Things to do in Edinburgh

1 Dad, 1 Kid, 1 Crazy Adventure One of the many things I love about this city is that there are so many things to do in Edinburgh, and they’re all relatively close and easy to get to. It’s a pedestrian-friendly city and also has some nice bike paths and routes, including special bicycle stopping zones at red lights. There’s just so much to love about Edinburgh! Museums These are free in the city, and they have some rather impressive ones from the investigating I did. My …

Reliving the Horrors of War: Where to Go to Commemorate the World War I Centennial

Sponsored Article Even after a hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, the tragic event is still commemorated with sorrow and relief as some of us may have heard some personal stories about the war. I personally remember my grandfather used to tell stories about it when I was a child – he had a very close friend who was a pilot of British RAF – with first hand tragic anecdotes that made me more conscious about our lives. That said, I…

Noma: The World’s Best Restaurant

Nordic coconuts at noma.Noma, Copenhagen’s two Michelin star restaurant run by chef-owner Rene Redzepi, recently regained its title as the world’s best restaurant on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Noma had previously been named world’s best restaurant three years in a row, but lost the title in 2013 when it was demoted to number two. With two Michelin stars and the title of the world’s best restaurant, obtaining a reservation at this 45-seat restaurant is extremely difficult. But if you’re lucky enough to …

How to Avoid the Single Supplement and a Great Deal for Canadians

The Hotel Indigo in Liverpool, England. Which came first? Room rates or the fact that rooms are priced for couples? Does it really matter? In most cases they are one and the same. Hotel rooms are typically charged by the room per night regardless of whether there is a single person or a couple staying in…

St. Gallen: This Swiss Library Keeps Your Camera Under Lock and Key (But It’s Worth It)

Tomorrow, we’ll start to spill the beans on a few day trip ideas when making your home base in Zurich, one of which being the town of St. Gallen. Everyone knows part of Europe’s appeal lies in its long history as compared to that of the U.S., and it is in St. Gallen that you can get …

Photo of the Week: Surfing in Sayulita

Surfing in Sayulita, Mexico This week’s travel photo comes from the sun drenched beaches of Sayulita, a dusty surf town on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The waves were going off that afternoon, easily the biggest waves to hit the beach since our arrival. This photo was captured with my iPhone (I get nervous bringing my SLR to…

Top 7 International Cities

I’ve done a lot of traveling, and have been on every continent except Antarctica (I’ll get there, someday). I put together this list of my favorite international cities to help other travelers who might be wondering where to go next. 1. Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok is truly a city of the future. The buildings look like a scene out of Minority Report or The Fifth Element; huge, glittering structures that curve straight up and are connected by pedestrian bridges. The combination of Thai culture and Western influences makes…

Book Review: “We’ll Always Have Paris” by Jennifer Coburn

Rhine River Cruises starting from $1,349.00Receive A $200 Air Credit Per Couple On 2014 Air Inclusive Europe ToursWe’ll Always Have Paris, A Mother/Daughter Memoir, by Jennifer Coburn was a breeze to read […] The post Book Review: “We’ll Always Have Paris” by Jennifer Coburn appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast.

Afternoon on a Sailing Yacht Charter Off Malta

Good day, Today I want to share with you a video from an afternoon sailing on a yacht off the coast of Malta. While I was on the plane approaching the island I was involved in some light banter with one of the flight attendants and they said you positively have to go sailing. Turns out they couldn’t be more correct and if you do come, I highly recommend this activity for…

Cheap Dallas Flights Coming This Fall, Finally

Pop quiz: flying to which of the following cities from New York costs the most, round-trip? San Juan, Puerto Rico? Dallas, Texas? Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas? Or, Phoenix, Arizona? The answer is… Dallas. Of the four choices, air from New York to Dallas is the most expensive — and the $467 price tag, courtesy of Spirit Airlines, does not include baggage fees. Add $70 for a …

Norovirus at a luxury collection hotel: The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki

Stephanie Dowling, spokesperson for Starwood Hawaii told eTN: “Our immediate priority was contacting the Hawaii state Department of Health, containment of the virus, and ensuring that our sick guests read more

5 Cool Spots to Visit in Brazil in June

As the location for the next world cup, it is not surprising why a lot of people are getting interested about a trip to Brazil. Indeed, the country has been long known as the home of the most beautiful and handsome people in the world but no one can deny that the country itself is fascinating…

Parenting a free spirit isn’t for wimps

1 Dad, 1 Kid, 1 Crazy Adventure There are as many different styles of parenting as there are parents. Growing up I was forced into different boxes, so I knew when I became a parent I wanted to provide my child with the space to be an individual rather than just a mini-me. Some kids come into this world …