How To Find The Perfect Souvenir

Souvenirs with meaning Raise your hand if you’ve ever bought a trinket from a trip that you almost immediately forgot about. It’s a common experience! It’s easy to breeze through the duty-free area on your way home and pick up a few (dozen) chocolate bars — and sometimes that is just the right thing to… Continue Reading

Do you know these secrets to savvy packing?

How to pack light like an expert New York Times writer Susan Heller famously said, “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” Even when we have great intentions, it’s easy to overload our suitcases. We wind up dragging a lot of stuff… Continue Reading

Are you a rotten travel companion?

No matter what happens, here’s how you can be the best travel companion Whether you’re going for a couple of weeks or even for months together, there are some foundational things that are critical to making travel with someone else successful.  Ashlea Halpern is an editor at Traveler magazine who recently spent a year globe… Continue Reading

Has this ever happened to you?

How to avoid getting scammed by an online travel agency By now, you’ve probably heard lots of stories of people who purchased tickets or packages online and didn’t get what they thought they were getting. Or, as in the case of Audrey and Brian, an elderly couple from England who got way more than they… Continue Reading

For your next cozy getaway, don’t forget the B&B

There’s no place like home  When I was a kid, the image that came to mind when I heard “bed and breakfast” was one of an old house filled with antiques, soft four-posted beds, a wandering cat or an old sleepy dog on the property, maybe run by a sweet elderly couple. While this image… Continue Reading

Ghostly Gallivanting: a look at the world’s most haunted places

If you’re into encounters of the spine-tingling variety, you’re part of a small but passionate group of travelers. “Paranormal Travel” enthusiasts participate regularly in online forums, and there’s even a small cottage industry that specializes in highlighting travel to spooky destinations. If this interests you or someone you know, here’s a quick list of some… Continue Reading

What you need to know about the Zika virus and travel

Every time we decide to walk out our front door, we’re taking a risk. Seasoned travelers know this. They also know that in most cases, the risks pale in comparison to all there is to gain from getting out and seeing the wide world. That said, your best defense is the best information. Here’s a… Continue Reading