Planning Travel

How to Make Sense of Travel Advisories for U.S. Citizens

How to Make Sense of Travel Advisories for U.S. Citizens

In January, the Department of State revamped its travel advisory page and how it provides information about other countries. Before the list only included countries that had a travel advisory, but now the list includes all countries with the following classifications: Level 1 – Exercise […]

Tips For Planning Your Next Trip

Tips For Planning Your Next Trip

How to plan your next trip I spend a lot of time researching trips. It’s how I fill the non-travel part of my year–it’s honestly something I love doing. Recently a friend of mine, who is thinking about taking her first trip to Europe, asked […]

Tips for Booking Cheap Flights

Tips for Booking Cheap Flights

Airfare is often the most expensive part of traveling. If I can find a cheap flight, I can always make the rest of a trip fit into my budget. But with so many options, how do you find cheap airfare? Which days are the best […]

Planning for South America

Planning for South America

We decided on South America many months ago, or rather my daughter, Emma, pitched the idea to me in a way that was convincing enough to change my mind. I was planning to go back to Southeast Asia, one of my favorite regions of the […]

My 5 Favorite Apps for Planning Trips

My 5 Favorite Apps for Planning Trips

I’m one of those people who get almost as much joy planning trips as I do taking them. I love researching and learning about possible destinations. Here are a few of the apps that make that process so enjoyable. 1. Tripadvisor – This is my […]

A Serendipitous Summer: The Art of Not Planning

A Serendipitous Summer: The Art of Not Planning

As I was just beginning to think about my travel plans for summer 2016, I got an opportunity to teach a graduate qualitative research course in Limasol, Cyprus. I had never considered visiting Cyprus, but of course, I said yes. I was told that after […]