All’s Whale in Massachusetts *** By Andrew T. Der

Waving pectoral flippers in the air while floating on its back for its amazed ocean audience, this magnificent Humpback Whale was the real thing – and only an hour after I left Gloucester Harbor under the watchful gaze of the Gorton’s Fishermen’s Memorial......more

What Language Barrier? *** By Alyssa Villarreal

How to Communicate Abroad When You Don't Speak the Language Jetting off to a foreign country can be exciting and liberating all at once.  It’s like going on an adventure, and the best part of it all is getting lost in the unknown. However, the getting lost part......more

Top 5 Luxury Casinos Around the World *** By Tom Shannon

Each year more and more travelers decide to combine their hobbies and their holidays — and venture out to the most beautiful casino destinations in the world. Here’s an overview of some of the finest. The Casino at the Wynn Macao Resort in China is simply magnificent.......more

10 Exotic Natural Destinations Around the World *** By Vincent Stokes

The world is truly a remarkable place. And with the vast means of transportation – and seamless communication – we have available to us, it keeps getting easier to explore. Here’s a collection of some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and unique natural destinations that beg......more

VIDEO: Five Basics of Puerto Rican Music and Dance *** By Mark Chesnut

Puerto Rico is a hotspot for music lovers, thanks to its diverse musical and dance traditions. An excellent place to sample five important aspects in one night is at the Le Lo Lei Festival, a weekly performance, sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. This VIDEO......more

The Elephant Under the Christmas Tree *** By Stacy Sternberg

For some, the holidays are an extremely joyous time of year. A time for reflection and a chance to take the opportunity to appreciate everything you have and those you love, like Grandma who knitted you a Christmas sweater that will be just perfect for this......more

5 Ways to Prevent Identifty Theft While Traveling

More smart travel tips! These shared with us by guest journalist, Meghan Keane. Identity theft is on everyone's minds these days, and with good reason. Meghan offers some sage advice on how to travel with peace of mind, and identity intact! When you travel, you become much......more

Advice for Smart Travel

We rely on our phones a lot when we're traveling. They help us get from port to port, keep us in touch with home and entertain the kids in the backseat on a long road trip. Now that it's time to head out of town for......more

A Couple Exposes the City of Roses *** By Perry Montoya; photos by Brandi Montoya

Okay, take it now.  I will admit that it is there for the taking.  More, I will gladly give it to you. Indeed, if my “man card” is to be surrendered after an article such as this . . . take it!  I'd......more

Spend a Year in Australia *** By James Cave

A year may sound like a long time, but when you're exploring Australia’s vast and beautiful landscapes, it will seem like weeks! Before you book your flight to Australia, check out this overview of  the best things to see and do in the land down under. Top......more

Argentina, from the Ice to the Vine *** By Dominick and Susan Merle

There she goes!” exclaimed our excitable tour mate from Norway as a thunderous boom emanated from a glacier that looked the size of New Jersey. “Nah, just another false alarm,” our skeptical Scottish observer responded. “All noise and no action.”......more

Into the Blue: Merging Sea and Sky in Cyprus *** By Barbara Barton Sloane

A Zen parable says: “When a fish swims, it swims on and on and there is no end to the water. When a bird flies, it flies on and on and there is no end to the sky.” Here on this ancient island, one enters into......more

Around the World Heritage Sites *** By James Michael Flanagan

...from Angkor Wat to Zanzibar "We shall not cease from exploration and in the end of all the exploring, will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time.” ~ T.S. Eliot On a tour through China a few years ago, my......more

VIDEO: Auckland, New Zealand *** By Mark Shea

In Auckland, Mark took a 'favorite five' tour with Dr Maya, checking out the Mt. Eden lookout, the Parnell French Market, Mt. Eden shopping village, Piha Beach and finally fish and chips at Mission Bay. ......more

In the Lap of Luxury at Sonoma Wine Country Inns *** By Emma and Yuri Krasov

The Pacific was not pacified. Between the strong wind and the deafening sound of rushing waves there was no place for a peaceful stroll on a beach or a picnic under a rock. I had to scramble the initial plan and resort......more

Wiesbaden, a Fairytale Comes to Life *** By Maralyn D. Hill

Little did I expect my e-saver ticket to Frankfurt would lead to Wiesbaden. I was looking for a historic city with impressive architecture, parks, culture, good food and wine. Also, spas and some shopping would be nice. Of course, I only had three......more

Taking “The Impressionists’ Route” to French River Cruising *** By Lou Freed

For an art lover, Canal & Company's seven-day autumn riverboat cruise on France's Oise River may be the perfect getaway for viewing the quaint villages and tranquil landscapes of France. It's a relaxing way to become immersed in the creations of the Impressionist artists, who glorified......more

Without Prior Notice: Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country *** By Stacey Wittig

Do you like surprises? I do. When driving past the golf course at night, I am pleasantly surprised when dark, humped shadows turn into elk cows and calves grazing peacefully. I like the unpredictably of our Arizona sunsets. Would we so admire the hot reds, fuchsias and......more

Cruising the Amazon; A Journey of a Lifetime *** By Ralph Collier

Sell the farm, mortgage the kids, postpone the Botox treatments. Do whatever you have to do to get to the Amazon River in Peru - and five'll get you ten, the adventure of your dreams awaits in that part of the world.......more