Category Archives: Travel Tips

27 Golden Rules For Not Ruining Your Trip and Becoming a Master Traveler

Every industry has their own “best practices” — proven rules and standards that guide the industry. Travel is no different. There are many rules to live by that help us navigate the unknown world with fewer costly mistakes and help quicken the pace in which we melt into the local culture. They make travel easier, better, and less stressful.
I have my own rules. Continue reading 27 Golden Rules For Not Ruining Your Trip and Becoming a Master Traveler

17 Easy Steps for Planning Your Next Trip

I remember when I started planning my first trip. I had no idea what I was doing. When I decided to quit my job and travel the world, I walked into a bookstore and bought Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on Shoestring. It made the trip seem more real, but it didn’t prepare me for planning a long world trip. Back then, there weren’t really blogs, guides, and apps like there are today. I was lost. I figured it out as I went, just hoping I didn’t miss anything. Continue reading 17 Easy Steps for Planning Your Next Trip

4 Top Tips on Having a Smoother Trip When Travelling

There’s no denying how fun and enjoyable it can be to travel. Not only will you get to see sights that you may have never seen before, but you’ll also get to learn about other cultures and try out new cuisines too. It’s an effective way to unwind and be momentarily free of all the responsibilities that daily life often entails. However, travelling can also be fraught with plenty of decisions that can affect both the experience and as well as your expenditure. To this end, here are a few top tips that should help you have a smoother trip when travelling. Continue reading 4 Top Tips on Having a Smoother Trip When Travelling

Wrap Your Head Around Financial Risk Management Before Traveling

For the smart traveler, finances are going to be in the central core of the decision making process regarding who, what, when, where, how, and why. Yes, the full gamut, and each of those pieces is going to discreetly interact with money and the risks of spending. Continue reading Wrap Your Head Around Financial Risk Management Before Traveling

Balancing The Risks On Your Next Adventure

Adventure by definition is an exciting or very unusual experience. We as humans, tend to look at the positive side of that word adventure. Maybe it is our sense of self-preservation that keeps our sense of adventure in line and on the safer side of things. By its very nature, though, the adventure has to entail some risk, or where would the excitement exist. The risk component has to involve a psychological or physical exposure to some danger, or there is no risk.  Psychological risk involves emotional, social, moral or functional risk. In an adventure situation, the perceived threat provides the adventure. Physical risk can include two primary stages, known physical risk, and unknown physical risk. Continue reading Balancing The Risks On Your Next Adventure