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.
Have you been dreaming about your summer vacation? Longing for the moment you can leave everything behind and set off again? We definitely don’t blame you; vacation is that part of life that keeps us sane from its unflattering moments. It helps us rejuvenate ourselves and refresh our minds before we go back to the challenges and responsibilities of life.
Vacations offer that moment of peace we have been craving, so there’s nothing worse than finally landing overseas and feeling like your trip was incomplete!
Planning is how you avoid disappointment, so being that we’ve all been a little out of practice these past two years, now that travel is returning, here are 7 things your next vacation needs.
If you get to travel, it often means you’re lucky; lucky to have taken the time off work, to have saved up enough for the trip, and sometimes in the case of solo travel, to have convinced friends, family, or your partner, that you’re totally fine alone.
So the last thing you want to do is put a gigantic damper on your good work by getting sick before, during, or after your time away.
We’ve put so much focus on not catching COVID these past two years, that we’ve almost forgotten about the many other common illnesses which you can pick up when you travel if you’re not aware or being properly cautious.
So now that borders are reopening, and we’re all vaccinated and armed against the pandemic, it’s time for a refresh on the basics of avoiding other common sickness.
When you are traveling, it can be easy to forget about special dates like birthdays or anniversaries. And even if you do remember, it can be difficult to know what to do when you are abroad or on the other side of the country.
Luckily, there are some creative and meaningful ways to celebrate your friend’s or family member’s day of birth. Below are some tips for sending cards when you are traveling.
It’s not just a wish list on your IG anymore, it’s reality! International borders are opening again and if you’re itching to embark on an amazing adventure, there’s no better time than now!
According to research from Savvy, two thirds of Australians feel confident about borders reopening. But having gone so long without travel, it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little rusty.
To get you back in the saddle we’ve put together a huge checklist so you can rest assured you have a smooth and worry-free experience.
Some of my most memorable moments in life have come about while traveling solo around the world. While it may sound cliché, solo travel really is empowering and liberating. However, as with anything, there are challenges with traveling by yourself.
Challenges are of course, easier to overcome if you’re prepared for them. So if you’re worried about your next solo experience, prepare yourself with the knowledge of these most common challenges.
You may not have realized it, but sports tourism is actually one of the fastest growing sectors in travel.
No longer are sports fans simply settling for catching the big game on the telly, rather they’re booking tickets to catch all the action in the stands first hand. Here’s what you need to know before you join the cheering crowds while on holiday.
Recent surveys have shown that 70% of Americans are planning to take a road trip this holiday season instead of flying, and the story is similar in other countries around the world. Despite fuel prices being quite high, people are ditching wings in favor of four rubber tires as air travel becomes more of a hassle thanks to the pandemic.
They say life is about the journey and not the destination, and that definitely rings true with road tripping. But a poorly planned road trip filled with boredom and preventable hiccups can easily ruin your road trip holiday.
With many of us planning longer road trips this holiday season and well into 2022, I thought I’d offer some tips on how you can survive the journey whether traveling solo or with family and friends.
It’s likely been awhile since many of us have been on a flight somewhere, therefore we could all probably use a refresher course on some of the items that can make flying more bearable or possible even quite enjoyable.
And because health, both mental and physical, seems to be a priority in the current climate, let us focus on flying tips to keep you both safe and sane on your flight.
Europe offers up well over 40 countries to travellers, and with so many nations to explore, one of the most frequently asked questions from our readers is what is the best way to get around. Of course, “best” can mean different things to different people though!
Your ideal transport will depend on a number of factors like whether you’re looking for the cheapest routes, the fastest routes, or those with the most flexibility. So it’s important to weigh up all your options.
More important than what you pack for travel is what you pack your travel gear in. Of course, what travel pack you choose largely depends on what type of traveller you are…or does it?
What if there was a travel backpack for everyone, from the wilderness trekker to the urban backpacker and everyone in-between?
From the company that revolutionized the travel shoe with their all terrain sneaker line, comes the new Shell travel backpack that caters to all types of travellers. It’s a backpack and wardrobe system with unmatched versatility, easy access, and organization to pack up to 20% more; a multipurpose travel backpack every traveler will love to use.
There’s a lot to consider when traveling including finding the best rates on flights and hotels, what to pack, and what tours or activities to book.
For people with pets, there are even more issues to think about such as whether you’ll be taking your dog or cat to a kennel/cattery or will they tag along with you during your travels.
Traveling with your pet can be a great experience albeit sometimes a bit of a challenge. If you’re considering taking your beloved dog or cat with you on your next holiday or are looking for tips to make traveling with your pet an easier and more pleasant experience, here are some important things to consider.
Read on for information on the differences between an ESA and a regular pet, advice on taking your pet on road trips, flying with your pet, booking pet-friendly accommodation, and what to pack for them.