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Downy Wrinkle Releaser – Say Goodbye to Travel Wrinkles Forever

Downy Wrinkle Releaser – Say Goodbye to Travel Wrinkles Forever

Does Downy’s new wrinkle release product really work like they say it will? It was our challenge to find out. After putting Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus through our rigorous wrinkle challenge, I’m amazed to say, it passed our test with flying colors. This product will be in my travel bag from now on! This could be the end of travel irons, wrestling ironing boards out of hotel room closets, and square creases in all my travel outfits! See for yourself just how Downy Wrinkle Resleaser Plus performed on our very wrinkled test subject.

March 28, 2016 | By More
New DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Still Your Best Travel Companion

New DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Still Your Best Travel Companion

In this age where most everything is turning digital, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Books are still your best travel companion for quick, well researched, destination information. DK Eyewitness Travel has just released their newly redesigned Top 10 Guides in a streamlined size that’s perfect for throwing in your backpack or travel bag. Any avid travelers knows that DK Eyewitness Travel guidebooks have always been well known for their succinct information coupled with lots of maps, photos and illustrations.

February 29, 2016 | By More
Your Ultimate Packing Checklist For Traveling Solo to the Beach

Your Ultimate Packing Checklist For Traveling Solo to the Beach

Your Ultimate Packing Checklist When Traveling Solo in the Beach

“All my bags are packed; I’m ready to go…”

Oh wait, no. Those who are traveling solo for the first time will have all sorts of emotions all at once: excited, anxious, and terrified. I know I have. It’s impossible to not feel all these emotions when you are to embark on an unfamiliar territory.

February 19, 2016 | By More
10 Legendary Scenic Railways in Southern India

10 Legendary Scenic Railways in Southern India

Traveling by train is an experience I cherish! Train journeys allow my mind to travel through the childhood memories I cherish, like the mock trains we used to make by holding on to our friend’s shoulders and chugging along in long lines, or the fights with siblings to get the window seat on real journeys!

The adventure and thrill of train travel has always been an amazing experience! To take this experience further, here is a rundown on the 10 most beautiful & most fascinating train routes that cover enthralling and diverse landscapes in South India.

January 18, 2016 | By More
6 Rental Car Myths Busted – Save A Bundle On Your Next Rental!

6 Rental Car Myths Busted – Save A Bundle On Your Next Rental!

Car Rental Myths That Can Cost You a Bundle – Don’t Believe These Common Myths!

Many people find renting a car to be an intimidating experience. Because they don’t do it every day – only when they are on vacation, planning a business trip, or replacing a car that is in the shop for repairs – they are unsure about what to expect or how much to pay. That’s why there tends to be a lot of rumor, gossip, and outright mis-truths about the car rental industry. Here are six car rental myths that you may have heard about that are simply untrue:

December 9, 2015 | By More
Stress Free Ways to Navigate London

Stress Free Ways to Navigate London

London Transport Advice: We all know London is famous for congestion. Which Mode of Transport will be Best For You?

When it comes to modes of transportation around the capital city of London, there is definitely no shortage of different options to choose from. With buses, the underground, DLR trains, regular trains, bikes, taxis, and even the Thames river cruises, it can be a bit of a task for anyone looking to work out the best transport options. Thankfully, we’ve weighed up the most popular transportation modes in London and have some advice for you.

December 2, 2015 | By More
Safety Tips For Women Traveling To Dubai

Safety Tips For Women Traveling To Dubai

Important Safety Tips for Women Traveling to Dubai .

Dubai is a beautiful destination which travel enthusiasts aspire to visit at least once in their lifetime. This wonderful city beats any place in the Mid-East in terms of its luxury offerings. Whether you wish to enjoy great sightseeing or love art and culture, want to indulge in varied entertainment and fun or relish finest gastronomy and shopping, Dubai never fails to impress. On top of all these, Dubai is an advanced and mostly crime-free city, making it one of the most incredible destinations to travel and explore as a female solo traveler. That said, there are certain things that you should necessarily know before and during your visit to Dubai.

November 6, 2015 | By More
New Electronic Cigarette Regulations – E-Cigs Just Banned From Checked Luggage

New Electronic Cigarette Regulations – E-Cigs Just Banned From Checked Luggage

Heads Up All E-Cigs Users! There are new rules for bringing Battery-powered e-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems on an airplane.The TSA now bans electronic cigarettes or other battery-operated electronic smoking devices in checked bags to protect against in-flight fires.

Here’s what you need to know about taking your electronic cigarettes on an airplane as of November, 2016:

October 30, 2015 | By More
Mexico By Motorcycle, An Adventure Story and Guide – Book Review

Mexico By Motorcycle, An Adventure Story and Guide – Book Review

I recently settled down to read Mexico by Motorcycle…An Adventure Story And Guide, by William Kaliher, and found it to be a terrific guide to travel in Mexico whether it be by two wheels or four.  This free-spirited look at exploring Mexico on two wheels is for everyone who’s ever dreamt of riding off into […]

October 16, 2015 | By More
Sandcastle Hotels Make Debut in the Netherlands

Sandcastle Hotels Make Debut in the Netherlands

Have you ever made a fanciful sandcastle that is so enchanting you wanted to step inside and spend some time? Well now your daydream has become a reality in the Dutch cities of Oss and Sneek. As last winter’s Ice Hotels slowly melted into the landscape, the Dutch came up with a new challenge for their talented ice sculpture artists….create a Sand Hotel for the summer season! Now childhood fantasies are coming true as the world’s first sandscastle hotels, complete with drawbridge and turrets open for occupancy.

