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 01/03/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 01/03/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. When you think of torturous, pain-inflicting creatures, ants are probably not what come to mind. But after you watch this video about ritual death mittens in which native South American tribes stick their hands into gloves filled with nasty, poisonous ants, you’ll think again.... read more
50 Awesome Little Things About Travel

50 Awesome Little Things About Travel

You know how when you do anything for a while, you start to become a little jaded? How even things that once seemed amazing can gradually start feeling mundane? I think travel can sometimes be that way, especially if you’re traveling for an extended time, or out of obligation (e.g. for work). The wide-eyed wonder... read more
Think art is boring? Wait until you see the Dali Museum in Spain

Think art is boring? Wait until you see the Dali Museum in Spain

If you’re one of those people that just doesn’t get a kick out of going to art galleries, or if you’ve simply been traveling so long you can’t stand the thought of hitting up yet another museum, there’s a gallery in Spain that’s the perfect antidote to the museum-itis. The Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain... read more
Why You Should Travel With A Bike Lock (Even If You're Not A Cyclist)

Why You Should Travel With A Bike Lock (Even If You’re Not A Cyclist)

I’ll never forget the time I was sitting in the common room of a hostel when a girl who had been out for the day returned to collect her backpack from the luggage storage area. She opened the storage room door to find a mountain of bags… only hers wasn’t there. Someone had stolen the... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A man stands beside a colorful mural in Tabatinga, Brazil} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 01/27/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 01/27/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Is this one of the most secretive museums in the world? The National Cryptologic Museum in Maryland, USA is one of those tourist attractions that few tourists have heard of. Inside, the artifacts are just as enigmatic – from ciphering devices to encrypted... read more
Water bottles that fold up flat? I'll drink to that.

Water bottles that fold up flat? I’ll drink to that.

One thing I pretty much always have on me when I travel is a water bottle. I mean, I know I’m always going to be thirsty and I’ve discovered water fountains/ bubblers aren’t as ubiquitous in the rest of the world as they are in the US. Unfortunately, carrying bottles can be a bit of... read more
Where To Find The Most Helpful Travel Warnings

Where To Find The Most Helpful Travel Warnings

When I saw this awful news story about foreign tourists being abducted and killed in Ethiopia recently, it reminded me of when I was planning my own trip to the African nation and had to figure out which places were safe and which weren’t. That can actually be a tricky thing if you’re relying on... read more
Chicago city guide: top things to do on a visit to the windy city

Chicago city guide: top things to do on a visit to the windy city

In my opinion, big cities are simultaneously some of the coolest but hardest destinations to visit because there’s just so much you could do. You know you can’t possibly see everything – especially on a short trip – but choosing which museums, attractions, bars, restaurants and shops to visit out of the hundreds on offer... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

 {The Church of the Nativity of Our Lady from Peredki in Novgorod, Russia. The building is now a museum dedicated to wooden architecture.} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 01/20/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 01/20/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Holographic airport staff, phones that make travel arrangements for you, and driverless cars? It sounds like somthing out of the movies but these things may actually be on their way to becoming reality. Click here to read about these and other sci-fi innovations... read more
Where in the world have you been?

Where in the world have you been?

You know that feeling of satisfaction you get from crossing an item off your “to do” list? Well this Scratch-off World Map is a great way of getting the same buzz as you go through your travel bucket list and check off the various places you’ve been. Yes, you could get a regular map and... read more