The popularity of Iceland has skyrocketed in the past few years, so if you're thinking about going, here are 12 things I wish I’d known before visiting Iceland. Read the full article on Cheapflights.
Buyer beware! Cross the state line, pay extra car rental fees. Besides all the other stuff you're bombarded with when you rent a car, here's one that most people probably never think of. Can I leave the state, province, or country? Sometime, the answer is a flat no. Other time, the
It's not an exaggeration to say Latin America has the best beaches on earth. If you're looking sun, sand and surf, here are 20 you must visit. Chris Moss, who wrote this piece for The Telegraph, says, "The following is a personal choice: 20 beaches or beach resort areas from around
How early should I get to the airport is a great question. I wish I knew the answer. A lot of people like to cut it as close as possible. Others like to give themselves plenty of time so they can still make their flight even if they run into a
Probably just about every person who's visited the country has contemplated, at least for a moment, moving to France. It's the glimpses of everyday life that are so appealing. The mother hurrying her lollygagging child to school, people stopping at the market each day to pick out the food for dinner,
Of course, it's okay to visit the usual tourist sites in Copenhagen because they're all worth seeing, even for a minute. But stumbling upon things like the Genetically Modified Little Mermaid makes memories you won't soon forget. Atlas Obscura has a terrific list of the good, the bad, and the just plain
Not knowing the local language is no reason not to travel. Here are some tips to get by from someone who does it all the time. By Shivani Vora Feb. 15, 2018 Traveling to a foreign country can be daunting if you don’t know the local language, and while François Thibault, the
What do you take? What do you leave at home? Do you fold everything, or do you roll it? What kind of gadgets and gizmos should you take? Click here for some answers.
Here's how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines upgrade. Definition of upgrade transitive verb : to raise or improve the grade of: such as a : to improve (livestock) by use of purebred sires b : to advance to a job requiring a higher level of skill especially as part of a training program c : to raise the quality of d : to raise the classification and usually
Where do you want to go? It's a big, big world out there, and it's hard to choose. Sometimes a few suggestions will help you. That's why I look forward to the New York Times 52 Places to Go issue every year. This year's list is very interesting. I do not
Consistently rated as one of the top 10 vacation places in the world, Cape Breton Island is a short three hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax (YYZ) has regularly scheduled air service by United, Porter, Air Canada and WestJet and is a short 2 hour flight from New
I learned something by reading this post. There are more than 200 coliseums around the world. And I'm sure some coliseumphile somewhere has seen them all. I have only seen the one in Rome, but I've always wanted to visit Croatia, so maybe I can make this one second on my list. Read
Have you ever missed a flight? It can be a minor inconvenience or a major headache. Either way, you may have some options. So, don't give up. Read the informative piece on Skyscanner.
That's no exaggeration! 101 actual travel tips provided by My Itchy Travel Feet. Thank you. These tips are so good that everyone, not just boomers, can use them.
Robert worked all of his life. When he reached sixty-two, he had to retire on only partial Social Security. Robert received the full amount at sixty-five. He's now sixty-eight and living on the streets of Los Angeles homeless. The common stereotype of the homeless is that they are lazy and deserve
1. Sunshine. It seems like the sun always shines here. While that's not actually true, we do get a lot of sun. Annual days of sunshine: Colorado Springs 247 Denver 245 Grand Junction 242 Pueblo 258 (more…)
You spend enough time in lines at the airport. Anything that helps to speed up that tortuous process is a winner in my books. It's called Mobile Passport. It's a free app that you install on your smartphone that takes less than 5 minutes to do. Right now, it's only available
The big push by US based airlines to become more like European budget airlines makes air travel even more confusing. Depending on the type of ticket you purchase, you may not be able to bring a carry-on to put in the overhead bins at all, unless you are willing to pay
In November Telegraph Travel reported that Cassie De Pecol was on her way to becoming the fastest person to visit every country in the world. We can now impart that she has succeeded in her quest, becoming the first documented woman to step foot in all 196 nations bustling for
Do you ever feel guilty about taking a vacation? It is a pretty common feeling, and there are many reasons fro it. Maybe you needed a break and just had to get away, leaving things behind that should have been done. Or, you have a job that doesn't really encourage vacation
I don't know about you, but I'm usually pretty tired after a vacation. But happily so. Here are some very helpful tips from nextavenue to help you make that vacation something that will always give you pleasant memories.
As a new retiree, travel is something I now have the time to do. However, costs are a very important consideration, especially when you're living on your retirement savings. I liked this article in US News because it points out some options that may not be obvious to everyone.
The people who fly for a living, the flight crews on passenger planes, are a goldmine of information. Here's piece I found on Flyer Talk that gives travelers some valuable travel tips. There's lots more helpful advice here on Zoonie.org.
I finally broke down and spent more than $50 on a pair of walking shoes about 15 years ago. Living in New York, and doing a lot of walking while traveling, I found Ecco black leather slip ons to be worth every cent. I put a lot of miles on my
I lived and worked in New York City for 14 years. Before I moved there, I had always heard about rude New Yorkers, and I believed that. I had never been to the city until I had to move there for a new job. What I discovered surprised me. First, New