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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Brushing your teeth without water

Brushing your teeth without water

{Single-use toothbrushes that let you brush without water} Anyone who has traveled to a developing country will understand the rigmarole that is teeth-brushing. Because tap water is often unsafe to drink, it’s generally unwise to use that water for cleaning your teeth since although you’ll be spitting, at least a part of what gets into... read more
14 Things To Do Before You Leave Home To Go On Vacation

14 Things To Do Before You Leave Home To Go On Vacation

Vacations might be geared towards relaxing, but the days leading up to a vacation can actually be pretty stressful. Between getting projects wrapped up at the office, organizing your trip, running last minute errands and remembering what to pack, things can all get rather hectic. If you’ll be traveling for a really long time, there’s... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

 {Japanese girls take part in “cosplay” at Harajuku Train Station in Tokyo, Japan. Cosplay or Costume Play is a type of art where people dress to represent characters, often from comic books, cartoons or movies.} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 11/18/11

What’s new ’round the web: week of 11/18/11

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Did you know that in some countries you can be arrested for writing a cheque that bounces, or possessing painkillers (including simple over the counter medicines)? The rules on what’s legal and what’s not aren’t the same around the globe, so if you’re planning... read more
Sleep in an oil rig escape pod

Sleep in an oil rig escape pod

Amsterdam has lots of floating communities – houses or boats moored in place on the canals – but there’s one little community that’s so unusual it’s sure to turn heads: the Capsule Hotel. Made from repurposed life rafts that once belonged to an oil rig, the Capsule Hotel comprises two UFO-shaped pods a little over... read more
7 travel-related uses for safety pins

7 travel-related uses for safety pins

The humble safety pin might not be found on most people’s packing lists but since it weighs virtually nothing and takes up hardly any space, it should be on yours. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Hold together your clothing. Use a safety pin to temporarily hold your shirt/blouse/pants closed in case a button pops... read more
How To Avoid Getting Sick When Flying

How To Avoid Getting Sick When Flying

Sitting in a confined space with hundreds of others for hours on end can really up your chances of picking up germs, and potentially, falling sick. That of course, is the last thing you need when you’re going on an exciting vacation or traveling for work. So how can you avoid getting sick when flying?... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

 {Douaumont Ossuary in Douaumont, France} A memorial housing the remains of French and German soldiers who died in the Battle of Verdun during WWI. read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 11/11/11

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

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Beaches are an obligatory part of a visit to Australia, but many people don’t realize just how different the beaches there are compared to beaches in other parts of the world. Between the sharks, the jellyfish, the strong tides/waves and the harsh sun... read more
Sleeping in the doghouse

Sleeping in the doghouse

If you’re looking for a novel way of putting a “woof” over your head for the night, I may have just the answer, and it’s found in Cottonwood, Idaho. The Dog Park Inn is a bed and breakfast where you sleep in what is essentially the world’s biggest beagle. Now, I’m more of a cat... read more
7 Alternative Products To Help You Get Around Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

7 Alternative Products To Help You Get Around Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

When I read this study which found that a lot of fliers were unhappy with the airlines’ liquid restrictions – some so frustrated they actually smuggled liquids on board – I wasn’t entirely surprised. That little plastic baggie you’re allowed is pretty small, after all. But there’s no need to go breaking the rules. You... read more
Do Candid Camera Campaigns Encourage You To Travel?

Do Candid Camera Campaigns Encourage You To Travel?

Would you be convinced that it’s okay to travel to a potentially dangerous destination just because a bunch of perfect strangers – albeit people from your own country – said it was safe? That, apparently, is what the Mexican Tourism Board is counting on with its “Mexico Taxi Project” – a hidden camera campaign that... read more