Learn How the World Changed on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of U.S. Civil Rights Trail for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. “Well that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Why does that matter?” Kalyra’s innocent response summed it up perfectly. I was talking to her about privilege and how some people have more of it than others, purely as a result of where…

Buggy Tour in Iceland – My “Amazing Race” Inspired Off-Road Adventure

There was a time, in the not so distant past, when I labeled myself as an adventure traveler. While I still do enjoy some adventure experiences, many of them I just don’t like. For some reason though, in Iceland things are different; I change. I revert to my old adventure traveling ways and embrace the moment, always happy for the …

5 Important Experiences on the U.S. Civil Rights trail in Montgomery AL

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of U.S. Civil Rights Trail for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. “It was the beginning of a flame that would go across America” Joe Azbell, Montgomery Advertiser Reporter Joe Azbell was reporting on the gathering of nearly 5000 blacks in the Holt St Baptist Church in Montgomery to decide on what they’d do in regards to the arrest of Rosa Parks, a quiet courageous lady who decided she would not give up her seat on…

Meet the once-scruffy border town everybody’s talking about

Time to give this misunderstood city a second chance. The post Meet the once-scruffy border town everybody’s talking about appeared first on Orbitz.

Elephant Nature Park in Thailand: Voluntourism at Its Best

It’s easy to admonish digital travel content as too vapid or insincere and, honestly, a lot of it deserves those criticisms. But to brush an entire medium with one broad stroke is irresponsible, and there are many bloggers out there creating some wonderful stories and sharing information that needs to see the light of day. One of those stories is about a special reserve in Northern Thailand. I first learned of it a few years ago when another blogger was working there. Ever…

Tourist purchases annual pass to SeaWorld: Did park breach EZ pay contract?

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Herman v. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc., Case No. 8-14-cv-3028-T-35JSS (M.D. Fla. 2017) wherein the Court noted that “Plaintiffs purchased annual passes to theme parks owned by SeaWorld through SEAWARD’s ‘EZ Pay’ system. Which allowed consumers to [pay for an annual pass over twelve installments in […]Click on the headline to read the full article… – Submit your own story idea click here –

Do You Know the Way to Saint-Tropez…?

First of all, let me apologize for the title of this post, but I couldn’t resist no matter how corny it may be. The fact is though that my visit to one of France’s swankiest coastal communities, Saint-Tropez, was anything but corny. No, it was one of many highlights while sailing the Mediterranean with Viking Ocean Cruises but I’m willing to bet that my experience in this small town was far different than most visitors. Traveling to the south of France in December is…

Updated: A Few Things You Should Know About Travel in Iceland

After my first trip to Iceland in 2012, I shared on this site a series of tips and insights into what has since become one of my favorite countries to visit. The problem with that was that I didn’t know nearly as much as I thought I knew about Iceland when I wrote that post. Reading back through it, the information is still sound (mostly) but it lacks a certain level of nuance, of insight which is why I want to provide an updated version today. In addition to…

Enjoying the Best of Rome Pre-or Post-Cruise

While many cruise lines have Rome on their schedules, it’s usually as either the start or end of the trip, which for the traveler means precious little time spent in this great world capital. That was the case for me on my most recent Viking Ocean Cruise from Barcelona to Rome and since Rome has quickly become a new favorite city of mine, I knew that I wanted to spend some time exploring it again following the end of my cruise adventure. Whether you arrive a couple of days before…

Sour relations? UNWTO, the new Zimbabwe tourism minister and Walter Mzembi

Zimbabwe and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) relations are set for major improvement with the global body pledging to host another high profile event in the country in 2019, the Zimbabwe Broadcast Corporation (ZBC) said in a report published yesterday. It’s hard to understand what “major improvements” the ZBC is referring to. It […] Click to read the full article Sour relations? UNWTO,

Africa’s first masterclass reveals dynamic line-up of experts

Africa Tourism Partners, a member of TravelMarketingNetwork has unveiled a dynamic line-up of renowned experts for its forthcoming Africa MICE Masterclass scheduled to take from 20 to 23 February 2018 at Emperors Palace, near O.R, Tambo Airport in Gauteng, South Africa. This professional development course, which focuses on Africa‘s MICE industry practitioners, offers a comprehensive […] Click to read the full article Africa’s first masterclass reveals dynamic line-up of experts

Here’s how to really help Caribbean islands hit hard by Irma

Storms and floods are hurricane season basics in the Caribbean. But Irma was different. Described as a “monster,” the Category […] The post Here’s how to really help Caribbean islands hit hard by Irma appeared first on Orbitz.

Experiencing Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy in Three Unique Ways

I love exploring world wonders, whether it’s an impressive example of architecture or, even better, one of Mother Nature’s many achievements. That’s why visiting the Bay of Fundy played such a central role for me during my week in Nova Scotia, and throughout those 7 days I experienced this remarkable natural wonder in a variety of ways. With the …

Exploring Spain With Abercrombie & Kent – My Favorite Experiences and Takeaways

Sometimes in life we just click with other people, places and even companies, and that’s certainly been the case for me with the luxury tour provider Abercrombie & Kent. First patronizing their extraordinary services last year in Tanzania, a few months ago I had the great opportunity to try something a little different, a small group tour around Spain. Connections Journeys are Boutique Group trips that focus on the…