Welcome to Country: A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia

Welcome to Country: A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia

Updated June 19, 2018 12:42:17 Photo: Many tourists ignore requests from traditional owners to not climb Uluru (Flickr: Leo Li) Related Link: Australia’s first Indigenous guidebook Related Story: ‘It’s not Disneyland’: Climbing Uluru to be banned from October 2019 Every year, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world visit sites of natural beauty […]

Researchers develop ways to cut air travel time by one hour

Researchers develop ways to cut air travel time by one hour

Luggage-free airports, shrinkable aircraft seats, stress monitors and light-guided overhead lockers are among the innovations suggested by EU-funded aviation experts and researchers tasked with making air travel better and faster. The Personalised Airport Systems for Seamless Mobility and Experience (Passme) project has just published details of how it is possible to shave an hour of […]

To eat ethically when traveling, leave your food rules at home

To eat ethically when traveling, leave your food rules at home

A few months ago, my husband and I took a four-day tour of the mountainous Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. The itinerary, which was designed to immerse us in the local culture while benefiting the community, included almost no restaurant meals. Our Nicaraguan guide brought us to the homes of small-scale farmers, where home cooks would […]

Travel Troubleshooter: Yet another tale of WOW Air refund woes

Travel Troubleshooter: Yet another tale of WOW Air refund woes

Dear Travel Troubleshooter: I have been struggling to get any feedback from WOW Air about my refund request for a flight it canceled from Paris to Reykjavik, Iceland. WOW was supposed to book me a flight for the next day, but didn’t have any availability. I asked for a refund. I also submitted a claim through […]

5 Perks Travel Agents Offer Beyond Booking Your Trip

5 Perks Travel Agents Offer Beyond Booking Your Trip

A Whole-Trip Concierge, at Your Service Yes, advisers can book your accommodations and arrange airport transfers, but they can also manage every aspect of your trip including handpicking guides who match your interests, making restaurant reservations, securing theater tickets and booking skip-the-line entrance tickets to museums. “Basically, you adviser can be a substitute for a […]

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