George’s of Galilee – Narragansett, RI

George’s of Galilee / 250 Sand Hill Cove Road / Narragansett, RI 02882 / 800-399-8477 George’s of Galilee is a Rhode Island landmark! It has been serving fresh, local seafood since 1948 and is the largest waterfront restaurant in Rhode Island, seating close to 500 people.  George’s overlooks Block Island Sound in the beautiful, quaint fishing port ;… Continue reading →

PHOTO: Liberty Square in the Republic of San Marino

Liberty Square in the city of San Marino, which is the capital of the Republic of San Marino. Not only is it one of the tiniest countries in the world, San Marino is completely surrounded by Italy. Though the enclave measures just 24 square miles in size, it is a spectacular 24 square miles. The historic capital…

Is It Safe to Visit Iraq?

When I launched my new tour to Iraqi Kurdistan, I received quite a few emails from people who were interested, but hesitant to come. Safety was their biggest concern and most people were worried about the security issues there. Understandably so. It is Iraq we’re talking about after all. For more than three decades, Iraq has been portrayed in the media as a country dominated by war: from the Iran-Iraq war in 1980 to the Saddam Hussein Gulf conflict, followed by the USA invasion and the …

Rafting New River Gorge, West Virginia: Family Bonding Through Adventure

Rafting New River Gorge, West Virginia: Family Bonding Through Adventure originally appeared on Green Global Travel. With my birthday approaching and my daughter turning 16 in two months, I’ve become increasingly conscious of time. The 18 summers we have with our kids pass all too quickly, leaving us precious few moments to establish strong bonds we hope will last a lifetime. So the timing of our recent trip, which started off with whitewater rafting the New …

California Travel: Visiting the Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena – Photo Essay

California Travel: Visiting the Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena – Photo Essay If you love beauty and nature, don’t miss the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens when you visit Los Angeles. If you love beauty and nature, don’t miss the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens when you visit Los Angeles. It is gorgeous all year long, but we especially love it in spring, so were happy to explore again recently …

The Importance of Embracing Cultural Differences

Why do you travel? It’s a pretty big question, one I often ask myself when the going gets tough, when it all seems like too much. Sometimes I feel like I’m aimlessly trotting around, but for the most part I know what I get out of travel: The experience of different cultures and novel ways of living. There’s a lot to see in the world, and it’s nice to absorb the …

Bologna, Italy – Beauty Without the Beastly Crowds

Alessandro greeted me with a huge smile. ” Hello! Welcome to al Bricco D’Oro.” I laughed and smiled back. “How did you know to speak to me in English? I asked. “From the way you look,” he said. “It is our business to know.” I had arrived in Bologna just a few hours earlier, exhausted by 18 hours of travel from Thailand. All efforts at a nap had failed, and I finally gave up and headed…

PHOTO: Skyline of Bologna, Italy, from Rooftop of Basilica di San Petronio

Click on title to view photo in large format. The beautiful skyline of Bologna, Italy, is best viewed from the rooftop terrace of the Basilica di San Petronio. The Basilca is located in Piazza Maggiore, which sits at the heart of the city and is the most popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike. Most visitors tour the inside …

The perfect Ireland road trip itinerary for families (Plus a Giveaway!)

Ireland Road Trip Itinerary for Families Last summer we took an unforgettable family road trip around Ireland and Northern Ireland. We received a reader comment on our Facebook page asking about the specific route we took around Ireland. Shortly after returning from Ireland we wrote a blog post that shares the highlights from this road trip, but we realized we didn’t actually write a detailed post about our road trip itinerary – bad travel bloggers! Let’s fix that today, shall we. We also have an exciting Giveaway to announce! Scroll to the bottom…

Living to Travel

If you consider yourself an expert on travelling and exploring the world, then you surely know that the best way to ensure a wonderful experience is to make sure you are getting the best deals. From transportation, to food, to lodging, and so many other essentials, finding the best price possible will not only extend your stay but allow you to enjoy more things than could be done otherwise. For example, if you save fifty dollars on your hotel, that is fifty dollars you can spend on trying out some amazing local cuisine. These days however, you don’t save…

A Review Of HotelsCombined: A Hotel Search Engine For Hotel Booking Sites

Hotel booking sites are generally a cluster of links, rates, and options that are often more overwhelming than useful. Eventually you stumble on to a hotel with a decent rating and low rate, simply to end the laborious search process. Although sites like Airbnb have really optimized the user search experience, there are many trips where renting an apartment or getting a hostel dorm over a hotel doesn’t make sense. HotelsCombined…

The Maldives: Life on a Tiny Speck in the Middle of the Indian Ocean

Every morning, I passed Aisha on the sleepy sand streets of Bodufolhudhoo Island. Her black head scarf and ankle-length cloak revealed only her face, hands, and feet. I longed to speak to her, but after greeting me with a radiant smile and a heartfelt “Good morning,” she always lowered her eyes demurely and continued on her way. Like all the women in the Republic of Maldives, she seemed painfully shy. On day four, I finally screwed up enough courage to ask her a question. “Can you tell me… (Visited 305 times, 305 visits…

East Hampton Point – East Hampton, NY

East Hampton Point| 295 Three Mile Harbor/Hog Creek Road | East Hampton, NY  Established in 1992, East Hampton Point is a luxury resort located on Three Mile Harbor just minutes from the Village of East Hampton. It offers a world class waterfront restaurant, luxurious accommodations and a full-service marina and boatyard. In addition to its ;… Continue reading →

Travelling For Treatment, Everything You Need To Know About Medical Tourism.

Medical tourism is a growing trend amongst travellers. If you are considering having any treatment done as part of your travels, then here is everything you need to know before you go. For a long time, the only time backpackers and travellers would ever see the inside of a hospital was when they came a cropper from having too many whisky buckets or after contracting a strange tropical lurgy, but recently there has been a surge in backpackers all over the world taking at least part of their trips to get elective surgeries or some …