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Join us, a National Geographic author and freelance writers for tips and inspiration to journey around the world.
Conductor Caitlin Bailie, who also does a highly entertaining interpretive dance for explaining safety regulations, leads passengers in a toast with the signature Rocky Mountaineer beverage: orange juice and peach bubbly from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. All...read more
I’ve always loved rodeos, and the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada was on my bucket list for years. I finally dusted off my cowboy boots and joined daredevils, horse enthusiasts, music lovers, families, and wannabe cowboys, at the western extravaganza....read more
As students get ready to travel, there is more to consider than what bathing suit to pack. Here are some useful tips to prepare you for a seamless vacation. Lock it up Many hotels, condos, or hostels don’t have “in-room safes”. Put your passport, cell phone,...read more
Imagine a glimmering, youthful city like San Francisco or Cape Town, built around water, with hundreds of bays and 37 beaches – that’s Sydney. And add a cosmopolitan vibe, sophisticated, athletic, loveable Aussies, safe bike paths and a world class culture to the...read more
Walking in the Maritime Alps leads to the Mediterranean Coast Rocky, snowcapped Alps tumble down to the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean coast along the French and Italian border. My love of France and its sleepy villages fueled my choice to hike through this...read more
Travel safety for woman is the number one concern for students, seniors and world adventurers. I've written chapters in my books and spoken at universities and at travel shows about "how to stay safe and travel the world". Here are ways to prepare ourselves and avoid...read more
Despite its name, only 10% of Iceland is actually covered in ice. In fact, the country about the size of Maine, is gloriously green. Wildflower fields, lush meadows, and rich tundra blanket a landscape of astonishing variety: black sand beaches, tumbling waterfalls,...read more
Let me share my travel tips of how to avoid theft, frauds and over-paying. 1.) Avoid baggage fees. Depending upon the airline you can pay $15 to $75 for the first checked bag, and more for overweight bags. When possible, pack lightly enough to carry-on one bag or...read more
Roof top bars with live jazz at sunset, romantic restaurants, elegant inns and a pervading ambiance of old glamour entice those with romance on their minds to visit charming, historic Charleston. Cobblestone streets and stately squares make for enchanting ambles and...read more
It's easy to travel alone. I have done it off and on my entire life. Now I'm a boomer and it's easier than ever because I'm hassled less. Solo travel is very rewarding. There is a treasury of companionship out there. On a beach in Bali I asked an American woman to...read more
Australia and New Zealand kept calling our names, but let’s face it, they are a long way from home. I was a little overwhelmed by the complicated planning aspects of trying to fly around the huge continent of Australia and how to navigate both islands in New...read more
Safety Tips for millennials going abroad from college students to professionals traveling for business. Bar Tips - Buddy System Go with a buddy. It's better to have two sets of eyes to watch for bad situations. Don't leave without your buddy. Get smart about Rophynol,...read more