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HOW TO Master Airport Car Parking

Airport Car Parking Services

Organizing a trip or adventure vacation is an exciting proposition for all of us hoping to embark on new global expeditions and exploration. How many times have we sat huddled in front of a computer screen plotting exciting destinations, activities and our ideal travel itinerary? … Continue reading →

HOW TO Choose the Best Camera for your Travels

SLR Cameras for Travel

A camera is meant to capture special moments and preserve those memories in time. It is a vital piece of kit for travelers; you’ll be able to look back at all those pictures decades from now and remember every place, each moment and every person … Continue reading →

HOW TO Avoid Dangerous Rip Currents

How to Avoid Rip Currents

If you’re planning a beach vacation this summer, or perhaps planning an adventure trip orientated around water sports, swimming or surfing for example or if you’re simply lucky enough to live on the coast, there’s a possibility you’ll encounter a rip current. Rip currents are … Continue reading →

HOW TO Reduce your Chances of Becoming a Victim of Theft when Traveling Abroad

How to Avoid Being a Victim of Theft When Abroad

So you’ve got your credit card, passport, foreign currency and camera tucked into a fully laden backpack and you’ll be picking up sunscreen and any last minute forgets on your way to the airport. What else do you need? How about any anti-theft devices you … Continue reading →

HOW TO Make Your Staycation Feel Like A Real Vacation

Staycation Ideas

With the world economy in near shambles and slow growth about the best anyone can hope for it was only a matter of time before destinations of fun and leisure began showing signs of distress. Many travelers also are having second thoughts about taking a … Continue reading →

HOW TO Treat a Jellyfish Sting

How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting

For the adventure traveler that prefers the ocean waves, most popular underwater pursuits are not without risk from marine life. Jellyfish (more properly, jellies) are fascinating creatures, but a diver or swimmers first encounter with them can be a painful one and frightening experience. In … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Recover When Your Travel Documents are Lost or Stolen and STILL Enjoy Your Trip

Lost Documents Passports and Visa

It is an unfortunate fact that many global travelers will encounter a hiccup on their trip; in most cases these are easily overcome issues. Occasionally though and thankfully rarely full on disaster can strike and trust us, it’s not the kind of day you are … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Make Money Blogging to Pay for Travel

Make Money Blogging

Imagine that… travelling the world, writing about your experiences, and getting paid enough to keep on doing it. Sounds like a glorious way of life, doesn’t it? Or is it too good to be true? Some say the opportunity is long gone, especially citing the maturity of … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Solar Power a MacBook

Solar Power Macbook

Why on Earth would anyone want a solar-powered MacBook? Well, for most people, they either want to work in remote areas, throw parties ‘off the grid’, or pursue something creative in the wilderness. For Lauren’s next expedition, the Gobi 2011, she falls into all of … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Plan and Book a Train Trip in India

Plan Book India Rail Train Tickets

I love Indian train travel. The journey itself is always an adventure, and if you’re in the right class, the ride is very comfortable. How many other countries would you visit just to ride the trains? Yes, seriously, it can be that good. But the … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Make Sense of Sunscreen vs Sunblock

Sunscreen Sunblock SPF UPF

Sunny days are double-edged swords. They make exploring new places infinitely more enjoyable, but they also cause nasty skin damage. It was only a year ago when I had head surgery to remove skin cancer caused by Australia’s harsh sun. So it’s about time I read-up and shared … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Choose the Best Berth on an Indian Train

Best Berth on an Indian Train

Remember I said, ‘the longer the train trip the better’? Well, we really tested that theory by completing a 39 hour train trip from New Delhi to Dibrigah. We caught this train to reach the Easternmost railway station in India, called Ledo, where we planned … Continue reading →

The All-Seasons Carry-On Packing List

Pack a Carry-On Bag For All-Seasons

With horizontal snow racing past outside, I’m mentally waving goodbye to Toronto for who knows how long. There’s an unusual amount of leg room so I’m reminding my knees to savor these lush moments of space on the Maple Leaf train heading to New York City. … Continue reading →