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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Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A booth selling fruit and vegetables in Novosibirsk, Siberia} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 04/20/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 04/20/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Finding yourself the victim of an accident, natural disaster, illness or other emergency is horrible at the best of times. But when these kinds of things happen while you’re traveling, the situation can be downright overwhelming – especially if there are language or... read more
Spend Your Travel Money Where You Spend Your Time

Spend Your Travel Money Where You Spend Your Time

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about various ways to save money – both saving ahead of a big trip as well as cutting costs once you’re already on the road. However, it’s not too often I talk about spending money – after all, that’s the part that most of us do all too... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Mayan ruins overlook the beach at Tulum, Mexico} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 04/13/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 04/13/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Want to travel the world for zero dollars a day? It sounds impossible but one man apparently did it and he recounts his adventures in a TV show that’s set to air in April. I’m not sure I’d try out some of his... read more
In Pictures: Morocco's blue city

In Pictures: Morocco’s blue city

Chefchaouen is a town of about 40,000 people located at the northwest tip of Morocco and set against the backdrop of the Rif Mountains. What’s striking about Chaouen – as it’s sometimes abbreviated – is the blueness of the place. Houses, shops and traditional Moroccan doors found within the medina are routinely rinsed in various... read more
How Far Will My Money Take Me?

How Far Will My Money Take Me?

A reader recently wrote in asking for advice about how to stretch his travel budget. He’s a twenty-something who has decided it’s time to hit the road and live the traveling lifestyle for a while, and here is what he wants to know: My friend and I each have around $15-20,000 saved up and we... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{The Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 04/06/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 04/06/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. One of the great pleasures of overseas travel is discovering all the little quirks and oddities that to the locals are simply a natural part of life. Even countries that share huge similarities in culture, language and food still possess eccentric traits that... read more
Video: Chinese hotpot with a side of… nail polish and kung-fu noodles?

Video: Chinese hotpot with a side of… nail polish and kung-fu noodles?

Hot pot is a type of Chinese cuisine that is, quite frankly, entertaining in it’s own right. Between dipping various vegetables and meats in a sizzling pot of broth right at your table, to mixing your own crazy concoction of sauces, and fumbling as you slurp it up with the aid (or hindrance) of chopsticks,... read more
7 Benefits Of Staying In A Serviced Apartment

7 Benefits Of Staying In A Serviced Apartment

For most people in search of mid-range accommodation for their vacation, the first and only option that comes to mind is a hotel. But there is an alternative that not only works out cheaper but has better amenities to boot: serviced apartments. A serviced apartment is basically an apartment that’s fully furnished and offers the... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{McWay Falls in Big Sur, California} read more