More and more people are moving away from computers and embracing mobile technologies for travel planning and booking. For people who rarely sit down to a computer, the functions available on handheld devices are amazing. But if you’re not ready to embrace completely planning your next trip on your iPhone or tablet, but there are some great apps available that make the travel planning experience easier and more organized. Whether you’re in the researching, booking, or traveling phase of your latest trip these apps will become your go to resources time and time again. Hipmunk’s tagline is, “the fastest, easiest… Read More
How many times have you heard, “Oh I’d love to travel, but I just don’t have the money. Maybe someday when I’m a millionaire!” But, in reality travel is not only for the wealthy – travel is for everyone, and it is possible no matter what type of budget you have. But, the only way you’ll be able to make this happen is if you make travel a priority. What does that mean? If traveling is important to you then you need to take steps to make it happen. Don’t buy the brand new car that you’ll be paying a… Read More
Everybody loves a deal! While the travel industry has seen some strengthening in the last few years, there are still many, many deals to be had. How deep the discount will depend on where you’re going and how much time and effort can be put into seeking out deals. Social Media Much of the travel world has moved online, so it makes sense that many travel deals can be found on social media. If you’re not using Twitter, you may want to consider setting up an account if just to monitor travel discounts. Users like @airfarewatchdog and @cheapestairfare are dedicated… Read More
Traveling isn’t for the faint of heart. You may come across some weird situations when you’re traveling and it’s important you’re prepared for these situations. These tips will help you learn some new travel tricks while you’re out in the world enjoying yourself. These tips are practical but also a little unique, so enjoy. #1. Utilize Baggies If you have any items you think might leak, while you’re traveling, put them in a baggie. That one moment you think they won’t leak, they will. So just stay prepared. #2. Carry an Extra Phone You might lose your phone when you’re… Read More
While I love staying at a fancy hotel with the best amenities, sometimes a hotel is not the best option for a big family like mine, especially when we want to stay for more than a few days. When we travel to the Orlando, Florida, area our favorite place to stay is Global Resort Homes, where we have the best of everything a vacation could offer: a great location near all the attractions, plenty of space to stretch out, and so much more. After staying at Global Resort Homes for the first time during a sponsored blogging trip, I was… Read More
This winter has been harsh for most of the country. As much as I’m longing for sunny skies and warm air (maybe an exotic beach and suntan lotion…) I loved visiting New York City recently to experience the beauty of snow in Central Park. Have you ever visited NYC in the cold winter months? Winter in New York City is definitely not to be missed!
Guest post by Katja Presnal. Our first issue of Skimbaco Lifestyle magazine launched this week, and the magazine takes you around the world to find the best cup of tea in Asia, the most popular coffee shop in Dublin, and gives you insight how even such a small thing as a cup of coffee can define luxury in hotel rooms. Our editorial team has discussed a lot the past year what defines luxury, what is adventurous and what are some of the emerging trends how people travel today. Here is my quick recap of the top travel trends we have… Read More
Whether you crave a getaway in a secluded, snow-covered cabin in the woods, love to ski, or just want to save a little money on your family vacation, winter can be the ideal time to travel. If a winter vacation takes you to a location with a much colder climate than your own, however, it’s important to remember a few winter travel essentials before you head on that airplane. What to Pack: Winter Travel Essentials Ready to hop on a plane and enjoy the winter snow away from home? Here are a few things to remember when you’re packing for… Read More