One of the most notorious places for panic, disaster, and embarrassment, is at the front of an airport security line. Discover what you can do to prevent yourself from looking ridiculous the next time you decide to travel by plane.
After a couple of cruises, you learn which rooms are best. To save you from making the same trial-and-error mistakes I have, here are my tips on how to pick the best cabin the first time around.
Is flying by JetBlue's A320 worth the price? Does it live up to the hype? I decided to find out for myself and book a flight. This is my review of my experience, including the plane's features, boarding process, interior styling, and entertainment options.
Wondering how to get around Sydney, Australia, without renting a car? Thankfully, there are lots of alternatives to driving, including trains, buses, light rail, Uber, and walking! This article goes over the different modes of public transportation, what’s most convenient, and their cost!
Believe it or not, it's possible to go on a cruise without spending all of your money. Here are my top tips for planning a fantastic cruise vacation without breaking the bank.
Protect your bag from thieves, and make it easier to pick out on the carousel with these five excellent and unique luggage tag options.
This article includes many photos of Norwegian Epic, a unique cruise ship. This ship cruises the Eastern Caribbean and Europe.
If you’re planning to take Amtrak from Chicago Union Station, read the following tips to make the boarding process less confusing, less stressful, and much more manageable.
Don't make the same mistakes when you first ride the Greyhound bus that I did. Save yourself some stress, hassle, and discomfort by checking out the top mistakes I've listed in this article and my advice on how to avoid them.
Avoiding getting sick can be hard, especially when you're in a confined area like a cruise ship. These tips will help keep you as safe as possible whilst cruising.
Worried about how to get around Paris once you get there? Fear not! While Paris is indeed large and intimidating, with a little knowledge and planning you'll be cruising Paris like a local.
Picking the right cruise can be hard, and deciding which cruise line is best suited to your needs can be harder still. In this article, I will share my top five cruise companies and some hints as to which one is right for you.
Many people in the U.S. take their first cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. If you are planning a cruise to Cozumel, use these five tips to make your cruise perfect!
A guide to visiting the Southern Chinese city of Guangzhou from Hong Kong using the Guangzhou–Kowloon Intercity Through Train service.
Long distance rail passenger trips on Amtrak are increasing in popularity. A train provides a unique perspective of American scenery as you roll through it. These tips may help you select an Amtrak route that will work for you.
Travelling to Northern Spain on Brittany Ferries économie service? These tips will help you make the most of your journey. Find out what essential items you need to pack to make sure your trip is a lot more comfortable and enjoyable and you can arrive fresh and relaxed at your destination.
Airport security is challenging for a traveler with a temporary injury. Find recommendations about wheelchair use, crutches, pat-downs, scanners, and how to tip airport special services.
Wicked Campers' painted campervans were popular in Australia before many complaints and investigations. Now Wicked Campers are going global. What can you expect when Wicked Campers come to your town?
Packing for a cruise vacation can be exciting but also a bit confusing for first-time travelers. These cruise essentials make packing a breeze and help you get the most out of the storage space in your cabin.
Amtrak provides passenger service to all of the continental United States, except for Wyoming and South Dakota. They offer many different route options.
Here’s my review of the Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) Breakaway and how it compares to the NCL Gem, one of my favorite ships.
Considering taking Megabus for the first time? Read these ten tips to set yourself up for the best experience possible.
Don't get ripped off by an airline by missing out on compensation from a cancelled or delayed flight. AirHelp is a service that will file a claim against airlines for you, but first find out if it's legit and some important things to be aware of before signing up.
Save time and money by learning how to correctly pack carry-on luggage to use a carry-on only for an extended trip.
Traveling can be a challenge wherever you go, but when you board a cruise ship, knowing these few things can make the trip easier.
Get advice on what to expect when you sail on your first cruise vacation, including what to do during days at sea, in port and more!
I have come up with a list of many things you can do, and recommendations on what not to do, during a commute on public transportation.
Jet blasts at the beach, short runways, steep mountainsides, landing on ice... would you fly to these destinations? Check out this list of the most dangerous airports in the world!
The travel industry has been devastated by the worldwide spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Will things ever return to normal, or is this the new normal?
I always intend to write a blog post review at the end of each cruise and then fail to do it. But this cruise warranted a post as it was our best one yet! Read on to discover what you'll find onboard this ship and what to expect during your 12-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean.
