Category: Safety

  • The pros and cons of traveling in winter

    The pros and cons of traveling in winter

    I’m an outspoken proponent of off-season travel, but there’s off-season travel and there’s OFF-SEASON travel. The middle of winter tends to be pretty dead when it comes to tourism in the Northern Hemisphere because no one wants to be out and about when it’s below zero outside. But traveling in winter is not all bad.…

  • Global warming is here to ruin travel

    Global warming is here to ruin travel

    The major effects of global warming are already affecting the travel industry. What can tourists do?

  • LGBT-friendly travel: The best cities in the world to be queer

    LGBT-friendly travel: The best cities in the world to be queer

    There are a lot of countries around the world where being gay is widely accepted. But there are only some cities that feel like a year-round pride parade. These cities are progressive, fun, and great for couples or singles looking to immerse themselves in the local gay culture. Here are the best destinations for LGBT-friendly…

  • 50 tips for your first trip to Europe

    50 tips for your first trip to Europe

    For Americans or other tourists traveling to Europe for the first time, a lot of aspects of local life may be new or confusing. There are many intricacies when it comes to navigating restaurant dining, transportation, and other experiences that you’d probably be well to study up on in advance. The better informed you are…

  • Traveling to Berlin with a dog

    Traveling to Berlin with a dog

    Getting a pet is a lot like having kids. The responsibility can bog you down and restrict your freedom to travel spontaneously or travel at all. The alternative is to travel with your dog. Europe is a great place to travel with pets because dogs are an important part of the culture and lifestyle in…

  • Colombia travel tips

    Colombia travel tips

    Colombia gets a bad rap due to its long history of violence waged by drug cartels, anti-government guerrillas, and crime syndicates. But those days are largely behind them, and tourists don’t have to worry about being robbed at gunpoint at a red light. However, like any country, there are some things that are helpful to…