Transportation

disadvantages-of-travelling-by-train

10 Disadvantages of Travelling by Train

Traveling by train has many advantages over driving and flying, but this article looks at 10 downsides associated with rail journeys.

advantages-of-travelling-by-train

10 Advantages of Travelling by Train

Train travel is a reliable, speedy, and comfortable way to get around. It is often a better choice than journeying by plane, bus, or car. This article looks at 10 benefits.

33-useful-things-to-pack-for-your-cruise

30+ Useful Things to Pack for Your Cruise

Towel clips, Ziploc bags and a magnetic night light are just a few of the items you should never cruise without. Be sure to use this handy checklist to give you some ideas of what you might need on your next cruise.

top-10-tips-for-solo-cruisers

Top 10 Tips for Cruising Solo (and Having a Blast!)

Travelling with friends or family can be fun, but if the need to travel hits and no one can come with you, embrace the opportunity to travel by yourself and forge your own path.

the-skunk-train

All Aboard the Skunk Train! (History and Ticket Info)

The Skunk Train is an iconic excursion railroad located in the northern California redwoods. Learn more about its history and how to catch a ride!

cruising-on-a-budget

7 Easy Tips for Cruising on a Budget

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.

guide-to-accessibility-at-sea-cruising-with-a-disability

A Beginner's Guide to Cruising With a Disability or Illness

Traveling with a disability can be a tiring and somewhat painful ordeal. Having a chronic or invisible illness means that we are 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.

the-future-of-travel-in-a-covid-19-world

The Future of Travel in a COVID-19 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?

cruise-to-freeport-bahamas

What to Do at the Cruise Port in Freeport, Bahamas

Photos and useful information about visiting the city of Freeport, Bahamas.

do-i-really-need-an-international-driving-permit-to-drive-in-italy

Do I Really Need an International Driving Permit to Drive in Italy?

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.

traveling-on-an-airplane-with-a-baby

7 Tips for Traveling on an Airplane With a Baby

Traveling is stressful, to begin with. Traveling with a baby is even worse. Luckily, you can relieve some of the stress by being prepared.

how-to-avoid-coronavirus-norovirus-and-every-other-outbreaks-in-between-when-on-a-cruise-ship

How to Stop Getting Sick on Your Cruise

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.

11-mistakes-greyhound-passengers-make-how-to-travel-by-bus

9 Mistakes First-Time Greyhound Passengers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

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.

10-tips-for-your-first-amtrak-train-trip

10 Tips for Your First Amtrak Train Trip

Everything you need to know before you take your first Amtrak train trip.

what-can-i-drink-on-a-cruise-tips-for-non-drinkers

The Best Place to Get a Cup of Coffee or Tea on a Cruise Vacation

Craving caffeine on your cruise, but not sure where to get it? These tips will help you navigate your way to a good cuppa.

10-must-have-items-for-your-greyhound-bus-trip

10 Must-Have Items for Your Greyhound Bus Trip

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!

cruising-with-a-little-one-baby-on-board

Holidaying With a Child (Helpful Cruise Tips)

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.

sea-sickness-on-your-cruise-tips-and-tricks-to-survive

How to Avoid Getting Seasick on a Cruise (12 Tips and Tricks)

Seasickness on your cruise holiday can really be the worst. Keep reading to find out some of the tips and tricks that I and those around me have used on our cruises over the years.

10-bad-things-that-will-happen-to-you-on-the-greyhound-bus

10 Bad Things You Should Expect to Happen on the Greyhound Bus

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.

tallahassee-florida-greyhound-bus-station-review

Tallahassee, Florida, Greyhound Bus Station Review

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!

is-airhelp-legit-get-compensation-for-delayed-or-cancelled-flight

Is AirHelp Legit? Get Your Money for a Delayed or Cancelled Flight

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.

