How to Find a Restaurant When Traveling

For years there has existed a common idea that people generally travel to see the sights in exotic locations. Most people, however, when they think about it, understand that the majority of travelers go abroad to taste different cultures. And when we say...

Top Ten Taxi Safety Tips for Student Travelers

If you’ve seen the Liam Neeson movie “Taken,” you’ve got an accurate idea of exactly what to expect when traveling outside of the USA. Okay, that’s not entirely true, but this tense film can serve as a useful cautionary tale about what...

How to Improve Comfort on Long Flights

With the advent of commercial flying, millions of people board planes around the world each day. Flights might be a hop from Boston to New York or a hop ‘over the pond’ from JFK to Heathrow. Unless you fly in business or first class, you are going to be uncomfortable...

How to Write Your Own Valentine’s Day Card

I don’t buy Valentine’s cards. Why would I pay someone else to tell my wife I love her? Seriously. So here are my thoughts on how to be a Valentine DIY-er. Stick it to the man! Even if Hallmark isn’t a man! It’s pretty easy to sympathize with...

In Defense of Utah

I posted a Twitter update the other day that set me to thinking. Yes, I know, I probably ought to think BEFORE I tweet, but really, who does that? (Disclaimer: This is a long post. Save yourself and find hilarity here, if you know what’s good for you.) In any...

How to Make a Monthly Spending Plan

When planning your spending, keep in mind two very important points: 1. As long as you have checks in your checkbook, you have money in your bank account. 2. You should no longer use your credit cards when the magnetic strip on the back has worn out. Of course, those...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series