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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What's new 'round the web: week of 03/30/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 03/30/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Ever wondered what it would be like to be a professional hotel tester? This article documents a day in the life of a woman in China whose job it is to investigate whether hotel beds are comfy, the bathroom is clean and the... read more
In Pictures: Montserrat, Spain

In Pictures: Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat is a dramatic Benedictine monastery perched atop a 4,000-foot high mountain in Spain’s Catalonia region. The monastery is a popular place of pilgrimage and houses a basilica and museum, although what most people really come here for is to see La Moreneta – a wooden statue of the Black Virgin. The Madonna is encased... read more
Can’t Afford A Vacation? Why Not Try A Staycation?

Can’t Afford A Vacation? Why Not Try A Staycation?

You’re feeling worn out and in desperate need of a vacation but there’s one major problem – a holiday just isn’t in your budget. Add to that you’ve got a major project underway at work and there’s really no way to get enough time off right now. So how can you still recharge? Why not... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Buenos Aires, Argentina} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 03/23/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 03/23/12

1. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to visit outback Australia, this article will give you the lowdown. The Outback Mail Run Tour sounds particularly amazing – you get to travel with the postman as he delivers mail to some of Australia’s most isolated farms and communities. It’s a 13-hour journey. Enough... read more
Get some pre-flight R&R at Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Get some pre-flight R&R at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

I often find that the day I fly out of a destination gets largely wasted. Between packing, checking out of the hotel and making my way to the airport, there usually isn’t a lot of time left for sightseeing. That’s why I love it when an attraction lets me seize those little pockets of time... read more
Traveling For A Special Event? Here’s How To Avoid A Wrinkle In Your Plans

Traveling For A Special Event? Here’s How To Avoid A Wrinkle In Your Plans

Today I want to talk about an item that rarely ends up in people’s suitcases, and yet is something that should be at the top of your packing list if you’re heading off to a special event. Let’s say you’re traveling interstate to attend a friend’s wedding: you pack a nice dress (or suit if... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A Mayan temple at the New River Lagoon in Lamanai, Belize} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 03/16/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 03/16/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Are you in the process of planning a major trip but feel like one obstacle after another stands between you and your dream? Maybe you’ve got debt that’s accrued over the years, a house, a car, and children – all leaving you wondering... read more
The oldest leather tannery in the world

The oldest leather tannery in the world

Leather is one of the products Morocco is most renowned for, and every tourist will have seen the leather shoes, bags, wallets and so on stocked in the street stalls that line the medinas (the maze-like districts found in most cities). But hidden amongst the jumble of shops and the tangle of streets, you’ll find... read more
An Inflight Magazine Where Every Article Rocks? Yes, If You Do This

An Inflight Magazine Where Every Article Rocks? Yes, If You Do This

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got piles of reading material building up around your home/office forming forbidding little mountains. Magazines, I find, are the biggest culprits because they come out too frequently to keep up with, but can’t be thrown out lest they contain some sort of life changing (or otherwise highly useful) article.... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{The Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali. The structure is the largest mud brick building in the world and was built in 1907.} read more