Everyone agrees that legroom is a huge deal. But it's not the only way that airplane seats come up short. Some won't recline. Others are constantly bombarded with the scent of the airplane lavatory. Point is, there are many ways your seat can disappoint.
Over the years I've developed rituals to help me tolerate fear and sleep easier when away from home. Some are fairly straightforward, commonsense practices. Others, depending on how remote and/or creepy the destination, are a tad more "proactive" -- some may say paranoid.
Living abroad is one of the most liberating, confidence boosting and downright incredible experiences everyone should experience at least once in their life, before houses, kids and reality really hits.
The unenviable Catch-22 that American rail travel faces: If the trains were nicer and faster, they'd probably be more popular, but unless they get more popular, they'll probably never get nicer and faster.
Think it's not possible to afford a weekend (or even a whole week) away during the holidays? Think again. There are numerous hidden costs to the holidays, from obvious expenses like gifts and food, to little essentials like gift wrap and cards, which can really add up.
Most of us put on our swimsuits as soon as we're unpacked, and rummage through a box of masks and flippers. "You will be snorkeling with sea lions," warns Gabriel Ribadeneira, our naturalist and guide.
Vietnam cuisine is diverse, abundant and attractive to international tourists, however there are some dishes that frighten tourists such as Trung Vit Lon (Duck embryos), Duong Dua (Coconut worms), snake wine and crispy fried insects.
These are the top 12 countries that are well-known to cater to the solo traveler -- due to their safety, popularity among other solo travelers, and overall guaranteed to give you the time of your life.
It's Cyber Monday, and with it has come some of the most aggressive fare sales we will see all year. Our Deal Experts have been tracking the sales for weeks now and got up early to pick the best of the best to show our members.
I remember coming up with the idea of the trip only a couple weeks in advance. And then all too soon, I booked my flight, shipped my bike, and made my way to San Francisco.
Embarking on a long-term trip is both exciting and daunting. It takes a lot of planning ahead, calculating things like budgets and the money you have in various currencies, and pushing the boundaries of your suitcase (and own willpower), in order to have everything sorted for a year-long journey around the world.
I've travelled to Portugal's Algarve so regularly, I've got into something of a routine now, heading west from Faro airport to Alvor, a fishing village in the western Algarve, which retains its olde worlde charm, with a tangle of cobbled streets and fishermen still bringing in their catch every day.
Ecuador's food is as delicious as the terrain is beautiful. Almuerzo (lunch) usually includes a soup, main dish with rice, meat, and (if you're lucky) some sort of vegetable. If you don't have the opportunity to stay, or at least dine, with a local family in Ecuador, there are a few restaurants, markets and coffee shops that will do the trick.