As someone whose personal and professional lives revolve around travel, I use a ton of different apps to plan my trips and make life easier while I’m abroad (how the heck did people manage before GPS and Google Translate came along?? 🤯). I fully understand the frustration of dealing with a crappy app, which is why I’m here to cut through the noise and give you the lowdown on some of the best travel apps around.
Massive crowds of tourists are not only a pain to deal with as a visitor, but they can be hugely problematic for the locals as well. So how can we, as socially-responsible travelers, help fight overtourism? Be part of the solution rather than the problem by opting for off-season adventures, infusing as much of your trip cost as you can into local businesses and accommodations, and exploring alternatives to overcrowded destinations.
No more worn-out duffle bags, no more waiting in security lines, no more wasting time at the airport! If we want to be smart professionals who are always on the go and experience the world, we need to start acting like it!
Check out my top 5 things you can do to completely change how you travel in the coming year.
Recent research into the psychological effects of materialism shows a strong relationship between our desire to own more stuff and an increase in anxiety, depression, and disengagement from others—and the hyper-materialistic holiday season only seems to aggravate the problem.
One solution? Channeling some of the money you would’ve spent on things into experiences, instead.
We had so much fun putting together our holiday gift guide last year that we’ve gone and done it again! In our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, you’ll find 25 more awesome gift ideas for travelers of every type, whether they’re into fashion, beauty, fitness, art, or tech.