Many people avoid hostels in favor of hotels because they don’t fully understand what a hostel is like. But they can often be a fun, unique, and inexpensive place to stay while you’re traveling. The quality and characteristics of hostels vary widely, so do your research. Here’s what it’s really like to stay at a […]
First let me say that there are no hard, fast rules here, no absolutes. There is no right way to travel. Travel in a way that makes you feel comfortable, that allows you to enjoy the destination and the experience. So my rules I’ve listed below are my experience, and what works for me might […]
Taking your first solo trip can be scary and overwhelming. Having someone to travel with you feels like a safety net, so when you decide to go on your own, that safety net disappears. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can find other ways to feel comfortable and enjoy traveling solo. Here’s […]
Today I have an interview with Michela Fantinel from Rocky Travel. She is an Australia itinerary expert who writes about travel in Australia, and since this is such a popular country with Travel Made Simple readers, I asked her to share some of her knowledge and experiences.
Fear is a tricky thing. It’s usually not rational, and yet it grabs hold of us with such strength that no amount of logic can shake it. Fear keeps many people from traveling. It kept me from traveling for years because I was afraid to travel by myself. But eventually my desire to see foreign […]
Maybe you’re not ready to plan your own tour. If you haven’t traveled much, or at all, signing up for a tour might be a good way to get started. That way someone else can handle the details of organizing hotels, activities and transportation, and all you have to worry about is showing up and […]
I find myself constantly accumulating tips and advice relating to travel that only require a few sentences, not an entire post. I’ve gathered quick tips for travel here in one place to help you out. Whether it’s about saving money, planning, packing or something else entirely, there’s sure to be a few things on this […]
Do you want to travel but you haven’t booked a ticket yet because you don’t have anyone to travel with? Have you considered traveling solo but your fears are holding you back? I was scared too for several years before I finally booked my first solo trip, and afterwards I wondered why I waited so […]