Posts in category "Travel"

5 Apps for Holiday Travel Survival

5 Apps for Holiday Travel Survival
‘Tis the season to engage in the time-honored tradition of stressing ourselves out beyond belief while getting ready and traveling for the holidays. Social media makes it seem like everyone’s houses are decorated perfectly and their families all love each other, while you couldn’t get it together to get cards out and are in a... Read more »

Will the Injustice Boycott Impact Your 2017 Travel Plans?

Will the Injustice Boycott Impact Your 2017 Travel Plans?
I’ve struggled to write about travel on this blog recently. In part, I’ve been traveling less and more consumed with the demands of graduate school. Writing used to be a luxurious leisure activity and now I have to write, write some more, and keep writing week in and week out to stay on top of... Read more »

Uber Should Be Accessible to All

Uber has quickly become an travel essential for many. Convenient, affordable, and easy to use, I’ve used it countless times both at home and on the road. It’s been especially useful in cities where public transportation isn’t well developed and cabs can be hard to find. But there’s a big problem with Uber and other... Read more »
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Sleeping with the Presidents in Nebraska

Sleeping with the Presidents in Nebraska
I could tell this wasn’t your run-of-the-mill Best Western. It wasn’t necessarily the Village Inn wafting smells of bacon across the parking lot or the rusted out pickup trucks in the lot out back. But I knew when I walked through those columns that it would be an interesting visit to Nebraska. I hadn’t thought... Read more »

5 Things to Drink in New Orleans That Don't Come in a Souvenir Cup

You’ve seen them. Either on tv, in a movie, or in real life. Some sort of undetermined liquor, sugar, and ice concoction in a plastic container shaped like it’s namesake. Maybe, if you’re lucky, it evens comes with a necklace so you won’t ever have to worry about losing it. It might look something like... Read more »

No Bags To Check 2015 Travel Highlights

I just want to take a moment and thank everyone who’s read, shared, and supported No Bags to Check in 2015. I haven’t been able to travel and write as much as I’d like to these days (graduate school has a way of getting in the way of these things), but I love this little... Read more »
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2015 National Christmas Tree Photos

This year, the main tree is decorated in gold and silver with stars to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary starting in 2016.
Going down to Washington D.C. to see the National Christmas Tree was a favorite holiday memory of mine as a kid, so when I found myself in the area with a few hours to kill, I ventured out to the Ellipse, a patch of green space between the White House and Washington Monument to see... Read more »

Talking to Strangers on Planes: A Holiday Travel Tale

I’m not usually one of those people who enjoys airplane banter. More often than not, I still choose to unplug when flying. I can’t see emails, receive texts or obsessively refresh my social media accounts- and I like it that way. The most tech I usually do is listen to my ancient iPod Shuffle, if... Read more »

A Man Walks Into a Hudson News...

Do you ever have a moment where you are witnessing something and thought, “Man, I wish I had the social media morals of someone 10 years younger than me so I could wip out my phone and record strangers being ridiculous?” Well here is just such a tale. A tale of tempers and tight pants... Read more »
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10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Peru

10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Peru
Every time I travel somewhere new, there’s always things I wish I would have known. Travel guides are good and all, but there’s so much you just don’t know until you know it, you know what I mean? Here’s 10 things I wish I would have known about Peru before my trip there last month:... Read more »