Based on our novice mistakes, we came up with 17 tips that will make your next Disney cruise a better experience for you.
What is there to enjoy at Jewel Changi Airport Singapore? A stunning waterfall, a man-made forest valley, an indoor adventure land, to name but three.
You can take a carry-on and a checked bag onto the Greyhound. Read on to find out additional requirements and to learn a few tips about bringing luggage onto a Greyhound bus.
Brace for emergency landing! Learn about what it is REALLY like to be in an emergency landing situation where the pilot instructs you to BRACE! BRACE! BRACE! This story could very well save your life
Want to make the best of your Baltic cruise? These tips will help you plan your cruise to make the best of every port and your pre- and post-cruise time
Arriving in Venice can be both magical and overwhelming. If flying into Marco Polo Airport, there are various options for reaching Venice, including by train or—more romantically—by water.
The speed and safety of the Shinkansen is unmatched when traveling throughout Japan. And there's no better way to compliment this experience than with a Shinkansen bento.
The Tallahassee, FL, Greyhound bus station is actually one of my favorite Greyhound stations for a number of reasons that only a Greyhound passenger can understand. For example, the bathrooms at this station are actually cleaned on a regular basis! And you can hear the announcements over the PA!
If you're cruising from the Port of Miami and need something to do the day before, this little itinerary will entice you with a quaint area, great beaches, and amazing food suggestions.
Learn how to plan your first cruise vacation, choose a cruise line, pick the perfect cabin, decide on a destination, time of year and more!
Driving in Italy doesn't have to be a nightmare. Check out these tips to make your driving experience in Italy a pleasant one.
Cape Town, South Africa, is continually voted the best tourist city in the world. Understanding the public transport system will enable quick, easy, and inexpensive transport.
If you are tired of fumbling around for all the small items on your cruise vacation (or any trip, really), you will love this hack for pulling and keeping it all together and organized both at home and on board. This is a grab-and-go fix that will make packing a breeze.
So you are taking a trip to Las Vegas, but how will you get around once you arrive? I am here to help you with all your options.
Travelling with a disability can be a tiring and somewhat painful ordeal. Having a chronic illness myself, I'm always wondering if an accessible option is going to be available. Here are some things to consider when taking a cruise holiday with a disability or illness.
You can fly long distance coach or economy class and still be comfortable. Practical tips for surviving long-haul international flight like a pro.
New to cruising? This article is for you. I share some tips that I've learned over the past 18 years of cruising to help you have the best cruise experience.
Information about the KLIA2 terminal in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. How to get there and find airlines, buses, taxis, trains and other facilities.
Taking your first cruise? I will explain some things that I wish I knew before my first cruise that may be helpful. I will also explain some pros and cons of this type of a vacation.
Tips for travel on a Greyhound bus. Best seats, cheapest tickets, best buses, best time to travel on Greyhound, recharging phone on Greyhound, wifi, old buses vs new buses, and priority seating.
Craving caffeine on your cruise, but not sure where to get it? These tips will help you navigate your way to a good cuppa.
Our first cruise was so much fun we signed up for a second journey right away. Here are photos and highlights of a trip to the Mexican Riviera with a secret stowaway named Speedy.
Read details about the different types of waiting lists in IRCTC railway ticket booking. Also, find out about the chances of ticket confirmation for different waiting lists.
There are several ways to make your travel less harried and more successful. Here are tips from a former commercial pilot for air travelers.
If you are considering a cross-country Greyhound bus trip, you probably have quite a few questions about what to expect. This article lists a few of the more important things you should know.
Comparison of aspects of public and private transport systems between the USA and UK; based on my personal experiences of the integrated transport system in England and views expressed by Americans.
In light of what's a very contentious topic on many cruise forums and groups, my goal with this article is to compile accurate facts and data regarding the tipping and prepaid gratuities of cruise ship employees in an unbiased and factual manner.
Here's an illustrated guide showing my experience when I traveled on the world's first solar-powered train in Byron Bay, Australia. Includes facts about the history of the solar train, photos plus information about timetable, fares, souvenirs and the location of stations in Byron Bay.
Flying today is something endured, but rarely enjoyed. It's no wonder that airlines are constantly deluged with complaints and that flight attendants have to deal with angry passengers.
