Lithuania’s Loveliest Locales

Seeing the country on a map, it’s easy to assume the list of places to visit in Lithuania would be short. When I decided I was going to spend four days in Lithuania as I plotted out my trip to the Baltic States a few months ago, I thought this would be plenty of time—maybe even too much. While I did end up seeing a fair number of landmarks in Lithuania during my trip, and getting a colorful and eclectic cross-section of the country, I do wish…

Top 10 Interesting Places to Visit in the Caribbean

Categories: Best OfTop 10Body: There is so much to see and do in the Caribbean – how to choose? This culturally diverse region has much to offer visitors, from history to coffee, art to nature. Whether you are able to discover these gems via a Caribbean cruise or find your own path, here are our top 10 interesting places to visit. Take a look… Snorkel for art in Mexico (and Grenada, and the Bahamas) Snorkel or dive to visit the Museo Subaquático de Arte (MUSA), the world’s first underwater sculpture park…

9 Cities in Europe We Think You Should Visit and Why

9 Cities You Should Visit on Your Next Trip to Europe Okay, so a list of “best cities to visit in Europe” is not the most original topic for a blog post, but Europe is a big continent with hundreds of amazing cities worthy of recognition. So, having recently returned from an amazing trip to Europe, we thought it would be fun to highlight a few cities that we love…

Rediscovering Munich Through Its Food Scene

Fifteen years is a long time by anyone’s reckoning and that’s how long it had been since my first (and last) visit to Munich. The thing is, I have no idea why it took me so long to return. I’m in Germany at least once or twice a year, but for some reason the capital of Bavaria had somehow remained off of my to-do list. There’s no reason for it, I loved my first time in the city…

When is Lombok ready to welcome visitors again after the earthquake?

Holiday paradise Lombok, the neighbor island for Bali is recovering from two devastating earthquakes. The goal is to bring the travel and tourism industry back on track. On Sunday two cabinet Ministers: Luhut  Binsar Panjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, and Tourism Minister Arief Yahya flew to  Lombok to personally inspect and assess for themselves how far recovery efforts have proceeded in the aftermath of the August earthquakes.  Upon arrival in Lombok, they were met by West Nusatenggara Governor NTB TGH Zainul Majdi, to then proceed to Gili Trawangan, taking the speedboat from the …

Why a 260-mph Hurricane Is the Best Way to Clean Your Travel Gear

The VerdictThe Bottom LineAlthough it’s loud enough to wake the dead, the decent portability, long battery life, and reliable power of the X3 Hurricane Canless Air System make it a good buy for eco-conscious travelers.The GoodEnvironmentally friendlyStrong, constant air flowLong-lasting batteryLifetime warrantyThe BadExtremely loud 4.5Shop NowBuy on AmazonComputer and…

Up Your Car Camping Game with These 9 Clever Gadgets

Between last year and this spring, we’ve spent a lot of time using our Toyota 4Runner as a base of operations for car camping. We’ve learned a lot about what works, what doesn’t, and what makes our lives a whole lot easier on the road. From better campsite cooking to clever car maintenance to cellphone-free communication in the backcountry, here are some of our favorite gadgets to seriously up your car camping game…

The Swiss Riviera

My best friend and I have been planning to visit Ticino since my I first came to visit her in Switzerland in summer 10 years ago. For a variety of reasons, however, the so-called “Italian part of Switzerland” evaded me until just last week, when I arrived in the Land of Chocolate for the eighth time. Well, one main reason—Switzerland is where I travel when I don’t want to travel. Although we usually go somewhere outside the village where…

Review of Holland America’s Rudi’s Sel de Mer

If you’re considering taking a cruise on one of Holland America’s ships, then you should most definitely consider eating at their Rudi’s Sel de Mer restaurant or experiences. Only a limited number of ships have it as a permanent restaurant (one at present with another opening later this year). On the other ships, it is offered one night during cruises that are 10 days or less. The…

10 Things to do in Quebec with Kids

Things to do in Quebec with kids The predominantly French-speaking province of Québec is the perfect destination for family travel. Québec is quite different from the rest of Canada. It has a unique Francophone culture that shares many similarities to French culture. Most first time visitors to Québec will start by exploring the vibrant cities of Quebec City and Montreal. While these popular cities are loaded with culture, history and fun tourist attractions, there are plenty of fun things to do in Quebec’s …

Four Days in Interlaken and the Swiss Alps

While we ended up spending a number of days in Switzerland’s cities, we wanted to spend plenty of time soaking in Switzerland’s nature, specifically the Swiss Alps and the Berner Obereland region. To do so we spent four nights in Interlaken, giving us four-and-a-half days in the Swiss Alps. We used Interlaken as a jumping off point for a number of day-trips to places like Thun, Jungfraujoch, Lake Spiez, Lauterbrunnen, and Gimmelwald. The Swiss AlpsJungfraujochJungfrau is one of Switzerland’s famous mountain peaks, at 13,642 feet, in the Bernese Alps, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1912, construction was …

Cathay Pacific And The New A350: 7 Reasons To Love The Experience

On September 16, Cathay Pacific will start a brand new route that has me extremely excited – Washington, DC (IAD) to Hong Kong (HKG). It’s a direct, non-stop flight and even better, it will also be their first time using a brand new aircraft, the A350-1000. I’ve been a fan of Cathay Pacific for many years and we have even worked together on several occasions. In advance of this DC launch, they asked me to travel with them on one of …

Jamaica Tourism Minister endorses Mobay Marlin Tournament

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett (second right in photo) engages in an animated discussion with (from left) Director of Montego Bay Yacht Club’s International Marlin Tournament, Londie Murray; Chief Executive Officer of Stocks and Securities Limited Lamar Harris, and Chief Executive Officer of Dolla Financial Services, Kadeen Mairs. The occasion was the launch of the tournament, at CRU Bar and Kitchen in St. Andrew on September 10, 2018. During the event, the Minister shared that the Jamaica Tourist Board will play an integral role in the staging of this year’s tournament, and he looks forward to …

4 Awesomely Adventurous Ways to See Newport, Rhode Island

Even more than Providence, Newport is Rhode Island’s most iconic destination. But, that means it’s easy for visitors to fall into the tired trap of walking the same well-worn tourist attractions as everyone else. Break free, dear vagabonds! Here are four far more interesting and adventurous ways to experience Newport, Rhode Island … Adventurous Things to Do in Newport, Rhode Island (RI) #1: Parasailing with Island Style Parasail (Summer season) I&#…