United Business Class Review: Maybe Mile Worthy

? Flying business class is costly (unless your business is paying) so whether its miles or money, if you’re spending either it’s worth shopping around. United, which pretty much has the worst public relations of any airline at the moment, has locked down some key North America to Europe routes – meaning though you may not particularly want to – you might find yourself leaning toward flying …

Exploring Greenwich, London: 21 top things to do

I’ve been living in Greenwich for a few years now and explored most of its attractions which I’d like to share with you. The first thing people say when visiting Greenwich is how different it is to the rest of London. It’s extremely leafy and quaint which makes you feel like you’ve travelling back…

Malmö’s Murals: Street Art in South Sweden

If you dip into my archive, you’ll find I’ve written quite a lot about street art in various cities around the world. Most of them you’ll already know about though. Every mother and her son who goes to Berlin has written about it, and the same goes for London, Lisbon and Reykjavik. But what about Malmö? What about Malmö? I can hear you say. Well there’s street art there too. Of course it can’t be compared to the aforementioned cities. But if you’re looking for quality over quantity, the ones that can be spotted in Sweden’s 3rd largest city …

Must Stay: Meghauli Serai, a Luxurious Taj Safari Lodge in Nepal

A wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal is the perfect complement to the unforgettable cultural touring and breathtaking scenery in other parts of the country. The best way to experience beautiful Chitwan is with a stay at Meghauli Serai, a Taj Safari Lodge in an ideal location on the edge of the Rapti River and the national park. The intimate lodge has 16 villas overlooking the river and the subtropical jungle of Chitwan. Each features a luxurious bedroom, an expansive indoor-outdoor …

10 Great Rail Journeys Around the World

A collection of great rail journeys around the world: from the legendary Trans-Siberian railway to the Australia’s Ghan. There’s something romantic about train travel. Perhaps it’s the hypnotic chugging of the wheels. Or maybe it’s the notion of seeing the world fly by outside your window that makes it so nostalgic and charming in…

We’re off to see the Wizard

Oz Museum Actually, that wasn’t our intent when DJ and I were on a recent road trip to Denver from Indianapolis for Thanksgiving.  Just off Interstate 70 is the Oz Museum located in Wamego, Kansas (there just so happens to be another in Liberal, Kansas in the southern part of the state).  You know there is no way I was letting this slip by so the decision to stop was made. The museum is about 10 miles north of I-70 and when you get into the main part of town, you’ll catch a glimpse of the…

How To Fly With An Emotional Support Animal (ESA)

? You probably read recently about United Airlines barring a woman and her emotional support peacock from boarding a flight. Those reports made me wonder what it might take to book a flight with an emotional support animal – a koala bear in this case – in the video above you can see what happened. During the process I came to learn a lot about emotional support animals (ESAs), the process for booking a flight with one, and why the airlines have started to enforce more restrictions on passengers with ESAs. Here’s how to book a flight with …

PHOTO: Great Pyramid of Giza, also Known as Pyramid of Khufu

I’d long wanted to visit the Egyptian pyramids, but kept putting it off due to scheduling and concerns over safety in the region. Last fall, I finally made it. One of the biggest surprises for most travelers is the location of the pyramids. Photos show them surrounded by sand, as if they are solitary structures far out in the desert. In truth, they are located on the opposite side of a busy street that fronts the archeological park in Giza, the city located just across the river…

Adventures in China, Part 3

By Julianne Keskey This is Part 3 in a 4 Part series of Adventures in China. For Part 1, click here & for Part 2 click here. After a few days of work (and a little play) in Luoyang, we were all curious and ready to explore more of Henan Province. With our complimentary bus tour, our first stop was the Longmen Grottoes just outside of Luoyang. Chilly rain and fog greeted us when just days ago the weather was beautiful, sunny and …

Private Scenic Seaplane Excursions to Halong Bay

One of the best ways to experience Halong Bay in Vietnam is by private seaplane. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is one of the most spectacular natural sights in Vietnam and Artisans of Leisure arranges private scenic flights from Hanoi over the bay. Fly over the dramatic karst peaks and admire the scenery from above before landing and boarding a private boat for a cruise through the bay aboard a traditional sailing junk. Pass floating villages, visit iridescent grottos, dine on fresh seafood for lunch and enjoy swimming and kayaking among the bay’s…

PHOTO: Tomb of Sennedjem, Temple of the Artisans in Luxor, Egypt

Interior of the Tomb of Sennedjem at Temple of the Artisans at Deir el Medina in Luxor, Egypt. Though every one of the tombs has a prominent sign saying “no photos,” in many cases an Egyptian guide would follow me inside and allow photos in return for baksheesh (a bribe). In most instances I declined, but this particular tomb …

The Best Travel Apps Of 2018

? Travel apps are useful though tend to give you diminishing efficiency the more of them you load on your phone. Over the past 12 months, I’ve tested a lot of travel apps, but these are the ones I kept and ended up using the most in the last year. You can see all of the apps I would recommend to you in the video above or read on. These are the…

15 things to do in Karakol

Last year I had the privilege of visiting Kyrgyzstan for the first time. I attended the World Nomad Games, got a taste of adventure travel around Song Kol, briefly visited Karakol and then lingered for while in the capital city of Bishkek. In many ways, it was the perfect introduction to the country; however, I…

Surviving the Touts at the Temples and Tombs of Luxor, Egypt

I looked up from my yogurt and fresh fruit just as a wonderfully strange bird landed on the low wall around the rooftop of Beit Sabee Guest House. The Hoopoe is a fairly common bird in Egypt, but I’d never seen anything like it. His red-crested head swept backward to a perfect point, while his long stiletto beak arced downward – two ends of a double-tipped javelin. One beady black eye peered at me with curiosity. Slowly, I picked up my camera and snapped a photo. Seconds later… The post Surviving the …