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 12/09/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 12/09/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Taking a vacation around Christmas-time (when you often get extra days off work for free) can seem like a great idea until you realize that while you’re sitting in a sterile hotel room by yourself, everyone else is off with their families, eating,... read more
Nail stickers for manicures on the go

Nail stickers for manicures on the go

Traveling with nail polish is always a risk, especially if there’s air travel involved. Since changes in air pressure cause liquids to go berserk, you could easily arrive at your destination and open your suitcase to find your bright red nail polish has leaked. Everywhere. And let’s face it, that stuff is not coming out... read more
Behold Vietnam's terrifying traffic

Behold Vietnam’s terrifying traffic

I know the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, but lately I’ve become obsessed with time-lapse videos of foreign cities. Filmed over a period of several hours, they really capture the hustle and bustle of a place in a way that photos rarely do and seem to put that fire in... read more
Tips For Stress-Free Travel During The Holiday Season

Tips For Stress-Free Travel During The Holiday Season

Flying can be a hassle at the best of times, but there are two factors that can really make an already annoying situation worse: the congestion that occurs during the holidays when everybody is trying to get home to their families, and the weather delays that are commonplace at this time of year. Those two... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

Photo by Didier Baertschiger.  {Lac Blanc, Chamonix, France} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 12/02/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 12/02/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. If you ever wondered what happens to your baggage after you check it at the airport, you might be shocked to learn the truth. These confessions of an airport baggage handler will give you insight into the reason your bag comes back to... read more
Receiving Mail And Packages On The Road

Receiving Mail And Packages On The Road

A reader recently wrote in asking about the best way to get mail while traveling. She’d been eyeing a travel product online, but was hesitating because she wasn’t sure how to go about getting it delivered while she was on the move. It’s a problem that many long-term travelers will face at some point, and... read more
Holiday gift guide for the traveler who has everything

Holiday gift guide for the traveler who has everything

Buying holiday gifts for people who like to travel poses a number of challenges. Firstly, you don’t want to buy them anything heavy or bulky if they’ll be taking it on the road with them. Next, you’ve got to ensure it’s something they don’t already have (and a frequent traveler probably has all the basics... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Traditional Sega dancers on the beach in Mauritius} read more
Talking travel with Wandering Educators

Talking travel with Wandering Educators

Do you have something that’s holding you back from traveling? Are you struggling to turn your dreams into reality? Or perhaps you’ve taken the leap, but are unsure how to really get under the skin of the local culture and make the most of your trip? If so, I recommend heading on over to the... read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 11/25/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 11/25/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. This is shocking to say the least: a man on a US Airways flight between Anchorage and Philadelphia was forced to stand for seven hours because the obese passenger in the seat beside him spilled into his own chair so much that he... read more
Germany unveils a walkable rollercoaster

Germany unveils a walkable rollercoaster

Maybe I’m just a big scaredy cat but the thought of getting on a rollercoaster – especially a rickety, old, wooden one or anything boasting a vertical loop – sends me into a cold sweat. So it’s perhaps with people like me in mind that German designers have come up with a rollercoaster that is... read more