How to save money on travel books

A good guidebook can be the difference between an extremely frustrating trip, and a very simple one.  I’ve had poor guidebooks that have left me tons of unanswered questions, terrible maps, inaccurate pricing information and wrong train timetables. Looking for a good guidebook with the information you need can be a challenge.  Sometimes it involves getting five…

Outfit Combinations

In my experience, there are three kinds of travelers when it comes to fashion: 1. Safari-style clothing wearers.  These are the people who raid REI and only wear hiking style clothing no matter where they go.  Example: these are the people you see inside the British Museum wearing trekking pants and their Keen sandals.  …

Souvenir Ideas

If you’re not a “wish you were here” t-shirt person or if you’re not interested in the tacky souvenirs, consider thinking outside of the box.     I am a subscriber to Birchbox and every month I get a nice cardboard box with samples in it.  I save these boxes because they’re just too nice to throw…