Write a Travel Blog
If you’re blogging to keep your mom updated on your whereabouts, then it’s fine to include everything you ate and when you last showered, but if you’re trying to appeal to a broader audience, you’re going to have to focus on more interesting experiences. Keep and build a real audience with these simple tips
» Learn How to Write a Travel Blog
Get Upgrades While Traveling
If I knew some easy way to work the system for automatically getting bumped up to business or first class, I’d keep the secret to myself—but I don’t. So instead, I’ll give you tips on how to at least improve your chances for an upgrade.
» Learn How to Get Upgrades While Traveling
Leave a Motel Room
The act touches on mortality. It offers a small dose of the autobiographical sadness you feel after the moving van has gone and you take a last look around the place where you used to live.
» Learn How to Leave a Motel Room
Traveling light is a big challenge for outdoorsy types because of all the gear, footwear, and clothing we have to carry.
» Learn How to Pack Lighter
Acclimatize Like a Pro
As you gain altitude, your red blood cells can't hold as much oxygen, which means once you start getting into the thousands of feet above sea level, you may get easily winded, have a headache, and feel nauseated.
» Learn How to Acclimatize Like a Pro
Wash Your Clothes While Traveling
Helpful hint: Never go to a laundromat or have someone else wash your clothes for you (unless you’re visiting mom, of course) because it uses up too much energy, water, and money.
» Learn How to Wash Your Clothes While Traveling
Adopt a Stray in Puerto Rico
I go to Puerto Rico occasionally, can’t help but notice the huge stray dog problem. Many of the dogs are so friendly and pretty darn cute. How can I adopt one from there and bring it home?
» Learn How to Adopt a Stray in Puerto Rico
Dodge Montezuma's Revenge
Chef Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods, has put more potential contaminants in his mouth than a Manhattan raccoon... And yet he's never gotten the trots while on the road. What sorcery is this?
» Learn How to Dodge Montezuma's Revenge
Stay Clean Without Showering
What’s the best way to stay clean and not stink without taking a bath every couple of days?
» Learn How to Stay Clean Without Showering
Reach Out Anywhere
Sometimes it takes more than a cell signal.
» Learn How to Reach Out Anywhere
Deal With a Missing Passport
Follow these handy passport safety and replacement instructions so you don’t have to think—or even worry—if the incredibly inconvenient happens.
» Learn How to Deal With a Missing Passport