11 Handy Travel Sites to Bookmark

Aside from booking sites for flights and accommodations, these are the other indispensable websites I consult when planning a trip. You should too! Getting around Rome to Rio – Find the best way between Point A & B, how long it will take and how much it will cost. The Man in Seat 61 – […]

Italy Planning: Routes, Rooms & Resources

I’m excited about the Italy trip I’ll be taking with my sister and nephew in July. Visiting in high season will have its challenges, but I’m hoping we’ll survive with our sanity, wallets and relationships intact if we plan things carefully. Neither my 18-year old nephew nor my sister have ever been to Europe, so […]

Best Travel Booking Sites for Flights & Accommodations

I admit it – I’m a planning nerd. I enjoy travel research almost as much as the travel itself. Let me be clear though – planning does not equal scheduling. I leave plenty of room for spontaneity in my trips, but I research and plan so that I can maximize my time and enjoyment, minimize […]

Perfect Port Days on a Baltic Cruise

When I booked a cruise with a friend around the Baltic Sea in order to see a few cities in Scandinavia, I felt a bit sheepish. After all, I had done my share of poo-poing the idea of cruising in the past. I felt the need to explain to my friends that cruising isn’t always […]

Business Trip Bonus Days

If you’re trying to see the world while working full time (like I am), it’s important to leverage every possible opportunity for satisfying your wanderlust. Not everyone travels for business, but if you do, I highly recommend working in some Business Trip Bonus Days whenever you can. As long as your company policy allows it, […]

Planning a Trip to Northern India

India is amazing and intense. It will overwhelm every one of your senses and change your perspectives. I think everyone should go at least once, but as a travel destination, it can be intimidating. Unless you’re a seasoned independent traveler with other developing countries under your belt, a local guide or organized tour is worth considering […]

Planning a Trip to Copenhagen

Now that you’re dreaming of 1, 2, or 3 perfect days in Copenhagen, I’ll run through the essential practical information you’ll need to make it a reality, including how to get around, where to stay, and what to read, watch and download to inspire and inform your visit. Transport to the city centre It’s easy […]

Planning a Trip to Jordan

At the time I visited, Jordan had long been a oasis of stability and tolerance in the Middle East. Striking desert landscapes. Historical and biblical settings. The world famous carved city of Petra. These made Jordan the perfect place to experience the Middle East without the dangers and restrictions normally associated with the region. Unfortunately, […]

Planning a Safari in Tanzania

Going on safari is a lifelong dream for many, and Tanzania is a wonderful place to make it a reality. Being the home of the famous Serengeti National Park, there are countless safari operators in Tanzania catering to all budgets, styles and schedules. Many operators can help with bookings for any onward travel in the […]

10 Travel Accounts to Follow on Twitter

Twitter can be an excellent resource for travel planning. Some social networks can be useful for finding out how your friends are feeling about last night’s game, the latest amusing things your friends’ kids are saying, or which hilarious cat videos they’ve recently discovered. All of which can warm your heart (especially the cat videos). But […]

Cruising: Not (Totally) Uncool

To cruise or not to cruise? If you’re anything like me, you’ve turned your nose up at the thought of cruising. I once dismissed cruises as package holidays on water designed for seniors and the track suit & fanny pack set. The idea of restricted dining times, cheesy entertainment, formal dress for dinner and limited […]