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How to Cook in a Hotel Without a Kitchen

While traveling, sometimes you just want to cook a quick and healthy meal and get on with your day. This guide outlines how to cook in a hotel without a kitchen. I’ll explain exactly what tools and utensils you need to pack to prepare simple, affordable, and most importantly healthy meals while traveling. I also …

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Travel With a Laptop: Pros and Cons and How to Pack

While preparing for your next big trip, one of the more difficult decisions you’ll need to make is whether or not you want to travel with a laptop. If you do decide to pack your laptop, how will you protect it from damage and theft? How will you protect your privacy and keep your data …

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Poncho Vs Rain Jacket for Hiking: Pros and Cons

It’s important to always prepare for poor weather. You never know when it’s going to rain. The ideal rain gear depends on the activity you’re doing, the weather you expect, how much gear you want to carry, as well as personal preference. When choosing rain gear for your trip, you have two options. This guide …

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Temporary Import Permit for Mexico (TIP) Explained

In order to drive a foreign plated vehicle in Mexico, you may need to get a temporary import permit (TIP). Whether or not you need this document depends on where you plan to drive in Mexico. This guide answers frequently asked questions about the TIP. I’ll explain when you need it, how to get it, …

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Solo Travel Vs Group Travel: Pros and Cons

When planning a trip, one of the more important decisions you have to make is whether you’re going to travel alone or with a group. This choice depends on a number of factors including personal preferences, where you’re traveling, your budget, and more. There is no right or wrong way to travel. This guide lists …

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The Mexico FMM Tourist Permit Explained

Mexico offers visa-free entry to those who hold passports from countries on its no visa required list. Instead of a visa, tourists must obtain an FMM tourist permit (Forma Migratoria Múltiple). This guide answers frequently asked questions about the FMM tourist permit. I’ll explain what the FMM is, how to get it, how much it …

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Dark Tourism Ethics and Criticisms

There is quite a bit of controversy surrounding dark tourism. Some find it to be disrespectful, voyeuristic, or even unethical. This guide discusses dark tourism ethics and criticisms. We’ll outline a few of the main arguments for and against dark tourism as well as provide some examples. The question ‘is dark tourism ethical?’ is really …

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Dark Tourism Destinations and Explanation

Many of us have a natural morbid curiosity. Death, disasters, atrocities, and destruction fascinate us. Every year, millions of people travel to some of the darkest and most tragic sites on earth to satisfy that curiosity as well as to gain a deeper understanding of the events that took place there. This guide outlines some …

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Mexico Entry Requirements: Visas, the FMM Visitors Permit, and TIP Explained

Mexico’s entry requirements can be a bit confusing. The system has slightly different sets of rules depending on your citizenship as well as where and how you enter the country. This guide will help you determine whether or not you need a visa to go to Mexico. It also outlines the different types of visas …

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