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…

My Favorite Not To Miss Experiences in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is one of Europe’s great cities that for some reason still stays off the radar of many tourists, and I’m not sure why. It’s easy to reach, it’s fun to explore and is completely unlike most other cities in Germany. I recently returned from my third visit to the city and each time I’ve learned to appreciate it even more. To help guide your own visit to Hamburg, today I want to share some of my personal favorite experiences…

Denver’s lodging tax applies to online travel companies

In this week’s article, we examine the case of City and County of Denver v. Expedia, Inc., 2017 Colo. LEXIS 300 (Col. Sup. 2017) wherein the Colorado Supreme Court sitting en banc held that “Because the application of well-accepted aids to statutory construction leads to the conclusion that the fair and reasonable interpretation of Denver’s […]

Looking for Lost Civilizations in Ireland’s Ancient East

In 1981, “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” was released into theaters and I was a wee lad of just 5 years old. I’m pretty sure I never saw such an adult movie in the theaters, but I quickly watched it on VHS, to be followed up by the other movies in what surely must be one of the best franchises ever created. Kids are naturally impressionable and the storyline of Indiana Jones fed right into my own interests, even as a precocious child. History, exploration and knowing the unknown, these all drove me from an early …