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The 10 Fastest-Growing Luxury Destinations, From Virtuoso Travel Week

Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay Earlier this week I was in Las Vegas for the 31st-annual Virtuoso Travel Week. I stayed at the Bellagio Las Vegas (home of the world-famous fountains) and had a great time. The seven-day mega-event (which will ...

This Is Another Great Resource for Potential Cruisers

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Stuart F., who added to this tip about cruise resources with another great cruise resource that he likes to use: the Berlitz guide to ...

How Long Does It Take To Transfer Capital One Miles?

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How Much Does a Machu Picchu Trip Cost?

One of the seven wonders of the world and by most accounts the most popular tourist destination in South America for foreigners, Machu Picchu is on the list of almost every first-time visitor to Peru. If you look at Peru’s advertising campaigns ...

Know the Risk of Electric Shock Drowning Before Swimming

There are an ungodly number of things to worry about when you’re raising kids and they like swimming. One of them is electric shock drowning (ESD), as can result from an improperly installed pool light. A heartbreaking TODAY story from July shows ...

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card (2019)

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Is There A Best Credit Cards Reddit?

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7 Best Airport Lounges in the World

Airport lounges vary wildly depending on a whole slew of factors. You could have a great lounge experience at one airport, then go to another lounge by the same airline at another airport, and the difference can be night and day. Similarly, major ...

The Best Bottles of Tequila for Under $15 in Mexico

My advice is always to look for the local bargains wherever you go in the world. In Mexico that includes good tequila for a good price. For a whole lot of brands, you can expect to pay half what you would in the USA. Sometimes less. I’m promoting ...

International Health Insurance Options for Expats

You’ve found your perfect place to live abroad or a beach where you can live a nice life in retirement, but there are still nagging details that go along with the fun. If you’re going to move abroad for an extended time, one of your first questions ...

Borneo, Baja, Milan, and the Midwest

What do Borneo, Baja, Milan, and the Midwest have in common? Nothing really unless you happen to be reading the August issue of Perceptive Travel. Since 2006 I’ve been editing the online magazine featuring travel narratives from wandering book ...

Bike Rio on a Tour or On Your Own

Rio de Janeiro may be a sprawling city, but it’s surprisingly easy to get around there, including on a bike. You can take a Rio tour with a guide and cover a lot of ground while getting some context, or you can strike out on your own with one of ...

Which Countries Have the Cheapest International Flights?

Which countries have the cheapest international flights? Well that depends on a lot of factors, including competition and which airlines are coming in and out. But the data is out there for someone who wants to take the time to crunch it. In the ...

Why 2017 will be the most important year in travel

Goodbye 2016, most people will be glad to see the back of you. Hello 2017, what do you have in store for us then? 2016 brought some seismic changes around the world and no matter what side of the political debate you are on, we can all see that a ...

Löyly: The best public sauna in Helsinki, Finland

The Baltic Sea in January. Normally in Helsinki it is frozen over but tonight I am “lucky” as it is not quite so cold. As I gingerly walk towards the steps leading down to the inky blackness, steam is coming off me. Dave my companion in this mad ...

How To Travel From Colombo To Galle Cheaply and Comfortably

In this post, we share with you essential tips to help you travel from Colombo to Galle, cheaply and comfortably. You might be questioning if you should take the Colombo to Galle train or if a taxi from Negombo airport to Galle might be easier. Read ...

10 places to make you fall in love with the earth

As Lennon and McCartney said all you need is love and as this is the month of love we thought we would share 10 places to make you fall in love with the earth. Now, this is no scientific experiment and we can’t say we have seen all of the planet ...

Visiting a tea plantation in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tea Plantation: General Information Sri Lanka is famous the world over for its fine white sand beaches, delicious food, love for cricket and of course tea. Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s former colonial name is still synonymous with tea ...

The Quiet Side of Ibiza

Ibiza is synonymous with turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, beach clubs and …dare I say it, parties…loads of them. The annual summer invasion of around 6-7 million tourists is slowly but surely leaving its mark on the island and its environment, ...

Top things to do on Iriomote Island, Japan

The current of the river was slowly pushing my kayak along. I was ahead of my fellow travellers so I had this stretch of river to myself. The peace and tranquility enveloped me and I let my mind wander for a while. I needed the break as I had ...

Say hello in different languages

Hello! Our favourite thing whilst travelling is talking to local people about their country and life in general. I must admit I am not that great at languages, Karen is a lot better than me but learning to simply say hello in different languages can ...

The best Eco Hotels in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is becoming one of the world’s leading eco destinations with eco friendly hotels , eco lodges and tour companies practicing sustainable/eco tourism more and more. This benefits the local economy, the environment and the wildlife. It ...

Why you should visit Åland islands: Finland’s fairytale islands

I must admit, before landing in Finland I had never heard of the Åland Islands. That is the wonderful thing about travel, no matter how much you do it, there is always a destination you have never heard of. When I found out that we had to take an ...

The Top 10 Galle Hotels, Sri Lanka

Galle is one of our most favourite places in Sri Lanka, it has interesting history, great restaurants and the old town is so pretty it looks like a postcard. If you are heading to Sri Lanka then we highly recommend staying for at least a few nights ...

Bribri Costa Rica: Meeting a tribe in the Costa Rican jungle

Do you drink and eat chocolate every day I asked the village elder as we slowly stirred the large pot of 100% cocoa? He said of course with a twinkle in his eye. He said a few sentences in Spanish which I couldn’t quite understand (my Spanish isn’t ...

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