Category Archives: Travel advice and tips

Travel Insurance: What to consider

You bought plane tickets. You made hotel reservations. You’ve started packing for your trip. You’re all set, right? You certainly don’t need to waste any more money on something like travel insurance?   Think again.   I know, I know, mention “insurance” and your eyes glaze over. But the decision to purchase insurance — and […]

Couchsurfing: Pros and cons

Pros and cons of CouchSurfing

What if I told you you could travel in Western Europe, North America, or Australia and spend no money on accommodation? Now, what if I told you that you could do that and make friends all along the way, all while getting a super-authentic, off-the-beaten-path look at local life? Well, you can — it’s called CouchSurfing.   What is […]

Spirit Airlines: How to pack

My bag for my Spirit Airlines flight

It’s almost Memorial Day, y’all! You know what that means: three-day weekends are prime travel times. I’m spending this one in New Orleans. So I’ll be joining the thousands of people flocking to the airports Friday night to deal with the U.S. domestic flight nightmare. Even better, I’m flying Spirit Airlines.   Spirit Airlines is […]