With only a week or two of vacation time, there is often the pressure to see and do all. the. things. But in doing so, what are we missing out on?Read More
Recently named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, it's no wonder why Machu Picchu ranks so highly on people's Bucket Lists. In the introvert's quick guide to exploring Machu Picchu, I share with you how to get to site, what to pack, and how to avoid the crowds like a true introvert!Read More
Virtuoso is the leading luxury co-op in the world, but what does that mean for you? Find out how working with a Virtuoso travel advisor can make a luxury travel experience well within your reach.Read More
What would you do for $10,000?
I had never really thought about it, because - honestly - how often do you get the chance to win Ten Grand?
Imagine my surprise, then, when I was selected as one of three candidates for the Entrepreneur of the Year from the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)!Read More
Want to take a solo trip but not sure where to go or what to do on your own? Jacob Marek, founder of IntroverTravels visits the KC Live studios to explain how their trips are perfect for introverts.Read More
If you've ever seen those vacuum-sealed bags on infomercials, where you suck the air out of a bag full of sweaters, blankets, and jackets, you may not have considered using them to pack your luggage.
But they are brilliant. And with a compression bag - where you squeeze the air out of a small valve - you don't need a vacuum cleaner.Read More
Are you the person with 4 large suitcases on your trip, or are you a ruthless minimalist when packing your bags? Packing just the right amount - not too much and not too little - is part art and part science. In this video, I'll share some smart packing tips and gadgets that might get you thinking...Read More
If your employer only gives you 2-3 weeks of vacation time each year, you’re in good company. The average American employee receives a mere 10 days of paid time off (PTO) each year (compared to Europeans who receive a minimum of 20 days, and even up to 30 in some countries!).
Therefore, maximizing your vacation time is essential!Read More
When preparing for a trip to the Galapagos, it's important to remember that the small archipelago imposes fairly strict luggage restrictions. You'll be limited to checked baggage of just 20 kilograms, or 44 pounds, and carry-on hand luggage of 7 kilos, or 15 pounds.Read More
My cubicle felt like a prison cell. Sure, I had a stunning view of the Miami skyline and the azure waters of the Caribbean coast from the 32nd floor of a downtown skyscraper. But prison-like, nevertheless.Read More
This is a super-random question, I know. But I’m assuming you go to a hair stylist; probably the same one each time.
And we all know the horror of a botched haircut, with several weeks of creative cover-ups until it grows out again.Read More
Do you love to travel? Jacob Marek, owner of IntroverTravels, shares his approach to planning a unique travel experience for introverts and extroverts alike. His philosophy is simple: travel should be relaxing, fun, educational and rewarding. No matter what your budget, he says there are many ways to stretch the experience and maximize your pleasure.Read More
Members of the LGBT community must take our orientation into consideration when traveling, more so than straight people.
Unfortunately, not everyone (or every culture) is as accepting as we would like to believe - even within our own relatively-liberal bubble in the US and Canada.Read More