Maps, they tell your entire story. Every place you traveled, every lane you trotted and every memory you made. Sometimes the story is only yours, and sometimes it’s about you and that special person. And when a moment you both cherished is over – a map is all that is left in time to revisit that story – that maybe changed your entire life. Well, that’s what Mrs. StreetTrotter gifted Mr. StreetTrotter this valentines – their love story zoomed in a map. – All thanks to Mapify.
While many argue that long term travel is the ultimate escape and pretty do-able – it’s no secret that strolling around the world at your own pace turns out to be more of a mental kind of trip than enjoying a package holiday. Here are four common barriers to long term travel, and how to overcome them…
Luggage is an important part of travel. While some travelers have seemed to master the art of packing light, many are still struggling to accommodate everything on their wish list in the given baggage allowance. Long distances or short – we often fail to make up our mind on what is really needed, and what is just an insignificant add-on. As a rule, the less you take with you the better.
Motorbiking across the world and swearing by a checklist of daring biking routes in different parts of the world is a true biker’s passion. Biking while on a trip is not at all a new tradition, but surely it is a growing one. While passionate bikers will always be passionate about biking, there are many new adventure travelers who have now started to bike their way to their next destination always looking for new routes as they progress from one trip to another.
The Boston Globe Travel Show spanned over three days from February 10-12, and was packed with over 100 exhibitors from around the world. Destinations offered included not only places within the United States such as Florida, which had over 10 stalls dedicated to it, but also included exotic locations like Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Alaska and Indonesia.
Traveling to a different country always needs planning. And some countries like Iceland – need a bit more thought and effort than others. Located at a distance of 1800 miles from the North Pole, locals in Iceland often refer to Reykjavik as the northern most capital of the world. While thinking of a trip to Iceland the top most fact to consider about this Nordic island is its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, hot springs, craters, lagoons and lava fields. We pinned down a list for you – of crucial questions you need to ask yourself before you book – and use them as your core plan of action.
The Boston Globe Travel Show is back for its 13th round, and we can’t wait to be a part of it this year! It will be StreetTrotter’s first year to attend the three day event (February 10-12), but if you have heard of it before, you would know that it is one of the largest consumer travel shows in the country showcasing the culture of both exotic and domestic destinations around the world.
For many with that great instinct we call wanderlust – the setting for our next adventure plays often upon the mind. If you’ve never considered it before, these three jewels of Monaco are sure to put this stunning principality on your list, so sit back and enjoy the read.
Puerto Rico is an extremely friendly island – from people to places. While I was sitting and researching where should our next anniversary break take us – I had only one thing in mind – the trip should entail an extraordinary experience. And that is how the glowing bioluminescent bay that we once saw in the movie ‘Life of Pi’ came into my mind. We pinned down Vieques – the brightest bio bay in the world on a NEW MOON night in April, and hence the trip to Puerto Rico.
Adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils means you’ll be able to get rid of any tension caused by a long journey. Massage away the aches in your legs or shoulders, or better still, share a ten minute massage session with a travel buddy.
No wonders they call Singapore – the skyline of the future. Full of sharp contrasts, you will find traditional temples next to luxe skyscrapers, modern condos opening up to old and wild jungles. Its hard to imagine the diversity Singapore has to offer – so we will break it down for you post by post. This one is for travelers who crave for thrills and would like to indulge in exciting activities while spending time in this tiny island city.
I had never been to LA before, but one thing I learned about the city right away is that getting anywhere is unbelievably difficult and expensive. After LA, I will never complain about Boston’s five cent subway fare hike ever again. Luckily, there was lots to do in and around campus. If you’re as stingy with your Ubers as I am, check out my comprehensive college tour of the Loyola Marymount University.
Here are a few things that will make any road trip less miserable — because, if we’re honest with ourselves, they’re only fun for a maximum of three hours.
Whether you are road tripping or intending to take a beach vacation, your sunglasses and prescription glasses will be at the top of your packing list. With a vast variety to choose from, finding the perfect pair can be a challenge. We have come up with ways to find the ultimate pair that won’t cast shade on your style and most importantly, will offer full protection from the harsh UV rays while you are out holidaying.
Your vacation is the reward for the hard work you do year round. Make it even better by being in the best shape you can. Start today, and you will be thrilled with the results. Happy Traveling!