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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A Simple Tip For Organizing Your Inflight Essentials

A Simple Tip For Organizing Your Inflight Essentials

We’ve all had this experience boarding a plane: you’re filing down the aisle trying to get to your seat (as fast as you can in order to claim that precious overhead bin space) when the person in front of you stops at their seat for what seems like forever. Slowly, they unload all the miscellanea... read more
Why Pre-Booking Your Whole Trip Is A Bad Idea

Why Pre-Booking Your Whole Trip Is A Bad Idea

You’re going on vacation and you’ve booked your flights, overland travel, and all your accommodation. You’ve scheduled tours to guide you through the sights and you’ve planned out all the stuff you’re going to see on your own. You’re so organized you’ve even figured out where you’ll be eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day... read more
What to do if you’re late for a flight & more from ’round the web

What to do if you’re late for a flight & more from ’round the web

1. What happens if you’re on your way to catch a flight and your car breaks down halfway to the airport, causing you to run late? Do you understand how airlines handle passengers who are cutting it close to their departure time? This article outlines important airline rules you should be aware of, including why... read more
10 Ways To Deal With Homesickness Now

10 Ways To Deal With Homesickness Now

Whether you’re traveling by yourself for the first time, spending a semester at a university abroad, or going on an extended round-the-world trip, chances are high that at some point you’ll be faced with a bout of homesickness. While it’s perfectly natural and normal to miss the familiar faces and comforts of home, if you... read more
Road Test Your Clothes Before You Travel

Road Test Your Clothes Before You Travel

It’s mighty tempting to go out and buy new clothes before a vacation. After all, planning for a trip is a big part of the fun, and it’s exciting to dream up outfits for your upcoming adventures. But buying and packing brand new clothes is not necessarily a good idea, and here’s why. Have you... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{St James Beach, Cape Town, South Africa} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 09/21/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 09/21/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. You’ve no doubt seen the Korean music video, Gangnam Style, that’s taken the world by storm (if not, watch it here) but what you might not know is that Gangnam is a real place in South Korea that you can visit – and... read more
The Foldable Toothbrush

The Foldable Toothbrush

If there’s one thing you’re going to pack on every single trip you take – no matter where you go or how long you’re away – it’s your toothbrush. But have you spent any time thinking about how you pack it? If you’re like most people, you probably just toss it in a toiletry bag... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{The Longmen Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Henan Province, China} read more
Would you steal ancient relics?

Would you steal ancient relics?

You probably consider yourself a law-abiding citizen who would never do anything so brazen as to steal a piece of a country’s heritage. Walk off with one of Michelangelo’s sculptures? Of course not. Slip a painting off an art gallery wall? Never. When you think about stealing art and artifacts on such a large scale,... read more
The Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars is a stretch of land in the Southeast Asian country of Laos that is scattered with mysterious stone jars that are at least 2,000 years old. The jars are primarily carved out of sandstone and are enormous: most weigh between 600kg and 1 ton, although jars up to 14 tons in... read more
The most visited site in Athens? It's not the Acropolis.

The most visited site in Athens? It’s not the Acropolis.

If you’ve spent any time traveling over the past couple of years, you may have noticed how the global economic downturn has pushed cultural events off the calendar. Festivals are cancelled or downsized, museums are closed or suffer irregular opening hours and work on archaeological sites all but comes to a halt. As a tourist,... read more