Expert Travel Tips

Check out travel tips from experts, and get advice on topics like packing, travel safety, traveling alone, saving money, and more. Via helps you outsmart the challenges of travel in the U.S. and abroad so you can travel better and experience more.

15 Tips for an Unforgettable New Zealand Road Trip

There's no better way to see New Zealand than by car. Here's how to create the perfect road trip around the island nation. 

Why You Should Take a Small-Group Tour on Your Next Trip

Rather than travel alone, choose to join a small-group tour for the many advantages, such as expert leaders, discounts, and more.

The Best Places to Rent Camping Gear

Instead of going over budget or begging friends for gear, rent for less. Sports Basement and Camp Kit are great places to start.

How to Plan a Romantic Weekend Away

Here's everything you need to know to plan a special, romantic trip for your partner.

Best Time to Book a Cruise

Looking for a deal? Knowing the best time to book a cruise is just as important as knowing what kind of vacation you want.

How Much Should You Tip Around the World?

Know when to tip—and how much—no matter where you are in the world.

8 Tips for a Less Expensive Ski Weekend

Even a short weekend can add up. These tips will help you save.

20 New Year's Resolutions for Travelers

These travel-oriented New Year's resolutions for 2019 are all about doing more, not less.

How to Have the Family Plan the Family Vacation

When everyone pitches in on trip planning, everyone enjoys the trip.

7 Reasons Why Cruises Are Great for Solo Travel

A cruise isn't just for couples and big groups—it's also a great way to travel alone.

12 Tips to Make Weekend Travel Count

Get the most from your weekend getaway with a little extra planning.

6 Ways to Experience #Vanlife Without Breaking the Bank

Hit the road via RV and learn how to embrace van life without having to sell your home or spend all of your savings.