Category Archives: Travel Tips

Tips for Becoming a Professional Traveler

Tips for Becoming a Professional Traveler

Over the years I have received messages from viewers and readers asking me how to become a professional traveler. In response, here are my tips that I wish someone had given me when I was starting out. First of all, there are so many ways you can work within the travel industry. Don’t just focus…

Top Ten Gifts for the Travelers in your Life

Top Ten Gifts for the Travelers in your Life

Here are my top ten gifts for travelers this holiday season. This list is for men and women who are both leisure travelers and business travelers. These are products and services that I personally enjoy as a frequent traveler or that I really want myself! You won’t find any globe lamps or necklaces shaped like…

5 Local Travel Tools Make Local Travel Easy

5 Local Travel Tools Make Local Travel Easy

In a recent Conversation Starter post, we were discussing the feasibility of getting a real immersive experience and making local friends even when on a short trip. Undoubtedly, this can be a dilemma, especially as the number of vacation days can be small and our expectations great. I think the solution can be found with…

Travel Anxiety – 5 Tips for Dealing with It

Travel Anxiety – 5 Tips for Dealing with It

For years, people have told me how brave they think I am for all the travel I do. They say, “I could never do what you do because I’m just too afraid. I have too much travel anxiety.” And despite my commitment to travel, I always could relate because even the most seasoned traveler feels…

What is Local Travel Anyway?

What is Local Travel Anyway?

It is a core mission of my website and video series to help my viewers travel locally. Either here or on other travel publications, I’m sure you’ve seen articles referencing local travel, getting an authentic experience, or experiential travel. And you might be wondering, what do these buzz words mean exactly? I think there are…

7 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

7 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

There are many different programs out there to learn a language on your own like Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur, Fluenz, Transparent, Living Language, Mango and others. These can be quite effective for some people – just not for me. I have develop alternative ways to learn a language that I find more dynamic. First of all,…

Making a Good First Impression (VIDEO)

Making a Good First Impression (VIDEO)

Making a local friend while traveling can really boost your experience – especially if you are sticking around the same location for a couple days or even studying abroad. And making a positive first impression that sticks will really up your chances at gaining a buddy. In this video, I give tips for those very…

Solo Travel Tips (VIDEO)

Solo Travel Tips (VIDEO)

Solo travel is one of the most transformative experiences you can plan in life. I am a big proponent of it at any age. But before you go, you may want to know these tips – all about making it less, well, solo!

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