Travel Guide


Crashing at Chattanooga’s One-of-a-kind Dove Men+Care Elements Treehouse

This job is not without its perks. In the last ten years of running Vagabondish, we’ve been fortunate to crash at some pretty swank hotels around the world. The Saxon…

5 Travel Games for the Road, the Flight, and Beyond

Bus and train trips, flights, delays in airports and train stations, hostels without TV or much light; the list of situations where a traveler has time to kill is long.…

Cairn Subscription Box: Like a Monthly Surprise Basket of Killer Outdoor Gear

Subscription box services are all the rage right now. There are boxes for cosmetics, cooking, craft beer, doomsday preppers. I admit that I’ve been intrigued by all of them. But,…

Can’t Sleep in Hotel Rooms? Here’s How to Turn Yours Into a Fortress of Solitude

I overnight in up to 20 different hotel rooms each month. So I’ve become something of an expert in “hotel stay-ology”. (That’s a real degree. University of Phoenix confirmed it.)…

Hylete 6-in-1 Backpack Is a Jack-of-all-trades … and Master of Them Too

I hear the word “disruptive” bandied about these days in reference to new (or supposedly new) gadgets and gear that manufacturers think will somehow revolutionize whatever industry they happen to…

This Clever Portable Travel Safe Keeps Your Valuables Safe on the Road

When Kel and I started planning our huge cross-country road trip for 2018, we started pondering the best way to safeguard our valuables in the truck. We’ll be traveling with…

Curious Travel: 8 Essential Questions to Ask in Every New Place

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Surely one of the reasons we get off the couch and head abroad is because we have questions that must be answered. Or, at…

Pixter’s Clip-on Pro Lenses Are Designed to Go Anywhere, on Any Smartphone

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Most modern smartphones take great photos. If your phone was manufactured in the last two years, chances are that you can forget having to…

How to Master the Fine Art of Haggling

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Considered an integral part of the transaction process in many parts of the world, haggling often throws those of us from lands of fixed…

7 Ways to Fake a First Class Experience in Economy

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Long-haul flights are the worst. If you’re on a 10-hour flight, cramped up with legroom that even a dog couldn’t fit in, food that…

Why You Need These Socks for Your Next Long-haul Flight

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Compression socks are for diabetics and old people. That was my rather ignorant belief for the last decade. And it’s not entirely inaccurate. But,…

5 Secrets to Enjoying All the Benefits of Money … Without Actually Having Any

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. This year, my boyfriend and I took the dog, the cat, and walked away from our home and our jobs. We moved into a…