When travelers who prefer a vegetarian lifestyle go on vacation, it’s often challenging to locate nearby restaurants that offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menus. With the whole country seemingly focused on obesity and healthy living, the trend toward vegetarian and vegan lifestyles have skyrocketed. Food items that were once relegated to small dark corners of grocery stores, now occupy prominent and expansive displays. New diet programs encourage us to eat raw, eat local, eat green, eat organic, and to embrace plant-based menus.
A Traveler’s Guide For Staying Safe and Healthy in India
It’s no secret that India is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. In 2011 alone, 6.29 million foreign tourists visited the subcontinent according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. India is an especially popular travel destination among U.S. Americans who in fact comprise 16% of all foreign travelers.
Whether you intend to backpack through the country or stay at a luxurious resort at the beach, you should plan your trip in advance and take several precautions to remain safe and sound during your journey.
Don’t even think about lighting up that cigarette or cigar on your cabin’s balcony, my friend – not even that fancy e-cigarette! The number of cruise lines who have banned smoking on all balconies is growing. In the coming months Disney Cruise Line, Seabourn, P&O and Cunard’s three Queens will all be joining smoke-free balcony the club.
I vividly remember sailing through the coastal waters of Alaska, dazzled by the pristine beauty but choking on the cigarette smoke wafting over from the balconies on either side of our cabin. I was not a happy sailor, so I enthusiastically applaud the cruise lines for taking this step.
Pamukkale means Cotton Castle in Turkish. This is a place where hot calcium- laden waters spring from the ground, fall over a cliff and form magnificent shining white terraces and pools filled with warm water. In this place of natural beauty, Roman royalty once created at spa center in the second century BC. They built the spa city of Hierapolis around a holy hot-water spring. The Sacred Pool is still present today and travelers can bathe there for a fee.
Calcium carbonate, also known as travertine, is created with the reaction of calcium to hydrogen carbonate, which are present in the water. This makes the whole area brilliantly white and the sediment has created the pool formations.
Worried about booking a vacation or honeymoon during the 2011 hurricane season? We’ve got the solution. While we can’t chase hurricanes away, you can book your getaway at one of a number of resorts in the Caribbean and Florida that offer money back refunds if a hurricane comes calling.
Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Floods, Oh My –
Strikes, Unrest and Bankruptcies, Oh No –
Allergies, Illness and Accidents, Enough!
As hurricane season fires up in the Atlantic, it reminds us that the prudent among us invest in Travel Insurance to protect their hard earned vacation dollars.
I’ve just put a sample pack from Neutrogena to the ‘travel test’ and I have to say I loved these new products. Don’t you just hate slathering on sunblock and feeling like a sticky, greasy mess? Neutrogena seems to have the perfect solution. I’ve always been a fan of Neutrogena sunblock products for their broad spectrum UVA and […]
The number of Travel Apps being introduced to the mobile marketplace is astounding. It seems every day our ‘Wicked Good’ email box is filled with news of Apps just begging for a try out. Since neither Linda or I have an iPhone, we usually have to wait for the Android and Blackberry version to come along – which means […]
One of the best things about the modern world is the spread of cultures. You can easily find a dozen or more restaurants serving foreign food in any large city. Before a trip to Greece for instance, why not visit a local Greek restaurant to familiarize yourself with the cuisine? Make sure it’s as authentic as possible
Travel clinics can be nearly impossible to find when you’re flying from one destination to another. And heaven knows, airport travel these days raises our stress levels and plays havoc with our inner systems. Whether it’s an ear ache from altitude change, stomach distress from unfamiliar foods, swollen legs from sitting too long, or an unexpected ailment that catches up with us, it has always been challenging to find medical attention while transiting through airports. That’s all about to change thanks to Concentra Urgent Care Centers who are providing travelers with convenient, affordable medical attention at airport locations.
Here are easy guidelines for understanding airline carry on restrictions and determining what things you can carry on an airplane. TSA regulations change from time to time and you should always check the TSA Website for final word, but here are answers to the most asked questions about carry on regulations in the United States.
Caution: We’ve just read a report that Germany is in the grips of a large and dangerous E. coli outbreak that has already infected over 1,000 people and has resulted in at least 18 deaths. It is expected that E. coli infections will continue to spread throughout Europe and that more deaths are likely. Cucumbers […]
Massachusetts General Hospital has been a leader in progressive medicine for decades and now they have developed an iPhone App to help travelers immediately locate the nearest emergency room. The free App, which is available for download at the iTunes Store, is called FindER. The application identifies the user’s location and then shows all of […]
More and more travelers are becoming wary of the new TSA X-Ray screening machines that are being proliferated throughout our airports. To help travelers maintain some semblance of privacy, several companies have begun producing underwear with strategically positioned patches that block x-rays and prevents the traveler’s ‘privates’ from being revealed to airport screeners. BUT beware, […]
Hyatt Hotels wants to be your bug-free choice for your next lodging stay whether it’s the microscopic variety or ones with 4 legs. If all the news of hidden germs on surfaces of hotels rooms has you cringing, you’ll be glad to know the solution may be as close as your nearest Hyatt Hotel. Hyatt […]
I don’t know about you, but the recent reports of increased bed bug activity in major hotels throughout the world has got me completely creeped out. And it will apparently take way more than prayer to keep you safe from itchy bed bug bites. Just a few days ago the EPA announced that bed bug […]
Today the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) released it’s annual report of the dirtiest beaches in the United States. In the 60’s we “Loved That Dirty Water”, but today we expect to swim at safe clean waterfronts. The NRDC keeps careful records of all water testings and beach closures throughout the United States to monitor […]
Linda and I are just back from Paris and are pleased to report that the number of gypsies and shady characters lurking about tourist attractions seem to be on the decline this year. But it pays to be ever vigilant! Here are the tricks we experienced on our trip: #1, A young person approaches you […]