Category: Travel Tips

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Travel Credit Cards

Traveling for Cheap: Travel Credit Cards

Travel Credit Cards I don’t recommend credit cards lightly, because I know a lot of people are hesitant to acquire more debt, and rightfully so. However, when used responsibly, a travel credit card can...

Essential Travel Gear

Essential Travel Gear for the 9 to 5 Voyager

Any affiliate links in this post are mine, so if you decide to make a purchase using that link, I will get a small percentage. Travel Gear You don’t need the newest, fanciest, most...

Juicy Austin Barbecue!

Where to Find the Best Barbecue in Austin, Texas

Live Music Capital of the World. Silicon Hills. River City. These are all titles I’ve heard bestowed upon my hometown of Austin, TX. Yes, we’re known for our music scene, our nightlife, our nature,...