In light of what is a very contentious topic on many cruise-related 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.
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.
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!
Seven ways to get to central Tokyo from Narita International Airport, including prices and the time taken.
Responses from a poll of RVers that discuss the discomforts of traveling in a motor home, camper or travel trailer.
Losing your bag at the airport is never any fun. Here are tips on how to recover lost luggage, and how to do your best to prevent it from getting lost in the first place.
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.
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
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?
Save time and money by learning how to correctly pack carry-on luggage to use a carry-on only for an extended trip.
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.
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.
There have been hundreds of rail accidents in the British Rail History. I have compiled in this hub, the worst rail accidents which were caused due to various reasons.
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.
Amtrak provides passenger service to all of the continental United States, except for Wyoming and South Dakota. They offer many different route options.
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.
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
Don't let your next vacation get spoiled by annoying jet lag symptoms. Learn about simple steps you can take to reduce traveling fatigue when you fly through multiple time zones.
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.
Considering taking Megabus for the first time? Read these ten tips to set yourself up for the best experience possible.
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.
If you're flying over the big blue sea, here are some great ideas to help make your long journey a piece of cake.
I always say that I’m going to write a review and blog post 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 on board this ship and what to expect during your 12-day cruise.
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.
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!
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.
Learn what five things you should not miss on your cruise to Grand Cayman Island. These tips will help you have a memorable trip, save you money, and find the best gifts to bring back!
Your first time on a cruise ship can be overwhelming. Here are 7 tips to help you get the most out of your vacation.
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.
Our review of the Mariner of the Seas, after it went through a month-long drydock, and was re-vamped with new features and entertainment. We chose to see the ship with a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas.
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.
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.
Mariner of the Seas has a new look, which includes some interesting bars and pubs in the Royal Promenade. We just cruised on the Mariner, and I have lots of info and photos to share about the Barnacle & Barrel, The Bamboo Room, and Playmakers.
Whether you're making a domestic connection or just trying to get into Tokyo, Narita Airport can be surprisingly easy if you know what to expect.
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.
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.
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.
A guide to visiting the Southern Chinese city of Guangzhou from Hong Kong using the Guangzhou–Kowloon Intercity Through Train service.
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.
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.
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.
This article covers everything you need to know to prepare for a stress-free trip with your service dog.
You can fly long distance coach or economy class and still be comfortable. Practical tips for surviving long-haul international flight like a pro.
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.
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?
Contrary to many parents' beliefs, even autistic children can enjoy a cruise! All parents need is to plan and prepare them!
Sitting at the airport, I looked around and was startled to realize I was far better prepared than almost everyone for every step of the journey. Here are things I do differently than most.
The St. Kitts cruise port at Basseterre has become one of the best destinations in the Caribbean because of a massive new port facility with plenty to see and do.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport is the 18th busiest airport in the United States. It's also one of the largest with the main concourse almost a mile long. These tips will help you get to the airport like a pro and make the most out of your time at DTW.
The St. Maarten cruise port of Philipsburg is one of the best places to visit for any southern or eastern Caribbean cruise.
Trying to figure out which airline to use? Consider these things passengers were removed for doing before you book your next flight.
I got my first car when I was 18...it represented freedom, and I loved it. The call of open roads, blue skies and the sound of exhaust reverberating off the mountains still beckons.
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.
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.
Carved by the Colorado river, the Grand Canyon is the most popular tourist site in Arizona. In 2013, there were 130,191 northbound boardings. By train, view the inspiring scenery and "the canyon."
Singapore's Merlion with the casino in the background Waiting in an airport for a flight can be a tedious experience. However, if you are lucky enough to have a layover at Singapore’s Changi Airport, you could be excused for wishing that your...
Driving in Italy doesn't have to be a nightmare. Check out these tips to make your driving experience in Italy a pleasant one.
Many overweight people are nervous about flying, but as an obese woman, I can tell you that you don't have to be. Here are tips for flying if you're an overweight passenger.
This is a list of the 12 biggest and busiest airports in the world, based on the total number of passengers who arrive or depart annually. How many have you been to?
Travel by plane can be exhausting and frustrating. Here are some ways to make your flights more bearable.
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.
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
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 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.
Traveling can be a challenge wherever you go, but when you board a cruise ship, there are a few things that can make the trip easier.
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!
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!
So you are dying to go on another Cruise through tropical waters this summer, but there might be one little thing holding you back...your 2 year old. Well, I am here to tell you that you shouldn't let that stop you and your family from taking a cruise together, including your toddler! Yes, cruises are often referred to as "booze cruises", but there is much more to a cruise vacation than most people could ever imagine.
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.
My first trip to Alaska was full of wonder and amazement at its rugged beauty. Here are my favorite excursions from our cruise's land and sea package.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Information about the KLIA2 terminal in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. How to get there and find airlines, buses, taxis, trains and other facilities.
Based on our novice mistakes, we came up with 17 tips that will make your next Disney cruise a better experience for you.
Here are some tips on surviving long trips. From getting the best seat to keeping yourself occupied, I've got you covered.
There are several ways to make your travel less harried and more successful. Here are tips from a former commercial pilot, based on experience in the airline industry, for air travelers.
This article includes many photos of Norwegian Epic, a unique cruise ship. This ship cruises the Eastern Caribbean and Europe.
Protect your bag from thieves, and make it easier to pick out on the carousel with these five excellent and unique luggage tag 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Packing for a cruise vacation can be exciting but also a bit confusing for first-time travelers. These cruise essentials will make packing a breeze and help you get the most out of the storage space in your cabin.
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.
Cruising is an increasingly popular way of spending a holiday or vacation. There are cruise lines covering all the world's best exotic, romantic and exciting destinations. Cruise ships enable tourists to see and enjoy the most interesting sights in a number of different countries all in one trip.
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.