Travel blogger: 'I worked 110 hours a week'

Travel blogger: 'I worked 110 hours a week'

THOSE wishing their dream holiday would never end, may be in luck after all. If they work really, really hard. Lithuanian-born Karolina Valeikaite, 24, and her boyfriend Italian Marco Coppola, 26, met at a restaurant in London a few years ago — but now they travel the world for free. The couple started their travels […]

For Special Needs Travelers, Travel Agents Can Make All the Difference

For Special Needs Travelers, Travel Agents Can Make All the Difference

“Accessible travel is not just a niche market — it will soon take up 25 percent of the travel market,” said John Sage, president of Accessible Travel Solutions (ATS), a Houston-based tour company. In fact, 19 percent of the U.S. population has a disability and 49 percent of U.S. seniors have a disability, according to […]

The complex art of apology in Japan

The complex art of apology in Japan

It was 01:00 in Tokyo and we were trying to get into an apartment with a pair of stolen keys. We’d got lost trying to find our Airbnb, and were now at an address that looked 90% right. Turns out in the middle of the night that’s close enough. There were keys in the letterbox, […]

5 tips for women travelling solo

5 tips for women travelling solo

Jennifer Morris, the owner of Travel Savvy, shares a few useful tips for females travelling solo, writes Clinton Moodley Research before you travel: Read up on your destination. Ask yourself whether it is safe for women to travel alone and whether there have been any recent incidents.  “Read as many forums and blog pages to know […]

With travel-inspired rooms, staycation has never looked better

With travel-inspired rooms, staycation has never looked better

Maybe your budget is keeping you from skipping town — or perhaps your boss is to blame. Even without an out-of-town adventure or hotel overnight on the calendar, travel-inspired interiors can banish the daily doldrums. Introducing elements from your favorite destinations into your home can help make every day feel a bit more like vacation […]

10 unusual cruise ship amenities

10 unusual cruise ship amenities

(CNN) — Cruise industry folks know that vacationers have literal boatloads of sailing options to choose from these days, inspiring the trend to outfit ships with the most whiz-bang attractions and amenities at sea. Today you’ll find souped-up ships oozing outrageous features — such as amusement park-worthy diversions (racetracks with hairpin turns), high-tech innovations (robot […]

The Best Portland, OR Travel Tips From Our Readers

The Best Portland, OR Travel Tips From Our Readers

Damn, we’re excited to go back to Portland. Over a hundred commenters gave advice for visiting or living there in this week’s Hack Your City. While rapid growth threatens to stifle what made the city so attractive, for now Portland is still a quirky, fun, easygoing city where it’s hard to have a bad time. […]