Things to Do in Savannah, Georgia: Where to Eat, Play, and Stay

We’re fresh back from our epic East Coast road trip! By the numbers, it was a doozy: over 70 days, we traveled more than 3,600 miles and stayed in 14 cities in 9 states. (All with our cat, by the way) For us, it was part road trip and part reconnaissance mission. We’re on the…

5 of the Best Phone Plan Features for International Travel

Researching options for cell phone use abroad can seem like an overwhelming, complicated task. There are many different companies with international options that vary a great deal. That said, there are certain features that can really benefit overseas travelers, including affordable Wi-Fi options and high-speed internet roaming packages. …

Pre-Columbian Art in Ecuador and the Surprising Question It Asks

Update: this article just won a Latin American Travel Association Award at the RSA House in London. I’m pretty chuffed about that and over on Facebook, some of you have been asking what the award was for: Well, here you go! Pre-Columbian Art in Ecuador and the Surprising Question It Asks Christopher Colombus. One nation’s hero, one continent’s despair. Endless generations of schoolyard amusement when English speakers realised that his real name was Colon. But I want to move past him for now, and focus instead on the art scene in Ecuador…

Travel Blogging for Teachers and Educators

Categories: Best OfStoriesBody: Sometimes two things don’t look as if they go together. On the surface, teaching and travelling don’t seem to be the closest of companions. To teach traditionally, you need to stay with students long enough for them to learn from you. To travel, you need to move from place to place. Not very compatible, right? But fresh ideas, inspirations, and genius come from putting together disparate ideas to make something new.  So if…

Texas Road Trip – Austin

This week I’m once again working with Marriott International and my good friend Brendan Van Son, but this time instead of Route 66 we’re exploring more of the great state of Texas. Although I’ve visited a couple of times in the past, I’ve never really experience very much of the state which is why I was so excited for this new adventure. The final stop on our drive around the state was also new to me, the country’s Capital of Cool – Austin. I still find it odd I hadn’t…

Twin Cities World Tourism Association to be founded at PATA Travel Mart 2018

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the founding of the Twin Cities World Tourism Association (TCWTA) will take place during PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018) in Langkawi, Malaysia from September 12-14. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “PATA assists destinations around the world in the development of a responsible and sustainable tourism industry and it is only through cooperation and mutually beneficial partnerships that destinations can achieve such goals. The Twin Cities World Tourism Association’s mission is in …

Cathay Pacific’s Business Class is Perfect—Almost

I’m not actively in search of the best business class to Asia, though it might seem that way perusing my latest reviews, which have included Japan Airlines and Korean Air, among others. I have been aching to review Cathay Pacific’s business class for a long time, however, so when it an opportunity presented itself I didn’t hesitate. As has been the case with many of my past write-ups, this one will focus less on minutia than most Cathay Pacific reviews, and instead try to paint a more…

How Not to Eat in Lisbon

Finding Lisbon Restaurants Where Locals Eat Breathless, sweaty and most definitely ready for food, I pushed open the glass door and stumbled inside. “Are you still serving?” I asked, the words more direct than I’d have liked. A man walked towards me, in black against the bright white walls, clear-varnished wood and chic-hipster vibe I’d pretended …

Spanish Art Exhibit Reflects Artistic Impact on San Antonio

Categories: Best OfStoriesImage: The city of San Antonio is celebrating 300 years since its founding by Spanish friars and Spanish settlers with historic events all year. That’s why the “Summer in Spain” initiative focuses specifically on the city’s artistic Spanish heritage. With that in mind, the San Antonio Museum of Art is hosting a blockbuster exhibit titled Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid. The exhibition is made up of more than 40 artworks, some of which have not been seen in San Antonio or in the U.S. Adding…

A new way to find great travel deals with Genie Traveler

Find great travel deals with Genie Traveler If you’re like us, you’re always on the lookout for new ways to save money. Travel can be expensive, especially when traveling as a family, so every little bit helps. Today, we want to shine the light on a new way for you to…

10 Ridiculously Simple Travel Tips

Travel is one of the most searched for topics in the world, which should come as no surprise. Everyone wants not just more information on the places where they plan to visit, but also how to be a better traveler. Travel though, at its base, isn’t that complicated. Most times it’s just common sense, but to help everyone on their next adventure I thought I’d share some ridiculously simple travel tips that you may have overlooked…

Las Vegas McCarren Airport terminal plunged into darkness

A power outage at McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, today, June 13, 2018, caused delays at checkpoints and to ticketing and gate operations, as well as backlogs at baggage collection areas, the airport said. The power outage lasted about an hour and affected Terminal 1 and a few concourses. Vegas is known for its lights – the neon alone is world famous on the strip. So, having an expectation that NV Energy is reliable is a given, and rightly so. It has one of the…

10 Nastiest Travel Diseases: What They Are, What They Do, and Why You Don’t Want Them

Wise travelers know to “get their jabs” before setting sail to some far off place. But why? What exactly are these diseases we’re all getting inoculated against? Will they lead to a grim and grisly death or just a good story to tell the grandkids? We combed CDC Travel and other health resources to gather a list of diseases and the most common travel illnesses, and all the reasons why you want to avoid them. The Most Common Travel Illnesses #1: Cholera Forgive …

Berlin, in As Many Days as You Can Stand

Once upon a time, I lived in Berlin. I’ll be sprinkling recollections of my brief stint as a Berliner throughout this post, but the TL;DR version is that if you’re thinking of moving to Berlin, think twice. Berlin is a wonderful city to visit, but Germany’s capital can be a surprisingly stifling home. The next few paragraphs…