PREPARE TO EXPLORE
Choose your own adventure travel blog
Whether you're spending a week touring breweries in Ireland or killing time in India on a layover, I always encourage friends to learn a little bit of the local language.
I always learn "Thank you" and "Hello" for every country I visit. Politeness knows no borders. It shows the locals that you're trying, even if it's just a little bit, to learn something about their culture.
Very excited to be heading to the Land of Fire and Ice for the THIRD TIME!
I will be spending four and a half days in Iceland with my buddy Matt. I'm very excited to check out new areas of the country while the weather is warmer and the sun stays out for 21 hours a day.
Follow me on Instagram -- @PrepareToExplore -- to follow along with my trip. I've planned several new days trips that will bring me to some new areas in Iceland. I've also spent a lot of time researching new secret/non-tourist areas I can't wait to explore.
One of the most incredible drives in the world will take you past waterfalls, black sand beaches, one-of-a-kind natural wonders and scenery that will make your Instagram followers jealous.
The drive is along Route 1 in Iceland from Reykjavik to Vik. With stops along the way -- including bathroom breaks and meals -- the drive will take you about 10 hours.
Here’s a guide of the best places to stop on that beautiful drive:
On a recent trip to Bermuda, I got a great tip from the taxi driver, Don.
We were planning on renting scooters, a first for me and my wife. It was also going to be the first time driving on the left side of the road. Don told us to tie a string, wear a bracelet or put a rubber band on our left hand, that way we remembered which side of the road to drive on.
It’s a very elegant solution to a simple problem for Americans.
While many travelers choose the comforts of staying in Old Havana during their Cuba trips, more and more vacationers are looking for a more “authentic” experience by staying in the lesser-celebrated Central Hanava -- or Centro Habana.
But with that “authentic” experiences, comes some difficulties that all travelers will have to overcome.
There are few places you will travel where there won’t be wind or rain.
A packable rain jacket or windbreaker has kept me dry in Iceland and warm in Bermuda. It’s a critical piece of an adventurer’s pack.
No matter how many travel blogs you read or how much research you do, nothing can fully prepare you for traveling to a new country. Iceland, like all countries, has its fair share of quirks I’ve come to learn about over my trips there.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the things you need to be prepared for, that no one ever tells you about.
It’s not always a great idea carrying your passport and license around with you in another country.
Instead, make copies of your passport, driver’s license and other important documents and keep those with you. Also, make sure to leave additional copies in your home country in case you lose everything and need emergency backups.
For decades, Cuba was out of reach for American tourists. And then suddenly, it wasn’t.
Vacationing in Cuba may be one of the most affordable trips many experience in their lives.
Food, drinks, accommodations and flights are cheap. It’s very easy to vacation comfortably on $50 a day in Cuba, but that doesn’t mean you should pass up free activities.
Here’s a breakdown of the top 5 best free activities in Havana, Cuba:
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