I'll be taking the next week or so off from writing so I can spend some time with family and friends over the Christmas/New Year break. Safe travels for those of you going out of town!
Getting quality photographs during my vacations is really important to me. It's my belief that as life barrels forward, the most precious thing we have in our lives, other than basic necessities and the people we love, is our memories. Photos definitely help in that aspect since our brains are not perfect at retaining … Continue reading How to spot a good photographer when you’re on vacation
There is unfortunately no single magic website that you can go to in 2017 that will consistently allow you book a flight for a price that is significantly lower than what you can find elsewhere. Also, all the rules of thumb that you read about, including "the cheapest day to fly is Tuesday" and "buy … Continue reading How to find a cheap flight ticket
One of my favorite travel gadgets is the Flexo-line. I initially reviewed it here if you're not familiar with it. In addition to its usefulness as a portable travel clothesline, it has some other versatile purposes too -- as would be expected from a strong, flexible, braided rope. Back in 2012, my friend and I went … Continue reading The Flexo-line: the Swiss army knife of travel accessories
Most of the major national US banks charge ridiculous fees for foreign ATM usage; typically a few bucks flat fee per transaction plus a percentage of whatever amount of money you take out. I discovered this the hard way back in my youth when I returned home from a multi-week trip, checked my bank account, … Continue reading How to use an ATM for free anywhere in the world with a Charles Schwab debit card