Unique Vacation Ideas

Discover North Cyprus – Untouched Gem of the Mediterranean

Discover North Cyprus – Untouched Gem of the Mediterranean

In stark contrast to most other parts of the Mediterranean, North Cyprus is a comparably untouched gem. While that is partially due to the politics of the region itself, for holiday-goers it presents a unique opportunity to enjoy the Mediterranean as it once was.

While North Cyprus in itself is actually rather small (encompassing about 38% of the island), there is certainly a lot to see there. Southern Cyprus in Greek, while Northern Cyprus is Turkish. From calm and sandy beaches to numerous architectural marvels, North Cyprus is a unique and interesting place to visit.

May 27, 2016 | By More
World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts – Vacation Like A Superstar!

World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts – Vacation Like A Superstar!

It would seem that media superstars know a thing or two about glamorous experiences and luxury surroundings. After all, if you had mega-millions at your disposal, you’d definitely have a taste for the finest luxury goods and most breathtaking settings. So it should be no surprise that many media celebrities have purchased resort properties to reflect their personal vision of resort utopia. While some have failed, many have succeeded in becoming the most glamorous and sought after resort properties in the world.

Here’s a look at The World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts

May 20, 2016 | By More

Good To Know

Help, My Passport Is Missing!  4 Easy Steps To Replace Your Passport

Help, My Passport Is Missing! 4 Easy Steps To Replace Your Passport

As I pack for a fun international trip, there’s always a twitching worry at the back of my mind…”what if I loose my passport?” Its a worry that we’ve all had at one time or another and I know I should be prepared in advance, but I need someone to go over the basics and make it simple for me. Fortunately now that we’re in the digital age, there are advancements that make it easier than ever to replace a missing passport.

So here, my friends, is our guide for:
What To Do If Your Passport is Lost or Stolen. Easy Steps To Recovery.

May 17, 2016 | By More
Can You Guess The Top 10 National Parks in America?

Can You Guess The Top 10 National Parks in America?

America’s National Park Service is celebrating 100 Years of protecting the country’s most precious and awe-inspiring scenery while welcoming visitors to experience their grandeur. In 2015, more than 300 million visitors enjoyed the beauty and history of our National Parks and this year promises to be even more popular. On August 25, 2016 the National Park Service will commemorate its official anniversary as they celebrate across the country with free admission and special events from 8/25-28.

How many of our National Parks have you visited, and can you guess what the top 10 most visited parks are? Here they are in order of popularity:

April 26, 2016 | By More

Just Back Trip Reports

Backpacking Through Thailand My Story of Self-Discovery

Backpacking Through Thailand My Story of Self-Discovery

If you asked me why I was planning to travel through Thailand a year ago, I would have spouted off some nonsense about the beauty of the earth, the people, and the spirituality of traveling alone and having a grand adventure. I had ideals and I was certain that I was an open-minded, easy-going individual, and that I would be welcomed into the fold. I thought I was rugged enough to withstand primitive accommodations, and that I could have an experience that I would remember forever. On my trip however, all of my misconceptions about myself went out the window; I had to reshape my own opinion of myself, and I learned a few things.

Let me share them.

May 24, 2016 | By More
New Caledonia Trip Report, A French Paradise in the South Pacific

New Caledonia Trip Report, A French Paradise in the South Pacific

I discovered New Caledonia when searching for a perfect honeymoon destination. It was the closest to the image of a perfect tropical paradise I had in my head. It is also heavily influenced by French culture, including cuisine and architecture, so discovering New Caledonia was like Paris, the city of love, only with heavenly beaches and turquoise seas. I could not have imagined a better combination, so that’s where we spent our honeymoon.

Naturally, I wanted to make sure we made the best of our experience there, and I’m sharing my tips and insights to help you do the same.

May 2, 2016 | By More

Latest Travel Trends

Europe’s Most Celebrated Festivals, Month by Month

Europe’s Most Celebrated Festivals, Month by Month

Surely nowhere else on earth are there as many celebratory festivals as there are in Europe each year. For centuries local cultures have gathered to honor and celebrate everything from gaming competitions to religious holidays, to cultural traditions and even an abundance of beloved food items. The result is a kaleidoscope of festivals worthy of your participation.

Here’s a look at some of Europe’s most popular festival gatherings month by month:

April 29, 2016 | By More
Luxurious BnB Getaways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Luxurious BnB Getaways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Spoil Mom this Season! Celebrate Mother’s Day the BnB Way!

Mom’s big day is on its way, so there’s no time like the present to start thinking of a gift that you know she would want to get. At inns across the country, mothers can indulge in weekend escapes and enticing events with family and friends that really show her just how much she’s loved.

