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World's Most Unique Guest Houses

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Over the last few years, guest house rental has become one of the most popular lodging options for travellers - whether they're on a budget or looking for a more interesting travel experience that you may not find heading to tourist hotspots and expensive hotels. One of the best things about renting guest houses are the truly unique and interesting spaces you can find to stay in that can have just as much art, history and personality as the world outside the door. Here, we look at just a few of the most unique guest houses found on Airbnb. Magic School Bus | California A converted school bus sits on a 5-acre ranch in the middle of California and has more amenities...

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World's Most Romantic Destinations

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With Valentine's Day right around the corner, plenty of travellers have already made plans to head to locations all over the world to celebrate. While everyone's idea of romance is a little different, there are a few things that are pretty consistent across the board to set the mood. A good thing to keep in mind with some of these destinations, particularly the Caribbean, will be more expensive in the days leading up to Valentine's Day because of how popular it is for couples to head there. So, if you're looking to book a trip that's more adventure than romance  - try to wait until after the 14th has passed to make your plans. For travellers trying to make the most...

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Why It's Important To Get Travel Insurance

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When planning any trip, being prepared for anything is something that crosses our minds in more ways than one. From packing early enough to triple check what we're bringing with us to getting to the airport with enough time to check in, thinking ahead is an important part of travel that ensures everything will go smoothly. Often times, in making sure that our trip goes off without a hitch, it's easy to leave out something that can definitely protect us if things were to go wrong: insurance. For some, travel insurance seems unnecessary; just an extra expense that adds to a trip that is likely already expensive. However, it's important to consider insurance; particularly when travelling for long periods like...

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Protecting Yourself From In-Flight Theft

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Unfortunately, travelling can be risky business if you're not careful and in-flight theft is something travellers have to seriously consider. We usually have our guards up for what goes down in airport lounges and luggage carousels, but tend to feel like the plane is a safe haven where everyone is just trying to reach their destination. It's important to take extra precautions with your luggage so you reach your destination with everything you took off with. Here are just a few of our tips. Keep Everything Close One of the best defences from theft is keeping your valuable posses close at hand or on your person during the flight. This could mean in your hand, around your neck, behind your back or in...

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Why You Should Explore Bali in 2016

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As the cold weather in much of the world continues, there are still a handful of places that are very much a warm paradise. Bali, one of the many Indonesian islands, is the perfect place for an exotic getaway filled with sun, sand, vibrant culture and amazing food. Here are just a few reasons to check Bali off your bucket list in 2016. Weather Being in such close proximity to the equator means all-year warm climates. This tropical and humid climate essentially makes it summer all year. Though Bali doesn't have a variation in seasons in the expected sense, there are dry and rainy seasons instead. The rain may be comfortable and alluring to some, but most travellers opt to go...

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Travel More While Keeping Your Day Job

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With travel reaching peak numbers in 2015, it's clear that seeing the world is becoming more and more of a priority for people thanks in part to travel blogs and social media. For many, this new found wanderlust has many of us reading, liking and sharing stories about people who traded in their 9 to 5s for world travel or permanent relocation- leaving their regular day to day life behind for something a little more adventurous. While that might be a reality for some, for the rest of us there's plenty of ways to see more of the globe while still keeping your day job.   Use Up Those Vacation Days Surprisingly, tons of workers in North America leave some of their...

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How Travel Can Make You Happier & Healthier

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Whether your trips is a few days or a few weeks, travelling to a new destination is always a rush of excitement. Not without its hiccups, the entire process is enough to put anyone in a better mood. As enjoyable as seeing the world can be, it should come as no surprise that it does wonder for our mental, and ultimately overall, health in a serious way. Even going away for a weekend can help to boost you mood, inspire you and make you more productive once you get back. Here are just a few ways travelling makes us happier and healthier; and why you should do more of it in 2016 and beyond. Reduces Stress Travelling can help you reduce...

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5 Myths About Travelling The World (And Why They're Wrong!)

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No matter where you're from or where you're headed, travellers all have the same desire to see the world outside their home city, town or country. There's still many misconceptions about travelling and seeing the world in general that stops some people from giving it a try. Here are just a few myths about travel and why they're wrong. It's Too Expensive With the advancements in technology and the continued rise of the internet age,  nothing could be further from the truth. There's a plethora of apps, websites, tips and tricks to help you budget, plan and find some of the best travel deals around. It's almost important to look at travelling as an investment in experiences. Changing the attitudes...

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Staying In Shape While You Travel

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For many travellers, their adventures are about breaking out of their regular routines which sometimes includes staying active. However you've fit physical activity into your life may make perfect sense when you're at home, but it presents unique challenges once you hit the road. Here's just a few of our tips for staying in shape while you travel. Bring Your Workout Shoes This is probably the most important part of getting it done. Bring the right shoes for working out! There's tons of brands and shoes that make footwear that's pretty light and flexible, so use that to your advantage if you're worried about luggage space. If your sneakers are particularly bulky, it might be an ever better idea to wear...

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How Travel Will Change In 2016 & Beyond

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Travel has become more & more popular, more accessible and easier to commodify than ever before. Thats not to say that people weren't travelling in years past, but with the rise of social media it's easier to capture and share our own journeys as well as follow the adventures of others. Far beyond the niche of travel blogs, seeing the world has come to the forefront of popular consumption and because of this the industry is changing more rapidly than it ever has in the past. Creative Seating With the continued rising popularity of travel, it's hard to find a flight that doesn't fill up quickly, leading to overcrowding. Because of this, airlines and aircraft developers will starts getting creative and...

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