How to Keep Fit on Your Round-The-World Trip

7. Beware of Dodgy Street Food

Trying new and interesting food is one of the reasons why many people travel to other places. You shouldn’t shy away from broadening your palate, but when you decide to sample exotic food, just confirm it’s clean and suitable for eating.

If you’ve ever had severe diarrhea or vomiting, you know how unpleasant it can be. The last thing you want is to have that experience abroad, while your friends are having fun. So, try to pick busy food stalls, as their food is probably fresh and safer for you to eat.

oneinchpunch / Shutterstock

8. Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Lack of sleep can decrease your energy levels, affect your mood, and even cause memory problems. If you’re always groggy, you’re more likely to miss flights or strain your relationships, as your fuse might be a lot shorter.

As hard as it may sound, you should try to create a sleeping routine when you’re traveling. If you decide to go out, don’t be Superman and wake up early to visit a museum or a new attraction, just sleep in and let your body rest.

Ollyy / Shutterstock

9. Consider Exploring a City by Bike

Amsterdam might be famous for its canals and progressive laws, but it also has a strong bike culture that bans vehicles from the city center. There are many other cities around the world that share the same ideals about traffic, allowing you to explore them on two wheels instead of four.

Most hotels have bicycles for you to rent, but if that’s not the case, it’s usually not hard to find places where you can rent one for the day. Some cities even have bike-sharing programs where you can pick a bike from one station, cycle around, and drop it somewhere else.

Sata Production / Shutterstock



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.