My neighbors and I talked for weeks about their upcoming European vacation with their teenaged kids. We discussed every single place they planned to visit. But when I asked if they knew how much their European train and ground transportation, smartphone data plans and meals out were going to cost, they shrugged and said, "We're [...]
If you, your partner or your family want – or need – to get out of town right now, how do you improvise a great last-minute trip without breaking the bank? Planning is essential. Embrace travel as a hobby – look for tricks, techniques and current online resources to keep abreast of the best last-minute [...]
A Few Precautions Help Reduce Risks So You Can Focus On Fun, Globetrotting Author Says Perhaps more than ever, women are willing to ditch their traveling companions and go solo when it comes time to hit the road and see the world. A survey by Small Luxury Hotels of the World, for example, revealed that [...]
Imagine renting a home on a beautiful beachfront from a trusted website, arriving to start your vacation and finding out you've been scammed? This scenario reflects thousands of complaints placed with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last year involving local vacation rentals. The FTC reports some victims lost money by wiring cash to thieves [...]
The public shouldn't have to endure government-approved, anti-consumer, cartels In many Canadian cities, good luck if you try to catch a cab in the dead of winter, after a hockey game, early in the morning after exiting a club, or at peak holiday times. Most Canadian cities of significant size have regulations that limit the [...]
No! Is the resounding response from Moira Smith, General Manager for Goway’s Middle East and Africa division. Africa is of course a continent, not a single, small country, and the distances between tourism areas and Ebola affected areas is immense. There really isn’t much ‘tourism’ in West Africa, while most travellers make it to East Africa [...]
By Jason Alderman Summer vacation is right around the corner. I’m not a big believer in pre-planning every single detail – sometimes the best vacation moments are spontaneous. But unless your rich uncle is paying for the trip, you’ll need to do a certain amount of preparation or your budget will fly out the window. [...]
Can anyone imagine a world where there are no lions, tigers and other big cats? A recent horror story involved the owner of a private animal preserve in Zanesville, Ohio who committed suicide after releasing his animals to roam freely in the town, has shocked many.
Can anyone imagine a world where there are no lions, tigers and other big cats? A recent horror story involved the owner of a private animal preserve in Zanesville, Ohio who committed suicide after releasing his animals to roam freely in the town, has shocked many. Subsequently authorities killed the animals including Bengal tigers and [...]
Being immersed in an entirely new cultural setting is scary at first, but it is also exciting. It is an opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems.