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You might be familiar with the name USE-IT. These free touristic guides edited by volunteers since 2005 are part of a larger initiative to provide low-budget travelers with useful information. The international organization created its first info desk as early as 1971! Over the years, 40 European cities…

To tip or not to tip? That is the question. Europe is a large and diverse place, so the rules of tipping can vary. Whether it’s in a restaurant, a hotel, or a taxi, here’s what you need to know about the tipping rules for some of the…

Being seasick is hands down the one thing that can ruin your best time on a boat. Along with the side effects of jet lag, it’s one of the body reactions travelers from around the world fear the most. Understandably so. Whether you’re cruising around or sailing, this…

Long flights and layovers can be stressful, especially in unfamiliar places or busy airports. A well-packed carry on bag is the key to making both the airport and in-flight experience a breeze. Pack these must haves and be prepared for anything that’s thrown at you, whether it’s screaming…

Even the most experienced travelers can occasionally fall for travel scams. Big cities are melting pots of all different kinds of people, and while you can make wonderful new friends on an adventure, it’s just as easy to meet more unsavory characters. Once you know what to look…

First off, what is jet lag? Also known as Circadian Arrhythmia, jet lag is the phenomenon experienced when there is a difference between a person’s body clock and the time zone they are in. Jet lag is caused by quick changes in time zones while traveling. While it…

Finding the perfect hotel at a decent price can feel like doing a complicated jigsaw puzzle: piecing together different websites, memberships, and tips to get the most from your holiday. It’s easy to get exhausted and wind up paying far more than you ever wanted. Relax – just…

If you’re like us, packing is probably not the part of traveling you enjoy the most. Deciding on what to pack, fitting everything in, making sure nothing is missing…There are many traps to avoid if you want to optimize the content of your suitcase and keep it light!…