Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip to Riga, Latvia

Riga offers old European charm at a respectably lower price than its western European counterparts. Here you can dine at an outdoor cafe while admiring the old-world architecture, visit art museums, stroll through local markets, and take an excursion to the idyllic European countryside.

Our Summer Road Trip: 2017

This summer, we’re headed west on a road trip through the U.S. and Canada. As the founders of BudgetYourTrip.com, our true passion lies in travel, but it’s been awhile since we’ve been able to “get out there.” Beginning in June, for three months we’ll hit the road on a family camping trip visiting the big cities, national parks, and everything in between. And yes, we’re taking our 3-year-old daughter with us.

An Interview with Michelle From the Travel Wench

Inspired by family trips as a child, Michelle has found a way to balance a full time job with frequent international and domestic trips. After following her passion for travel as a flight attendant, she eventually changed careers, but still manages to spend plenty of time on the road. By allocating much of her vacation time to trips, she’s able to see the world but not empty her bank account.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler

You might not see your favorite traveler very often due to the very nature of travel – they are probably out in the world somewhere following their dreams. This holiday season, you can help them stock up on the best travel items they want and need to make the rest of their traveling year as adventurous as possible. We’ve curated our favorite and most used travel items to help you filter through the best new and consistently awesome travel products on the market. We like to travel, and we do it often, so we think this list is more than just fluff. The items here will keep you safe and comfortable while enjoying the amazing places at the far reaches of the globe.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler

Whew, now that black Friday and cyber Monday have passed, the rest of us can start our holiday shopping experience without getting trampled, elbowed in the face, or pepper-sprayed. If you have a loved one that loves travel, we’ve assembled the following list of travel related gear and gadgets to help give you some ideas on what to get for your favorite vagabond.

Photo Friday: Beijing

Beijing is a masterpiece of human culture. We spent about two weeks in the city, fell in love with it, and watched the old mix with the new. Residents bike up and down the hutong alleyways while new cars zip along the wide boulevards past rising skyscrapers. We’ve all heard that China is growing at a phenomenal pace, but you have to see it in person to fully understand the transformation.

Here are some photos from our recent travels in this amazing city.