The Ultimate Guide to Visas in Southeast Asia

The nations of Southeast Asia comprise a huge variety of landscapes, from the jungle-covered hills of Northern Laos, to the mysterious sand dunes along the south Vietnamese coast, to blue-fire volcanoes in Indonesia. Southeast Asia is also culturally heterogeneous, from the Buddhist peoples of Cambodia and Thailand, to Islamic Malaysia and the predominately Catholic Philippines, whose islands are dotted with indigenous animists. Unfortunately, while low-cost airlines and improving roads have made traveling…

7 Beautiful and Unusual Things To Do in Greece

Looking for inspiration for wonderful and unusual things to do in Greece but tired of lists churned out by people who’ve never been there? Look no further! Here is a collection of beautiful, cultural things to do in Greece, peppered with a bit of soul and a lot of golden …

A July 4 Salute to the U.S. Air Force

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: It’s a visual extravaganza of the history of flight, and the U. S. Air Force. It’s worth days of your time. It’s the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located in Dayton, Ohio. It’s the world’s largest and oldest aviation museum – and it is an extremely powerful experience. Both my father and my husband’s father were in the U. S. Military. We were both born on an Air Force base. But until our family visited the Air Force Museum, I had no idea of the deep cultural impact that the…

The Long Room Of The Old Library At Trinity College

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Hawaii Tourism to benefit from added air monitoring stations for Big Island vog

The Kilauea eruptions on the Island of Hawaii are slowly subsiding, but are still ongoing, and many tourists have questions about the air quality, also known as Big Island vog (volcanic smog). To address the issue of air quality, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) will install 10 additional permanent air quality monitoring stations to measure fine particles (PM2.5) and sulfur…

Small Town Travel: 7 Reasons to Visit Medina, New York

For me, 2014 was the Year of the Small City. Chattanooga. Raleigh. Buffalo. Last month, we went even smaller. On a trip through western New York, we stopped in the small town (they prefer “village” actually) of Medina NY. It’s not the stereotypical “one stop light” town, but it’s close. For me, …

The Naked Truth About Napoli

“Naples,” the young man I mentioned meeting in my popularMilan photo essay warned me, “is extremely dangerous. The Mafia is there, but if you don’t encounter them, someone will surely try to take your camera or your money.” Of course, this young man had never been to Naples. Even if he had—and even if Naples was the most dangerous place in the world—I knew someone in Naples. Well, not just someone. Someone who, the extent to which he is…

Pretty City Porto (And The Ugly Side Too) – 9 Things To Do in Porto

Things to do in Porto Ah, pretty city Porto, you beautiful place, you. All glowing in from dawn til dusk in a tumbly, jumbly terracotta haze and reflected Harry Potter glory. With your giant gondolas from the port trade, your azulejo tiles and your steep streets to a thousands scenic viewpoints, you wear your prettiness with a bit of grit. A boot in the substance vs…

Spain to Crown San Antonio Capital of Tapas on World Tapas Day

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Summer begins Thursday, June 21. Coincidentally, that’s also “Día Mundial de la Tapa,” or “World Tapas Day.” In 2016, Spain officially declared the third Thursday of June as the special day to honor its uniquely universal dining concept.  Since then, about 20 countries, including Great Britain, Hungary, and the Philippines have joined in the celebration. In the United States, New York, Miami, and Portland have also celebrated the annual observance. Now, the city of San…

Top Ultimate Tips For Girls On A Road Trip

Whether you love the idea of exploring the world alone or are planning a road trip with a group of friends, women on the road are usually independent, self confident, adventurous and definitely streetwise. You are a traveler and you are eager to discover the world around you! However, the truth is that girls sometimes face different travel challenges or pay attention to certain aspects of a road trip than men do. In this article, we’ll share the ultimate tips for girls on a road trip. And you can rest …

Here’s what we did on our Portugal River Cruise with Viking

River Cruise in Portugal’s Douro Valley We’ve returned from a fun river cruise in Portugal and have so many wonderful experiences and photos to share. A European river cruise has been on our travel wish list for years now, so we jumped at the opportunity to partner with Viking River Cruises. There are so many European river cruises to choose from – so why…

10 Amazing Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

If you think travel to Mexico is not for you, visit La Paz, Mexico. La Paz has everything that’s great about Mexico. The food is delicious, the seafood is plentiful, the culture is present, and the nature is mind-blowing. La Paz is safe and clean, and it’s a place where real people live…

The St. Anthony Hotel & The Qualities I Look For in Any Hotel

I was about to write a fairly normal review of what is truly an exceptional hotel, the St. Anthony in San Antonio. As I thought about it a little more though, I decided instead that I would use my experience at this property, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, to share some of the most important aspects of any great hotel. Not every hotel is made the same and, believe me, I certainly don’t enjoy…

Mauritius passport for sale: Travel visa free to Russia, China and Schengen

Mauritius announced last week that it would be offering foreigners the chance to obtain Mauritian citizenship in exchange for a non-refundable $1 million. For an additional cost of $100,000, foreigners can also purchase citizenship for their dependents. These monies would be paid into the country’s sovereign wealth fund. This is the first …