Posts By Monica Montesa

Traveling with pets can be tricky, and most travelers leave them behind to avoid worrying about the safety of their furry (or scaly) friend. However, considering that your pet is very likely considered part of the family, there’s a good chance you’ll want to bring little Fido along for a trip at some point in time. If so, there are…

As much as I love to talk about shoes, this post isn’t just for the fashion-conscious travelers out there. Since different types of shoes are designed to handle various environments or activities, packing the right ones is necessary in order to ensure a comfortable and safe trip. So how do you know what to bring? First, ask yourself two questions:…

When it comes to traveling to places that are either ridiculously hot or obscenely cold, even the most seasoned traveler can find himself in harm’s way. Whether you’re going on an Antarctic expedition or will be working on a farm in Ecuador, you should always prepare in advance for the weather you’re going to face and learn how to handle…

The recent turmoil in Turkey is a clear reminder that a peaceful place can quickly turn into a violent one, and a reminder that we need to be vigilant when traveling. Every traveler should know in advance if their vacation spot is one where they need to take extra precaution to increase their safety. When planning any trip, be sure…

Agritourism may not be a term you’re familiar with, but if you’ve ever visited a farm, went apple picking, or stomped on grapes Lucy-style at a vineyard, you’ve experienced it. Agritourism comes in many different forms—even stopping at a roadside produce stand can fall under the umbrella term—and it’s been a rapidly growing form of sustainable tourism.  Generally speaking, agritourism…

There’s nothing quite like that liberating feeling when you’ve embarked on a trip on your own. Nothing but you and your camera and, of course, a map. And although every traveler should take safety precautions when visiting a new country, those going stag should add a few more things to their list. So if you’re planning on finally making that…

Deep Tissue Massage. Mud wrap. Spa rejuvenation. Those words alone have the power to conjure up feelings of serenity and send you right into a state of meditation. And since we’re big proponents of living a healthy life, we’re going to tell you about one of the Internet’s most relaxing hidden gems for travelers: SpaFinder.com.   Similar to the travel…

We travel because we love to explore the world. And, sometimes, when we stop and think about it, we realize it would be a tragedy if future generations didn’t get to enjoy it. That’s why a lot of travelers are embracing the concept of sustainable travel. Sustainable Travel International defines “Sustainable Travel” as an initiative to protect local communities across…

Most avid travelers have the packing thing down pat. Heading out for a weeklong ski trip on the Swiss Alps? Stuff your suitcase with ski pants and warm clothes. Visiting the sandy beaches of St. Thomas? Throw in a mix of bathing suits, shorts, and tank tops. Pretty basic and therefore, pretty easy. But what happens if you’re going from…

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