On the surface, bird-watching sounds like a cheap activity. All you really need is a pair of good binoculars, right? Getty images By Lindsay VanSomeren But if you're a true bird nerd, you know that you won't be satisfied with just that. You can spend endless amounts of cash on outdoor hiking gear, GPS
Mérida is the Yucatán Peninsula’s cultural epicenter, a genteel mix of provincial and cosmopolitan with a friendly small-town feel, despite its 777,000 residents. By Margo Pfeiff As a woman traveling alone, I hadn’t expected to feel as comfortable as I explored the city day and night on my late November trip. You’ll find excellent
Art and architecture, created long before us and preserved to last long after us, offer a glimpse of the past – of how people looked, how they lived, what they enjoyed. And these 6 cities gave rise to those creators, to the world’s most legendary architects, painters, sculptors and innovators.
While short distance flights can sometimes seems like really elaborate bus journeys. Long distance flights can quite easily seem like a big burden that needs to be overcome. But, as they say, the journey is the destination, and as long as no one invents a faster way to get from one
In many ways, this purchase is much different than buying a house. Many of us have the same thoughts. I'm tired of: mowing the grass (or, in my case, the weeds) yard work stairs wondering how I'm going to fix the next thing cleaning this big, empty house So, a condo in
Staying comfortable and staying connected away from home can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Credit Lars Leetaru By Geoffrey Morrison I’ve spent most of the last five years traveling across dozens of countries. The question I hear most, by far, is “how can you afford that?” No one believes it’s possible to travel
Thanks to many winters spent driving in the Rockies, the Sierra Nevada and icy New England, we have recommendations to keep you safe and warm on the road. One of the greatest of summer joys — hopping in the car and going for a ride — becomes complicated when temperatures drop
Enjoy an exotic, fun holiday in Morocco in the £200/300s from London. Prices include air and hotel, and many are all inclusive. Click here to see the specials from On The Beach. NOTE: Prices vary depending on departure airport and dates, so try different combinations to find the price you like. NOTE: For our
These hotels and hospitality companies are offering 100% animal-free products and experiences. The travel industry has gone vegan. The five-star Hilton London Bankside hotel has a posh new vegan suite created entirely without animal products. Think cotton carpets and fabrics, plant-based toiletries, pillows made sans animal feathers and the ability to summon
Even retirees need to get away from it all. By Tom Sightings Regular vacations help to keep retirement exciting.(GETTY IMAGES) I REMEMBER, BACK WHEN I was working, I once took a stay-at-home vacation. I took off a whole week to clean out the basement, fix the window frames in the garage and catch up on
Many baby boomers want to travel in retirement and often have a bucket list of destinations. Senior woman looking at Golden torch cactus flower, Arizona, America, USA A recent AARP survey of 889 baby boomers found that they are planning a variety of domestic and international trips over the next five years.
Solo travel is on the increase. In this article, we will try to answer some of your solo travel questions. Who is the solo traveler? Solo travelers came from every part of the population, but studies indicate that solo travelers largely come from two segments of the population. Millenials who are thinking
Puerto Vallarta did not disappoint. If you're thinking about a visit, enjoy this guest article from Forbes Magazine. Casa Velas Puerto Vallarta VELAS RESORTS By Jennifer Kester As the polar vortex barrels down and blasts parts of the U.S. with record-setting low temperatures, it’s time to escape to warmer climes. Consider heading south to Puerto
Traveler videos are not usually very slick, but they can be more informative than the usual sales videos. Sarah Young loves to travel, and her YouTube video of her Baltic Sea cruise gives you a taste of what you can expect. You will travel to: • Copenhagen and Ronne, Denmark Have fun in Denmark!
