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 09/07/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 09/07/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Long haul flights are a challenge at the best of times, but can you imagine making a transcontinental trip with a baby? Plenty of people do and live to tell the tale, but it helps if you’re prepared for the experience. This post... read more
How To Unpack Following A Vacation: A Light-Hearted Guide For The Neurotic Traveler

How To Unpack Following A Vacation: A Light-Hearted Guide For The Neurotic Traveler

As far as I’m convinced, if you’re reading this post, there are only two possible reasons: either you’re a regular reader of this site and clicked on the latest post, or you’re suffering from the same neurotic inability to unpack that I am and googled for help…thus landing here. Because really, when you think about... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Fields of yellow rapeseed growing in Castelluccio, a village in Umbria, Central Italy} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 08/31/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/31/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. French pastries are akin to little works of edible art and if you want to sample the best tarts, gateaux and confections the country has to offer, it helps to know exactly where to go. This article about the most scrumptious pastry shops... read more
Looking at the world through rose (and other) colored glasses

Looking at the world through rose (and other) colored glasses

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got thousands upon thousands of photos stored away on hard drives and memory cards that never see the light of day. The slideshows of our grandparents’ generation and the photo albums of our parents’ generation are now obsolete – and no wonder – there’s no way anyone would want... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Western Deffufa in the ancient city of Kerma, which is located in present day Sudan. The large mud brick structure was part of a religious center belonging to the early African civilization.} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 08/24/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/24/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Would you travel halfway across the world to witness an event that lasted for mere minutes? People who chase eclipses do exactly that, and this post about viewing solar eclipses offers an excellent guide on everything from tracking eclipses to viewing them safely.... read more
Dining with the gods in Athens

Dining with the gods in Athens

If you’ve read some of my other posts about Greece, you’ll know that I’ve pretty much decided that Greek food is akin to ambrosia from the gods. Well what’s cool about the country’s capital, Athens, is that you can not only eat such divine food, you can also eat it right alongside the gods. You... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{Boats crowd along the Ganges River in India} read more
What's new 'round the web: week of 08/17/12

What’s new ’round the web: week of 08/17/12

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net: 1. Here’s a post that’ll send you on a trip down memory-lane: 14 lost travel traditions I wish they’d bring back is a list of travel experiences that have gone the way of cassette tapes and rotary phones. Getting dressed up for flights and... read more
Awakening the palate in Mykonos, Greece

Awakening the palate in Mykonos, Greece

On my recent trip to Greece, I was surprised to find myself falling pretty hard and fast for the local food. I’m the kind of person that’s usually drawn to hot and spicy ethnic cuisines, so although I knew the Mediterranean diet would be healthy, I didn’t expect it to be so flavorful. A large... read more
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

{A beach on the island of Barbados} read more