Browsed by
Category: Travel Tips

Exploring Mexico City, one meal at a time

Exploring Mexico City, one meal at a time

The way to the heart of Mexico City is through your stomach. Boasting several restaurants ranked among the best in the world, the sprawling megalopolis is best experienced through its many flavors. It doesn’t hurt that the exchange rate is about 18.50 pesos to the dollar, enabling budget-conscious travelers to eat like royalty. A world away from the beaches of Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s capital spans a metropolitan area of about 25 million people, all of whom…

Read More Read More

Tips for a successful flight with kids

Tips for a successful flight with kids

Every detail is taken care of. The resort is gorgeous, full of activities for the whole family and you can’t wait to hit the beach for some fun in the sun. Or you have an itinerary packed with great tours such as a scavenger hunt at the Louvre in Paris or following in the footsteps of Harry Potter in London. Yes, every hour is accounted for to keep the kids entertained on your family vacation. But wait! You still have…

Read More Read More

Natural phenomena that last

Natural phenomena that last

The super blue blood moon has come and gone, and there won’t be another one for 20 years. But there are plenty of other natural phenomena you can see that occur often enough to plan a trip around. A tropical permafrost lake Lake Waiau sits at about 13,000 feet of elevation near the summit of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. It’s the only permafrost lake in the tropics, and though it shrank to about 2 percent of its…

Read More Read More

4-legged Friends Getaway

4-legged Friends Getaway

Much as we’d love to, unless it’s a quick road trip, it’s difficult to take your four-legged friend on vacation with you. But there are lots of places you can go and make new furry friends, help them find forever homes and maybe even bring them home with you. Here are a few of our favorite programs. Kauai The Kauai Humane Society allows visitors to “check out” dogs for day trips to dog-friendly beaches and hiking trails. You get a…

Read More Read More

Axalp Air Show – A How-To

Axalp Air Show – A How-To

European Delivery, or how to drive your own car on the Autobahn Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The highlights Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country Axalp Air Show – A How-To Guide There are limited resources out there on how to plan a trip to the Axalp air show, so for anyone who’s interested, here’s a rundown on what to keep in mind during planning, and…

Read More Read More

Top Christmas Markets in Europe

Top Christmas Markets in Europe

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Neighborhoods are all lit up, and there’s a chill and a holiday spirit in the air.  In Europe, that convivial feeling gets kicked up a notch with the advent of Christmas markets. They’re a great place to do a little shopping, grab a bite to eat and a mulled wine, and do some people-watching. Each city puts its own twist on the tradition, and it’s impossible to go wrong, but here are…

Read More Read More

Let’s get real about The REAL ID Act

Let’s get real about The REAL ID Act

One of the simplest ways to ensure a great vacation is having all the proper documentation. Everybody knows you need a passport to travel internationally, but several countries also require U.S. citizens to have visas to enter. For residents of certain states, it’s domestic travel that might get a lot more complicated in the coming year, thanks to varying degrees of compliance with the REAL ID Act. The last thing you want to do is show up at the airport…

Read More Read More

Great Events For The End Of 2017

Great Events For The End Of 2017

I’m very excited to introduce my first guest writer today: Wendy Dessler is a superconnector with Outreachmama, who works to connect bloggers and businesses online. She is currently working with Uni Baggage. Note that I don’t benefit from any of the links below, other than in having the pleasure of working with Wendy, and providing my readers with some great ideas on what to do if you’re still looking to make vacation plans this year. So with that said, over…

Read More Read More

How to Use Your Smart Phone as your Hotel Room Key

How to Use Your Smart Phone as your Hotel Room Key

In this second part of my “hotel room key series”, I thought I’d talk about the not-so-new trend of using your cell phone to open your hotel room door, instead of a key provided by the hotel. While this technology has been touted by various hotel chains for a couple of years now, it’s taking a while to spread, and I only just had the pleasure of experiencing it myself at the Hilton Knoxville last month. Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), Marriott…

Read More Read More

Should you be worried about the information contained on your hotel key card?

Should you be worried about the information contained on your hotel key card?

One of my friends recently asked me whether it was true that your hotel room key card contains your credit card information. This reminded me of a co-worker I used to travel with, who had a pile of old key cards sitting at home because she was afraid to leave them at the hotel. It sounded like some investigating was in order. There’s a lot of often conflicting information out there, but public concern around this issue first seems to…

Read More Read More