Getting Around: Do I need a Rail Pass?

Purchasing a rail or metro pass. Is it really necessary? Well, that really depends on a few factors. Where are you traveling? Big city Rural town When are you traveling? Summer Autumn Spring Winter How long will you be abroad? How much walking are you comfortable with doing? Are you fine walking for miles around … Continue reading Getting Around: Do I need a Rail Pass?

Birds of a Feather: Travel in Groups

If you aren't one for solo travel or aren't yet ready to take that leap, finding others to travel with you will be an enriching experience too! Finding that right person or people is the crucial first step and you should consider everyone's quirks and hangups when compiling your group. It can be a bit … Continue reading Birds of a Feather: Travel in Groups

Vagabond Authors: Finding time to write!

For those of us who are compelled to write, it may seem that sitting down at our computer to hash out a few thousand words a day is an easy feat. However, anyone who feels the draw of the page can tell you, myself included, that no matter how beautifully you string together words, there … Continue reading Vagabond Authors: Finding time to write!

Travel & Language: Overcoming the Barrier

Traveling to countries where you don't speak the local language can be intimidating and a little bit scary. I find it is often tempting for travelers to stick to locations where their own native tongue is the common language. While this certainly makes traveling easier, it greatly limits your options for destinations. As a native … Continue reading Travel & Language: Overcoming the Barrier

Dodging Bullets: Travel without hating each other

Travel, at times, seems to be the deciding factor in the longevity of a friendship or relationship. (This seems especially true when women travel together for some reason.) While it can be a challenge, it doesn't have to end just short of killing your companions and tossing them to the wolves, never to circle around … Continue reading Dodging Bullets: Travel without hating each other

Happy New Year: What’s ahead for 2018?

Happy January 2nd, 2018! Wow, 2017 flew by. We hope that all of you had a safe and wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. After ringing in the new year, we are settling in for some new adventures and anticipating the lessons which will undoubtedly be learned this year as we venture out … Continue reading Happy New Year: What’s ahead for 2018?

Post-Travel Depression : Yes, it’s a thing

Your heart aches and your feet itch; the passport pages cry out to be stamped and your pack sits in a corner waiting to be unpacked from the day before. You are feeling the loss of the journey but your family and friends aren't feeling the pity. For some, post-travel depression sets in a week … Continue reading Post-Travel Depression : Yes, it’s a thing

Dublin on the Cheap: 10 Free or Nearly Free Things

The list of things to see in Dublin, Ireland is seriously extensive. If I listed all of them on a rolled up piece of paper it would tumble to the ground and roll away when extended. It is easy to rack up a tab with all the entry fees and tour costs as you try … Continue reading Dublin on the Cheap: 10 Free or Nearly Free Things

Squirreling It Away: Saving for a Trip

Destination chosen - Check Lodging chosen & Deposit paid - Check Airfare booked - Check check! Great! The basics are taken care of and you are definitely going on your trip! **I don't recommend skipping booking your airfare and putting a deposit down on your lodging. Do it early and get it out of the … Continue reading Squirreling It Away: Saving for a Trip