Emergency Kit for When You Travel

It is always a good idea to bring along a few emergency provisions when you are traveling by car.  You may never need any of these items but in the event that you do, you will be extremely happy to have brought along this kit.  It can be a real life saver in an emergency situation.  The items that you pack along may vary by season or you may maintain a constant kit that includes provisions for all seasons.  In addition to the medical items that you include in this kit, you should also stock your car with items for car emergencies such as a spare tire, tire iron, jack and other equipment.  An emergency doesn’t have to be big and it can be an … Continued

Keeping a Travel Journal

Whether you are travel to overseas for a couple of months or spending a long weekend in a neighboring city, keeping a travel journal can be a wonderful idea.  It doesn’t have to be fancy, expensive or complicated but it can provide you with a lifetime of memories of your trip.  Sure there are some aspects of your trip that you may never forget but remembering particular details such as street names, historic dates or other significant facts could be more difficult.  For this reason, it is advisable that you take many pictures and keep a journal while you are on your trip.  This will give you a way to accurately recall the events of your trip.  A notebook sized journal is an excellent idea … Continued

Choosing a Travel Companion

Choosing a companion for your travel adventure can be a difficult decision.  It is imperative that you choose a travel companion who will help you to enjoy your trip as opposed to one who will stress you out and prevent you from having a good time on your vacation.  Traveling with someone who shares your interests and opinions on what makes a great vacation can be a very enjoyable experience but traveling with someone who has opinions about vacations that conflict with yours and who enjoys different activities can be very stressful.  Whether you are married, single or involved in a committed relationship you will have decisions to make regarding who you bring along on your vacation. Those who are married may not always have … Continued

The Benefits of All Inclusive Travel

Those who have never heard the term all inclusive travel simply do not know what they are missing.  This type of travel cannot be beat for convenience and options.  Many all inclusive vacation destinations are located in resorts that are outside of major cities where traveling for food, entertainment or shopping may not be convenient.  These resorts are often renowned for their picturesque scenery and isolation but this scenery and isolation often comes with the price of not having a variety of restaurants and nightclubs nearby.  When you stay at an all inclusive resort, you can enjoy the isolation of the resort without sacrificing the opportunity to sample native cuisine or enjoy the nightlife.  Understanding just what is included in an all inclusive vacation is … Continued

The Secrets to a Stress Free Vacation

Many people plan on their vacation being a relaxing escape from their everyday lifestyle but they return from their vacation feeling more stressed than they did before they left for their vacation.  Vacations are not inherently relaxing.  Believe it or not, it actually takes work to have a truly relaxing vacation.  The key though is to do the majority of the work before you leave for your vacation so that everything is well planned and runs smoothly.  Packing well ahead of time, carefully planning your itineraries and dealing well with changes can help you to fully enjoy your vacation. Many vacations spend the last night before their vacation frantically packing for their trip.  Procrastinating with your packing can lead to a very stressful situation.  If … Continued

Tips for Travelling with a Large Group

Traveling with a large group of people can be a very stressful situation.  You are likely to get group discounts if you have a large group and you always have others around to share in activities with you when you travel with a large group but there are also major disadvantages in this situation.  Some of these disadvantages include having to organize a large group before you head out to a restaurant or an entertainment venue.  You also have more people around which means there are more opinions about what the group should be doing.  This can all make for a very stressful trip but there are a few tips for making the most of travel with a large group. Organizing a large group for … Continued

Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

Traveling by yourself can be a wonderful experience.  Without a travel companion or companions you are completely free to enjoy your travels as you see fit.  There are absolutely no restrictions and you don’t have to worry about making group decisions about where to go next or what to do next.  While this can be a great experience, there are some inherent dangers that are involved with traveling alone.  When you are in a group or with at least one other companion, you are less likely to be accosted on your trip because those with ill intentions like to prey on those that they see as week.  While you may truly enjoy traveling alone and may have the confidence to do so and be fully … Continued

Travel to New York City

New York City truly is the city that never sleeps.  This twenty-four hour city has so much to see and do that it is almost impossible to do everything.  New York City has so much to offer in terms of history, culture, the arts and entertainment that no matter what you do, you are sure to have a wonderful time.  If you only have a few days to spend in New York City you can still pack in a great deal of fun an entertainment.  For a historical look into New York City try taking a self guided walking tour of some of the city’s historic villages.  Although much of the city is modern, you will find some of the historical landmarks still intact.  Walking … Continued

Travel to Anchorage, Alaska

The city of Anchorage is one of Alaska’s most bustling cities.  Those who make the decision to visit Alaska would be remiss in not stopping in Anchorage for at least part of their trip.  Although Anchorage is a relatively new city, it still offers a great deal of appeal to tourists.  The majority of the development of Anchorage has taken place in the last fifty years or so.  For this reason you are very unlikely to see some of the historic buildings and landmarks that most major tourist attractions are famous for offering.  Anchorage has so much more to offer to its visitors.  Traveling to Anchorage, Alaska is like traveling to no other city in the United States and it is sure to be an … Continued

When in Rome

As the popular expression goes, when in Rome do as the Romans do but what exactly do they do.  Rome is one city that visitors to Italy simply cannot miss.  More than any other city Rome offers a unique look at its history through your everyday surroundings.  Of course you can always visit the fabled ruins and museums and other historically significant locations but the city itself offers an undeniable historic charm.  Native Romans live their history on a daily basis.  They are surrounded by their history and it is reflected in their daily lives.  The historic ruins and museums filled with masterpieces should definitely be visited when you are in Rome.  Here you can see some of the greatest masterpieces of historic and modern … Continued