Travel Advice Blogs

How To Travel the World

You know that well-meaning relative who’s constantly sharing “interesting” articles in the newspaper? “In fact,” your relative proclaims, “I brought the article for you!” Upon which you are handed a carefully folded square of newsprint that you struggle to unfold into a delicate shred of paper the shape of Florida....

Geo-mapped Fiction: Find the Best Books for your Travel Destination

As travelers, we often read fiction about our travel destinations. When we lived in New Orleans in 2012, we picked up Anne Rice. While driving up the California coast, we listened to Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur and Dharma Bums. When in San Francisco, it was Amistead Maupin’s Tales of the...

How I Make Friends

It’s a lonely world out there and it’s hard to get noticed: people dart their eyes the other way as you pass by, store tellers obviously wish you were dead, little old ladies give you the stink eye when you try and help’em with their groceries. When living in the...

Gimme Shelter: Finding Short Term Housing

Update: We originally write this in late 2011 and nearly two years later, the short-term rental market has expanded dramatically. If you’re curious to see what’s beyond the typical hotel experience, this is an excellent time to experiment. We’re glad we can give you our tried-and-true tips for a great...

The Best Travel Blogs

These travel sites are funny, informative, interesting, and just plain ol’ awesome. We’d recommend them anytime, not because we want these folks to love us (which of course we do) but because you’ll be glad you saw the best travel blogs, too. Retro Roadmap A wild romp through all things...