Are you planning a long trip soon? Whether it's a summer vacation or a road trip across the country, there are some things you need to do before leaving. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 important tips that will help make your trip go more smoothly. Follow these tips and you'll be able to relax and enjoy your time away!

If the image that comes into your mind when I mention the word "hostel" is some sweaty and cramped communal living arrangement then what I'm about to share with you will change your mind forever. While there is certainly a wide variety of properties that refer to themselves as hostels, the industry has changed quite a bit since I first considered them as a starving college kid many years ago. Let's take a look at some unique properties run by Hosteling International USA that will surprise you.

Are you thinking about an Alaska cruise this year but are overwhelmed with all the options? You are not alone and that's why we've come together with our blogger friends to prepare some tips to help!

If there's one cruise line that knows how to party it is Carnival Cruise Line. They are celebrating 50 years of operation this year with an epic series of kick-off events this month that include ship meet-ups at sea, bringing back cruise favorites like Baked Alaska, and generally a celebration of all the things that make Carnival the "Fun Ships".

For folks outside of the Baltimore / DC area, the notion of this area as a great destination for a sports-themed guys getaway may be an odd one to consider. However, while the region is overshadowed by legendary sports cities like New York, Boston, Chicago ... or even Cleveland and Tampa ... this is one of the best places in the entire country for sports lovers.