Off the beaten tourist path, visitors can immerse themselves in new destinations without spending a fortune. Before planning your next global trek, read on to find out how these travelers saved money while vacationing around the world.
You'd think that more than 40 years of fixation on the Middle East, often to the exclusion of more important areas of the world, would at least enable sophisticated media coverage of Middle Eastern politics as it impacts American politics. But no.
After traveling all around the world, I must say there's something really special going on in Nicaragua. I suggest to the pioneers, tastemakers, creatives, highly intelligent, conscious beings, this is the place for you.
Both of my children have traveled there with us several times, even as babies. Here's my take on how to spend a perfect week with your family in this tropical treasure.
Unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But that doesn't mean you should put off your travel plans. Instead, we suggest grinning and bearing it, and ponying up for the flight -- but choosing a destination that's cheap once you're there.
Caribbean expands all the way to destinations in Central and South America. Expand your thinkin -- and your vacation possibilities -- by considering one of these lesser-known locales.
Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means.
Nicaragua might not be as popular as Costa Rica, but it's just a hop over the border and definitely worth the short drive. Most people head to the Nicaraguan town of San Juan del Sur for the beaches, but if you've had your fill of sand and surf, you can head to the colonial town of Granada.
Exactly ten years ago, clinging to a rope in the belfry of the Basílica Menor de San Sebastián, Diriamba, Nicaragua, I looked down to see the Christ hanging above the altar, hands and feet nailed with barbs of sorrow to the Holy Rood.
We cannot ignore the realities of habitat loss for wildlife, the extinction crisis, and the impact climate change has on nature; but equally as important, we should not forget the good news and the victories through conservation action.
When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to.
-- Alex Creange, Oy...
It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.
Snowmobiled to the aurora borealis; snorkeled the Galapagos. Been there. Blackwater rafted New Zealand's glow-worm caves; communed with orangutans in Borneo. Done that.
When I was a young teen, my parents took me to visit poverty-stricken communities in my hometown of Detroit, MI. It was their way of giving me a crash course in philanthropy, and I learned a lot from those visits.
The crowd was sparse because of the rain, but when seeing the little school children look out their classroom windows, it all made sense. They got the message right away: that courageous mothers and sisters were standing up for their rights.
Imagine for a minute that New York City is Dhaka, Bangladesh, and that in the entire city only 11% of all households are connected to a sewer, and of all that waste only 2% is treated.