Category: Planning

My best travel planning tips and tricks.

Get the Best of Flying Low-Cost Airlines in Europe

Everyone wants to be able to travel through Europe and spend as little as possible. Europe is known for its efficient train and bus infrastructure. But what if we told you there was a way to quickly get from point A to point B that didn’t involve trains or buses? In fact, what if we were to tell you that there are actually planes that cost less than a train or bus? Let’s take a look at some surprisingly pocket-friendly airlines in Europe. 

6 simple steps for great travel photos

Great photos in general, and great travel photos in particular are easy to spot. It’s pretty simple! If I look at one of my pictures and I can say: that’s nice, or that’s a very cute smile of my daughter, or what a beautiful landscape shot, or this picture reminds me of what I felt at that time and place…then I know that my picture is great. On the other hand, if my photo makes me ask: why did I take this picture? Or those 20 pictures of the same scene…then my photo is probably not that great. However, taking great travel photos that impress you or others is not easy. Read on and find my five simple principles for taking great travel photos.

Planning your trip with Garmin GPS favorites

Being able to save favorite locations in my Garmin GPS unit has saved us lots of frustration during all of our trips. It has become my favorite feature of any GPS system. Having your first steps readily available when you arrive at your beautiful destination is crucial to having a great travel experience. Saving these important first steps in your Garmin GPS unit before arriving, will make your trip much more enjoyable. Instead of searching for your destination address, or trying to figure out where to park, you will simply select a destination you previously researched and saved….and just drive. Read on to find out how to save and use favorite locations on your Garmin GPS unit.

How to Change Countries on Garmin GPS systems

When I travel to Europe I always bring my old Garmin GPS unit loaded with the European map for driving directions. However, since Europe is small, often times I drive through different countries and I need to change the country in my Garmin GPS. Read on to find out the simple steps for changing the country on your Garmin GPS unit while traveling.

Best international debit cards for traveling to Europe

Traveling internationally is always expensive so anything you can do to stretch your money a little further is great. One area you can save just a bit more is how you use your debit cards when you travel overseas. Debit cards provide basic access to your bank account. But banks vary very much in how much they charge you for using your debit card internationally. Read on to see what major US banks charge for using a Debit Card while traveling internationally.

How to make sure your electronic gadgets work in Europe

Traveling can create lots of fun memories, but many times we can have trouble recording those memories if our electrical devices, like cameras and phones, do not work properly at our travel destination. These days, with the many advances in technology we only need to work about two important issues in order to ensure our electronic gadgets work properly in Europe. Read on to find out how to prepare your electrical devices for travel.

5 simple rules for buying cheap plane tickets to Europe

I get tired sometimes about travel experts who have never bought cheap tickets to Europe. They usually give you general information about avoiding the tourist seasons. However most advice missed the point since there is no explanation about how airlines fill their flights. Read on and learn how to buy cheap international plane tickets.

The most important step toward being a smart traveler

When traveling, bad experiences can come from anywhere: transportation, lodging, the food or the people we travel with. While all these are common causes of frustration for tourists, the most common and elusive source of unhappiness while traveling comes from one unexpected place. That place is yourself. Read on to discover the one most important reasons tourists are often frustrated and how to prepare for it so you can always enjoy your traveling experience.

Simple tips for being a green traveler

Nowadays, a responsible traveler is an eco-friendly traveler. It is essential to minimize your impact as a tourist and to support the local community of your travel destination. I’ve compiled some green travel tips to help keep your environmental footprint light as you prepare to embark on your next vacation. You that can refer to yourself as an eco-tourist!

3 best tips for driving in England

Whenever you travel to a foreign country, renting a car is a great way to explore a new place without being tied to train and bus schedules. With a car, you get the freedom to explore a lot more than simply the big tourist attractions. However, when traveling to England, the prospect of driving in a foreign country and on the wrong side of the road is daunting. In the course of time I have found a few things that make driving in England a lot less stressful. Read on to find the best advice for driving in England.