Christmas on the Waterfront in Hamburg, Germany

7 Things to Know Before Booking a Trip to Hamburg

Germany’s capital city Berlin and the birthplace of Oktoberfest, Munich, receive most of the world’s travel magazine accolades. It’s no surprise that Hamburg doesn’t strike many travelers as one of the...
Woman with lots of shampoo

20 Totally Unethical (But Useful) Travel Hacks

Do your ethics take a backseat to saving a quick buck for travel? Would you do anything to score a free seat upgrade on your next flight? Are you comfortable with skirting the law if it means you can travel...

5 Tips to (Maybe) Survive Holiday Travel [Video]

The lovely ladies at How 2 Travelers have just released their latest video. This time, they're sharing five tips for surviving holiday travel this year: Copious snacks = best travel tip, no matter...
Apple Laptop Keyboard

How to Access Video from Any Country

I've said it before and I'll say it again: If you're a traveler, you need a VPN solution. Here are five great reasons, including: cloaking your IP address, surfing the web anonymously, secure web browsing,...
Silhouettes at Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

How to Slow Travel on a Short Trip

Katie Hammel reveals how to slow travel – to learn about the local culture, understand daily life, and focus on “experiencing” more than “seeing” – even on a short trip.
Prescription Pills (closeup)

Why You Should Never Be Scared of Getting Sick Abroad

You're a traveller. You love moving from place to place, experiencing different climates, tasting crazy foods and meeting people from around the globe. And you've been sick. You've vomited in your dorm room,...
Tourists at Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

Tours for Non-tourists: Why You Should Take a Tour

I'm going to make a generalization here and say that our DIY-travel generation, with countless apps and reviews at our fingertips, is largely anti-tour. We like to think we can travel better and cheaper by...
Macbook Air Laptop

3 Tips to Thwart Identity Theft While Traveling

Cybercrime (seriously, no one's devised a better name for it yet?) is now the fastest growing type of crime in the world. Identity theft is now a serious problem, particularly for every one of the nine million...