"The Best Independent Travel Journalist" - Its 400-plus destination-themed podcasts have been downloaded more than seven million times
Travel + Leisure
2014 SMITTY Awards

by Mattie Elsner

Mattie Elsner is a passionate globetrotter and travel writer by profession. When she isn't on site at exotic locations you can find her blogging for sites like AboutAirportParking.com - a leading reservation network and directory for travelers. Learn more about travel and join the fun.

7 Things to Do before Leaving Home for a Long Vacation
7 Things to Do before Leaving Home for a Long Vacation