Take advantage of the #1 rule of air travel: no matter what time it is, it's always acceptable to drink.
The problem with this is that time, seasons, people, and life in general have a way of influencing, making direct comparisons of two very incomparable events inaccurate.
I'm stuck in a metal box 10,000 feet in the sky and there might be a bomb under my seat. I'm somewhat surprised I'm not freaking out. I'm not sweating. There's pride in that. I would've pegged myself for more of a pants-wetter in crisis situations.
Sometimes the best part of travel is that, frankly, it totally scares the crap out of us. It's a chance for us to push our boundaries, do things we'd never do, and (just a little bit) pretend to be a totally different kind of person. Below, we highlight six of the most utterly hair-raising, absolutely can't miss world adventures.
Returning to what has been one of my favorite places on earth since I was a young girl for my first extended stay in years, I found Belize's Cayo hardly changed. Me? I have to admit that, back in Belize at last, I was a little harder to recognize.
As my tattooed friend introduced himself, I felt a little embarrassed, as he looked awfully familiar. He informed me that I'd probably seen him on TV.
I'm following the line of my own story by studying the intersection points with the stories of others. My tools are photography and curiosity. Rebecca Solnit writes that "empathy is first of all an act of the imagination," allowing you to leave your own narrative and step into the story of another.
Firstly, and crucially, assess whether the move is right for you. An international move can be exciting but daunting. Moving from family and friends, upsetting your immediate family life -- you might feel guilty and worry about missing out. This is natural.
With the hectic schedule that follows the start of a new school year, it can seem almost impossible to find time for the perfect end of summer getaway.
Occasionally, the magic of TV and film will flutter over from the sound stages to the real world, allowing fans to briefly exist in these imaginary realms. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the restaurants and bars that briefly doubled as TV or film sets.
Ikaria's remoteness helped shape a culture of solidarity, self-reliance, and, to use a catchphrase of the day, mindfulness.
The best kind of mix celebrates the destination and the travel companion.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? That's what we asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook and the frequent travelers we interviewed on the streets of New York City.
We don't even have to go through security -- the first time that's happened to me -- for the 45-minute flight to Rigolet, then a further 25 minutes on to Makkovik, aboard a 19-seat clapped out old DHC-6 Twin Otter STOL (short take-off and landing).
Marin is not alone on these dreamy trips. She travels with fellow journalists who are also on assignment. And the crew is motley one -- a mishmash of snobs, complainers, wackos, and know-it-alls.
I had high expectations for my visit to Discovery Cove. First and foremost, this is right up my alley. I love everything ocean and animal related, especially hands-on experiences.
Hey, you forgot something. It's okay. Everybody does it. We interviewed hotel concierges to find out which important items travelers tend to forget the most, and we got some advice on how to best deal with your loss.
There is something to be said about the road less traveled. It opens up your eyes and greets you with opportunities and experiences you wouldn't have otherwise. I'm writing specifically about a trip that I took this past summer into the far reaches of Eastern Montana.