Category Archives Planning, Packing & Preparing

When sweaters start emerging from the depths of dresser drawers, travelers start dreaming of the sandy beaches and clear blue waters of the Caribbean. For most of the region’s islands, however, the fall months are also the peak of hurricane season. However, not all of the Caribbean is in the “hurricane belt”. Tucked all the way down near Venezuela, you’ll…

When you’re gluten-free, traveling internationally can be a challenge. Not all countries have the same level of awareness about celiac disease and gluten sensitivities, or education about what gluten-free really means. Plus, language barriers can make it harder to communicate your needs to servers at restaurants or read ingredient lists in grocery stores.  There are ways to visit places where…

Now that many companies are offering the opportunity to work remotely, people who would never have considered becoming a digital nomad are enjoying the opportunity to work from another country. After all, why suffer through a snowy winter or scorching summer when you could work from the Bahamas instead—and bring your family along? There’s just one hiccup. Except in very…

We all know summer people. You know, the people who wait all year to swim and barbeque. And then there are people who hate being sweaty, who spend June, July and August pining for cold breezes, hot beverages and sweater weather.  Cool-weather people, we see you! We want you to enjoy your summer, too. We’ve put together a list of…

Head north from Sydney, Australia toward Coffs Harbour and you’ll find yourself on a coastline-hugging highway, never far from tiny waterside towns with picture-perfect beaches. The entire route is a journey through the national parks of New South Wales, with brushland, wetlands and rainforests all part of the ever-changing topography along the way. You’ll find everything from leisurely waterfall hikes…

While the pandemic hit pause on much of the travel industry in 2020 and the years that followed, there was one area of travel that saw an increase in interest: the humble road trip.  Long a part of American travel culture, domestic road trips had taken a backseat in the preceding decades as international flights became more attainable; quickly, easily…

trip planning tools

I love vacation as much as the next person. I welcome the chance to get away, to spend time in nature or with friends. I know vacation can benefit my overall health. But because of my ADHD, the very task of planning a trip is so overwhelming that I don’t even want to start.  It’s no wonder people with ADHD…

As someone who was only recently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I used to think my aversion to packing for trips was a strange quirk of my personality. It didn’t help that whenever I complained to friends or partners, they’d often laugh. How could I feel such loathing for something so mundane?  After my diagnosis, I began learning…

garden in portugal

By the end of March, gardeners are dying to get outside, plant and see some greenery or blooms. You don’t have to go far to do that, but if you do travel outside your comfort zone, you might see a natural wonder that is really unique.  So, plant people: we’ve chosen places from all over the world for you to…

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