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

Five tips to secure your home before you travel

Beware of dog by oknidius, on Flickr

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

How to save on hotels and live like a local

Hostels and couch surfing give you the chance to meet and connect with people.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