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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Pastéis de Belém: Lisbon’s Best Pastry

Pastéis de Belém: Lisbon’s Best Pastry

Have you ever eaten something you just can’t stop thinking about? Something that was so good that days, weeks, or even months later it’s still on your mind? I’ve always had a soft spot for custard, but after visiting Portugal I just can’t stop fantasizing about Pastéis de Belém, an egg custard tart made using... read more
8 Surprising Things To See & Do In Aruba

8 Surprising Things To See & Do In Aruba

This post was made possible by Aruba Tourism Authority. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that help make Wanderplex possible. “Same, same, but different.” If you’ve traveled to Thailand, you’ve no doubt heard this funny little phrase that shopkeepers use all the time. It means that what they’re trying... read more
Convento do Carmo: Lisbon's Open-Air Church

Convento do Carmo: Lisbon’s Open-Air Church

I’ve been to hundreds upon hundreds of churches around the world – not because I’m a religious fanatic or anything, but simply because visiting churches is something one seems to do when traveling. Especially when traveling in Europe. There, churches are not just a place to pray – they’re also a rich part of the... read more
5 Things To Do When You Arrive In Any New City

5 Things To Do When You Arrive In Any New City

What’s the first thing you do when you get to your vacation destination? Go out for a celebratory drink? Unpack? Take a nap? While all of those are good ideas, they’re not at the very top of my list of things to do when I arrive in a new city. Here are five things I... read more
Preventing Motion Sickness On A Cruise

Preventing Motion Sickness On A Cruise

Does your stomach get queasy just at the thought of being at sea? Don’t worry; you don’t need to restrict yourself to land adventures. Read on to learn a number of strategies for tackling seasickness, ranging from home remedies to medications to other stomach-easing activities. Preventing Seasickness 1. Move to a stable part of the... read more
In Transit? Learn How To Make The Most Of A Layover

In Transit? Learn How To Make The Most Of A Layover

Sometimes I have only a day – or even just a few hours – to see a city. Whether I’m passing through town during an overland journey or I have a flight that is transiting in the city, figuring out what to see during that short period can be tough. I mean, when you have... read more
The Best Spot On A Cruise Ship For Seasickness Sufferers

The Best Spot On A Cruise Ship For Seasickness Sufferers

Where you situate yourself on a cruise ship can make a big difference in your comfort. You could rock & roll on deck 15 at the bow in the roaring 40s or enjoy a relatively calm ride in the middle of the ship. Not sure what any of that means? Read on to learn all... read more
TED Talk On The Science Of Jet Lag

TED Talk On The Science Of Jet Lag

If there’s one thing that can zap the fun out of a vacation or drain the productivity from a business trip, it’s jet lag. Feeling hungry in the middle of the night, dosing off during the day, and struggling to sleep after dark are just some of the debilitating symptoms associated with hopping on a... read more
Norovirus: What You Need To Know Before Cruising

Norovirus: What You Need To Know Before Cruising

Are you concerned about catching norovirus or other illnesses aboard a cruise ship? Norovirus is almost as widespread as the common cold and has the potential to ruin a few precious travel days if you do not take precautions. I should know – I caught it aboard a cruise ship and was confined to my... read more
What To Bring Home From Your Travels

What To Bring Home From Your Travels

This is a guest post by Kate Stendahl Meier. On my travels I often struggle at markets and in shops because I tend to want to bring home “treasures” for myself and for friends and relatives. Maybe your girlfriend asked for French books for her son. Or your mom’s birthday is coming up and you... read more
Tips For Exploring Cruise Ports On Your Own

Tips For Exploring Cruise Ports On Your Own

You have just gotten off a cruise ship in a foreign country. You are exploring a port on your own for the day having decided not to take a ship-sponsored tour. So what happens next? How you choose to get around can make a big difference in your experience. Here are four transportation options when... read more
Compose Better Travel Photos Using The Rule Of Thirds

Compose Better Travel Photos Using The Rule Of Thirds

You can turn your travel photos from good to great by being aware of a few tricks professional photographers use every day. One of these tricks includes a composition technique known as the Rule of Thirds. Do you always put your subject in the center of your photos? Don’t. Instead, use the Rule of Thirds... read more