Jet-setting all over the world is nothing more than a dream for most people. However, for those who take the plunge, international travel opens doors to a world of fun and adventure. New cultures, people, languages and food are all ready for you to discover as you navigate your way around the globe. In order to get the best from international travel, it is important that you are properly prepared. These thirty blogs provide ideas and tips for conquering the world, allowing you to relax and enjoy the ride.
Trip Planning Tips and Ideas
The world is your oyster, which means you have a lot to consider before settling on your international destinations. Just because a travel destination is popular, doesn’t mean it is the best match for you and your family. Having plenty of information on each potential travel location will allow you to draw up a shortlist. The five blogs in this list will contain ideas and tips for travel locations from every corner of the globe.
Budgeting for Travel
World travel can be expensive. That’s not to say, however, that you should rule out any destination based on the perception that it will cost too much. Where there is a will there is a way, as they say. If you really have your heart set on a dream destination but have a relatively small budget to work with, then the advice offered in these five blogs is for you. Learn how to travel the frugal way, with budgeting tips from these expert globetrotters.
- Frugal Traveller
- 8 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford
- Nomadic Matt
- Budget Traveller
- How Cheap Is It? My Daily Budget in Honduras
Personal World Trip Travelogues
The closest experience you will ever get of a foreign land without going there yourself is through the eyes of another. A destination may look good on paper, and the travel agent will, no doubt, assure you that it’s the vacation spot for you. However, there is nothing more unbiased than the first-hand account of another traveler. These personal travelogues were written by accomplished world travelers who circumnavigated the globe, bringing you sights and sounds from all five continents.
- Day 1: Let’s get ready to ramble
- One Year on Earth in 365 Seconds
- Trail of Ants
- Candy From Strangers
- Everything, Everywhere
Family Travel Fun Tips
If you have never traveled internationally with your family in tow, then you’re in for an adventure. Whether that adventure is fun-filled or an epic disaster really comes down to how well you are prepared. The secret to great family vacationing is in finding the balance. If you can keep everybody happy most of the time, you are doing a good job. These five blogs will help you ensure that no man, woman or child is left behind, with great tips and advice on family travel and activities.
- Best Children’s Museums Around The World
- So- How are you REALLY doing??
- welcome to the good life
- A Catch Up Post
- Backpack to Buggy’s A-to-Z Family Travel Tips
Travel Language Barriers
Realistically, you’re probably not going to become fluent in a foreign language in time for your international vacation. You can, however, ensure that you know enough of the language to get you through. Locals will appreciate that you took the time and cared enough to learn their language, which will help break down barriers and may even earn you some international friends. Engross yourself in these five blogs, so you can start practicing your new language skills in plenty of time for your vacation.
- Fluent in Three Months
- 25 tips for language learning
- LearnLangs Blogs
- How to Learn Any Language in 3 Months
- 12 Prolific Language Learning Bloggers You Should Follow
Travel Customs and Etiquette
Before you set-off to regions unknown, it is advisable to learn a little about your destination and its people, cultures and local customs. Many a traveler has unintentionally offended everyone around him in a foreign land with little more than the nod of a head or seemingly innocent hand gesture. By learning your destination country’s etiquette, you can avoid causing embarrassment or offense to the people of your host nation. These five blogs provide tips and advice on travel etiquette, which will help keep you on the right path.