Six Travel Trends to Watch in 2016

Brianne Miers - January 15, 2016
Boats on Lake Titicaca

Frommer’s is one of the most respected brands in travel, having been in the guidebook business since 1957. I have a very distinct memory of my mom reading a Frommer’s guide during our 1988 family trip to China, and I own a few as well. So last weekend at the New York Times Travel Show, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to hear Arthur Frommer himself …

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After a Quiet Fall, A New Adventure

Brianne Miers - November 16, 2015
SoWa Boston

I got back from my last international trip – 10 days in Colombia – on August 30, which makes this the longest stretch of time that I’ve spent at home in Boston in more than two years. And I’ve hated it. OK, I haven’t totally hated it. I’ve been able to clean my closets, try out some new recipes, take long walks around the neighborhood …

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How to Budget for Long-Term Travel

Brianne Miers - March 7, 2015

Tuesday night was my first-ever travel-related speaking gig (well, I am always doling out travel advice, but I’ve never before been asked to do so in an “official” capacity). It was the first Meet, Plan, Go! New York City meet up of 2015, and the topic was how to set a travel budget and stick to it when you’re on the road. Here are the …

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The 10 Apps I Use Most on the Road

Brianne Miers - February 28, 2015
iphone travel apps

In our day-to-day lives, most of us can’t imagine being too far away from our smartphones. And while it’s good to take some time and “unplug” while you’re on the road, smartphones can be incredibly handy tools for navigating foreign lands. Before you leave on your trip, it’s a smart idea to delete extraneous apps off of your phone, since you’ll want the extra space …

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What You Need in Your Travel First Aid Kit

Brianne Miers - November 22, 2014
first aid kit

My mom is a nurse, and therefore, was always prepared for every bump, scrape and sting my brother and I got when we took family vacations. Following in her footsteps, I always take a fully stocked first aid kit with me when traveling internationally. I pack everything in one of these plastic packing envelopes, with a few of the more frequently used items – like hand sanitizer – in …

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