Scattered throughout the country and the world are theme parks probably unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Some are interesting and others are a bit strange. Check out these sites and see if you are inspired to visit one.
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Even though it is unlikely, it only takes one hurricane to ruin your vacation. Here are a few steps you can follow before and during your vacation to lessen the potential impact of a hurricane.
Do you need more space, want to save money, be in a more home-like atmosphere? Consider staying in something other than a hotel or resort.
July 4 is just around the corner. Are you ready for a summer getaway? Why not mix the excitement of fireworks with some history. Here are a few suggestions of places where you can see part of American history and also see fabulous fireworks.
If you need to take specific medications with you while you’re traveling abroad, there are a number of precautions you need to take. Certain countries not only restrict some prescription drugs, but also a number of over the counter medications. With some simple planning, you should be able to manage your medications abroad.
Trying to decide where to take your next vacation? How about the happiest place on earth? No, it’s not Disneyland. The people at Gallop surveyed 1000 people in each of 138 countries to find out where the happiest people live.
This week, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers from Auburn University proved that dangerous bacteria can live for up to one week on the areas surrounding your airplane seat.
If you’re going to Europe this summer, there are some weird and wonderful festivals and events that you may want to work into your itinerary. Even if you’re not planning a trip, maybe something will pique your interest and you can make plans to attend. Regardless of your summer plans, check out these European summer […]
It’s easier to get into legal trouble or arrested while traveling abroad than you might think. Behavior that is normal and acceptable in the United States can land you in hot water when you’re traveling abroad. Be aware of local laws before you travel. Here are a few unusual foreign laws that you should be […]
20-50% of international travelers develop diarrhea. Most people recover in 1-2 days without treatment, but who wants to spend even one day of a vacation in a bathroom? Here’s some tips to prevent it from happening to you.
When you’re on a long (or even not so long) flight, watching a movie or television show can help pass the time, or, better yet, set the tone for your trip. There are a lot of lists of things you should or should not watch while flying on the internet. But a person’s taste in […]
One of the biggest problems that can happen to you when you’re traveling abroad is for your passport to be either lost or stolen. Getting a replacement can be difficult because you must go to a US embassy or consulate to get it. There are some easy steps you can take to protect yourself.
It’s fairly simple to protect yourself from sunburn, but there are some things you may not have considered when planning your time outdoors.
With planning you can make the most of your time by visiting a patisserie or a chocolatier either before or after you take in one of the amazing sites in Paris. Here’s an article intended to help you experience Paris both visually and through taste. Here are some of the most famous venues in Paris, […]
Packing for a vacation can be stress inducing enough to make you need to take a vacation. No packing rules work for everyone. If you’re willing to lug a lot of luggage your only concern is luggage weight and cost to check. If you’re like me, and travel with a luggage tightwad, here are a […]
In a perfect world, you either get or renew your passport well in advance of your trip. Unfortunately, the world is frequently imperfect. If you do forget to renew your passport all is not lost. Here’s how to get it renewed in the last minute.