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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Holiday Gift Guide For Every Kind Of Traveler

Holiday Gift Guide For Every Kind Of Traveler

Whether you’re searching for a Christmas present for the traveler in your life, or you’re looking to treat yourself to a little something this year, look no further. This year’s Wanderplex holiday gift guide features products and accessories for every kind of traveler – from the parent, to the business traveler to the foodie at... read more
The Ultimate Guide To Finding Great Food When Traveling

The Ultimate Guide To Finding Great Food When Traveling

Have you ever traveled someplace famous for its great food only to sit down to a meal that tasted like a reheated frozen dinner? I have. I was in Italy – the home of pizza and pasta – and after years of hearing about how the dough was fresher, the sauce was richer, and cheese... read more
How to get free wi-fi, traveling with kids & more holiday travel advice from ’round the web

How to get free wi-fi, traveling with kids & more holiday travel advice from ’round the web

Your roundup of the hottest travel links across the net. This week the spotlight is on holiday travel advice: 1. Constant access to the internet is something we’ve all come to expect, but a surprising number of hotels, airports and public spaces continue to charge exorbitant fees for wi-fi. So how can you get around... read more
The Ultimate List Of Thanksgiving Travel Tips

The Ultimate List Of Thanksgiving Travel Tips

The days surrounding Thanksgiving rank as some of the busiest travel days of the year, so if you’ll be heading off to spend the holiday with family, you’d best be prepared to deal with the chaos. Whether you plan to drive or fly, there are a number of things you can do to make sure... read more
The World’s Smallest Camera Tripod

The World’s Smallest Camera Tripod

Isn’t it funny how when you go through people’s facebook photos, you can almost always tell which ones were self-portraits? Generally, those images consist of 90% faces and 10% wonky background and a disproportionately fat arm extending into the foreground to hold the camera. Not exactly a good look. Unfortunately, the alternative way of taking... read more
Photo of the week: Bhutanese Monks

Photo of the week: Bhutanese Monks

{Novice monks in Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan} read more
How To Water Plants While You Travel

How To Water Plants While You Travel

Lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of buying houseplants. As the long Chicago winter approaches, I think it would be nice to be surrounded by some greenery. There’s just one problem though – I’m terrible at keeping plants alive. For whatever reason, I only remember to water plants once they’ve turned brown and droopy,... read more
Traveling with food allergies, iphoneography tips & more from ’round the web

Traveling with food allergies, iphoneography tips & more from ’round the web

1. If you have a food allergy, traveling can be anything from a frightening to a potentially life-threatening ordeal – all it takes is one bite of a peanut or some shellfish and you could be on your way to the emergency room. So how do you navigate the potential minefield that is a foreign... read more
Wine Tumblers For Your Picnic Basket

Wine Tumblers For Your Picnic Basket

One of my favorite ways to dine on a budget when I’m traveling is to make myself a picnic. I simply head to the local deli and pick up some cured meat, fresh bread, a nice cheese, and of course, a bottle of wine – then all I have to do is find the perfect... read more
Traveling With Others? Always Establish A Meeting Point

Traveling With Others? Always Establish A Meeting Point

When you’re traveling with other people (and especially with kids) it’s always a good idea to set up a meeting point. What’s this? It’s basically a location where you agree to rendezvous if you ever get separated from each other. You might be visiting a crowded marketplace, a bustling theme park or even going your... read more
Photo of the week: Chocolate Hills

Photo of the week: Chocolate Hills

{The Chocolate Hills, located in the Bohol Province of the Philippines, are a natural land formation made up of more than 1200 hills or mounds. The hills are made of limestone but are topped with grass which turns brown during the country’s dry season, hence the name “Chocolate” Hills}   read more
Baby-free flights, booking activities online & more from ’round the web

Baby-free flights, booking activities online & more from ’round the web

1. There’s nothing worse then hopping on a long haul flight to discover you’re sitting right around the corner from a screaming baby – all hopes of getting any work done or trying to sleep go right out the window. Some airlines are starting to take heed, with AirAsia announcing that it will start offering... read more