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.
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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve written a lot of different articles on ways to stay entertained while traveling; from staying entertained on road trips, long bus journey’s, and when you’re stuck at the airport because of a killer flight cancellations and delays.
But one of the best places to spend time in an airport is the lounge; beyond the great food, free champagne, and comfy seating, there are often showers, magazines, and free WiFi.
Some lounges come with great inbuilt entertainment – cool games rooms, libraries, a la carte dining, and even spa centers. But some can be downright boring! A restful, quiet space to kick back in a comfy chair with some great food.
If that’s not enough to keep you entertained, here are some ideas for things to do, while still maintaining a respectful, quiet atmosphere for the other travelers who do just want their chair and their food.
Digitalization has made it possible for us to store a significant amount of personal and financial information online. As a result, we no longer need to worry about having the right paperwork and documents for travel, making travel even more convenient.
But with every good comes the bad. The more your personal information is accessible online, the more likely you are to become a victim of identity theft.
Identity theft occurs whenever someone else uses your personally identifiable information (PII) without your permission and with malicious intent. You may think that only naive people fall victim to identity thieves, but the unfortunate truth is that even the most cautious individuals are not immune to this risk. So how do you protect yourself?
We recently published a post on ‘should you wear activewear when traveling’, and this sparked some debate about what’s appropriate or not to wear on a plane. So in a follow-up post, you can find our best tips on what to wear when flying; what to wear to stay comfortable, while also remaining respectful of other passengers, and not getting kicked off the plane!
There are no universal laws dictating what you can and can’t wear on a plane, and while airline lounges may have dress codes, most airlines are pretty accepting when it comes to the plane.
“As long as you’re not sporting anything that may prevent the aircraft from flying safely, such as a suit of armor or a hoop skirt. – it’s up to the airline to decide what’s OK”. While all airlines will differ in their approach, here are some basic rules to follow.
On my first trip to Japan at 14, I got permission to take the family digital camera, and went truly overboard with photos. No-one could believe I returned home with … wait for it … 200 photos. Fastforward 20 years and we now take that many on our smartphones in less than an hour!
I got home from that trip, printed my favorites, and pulled out my scrapbook kit (glue, glitter, scissors – the whole thing!), to put together an amazing book of memories. And I’ve not completed a single scrapbook since.
Scrapbooking to preserve our travel memories is one of those things we’d all love to have time for, but unlike our 14 year old selves, as adults it’s a project we don’t have time to even begin. So our photos sit on harddrives, get buried in Facebook feeds, and we never have time to look at them again.
But what if you could finish a digital travel memory book BEFORE you even return from your trip? Something which was already designed for you, with very little time input, but produces an awesome product at the end? My friend Laura has you covered with her “On-the-Go Digital Travel Memory Book TOOLKIT”.
As we head into summer, more of us than ever are looking to book holidays. If you’re yet to book a break, it could be because you’re stuck with where to go, what to do, or just what you’re looking for from a trip away.
Trying to decide what holiday to go on can feel like a bit of minefield, which is why we’ve put together some quick refresher tips on the important things to consider when planning.
So you’re on vacation and spending a good chunk of time travelling from destination to destination, practically bored thinking about how to kill some time. Hangman on paper napkins just isn’t cutting it for you anymore, and you’ve listened through the soundtrack of Bridgerton 5 times, so what else can you to in your downtime?
While vacations are usually an escape from your habits of everyday life, sometimes incorportating parts of your daily routine at home can be a stress relief when you need to distract yourself while traveling, or unwind.
Online games have become many people’s go to ‘sport’, especially since even tech-friendly camping means you can charge a phone using the sun! But can you still play these if they’re classified as casino?
Travel evolves like everything in life, and I’ve found myself going from traveling solo, to traveling around the world with my partner, to now coordinating exclusive women-only tours.
I’ve quickly realized that traveling with a group of people is a lot different than traveling alone or simply with a single other person. You’ll find countless online articles that offer endless travel packing tips, but few focus on how to pack for group getaways.
Packing effectively for a group trip can be a bit different than when simply traveling solo, so I thought I’d offer some of the tricks I’ve picked up over the recent years while traveling with groups. Planning your next group getaway? Here’s how to pack when you’re part of a travel squad!
Playing in an overseas casino offers a rollercoaster of emotions. You experience the highs of winning pots and the lows of losing them all in a single moment.
Cities like Vegas and Macau offer travelers a rush that keeps people coming back for more, and draw people from all over the world just for the excitement. But the challenge of playing casino games overseas isn’t the language barrier at the table, it’s to be a responsible player.
Here are some tips for people who wish to learn to play casino games as responsibly as possible.
It’s nearly impossible to travel these days without a phone. Whether it’s booking flights and hotels or now having to show proof of your vaccination status, a smartphone has become an essential travel tool where when paired with data allows us to plan and organize nearly every aspect of our travels. Thanks to the rather recent advent of eSIMs, international travellers are now able to access the web while travelling abroad easily and affordably. See how a travel eSIM can make your life so much easier while travelling.
Travel insurance is something every avid traveler needs to deal with. It is crucial for making sure we don’t lose out on the thousands of dollars we spend on international trips.
Without it, you could find yourself in debt after a ruined vacation. But many people are unaware of what insurance they need – and even what they already have, meaning they often pay too much.
To avoid overspending, you need a clearer idea of what is covered by your current policies and what travel insurance covers. Here are 3 tips to help you spend wisely!
Camping has become surprisingly easy to break into these days. Thanks to all of the different campsites and resources available, going on your first camping trip is no longer daunting, and can be as comfortable or rough as you choose.
You can simply look for a campsite, bring some gear with you, and then enjoy the great outdoors either by yourself or with friends and family members.
But these days, more and more people are bringing technology when camping. This can help make the camping trip a lot safer, but it can also introduce a lot more entertainment and fun. Technology and nature aren’t always besties, so here are some quick tips on planning a tech-friendly camping trip.
Did you know that 2020 was the worst year in history for the global airline industry? According to Finances Online, the international travel rate dropped by an astounding 75.6 percent.
The good news is that from February 2021 the number of people who fly every day is growing, and as countries lift restrictions, it’s time to start planning new adventures.
If you can afford it – the best solution would be to rent a private jet and head off for a multistop flying adventure. But even if you’re flying commercial, you’ll still pick up some practical tips for planning out your multistop flying adventure.
Each mode of transport whether it be by land, air, or sea comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and what works for one traveler may be a different story for another. When deciding on which modes of transport will work for you, you must consider factors like the length of your trip, your desired comfort level, size of traveling group, mobility issues, amount of luggage, budget, and of course phobias. Let’s compare the various transport options you are most likely to have while traveling.