The Pros and Cons of Hiring A Travel Agent

When it comes to travel, the first step to any trip is, of course, planning it all. Some prefer setting everything up on their own; finding all of the best deals and options available to them and booking from there. If you are a generally organized and detail oriented person, that’s something that can work perfectly for you. For others, they might want to take a much less hands-on approach to the whole thing and simply hire a travel agent to get the job done. Like with anything, there are good and bad things about either option and it will really depend on what you can deal with for that particular experience. If you’ve never work s with a travel agent before, it’s a good idea to get one that is personally recommended. Online reviews and commentary can only tell you so much, so going for one that a friend, family member or co-worker can speak highly of is always a good idea. Here are just a few of the pros and cons of working with a travel agent for your next journey! Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Hiring A Travel Agent

Creating The Perfect Travel Itinerary

When it comes to travel, some people are a bit more on the spontaneous side while others like to have things planned in a well thought-out itinerary. An itinerary keeps you on track both before, during and after your trip and prevents many of the kinds of hiccups that can ruin your travel experience. While picking up and going on the cheapest one-way ticket you can find sounds exhilarating, doing things a little bit more ordered can help you save plenty of time, money and resource and maximize the potential of your trip in a big way! No two itineraries will ever be equal, and even the organization styles of any two people will never mirror each other. There are, however, tips that can help you in creating the perfect travel itinerary for your next trip, no matter where you’re headed.  Continue reading Creating The Perfect Travel Itinerary

Avoiding The Worst On Any Trip

Avoiding The Worst On Any TripTravelling to a new place is always an incredible experience but there are also going to be times when not everything goes as planned! Delays, changes and problems sometimes can’t be avoided, but there are always ways to be better prepared for it than not. It’s important to be as prepared as you possible can whenever you travel, so here are just a few tips on avoiding the worst on any trip. Continue reading Avoiding The Worst On Any Trip

Travel Skills Everyone Should Have

Travel Skills Everyone Should HaveTravel isn’t difficult per se, but there are definitely some tips and tricks to make the whole process as easy, seamless and fun as possible. Travelling can get stressful sometimes depending on where you’re headed, if you’re going solo or with a group and if you plan on making more than one stop. There’s a little bit of know-how that every traveller should have, especially if they do it often. Here are just some of the important travel skills everyone should have! Continue reading Travel Skills Everyone Should Have

The Perfect Destinations For Travellers On A Budget

The Perfect Destinations For Travellers On A BudgetAs priceless of an experience as travel can be, there are obviously some trips that cost much more money than others. With the advent of social media and a wide range of online travel tools, travelling on a much small budget is more popular than ever before. It’s something that was once only accessible to a few people, but it’s become much more common among all kinds of users and travellers. This means, many more people will get to see much more of the world without having to break the bank. It’s easy for some to assume that travel is “too expensive” for them to do more than once a year, but if you choose your destination and the time of year right, you’d be surprised by the amount of places you can actually afford to go. Here are just a few of the perfect destinations for travellers on a budget

 

Peru

Much of central America is pretty affordable to travel through, and Peru is no different. Even heading to large cities like Lima weren’t as expensive as you would think. Hotels are moderately priced, and you can get amazing food for very low prices as well. What might cost $50 elsewhere, you can get for half that in many places in Peru, all while enjoying rich history and culture all around you.

 

China

Many would assume China is expensive because of how high the airfare usually is, but that’s generally the bulk of the cost of your trip. There are some pretty accessible public transit that is only a few cents, as well as plenty of local restaurants that only cost a few dollars – and this is in the tourist areas of Shanghai and Beijing! If you know where and when to look, it’s possible to get flight and over a week’s stay at a hotel for less than $1000.The Perfect Destinations For Travellers On A Budget

 

Colombia

This is a great place to go when you’re low on cash because of how cheap hostels and guest houses can be if you look in the right places. You can find flights for under $600 depending on where you’ll be departing from, and you can even find hostels for less than $20 per night! Food, drinks and most activities you would want to do are also pretty cheap.

 

Europe (By Train)

Getting to Europe from North America can be pretty expensive, but travelling around the continent by train is where you can save plenty of cash. This is perfect for multi-destination trips where you plan on heading to a handful of countries in one shot. You can get specific discounts for being a student or just being under 25! There are plenty of package deals like with Eurail, where you can travel between up to 5 times between 28 countries countries within a month, all for $350

How To Complete Your Travel Bucket List

travel bucket listFor any seasoned traveller, it’s likely that they have a bucket list of places they want to see in the future. Journeys we hope to embark on at some point in the next few months or years, and we plan well for them. Sometimes, these plans get derailed for any number of reasons and we can find out list getting longer and longer as more time passes, so how do you get it all back on track? Here are just a few ways you can complete your travel bucket list in 2016 Continue reading How To Complete Your Travel Bucket List