You can never get enough wanderlust inspiration, so I’m bringing a new monthly travel feature to the blog called Fearless Wanderlust. It will include recent travel news, articles and inspiration to encourage you to put more adventure in your life! Check out this month’s version.
Best Credit Card for Travelers
Chris Guillebeau’s website is full of great information about unconventional people doing remarkable things. Chris is an author, creator of the World Domination Summit, and he has traveled to every country in the world. His website gives a lot of inspiration and tips for travelers. One of his articles talks in depth about the best credit card for travelers – the Chase Sapphire Preferred card – and being a user myself, I would recommend it too. It allows you to earn points quickly to redeem for travel expenses and there are no foreign transaction fees. If you have questions about it or want to get signed up, let me know and I can help get you bonus points when you sign up.
Win a Trip to Ecuador, Sweden or Canada
World Nomads, a travel insurance company, currently has a contest where you can enter to win a trip to Ecuador, Sweden or Canada. Enter soon because it closes this Friday, April 24th.
Now Serving: Free Beer and Wine on United Flights
United Airlines flights from the U.S. to Europe, Asia, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile (their long-haul flights) are bringing back beer and wine to their complimentary drink list beginning June 1, 2015. They’re also upgrading their meals.
Travel Essential: The Cross-Body Bag
One of my travel essentials is the cross-body bag. It makes me feel safer because it’s harder to run off with and the one I have is a good medium size. What’s your essential travel item that might be out of the ordinary?
Koala Flying First Class
Because these photos of koalas on planes are too cute.
7 Adventure Instagrammers You May Not Know About
Instagram is one of the best places for travel inspiration. Check out these Instagrammers with some amazing photos. Any travel Instagrammers you recommend?
Southwest Airlines Gets New, Wider Seats
Beginning in 2016, Southwest Airlines passengers will enjoy an extra inch on their seat. The new, wider seats will be 17.8 inches, the widest on any U.S. 737 plane.
Visit America’s Best Food Cities
Love to travel and eat amazing, local food? Here are the best food cities in the U.S. to do that. Of course, I need to second the recommendation of Austin, where I live. There is so much good food in Austin!
What You Need to Know About Traveling Cuba
Is Cuba on your travel list? Read up on everything you need to know about planning and making your trip.
New and Advanced Google Flight Search is Here
You may have noticed a new widget in your Google search results when you search for flights. It’s been available for a while now but it’s getting better and better in providing more accurate results. This means you’ll have another resource in addition to aggregate sites like Kayak, Priceline and Expedia when it comes to finding the best and affordable flights.