Archive for Travel Tips & Advice

Travel Habits

Inexplicable Travel Habits of a Long-Term Traveler

Before getting on an airplane, I always re-tie my shoelaces. During a layover, I must sit at an airport cafe for at least ten minutes, but only in a chair that faces away from the counter where I placed my … Read more

Nomadic Matt Interview

Interview With Budget Travel Expert Nomadic Matt

Many know him, some might not. Perhaps some of you follow his blog or have at least seen it. I remember when I heard about this Nomadic Matt guy back when I was starting out and I kept hearing about … Read more

Travel Products

Travel Products & Websites Worth Checking Out

The year that is 2015 has brought me into contact with what seems like a higher-than-normal number of travel products, travel-related websites and travel services that I never knew about before. From all sorts of travel communities to compact hammocks … Read more

Trover Travel Ideas - Chacala

Trover – It’s Still My Ideal Travel Idea Generator

[This post is written in partnership with Trover after using the app and continuing to find it truly useful and worth spreading the word about. I don’t do these kind of posts often – only when I really believe in … Read more

Start Traveling Now

Should You Start Traveling Now or Later?

One day we’ll meet up at a cafe somewhere in the world and you’ll tell me your story, your story of how you went from the mere idea of wanting to travel to actually making it a reality. And I … Read more

Important Travel Rule

The Most Important Travel Rule

It was simply stunning. The sun was rising over the holy Ganges River, with the gentle foothills of the Himalayas off in the distance, the town slowly awakening into a soft pink glow. The atmosphere so peaceful, so serene. I … Read more

Cheapest Month to Travel

Is January the Cheapest Month to Travel?

It all started last Wednesday when, during an afternoon break from doing some work, I decided to go online and look up random airfares from Bucharest. Always a sucker for the beach, the first destination I looked up was Goa, … Read more

Confidence to Travel

Do You Have Enough Confidence to Travel? You Should.

You’re ready to travel. You even bought a backpack. You told your friends that you’re taking off within the next few months. You have a general itinerary and you can’t wait to get on that airplane. But you also know … Read more

Change of Travel Plans

How to Handle a Sudden Change of Travel Plans

Three weeks ago, I attended my close friend’s wedding on a Sunday night in Vancouver. It was a great time, with great people, great food and just a great atmosphere. Once the wedding ended shortly after 1:00am, I then bummed … Read more


How Five Minutes of Meditation Makes Me A Better Traveler

Ah, meditation. Legs crossed, hands placed ever so gently on the knees, back straight, baggy cotton clothes flowing perfectly and alas, the look of pure zen on the face. Well, what if I told you that I meditate sitting down … Read more