It's the holiday season, and for many of us that means spending season. Whether it's on holiday gifts or traveling to spend time with family, the costs can begin to add up quickly. Finding ways to save can help reduce the impact on our wallets.
We are a great country because we seek knowledge. My parents sought it and passed it on to me. We owe it to the next generation to do the same.
Whether you like them or not, cruises touch on a tantalizing vacation trifecta: good value, hassle-free planning, and the promise of adventure. Pay an upfront rate and you've got a floating hotel, three meals a day, ample entertainment and activities, luxe services...
Norwegian Cruise, the third largest cruise line, is intent on giving market leaders Carnival and Royal Caribbean a run for the competitive market share of passenger money by adding the newest cruise ship in the world to its 14-vessel fleet.
There's a reason the cruise world has its army of dedicated followers who spend as many of their vacation days as possible plying the seas. The whole experience is relatively stress free, with planned meals, excursions and onboard entertainment.
The sold-out, floating music festival, Groove Cruise has become a hugely successful and EDM fan favorite. Combining the luxury and travel of a cruis...
The cruise experts at Cruise Critic have named the best cruise lines of the year in the annual Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards -- naming the best of the best in 25 categories.
Cruising along the Douro between the cities of Regua, Pinhào, and Barca d'Alva offered the most breathtaking views of vineyards, olive and almond trees, mammoth bridges, the sparkling river below and the glorious blue sky above.
An older couple or a family with older children may not enjoy being confined to a ship with lots of kid-friendly amenities, but younger families may welcome the onboard distractions and entertainment for this age group.
Throughout our childhood we are taught to eat for many reasons and occasions. We no longer know what true hunger feels like. Our bodies have been conditioned to eat for reasons other than nutrition and hunger. Many eat more than is necessary for good health.
Now that Labor Day is in the record books, it's time to plan for winter survival if you live above about 39 degrees latitude in the northern hemisphere like I do as a denizen of Philadelphia. Every year, my Seasonal Affective Disorder seems worse. By February, I am wallowing in despair. I have learned that I need to preemptively plan a trip to somewhere warm. One option is a cruise.
Years after charred corpses drifting in rivers and the smell of cremated bodies had drifted away, hibakushas carried with them the stigma (and ailments associated with radiation). Many Japanese feared the exposure to radiation might infect others.
It's important for everyone else (including the parents of well-behaved kids) to complain and make it clear that it's better to risk upsetting a couple of bad parents than an entire ship.
Cruise lines sure know how to make life a breeze when sailing on the high seas. Family pools and supervised children's programs keep kids (and parents) happy while adults are pampered with spas, bars and pools that are off-limits to minors. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
There are good things about turning 60. You're still here. You're happier with who you are. You care less about what people think of you. Nevertheless, a few months into my seventh decade, a few things are getting me down.
For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.