5-more-hidden-costs-to-cruising

5 More Hidden Costs to Cruising

For a truly amazing floating vacation, beware of these five hidden costs to cruising!

hidden-costs-of-cruising

5 Hidden Costs of Cruising (From Parking to Premium Dining)

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.

picking-the-right-stateroom-which-cabins-to-avoid

How to Pick the Right Stateroom: Which Cabins to Avoid on Your Cruise

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.

getting-around-in-las-vegas

How to Get Around in Las Vegas (From Taxis to Your Own Two Feet)

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.

sydney-without-a-car

How to Get Around Sydney Without a Car

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!

how-to-use-italian-trains

How to Use Italian Trains

This article details how to use Italian trains when travelling and exploring Italy.

jewel-changi-airport

Jewel Changi Airport: 7 Attractions to Enjoy When Leaving Singapore

What is there to enjoy at Jewel Changi Airport Singapore? A stunning waterfall, a man-made forest valley, an indoor adventure paradise, to name but three.

a-weekend-in-miami-where-to-eat-and-play-in-just-a-few-days

7 Awesome Places You'll Love in Miami Before Your Cruise

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.

home-remedies-for-jet-lag

Home Remedies and Techniques for Jet Lag

Jet lag is a condition that affects people who fly through different time zones. Whether you are flying for business or fun, it can make your flying experience and stay less enjoyable if you allow it to take over your life. Learn ways to avoid getting jet lag.

traveling-with-speedy-the-stowaway

Traveling the Seas With Speedy the Stowaway

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.

traveling-with-a-child

Tips to Make Traveling With a Little One Easier

Just how easy is it to travel with a small child? Many families forego traveling, as the thought of taking a child on a plane is intimidating. But it can be done! I’ll share some tips we’ve learned on the multiple trips we’ve taken and show you that having a child doesn’t tie you to home!

the-pros-and-cons-of-cruises

What You Need to Know Before Your First Cruise

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.

packing-for-your-cruise-vacation-compact-organization-for-your-small-necessities

Easy Cruise Packing Hack: How to Easily Organize Your Small Stuff

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.

what-are-cruise-ships-like-for-holidays

Are Cruise Ships Good for Holidays?

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.

cruiseship-tipping-and-prepaid-gratuity-facts-and-findings

Cruise Ship Tipping and Prepaid Gratuities: Should I Tip More?

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.

changi-airport-singapore-arriving-leaving-and-waiting-for-flights

Changi Airport, Singapore: Arriving, Leaving, and Waiting for Flights

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.

jetblue-a320-economy-class-review-relaxing-or-frustrating

JetBlue A320 Economy Class Review: Relaxing or Frustrating?

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.

tips-for-flying-into-venice

Tips for Flying Into Venice

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.

mariner-of-the-seas-cruise-day-2-review-on-the-amplified-mariner-ship

Bars and Pubs in the Royal Promenade of the Mariner of the Seas

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.

mariner-of-the-seas-cruise-review-on-the-amplified-mariner-ship

What to Expect on the First Day of Your Cruise Aboard the Mariner of the Seas

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.

cruising-tips-from-a-first-time-cruise-ship-traveler

Cruise Tips: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Traveling can be a challenge wherever you go, but when you board a cruise ship, knowing these few things can make the trip easier.

traveling-through-narita-international-airport

Traveling Through Narita International Airport

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.

packing-for-your-cruise-vacation-big-essentials-for-small-spaces

26 Cruise Packing Hacks That Will Make You Love Your Space

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.

my-top-five-cruise-lines-which-one-is-right-for-you

How to Pick the Right Cruise Line Company (Finding the Best One for You)

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.

how-to-survive-a-long-trip

4 Tips on How to Survive a Long Trip on the Train

Here are some tips on surviving long trips. From getting the best seat to keeping yourself occupied, I've got you covered.

the-best-ways-to-get-free-stuff-on-your-next-cruise-ship-vacation

How to Get Free Things on Your Next Cruise Ship Vacation

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.

royal-caribbeans-anthem-of-the-seas-12-day-southern-caribbean-review

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas 12-Day Southern Caribbean Review

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.

take-the-stress-out-of-embarkation-day

How to Take the Stress out of Embarkation Day on Your Cruise Holiday

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!

7-tips-for-first-time-cruisers

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your First Cruise Vacation

Your first time on a cruise ship can be overwhelming. Here are 7 tips to help you get the most out of your vacation.