Planning ahead of time is a sure-fire way to ensure that things go wrong. Rarely does one formulate a plan and then proceed to flawlessly execute said plan (especially in the world of travel). My philosophy is simple: if you don't have a plan, then nothing can ever "not go according to plan"
To many people, the idea of traveling alone can be horrifying. Granted, plenty of things can go wrong while traveling solo (getting kidnapped, winding up in a foreign prison, having your organs harvested, being sold into slavery), but plenty can also go wrong if you're traveling in a group, or if
Legendary world-traveler Mr. Rick Steves offers up some of his personal insights into different peoples of the world, and how through travel we can come to a better understanding of other cultures while learning from those different from ourselves.
It isn't every day that one finds (or makes) love in a taxi, but fortunately for myself and one lucky cabbie, that day was about to arrive for the both of us. Our story begins one night in the city of Eilat, Israel. I was determined to see the ancient city of Petra (in Jordan) and had elected
Long is the list of (rather compelling) reasons not to check your luggage at the airport, and compassionate am I in my convictions regarding this topic (been watching a lot of Star Wars recently). Right off the bat, it means you are probably bringing too much, and unless you are bringing equipment
You are checking a bag at the airport. You have to pay fees. You travel plans become less flexible. You lack mobility. You have to wait at the dreaded baggage claim. You may suffer the even more dreaded lost or damaged luggage. You quite literally, have more baggage. Simply put: checking a bag
Fire Island's noted absence of Domino's, 24 hour convenience stores and strip clubs has made me realize that, unfortunately, this cannot afford its visitors all the luxuries of the mainland. However, beyond the obvious there exists an entirely separate layer of absenteeism that plagues