Travel Planning

Wandering our big and beautiful world doesn’t have to be complicated. Or costly. These travel planning articles offer a variety of travel tips, travel tricks, and travel hacks.

How to Take Your Child Out of School to Travel (Without Making Enemies)

How to Pull Your Kids Out of School to Travel Without Making Enemies

Whether they’re missing one day before a four-day weekend or two full weeks of school for an extended trip, I have never thought twice about taking my children out of school to travel. Here are five tips that have helped me do this over the years without making enemies in the front office or classroom.

Petiquette 101: Etiquette Rules to Follow When Traveling with Your Dog

Whether you are staying close to home or traveling farther away, keep your pooch safe (and his tail wagging) by following these dog etiquette rules. This petiquette guide will help ensure a “pawsitive” experience for you, your furry four-legged friend, and other people and pets you meet along the way. While I live with two …

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Up and Coming US Travel Destinations to Visit

Up and Coming US Travel Destinations to Visit in 2019

While everyone should visit San Francisco, and Washington DC at least once, there’s something to be said about visiting a city that’s not perennially on every “top ten most visited” list in the United States. As you make travel plans, consider an up and coming US travel destination to round out your adventures.

7 of the Best Summer Destinations in Europe

7 of the Best Summer Destinations in Europe

While there’s no bad time to visit Europe, summertime is my favorite with its long days and warm weather. If you plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean this summer, here are seven of the best summer destinations in Europe.

25+ Amazing Summer Vacation Spots in the US to Inspire Your Next Trip

The Best Summer Vacation Spots in the US

Although summer in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t officially start until June 21st, most Americans kick off the season with the Memorial Day weekend at the end of May. As you make (or finalize) your summer vacation plans, you won’t want to overlook these best summer vacation spots in the US.

Do Compression Packing Cubes Really Work?

Do Compression Packing Cubes Really Work?

Compression packing cubes help organize and condense your clothing so there is more room in your suitcase. But do compression packing cubes work? Here’s what I discovered when I gave them a go.

7 Easy Ways to Overcome Language Barriers When Traveling Abroad

Americans are fortunate that English is widely spoken around the world, but it doesn’t work everywhere. Do you know how to overcome language barriers? Here are seven easy strategies to overcome language barriers when traveling abroad. Because English is one of the most commonly spoken languages worldwide, it’s easy for native speakers to venture abroad …

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