5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Vacation

Hurricane season is officially from June 1 through the end of November, peaking late summer through early fall. Whether you are driving, flying and/or cruising, a hurricane, or even the threat of one, can disrupt your travel itinerary. Here are some ways to help “weather the......more

Safari in South Africa

The Call of the Wild If animals and and nature are among your passions as they are among mine, you'll enjoy this quick read about a "typical" day in the bush... Going on safari is definitely the experience of a lifetime. And in South Africa, there are......more

Frommers’ Top 10 Vacation Destinations

Each year, Frommers' editors, authors and experts from around the world sit down to talk about the best cities, islands, beaches and other vacation destinations for the coming year. They aim for a list that steers clear of too-hot spots or places that are so under......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

A Dutch Treat: Top 5 Floral Events in Holland

Tulips are synonymous with Holland. The brightly colored bulbs bloom in all their glory throughout the spring. But visitors who find themselves here during other seasons have discovered that this horticultural haven is a perennial garden. Crocuses, daffodils, yellow narcissi, hyacinths and - my personal favorites......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

Riviera Maya is Big on Little Ones

Kids. Whether you have them, have one on the way, or are simply young at heart, you’ll go loco for Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa. Squeals of delight pervade the family-friendly property, a sprawling all-inclusive resort with a private beach hugging the Caribbean Sea. This wasn’t......more

Flying Just Got Friendlier

New consumer protections for airline passengers take effect New consumer protections for airline passengers established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) went into effect this month, making flying more convenient and hassle-free for air travelers nationwide. The new consumer protections, finalized earlier this......more

Penguin on a Plane

Flying Penguin? Every now and then you stumble upon something silly in cyberspace that just makes you smile. That was the case with this post on Southwest Airlines’ blog which is populated by posts from employees, customers and just plain fans of the......more

Don’t Break the Bank: Tips for Calling Abroad

Here’s the scenario: You’ve just checked in to your hotel at a luxurious European resort, and you’re looking forward to a fun and exciting vacation. You dump your bags on the bed and pull out your cell, eager to call up that great......more

6 Reasons to Take Your Computer on Vacation

Computers have become increasingly powerful and portable. With more and more devices like tablets, netbooks and sliders being introduced that are no larger than a children’s book, it’s completely practical to bring one on your next vacation. Here are a few reasons why: 1.You’ll have......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

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

China – Land of Exotic Beauty

The great land of China has an unrivaled allure. Forever linked to its ancient civilization by venerable treasures such as the Great Wall and Yangtze River, it also boasts the modern, towering skylines and bright city lights of Beijing and Shanghai.......more

How to Save Money on Cruise Ships

You’ve booked and paid for the cruise. Whether low- or high-end, you’ve predetermined your vacation budget. Problem is, many novice cruisers neglect to factor in unexpected and less than obvious costs. Cruise lines are in business to not only encourage loyalty from their guests with their......more