Even the most seasoned travelers can encounter unexpected snafus, from flight delays and inclement weather to lost passports. But while you can’t do much to prevent those mishaps, there are certain things you can do to make sure you’re as prepared as possible if and when they happen. Ahead, 10 rookie mistakes travelers make — along with advice on how...
Number of passengers Ocean: Up to 6,296 (Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas). River: Up to 190 (on Viking River Cruises).   Destinations Ocean: Remote islands like Tahiti, major Mediterranean ports, far reaches of the globe (the North Pole region, for example). River: Inland cities and towns most oceangoing ships can’t get close to (like Luxor, Egypt, and Budapest).   Excursions Ocean: From ATV jungle treks to Zodiac boat trips to ice floes in Antarctica. River: Small-scale walking...
Expansive sapphire-blue skies, soaring red rocks, shifting white sand dunes that gleam in the sun — what better way to beat the cold than with a vacation to a desert? Forget the Sahara: You can find surreal and expansive landscapes to explore in the American Southwest and Pacific. From glamorous desert cities that buzz with excitement to solace-inspiring stretches...
Although all-inclusive resorts are less popular in the United States than Mexico or Caribbean islands, there are some available for travelers who want to simplify their vacation. From Hawaii to New Hampshire, these hotels have all-inclusive packages available so you don't have to think too hard about what you'll be eating for meals. Note that all-inclusive packages in the...
International travel can be overwhelming to new travelers -- especially when regulations are in play. Scam artists are aware of this fact, and often target new international travelers and their passports before they leave home. With promises of validating passports or fast tracking visa applications, scam artists are quick to separate travelers from their money through any number of passport scams. In...
For travelers looking to experience an exotic beach location, Brazil is a great destination. The largest country in South America is known for great soccer players, tropical rainforests, beautiful women, and beautiful beaches. Those who travel to the beaches in Brazil will also find charm in the vibrant music and dance culture, the excellent cuisine, and large festivals like Carnival. Here...
Enjoy cold and snowy days in the world's winter capital. Oslo Winter Park The largest ski resort in the Oslo area, with 18 slopes and 11 lifts, just 30 minutes from the city centre. Oslo Winter Park expects to open... Spikersuppa Skating Rink The Spikersuppa ice skating rink in the middle of Oslo city centre is open and free for everybody. ...
Fall is often referred to as the sweet spot of travel for many destinations because you’ll encounter fewer crowds and pleasant weather, post summer’s high season. The Best Affordable Fall Destinations for 2017 Read on to find out where the best fall destinations are this year—both near and far—if you’re on a tight budget. India   With monsoon season (see editor’s note) coming to...
I recently came back from a 3-week adventure backpacking around Europe. I walked the cobblestone roads Julius Caesar did over 2,000 years ago, celebrated the San Juan Festival in Barcelona while dodging fireworks on the crowded beaches illuminated by bonfires, watched men competitively dive from the top of Copenhagen’s Opera House into the city’s harbor, and wandered into the March...
Stunning views of the Hollywood Sign unfold at your own pace on hiking trails that meander through the rolling chaparral of the Santa Monica Mountains.  Trails originally blazed by paws, hooves, and yucca-thatched moccasins now connect us to cultural as well as natural wonders. The western frontier of Griffith Park offers hikers amazingly close encounters with the Sign, which...




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