and avoid pesky roaming fees).Read More
Traveling is both exceedingly pleasurable and annoyingly uncomfortable. Whether you are traveling for business or vacation, there are plenty of things that make your experience better or worse.
Depending on the purpose of your trip, there are all kinds of variables that will change your experience on the road. From transportation to clothing you should wear in certain weather, it’s necessary to plan for travel. Below are some tips to make traveling more comfortable, wherever you are going.Read More
It’s been a good 20 years since I’ve traveled without a laptop; it comes with me everywhere, and especially since I started working as a digital nomad, it’s now an essential part of my travel gear.
But now that we have access to phones, ipads, and watches that can read our emails, is there tech out there that can replace the need for a bulky laptop, even if you’re an expat, or working from the road?
Here’s an overview of the tech that can replace your laptop when you’re traveling, and the pros and cons so you can decide whether the trade is worthwhile.Read More
Getting to the airport can be rough – taxi’s are expensive, trains are difficult to move around on with bulky luggage, and depending on which city you’re in – can you ever really be guarenteed that the bus will show up?!
Our favorite way to get to the airport will always be family or friends dropping us off, because it’s free (minus the brownie points you owe them), convenient, and you actually (hopefully!) like the person you’re stuck next to if traffic holds you up.
But this can be a pretty big ask – so how do you convince them?Read More
When it comes to travel, you can use just about any method of transportation. Each mode is better for different purposes.
Whether you are going to and from the airport, traveling to a new city, or are driving to your family’s home for the holidays, there is always an appropriate way to get around.
You can get on a plane, train, automobile, bus, or even in the back of a truck if you’re traveling more rurally, but wherever you are headed and why, below are five tips for travel transportation.Read More
Bored in another country? Is that even psosible?! Most places around the world are packed to the brim with exciting activities, things to do, and places to explore, but if you’re not someone who plans in advance, you might find that you arrive in your destination and don’t know what to do.
It’s also possible that you arrive exhausted from a long journey, the jetlag kicks in and you don’t have a lot of motivation until you clear your brain fog.
But instad of looking through those NBA expert picks from your phone in the hotel room, if you find yourself stuck without ideas for what to do, use the following pick me ups, which are generally good for most countries.Read More
Travelling by air is one of the fastest ways to get around. It saves you hours of driving, and you can finish a 1,500-mile trip in three hours instead of almost two days.
The problem is that more than 2.9 million passengers are flown all over the world every day, which means that airports can get very crowded.
Not being prepared may not only waste unnecessary time but can also cause you to lose your flight. Here are a couple of tips that can save you a lot of time and money during your next trip.Read More
The travel scene has changed enormously over the years and decades; at one time, it was all about package holidays and timeshares, then it was about long-haul excursions to far-flung places; the trend nowadays is more frugal and sustainable travel that encourages lower carbon emissions and eco-responsibility.
Find out more about how the travel scene has changed below.Read More
Technology is evolving by the day, and it is transforming our lives with each passing second. Every year there are new trends in the world of technology and entertainment, which always fundamentally change the way we travel.
This year has been no different; we have seen a lot of fresh introductions in the world of tech and entertainment that have caught our eye, and promise to make travel easier.
From a renewed acceptance of artificial intelligence to NFTs, there are a number of things that we need to pay attention to. Below, we take a look at some of the hottest tech and entertainment trends in the United States this year.Read More
With post pandemic travel back in full swing, it’s time to dust off those passports which have been sitting with us in lock down for so many months / years. Though despite many of us in desperate need of vacation, as quickly as borders started to re-open, most worldwide economies started taking a hit.
Most people post pandemic are in one of two camps; you saved your disposable income and you’re ready to splurge, or COVID and the post economic effects have left your wallet in a world of hurt. If you fall into the latter, and need ways to fund your travels post pandemic, here are some modern ideas which apply to the new world we’re facing.Read More
Getting out in nature is something everyone can enjoy in the right conditions, but not all camping trips are going to provide a satisfying experience. Unless you’ve prepared for a trip that’s suited for you, you’re not going to get a whole lot of enjoyment out of it. You need to make sure that when you’re camping, all of your needs are being taken care of.
Sure, some might argue that camping is all about roughing it – but it doesn’t have to be. You can spend your time in the woods living in luxury if you want to, so long as you can pack it and bring it with you. Ultimately, the experience you have comes down to how you prepare for it.Read More