April 25, 2016 | By More

Wellness Beyond Borders

A Wealth of Pampering Options Await Downunder in Australia

A Wealth of Pampering Options Await Downunder in Australia

Wealth of pampering options for healthy holiday in Australia

Holidays are no longer just some time spent by having fun and simply resting. Due to the hasty life pace, people are turning to vacations that are favorable for their health, both physical and mental. And as a country that covers an entire continent, Australia is rich with beautiful nature, urban cities and rural landscapes, where you can find wealth of pampering options. Eastern shore of the continent is especially filled with spa resorts and it is becoming a popular choice not only for Australian citizens. Everything from pure pampering, beauty treatments to personal empowerment can be found in Aussie’s spa wonderland. Let’s dive in deeper in the possibilities of such vacation.

March 23, 2016 | By More
Best Year-Round Trails For Mountain Bike Junkies

Best Year-Round Trails For Mountain Bike Junkies

For Mountain Bike Junkies: Best Places for Year-Round Trails

If you’re a mountain biker, chances are you’re insatiable. You love the feeling of conquering a challenging trail, no matter how high up. But even you aren’t masochistic enough to try mountain biking in the freezing cold and risk running over an icy spot. Luckily, there are a number of different areas you can bike in year-round.

December 28, 2015 | By More

Family Travel

Play Fair New York – The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

Play Fair New York – The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

Play Fair in New York Is The Ultimate Play and Toy Experience, Consider It The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play

In early February, WickedGoodTravelTips was invited to attend the first annual Play Fair and Toy Fair (http://playfairny.com and http://toyfairny.com) at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. With my husband and son in tow, I headed to Manhattan on the coldest day of the year so far. This experience was like being a kid in a candy store, but instead of candy, there were toys, play activities, and everyone’s favorite characters from favorite shows, plus so much more. If you have children, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

March 21, 2016 | By More
6 Places To Make Magical Family Memories in Toronto

6 Places To Make Magical Family Memories in Toronto

Top 6 Amazing Places for a Families to Visit in Toronto

Toronto is the right place for your family vacation with lots of exciting places for families to visit. Toronto is a green city with lots and lots of parks, gardens and children’s playgrounds. All of them are in apple-pie order. You can also visit the wilder part of nature. Many parks are naturally wild, looking like forests. You can meet deer, foxes, beavers there on a condition you are attentive. On the tamer side, there are cultural city parks, with a nice lawn, picnic tables, and never-ending pathways. You can meet lots of local people there, walking, playing and admiring nature at its best. Which of them will suit you the most? Here’s a look at the best family friendly open spaces in Toronto:

March 14, 2016 | By More

Taste Of Our Travels

Best Lobster Shacks in New England and Their Secret Recipes Revealed

Best Lobster Shacks in New England and Their Secret Recipes Revealed

Calling all lobster lovers, it’s time to plan your summer road-trip to sample the best lobster in America! Sure you have your favorite lobster or clam shack that your family has visited for years…. but you could be missing another memorable experience just down the road a piece. Thanks to the updated and revised edition of Lobster Shacks, A Road-Trip Guide to New England’s Best Lobster Joints, finding the best lobster and clam shacks near you is a cinch.

May 11, 2016 | By More
Mugs and Coffee Traditions From Across The Globe

Mugs and Coffee Traditions From Across The Globe

Mugs and Coffee Traditions vary all cross the world and make a fascinating study of our coffee drinking customs.

Everything gets better with coffee. It doesn’t ask questions, it understands, especially during mornings when we’re not even sure how to face the world. Coffee is that one thing that we have in common with the rest of the world. For coffee lovers out there, cups and mugs are the best travel souvenirs. These tokens represent a culture more uniquely and deeply than refrigerator magnets and key chains can ever do.

March 30, 2016 | By More

Cruise News

Luxury River Cruises A Growing Trend In India

Luxury River Cruises A Growing Trend In India

Amazing River Cruises In India Are A Growing Trend

With the success of tourism in India, river cruises are gaining huge popularity. With the best services offered on board and amazing views that surround such an expedition, river cruises are becoming a popular choice for touring. So, it’s time to spend your holidays with great comfort and luxury along with your family, friends or your partner. Let’s check out these Top 5 River Cruises in India that you need to explore!

May 30, 2016 | By More
Who’s Cruising To Cuba in 2016?  Nine Companies Say, We’re Ready!

Who’s Cruising To Cuba in 2016? Nine Companies Say, We’re Ready!

The anticipation and excitement from American travelers wanting to be among the first to tour Cuba (after nearly 50 years) is almost palpable. With the recent thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States, travel companies are expecting increasing demand for tours to Cuba from the United States. And while a limited number of People-to-People land tours have been operating in the past two years, 2016 will be the first year that cruise lines enter the mix. Soon U.S. travelers will be able to board a ship in southern Florida and cruise to Cuba. We’ll take a look at which cruise ships are ready to introduce cruises to Cuba in 2016.

August 24, 2015 | By More