Category: Travel Tips

48 Hours in St. Louis, MO

Day 1 Morning Start your day with a lovingly made espresso drink at Kayak’s Coffee on the corner of Forest Park Parkway and Skinker Avenue. Sit among Washington University students and observe the outdoor themed décor at one of the staples of the local specialty coffee shop culture. Tip: Ask for the featured espresso blend of the month. Next head…

Things to do in Dublin

When thinking of Ireland, many people think of Dublin. As Ireland’s capital city as well as its largest, how can you not? The city’s reputation precedes itself as one of history, drinking and national pride. Things to See: Trinity College: Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland and has a beautiful campus worth exploring. It is also home to…

A Guide to Ireland

Ireland is a country famed for its green landscape, friendly locals and world class beer. Rich in history, culture and natural beauty while also known for nightlife, there’s something in Ireland for almost anyone. While the capital city of Dublin certainly deserves to be seen, each region of the country boasts their own scenery and unique feel. On this page you…

How to Get the Local Experience

Some of the most illuminating travel experiences come from immersing oneself in the local culture and experiencing a way of life that was previously completely foreign. However, getting a full dose of the local experience can also be a very challenging task. With a willingness to try new things and a determination to be a real participant in your surroundings, the…

How to Pack for Long-Term Travel, or Putting Your Life in a Backpack

Packing for long-term travel can be a daunting task. I labored over what to pack for weeks making lists and trying to decide what clothes were essential. To help you pack for your trip I’ve gone through what’s in my own bag. Here’s what I packed for my 7 month trip through Europe, Asia and Australia and the rationale behind it:   Things to Consider: Climate/Weather:…

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