Travel Website of the Week: TaxiFareFinder’s RideGuru

RideGuru

I’m a big fan of TaxiFareFinder’s RideGuru, which tells you how much taxis and rideshares cost wherever you’re in need of a ride so you can compare. For example, the other day I needed to get my dad a ride from Manhattan Beach to San Pedro and a taxi was $65 for the 25-minute ride, while […]

Travel Website of the Week: Washington Post Transit Map Quiz

Transit maps

Are you a world traveler that takes public transportation? If yes, see if you can name these cities just by looking at their transit maps in this Washington Post quiz! Although I know many of the ten subway systems included, I didn’t fare very well. How about you?

Travel Video of the Week: Costa Rican Animals Want to Save the Americans

Save the Americans

Kudos to the Costa Rican Tourism Board for creating this hilarious video of their jungle animals (sloth, turtles, toucans and parrots) singing the tune “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” The campaign was inspired by the 2013 Expedia Vacation Deprivation survey, which found that Americans leave more than 500,000,000 vacations days unused each year. The Costa Rican Tourism Board claims […]

Travel Website of the Week: Skiplagged

Skiplagged

I’ve known about Skiplagged for a while; in fact I almost wrote about it before deciding it wasn’t really worth most people’s time. However, after all of its recent media attention, and since I’ve been getting tons of questions and media inquiries about it, this week I figured it’s time. Skiplagged—created by a 22-year-old whiz kid from New […]

Travel Website of the Week: Matador’s #TravelStoke World Map

Matador

Our friends over at the Matador Network have a handy little tool on their site that allows you to quickly create a map of the places you’ve been. You can also go back and edit it as you visit more countries. I made one the other day, which you can check out here. I’ve been to 87 countries […]

Travel Website of the Week: Your Social Network as Currency at the Nordic Light Hotel

NordicLight Hotel

Over the past few years I’ve been slowly building a fairly large social media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Well, it turns out that I—and anyone that has a large following on Instagram or Facebook—can now cash my followers in for a 5%, 10%, 15%, or 100% discount at the Nordic Light Hotel in […]

Travel Website of the Week: Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator

Watching my local news the other night, I saw a very helpful segment with consumer reporter Ric Romero about the best charities to donate to. I learned that this time of year, donations typically spike as people become more generous with their money, and I heard echoes of my own concerns with how different charities are spending their money. Well, Charity […]

Travel Website of the Week: RVShare

RVShare

I’ve always dreamt of renting an RV and driving it across the country. But costs, time and a little bit of fear have prevented me from actually doing it. Well, living in the sharing economy we do now, I might just step up to the plate and finally rent one with RVShare. RVShare allows you to rent other […]