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  • Blog Post: An Introduction to Flashpacking

    Does this sound like you? You travel on a budget, but also want the comforts you're accustomed to - and some you downright can't live without. "Backpacking" conjures up visions of traveling with nothing but a backpack filled with clothes you hand wash and string up in your communal dormitory room. Not...
  • Blog Post: Have You Considered Voluntourism as a Vacation Option?

    Would you like to volunteer during your next vacation? Do something that helps a local community, or nature, or animals? Great! But be warned: volunteer vacations can be quite expensive, and aren't all created equal. Here are a few tips on how to find inexpensive volunteer vacations. Voluntourism There...
  • Blog Post: Get the Best of Prices and Weather with Shoulder Season Travel

    A few years ago in the month of May, I took the train across Canada. This is a world-renowned train trip, snaking through mountain corridors, across endless prairies, and around massive lakes. And I did it for almost half of what it would have cost to go in June. Welcome to shoulder season travel. Many...
  • Blog Post: Go Somewhere with a Vast View

    There are certain days in my life which I'll never forget. Here is one of them. My husband (then fiancé) and I were in our mid 20's. We woke up early on a beautiful spring day, and decided, without a doubt, that we wanted to go for a hike. This was years before Abby was born; our time...
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