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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How To Make Ancient Ruins Seem More Interesting

How To Make Ancient Ruins Seem More Interesting

To true lovers of history, this is going to sound blasphemous, but sometimes, ancient ruins just look like a pile of crumbling rocks. Broken pillars, stone bricks overtaken by weeds, eroded carvings… frankly; it can be kind of boring. Even if the site is actually quite spectacular, after you’ve seen a fair number of them,... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Palenqueras – women who sell fruit in the streets – on the job in Cartagena, Colombia} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 05/11/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 05/11/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Running scared sh*tless as bulls chase after you doesn’t exactly sound like most people’s idea of a relaxing vacation. But then again, not everyone goes on vacation to relax. As July sneaks upon us, many travelers are gearing up for an annual event... read more
Lost Your Camera? Here Are Some Steps You Can Take To Get It Back

Lost Your Camera? Here Are Some Steps You Can Take To Get It Back

Of all the things you could lose while you’re vacationing, the one that would have to be the most upsetting is losing your camera. All the snapshots you took – of places you may never return to – are gone in a flash. Hopefully this will never happen to you, but since most people consider... read more
To gondola or not to gondola?

To gondola or not to gondola?

A gondola ride is one of those things that sound so quintessentially Venetian that it begins to seem like a trip to the Italian city just wouldn’t be complete without floating along in one of those little wooden boats for an idyllic 40 minutes. The gondoliers do, after all, wear those famous striped shirts as... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

 {Heylipol Church in Tiree, Scotland} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 05/04/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 05/04/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Dining abroad is almost always an adventure that generally involves ordering something off an incomprehensible menu in an incomprehensible language and then waiting with bated breath to see what exactly turns up on your plate! Fortunately, learning a few key words can make... read more
Portable Luggage Scales Are Worth Their Weight In The Fees You’ll Save

Portable Luggage Scales Are Worth Their Weight In The Fees You’ll Save

If you’re a carry-on only traveler (which a lot of us have become since checked baggage fees were introduced) then you might be wondering why you’d need to bother with weighing your luggage. After all, as long as your bag fits within the basic carry-on dimensions, you should be fine, right? Not necessarily. As people... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Elephants walk through the Chobe River in Botswana} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 04/27/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 04/27/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Have you ever been harassed by people trying to sell you stuff when you were traveling (boat trips, postcards, camel rides, plastic toys, the list goes on…)? If so, you know the touting can get pretty intense at times – so much so... read more
An architect’s playground

An architect’s playground

While most parks are designed with the intent of entertaining children, every now and then you come across a playground that indulges adults too. Parc Guell, in the Gracia district of Barcelona, is one such park – a vast garden of palm trees, eccentric buildings, sinuous structures, and winding pathways that surprise you at every... read more
Don’t Let The Weather Put A Damper On Your Vacation: 17 Ideas For A Rainy Day

Don’t Let The Weather Put A Damper On Your Vacation: 17 Ideas For A Rainy Day

When we dream about our vacations, most of us visualize ourselves basking in endless days of sunshine as we go about the activities we’ve planned: taking long, leisurely strolls in a new city; spending carefree days lounging on the beach; and enjoying relaxing cups of coffee at sidewalk cafes. So, it’s only natural to feel... read more