October 14, 2015 | By More
Nine Ways To Tour Sydney Without Going Broke

Nine Ways To Tour Sydney Without Going Broke

9 Ways To Save Money While Having A Great Time in Sydney

Sydney is known as one of the most amazing cities in the world, and also one of the most expensive. When visiting Australia, Sydney is a can’t-miss destination, but you don’t necessarily have to break the bank while there. Here are a few tips to help save money while you’re visiting Sydney.

August 31, 2015 | 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
Bolongo Bay Resort’s Adults-Stay-Free Promotion Is Perfect For Friends Getaways This Fall

Bolongo Bay Resort’s Adults-Stay-Free Promotion Is Perfect For Friends Getaways This Fall

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, on the island of St. Thomas, has a September-to-Remember promotion that is perhaps the best friends’ getaway idea that we’ve every heard of – 3 adults stay free with every paying adult! St. Thomas has never been more inviting for an adult getaway than it is with Bolongo Bay Beach Resort’s amazing deal. I think it’s time to text the girlfriends and get a group together!!!

August 17, 2015 | By More
Pampered Pet Getaways To Celebrate National Dog Day in August

Pampered Pet Getaways To Celebrate National Dog Day in August

August is considered to be the dog days of summer, so it’s perfectly appropriate that National Dog Day falls on August 26, 2015. Just as summer temperatures crank up and you and your pooch are in need of a romp at the beach, hotels and inns are treating guests and their doggie pals to some extra special treats.

Here’s a look at some of the best beach getaways for you and your best canine pal this summer.

August 10, 2015 | By More
Beat The Summer Heat At A Dreamy Mountain or Lakeside BnB Inn

Beat The Summer Heat At A Dreamy Mountain or Lakeside BnB Inn

When temperatures reach 90 degrees and above (as they have all across the counntry this week) it’s time to escape to the cool breezes of a dreamy mountain and lakeside B&B to beat the summer heat!

As the heat index rises so too does travelers’ intolerance for uncomfortable travel and steamy summer locals. The search for cooler destinations in magnificent locations becomes top priority during peak summer, and there are plenty of B&B’s situated in mountainous and lakeside regions that definitely fit the bill. Here are a few great properties to check out and check into when planning your next great summer escape.

July 31, 2015 | By More
Best Ways to Connect When Traveling Far From Home

Best Ways to Connect When Traveling Far From Home

New trends in communicating with loved ones when you’re traveling to Mexico, Canada and Across The Pond.   T-Mobile has a great new plan. I arrived home today from a weekend away and look what was waiting for me on the doorstep. Oh the bennies of a blogger’s life.. Okay T-Mobile, you have my full attention! […]

July 21, 2015 | By More
Seaside BnB Inns That Can Be Your Summer Home-Away-From-Home

Seaside BnB Inns That Can Be Your Summer Home-Away-From-Home

Beach-side Bed and Breakfast Inns for the Best Summer Escapes

Travelers, beach season is upon us! When summer temperatures rise, people long for white sand between their toes and a cool ocean breeze on their face. What they don’t crave is the traffic to and from the coast and having a sandy car when the day is done. Why not skip the hassle and stay right on the beach, where you can take in gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while being pampered at a seaside bed and breakfast?

June 26, 2015 | By More
Delta’s New Carry-On Baggage Policy May Just Be A Winner!

Delta’s New Carry-On Baggage Policy May Just Be A Winner!

Delta has announced a new VIP Carry-On Bag Service that is actually free to use (well for now anyway). If you’re like me, one of the most annoying aspects of flying is arriving at your seat only to find the overhead bin packed full with bags dropped off by folks sitting somewhere else. Hey, isn’t that my bin??? We all know that stowing overhead bags slows down the boarding process and blocks the aisles for everyone.

June 8, 2015 | By More
Important Questions To Ask Before Taking A Walking Tour

Important Questions To Ask Before Taking A Walking Tour

Important Questions To Ask Before Signing Up For A Multi-Day Walking Tour

When you travel, wouldn’t you love to view the brilliant countryside up close instead of through a smudgy bus window? This is one of the main advantages of taking a walking tour instead of touring by train or bus. But there are many types of tour companies that offer walking tour experiences. What are the important questions you should ask before signing up for a walking tour? Here are main points you should consider:

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Oceania Marina, Ship Review – Lavish Is Just The Beginning

Oceania Marina, Ship Review – Lavish Is Just The Beginning

Last week I had the privilege of visiting the cruise ship, Oceania Marina, while it was docked in Boston Harbor for a one day port call. My invitation came from Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel), a Boston-based tour company specializing in learning vacations. Road Scholar sets themselves apart in the travel arena by offering in-depth learning experiences, all meals, touring and tipping included pricing, and inspirational travel opportunities worldwide. As part of their Adventures Afloat program, they have contracted with Oceania Cruises to bring the Road Scholar experience aboard a selection of Oceania’s upscale cruises.

May 26, 2015 | By More