Category Archives: Planning & Gear

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The Best Packing List For International Travel

There are certain items to always take with you when it comes to travel, no matter where you go. Unfortunately, things usually get forgotten or lost in translation when it’s time to start packing. I’ve found that using a master packing list of must-haves helps me remember the important stuff, and then everything outside that […]

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The 20 Best Travel Tips to Travel Like a Pro

Traveling can offer you the most amazing experiences in the world. But if you’re not used to it, travel can also be quite daunting and stressful. So if you’ve never traveled before or are looking to experience more, here are a few expert travel tips to help you out on your next adventure. Travel Light […]

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Origin’s Trip Planning App is Crushing Outdated Travel Concepts

Seamless, exclusive, and extraordinary. That’s the best description of the custom travel experience from Origin, a revolutionary trip planning app backed by investors from Uber and Google. If you’re ready to ditch the same old travel concepts, this tech-first company combines local travel curators with machine learning, making each trip more personalized with every excursion. […]

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How to Use Credit Card Churning to Travel For Free

Credit cards are something that people often use with caution. They can bring on unnecessary debt if you lack the discipline, and generally, people carry around one to two cards personally. Credit card churning is a method of opening and closing many credit cards to obtain points and miles to travel for free. If you […]

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I will admit that I am one of those rare travelers that absolutely enjoy packing! The entire packing process gets me excited for our next family travel adventure, but more importantly, it reduces my travel anxiety by following my tried and true formula. I have developed these family travel packing tips over the last decade, […]

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How To Get a Cheap Rental Car for Your Next Trip

Planning a vacation or trip can be a fun anticipatory experience. Planning the transportation for the trip can take the wind out of your sails, though. Maybe you are trying to decide between getting a cheap rental car and picking something a bit more fun. Usually, when looking back on vacation, you remember the experiences, […]

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Struggling Airlines Turn to Premium Leisure Travel to Boost Revenue

The pandemic all but decimated business travel, but it also gave rise to an emerging travel trend that airlines are now heavily investing in. As a result, premium leisure travel is on pace to surpass pre-covid levels, and premium economy seating is the driving force.  According to the 2022 Skift Megatrends Report, “Airlines like Delta […]

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10 Travel Gifts for Any Traveler: Travel Gear You Cannot Travel Without!

We all know travel can be stressful. The last thing you want to worry about is what to pack for your next trip! To help make travel easier, we’ve compiled a list of the most useful Travel Gifts that will ensure smarter travel. From travel gear like luggage and travel hacks, to travel accessories like […]