Flying Solo

Flying Solo

You’ve been daydreaming about a spontaneous adventure halfway around the world, but none of your friends can get away from work long enough to join you. Your sister canceled last minute on your annual girls’ trip, leaving you wondering what to do with your plane...
Smatterings of Language

Smatterings of Language

If you are walking down the street in Thailand and a vendor tries to sell you something you are not interested in buying, a useful phrase to have on hand is mai pen rai. If someone thanks you, an appropriate response is mai pen rai. If a family offers you a meal, and...
Travel Hacking

Travel Hacking

(frankieleon)   When you hear the phrase “travel hacking,” you may imagine a darkened room where nefarious spies try to infiltrate airline databases to get tickets. In reality, travel hacking means using hotel, airline, credit card, and loyalty program rules that are...
Don’t Be Shark Bait

Don’t Be Shark Bait

So this is how it ends. As the motorboat sped away from the lush shore, the beautiful blue waters of Oahu started to look less like paradise and more like a watery grave. Swimming with sharks—without a cage—had seemed like an adventure when I signed up, but now, as...