Gone are the days of needing to use Travelers Cheques when traveling abroad! With the widespread acceptance of credit cards and worldwide ATM networks, dealing with foreign currency is easier than ever. Here’s seven things you need to know about foreign currency before you travel aboard! … More Traveling Abroad? Seven Things You Need to Know About Foreign Currency
One thing always makes me anxious about traveling — fear that I won’t sleep well on the road. I sleep best under very specific conditions. A dark, cool room is ideal. A little light is bearable, and I can usually remove enough bedclothes to adjust for a warmer room. (I’ve been known to yank a thick duvet out of … More My Trick to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep on the Road
I love Chicago! The city is clean, the people are friendly, and the architecture is fantastic. It’s easy to navigate the city by foot, bus or “L”, but my favorite way to see Chicago is by boat. There are a lot of cruising options out there, so it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which … More Choosing Your Perfect Chicago Boat Tour
In my last post, I shared the benefits of solo travel, but I mentioned that it’s not all ice cream and rainbows. There is definitely a dark side to vacationing alone, but it’s nothing you can’t overcome! Here are my tips to manage common solo travel fears and concerns.
I regret that I didn’t consider solo travel until I was in my early 30s. It all started on a work trip to Chicago. Because I’d received a last-minute invite to the meetings, I was staying a different hotel than my coworkers who had made reservations months in advance. Suddenly, I realized that traveling on your own … More The Case for Solo Travel
Want to see over 2000 years of London in just one day? I’ve picked out nine sights that have shaped London into the city it is today. … More 2000 Years of London in One Day
On the last day of your vacation, you open up your suitcase and uncover a dirty little secret — you never used some of the items you brought! … More Eight Items That Never Leave Your Suitcase
This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, making Stratford-Upon-Avon a perfect destination for 2016. The city has always honored its most famous son, but the atmosphere feels even more celebratory these days.