Despite your best intentions and most thorough preparation, disaster can strike, whether it's as small as a rental-car fender bender or as serious as a hurricane. Thankfully, technology can help.
Traveling is a complete disruption of routine, which is one of the only stabilizing factors in an Alzheimer's patient's day-to-day life. For someone who is often confused and unaware of their surroundings, travel can be very disorienting and difficult to handle.
Was I scared to leave a steady paycheck, long-term boyfriend, friends and family to travel the world for a month with a lifesize cutout of my late father? ABSOLUTELY. Do I regret doing it? Absolutely not.
Travel-proofing your meditation is easier that you think. The motto is, "Do something at least every couple of days." This is enough to keep you going through travel time and to pick up your daily routine once back home.
From the classiest Parisian eateries to humble Hong Kong Street carts, from NYC delis to the Bay Area's tastiest trendsetters, every restaurant has its own, um, special way of doing things.
Meeting (and bonding with) strangers is an art. Conversation has to flow somewhere cooler than "how long are you traveling?" without getting too nosey. It's got to be effortless, or at least seem to be. And where you try to do it can have as much of an impact as how.
We always recommend checking with the U.S. Customs & Border Control directly for the most up-to-date regulations, but these tips will help make your pass through customs a breeze:
The traditional 9-5 office job isn't your only option. Sure, it works for plenty of people. But if you are not in that group of plenty, fear not. Your options are endless! Here are just a few of the amazing alternatives to the traditional cubicle life that you can take with you anywhere in the world.
1. Colors, colors, colors! 2. It's full of history. Home of the first university, castle, cathedral and monastery in the new world! ...
Most airlines, because they're no longer required to have one, have eliminated Rule 240 from their contracts. But three carriers, surprisingly, still have one. Maybe they just haven't gotten around to striking it out.
I loved the Latin-influenced culture, the vibe, the energy, the white and blue buildings erecting into the skyline, the Art Deco hotels, the food, the people -- I mean, I loved it. I had to go back. And so I did.
By Gary Leff, Condé Nast Traveler If you've never missed a flight in your life, you're spending too much time in airports, says travel special...
Travel writer Joanna Goddard has spent more than her fair share of time finding clever ways to entertain her toddler and baby on a flight. You think you have it bad sitting in front of a screaming child? What about the parent trying desperately to ease the tension?
You didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go.
Transcontinental flights can be trying for even the most seasoned traveler. From spending six hours in the same spot to adjusting to new time zones, preparing for a long-haul trip is important to make sure your travel is as pleasant and as comfortable as possible
Exchanging money before a trip abroad can be a little confusing -- we get questions all the time about how to avoid certain fees and get the best rate. Here are our tried-and-true currency tips to keep in mind, no matter where you're going.