5 Incredible Road Trips to Take

I initially veered away from road trips, if only because of what a budget traveler I was during my early days. As time has passed, however, they’ve become one of my favorite ways to travel (although, unfortunately for me, not any cheaper). I’ve taken dozens of road trips over the past few years, in some of the world’s most amazing destinations. Check out these recommendations for the world’s best road trip hotels, then read my suggestions below. …

My 5 Biggest Travel Surprises of 2017

2017 isn’t quite over yet, neither for me—I’ve still got trips to Hong Kong, South Korea and the USA coming up—nor for the world. At the same time, it’s difficult not to become pensive and even nostalgic as December draws ever closer. To be sure, while I’ve been a traveler for almost half my life at this point, many things still managed to surprise me as I trotted the globe this year. Here are the ones that…

What makes Tokyo so special?

A side street in Shinjuku, Tokyo What to Do in Tokyo in 5 days A handpicked selection of secret and not-so-secret things to do in Tokyo for those who wonder what makes the place special. Tendrils of smoke curl and float past scarlet pillars. Fingers fold white paper into prayers. Heads bow, hands wash in water, and the soft, sonorous chime of a gong, flecked with gold, reverberates through the crowd. This is the …

Glimpses of Our Better Selves

Categories: Best OfStoriesBody: When I lived in Haiti, my sister and I went to school in Port au Prince, but we ached and longed for summer vacations in Mirebalais every year.  Ahh, summers of ripe mangos, chasing chickens in the farm, and eating all the candy before bed. Our grandparents spoiled us. We lived the good life. Though my grandma spoiled us, she had limits. Every time I got in trouble, she wouldn’t scream or shout, she would come over, get down to my level, and look at me and whisper “there’s a good woman somewhere in there– but …

Road Trip in South Wales

Good day, I’m writing this from the Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales after finishing a most magnificent summer road trip through Wales. I’ve been to Wales a few times in recent years but I haven’t had a great road trip which in my opinion is the ideal way to see this wonderful little country. We started in Newport, ended in Cardiff and made it as far as St Davids which is best known as being the smallest city in Britain. After arriving…

Spectacular views of Paris from the rooftop of the Arc de Triomphe

Paris Panorama from the Arc de Triomphe Paris is a feeding ground for hungry snap-happy tourists. The streets are loaded with remarkable architecture, formidable cathedrals and historical landmarks. Without question, the city’s star attraction is the Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. Tourists flock from around the globe to…

Things to Do In Oregon City and Mt. Hood Territory

We spent the Fourth of July weekend in Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory for some well-deserved communing with nature. While only a half-hour’s drive away from the city of Portland, The Territory feels a world away with its small towns and a wide range of outdoor activities. For our four…

Instagram Highlights From the Dominican Republic

One of the first things I do after I get home from a trip is to go through my photos and see what I was able to capture. Many of these images are also shared on Instagram, and since not all of you follow me on that platform I thought I’d share some of the stories and photos I have…

Delta, Korean Air joint venture granted approval by U.S. DOT

The joint venture will create a combined network serving more than 290 destinations in the Americas and more than 80 in Asia. Click to read the full article Delta, Korean Air joint venture granted approval by U.S. DOT

I’m Going Traveling, Dammit! (When to Ignore the Bad Advice of Others)

Over ten years ago, I quit a great job to live and travel abroad. People told me I was crazy, and a few tried to persuade me not to do it. Given that a decade has since passed and my life is going pretty well, I think I’m qualified to say that …

Three Priceless Days in Paris

Paris never gets old—it grows with you, although it never seems to age. I don’t love Paris more now than I did back in 2005, when I made my first visit to the City of Lights, I just love it in a different way. One of the main things I hope to convey to you with this Paris itinerary 3 days (or longer) …

Luxury for Less: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Plaza/Tourism Santa Fe Culture, history, art, top-notch cuisine — New Mexico’s capital has it all. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a fortune for an upscale experience. Here is our guide to a luxe, but not too expensive, weekend in Santa Fe. What to Do Art is a major draw in “The City…

Staying in Downton Abbey, Sorry, Tylney Hall & Gardens in England

  Tylney Hall and Gardens in Jane Austen’s Hampshire carries a sense of vintage grandeur and unhurried luxury Many an English drama sees a vintage vehicle swerving through tree-lined gravel to pull up outside a stately home with a flourish. Staying at Tylney Hall & Gardens allows you to make cinematic fantasy real. You can continue in the central role, walking past oak-panelled staircases and fragrant rose gardens into a a relaxed and beautiful world where you’ve landed on the better…

Timeshare: The Better and Cheaper Way to Travel On Occasion

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Many people would travel more if only it wasn’t so expensive. One of the best ways that I know of to travel on a budget is by buying or renting a timeshare resale from an existing owner. These are timeshares for sale and rent by owner, so their prices are significantly discounted from the price you’d pay through a resort directly. When I express…