Category: Travel

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ July 30 - August 8, 2017

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ July 30 – August 8, 2017

~ Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai $499 – China Weeklong Escorted Tour incl. Flights The Deal Roundtrip flights from the U.S. to Beijing, return from Shanghai Seven nights in 4- and 4.5-star hotels in Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai All transfers and ground transportation An English-speaking guide throughout All air taxes and fees   $599 […]

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This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ The Most Affordable Times to Visit the World’s Best Islands

~ By Nile Cappello There’s just something about an island vacation — the beaches? The laid-back island mentality? The knowledge that a body of water is between you and your responsibilities? Whatever it is, there’s no feeling quite like getting out of Dodge and onto an island. But there is one thing we know: An […]

10 Unique U.S. Locations To View The Total Solar Eclipse ~ Aug. 21, 2017

10 Unique U.S. Locations To View The Total Solar Eclipse ~ Aug. 21, 2017

~ By Brian Lada On Aug. 21, 2017, millions of people will travel to witness a total solar eclipse, the first the United States has seen since 1979. A total solar eclipse is an astronomical spectacle when the moon passes directly between the Earth and the sun, casting the moon’s shadow onto the Earth. Being […]

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ July 9 – 15, 2017

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ July 9 – 15, 2017

~ For only $799 per person, including international flights and hotels, you can spend six nights touring Greece’s ancient ruins and mythological sites with expert guides. This 4-star package saves $1000 on similar tours. We love that, in addition to staying four nights in Athens, you’ll visit Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and […]

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ July 2 - 8, 2017

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ July 2 – 8, 2017

~ Summer Vacations 2017: Top Beaches to Visit This Year Dreams of white sand beaches and paradisiacal ocean waves dancing in your head? With summer around the corner, here’s a selection of some of the best beaches of 2017, as identified by travelers and experts at Condé Nast, TripAdvisor, Fodor’s and Dr. Beach. El Nido, […]

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ June 25 - July 1 , 2017

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ June 25 – July 1 , 2017

~ Welcome to the Tallest Trees in the World You have discovered the legendary California redwoods. At least once in your lifetime, you need to visit the magnificent coastal redwoods of Humboldt County—to walk, explore and soak up the silence and grandeur of forests unlike any others in the world. Whether your tastes run to […]

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ June 18 – 25, 2017

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ June 18 – 25, 2017

~ Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals.   $559 — Dominican Republic 4-Star Getaway w/Meals & Drinks Source: CheapCaribbean​.com 50% Off — Spirit Sale Is Back: Save on Summer & Fall Fares Source: Spirit Airlines $149 — Weekends at Fairmont San Jose, 60% Off Source: Fairmont San […]

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ June 11 - 18, 2017

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ June 11 – 18, 2017

~ Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals.   Caribbean Pristine, sugar-white beaches extend as far as the eye can see. Sparkling azure waters glisten, fragrant tropical gardens explode in dazzling color and picture perfect sunsets ignite the sky. Meander along the shores that once provided shelter to […]

This Week’s  Global Travel Destinations ~ June 4 -11, 2017

This Week’s Global Travel Destinations ~ June 4 -11, 2017

~ Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals. Central and South America The only country in South America with coasts on two oceans, Colombia is a country of magical landscapes with more than 440,000 square miles of extreme biodiversity and geographic variety. The city of Cartagena lies on […]

This Week’s Top 20  Global Travel Destinations ~ May 21 - 28, 2017

This Week’s Top 20 Global Travel Destinations ~ May 21 – 28, 2017

~ The stars head to Cannes this week, but you can visit in Sept.-Nov. without the celebrity price tag. Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals and compile this Top 20 list. $999 Alaska Land + Sea Vacation in Summer, Save $1530 Alaska This trip lets guests explore […]

This Week’s Top 20  Global Travel Destinations ~ May 6 - 13, 2017

This Week’s Top 20 Global Travel Destinations ~ May 6 – 13, 2017

~ Explore: Quito, Amazon, Banos, Guyaquil & Galapagos Islands, Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals and compile this Top 20 list.   $449 Caribbean Weeklong Summer Cruise incl. $50 Credit Caribbean Plan a cruise to the Caribbean this summer and take advantage of warm waters that are […]

