Patrick Wright

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Frequent travelers reveal the 10 things they hate most about staying in hotels

However, that's not always the case.<p>Hotels come with their own sets of issues, and the annual Hotel Pet Peeves Survey by Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk has ranked those annoyances.<p>The survey asked 1,969 frequent travelers — 94% of those surveyed were members of more than one hotel loyalty …

10 Basic Tips for More Interesting Photos in Big Cities

Shooting photos in big cities presents many opportunities to photographers for architecture, street, and candid shooting. It can be both a technical …

7 Simple Steps to Developing Creativity in Your Life

<i>"Innovation is often given complex definitions. We prefer the simple one: 'New Ideas that Work.'" -- Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science Technology and Arts</i><p>Do you think you are a creative person? If yes, you should know most people never benefit from being creative. …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Best tips and tricks for traveling in 2015

Stressed out by traveling? We're here to fix that.<p><i>Mashable</i> recently hosted our first #2015TravelChat to discuss how you can travel better this year. …

The World's Best Destinations For Solo Travel

Traveling alone is no longer taboo. In fact, it's trendy to go alone out of choice. Celebrated as a way to learn about oneself, more people are discovering the freedom of exploring a new place on their own terms. From the frozen heartlands of Iceland to the sultry beaches of Belize, many …

7 Secrets to Traveling Like an Expert

Traveling for business can be a big opportunity to get a lot done on the go. With proper planning, you can master your time and take charge of your trip -- from take off to touch down. The key to being productive is advanced preparation.<p>As a frequent traveler, I have spent countless hours in …

5 crazy ways to get over shyness immediately, no drink/drugs required

Even a couple of years into my travels, I was still a little awkward around people I didn’t know well. I didn’t know what to talk with them about. …

Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too

We know that spending all day hunched over laptops is shortening our lifespan and expanding our waistlines. Still, the threat of never growing up to be an Anderson Cooper-caliber silver fox may not be enough to motivate young tech workers to switch to a treadmill desk and sign up for some daily …

17 DIY Bathroom Hacks to Make Your Experience Less Crappy

There's no ifs, ands or butts about it — the bathroom is the worst room in the house.<p>Yet we spend a significant amount of time in the lavatory. All …

Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For the Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food. Plus, with fun social scenes and …

40 of the world’s most impressive “second cities”

THE BIGGEST CITY in a country always seems to get the most attention, and while tourists flock in droves to these “first cities,” it takes a traveler …

20 Stunning European Cities To Visit In Your 20s

From major metropolises to charming, overlooked locales, Europe is brimming with cities everyone should visit. But where does a penny-pinching, adventure-seeking twentysomething even begin when it comes to traveling Europe?<p>The big players -- London, Paris, Amsterdam -- are great. Those should be on</i> …

The 10 Worst Things That Could Happen to Your Penis

Your junk is safe—for now—but these other guys weren’t so lucky<p><i>Invaginated</i>. That’s the technical term doctors use to describe your penis being turned inside-out . . . er, outside-in. And yes, it could happen to you.Also known as “trapped penis,” invagination is usually the result of some kind of …

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23 signs you were born to travel

<b>1.</b> You can make friends anywhere, but are just as happy to sit in silence by yourself.<p><b>2.</b> You’ve always been willing to try anything once. Except …

37 of the best travel pages on Facebook

Group or solo, budget or luxury, adventure or leisure, to discover something new or to move on — there are innumerable reasons to travel. In case one …

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Olloclip vs. Moment lenses: Best glass for your iPhone 6 camera

Like millions of photography fans, the iPhone is my main camera. In fact, ever since my Nikon D600 took a suicidal, lens-first dive off a cliff and into a waterfall, my iPhone has become my only camera.<p>I’m always trying to eke out a little extra performance from my iPhone’s tiny camera sensor with …

The Difference Between Being A Traveler And Being A Tourist

It was a pretty straightforward question from the middle-aged Burmese man we met at a small pagoda in Bagan. He was just curious why we asked which …

11 tips that will land you a job at a small company

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

DIY Travel Hacks That Will Change How You Pack Forever

Packing for a trip can be a daunting task, this we know.<p>Whether you're concerned about saving space in your bag or the size restrictions on the liquid toiletries, organizing all of your belongings into one spot seems like an impossible feat. What better way to hack your way to a more efficient …

8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

<i>kokorowashinjin / Flickr</i><p>Traveling alone may seem daunting, but its appeal is undeniable. Suddenly your schedule is just that -- yours. Feel free to take as long as you want in the markets. Splurge (or don't) on shopping excursions or fancy restaurants. Breeze through museums, or spend hours …