Travel Tips

Long-haul Survival Kit

A few years back I went on the longest flight of my life - a 24 hour journey from Washington, D.C. to Chiang Mai, Thailand. The first leg of the flight was over 13 hours, something I was dreading. While it has taken me almost 4 years to be willing to even entertain the idea of another long-haul, it wasn't nearly as bad as I had ...

Favorite Travel Apps

A smart phone is a valuable tool for traveling around the world. There are a multitude of apps to help in all areas of travel; here are some of my favorites. All are available for free unless noted.   Tripit - this is a must to keep your travel plans organized, and they can't make it any simpler to use. I'm a ...

Iceland Travel Trips

1. Lodging fills up fast in the summer: Book early for the summer months. I was researching in November for a June trip and 57% of lodgings offered on Booking.com were already booked. I'm sure you could find something last minute, but your choice may be a $400 a night hotel, or a $50 hostel stay with 7 new friends in a dorm ...