Travel Tips

whitney travel tips

Think you’re a savvy traveler? Read a few of these posts and see if you don’t learn a little something new!

Top Travel Tips

  • 7 Tips for Traveling in Summer - Summer has always been my favorite season! I was born in the summer. I was free from school in the summer.
  • What I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Traveling - I have recently passed my 14th blogging anniversary. I know, I can't believe it either!
  • How to Make a Business Trip Fun - Maybe it seems impossible, maybe it seems like it's against the rules (it's not), but no excuse is a good one. Here is the short list of the best ways to make the most of your next business trip!
  • 5 Practical Ways to Travel Sustainably - I know, I know. You have a million people and companies and advocates basically yelling at you to save the planet, but very few of them are kindly explaining some practical ways to do that. So I decided to do that.
  • Tips for Flying with Gifts - I don’t know about you, but I love finding that perfect gift for my friends and family, whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, or just because.
  • Travel Mistakes (You May Be Making) - No one likes to be corrected--perhaps especially not me! But no one also likes to do the wrong things--perhaps especially when traveling and being outside of what is familiar.
  • Why It’s Okay to Be a Tourist - I'm about to make some "travelers" very mad. As a travel blogger, I try to read other travel blogs to keep up-to-date and perhaps find some travel tips or inspiration. But lately I've read more and more articles that attempt to "tourist shame."
  • Surviving Rainy Day Travels - I have never found a way to truly appreciate cloudy or rainy days when I'm traveling, since I always want to get picture-perfect photos and I just love the sun! But sometimes you just have to roll with it.
  • Jet Lag: Your Secret Travel Weapon - Do you love jet lag? Neither do we! It seems like the older I get, the more jet lag effects me. But there are a few ways to use jet lag to our advantage. Nothing should stop you when you travel!
  • Apps for Savvy Travel - This week we are going hi-tech and letting you in on some awesome travel apps to help you be a savvy and efficient traveler!
  • The Beauty of a Weekender - Today I'm letting you in on some of the reasons why weekend trips are so awesome. Steve and I frequently take quick trips to places we've never been, and inevitably we get looks of shock and the exclamation, "But that's not enough time to really know a city!" Or the ever-popular, "But why would you spend all that money and time on a plane to only spend such a short time there?"

Essential Travel Skills

Budget Tips

  • How to Love Your Staycation - We're all pretty much over this quarantine business, but as a result of quarantine, a lot of us are also short on cash. Enter: the Staycation.
  • 5 Ways to Travel without Leaving Home - Everyone who loves to travel gets it... that itch. That travel bug bites, and it's impossible to shake that feeling that you need to travel! Unfortunately for those of us who live in the real world, travel is not always an option. Or is it?

Travel Lists

  • Steve’s Best Travel Moments - Tomorrow is Steve's birthday! Woohoo! Fun fact: It's also my mom's birthday! Woohoo!
  • Quick Whit’s Best Travel Moments - I've also found reminiscing about past trips to be fun and soothing, with the added bonus of appreciating all the amazing things I've been able to do over my last 14 years of travel. Check out my top 10 list of my favorite travel moments!
  • What I Love About Travel - I am grateful for the travels and adventures I’ve had up to now. Travel has given me so much, and I love everything about it. Here’s the short list!
  • 5 Ways to Surprise Someone with Travel - I love to be surprised, and I love to surprise the people in my life, and it made me think about the best surprise anyone ever gave me, when Steve came to "pick me up" at the Burbank airport when we were newly engaged! He flew across the country just to surprise me, and that memory prompted me to give you some ideas about how to incorporate surprises into your travels!
  • 10 Things Every Traveler Should Know - Some travel by car, some prefer flying, still others take trains, sail, cruise, or even walk! But no matter how you travel, there are just some things that absolutely every traveler should know!
  • Some Things Travelers Know - The more you do something, the better you get at it, right? In an industry as changeable and varied as travel, it seems like the rules change all the time; but despite all that, there are a few things travelers know for sure.
  • Top 10 Travel Hacks - Are you ready for this? I love giving away my travel tips, but I was recently compelled to compile a list of my very top travel hacks--the lifesavers that work every time! Well, this is it. Get ready to travel like a pro!
  • 6 Things that Happen to Travelers - Let's be practical for a minute. We all know I LOVE to travel, but I'll be completely honest, there are some uncomfortable and less than convenient parts to traveling.

Couple Travel

  • How to Choose the Ultimate Anniversary Getaway - If you're looking for a fantastic place to spend your anniversary in the coming years, this post has all the inspiration you'll need!
  • Ultimate Travel Couple Bucket List - Looking for some adventures to have with your loved one? There are definitely some bucket list items out there that are best experienced as a couple, and I hope you'll find that this list is your ultimate guide!
  • The World’s Most Perfect Honeymoons - I left the honeymoon planning up to my sweet, soon-to-be husband, and he did a fantastic job! So whether you or the love of your life will be the one planning your honeymoon, here are some suggestions to help you dream!

Destination Ideas

Personal Care

Passports and Visas



Travel Tips by Season

Spring–coming soon!


  • Endless Summer Bucket List - Lots of people I know look forward to fall. But not this girl! I'm a summer girl through and through.

Fall–coming soon!


  • Top Winter Destinations - Sometimes even a summer lover gets a hankering for a frolic in the snow! Here's a quick run-down of some of the best snowy, wintery places I've visited!
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