Travel Tip Tuesday: Hostel Etiquette 101

Hostels can be a great accommodation option while traveling. They are cheap, generally clean and an awesome way to meet new people!  Many hostels have common areas which serve as a wonderful place, outside of your hostel room, to hang out with other travelers. We have found websites and apps such as Trip Advisor and Hostelworld to be useful in reviewing…

Travel Tip Tuesday – How do Round-the-world (RTW) plane tickets work and are they worth it?

Each of the major airline alliances (Star Alliance, Oneworld, and SkyTeam) offer round-the-world (RTW) flight options.  Generally the tickets are either mileage or segment based, meaning you receive a maximum number of miles allowed to travel or a maximum number of flight segments. Mileage-based tickets typically allow for ~20,000-30,000 miles and segment-based are typically ~14-18 segments (all connecting flights…