For better, more enriching trips, try traveling solo

For better, more enriching trips, try traveling solo

Slurping ramen at a noodle bar, contemplatively sipping a coffee at a sidewalk cafe, or wandering through a sprawling street market. These are activities that are so stimulating to the senses when traveling, they hardly require a companion to be enjoyed. And yet, so many travelers wait on booking their dream trip because they don’t […]

Latvia: Europe's nation of introverts

Latvia: Europe's nation of introverts

In a comic book produced by the organisation Latvian Literature for the recent London Book Fair, the main character gives a rare smile on realising that the weather outside is perfect. That is, it’s heavily snowing, and thus he’s unlikely to meet anyone out on the roads. As he says, “below zero = below average […]

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Time Travel with Epicenter's “Our Futures”

Time Travel with Epicenter's “Our Futures”

(Photo by: Justin Prather / Daily Utah Chronicle). We look forward to the future and often wish we could travel in time to experience it. Now visitors of the ACME Lab at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts can. Epicenter’s “Our Futures” installation allows visitors to travel into the future and experience Green River in […]

Israel's ban on Indonesians threatens east Jerusalem travel industry

Israel's ban on Indonesians threatens east Jerusalem travel industry

Tourists entering Jaffa gate in Jerusalem . (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) Israel’s latest diplomatic tit-for-tat is playing out with the government of Indonesia, with each nation banning the entry of tourists from the other. Jakarta strongly condemned Israel for its use of force against the Palestinian protesters demonstrating along the […]

Anthony Bourdain, Chef, Travel Host and Author, Is Dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain, Chef, Travel Host and Author, Is Dead at 61

But Mr. Zimmern had some indication that perhaps there was more going on. “Things on the surface never seemed to add up or make sense,” he said. “We have lost someone who was in my opinion the sharpest and keenest observer of culture that I have ever known,” he said. “When we were alone his […]

The Best Travel-Inspired Gifts for Father's Day 2018

The Best Travel-Inspired Gifts for Father's Day 2018

Sure, you could get Dad the same bottle of insert brand of booze you get him every year. But if, like us, you have a globetrotting father who took you on your first trip before you could say “passport” then you might want to be a little more imaginative. From a dapper pocket square with […]

Single parents still paying more for holidays says new research

Single parents still paying more for holidays says new research

Single parents are still losing out financially on package holidays, despite moves in the travel industry to cater for them better. According to an investigation by currency exchange firm FairFX, in peak season a single parent travelling with a child can pay up to £500 more than if they were travelling in a couple. This […]