Understanding the Real Sydney

30 Days in Sydney: A Distorted Account by well-known Australian writer Peter Carey is not, as the title might suggest, a traveler’s guide book for how to spend thirty days in Australia’s biggest city. It’s something much different, loosely framed on Carey’s thirty-day stay in Sydney while he lived abroad in New York.

Live and Eat in Italy with Michael Tucker

What does an actor do when he’s got (nearly) enough money and enough time to do what he wants? Some might buy a second home in France but Michael Tucker (of LA Law fame) decided to buy a house in Italy. Not only that, but he also wrote a book about it, resulting in Living […]

Get Your Australian English Phrasebook

Did you think they spoke English in Australia? Well, sometimes they do, but the “Aussie” language has quite a few differences to American or British English. The third edition to Lonely Planet’s phrasebook came out last year and it’s both an interesting and a useful book to take with you on a journey Down Under.

Travel insurance: Should you or shouldn’t you?

Face it; travel insurance can be confusing; the term can be used to refer to many different things. Here’s a look at the different kinds of travel insurance available to help you figure out what you need: • Trip Cancellation Insurance – This protects you if you have to cancel your vacation in the event […]

Kiva Microlending Website

So a friend sent me a link to Kiva.com a website that lets you lend money to businesses in developing countries to help them grow their businesses. Please check it out and see if there’s anyway you can help even $25 will make a difference, check out the Kathika Profile.

Puppy Child Safety Harness for Traveling

Traveling with children can be a huge hassle, it can also weigh on a parent’s fears. Airports, bus stations, tourist attractions and other crowded places can be a very dangerous place to take a child and keeping them close at hand is not always easy. No parent likes the idea of putting a leash or […]

Travel Product: Travel Computer Bag

If you’re going to be traveling, whether it’s for work or pleasure, many people bring a laptop with them wherever they go, no matter what the reason. Did you know that some airlines are currently charging a fee for any bag checked, even the first one you check.

Book Review: Ray Mears Goes Walkabout

British bushcraft and survival expert Ray Mears is probably one of the most appropriate people to write a book about wandering through the Australian outback, and his book Ray Mears Goes Walkabout was published recently to accompany a BBC TV series of the same name.

747 Things to Keep You Busy In Flight

It’s pretty hard to find anyone who really enjoys flying these days: whether it’s checking in, waiting at the boarding gate for a delayed flight, being up in the air or waiting for your luggage at the other end, there’s a lot of moments where boredom can set in.

Safely Traveling for Pets with a Doggy Car Seat

The frequent traveler and pet lover are often one in the same but traveling with your pet isn’t always easy and at times it’s downright dangerous. Being responsible for your pet’s health and safety is your obligation and if you’re going to take to the road with a beloved pooch in tow then a dog […]

Travel Tips for Women

If you’re like me, even an overnight adventure can mean a lot of packing stress and at least two pieces of luggage, not to mention the purse and the fanny pack, if hiking is involved. Sure, I’m medium to high maintenance and I accept that, but I’ve learned that I don’t necessarily have to pack […]

Travel Tips for Dieters

If you’re on a diet and traveling you can ruin your entire diet routine or you can ruin your vacation by being too regimented. So, how do you find a happy medium where you can enjoy yourself and not destroy your healthy eating plan? The first thing you need to do is get educated. You […]

Go spelunking in Slovenia

Slovenia’s Postojnska cave has been attracting tourists for more than 175 years. Indeed, the home to the rare human fish has been visited by humans since as early as the 13th Century. These ancient caverns are home to some of the world’s most spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, as well as rare species of animals and […]

Book Review: The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations

The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life by Pam Grout is more than just another Top 100 style travel book. Volunteer vacations (aka voluntourism) are becoming more and more popular – Grout quotes a 2008 study which says 40% of Americans would like to do some volunteering while on vacation – and finding volunteer […]

Cruise Alaska with Holland America

For more than 60 years, Holland America Cruise Lines has been sailing to Alaska and wowing vacationers with the unparalleled beauty of the last frontier. The cruise line has gone to great lengths to ensure that the whole vacation experience embodies the splendor of Alaska: The five-star ships feature panoramic wraparound teak decks, and private […]

Book Review: Night + Day Athens

Pulse Guides recently started a Night + Day series of guide books and one of their first was Joyce-Ann Gatsoulis’s Night + Day Athens. The goal behind the Night + Day books, which are part of the Cool Cities Series, is to provide travelers with not only the typical daytime sights to see, but also […]

Make Your Travel Life-Changing By Traveling Magically

Travelling Magically: How To Turn Your Journey Into a Life-Changing Experience is a new book that’s a bit different to most of the books you find on the travel shelves, but I think there might be quite a big niche for it. It’s basically about how you can travel using your intuition, and whether or […]

Tips for Going on a Volunteer Vacation

Not everyone wants to bask on a beach during their vacation. If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, consider a volunteer vacation. Volunteer vacations give you a chance to interact with people from other cultures and to help others improve their lives. Pick a trip with an organization that shares your values doing […]

Book Review: A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean

A book with the Travelers’ Tales imprint is often a reliably good read, but just come across one that’s better than good – it’s one of the funniest books I’ve read in ages. Gary Buslik’s A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean, with its long but important subtitle, “A grump in paradise discovers that any place […]

Digital Camera Binoculars

If you’re going on a once of a lifetime trip and want to make sure you see all the sights and get the best images possible, you may want to add these Bushnell Binoculars to your travel bag. Image View binoculars by Bushnell give you the high magnification and performance that Bushnell binoculars are known […]