When it comes to travel preparation, people usually think of packing their things and arranging transportation, but there is so much more to it. In fact, there’s one very important thing that most travel prep checklists tend to gloss over and that’s securing the home.
Keeping your home secure is something that should really go without saying but each and every year more and more homes are broken into while people are on vacation. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to protect your home from burglary while Continue reading
When it’s time for a passport or visa photo, many people think a professional photographer will get the best results. Don’t count on it!
There are two categories of “professional” passport photos. First you have portrait studios that also offer passport photos. Then there are retail photo finishing stores and drugstores that will take your photo for you. Both come with risks, for childrens’ photos but also for adults.
Retail photo stores and drugstores
Retail employees are not trained photographers, and often use a simple point-and-click digital camera and the available store lighting, so don’t fool yourself into thinking you’re Continue reading
With the economic situation still uncertain a lot of people don’t think they can afford to travel. For many travelers, accommodations account for the biggest travel expense. However, they also offer the greatest opportunity for saving, especially if you’re willing to rethink a little what it means to travel. If you can forgo the luxury resort you might find yourself on the vacation of a lifetime.
As most seasoned travelers will tell you, after a while traveling becomes less about seeing sites and more about connecting and learning. There are several ways to save; some are even free. Perhaps more importantly, Continue reading