Travel Tips/Hacks

I tend to do things the hard way. My planning before a trip may not always be spot-on: it took years to learn how to pack lightly and I still struggle with bringing too many clothes, too many books, too many lenses; I’ve forgotten to book Eurostar well ahead of time and have paid a premium for that oversight; and I’ve tried so many ways to sleep on the long-haul flights and many of those early attempts, especially, have left me haggard and exhausted or still in a sleeping medicine haze on landing (which caused me to lose a beloved and precious journal and is definitely not a safe way to travel solo). I’ve learned a lot and, now, with this new section of Impressions Travelogue, I hope to share some of these lessons with you so that, perhaps, your trip will be more streamlined, calm, and yes, safer!

34 Paris Lessons Probably Not in the Guidebooks

15 Facts About London Cabbies (and Their Cabs)

Money: On the National Currency of Guatemala and Acquiring Cash

The “Frugal First Class Travel” Blog

Paris Metro Tips