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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Why You Should Get Snap Happy With Your Luggage

Why You Should Get Snap Happy With Your Luggage

You know all those “what’s in my bag” posts that have become so ubiquitous across the fashion blogosphere? The ones where women meticulously detail the inane yet oddly fascinating contents of their handbags? Well, believe it or not, there’s something we can learn from those posts (other than the inordinate amount of junk most of... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Giant dinosaur replicas dot an outdoor pathway at The Dinosaur Place in Oakdale, CT, USA} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 02/17/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 02/17/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Rome is probably one of the most heavily touristed cities in the world, but the swarm of extra visitors brings about a whole a host of problems: long lines to enter attractions, bad food catering to gullible foreigners and pick pockets who take... read more
Would you exercise at the airport?

Would you exercise at the airport?

When I heard that San Francisco Airport opened up a yoga room – a free facility where you can go and stretch out before a flight – my first reaction was what a great idea. But then I began to wonder if I’d ever actually use such a yoga room if I had the chance,... read more
The Fine Art Of Getting Electricity At The Airport

The Fine Art Of Getting Electricity At The Airport

Why is it that power outlets in airports are about as abundant as parking spots at the mall on Black Friday? And that if you do by some miracle happen upon an outlet, it’s already being juiced by some other gadget-toting traveler while other desperate passengers lurk about ready to pounce on the lone, precious... read more
3 romantic spots in Italy (to enjoy when you’re single)

3 romantic spots in Italy (to enjoy when you’re single)

It goes without saying that Italy is a hopeless romantic’s paradise. Between gondola rides through the winding canals of Venice, sunsets over the cliff-hugging towns on the Amalfi coast and long nights drinking the wines of Tuscany, there are enough heart-fluttering locales in Italy to satisfy a lifetime of romantic getaways. But what about if... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Locals and tourists paint the town red during La Tomatina. The annual festival, which is held in the town of Bunol, Spain involves throwing truckloads of tomatoes at other participants. No one is sure exactly why the tradition began but there are plenty of theories revolving around the idea of disgruntled citizens, practical jokes and... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 02/10/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 02/10/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. I knew adventurers climbed all sorts of things – mountains, cliffs, ice walls, even buildings – but I was blown away when I saw these stunning images of climbers making their way up frozen waterfalls. It’s obviously extremely dangerous and takes a lot... read more
An Eye Mask That Will Help You Sleep No Matter The Time Difference

An Eye Mask That Will Help You Sleep No Matter The Time Difference

Vacations should be all about relaxing, but unfortunately, it’s not always easy to wind down and get some rest when you’ve crossed four time zones and your body thinks it’s the middle of day. Aromatherapy can be a helpful way of sending signals to your body that it’s time to sleep, but really, who wants... read more
9 Ways To Protect Your Home From Theft While You’re On Vacation

9 Ways To Protect Your Home From Theft While You’re On Vacation

Leaving for a holiday is always an exciting time, and in the hurry to pack and head off on your adventure, it’s easy to neglect what you’re leaving behind: your home. But the sobering fact is that a home is broken into every 15 seconds in the US and an empty home has a big... read more
Shanghai's marriage market

Shanghai’s marriage market

Finding love, even in the internet age, isn’t easy, which is why many Chinese parents have taken matters into their own hands. At People’s Park in central Shanghai, hundreds of doting but concerned parents get together every weekend in the hopes of finding their child a suitable husband or wife. The “marriage market,” as it’s... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

 {The Ceiba Speciosa, or Silk Floss Tree, is found in South America. Clearly, it’s spiky trunk sets it apart from other trees, but what you may not know is that the spikes are actually little storage units for water, which the tree stashes away in case of drought. So what gives the Silk Floss Tree... read more