There is so much of the world left to see, and so little time to do it. I have to rein in my enthusiasm for travel. Although I didn't say anything, I was already thinking about our next trip as we were leaving London on our last trip. My wife is
We spent two days in Siena, Italy. It was the off season during holy week, so there weren't a lot of people around, but enough that it didn't look like a ghost town. We arrived late in the day, and by the time we found our hotel and got settled in,
With a little work, I saved $700 on air fare. I am constantly looking at airfares to find the cheapest flights. Lately I have been a little fixated on the Canary Islands, mainly because it is so cheap to get there from just about any place in Europe. Not to mention that
The chances are pretty good that when you travel by plane, public transport, or in a hired car, something is going to annoy you. You're not alone. Traveling gives you the opportunity to learn about new cultures, eat different foods and explore some of the most beautiful places on earth. And thanks
10 Emerging Places to Visit in Europe For a Crowd-Free Vacation By Jamie Ditaranto This article was originally published by Smarter Travel. As the relentless crowds flock to major tourist sites in cities like Paris and Venice, travelers need to face the truth—we’re wearing each other (and the cities we’re visiting) out. It’s
London and Paris woo American millennials with first ever joint marketing campaign. For the first time ever, London and Paris are joining forces to show how easy it is to discover both as one amazing destination using the Eurostar which takes travellers between the city centres in just two hours 15
It's not unusual to ask, "How safe is my airline?" The number of fatalities attributed to air travel has been declining rapidly over the past 30 years. Considering that the number of flights and passenger miles has increased nearly as quickly, the actual rate of fatalities continues to fall dramatically, by
What is PIA and why do I need it? Because every time you go online, your information is exposed. I use PIA on all my devices, including my phone. PIA is my choice of VPN (Virtual Private Network) because it does everything I want it to, without tracking my activities online,
Psychedelic images of Salar de Uyuni, South America’s most surreal landscape. By Jen-Rose Smith With an ancient island of giant cacti, boiling mud pools, and hotels made entirely from salt, Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni looks like something from a fever dream. The world’s largest salt flat might be one of Bolivia's most popular
The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) carry-on rules can be confusing and do sometimes change. And sometimes it seems weird that you can bring some things in your carry-on baggage right on to the plane (like dry ice – you can bring that in your carry-on!). Here are answers to five common
I had never heard of a repositioning cruise until The Travelling Boomer posted about it. Paul Marshman writes an excellent blog, one that's a must-read for me. Full disclosure. I am not a big fan of cruises for a number of reasons. My style of travel is more seat of the pants.
Copenhagen is Best in Travel. Effortlessly cool Copenhagen is known for its striking spires, cutting-edge design and cycle-friendly streets. Every year Lonely Planet lists the hottest must-visit destinations, and in 2019, Copenhagen comes out on top as the number one in the city destination category. The avid travelers at Lonely Planet have
Here are a few tips that will make your trip a little bit more bearable. Mind What You Eat The kind of food you pick on the plane will determine how you feel through the trip. It is scientifically proven that insulin helps reduce jet lag which is a good thing. This
Unfortunately, our visit to Palermo was much too short. This video was taken at Seven Restaurant atop the Hotel Ambasciatori, Via Roma, 111 90133, Palermo. We flew from Malta to Palermo where we picked up our rental car, an Alfa Romeo Giulia. We found our Airbnb without much trouble. It was located in the central
From sandy beaches and lighthouse-topped cliffs to views of the Jurassic Coast, the Devon coastline offers many perfect locations for a seaside walk. Often remembered for its amusement arcades and lurid fairground lights, the British seaside gets a bad rep. But with a coastline of sublime cliffs, picturesque beaches and island-dotted
Have you ever been bored at an airport and wandered through the newstands and gift shops? That stuff is expensive! Zoonie Travel is always on the lookout for bargains, whether it's airfares, hotels, vacations, clothing, etc. So, we're always happy when we find travel gizmos and things at an affordable price. And
A new generation of polar cruise ships now being readied will open fresh cruise territory, make it possible to go deeper and longer into arctic areas or to sail at times of the year never before attempted. By Tom Stieghorst A prime example is the National Geographic Endurance, which was detailed recently
If you're looking for a break from the cold and snow, it doesn't get much better than Gran Canaria. Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands, a part of Spain off the west coast of Africa. It's always summer with temperatures in the 70s and low 80s year round. Although
Americans are notorious for not taking time off. I don't know if we're the worst in the world, but we're probably in the top five. 54% of us did not take all of our allotted time of, yet 96% of Americans think vacations are a good thing. Why 4% wouldn't
Ready to summer somewhere new? Pack your sunglasses and your best camera and start working your way through our list of alternative summer destinations. By Stine Gjevnøe Sørensen Skip the crowds this summer and try a road less traveled – and way more interesting. From the world’s highest-altitude capital city to an obscure
Consistently rated as one of the top 10 vacation places in the world, Cape Breton Island is a short three hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax (YYZ) has regularly scheduled air service by United, Porter, Air Canada and WestJet and is a short 2 hour flight from New
Nova Scotia has a special place in my heart. I always suggest this beautiful province as a vacation destination whenever I can. I hope this video will tempt you to visit Nova Scotia this year.
Do you ever feel guilty about taking a vacation? It is a pretty common feeling, and there are many reasons fro it. Maybe you needed a break and just had to get away, leaving things behind that should have been done. Or, you have a job that doesn't really encourage vacation
If you're looking for a wonderful vacation spot, look no further than Nova Scotia. Beautiful, cosmopolitan, and affordable. At the time of this posting, the US dollar was worth about $1.30 in Canada. And it's easy to get there. Just under two hours by air from Boston or New York. XE Currency
Here in America, it is extremely difficult to take more than a week off from work, despite the proven benefits to both workers and employers. When I asked for 12 days off, people looked at me like I was off my rocker. I eventually did get the time off, but
Some people like all-inclusive destinations, others don't. There is something to be said for just being able to make your booking and knowing that you don't have to worry about arranging all the details - breakfast, lunch and dinner, what do, how to arrange your excursions, etc. And, all-inclusives have gotten a
This is my favorite piece of luggage. Here's a picture of my bag. I love the color orange. Unfortunately, they don't make the orange one any more, but it comes in a bunch of different colors. First, it's a backpack. It's comfortable to carry while you're walking, and it holds a lot.
Canada is pretty much synonymous with winter. No, it's not winter all year round, but, depending where you are in the country, it can be cold for a very long time. So, Canadians learn how to deal with it, and make the most of it when they can. Matador Network gives
I don't know about you, but I'm usually pretty tired after a vacation. But happily so. Here are some very helpful tips from nextavenue to help you make that vacation something that will always give you pleasant memories.
By Carla Herreria When we imagine the most blissful part of our vacation, we picture ourselves sipping coconut cocktails at a barefoot bar or stumbling across an enchanting waterfall. But the happiest part of your vacation actually happens way before you ever step foot in your destination. According to a 2010 study published in