About Tanya

Tanya is the project manager for Pic4Pass, with over 16 years experience in project management, customer service and marketing for high tech companies. An avid traveler who grew up in a bilingual German-American household, several years ago she, her husband and cat left the US for a chance to work in Austria. She enjoys traveling throughout Europe as well as exploring her adopted home town of Vienna. And she loves living without a car or TV.

6 Essential Tools for the Globetrotter

Backpacker checking his phone at a small train station.Your bags are packed and you’re ready to go, but you don’t have everything you need if you are trying to leave home without these six essential tools for the globetrotter.

GetGoing

Named one of the 50 best websites of the year by Time Magazine, GetGoing optimizes the flexibility of the adventurous globetrotter. Instead of picking an Continue reading

Stranger than fiction: weird driving laws around the world

Winding skid marks on a straight roadTraffic laws are meant to keep you from harm’s way and ensure an orderly society. But in your travels you may discover some laws that simply leave you scratching your head. From restricting your right to allow a gorilla to ride in your backseat while cruising the Massachusetts countryside to facing a hefty fine for not properly stopping for animal herders in South Africa, there are laws on the books around the world that can simply leave you in a jam.

It’s important to know that although car insurance is required in most industrialized countries, it’s not the norm everywhere; for instance in Bolivia Continue reading

Best sailing destinations to get away from it all

Sailing into the sunsetAny sailor will tell you that the worst day on board is better than the best day ashore. But even the saltiest of “old salts” will admit that an occasional excursion among the landlubbers does the spirit good. If nothing else, it makes a return to the sea spray and gently rocking motion even better.

Most old hands on boats are also always up for adventure. “Want to go sailing?” The question usually prompts more takers than there are bunks available for any voyage. If you’re planning the ultimate long-term Continue reading