Category: Trains

  • Beware of the masturbator on local German trains

    Beware of the masturbator on local German trains

    A funny thing happened on the way to Wiesbaden today. And by funny, I really mean disgusting and kind of scary. I flew into Dusseldorf, and I got on the first available trip to Wiesbaden. Because I was buying my ticket last minute (thank you for that, American Airlines), I was stuck with an $80 fare…

  • The hidden cost of night trains

    The hidden cost of night trains

    Though we booked almost everything in advance of our trip to get a better value, all train routes from Krakow to Bratislava were for some reason only available for purchase in person from a train station in Poland, not online. So we had no transportation, but we did have a hotel booked in Bratislava so…

  • How to plan the perfect Eurotrip

    How to plan the perfect Eurotrip

    Before I became completely addicted to travel, I took a 16-day trip with my best friend through Europe to celebrate finishing grad school. I assumed I wouldn’t have the opportunity or the funds to go back to Europe anytime soon so instead of visiting several cities in one country, like I do now, we planned…

  • How living in a tourist city makes you a better tourist

    How living in a tourist city makes you a better tourist

    For the majority of my life, I’ve lived in Miami. During part of the time I lived out of Miami, I was in Washington DC for almost three years. So, as they say, I’ve always lived where you vacation. This has its ups and downs, because no one wants to hear you complain about a place…

  • Travel safety: How to avoid getting robbed on vacation

    Travel safety: How to avoid getting robbed on vacation

    When you go on vacation, you probably want to come home with souvenirs and other goodies from your travels. The last thing you want is to come home without the personal belongings you took on your trip. I’ve been all over the world, sometimes by myself, and I’ve never had a cent stolen from me.…

  • How to maximize your vacations with limited time off

    How to maximize your vacations with limited time off

    For many of us, there are two things preventing us from traveling all the time: money and time off. Unless you’re a teacher and you have months off for student holidays, you probably have a measly few days to use annually for vacation, if that. The statistics are grim for travelers living in the US. As…