This Week's Top 20 ~ World Travel Destinations

This Week’s Top 20 ~ World Travel Destinations

~ Explore Venice, Florence & Rome Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals and compile this Top 20 list*.  The Top 20® $499 — Puerto Rico Escape: Waldorf Astoria Resort + Flights Source: CheapCaribbean​.com $99 — Old Sacramento Riverboat Escape into Summer Source: Delta King $59 & up […]

World Travel ~ Top 20 Best Deal Destinations

World Travel ~ Top 20 Best Deal Destinations

~ Big Casa Sur Costa Rica Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide for their very best deals and compile this Top 20 list*.  The Top 20® $899 — Roam Old-World Italy: 5 Nights w/Cooking Class & Air Source: Great Value Vacations $159 — Pismo Beach Oceanfront Hotel w/Upgrade, 35% Off Source: The […]

Teotihuacan Ancient City of Pyramids ~ Mexico

Teotihuacan Ancient City of Pyramids ~ Mexico

The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan. ~ By Owen Jarus Located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of modern-day Mexico City, Teotihuacan was one of the largest urban centers in the ancient world. No one knows who built it. The city flourished between 2,100 years ago, when construction began, and about 1,400 years ago, […]

Festival Fever  Bhutanese Festival ~ Beyond The Clouds

Festival Fever Bhutanese Festival ~ Beyond The Clouds

 ~ One of the most unique travel experiences you could ask for is attending a Bhutanese festival or tshechu as they are known as in Bhutan. There really is nothing that compares and I was over the moon to spend a day at a festival last year in central Bhutan. So what makes a Bhutanese Tshechu […]

Nepal Journeys ~ Beyond The Clouds

Nepal Journeys ~ Beyond The Clouds

~ Home to the highest mountain in the world, the allure of Nepal has been known to call travellers back again and again!  And for good reason…breathtaking snowy peaks, rich culture, friendly and welcoming local people…it’s a feast for the senses. Nepal is back on the tourist map after the devastating earthquake of April 2015. […]

17 Signs You’re a Traveler Who Blazes Your Own Trail

17 Signs You’re a Traveler Who Blazes Your Own Trail

~ 1. Routine makes you wildly uncomfortable. Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús Yes, “cabin fever” is most definitely a thing, but you rarely have the opportunity to experience it. Even when you can’t get away, you find novelty wherever you are — you couldn’t extinguish that trail-blazing flame if you tried. A new hike. A different […]

10 Incredible Hiking Trails!

10 Incredible Hiking Trails!

~ Sometimes you just gotta get outdoors, find a good trail, and hike away the stress of daily life. I get it, which is why I’m bringing you 10 hiking trails that will provide a challenging trek, and some great views to boot! Let’s get started! 1. The Inca Trail – Peru Photo via Pixabay […]

It Looks Like An Old Rotten Tree Trunk… But Looking Closer Reveals Something Mind Blowing!

It Looks Like An Old Rotten Tree Trunk… But Looking Closer Reveals Something Mind Blowing!

~ Hey buddy, that’s one gigantic tree trunk… but why is it behind red tape? It looks like it’s all old and rotting with all that funny texture going on. What’s the big deal? Huh? Come closer, you say? Sure… wait… HOLY COW. How can this even be possible!? So apparently this isn’t just a gigantic […]

The Valley of Love ~ Memorial to Joy

The Valley of Love ~ Memorial to Joy

Little Known Wonders of the World # 1 ~ Somehow, hidden from world knowledge by a greater coalition of world religions for century upon century …the “Valley of Love” was built by a mystery race that inhabited what is now a remote part of Ireland. Resting at the top of the valley and 3000 years […]

Top 10 Spiritual Places with The Strongest Energy Field

Top 10 Spiritual Places with The Strongest Energy Field

~ by GOSTICA There are places in the world, where you can feel the connection with the divine – one of them Rila’s Lakes, known for strong energy field. Where sensitive people dream strange things, after spending the night there. Such type of places could give you answers to a long asked questions and make you […]

