Tips Archive

Visa Requirements Are Changing

After the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, various countries are reviewing their rules and regulations regarding travelers entering their countries. Assume it will take more time, more paperwork, and associated additional fees to travel to destinations that used to be relatively easy. Even the fundamental principal that people can travel from one European country to another European country with no passports or visas is being …

Setting Yourself Free: How to Pack Light

by Marta Turnbull Pack light with fewer clothes, shoes and stuff you think you will need, but won’t. Dragging around heavy suitcases is unsafe, unpleasant and totally unnecessary. The idea is to travel quickly and easily. In a dodgy section of town–like at a train or bus station–you may need to sling your pack or small suitcase onto your back and step lively to get …

Real Safety Information for Women

I love experiencing new cultures, trying new activities, tasting new food, people-watching and having chance encounters with locals. I enjoy getting out of my routine life and expanding my world-view. It is enriching and fun. Venturing out is good, but it is important to be prepared for the unexpected. The analogy is rock climbing with ropes. We believe all women have the right to be …

Smartphones are our frenemies (when we travel)

By:  Julie Kreutzer  Assuming you made sure your smartphone will work where you’re traveling, you might think you are set with your dear friend who allows you to talk with anyone on your contact list, call up maps, find out about restaurants and otherwise be your constant companion in your hour of need.  Hahahahaha. No. Having just traveled to Alaska, where my smartphone works, let …

How To Enjoy Outdoor Winter Activities

Imagine going outdoors in cold, snowy weather to play. Perhaps you think, “No way! It is cold out there!” But it doesn’t feel cold when you dress properly. Skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, ice climbing, ice skating, sledding and sleigh riding are super fun activities. Don’t miss out. As with many sports, summer and winter, there are ways to improve safety and comfort. Below are 8 tips …

The Three Types of ‘Tired’ When Travelling & What To Do About Them

Jetlag and travel fatigue are different. Separating these two concepts helps you plan how to prevent travel exhaustion and minimize the time needed to adjust to the new time zone. Jetlag is caused by skipping across time zones without your body clocks having time to change to the new time zone. You feel like you should go to bed to sleep or eat at times …