This is a guest post from Sonia Jeffers.I'm sure most people have heard about the concept of couchsurfing but for those who haven't, the basic idea is “pay it forward”. You let a stranger sleep on your couch and one day when you decide to travel, someone does the same for you. Couchsurfing describes themselves as a “global network of travelers, adventures seekers and lifelong learners”. It is [...]
 
 
My recent travel tip article about avoiding homesickness got me thinking about how intertwined technology and travel are while on the road. Here are my tips for finding that much-needed balance between the two.1) Social Media There's no way around it. We all love social media and I don't see that changing anytime soon. While Facebook and Twitter are ideal methods for keeping in touch with [...]
 
 
I took my one and only cruise in October 2010. It was a month until my 24th birthday so a friend and I decided to celebrate in style. There also happened to be a 75% on this particular cruise so we quickly booked.For some reason, I always assumed I would like cruises but after just two days, I was ready to head back to port. However, here are a few tips for getting the most culture you can out[...]
 
 
There have been a lot of articles that tackle the Traveler vs. Tourist argument, including one of our own. I've decided to contribute my own thoughts on the matter by coming up with 5 anti-travel behaviors I aim to avoid.I'll start off with one of my favorite Travel Quotes: If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. - Jame[...]
 
 
Living a Bohemian Lifestyle doesn't mean you are a legit gypsy asking tourists for money outside of Notre Dame Cathedral. I remember my first time in Paris I was shocked to find rather disheveled looking gypsy types at every corner. My naive 21 year old self just assumed they would all look like Esmerelda from Disney's portrayal of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. My mistake!Anyway, here are 10 si[...]
 
 
It's often the people we meet while traveling that give us the best memories. I've met some pretty quirky characters throughout my travels and these are 5 loco locals any wanderer can only hope to meet while on the road.The Wannabe Celebrity with Many Talents: On a plane with from London to Prague, my Mom and I managed to be seated next to a linguist named Anya who was convinced she was Camer[...]
 
 
If you are headed to a top travel destination like Mexico or the Caribbean, spending a few nights at an all-inclusive resort may be your best option. While some guests may never plan on leaving the comfort of the resort, other people are naturally more adventurous and therefore may crave more stimulation throughout the day. These five simple tips are perfect for all-inclusive resorts like Barceló [...]
 
 
(original article is from Megan's Travel Column on Life2PointOh, entitled Weekly Wanders)As I look back on my month-long trip to South America, so many different images come to mind. A large percentage of these memories actually took place in various coffee shops. Why you ask? Well, let’s just say that South America is not quite up to speed on the whole wireless craze that many of us (myself i[...]
 
 
This post is by Jessica Tiare Bowen, one of our contributors.I’ve always been attracted to the idea of speaking a foreign language: the mystery, the intrigue, not to mention the romance. Unfortunately, the reality always consisted of much less appealing learning methods like long classes, repetitive flashcards,  and difficult conjugations.That is until I met a foreign beau. Not just your t[...]
 
 
(article from Megan's Column, Weekly Wanders on Life2PointOh)Whether we want to admit it or not, romance is often on our minds when we travel, especially during your carefree 20-something years. Even wandering along a dirt road or a crowded street seems more exciting because it is “foreign” and unknown. But let’s face it, we can’t travel all the time and no matter where you live, life is life,[...]
 
 
I never imagined that I would be giving camel riding tips anytime soon, but after my trip to Egypt, I realized that it's not as easy as it looks.  Yes, once your on the camel, it's generally smooth sailing, but getting on and off can prove quite challenging.Approach your Camel with Caution: Although camels are relatively passive animals who lounge around in between toting tourists around the P[...]
 
 
After watching the last two episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City, I feel the need to vent about some of the women's horrific behavior while on their trip to Morocco. I realize that this is a reality show and that ratings are of supreme importance to Bravo, but having traveled through three continents and seeing first hand how American tourists should and should not act, I can't help bu[...]