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Why don't I follow my own advice, and finish all preparations early? Tomorrow I leave for Asia and I'm still crossing things off my list. To make your next trip easier, here's my "Don't Forget To Do" list. 1. Call my credit card company to add a "Travel Alert" to my...read more
The Swiss Alps are a hiker's heaven with hundreds of miles of well marked and maintained...read more
For adventure addicts, Interlaken Switzerland is the perfect place to set up base camp. You’ll see hand gliders land in the town square every afternoon (in good weather). Vendors along the main street have booths offering hang-gliding, scooter bike, mountain biking...read more
Whether you are headed to Wine Country or to Italy, the first overnight trip you take with a new partner can be tricky. Here is some must-know advice to ensure the two of you travel smoothly together. For your first trip together, start small, go for a weekend. See...read more
I could see France, Germany and Italy from the observation terrace perched above a 14-mile long sea of ice in the Alps. Did I climb there? No it's easy with the Swiss Jungfrau Railway. If you love mountains and train travel, there's no place where it's more reliable,...read more
Little Italy in New York offers much more than red sauce dining and the Feast of San Gennaro. Read more from New York City Contributing Writer, Meryl Pearlstein who shares the inside scoop with us. Perhaps you know a bit of the rich and tenacious history of the area,...read more
Airline Passenger Rights 1. Request rule 240, which in the US stipulates that the airline must deliver you to your destination within 2 hours of your scheduled flight time. If it can't (and delay isn't due to weather) it must arrange your ticket on another flight at...read more
Five simple exercises you can do in airports, hotel rooms or a rental car. When you hit the road, skies or waterways, you don’t have to “fall” into old habits! Give your body a daily fitness boost with five simple slimming exercise tips - courtesy of the vibrant,...read more
I love traveling in the developing world, but I don’t love dealing with insects – and I especially don’t want to bring them home with me. However, as more and more travelers vacation in exotic places, that’s exactly what’s happening. As suitcases move around the...read more
Here are some tips to make sure you, and your stuff, are safe and secure in your hotel room. When You Reserve Your Room Ask if they have security personnel 24/7. Reserve a room located between the second and seventh floors – within reach of a fire department ladder....read more
I'll admit that packing for Europe takes effort to select fashionable and functional clothes that are also comfortable. So my packing list for different countries and activities varies. If you're going to Paris, you'll select stylish clothing in your closet, if you're...read more