Category: Travel Tips

Portland in the Fall

5 Fun Things to Do in Portland

Portland, Oregon is a mid-sized city in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Known for its progressive liberal politics, incredible natural beauty, and amazing coffee, it attracts millions of visitors every year. Thanks...

Traveling for Cheap: Budget Airlines

We all know about the Deltas and the Uniteds and the American Airlines of the world, but increasingly travelers are looking to budget airlines for more cost-effective travel. A large percentage of us have...

11 Fun Things to Do in Miami

Miami, Florida is a sun-(and occasionally hurricane)-drenched metropolis in the southeastern United States. Famous for shows like Miami Vice and movies like Bad Boys II and even video games like GTA: Vice City, Miami...

Best Things to Do for Halloween in Atlanta

Atlanta has plenty of options for visitors of all ages to enjoy the Halloween season! Whether you’re looking for a creepy atmosphere, a night of revelry, or an all-out scare, read on for the...

10 Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! “Philly” for short or “The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection” for long. Philadelphia is a vibrant and historic city, nestled between the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River (pronounced “skool-kull”),...

14 Fun Things to Do in Atlanta (and 2 to Avoid!)

Atlanta, Georgia is one of the “it” cities of 21st-century America. With a booming economy, gorgeous local scenery, and myriad fun things to do, it’s no wonder so many people are coming here to...

8 Fun Things to Do in Athens, Georgia

Athens, Georgia is a vibrant college town about an hour and a half northeast of Atlanta. Historically exuding a progressive feel, Athens’ personality can be felt in the popular alternative bands of the ’80s...

12 Must-Have Travel Items

I like to think of this article as a companion post to Essential Travel Gear. This is a list of “Advanced” Travel Gear if you will. While items such as a good travel backpack...

13 Fun Things to Do in Chicago

Chicago is definitely one of my favorite cities on Earth. It has so much to offer, from cool out-of-the-way joints to world-class amenities. I’ve been here several times, and I find it exciting each...

Austin skyline

16 Fun Things to Do in Austin, Texas

I had to write about Austin: it’s my hometown! The capital of Texas has seen phenomenal growth over the past two decades, with a city population now approaching a million. Austin has reinvented itself...

New Orleans

14 Fun Things to Do in New Orleans

New Orleans, a city that really needs no introduction! Founded in 1718 and administered by both French and Spanish governments, this city has weathered tragedies and still shines. While the Crescent City definitely has...

Chicago Getaway Hostel

Traveling for Cheap: Places to Stay

One of the biggest costs for traveling, outside of transportation, is lodging. Many new travelers may be discouraged from traveling due to concerns about cost, and those concerns are very legitimate. Hotel prices, like...

Traveling for Cheap: Haggling

Haggling is like riding a bike. It may seem intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but you get the hang of it pretty quick. The common advice you may have heard is to...

Fun Things to Do in Spain

Back in 2012, I did a one-month study abroad in Spain, staying with a host family in Valencia. To say it was an unforgettable experience would be putting it mildly, and I’m super grateful...