Never run out of battery again

Finally boarding that 11-hour flight after running around trying to get to the airport in time without forgetting anything is a moment of pure peaceful zen. All the stress and bureaucracy you’ve been fighting through to get to your seat on the airplane, your own personal space

How to get free phone calls, text, and data anywhere in the world

Trying to set up a phone in a new country can be a huge hassle. Taking the time to figure out what the options are in a new country, which ones work with your phone, and how expensive they are can take a lot of work. In

The Zen of Hectic Airports

I have become an efficiency master when it comes to airports. I can figure out exactly how long it will take to get to any airport in the world by way of any mass transit and still have just enough time to joke with the TSA agents

The best bank for travelers

The best way to save tons of money on the road is by automating it. If you never have to think about it or make a decision in the middle of the chaos that adventure brings, you spend much less. One of the best ways to do

The secret weapon for comfortable flights

Of all the secret travel gadgets in my arsenal, this little guy is one of my favorites. It’s tiny, cheap, and constantly useful during international travel. It has a permanent fixture in my travel jacket, and has made more international flights fun that I could even count.

3 simple ways to never run out of power

We live in the future. Electronic gadgets let us slide right through the slow parts of life, and that goes triple for travel. Cameras, computers, phones, trimmers… they can add up quickly, and they each have their own charger taking up space in your bag, making you

A Volcano Stranded me in Shanghai: How to survive the unexpected

When the unpronounceable volcano in Iceland exploded, Europe was left coughing in a plume of smoke that grounded every flight for days. I was in India on that day. Coincidentally on the way to the airport to finally haul this exhausted carcass back to America. By way

The girl’s guide to dressing well out of one bag

I’m a chronic under-packer. But that doesn’t mean that I wind up wearing the same 3 musty, mismatched outfits when I’m on the road. Instead, it’s actually possible to be fashionable while maintaining your minimalist travel cred. I haven’t checked a bag since 1999. Here are some

How to share information like Jason Bourne

While traveling the world, you are going to encounter a lot of people with a wide range of computers. From huge towers stashed away in back rooms to microscopic laptops on the streets of Tokyo, you will have a lot of friends that you want to share

How to skip airport lines like a rockstar

The reason you are supposed to arrive at an airport 2 hours ahead of time is because of the overwhelming lines. Ticketing, security, immigration, food, it’s completely ridiculous. I’m going to teach you how to skip every single one of those lines so you can screech up