20 Ways to Add Spontaneity Into Your Travels

It’s easy to travel like everybody else — stay in well-known hotels, visit the main attractions and basically play it safe. Why not try to make this trip memorable instead of mundane? Here are some ideas for spicing up your travels:

1. Couchsurf

When you couchsurf, not only do you meet incredible and generous people, but also you get to stay for free. It’s a no-brainer!

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2. Get lost

If you’re visiting a safe neighborhood or city, just start walking with no destination in mind. Who knows what you might find along your way?

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3. Attend a traditional dance class

By learning a traditional dance you can get a great insight into the cultural aspects of the country you’re visiting.

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The Best Gifts for Travelers

If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams

Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.