• BLOG

    Tips for dealing with other tourists

    Other tourists. They are that element of travel we sometimes forget to think about until we find ourselves surrounded. No matter where you go in the world (but especially at must-see places) it is difficult to avoid buses full of people as eager as you are to get that one picture or souvenir. Some are great and I have met many interesting people on the road. Then there are the others. You all know who I am talking about. Dealing with them can be frustrating, to say the least. Like it or not, tourists are a part of travel (a not-so-fun part of travel). Tips and tricks for other tourists…

  • PLANNING

    The Mid-Vacation Respite

    A mid vacation respite is a time on your trip when you can take a vacation from your vacation. One of the most challenging things about planning a trip is trying to cram in as much as possible. No matter where you go, you will have to make tough choices about what you will be able to see and what you will have to skip until the next time around. Our natural inclination is to pack our days and nights as full as possible, each and every day. Logic tells us we only have so much time to be away from our everyday lives, so it would be a waste…

  • PACKING

    Getting sick while on the road

    When I was in my 20s, I visited a back specialist and was told that I have the back of an 80-year-old. (Lovely, right?) What this means is that once or twice a year, I tweak it just right and go down for the count for about a week. This happened to me a few days ago and last night, as B and I talked about how glad I am that this hasn’t ever happened on a major trip, we thought sickness/medicine might be a good topic to discuss here. This post will recommend what travel medicine to bring with you on a trip and share some stories on how…