TSA PreCheck

The Benefits of TSA Pre✓®

Wandering Earl Travel Tips & Advice 20 Comments

When I traveled to Las Vegas ten days ago, I forgot to do one important thing when I booked my flight. And the result of this momentarily lapse was a long, forty minute wait to pass through security at Orlando International Airport. Normally, when I’m at a US airport I pass through the TSA Pre✓® lane – the speedy security …

Travel Products

Travel Products & Websites Worth Checking Out

Wandering Earl Travel Gear, Travel Tips & Advice 10 Comments

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 to online postcards to oddly-shaped travel pillows that actually seem to make sleeping on airplanes even more uncomfortable, new things …

Start Traveling Now

Should You Start Traveling Now or Later?

Wandering Earl Travel Tips & Advice 56 Comments

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 look forward to hearing all about it. It will happen, whenever the time is right. That’s the key. When the …

Important Travel Rule

The Most Important Travel Rule

Wandering Earl Perspectives, Travel Tips & Advice 54 Comments

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 stood there enjoying this sunrise for quite some time, watching the monkeys hop around the rooftops in front of me, …

Confidence to Travel

Do You Have Enough Confidence to Travel? You Should.

Wandering Earl Travel Tips & Advice 54 Comments

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 that your travels probably won’t happen in the end. You’re fully aware that despite the excitement of travel, despite your …