Travel Tips

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Wine: How to Pack Wine in your Luggage

Flying with wine

One of the best souvenirs money can buy is bringing home a bottle of wine. Not only does the wine allow you to relive your experience, but it is a great excuse to share your stories with your friends. But flying with wine is a source of great anxiety for even the most well traveled individuals. Not only does packing wine in your luggage create the risk of broken wine bottles, but you could also ruin everything else in your suitcase. Having brought home a fair number of wine bottles in my checked baggage I’ve certainly stumbled across a few approaches that work,

Skyroam Hotspot Review – Stay connected while traveling aboard

Skyroam Hotspot Review

The Skyroam global hotspot is a small cellular device that provides internet connectivity in more than 120 countries across the world. Designed with the occasional traveler in mind, the Skyroam hotspot does not have any monthly subscription fees and the data is unlimited during your session. Fast internet, on demand, at an affordable price–it sounds too good to be true! There are a lot of travel bloggers out there that will write Skyroam hotspot reviews claiming the device “changed their lives.” This Skyroam hotspot review will test if the global hotspot really can stand up to its claims.

Rome Travel Guide – What to do With 24 Hours in Rome, Italy

24 Hours in Rome - What to See

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but if all you have is 24 hours in Rome, you can see a good piece of it. Most travelers would argue that you need 3 to 5 days to fully explore Rome, but with some careful planning and a little espresso you’ll leave satisfied with your visit and excited to come back. The key to having only 24 hours in Rome, Italy is to balance antiquities with culture and avoid waiting in lines. We recently spent a day in Rome ahead of a cruise along the coast of Italy. After some careful planning, we both agreed we saw an excellent cross section of the city.

The Best Way to go Swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun, Mexico

Swim With Whale Sharks in Cancun, Mexico

Swimming with whale sharks has been on my list of travel goals for quite some time. When we made plans to head down to Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico for a week we spotted an opportunity to cross that travel goal off of our list. But we didn’t want to just go swim with whale sharks while in Cancun, we wanted to make sure we did it right. Similar to how we went scuba diving on the great barrier reef, we knew that just booking the standard “experience” wouldn’t satisfy our itch. We wanted to do it right.

5 Tips for Exchanging Foreign Currency Abroad like a Travel Master

Exchanging Foreign Currency

Exchanging foreign currency abroad can often be an intimidating topic for first-time global travelers. Rates can be confusing, there are often extra fees, and it is hard to be confident that you got a good deal. Every traveler has his or her preferences when it comes to exchanging currency abroad, here are a few tips (and stories) based on some of my personal experiences.

1 – What is the difference between a bank rate and a spot rate?

First, a little foreign exchange (or FX for short) 101. The first thing that will often trip up travelers is the actual rate that they are exchanging their currency.