This is the first in a series of blog posts where we’ll explore some hidden gems of the cities we visit. Everyone wants to see the major attractions, but it’s often the smaller, city-specific experiences which become some of our most treasured travel memories. Go off the beaten path with Odysseys’ Hidden Gems.

Travel. One word that conjures up so many images. It's an opportunity to meet new people, explore new places, and learn about almost anything - including ourselves. Welcome to the Odysseys Unlimited blog, where we'll give you an overview of some of our favorite destinations and some hints and tips to help improve your travel experience.

Because there is no standardized international electric voltage, you can't simply step off the plane in a foreign country and plug in your devices. Here we present an overview of what you should know about electricity conversion when traveling abroad.

Travelling internationally brings with it a host of different benefits, but also a few downsides. Here, we explain how to mitigate one of these downsides, the dreaded airport customs line, with a program called Global Entry.

Confused about the easiest, most cost-effective way to obtain local currency on your international travels? The answer lies with your ATM card.

An old adage has it that traveling is good for the soul. But while you're out exploring the world, remember to check in with your loved ones from time to time, if only to share the latest photos from your exploits. Here we present a few methods (some new, some tried and true) for staying in contact with people back home.


Valparaiso, a sun-splashed city along Chile's western coast, was often called the "little San Francisco" during its days as a major South Pacific port. See why National Geographic named it one of the world's best places to visit.

“I must have left it in the hotel room/on the plane/in the taxi …”   Even the savviest of travelers have had this sinking realization too late. Here we offer some tips to help ensure you return home from your travels with not only lasting memories, but also everything you brought with you.

While some travelers happily leave their mobile phones at home, many of us must remain connected when abroad. However, international phone usage poses challenges for even the most savvy travelers. Here are some tips for maintaining phone access on your journey at a reasonable cost and without excessive hassles.