2 glimpse: The new way to meet locals while traveling

2 glimpse: The new way to meet locals while traveling

One of the hardest things to do is to meet locals while traveling.  I write this as someone who has traveled extensively, but not always found someone that I’ve clicked with.  I recently tried out a new website called 2 glimpse.  I’ll be discussing how I made a friend while traveling using this great alternative to Couchsurfing!   This is a review of the 2 glimpse website.

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8 reasons why your hotel maid hates you and how to be a better hotel guest by a hotel maid

8 reasons why your hotel maid hates you and how to be a better hotel guest by a hotel maid

As someone who has worked has worked in the service industry, I believe that it’s so important to treat the people who work at the restaurants, hotels, and businesses that you visit while traveling well.  Today, a friend of mine who worked as a hotel maid (or housekeeper) is here to dish why your hotel maid might hate you—and how to be a better hotel guest.   (more…)

Houseguest etiquette 101: How not to be a bad houseguest

Houseguest etiquette 101: How not to be a bad houseguest

As someone who has lived in Amsterdam, I’ve had my fair share of family and friends visiting.  Needless to say, I’ve had some bad houseguests, including one who showed up at my door with no notice only to keep me awake all night on a work night with being noisy.  I’m not the only one who has had rude houseguests, so I’ve asked my fellow travel bloggers for their houseguest etiquette 101 with some tips on how not to be a bad houseguest with some generally good houseguest etiquette.  (more…)

20 hotel booking hacks to help you save money while booking hotels

20 hotel booking hacks to help you save money while booking hotels

I’ve teamed up with my dad (again) to give you insider tips for how to save money on hotels, no matter it’s a hostel or a 5* hotel.  I’m proud to have a father who is a master of hotel booking hacks and although I thought that I knew quite a bit about how to find a cheap hotel, my dad has taught me some fantastic ways to save money when booking hotels. We’ve included 20 hotel booking hacks to save you money on your next vacation or business trip!  Both my father and I have traveled extensively within the United States as well as within Europe, so these tips are not only for US-based travelers!  (more…)

What to wear in Muslim countries for female travelers by country

What to wear in Muslim countries for female travelers by country

Let’s get this out of the way: not every Muslim country in the world is the same all around the world; what is appropriate to wear in Muslim countries differs by country and this is your guide to as many Muslim majority regions/countries that I could find advice for.  Even within one country, what is appropriate clothing in one Muslim country might vary between the city and the countryside.  Keep reading on how to dress appropriately for various Muslim countries for female travelers with tips on what to wear in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa by country. (more…)

Tips for traveling overseas with a cat & moving abroad with a cat

Tips for traveling overseas with a cat & moving abroad with a cat

If you’re considering moving abroad with your cat, you have a lot of work cut out for you. Moving from the United States to Europe (Netherlands to Belgium to Romania to France) with my cat has been interesting to say the least.  If you want to bring your cat with you when you move abroad, there are some important things to consider.  That said, if you’re not moving abroad, but only traveling abroad with your cat, there will be some helpful cat travel tips here.

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