Subways or Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Systems in Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo and Hong Kong are known to be efficient, reliable, safe, and clean. See how Seoul Metro and Taipei MRT fared
I travel full-time and have learned the ins and outs of the Greyhound bus trip process from check-in to baggage to boarding to bathrooms. This article lists tips and advice that will help make your first greyhound bus trip a safe and comfortable success.
Buy food on AirAsia in advance for better discount and choice. AirAsia meal varieties are many and can be confusing. This review will help you pick the right in-flight meal menu for you.
Almost all major cruise lines have champagne art auctions, especially on days at sea. But is the work valuable? Is it real? What are the different types? How do I buy good pieces?
How do you choose a boat's name? Many factors influence this choice, and it can be hard to decide on the right name. Here are a few suggestions to help you through.
Find out a few simple things that you can do to make sure that you have the safest trip possible while riding the Greyhound bus.
Ahoy there, my fellow cruisers! Embarkation day can be stressful, but it doesn't need to be. In this article, I'll tell you what to expect and share some tips to help make the first day of your cruise holiday a breeze. So sit back and enjoy!
Whether you're arriving, leaving or simply in transit, Singapore's Changi Airport is designed to help while away the time. From butterflies to giant slides and food courts to doctor fish, you'll find something to keep you busy while waiting for your flight.
Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city worth a visit for those living in or visiting Portland, OR. One economical and relaxing way to travel to Vancouver is by taking the Amtrak Cascades train.
Amtrak is a unique travel experience, but some travelers come away from their trip dissatisfied because they start out expecting way more than Amtrak can possibly deliver. For an Amtrak trip, especially an overnight trip, it's important to embark with the right frame of mind, ready for an adventure and expecting the unexpected.
This article covers everything you need to know to prepare for a stress-free trip with your service dog.
Having a cruise holiday can be great fun, but can you have just as much fun when you take a baby on board the ship with you? Yes, you can; just make sure you plan ahead of time.
Cape Town has two bus services. One services the entire metropolis and some outlying area while the other services the west coast and the Atlantic Seaboard.
Here are 10 items you should bring with you on your Greyhound bus trip to ensure that you are comfortable, safe, and don't get bored throughout your trip. Written by a Greyhound bus expert who has forgotten some of these items before and paid the price!
Carrying an International Driving Permit (IDP) is a legal requirement for non-European Union visitors when driving in Italy. Without one, you run the risk of incurring a hefty fine.
Arriving at Rome's Fiumicino Airport for the first time can be a stressful experience. Learn what options are available for getting from the airport to the city and you'll be making this journey with ease and saving some money to boot.
Cruising can cost you, and finding value can be hard. But you deserve to have your cake and eat it too, so read on to learn a few techniques that will help you get the most out of your next cruise holiday.
Trying to figure out which airline to use? Consider these things passengers were removed for doing before you book your next flight.
Traveling overnight on an Amtrak train can be an unusual, enjoyable, and even exciting adventure. Hopefully, some of the tips in this article will be helpful if and when you decide to try this unique travel experience.
Your first time on a cruise ship can be overwhelming. Here are 7 tips to help you get the most out of your vacation.
I just got back from taking my first cruise, and I wanted to help others who may be considering taking a cruise or who are getting ready to cruise for the first time.
Tips, suggestions and a review—including photos of the inside of a cabin—based on my experiences travelling by train between Toronto and Vancouver, Canada on VIA Rail's Canadian.
If you are planning a Greyhound bus trip in the near future, there are a few things you need to know. There are some issues that can arise while traveling via Greyhound, and you want to be prepared for them all. Don't worry—we've got you covered! Here are 10 of the most likely Greyhound bus mishaps.
Here is a review of our seven-day Western Caribbean cruise with NCL's Norwegian Jade. We made stops in Honduras, Belize, and Mexico. Here are the best and worst parts of our voyage.
Depending on your physical condition and your personality, using Mexico City's subway can be either the fastest and cheapest way to move around the city or a total hassle. Read on to find out if it is for you!
Many people rely on the public transit system for transportation, but the NJ Transit System has major flaws that are frustrating to riders as well as drivers.
Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) in Taipei, Taiwan, is known by travelers for long layovers. Fortunately, the Taiwan Tourist Bureau offers free tours of Taipei and its surroundings. When that isn't an option, the most popular tourist sites are easy to navigate using mass transit.
If you are taking a Greyhound bus trip of any length then you will probably have layovers. There are things unique to layovers at Greyhound bus stations that you need to know.