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 03/09/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 03/09/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Can you be arrested for painting your fingernails on a flight? You bet – it happened to Jeanie Daniels, an American woman on a Southwest Airlines flight from LA to Houston. Daniels was applying nail polish at her seat when a stewardess asked... read more
In Pictures: Strasbourg, France

In Pictures: Strasbourg, France

  Strasbourg is a picturesque town in the eastern region of France known as Alsace. It’s right next to the German border and as a result, the food, architecture, and culture of the city draw heavily upon both countries. The Ill River runs throughout the town, so boat tours are a popular and relaxing way... read more
Double Your Essentials And Halve Your Packing Time

Double Your Essentials And Halve Your Packing Time

How long does it take you to pack for a trip? A month (hey, you want to make sure you have everything you could possibly need)? A week? Or less than an hour on the morning of your flight? If you’re anything like most people, one thing’s for sure – packing ends up taking a... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{The Fremont Troll lurks under a bridge in Seattle, USA. The troll is a public artwork which won a competition aimed at rehabilitating the area in the 1990s. FYI, that is a real Volkswagen Beetle under the troll’s hand! The Fremont Troll is located at N. 36th St under the Aurora Ave. Bridge.} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 03/02/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 03/02/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. If you’re a parent who’d love to jet-set around the world but can’t stand the thought of uprooting your kids – this read is for you. The truth about traveling as a teen features a series of interviews with globetrotting youngsters who share... read more
Feeling clever? Head to this puzzling bar in Shanghai

Feeling clever? Head to this puzzling bar in Shanghai

Think you’re smart? You’ll need to be if you want to even get into People 7, a bar in the Chinese city of Shanghai where the bouncer is, well, your own intelligence. The first thing you see when you reach the bar’s entrance is a curious set of circular lights indented in a bare, concrete... read more
Would You Carry A Bag Made Out Of Your Aircraft's Seat?

Would You Carry A Bag Made Out Of Your Aircraft’s Seat?

Well this is an unusual way to travel greener: carry a bag made out of recycled aircraft seat covers. The company behind the eco-friendly bag, Tierra Ideas, takes materials that are going to end up in landfills and turns them into satchels, duffels, laptop cases and other forms of “wearable art.” My first thought when... read more
Suffering Temple Fatigue? Try Seeing Things In A New Light

Suffering Temple Fatigue? Try Seeing Things In A New Light

It’s odd, the kind of changes you go through when you travel. The way your brain can take something that should be really exciting and turn it into something really mundane. What do I mean? Well, you know how when you’re sitting at work, planning your dream vacation (yes, I know what you’re doing between... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A gathering of King Penguins at Salisbury Plains in the Falkland Islands} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 02/24/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 02/24/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Eating abroad poses lots of challenges, especially if you’re a foodie in search of the tastiest, most authentic cuisine. No one wants to go to a restaurant in Italy to eat pasta that came out of a frozen dinner package (yes, it happened... read more
In Pictures: The Great Mosque of Cordoba

In Pictures: The Great Mosque of Cordoba

The city of Cordoba, in southern Spain, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for its Great Mosque. What makes this mosque particularly interesting is that what began as an Islamic place of worship in the 7th century was converted into a Roman Catholic cathedral six centuries later, resulting in a spectacular blend of... read more
4 Great Watches For Travelers

4 Great Watches For Travelers

With pretty much everyone carrying a cell phone these days, wearing a watch has become unnecessary – for those of us who do wear them, it’s as much to make a fashion statement as anything else. But for travelers, watches serve a practical purpose. Since we don’t all travel with a phone (thank you outrageous... read more