Last year I finally got TSA PreCheck (and global entry), a move that dramatically changed how I travel. In San Francisco the security line at the airport could sometimes take longer than an hour, which meant I always had to get to the airport at least 2 hours early to make sure I made it through. And I’d have to plan…
Hostels are an inexpensive option when you want to stretch your travel budget and don’t mind sharing space with strangers (who might even become your friends). The downside is that if you want to hang your clothes or towels up to dry, you’re fighting for the same common drying spots with everyone else in the hostel.…
Whenever I go on vacations I like to take flights that leave in the evening so I can enjoy every final minute where I am. That’s great, except most hotels require you to check out by 11 (or 1pm if you’re lucky), and then you have to stow your bags and hit the town without a home base. Sometimes that’s not a big deal,…
Flying dehydrates you—a lot. You probably know that it’s a good idea to drink water before, during, and after a flight, but how much is enough?
You’re on vacation, and you’ve got your camera out at a well-known tourist spot where everyone and their mother has snapped the same pic over and over. How do you make each click of the shutter count?
There’s more to a travel photographer’s kit than a camera body and a few lenses. Here are the essentials the pros always keep close at hand.
I am not a parent, but as someone who has a hard enough time feeding and clothing myself, I have a lot of respect for humans who take care of other humans. When I see parents traveling with their kids, it looks like so much fun. But travel is stressful enough when you’re alone—how do they pull it off with little ones?
On Tuesday, the TSA announced a pilot program using new biometric technology to replace boarding passes and IDs with quick fingerprint scans.
When choosing a hotel, it’s good to consider amenities, hospitality, and quality in addition to price. These brands and chains are the hotels with the highest customer satisfaction marks for 2017.
If you’re traveling, stuck in the office, or just don’t have time to hit the gym, here’s a workout you can do anywhere there’s a door.
When I’m flying, my snacks have two very important jobs. They should keep me from getting hungry but, more importantly, they need to entertain and distract me from how much I despise flying.
One of the luxuries of working on the internet is that you aren’t tied down and can travel as you please, depending on your line of work. But there’s a multitude of factors that you need to consider before hopping the pond.
Traveling alone has its perks: You get to do what you want, when you want, discover new and honest things about the world and yourself, and enjoy an uplifting, mindful traveling experience without someone else’s influences. But after a while, talking to yourself and eating another meal without being able to share…
Camera bags are great for protecting your gear, but if you aren’t a professional photographer spending cash on a dedicated bag can be excessive. Luckily, with the right accessories any bag can function as your camera bag.
One month after moving into a two-bedroom above our budget, my New York City roommate and I explored ways to make some extra money. We had used Airbnb as travelers and wondered about becoming hosts.
Being a casual photographer without much gear, I’m reluctant to spend money on things like proper camera bags and cases. I’d rather MacGyver a solution with whatever’s on hand—like this DIY lens case made from plastic bottles and bubble wrap.
If you’re flying home on Thanksgiving or taking leftovers back with you, you may need to take a few treats on the plane. Checking food works in some cases, but fragile items may need to be carried on. Not all food is okay to fly though, and the usual “no liquids, gels, or aerosols” rule applies even to the edible.
Most fears boil down to a lack of understanding, and in those situations knowledge really is power. If the thought of flying in a plane makes you anxious and break out in a cold sweat, these flying safety facts are your medicine to take before, during, and after your flight.
Osprey’s Farpoint 55 backpack is really two bags in one. You get a large compartment to keep clothes and shoes in, plus a removable daypack that lightens your load once you set up base somewhere. Plus, the whole thing is small enough to count as a single carry-on bag.
I’m so thankful that I can do my nomad thing in an era where now-indispensable travel resources like Google Maps, TripAdvisor, WiFi, and Airbnb exist. They make what I do entirely possible. With Airbnb, I can bounce around and set up a new home base in different countries with a few clicks of a button, and I don’t…