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.
Traveling in a group or with a partner means you’ve got a built-in trip photographer at your side from start to finish, but what do you do when you’re traveling alone? Luckily, snapping those IG-worthy candids by yourself is easier than you’d think. With the right gear and a little know-how, you’ll come home with fantastic memories of your solo trip and the stunning photos to match.
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.
Strong female friendships make us happier and healthier, and what better way to celebrate those friendships than with a fabulous and fun girls getaway to Europe—land of delicious food, bottomless wine, and phenomenal photo ops.
We’ve rounded up some of the most Instagram-worthy spots on the continent and paired them with our favorite travel photography tips and tricks. Assemble the squad—it’s time to get planning!