Low Season, Shoulder Season, and High Season Travel Tips

Low Season, Shoulder Season, and High Season Travel Tips

Is your jaw dropping when you look at high season travel prices? (And not in a good way?) In what feels like the blink of an eye, flight prices seem outrageously high on some routes again. It could cost you $1,500 for the cheapest fare to Europe, $700 to cross …

Travel Perks & Deals Most People Don’t Know About

Travel Perks & Deals Most People Don’t Know About

I get asked for travel advice a lot: from friends, from readers, from random strangers at cocktail parties. That’s okay. I enjoy helping out. If I can help people find some travel perks they didn’t know about or some great bargains that will enhance their trip, that makes me happy.  …

Delta First Officer Discovers Solemn Note Left 435 Days Earlier

Like opening a time capsule, Delta First Officer Nick Perez discovered a note left for him when bringing a Delta A321 out of storage. Click through because this jet is finally flying again. The post Delta First Officer Discovers Solemn Note Left 435 Days Earlier appeared first on Andy's Travel …

Expat Communities vs. Living Like a Local (or Somewhere in Between)

Expat Communities vs. Living Like a Local (or Somewhere in Between)

On message boards when I see someone asking, “What’s the best place for American expats to live in?”, what they’re often really asking is, “Where can I move to that’s already full of people like me?” Or “Where are the expat communities?” Moving abroad can be a scary proposition for …

What it’s like entering and leaving Iceland in June 2021 and where to get tested

Getting in and out of Iceland has changed since my last visit. Here’s what you need to know. Click through because you really should be thinking about going to Iceland this summer. The post What it’s like entering and leaving Iceland in June 2021 and where to get tested appeared …

What Will Budget Thailand Travel Be Like After Reopening?

What Will Budget Thailand Travel Be Like After Reopening?

In a post at the end of Q1 in 2021 I wondered aloud about when we’ll be able to travel in Southeast Asia again and the answer was basically, “Who knows, except for Thailand.” The favored nation for backpackers is way ahead of its neighbors in devising a reopening plan. …

Responsible Tourism and Travel: What Helps the Locals (and What Doesn’t)

Responsible Tourism and Travel: What Helps the Locals (and What Doesn’t)

  Now that people are getting back out there and thinking about traveling abroad again, many are hoping that a more responsible tourism industry will emerge. Even if it doesn’t, there are a lot of steps and habits you can integrate that will make you a more responsible traveler who …

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Water Purifiers for Travelers

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Water Purifiers for Travelers

If you’re at all concerned about the state of your planet and how much garbage is floating around in our oceans, do your part and carry one of the best water purifiers for travelers when you hit the road. If you want to be a responsible traveler, the first step …