11 Ways To Get More Pleasure Out Of Your Travels

11 Ways To Get More Pleasure Out Of Your Travels

If you’re reading this website, chances are you already agree that travel is a pleasurable experience. It’s something you look forward to and enjoy and probably want to do more of. But since few people can travel all the time, getting the most pleasure possible out of the time we... read more
Should I Go On The Cruise Line’s Shore Excursions?

Should I Go On The Cruise Line’s Shore Excursions?

When cruising, your ship will stop at several destinations along the way. While you’re docked, you can choose to go on a ship-sponsored tour of the city, explore on your own, or stay on the ship during these “port days”. Which option is best for you is something to consider... read more
Hotel Germ Hotspots And The 7 Things You Should Sanitize

Hotel Germ Hotspots And The 7 Things You Should Sanitize

When you stay at a hotel – particularly a high end one – the expectation is that it’ll be clean. But no matter how fancy the establishment or how high the price tag, study after study shows that many hotel rooms are seething with germs. While hotel rooms do get... read more
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Traveling To Greece? Practical Tips For Surviving A Greek Euro Zone Exit

Traveling To Greece? Practical Tips For Surviving A Greek Euro Zone Exit

It might be peak season for travel to Greece right now but the euro zone crisis has certainly thrown a spanner in many people’s travel plans. Instead of worrying about which white bikini to pack or how many islands to visit, travelers are faced with bigger concerns – like what will happen if Greece leaves the... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

 {A street scene in Mauritania, a country located in West Africa} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 06/01/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 06/01/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. When you take out an insurance policy, you generally expect that you’ll be covered if something goes wrong. I mean, that’s the whole point of insurance, right? Well if you’re considering getting coverage for your upcoming vacation, you might want to ensure you... read more
Stressed? Take A Mini Vacation Via This Amazing Nature Video

Stressed? Take A Mini Vacation Via This Amazing Nature Video

I consider myself a city girl at heart, so it’s no surprise I’ve always been awed by the bright lights, dizzying skyscrapers and the pulsating rhythm of people going about their day in any of the scrawling metropolises I’ve had the fortune of experiencing. That almost electric vibe is so energizing that it’s hard to... read more
Why It's Worth Taking A Vacation From Your… Vacation!

Why It’s Worth Taking A Vacation From Your… Vacation!

If you read the title of this post and were confused, because, after all, it seems strange, or even illogical to take a vacation when you’re already on one… well, you’re not wrong to be scratching your head. But bear with me, because I actually am making the point that sometimes, we need to take... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

 {Waipio Valley located on Hawaii’s Big Island} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 05/25/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 05/25/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. How would you like to get into a First or Business Class airport lounge for absolutely free? If you’re an avid user of social media, you can now do exactly that. Beginning this month, Cathay Pacific is offering free access to their lounges... read more
How Do You Plan A Family Vacation That Everyone Will Enjoy?

How Do You Plan A Family Vacation That Everyone Will Enjoy?

A lot of people think their traveling lifestyle has to end once they have kids. After all, whether you’ve planned a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, or a four-day trek through the Peruvian Andes – it’s just not quite same when you have a toddler clinging to your legs. But for... read more
Watch out for the giant killer mosquitoes in Laos

Watch out for the giant killer mosquitoes in Laos

I love seeing the public service notices posted throughout developing countries because they’re almost always equal parts the following three things: eye-catching, hilarious and frightening. Take for instance this fabulous poster from Laos that appears to be warning about a potential attack from mutant mosquitoes the size of a toddler. You can’t help but laugh... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{The Taktsang Palphug Monastery in Bhutan} This Himalayan Buddhist monastery, which also goes by the name “Tiger’s Nest”, was built in 1692 in Bhutan’s Paro Valley. The monastery clings to the edge of a cliff about 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) above the valley floor! read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 05/18/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 05/18/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. A trip to Italy would not be complete without a sampling of gelato (or two… or three), but did you know that 80% of the gelato in Rome is actually fake? Arm yourself with these tips on spotting real gelato so you can... read more
For The Future World Traveler

For The Future World Traveler

There’s no question that world travel has become more and more accessible over the decades (can you imagine people used to spend weeks or even months at sea to get from one country to the next?), and chances are, it’s only going to become even more accessible as the years go on (heck, our kids... read more