Travel Tips

Best Places To Travel With The U.S. Dollar

Friday, July 31, 2009

Allright, perhaps not the best places to travel with the greenback, but at least the places that are far more affordable now than they were a year ago when your Benjamins were worth their worst, as listed by Forbes (whose basement dwelling number-crunchers looked at all countries where the USD gained 15% over the past […]

Top Three Spots For Do-It-Yourself Safaris

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

With over 21 public reserves within its borders (not to mention the scores of others located in bordering Mozambique and Botswana), safariing in South Africa can be both accessible and affordable, you just need to know where to go. The Sydney Morning Herald names their three top spots for game-watching and nature-gawking on the cheap. […]

Ten Ways To Get More From The Airlines

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Chicago Tribune shook down a travel expert from American Express and uncovered ten dirty little secrets to getting deals from the airlines. Some highlights: • Ever flown first-class? Me neither, but there are plenty of ways to do so without paying more. Last-minute tickets (especially international) as well as booking through travel agents are […]

Ten Tips For Traveling In India

Sunday, July 19, 2009

India is a breathtaking, beautiful, but at times bewildering country. Here are my tips on how to make a trip to the sub-continent run smoothly while making the budget stretch, as I learned from my recent trip to Delhi and Rajasthan with my other half — The Norwegian. By Jenny Wight 1) They say the […]

I Want To See Pakistan But Am A Little Worried To Visit. Where Should I Go?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Located smack in between India and China in Pakistan’s Northern Areas, the Hunza Valley may be the best bet for the intrepid traveler hoping to experience Pakistan but who’s a tad bit worried about visiting, as the FT describes. Despite the jihadis who dominate the airwaves, however, Pakistan has a proud tradition of hospitality to […]

An Insider’s Guide To The Top 10 Destinations In Asia

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Looking for some ideas for your next trip? Here are 10 must-see spots in Asia as revealed by an insider. Asia is the ultimate travel destination for the summer: easily accessible, endlessly diverse and comfortably affordable. With exciting cities, scenic splendor, fascinating wildlife, towering monuments and unique festivals, all of your best travel stories are […]

So You Want To Be A Travel Writer . . .

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I was sitting in my regular bedroom at my computer in my quaint, charming, rustic hometown of Brooklyn, New York, with my dog, Wilson, at my feet when I came across David Farley’s article on how to avoid writing bad travel articles. Some of his more useful tips include not immediately interjecting you and your […]

Top 3 Airline Websites (And The 3 Worst)

Friday, June 5, 2009

I was reading this post over at Budget Travel about a guy, so fed up with the American Airlines website, decided to redesign the front page to show the big boys how it’s done, at least in the mind of a 22-year-old web designer. Here’s the result. This got me thinking: Which airline has the […]

How To Go On An Endless Vacation

Friday, May 8, 2009

This article from MSNBC popped up a little time ago and lists nine tips on how you can go ahead and live that endless vacation, just like you’ve always dreamed. Wow, that kind of sounded a little infomercially didn’t it? The piece is a little more basic than hawking real estate or patenting inventions, it’s […]

Your Guide To Tipping Around The World (or) How Not To Be Hated By Waitstaff While Traveling

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fodor’s listed their 5 easy tips for tipping around the world, with the key being #1: When in doubt, tip 15% (food, taxi, tuk-tuk ride). Sure, in most places that may be exceedingly generous (and in some places, towards the lower end), but it’s a safe bet and it will at least keep you from […]

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