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.

Winter Road Trip Checklist: Essentials to Pack for a Winter Road Trip

No matter what your destination, a winter road trip often includes bad weather, frigid temperatures, and travel delays. Use this winter road trip checklist so you don’t forget anything important — for your car, your passengers, or your peace of mind. Although the summer months are most popular for road trips in the United States, …

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Ultimate Road Trip Packing List: 60+ Essentials (With a Free Checklist)

Ultimate Road Trip Packing List (Tested and Approved by Mom)

Nothing says family vacation in the US quite like a road trip. They are an affordable way for American families to transport 3.1 children to the beach, the mountains, or Grandma’s house. So it’s no surprise that nearly 70% of all American family vacations are road trips. But packing for a road trip can be overwhelming, …

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100+ Things Every American Should Know Before Visiting Europe for the First Time

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If you’re one of the 12 million Americans visiting Europe this year, this detailed list will help you plan and enjoy your experience to its fullest. Chock full of important things to know when visiting Europe, it’s a tremendous resource, especially if you are traveling to Europe for the first time. I am an American …

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Does High Altitude Make You ____? (Your Most Embarrassing Questions Answered)

Does High Altitude Make You ____? (Your Most Embarrassing Questions Answered)

From periods to poop to puke, high altitude destinations can wreak havoc on your body. Here are the answers to your most embarrassing questions about the impact altitude has on your body, including tips for adjusting to higher altitudes and ways to keep high altitude sickness at bay. I have an MBA (and not an …

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How to Speak Yankee – A Guide for People Who Speak Queen’s English

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The differences in verb tenses, vocabulary, and pronunciation can make it harder than you might think for two English speakers to communicate. This picture guide to the differences between British English and American English will help those who have learned Queen’s English know how to speak Yankee when visiting the United States. After traveling extensively …

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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.

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