• Update on Our Search for a New Bitcoin Payment Processor
    By Jeff Klee, CEO Dear Travelers, A couple of months ago, I wrote to you about some challenges we were facing finding a replacement for our processor Coinbase, who had informed us they would be shutting down their merchant platform. Since 2013, we had relied on Coinbase to facilitate our... Read more »
  • Top 8 Tips for Backpackers Traveling in Europe
    We’re in prime backpacking/student travel season as we speak, with Europe being arguably the most popular destination for backpackers. Here are a few of our best insider hacks on the best way to stretch those dollars when you’re on a serious budget in high season in Europe. 1.Fly mid-week and... Read more »
  • 2018 Update: Can I Travel to Cuba
    Nearly nine months after the U.S. government tightened regulations around travel to Cuba, there is still confusion and misinformation circulating about who can go. Here’s what you need to know. As of November 9, 2017, individual travelers cannot no longer travel independently to Cuba under the educational, people-to-people license. Those... Read more »
  • Travel Tips Inspired by Anthony Bourdain
    The world is still reeling from the loss of Anthony Bourdain, the well-respected chef, author and television personality. We’ve always been fan of his travel shows here at, mainly because he offered such a positive, unique approach to travel. Here are just a few ways you might explore new... Read more »
  • 8 Amazing Independence Day Celebrations Around the World
    Ok, so we’re partial to the 4th of July festivities here at home, but this year we thought we’d share some of the cool, fun and downright offbeat ways other countries celebrate their independence! Mexico, Dia de la Independencia September 15-16 So if you’re one of those Americans who thought... Read more »