VacciNATIONS

Our partner Scott’s Cheap Flights knows a lot about travel: they have been providing stellar deals since 2009.  So, they have as much at stake with Covid-19 as anyone.  “This post highlights some of their research on what to expect when it comes to vaccines, in particular.   Last week I wrote to you about what airfare will look like once…

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Roamin’ Holiday

Driving in Rome, you say?  Me, you say? Are you in the process of planning a trip to Italy? Wondering what’s the best time to visit Rome? There’s a lot that goes into perfecting the vacation of a lifetime, but don’t panic because our partner, Auto Europe is here to help. With over 60 years of experience helping travelers in…

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Meet Misty Lochs

Welcome to the land where ancient castles guard misty lochs and wild deer roam heather-flecked hillsides. If you want to experience the Scotland of your dreams, it’s definitely here. Travel from the buzzing cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the off-the-beaten-track beauty of the Highlands and islands, untouched by time. You can stretch your legs hiking majestic mountain scapes, or…

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Peace in the desert air

For time eternal, the world has always experienced disagreements and the resultant strife and sadness that often is the byproduct.  So it’s good to see when efforts are made to put the arguments aside and work together to make the world a better place. As we often proclaim here, travel is one way to rise above the discontent and build…

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Divine wine

If you fancy yourself as a wine connoisseur, or even a wannabe, then it is probably worth considering jumping on a plane to see the oldest bottle of wine in the world, the Speyer wine. The Speyer wine bottle most likely holds wine, and was originally found in 1867, in what is now the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany near Speyer,…

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Don’t suffer for your art

If you can’t come to the arts, let the arts come to you with our selection of free virtual museum collections. With the promising news of a COVID vaccine, we need to take care of our mental health more than ever, especially if we want to prepare for our collective comeback to post-pandemic life.  Experts agree that keeping the mind…

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Driving Miss Basel

Basel, Switzerland, is home to over 30 museums, one of the more famous museums is the Kunstmuseum, which is the oldest museum in Switzerland and holds some of Europe’s most amazing collections of fine art. An interesting site in Basel is Kannenfeldpark, which is a park that was formerly used as a graveyard in the late 1800’s and now is…

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Yes you cam!

Can’t go out anymore?  Itching to  travel?  Check in on life outside your front door with these livestreams from across the globe. Our social lives may have come to a screeching halt, but the world keeps on turning. Tune into one of these live video feeds: from African wildlife to one of America’s great national parks, they’re some of our…

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Repo man

A Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 has been repossessed while on the ground in Kuala Lumpur after arriving from Islamab, waiting to return to Pakistan. Passengers were already on board. Crewmembers, since they’d arrived from outside the country and could no longer depart immediately, were all sent to quarantine. The operator of Kuala Lumpur airport was ordered by a court to ensure the…

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OK Tours!

Those in the know, know that Central Europe is still a hidden secret in many ways.  And one of the most beautiful and modern is Prague, in the Czech Republic.  If you have not explored this part of Europe, then you are missing a treat.  The Czech Republic is not a geographically large country, but it has a rich and…

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Cuba is on fire!

Cienfuegos means one hundred fires.  And that will surely be the number of flames that light your heart and your soul when you visit this most exquisite city in Cuba. Cienfuegos was founded in 1819, when French colonists settled in around the most spectacular and natural bay in Cuba. Bringing their elegant, classical architecture, wide, airy streets giving it a…

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Too much, the magic bus

Here’s a “cruise” that can literally take you everywhere. With the exciting splash into the Elbe, the HafenCity RiverBus becomes a ship and continues its journey up the Elbe.   The unique amphibious city cruises through Hamburg’s historic warehouse district, the sophisticated HafenCity and the authentic Rothenburgsort district. The “home port” is located at Brooktorkai 16 in the Speicherstadt, a UNESCO…

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You can be a star!

What to do in a new world where travel is put on pause? For some, it meant perfecting the sourdough. Or perhaps tackling that 1000-piece puzzle you got years ago. But let’s be honest, it’s been the year of the screens. The year of the Netflix queue. The year of “let’s watch Harry Potter all the way through again.” And…

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Too sexy – Milan

Milan is a historic city known for its spectacular cathedral, but this classic city in Northern Italy offers tourists enough charming ancient buildings to keep you exploring for weeks. A car rental in Milan, Italy is the ideal way to tour this historic locale – renowned for its fashion and thought of as a hub for risk-taking contemporary art. Experience…

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Living with the locals

Throwing yourself into a new culture can be one of the most daunting yet rewarding parts of travel. Here are some things to consider if you’re about to check-in to a homestay and check out a place with a community-run operator. When traveling, it’s easy to just see the veneer of culture without really getting to the heart of a…

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Boxing Day Away

Christmas Day is a big day in many countries around the world.  But, in many the following day, known as Boxing Day, can be just as exciting. So, why not treat yourself and relax in a luxurious hotel Boxing Day savings with minimum 20% off! Schedule in a little self-care. These hotels provide the perfect setting for rest and relaxation…

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Stay the night with Frank Lloyd Wright

For those looking to stay in a literal glass house, a Frank Lloyd Wright-created home is now available for weekend getaways in Willoughby Hills, near Cleveland, Ohio USA. Worth more than a million dollars, this completely restored 1,730-square-foot Louis Penfield house features all sorts of amazing design elements like a floating staircase, 12-foot floor-to-ceiling glass walls, heated floors, locally-sourced kitchen counter tops…

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Want something new for your travel list? Czech!

The Czech Republic is an old and modern jewel just waiting to be discovered.  Its capital, Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Europe. It is a frontier of the modern West and the former Iron Curtain, hiding such beauty and elegance that you will be amazed. Prague has a bit of everything: historical monuments, admirable…

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Lithuania mania!

One of the most beautiful and friendly countries in Europe, Lithuania is a hidden gem. But that may soon not be the case, as the country is opening its doors for those looking for a new experience. If you want a change, this is a wonderful opportunity.  And the Lithuanian government makes it easy – they’ve created an easy-to-navigate plan…

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