Long-term travel Archive


Travel Prices in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

The Central American country of Guatemala is definitely one of the The World’s Cheapest Destinations and since the backpackers have kept coming even when moneyed tourists have gotten spooked, the chilled-out gathering spot of Lake Atitlan is still a magnet for budget travelers. The top nationality in San Pedro when I was


A Few Random Travel Life Items Worth Buying

I don’t do a lot of product-oriented posts on here unless I’m talking about a book of mine or when it’s time to go get some new travel gear. I figure you’re bombarded with enough “Buy Buy Buy!” messages all day without me piling on constantly. I usually just try to steer


Where the Travel Bargains Will Be in 2016

Want to figure out where you should go next year in order to live it up instead of watching every dollar? I’m no fortune teller, but the way the financial news has been rolling out this summer, it’s clear there are some trends in place that aren’t going away anytime soon. One


Why You Should Update Your Travel Gear Now

If all the travel gear and apparel in your closet is six, eight, ten years old or more, it’s ancient. I’m all for using things until they completely wear out, but the leaps forward in technology in the past few years mean that your circa 2008 backpack or waterproof jacket is the


Hey You Stressbuckets: Take a Vacation Already!

I listened to a depressing story on NPR’s The World yesterday about the worsening vacation deficit in America. My idiotic countrymen and women are actually taking fewer vacations now than at any time in the past. This is despite the fact that unemployment has dropped drastically during Obama’s tenure. The trend is