I’ve been using the Google Maps app on my smartphone and I love it. As a solo traveler, using a GPS is incredibly handy since I can’t drive and look at a road map at the same time. However, the Google Maps’ promise that you’ll “never carry a paper map again” isn’t exactly foolproof.
Ah, the travails of the budget traveler. You planned to fly out on a Tuesday or Wednesday, signed up for every fare alert you could find, and then pounced on that discount airfare to the destination you’ve been dreaming about visiting forever. You combed through hotel review after hotel review and then used your auto club card to secure an… [Keep reading...]
I’m beyond excited for the first installment of Weekend Wanderlust for One, an exciting collaboration with some of my favorite bloggers who show you how they’d do a long weekend alone and on the cheap. Basically, I give them a budget of $500USD and ask them to plan a trip to a destination less than four hours from their hometowns… [Keep reading...]
I’m ecstatic to see solo travel come to the forefront as more and more people ditch the idea of traveling as a couple or with a group and strike out on their own. Enjoy reading these articles–I hope they advise and inspire you in your wanderlust for one. Dream destinations for solo travelers Have you decided on your summer travel… [Keep reading...]
Whenever you plan a trip, there are lots of resources in print and online for all the various things you might want to see and do. As I prepared to travel to Belgium, I did a lot of reading about which attractions were worth visiting, where I could eat the best frites, and how to make the most of my… [Keep reading...]
I’ve said it before: Savannah’s a terrific walking city. Personally, I don’t think there’s a better way to experience all the sights, sounds, and smells of Savannah than on two feet. Your pace is (naturally) slower than if you’re in a car. You notice details more closely than you would when you’re whizzing by and quite frankly, unlike driving a… [Keep reading...]
After a two-week hiatus, Weekend Intelligence is back with news and tips you can use to plan your own travel escapes. You can do Europe on the cheap People thought I was crazy for traveling to Europe. “Isn’t it expensive?” they’d say. It can be expensive, but you just have to know where to look. This Travel + Leisure article… [Keep reading...]