Category Archives: Travel Tips

Kate Thomas on Huffpo Live

Kate Thomas on Huffpo Live

Yesterday, I appeared on The Huffington Post’s live-streaming news network, Huffpost Live! On the show, I got to share with viewers a new trend in travel – an easy way of booking experiences that instantly transforms a tourist into a traveler. It is called kitchen hopping. Here’s the full video… For my full tips video…

The No. 1 Budget Travel Secret

The No. 1 Budget Travel Secret

The dirty little secret sites like Orbitz, Travelocity, and Kayak don’t want you to know is that they are not the most inexpensive way to book travel. Nor is it through airlines or straight from hotels. It is through real, live travel agents. I know, you are thinking, “What? Are we back in the 90’s?”…

Traveling for a Hobby

Traveling for a Hobby

Ever wish you could really immerse yourself in local culture while traveling or have an adventure that gets you far beyond the touristy sides of town? One way is to align your travel plans with events and festivals – especially ones that cater to your interests and hobbies. This is a surefire tactic to catch…

7 Tips for Traveling in Large Groups

7 Tips for Traveling in Large Groups

Over the summer I was really lucky to go on two extended trips with big groups. One was a family vacation (with 11 people) and the other was with friends (30 people). While both were a ton of fun, I have to admit traveling with so many personalities can be a challenge. At any given…

Vayable.com Is My New Obsession

Vayable.com Is My New Obsession

Vayable.com is a website where you can book travel tours. But the platform is a bit unorthodox. For the most part, the guides are not professionals. Many are simply locals with a particular knowledge of their hometowns. What does that means for travelers? You get an instant local contact that is more like a friend…

Trip It, the Travel App

Trip It, the Travel App

Yesterday I booked a flight to Rome. Roma here I come! Actually that is not the only trip on my horizon. I have a really exciting lineup of travel this summer spanning over three continents. And as I book my flights and make my accommodations I need to get organized. I usually create a Word…

Tips for Choosing a Travel Companion

Tips for Choosing a Travel Companion

Choosing your travel companions is a form of commitment. You are going to be in close quarters with this person or people for extended amounts of time. Your itineraries will be intertwined. You’ll have to make important decisions and trouble shoot obstacles together. And you are going to want it all to be enjoyable. So…

5 Questions to Help Pick a Destination

5 Questions to Help Pick a Destination

You might have a window of time during which you can get away, you may want to celebrate a special occasion or maybe you just have a yearning for a change of scenery – but you can’t quite pinpoint a destination for a trip. I don’t blame you. It’s a big world out there with…

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