Mixed up in Mostar

You may remember that recently, I wrote about different types of places you can stay during your travels if you want to branch out from the usual hotel or hostel-types of accommodations. One of the types of accommodations that I mentioned is what’s referred to as a “sobe” or “zimmer,” throughout Europe (especially the Balkans).… Continue Reading Mixed up in Mostar

A Guide to Making the Best of Flight Cancellations

As I eagerly awaited the bus to take me to the airport, the rain started pouring. I didn’t think twice, though. A little rain wouldn’t cause a flight to be cancelled, right? Wrong! I spent 3 hours at the airport before I realized my flight had been cancelled for at least an hour. It took some patience and a few extra dollars, but I was still able to make it to Myrtle Beach with extra time before the next leg of the trip.

Here are some tips for handling flight cancellations and some lessons I’ve learned along the way: Continue Reading A Guide to Making the Best of Flight Cancellations

The Case of the Stolen Phone: The Importance of Being Alert While Traveling

One of the most important things to remember when you are traveling is that it is crucial to remain alert and aware of your surroundings. Admittedly, this is most difficult when you are traveling. Continue Reading The Case of the Stolen Phone: The Importance of Being Alert While Traveling

Travel Insurance: When a Good Trip Goes Bad

Anyone who has traveled much has probably had an unfortunate experience while “on the trail.” Perhaps your wallet was lost while you were hiking trails in The Andes or you broke your wrist while trying to learn to surf on Kauai. As much as we want our travel experiences to all be good ones, the… Continue Reading Travel Insurance: When a Good Trip Goes Bad