The Ultimate Travel Checklist

So, your big adventure is coming up and you’re starting to freak out thinking you’ve forgotten to organize something. Worry no more – just follow this checklist and you’re golden!

1. Pack smartly

There’s no need to carry that big furry coat if you’re traveling to the beach, right? Or carry those hiking boots if there’s no hiking involved. Please, travel light!

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Chutima Chaochaiya / Shutterstock

2. Multiple copies of your documents

Hopefully you won’t need them, but unfortunately, things go wrong. They’ll be handy in case you get mugged or lose your wallet or daypack.

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Alexandar Iotzov / Shutterstock

3. Emergency numbers

Usually dialing 112 does the trick, but it’s good to have the local numbers saved. It’s better to have it handy if you fall off your scooter, for instance.

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Georgejmclittle / 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.