The New York Times recently ran “Europe, in 9 Walks,” a fun look at strolls along routes through cities and landscape that encourage an ambling pace and plenty of time to stop, eat, people watch, and get a sense for how the locals live. Of course, the idea of suggesting nine walks – in this case, in London, […]

The Economist’s Gulliver ran an item recently about the world’s best airports as ranked by Skytrax. As Gulliver notes, airports are travelers’ first impression of a destination, and for that reason it behooves both federal and local authorities to do what they can to make the airport experience a positive one. In its fourteenth year, the Skytrax report, according […]

One sure sign of the seasons changing is news of spring and summer music festivals that take place all over the world. Whether it’s Coachella, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Fuji Rock Festival, or any of the countless European jazz festivals, it is not hard to make music the cornerstone of any trip. If large […]

I have a friend with no sense of smell. She was born that way, and while she is a fully functioning human being in every other sense (pun intended) she has never known the thrill of inhaling the aroma of piping hot food or fresh flowers. Of course, she has been spared some of life’s […]

In a recent Huffington Post article, Leyla Giray asks: “Can You Be Too Old To Travel?” This is a silly question. The answer is easy: no. Giray agrees. After enduring the excuses a friend listed as reasons not to embark on an extended backpacking trip – hostels, bus rides, lack of privacy, etc. – Giray wisely […]

The Paris Review blog has a regular feature called “Windows on the World”: “A series on what writers from around the world see from their windows.” The last few entries include perspectives on Albania, Pakistan, and Ireland. Each installment is accompanied by an inked line drawing of the view, done by Matteo Pericoli. Typically, the featured writers […]

As I’ve mentioned here before, Paul Theroux’s travelogues have long inspired me, making clear how traveling can be about so much more than a trip from here to there and back again. When it comes to traveling, it is always worth considering this man’s thoughts. As he writes in this past weekend’s New York Times Travel section, we travel […]

I find the National Geographic blogs very good resources for adventure travel-related topics. They are usually a nice blend of first-hand reporting, articles repurposed from one of the magazines, or interesting lists about the “ten best” of something or other. Lists are helpful, but within the context of websites, a list’s true purpose is to […]

Don’t be just like everyone else when it comes to Wedding Transport. Instead of just searching on Google for limousines or silverservice taxi why not look at some alternative ideas. While limousines are lovely they are not very creative especially if you search for the cheapest you can find. Let’s look at some alternatives and the […]

I’ve touched on the topic before, so when the venerable New York Times Frugal Traveler Suth Kugel discusses “The Argument Against Pound-Foolish Travel” I can’t resist playing along. Traveling on a budget is a reality for most of us. A big trip is saved for and dreamed about months, if not years, in advance. The choice to spend hard-earned money […]