Of course we all know the commonsense ones, like: Don't eat where you sleep. Don't wear shorts riding an elephant. Don't talk-back to customs or immigration officials. And never present yourself at a car rental desk after a few drinks on the plane. Duh, right?
Food may not be what created Calgary, but it's quickly becoming a reason many tourists visit (and rave about) the city.
If you are ever in the Dominican Republic, one of the things you have to do is take a road trip! There is no better way to get to know a new place than by hitting the road and seeing where it takes you.
Everybody knows it, but not everybody does it! Bring water with you and drink lots of it! Many of us don't drink enough water so that we won't have to go to the bathroom every five minutes. Go to the bathroom! DO NOT retain liquids!
The real terror behind the Ebola scare has nothing to do with the virus, and everything to do with the risk that unchecked hysteria poses to the vitality of the travel industry, not only in our global economy, but also in the American psyche.
Sure, it's not like I learned how to do the derivative in Pisa or calculate velocities in Rome, but I did learn practical information like how to find my way around the underground when my family was packed in a subway car like sardines and how to avoid getting pick-pocketed.
Without someone to split the tab with, how can you ensure you have the same enriching experiences?
One of our biggest concerns when we travel abroad is how to keep our passports safe. Do we keep it in our hotel room? What do we do when we need to carry it with us? Luckily, I recently came across a new alternative that can solve this traveler's dilemma.
If you're hoping to fly home using miles on the Friday before Christmas, you probably won't have much luck. But there's much less demand for seats on Christmas Day. You might be able to book a 9 a.m. flight using miles and still make it home in time for Christmas dinner.
Miguel Vieira / Flickr Between transportation, gear, lodging, meals and lift tickets, skiing and snowboarding can be an expensive hobby. But it also...
We've tracked down some of the most interesting hostels from all over the world and you won't believe some of these places exist (and are open to travelers).
It's probably safe to say the idea of tipping the flight attendant has never crossed your mind, but apparently a whopping 30 percent of flyers have done it. How do you feel now, cheapskate? We asked national etiquette expert and owner of The Protocol School of Texas, Diane Gottsman, exactly who we should be tipping, and how much.
Flying has come a long way, but unless you've got a little extra cash to go first or business class, coach still leaves much to be desired in terms of comfort and ease.
One of the best arguments for using miles instead of cash to book your flights is that the routing rules are so much more flexible for award travel. Many loyalty programs allow you to add connections, stopovers and open jaws to your itinerary -- meaning you can combine multiple trips into a single award.
Last year I was walking with a friend along the water in my hometown of San Francisco and I stopped mid-conversation, gobsmacked to see a towering b...
Dreaming of sipping sangria on the beaches of Barcelona or roaming the illuminated Christmas markets in Munich? Now is the perfect time to feed your wanderlust and take a spontaneous trip to explore Europe -- without getting out your passport!