Annie represents what few people actually accomplish in life. Do what you love. Love what you do. This kayak girl knows how to make the most of every moment. Her go for it attitude has awarded her the luxury of a life many only dream of.
Facing steep competition from fellow booking websites, online travel agencies have been experimenting with travel rewards as a means of incentivizing consumer loyalty -- at the expense of straining relationships with the hotels with which they partner.
Back on the ship, I ate, drank and yes, I even played bingo with some of the most colorful characters I've ever met -- the kind of characters Chatwin might have written about had he ever sailed around Patagonia.
Yes, we're super lucky to be doing such a thing, and yes, we've had to save up a bit, but after a ton of research, I've learned that an Earth-lapping adventure-of-a-lifetime is not such an unattainable thing.
As for all the people we've profiled in this series, what ties them all together is that they share is a common and unmistakable trait: they truly believe that who they are and what they have is due in large part to luck.
It's said that good things come to those who wait. That's certainly true for travel to the Grenadines, given that visitors will be spending almost an entire day in airports, on planes or in ferry terminals before arriving at this out-of-the-way paradise. But a myriad of pleasures await.
Finding a good price online (especially during the holiday season) requires diligence and patience, not to mention a great deal of savvy. To help you get the most bang for your buck on your next DIY travel booking, we talked to the experts.
You'd think it would be easy for Paul English, CTO and Founder of Kayak to convince someone to take a trip with him. And yet, his attempts to get wealthy people to accompany him to volunteer in Haiti have proven to be unbelievably difficult.
Where Brisbane truly lets its hair down is off the eastern coast at Stradbroke Island, or Straddie as locals call it. Australians affectionately refer to many things by their diminutive form. Sunglasses: sunnies. Board shorts: boardies. Barbeque: Barbie. An island should be no exception.
Having completed a round-the-world trip across 3 continents, 8 countries and 19 cities, and getting ready to hop around Latin America for a couple of months, I've learned a few "best practices" to make the planning phase smoother and less of a pull-your-hair-out experience.
Priceline's pending $1.8 billion acquisition of Kayak may have come as a shock to most of the travel industry, but Priceline and Kayak conducted high-level discussions about it "from time to time over the past few years."