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Love is in the air. But, do work schedules, kids’ appointments or the never-ending alerts sounding off from your smartphone have you and your loved one running circles around each another? Maybe it’s time to stop, take a deep breath and get back to basics this Valentine’s Day. If you’re not sure how, let Cupid […]
While excitedly packing up for a cruise vacation, most of us have asked ourselves, “Can I take wine or alcohol on a cruise?” For years the answer has been no, but increasingly that is changing. We’ve found 13 major cruise lines that now say, yes you can. Half the charm of booking a balcony cabin […]
We’ll make sure you look for love in all the right places with – A Dozen Red-Hot Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Has Valentine’s Day been reduced to grabbing a box of chocolates off the store shelf and picking up a cello-wrapped bouquet of flowers at the grocery checkout line? Confess, romance has taken second […]
I am so happy to be back in Alsace, especially here in Strasbourg. I have not been here since the 90’s when while teaching at Boston Latin Academy, I was part of a French teacher exchange hosted by the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Strasbourg Sister City Association of which I am a trustee. This […]
TSA screenings continue to be a hot topic as it seems hardly a day goes by without a fresh video appearing featuring a traumatized traveler getting a very personal pat down and inspection by airport security. Most disturbing are the pictures of toddlers being reduced to tears as they go through the screening process. It […]
But to-die is the last thing you’ll want to do in these ultra-swanky celebrity vacation homes. Here’s a fun infographic from the vacation rental site FlipKey with fascinating facts and descriptions of celebrities’ eye-popping getaway homes. Read it and swoon!
When I graduated school, like many of my generation, I had no idea where I wanted to go. No aspirations on what I wanted to be. A friend suggested that volunteering abroad teaching English as a foreign language could help me get away from my problems and get a fresh perspective on things. I had […]
Without a doubt, Lonely Planet has become one of my favorite go-to publishers for entertaining travel books. We all know they publish terrific travel guides, but now they also have a series of really wonderful ‘coffee table’ travel books. Recently they released a number of extraordinary books that will tempt you to keep a copy […]
The World’s Five Most Beautiful Vineyards A holiday to a wine resort is one sure-fire way of guaranteeing a good time. Wine inexplicably tastes better when you’re drinking it whilst admiring the vines that created it. Of course, with good wine, comes good food and luxurious accommodation. And then there’s the educational aspect of […]
Prehistoric Britain – Great places to take the kids fossil hunting If you’re looking for a bit of a different family outing next summer, why not go fossil hunting? The UK is absolutely packed to the rafters with fossils and it isn’t just trained archaeologists that can go hunting for them – you too can […]
If you are looking for something unique this Christmas but really don’t fancy slogging it out on Oxford Street, why not enjoy your shopping with some of these magical festive experiences at the best Christmas Markets in the UK. London Southbank This market always offers a festive log cabin experience. Why not take a trip […]
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Here’s an infographic with some very entertaining fun-facts about how we celebrate the day.
Here’s a rundown of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that have appeared in our in-box. While everyone else is fighting the crowds at the malls trying to save a few dollars, smart travelers will land some of the best travel deals of the winter, saving hundreds of dollars. Major hotel companies, airlines […]
What’s New In Top Communication Devices and Apps for Travellers Keeping in touch is never more important than when travelling far from home, and thankfully, it has never been easier or cheaper to do. The latest travel communication apps and devices not only help you talk, send pictures and texts, but they also help you […]
A great picture is the best souvenir you can bring back from your travels to someone at home. No other souvenir can spell the culture of your travel destination as eloquently as a photo can. However, you cannot just go around snapping pictures of everything you see; there’s a certain photo etiquette that you should […]
Now in its 4th year, this is a promotion I look forward to spreading the news about each year. On November 11th (Veteran’s Day) more than 1,000 Bed and Breakfasts across the United States and Canada are offering Vets a free night’s stay. The 4th Annual B&Bs for Vets program honors men and women who […]
When my husband and I first moved to Germany we searched for that typical German town with ‘gingerbread houses’ and an old mystical feel to it. After realizing most of that was in Bavaria, hours away from our house in Rheinland Pfalz, we stumbled upon the Mosel River. A 30-minute ride from our house through […]
Amsterdam for Amateurs: How to Stay Safe When you think about cities where “anything goes,” chances are Amsterdam is among the first that comes to mind. Amsterdam tends to be far more lax when it comes to drug use, prostitution and other activities compared to other cities, either turning a blind eye or allowing things […]
All of my favorites are included! Just in time for the new iPhone 5, free apps for the very ‘best of ‘ are being offered free of charge for Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, and Rome by Lonely Planet, one the most respected travel publishers in the world. Lonely Planet has earned the reputation of […]
Luxury hotel group Real Resorts in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico have shared one of their prized culture inspired recipes with us: Mayan Style Grilled Fish Steaks (aka Tkinxic). In recognition of the importance of the Mayan Calendar in 2012, Real Resorts are presenting a Mayan Culinary Festival in each of their four all-inclusive […]