Glaçons

Glaçons

When seventy-year-old Grandma Lynn visited Paris for the first time, she chose to learn only one word in French: glaçon. Each day, my mother and I were electric with excitement to see the sights of Paris, but instead, my fluffy-haired grandmother dragged us through every cafe . . . read more

Knowing Where You Stand

Knowing Where You Stand

I was twelve when my parents took me to Washington, DC for the first time. It was the first stop on a family vacation where we would be attending the funerals of two of my grandparents. Washington, DC, was the first major historical place any of . . . read more

Making the Most of Your Bazaar Experience

Making the Most of Your Bazaar Experience

One of the hardest decisions to make when traveling is how to remember your trip once you get home. The perfect souvenir can help to rekindle the experiences of your trip long after your sunburn has faded and you have recovered from jet lag. However, . . . read more

Pick-less Pockets

Pick-less Pockets

Money: Let’s face it, we need it to survive, especially when we are traveling away from home. Unfortunately, thieves like to pick tourists’ pockets, which are easy targets. Traveling with the right gear can help you hold on to your money and still enjoy yourself. . . . read more

Travel Appropriately

Travel Appropriately

Trips don’t need to be chaotic and frustrating. Make your travels easier with the use of these free and helpful apps! Roadtrippers Road trips can be complicated. What if there were an app that simplified the entire process? Roadtrippers does just that—for free! Whether your . . . read more

Flying Red-eye

Flying Red-eye

Let’s be honest: red-eye flights are awful. Who wants to sit in an airplane all night when you could be sleeping at home or in a hotel room? However, even though flying red-eye does have its cons, it also has its share of pros. Pros . . . read more

Done Deal: 6 Tips for a Successful Bargain

Done Deal: 6 Tips for a Successful Bargain

To a first-time tourist, bargaining can be intimidating, especially with a language barrier. Here are six techniques and tips to remember when bargaining.   http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ 1. Know when bargaining is appropriate Some countries frown upon bargaining, while others embrace it. It also depends on the . . . read more

Venerating Volunteerism: How to be an Efficient Volunteer in a Foreign Country

Venerating Volunteerism: How to be an Efficient Volunteer in a Foreign Country

More than 1.6 million people volunteer internationally every year. With so many helping hands, humanitarian work is progressing all around the world. However, being unprepared for the culture shock can ruin what could be an inspiring experience. Stowaway researched suggestions for those who aspire to . . . read more

Extreme Commuting: Philippines Style

Extreme Commuting: Philippines Style

Getting somewhere becomes an ordinary adventure in the Philippines, in all three forms of transportation: trisikads, tricycles, and Jeepneys.

Adventure on Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Adventure on Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Between the beaches of Torquay and the riverbanks of Allansford, the Great Ocean Road teeters on Australia’s edge. This famous highway snakes through 18 diverse cities, all with different adventures to be had. This road offers the best route to see all sides of Australia’s . . . read more