Hiring A Car Abroad: Horror Scenarios That Must Be Avoided

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For many, hiring a car abroad is a crucial part of the travel experience. Without that luxury, we wouldn’t be able to explore the places we want to see. Obviously, making the right decision is crucial. Without it, we’re fighting a tough battle. We’re in a location that we don’t understand, talking to companies that we’ve never heard of. It’s important to be aware of the scenarios that must be avoided. Here’s our handy list that you’re going to want to keep in mind. Continue reading “Hiring A Car Abroad: Horror Scenarios That Must Be Avoided”

Travelling To A Foreign Country: Tips To Keep You Safe

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Many people worry about travelling to foreign countries. However, that doesn’t stop many from doing it! Of course it’s scary heading to a new destination with nothing but the information you’ve found out online, but if you live your life dictated by fear you won’t get very far at all. These tips will help to keep you safe when you’re going somewhere new. Continue reading “Travelling To A Foreign Country: Tips To Keep You Safe”

The Top 7 Family Trips And Outdoor Adventures


The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on July 19, 2015.

When planning family trips, it’s best to keep kids busy with activities from crafting and music lessons to hiking and swimming. (No one wants to hear, “Mom, I’m bored” while lounging beach side with a cocktail in hand.)

Travel is one of the most fun ways for a parent to share the cultures and natural wonders of the world. These destinations are safe for kiddos, catering to the picky eaters, adrenaline junkies, nature lovers, and beach bums too. Not only will kids be welcome, they’ll find programs and excursions designed just for them on each of these global adventures. Continue reading “The Top 7 Family Trips And Outdoor Adventures”

How to Avoid Getting Sick on Your Next Flight


The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on January 22, 2016.

Forget snakes on a plane. Worry about the germs. Research shows that air travelers are at a higher risk for infection than people going about their daily lives.

Just how are illnesses spread on a plane? It comes down to two main factors: Airborne germs that are easily inhaled by people sitting in close quarters, or contact with germ-riddled surfaces on the plane. These factors are exacerbated by the dry conditions typical of airplanes, because viruses prefer low-humidity environments.   Continue reading “How to Avoid Getting Sick on Your Next Flight”

Dinnertime Around The World

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I love food. Dinner might be my least favourite meal of the day but I still like it cause you know… food. Dinnertime looks very different in different parts of the world. I’ve had dinner a million times in my life and many of those where in different parts of the world. Check it out: Continue reading “Dinnertime Around The World”

Vacation 101: Six Destinations To Consider This Year

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Our vacations can be so important to us, whether that is going away as a family, a couple or an individual. Travelling is good for the soul. However, choosing where you next take a vacation can be an overwhelming decision to make. You may have a big long checklist of criteria, or you might just want something unusual or different. So I thought now would be the perfect time to share with you some vacation destinations to consider and inspire your travel plans this year.  Continue reading “Vacation 101: Six Destinations To Consider This Year”

8 Reasons That Make Mexico an Appealing Country to Visit

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I may be biased but Mexico rocks. You can explore and find every single type of amazing place across the country including one of the largest metropolis of the world, tropical jungles, stunning beaches, historic architecture, colorful towns, colonial areas, indigenous culture, Spanish culture influence, centuries-old ruins, and a vast amount of culture and arts. Everything! I tell you. And don’t get me started on the food! (Although you will read more about that below, as it’s my number one reason.)  Continue reading “8 Reasons That Make Mexico an Appealing Country to Visit”

6 Reasons Why Living Abroad Will Make You Smarter

I always like to talk about how travel provides growth and valuable personality traits that are helpful everywhere in the world including: empathy, patience, tolerance, open-mindedness and independence. It also provides and improves skills like communication and interpersonal relationship skills. While travel is helpful, actually living abroad and spending considerable time in a foreign country can make you smarter, science has proved it! Continue reading “6 Reasons Why Living Abroad Will Make You Smarter”

12 Tips For Stress-Free Travel With A Baby

12 Tips For Stress-Free Travel With A Baby

Travelling with a baby can seem like a very daunting experience, especially for new parents. Stress and exhaustion can be part of traveling in general, and possibly intensified when brining a baby along. So it’s understandable why parents would want to avoid it.

But traveling can be extremely beneficial for your baby. A suprising 75% of brain development occurs within the first three years. The stimulation and new experiences, smells and places that provide a baby can help with the ability to learn and with interpersonal skills later in life. Traveling can be a great cognitive boost for your baby.  Continue reading “12 Tips For Stress-Free Travel With A Baby”

Is a Life of Travel Right for You?


Some people don’t just travel every now and again. Their whole lives are all about travelling and exploring the world. It’s what makes some people tick! Just because you want to travel, doesn’t mean a whole life of travel is right for you. This guide will help you work out if it’s something you should go for: Continue reading “Is a Life of Travel Right for You?”