When you travel these days, being uncomfortable is the last thing you want. This article from Business Insider has some excellent choices to help make your travel day a little easier. Yutong Yuan/Business Insider by Connie Chen The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get
Trips that respect the environment and benefit local people make for particularly enriching breaks, as our picks from Belfast to Costa Rica show. This article originally appeared in The Guardian. Lack for nothing in Ladakh … a local woman at her homestay in the Markha Valley. Photograph: Getty Images Tread lightly in Ladakh,
Book your Amtrak trip at least 14 days in advance and save up to 25%. There's nothing like traveling by train. I was surprised at how quickly I unwound on a train. Your time slows down because there's nothing to do except drink in the scenery. Or sleep. Or eat and drink.
The truth is, solo traveling to another country as a woman is actually not as threatening as it may seem. By: Christy Woodrow While there are some countries where a woman traveling alone will certainly draw more attention, in general a willingness to respect local customs and a cautious awareness of your
Discover Europe: Explore the countryside or a city? Or attend an event? In 2019, art lovers will really find plenty to do. Here are some suggestions for your trip to Europe. 12 months, 12 tips! Deutschland Bauhaus Gebäude in Dessau (picture-alliance/Heritage-Images/A.J. Ainsworth) 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Germany In 2019, the Bauhaus, a
Wondering where to go this winter on a budget? By Reyna Gobel These cities were ranked among the cheapest places to travel based on either airfare alone or total vacation travel price. 1. San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan was noted as having the cheapest vacation package price for hotel and airfare by CheapTickets,
Where are the best RV resorts in the US? Of course, any rating is subjective, but Outdoorsy is a pretty reliable source. No matter what corner of the US you and your RV discover, there are some great RV resorts that you can’t miss. We make it easy, from RV rental to
With life expectancies high and the option of quitting the 9 to 5 early a real possibility for some, finding a place that’s just right for your retirement has never been more important. Whether you dream of sunshine or want to put your savings to good use and find your
Austria’s capital of Vienna was just named the world’s best city to live in for the ninth year in a row. by Talia Avakian Vienna took first place because of its security levels, public transportation, moderate housing costs, and cultural features like famed cafes to musical offerings, according to Mercer’s 20th Quality of Living Survey. The quality of living
I have always been fascinated by Mexico. I remember the first time I saw the Mexican flag. I was at the library, and I saw the flag in a book. It stopped me dead. I mean, look that flag! "An eagle, holding a serpent in its talon, is perched on top of
The Caribbean might be famous for its beaches, but turn your view inwards and discover idyllic interiors with abundant waterfalls, wildlife and national parks. BY ANDREW DOHERTY Today’s travellers, particularly repeat visitors, are seeking unique experiences that allow them to interact with places they go and people they meet,” explains Amanda Charles,
Enjoy a trip to Washington DC from Dublin for as little as £222 roundtrip. Non-stop/direct flights are available for slightly higher fares. The sample fare we've chosen is Monday March 25 - Thursday April 4 2019 which should (no promises!) fall during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Click here to get this fare. Book
Full of exotic animals and rainforests but also child-friendly, Costa Rica is the perfect natural playground for a family adventure. By Jane Dunford It’s dark in the rainforest, the air thick with strange croaks and chirps, and our group moves slowly, following José’s torchlight. As he gestures for us to stop, we
Take a look at the top 10 budget beach hotels, guesthouses and hostels on the Yucatán peninsula, Mexico. by Zora O'Neill Well-known and deservedly popular for its jungle, coast and ancient ruins, the Yucatán peninsula can be a pricey place to stay – unless you pick one of these brilliant budget hotels
With its mild climate, beautiful beaches and inexpensive cuisine (including the wine!), Portugal is a paradise for budget travelers, especially when compared to other destinations in Western Europe. That said, the savviest Cheapos are always looking for new ways to save a few extra euros. If that’s you, you’ve come to
You really don’t have to spend much money at all to enjoy Paris. By Bryan Pirolli Sure, food and a hotel will require a bit of an investment, but if you play your cards right, you can soak up the best Paris has to offer without dropping an extra euro. That’s because there