If there’s one thing about travel that we tend to love most, it’s the memories that you’re able to capture! While many people just take photos on their smartphones, there are other travelers who get a rush out of taking incredible photos with great cameras. It can sometimes be tricky to know which camera you should or shouldn’t buy, but there are tons of resources online – like this blog! – that can help. You don’t have to be a professional in order to use an amazing camera on your travels. All you need is a little bit of know-how, a great eye, and interesting subjects and you’ll be on your way. Searching for a bunch of brand names will only take you so far if you’re not sure exactly what you should be looking for. By keeping very specific things in mind, it will make the whole process of choosing a camera that much easier. Here are just a few of those things to help you pick the ultimate travel camera! (more…)
One of the best things about traveling to a new country is the possibility of learning a whole new language when you go. In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to pick up a new language before you even embark on your trip! Whether you’re hoping to learn a few words, be conversational or fluent, there are plenty of great apps that can help you along your way. Knowing another language is great to help you get around in any destination you might be, haggle prices and even help others around you. It’s important to try to at least pick up basic words and phrases like hello, please and thank you, but going beyond that will get you that much farther! Here are just a few of the best apps on the market to help when learning a language.
Depending on where you’re going, the flight will likely be the most expensive part of any trip. It’s a few hundred to sometimes thousands of dollars – particularly if you’re traveling to a few places in a single trip. What’s most important is getting the most convenient routes and flights to anywhere that you need to go, but the cost is also going to be a major deciding factor in whether or not you book a particular flight. Coming across sales and deals for a fight can sometimes feel like a fluke – popping up randomly as you’re checking out to your delighted surprise. There are ways, however, to stay on top of these kinds of changes to that you can be aware of the sales and discounts that exist for flights at all times. Luckily, there are plenty of websites that cater to this kind of need and round up all of the best flight deals together in one place so that you don’t have to go looking for it or stumble across it by chance. Typically, your best bet is to sign up to any kind of alerts available on these websites so that you can get their updates directly to your email inbox – and following the websites’ social media accounts is a great idea as well. All in all, there are tons of websites like this but it can be tricky to know where to start! Here are just a few of the best websites for finding cheap flights to any destination your heart may desire. (more…)
On August 21st, a total solar eclipse is set to be visible in much of the United States and there are going to be some places that are better than others to take in all the action. It might only last a few minutes, but a solar eclipse of this magnitude hasn’t been seen since the early 20th century. With handfuls of locations that will have prime viewing of the event, some cities are even having parties and specially designated viewing areas so that you can enjoy the view with friends and family. If you’re not opposed to traveling to another city to get a better view, these American destinations are your best bet. (more…)
One of the best things about vacations is having the ability to choose what your experience will be like for the most part. You can alway book a resort but if you want to get up close & personal with the culture, the best way would be to travel like a local as much as you can. There are plenty of ways to do this! No matter where you go, you’ll have the chance to get much closer to the local culture in more ways than one. (more…)
In a world that’s becoming more and more aware of the environmental impact of everyday things, travel is another activity that we could always stand to do a little bit more sustainably. No matter what corner of the earth you’re heading to, doing so with even a little bit of consideration for the ecological footprint you’re leaving can go a long way. Her are just a few ways you can travel a little more sustainably in 2017 and beyond.
Whether you’re heading there now or closer to the end of the year, this year is the best time to plan and book a trip to Morocco. It’s one of the most interesting and beautiful destinations in the world, so it’s at the very top of many bucket lists for anyone from novice to seasoned travellers. Here are just a few reasons why you need to explore Morocco in 2017. (more…)
One of the more frustrating things to happen when booking a flight is the sometimes unavoidable layover. It might range from 2 hours to 12, but the longer your layover, the more chances you might have to explore a little bit of your temporary destination! Checking out the layover city can be simple if you figure out these important pieces of information beforehand. It’s imperative that you make it back to the airport in order to continue on with your journey, so here are just a few things to consider when taking advantage of a long layover! (more…)
With the springtime just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about summer travel plans if you haven’t planned them already! Just like any time of the year, there are new developments and changes that will shape the travel industry for a few months at a time and this summer is no different. You might have all of your trips planned out already, but you’ll definitely still notice many of these trends in action over the summer months. Here are just a few of the next summer 2017 travel trends!
For the more environmentally friendly traveller, trip planning can be just a little bit trickier than for most people. It should go without saying that there are plenty of issues that naturally come along with travel that might pose a problem, but as with most things; there’s an app for that! For those who are interested in responsible tourism, there are plenty of digital mobile tools and platforms that can help you out. From finding the perfect vegan restaurant to finding out how large of a carbon footprint you’re leaving with your trip and how you can offset it, there’s something for everyone and everything. Here are some of the most popular apps for responsible tourism (more…)