Where To See Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo in a Day

Where To See Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo in a Day

~ By  Arisa Mameda Cherry blossoms are beginning to fall its petals on the ground, and painting roads to pink; its almost the end of the cherry blossom season. It is a bit late to post this, if you are expecting to see full bloom (go south of Japan in that case!), but I decided to […]

A Romantic Getaway to Puerto Rico for Couples

A Romantic Getaway to Puerto Rico for Couples

~ by Katherine and Romeo Belarmino A Travel Blog for the Everyday Working Stiff. There’s something romantic about Puerto Rico.  The cobblestone streets bordered by brightly colored buildings.  The architecture that makes you feel like you might be in Europe.  The prickly heat that can quickly turn into buckets of water falling from the sky, […]

10 Ideas for Unique California Weekend Getaways

10 Ideas for Unique California Weekend Getaways

~   by Katherine and Romeo Belarmino We recently attended the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show for some travel inspiration.  Since we work full-time, we’re always looking for fun new California weekend getaways to provide us with a little bit of vacation without having to take time off.  The travel show had an aisle-and-a-half […]

The New Homeless ~ Mortgage-phobia is changing the way young couples co-exist

The New Homeless ~ Mortgage-phobia is changing the way young couples co-exist

~ by The Plaid Zebra Ice covers the winding Snoqualmie Pass in the early winter months, granting only the riskiest of travellers access over the 3,022 foot elevated summit and through to Seattle’s downtown core. The area is part of the Cascade Range of the State of Washington where snow-capped mountains tower over the surrounding […]

Travel + Leisure ~ Panama Archipelago Top Destination for 2016

Travel + Leisure ~ Panama Archipelago Top Destination for 2016

~   © Getty Images Bocas del Toro, Panama If you’re a nature-loving explorer looking for your next travel adventure, consider zeroing in on Panama, where Bocas del Toro – a collection nine tropical islands – was named the top destination of 2016 by editors of Travel + Leisure magazine. Their description of the region […]

10 Kauai Roadside Stops

10 Kauai Roadside Stops

Wailua River Lookout ~ Visiting Kauai is all about enjoying nature on the garden island.  While your days will most likely be filled with hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and other outdoor adventures that can take up the majority of a day, it is also enjoyable to take little road trips around the island making lots of […]

A California Coastal Drive Through Big Sur

A California Coastal Drive Through Big Sur

~   By Katherine Belarmino I had heard people wax nostalgic about driving the California coast many times, saying it was the most beautiful road trip they had ever taken.  I always wondered what part they meant because my California coastal drive experiences hadn’t blown me away.  Many of the routes along the California coast […]

Confirmed: People Who Spend Money On Experiences Instead Of Things Are Much Happier

Confirmed: People Who Spend Money On Experiences Instead Of Things Are Much Happier

~ The pursuit and purchase of physical possessions will never fully satisfy our desire for happiness. It may result in temporary fulfillment, but the happiness found in buying a new item rarely lasts. We all feel richer on payday than we did the day before, but that instant gratification (that comes with out-of-this-world price tags, designer […]

How To Make Your Travels More Meaningful ~

How To Make Your Travels More Meaningful ~

~ By Christopher Elliott “Travel offers so much opportunity to enrich your life,” she says, “if you are open to it.” How do you open yourself to it? Think native, she says. Stay away from the tourist traps, speak with as many people as possible, “gain insight firsthand about the destination and lifestyle.” Too many […]

7 Interesting Spiritual Destinations ~

7 Interesting Spiritual Destinations ~

~ 300 Million People Can’t All Be Hippies! By Peter Frick-Wright One of the fastest growing niche travel markets, spiritual travel has grabbed the world by the hemp necklace and isn’t letting go. 300 million people, (that’s roughly the population of the United States) made some sort of spiritual trek in 2007 and the numbers […]

Your Guide to Feasting and Drinking Through Portland

Your Guide to Feasting and Drinking Through Portland

  ~ by Hannah Petertil   Happen to be in town for Feast too? Thinking about planning a trip anyway? Here’s how to eat (and drink) your way through Portland’s best. Portland and I had a good run: I turned 21 at a now-thriving cider bar where my roommates and I tried to start an under-handed darts league, […]