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We’ve Updated Our Travel Hacking Guide

Posted: 7/13/2020 | July 13th, 2020Hey everybody,Just a quick update today to let you know we just updated our amazing travel hacking guide! Travel hacking is the art of collecting frequent-flier points and miles to get free flights, hotels, tours, and more. It allows you to have those once-in-a-lifetime experiences: an over-water bungalow in Tahiti,...

12 Things I’d Tell Any New Traveler

Updated: 7/10/20 | July 10th, 2020 (Originally published 3/30/15)Hope. Fear. Excitement. Traveling for the first time produced a wave of emotions. When I left to travel the world on my first round-the-world trip, I didn’t know what to expect. Now, with fifteen years of travel experience under my belt, I know better. Traveling is second nature to me...

How to See Alberta: A 10-Day Suggested Driving Itinerary

Posted: 7/6/20 | July 6th, 2020 Dalene and Pete Heck, the duo behind Hecktic Travels is also the team at Road Trip Alberta! Dalene and Pete are Alberta raised and currently living in the province’s third-biggest city, Lethbridge. Alberta is one of the most scenic provinces in Canada and, today, Dalene shares a driving itinerary hitting many of her...

My 6 Favorite Hostels in Panama City

Posted: Panama City is known as the shipping and financial hub of Central America — but there’s much more to the city than that.Panama City is a bustling, lively city with a vibrant nightlife, tons of history, and delicious food. It’s a good hub to base yourself for a few days while you plan your next steps.Since it’s not as cheap as other cities in...

California Road Trip: A 21-Day Suggested Itinerary

Posted: 7/2/2020 | July 2nd, 2020California. It’s the third-largest state in the country and home to over 40 million people and a range of environments and landscapes: dense forests in the north, rugged mountains in the east, majestic deserts in the south, world-class beaches on the coast, and the fabulous wine regions on the coast and central valley....

A 7-Day Southern California Road Trip Itinerary

Posted: 6/29/20 | June 29th, 2020I’ve been on many road trips around the US over the years. It’s by far my favorite way to explore the country. One state in particular is perfect for road-tripping: California.Occupying much of the West Coast, California is home to almost 40 million people. Here you find high mountains, giant trees, deserts, valleys,...

The 18 Best Things to See and Do in Oslo

Posted: 6/26/2020 | June 26th, 2020Balancing natural beauty, historic architecture, and a modern flair, Oslo, Norway’s beautiful capital, is a city that punches well above its weight. It’s small but bursting with things to do: there are countless museums, spacious parks, and delicious restaurants to keep you busy. It’s close to numerous forests with...

The 17 Best Things to See and Do in Madrid

Posted: 6/25/2020 | June 25th, 2020Madrid is an energetic city known for its late nights, historic sites, and delicious cuisine. It’s a massive city bursting with beautiful architecture.I’ve been to the city numerous times. It’s an incredible city where little alleys reveal hidden restaurants and bars and locals who like to start their nights late and...

Travel is Never Going to Be the Same Again

Posted: 6/22/2020 | June 22nd, 2020If you’re like me, you might be wondering what the future of travel holds now that more countries are easing lockdowns and opening borders. I wrote about the future of travel back in March but, like everything COVID related, a lot has changed since then. Lately, days feel like years and months feel like decades. Given...

Coronavirus and Travel: What You Need to Know (Plus Resources)

Posted: 6/18/20 | June 18th, 2020Over the last six months, Coronavirus has devastated the world. Millions have gotten sick, hundreds of thousands have lost their lives, and entire economies have been shut down. In just a matter of weeks, entire countries completely locked themselves down and closed their borders to visitors. For the first time since...

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