Each year travelers from around the globe flock to Machu Picchu, Peru's "lost" Inca city, some seeking adventure, others seeking a more spiritual journey. Returned from trekking the World's Eighth Wonder, Hope Tarr shares her ten steps for getting the most out of your trip.
Most people dive in head first when first making that decision to go on a big trip. You will devour guidebooks, travel websites, blogs, books, movies, and television shows, reading and watching everything you can get your hands on. The planning consumes and takes over your life. After a while, you feel confident in how your trip is shaping up, and there really isn't much else to do until those last few frantic weeks of getting everything finalized and taking off. So what do you do in the meantime? What can travelers to do to keep themselves occupied and excited about the trip in those months in between initial excitement and planning and those last couple weeks before departure?
We hope 2012 brings you more amazing indie travel experiences, and to help you make travel a priority in your life this year, we've put together a list of travel-related resolutions that you can actually keep.
Being prepared to drink in a foreign land requires more than knowing how to order a beer in the local language. Let David Joshua Jennings help maneuver you through 20 drinking traditions and customs around the world.
We love learning at BootsnAll, and we know you do, too - so here are our favorite "how to" articles from 2011, with tips about everything from extreme road-tripping to RTW travel to clothing-optional resorts.
Get caught up on all the great articles our WhyGo family of sites produced in 2011 - learn about drinking in France, packing for Italy, cycling near Portland, Aussie slang, Thai temples, working in Spain, and so much more.
The experiences gained while traveling are well worth a few health and beauty sacrifices for most women backpackers, but there's no shame in wanting to feel happy about your body while on the road. Emma Jarratt shares seven no-fuss tips for feeling good with little effort and even less weight in your pack!
From getting your visas to getting your vaccinations, finding an ATM to finding a toilet, booking a flight to booking a campsite, Greg Banecker breaks down 50 of the best smartphone travel apps that are sure to make your travels less stressful, more convenient, and above all, really, really cool.