Second Cities: Destinations to add onto a trip to Bangkok
by Lori Zaino on January 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Welcome to TPG’s Second Cities series, where we help you find amazing places that are only a couple of hours away from your original destination. This is the way to get the most out of your itinerary by visiting places with fewer tourists that deserve your attention. After you’ve sampled Thailand’s exuberant capital city of …
7 mistakes to avoid on your first international trip
by Mary Kearl on January 25, 2020 at 2:30 pm
The experience of international travel is unforgettable: Leaving home, breathing in unfamiliar smells and gazing at new sights for the first time in a country you’ve never visited. But the mistakes you make on those first trips can also be memorable. Take it from me as someone who has visited 36 countries and spent the last …
Tips and Highlights for Visiting Zurich
by Anna_Timbrook on January 22, 2020 at 11:55 am
General InformationWest Switzerland Switzerland is one of those places people know from photos or postcards, but have rarely had the chance to visit. With the allure of the Swiss Alps, towns like Lucerne and Zermatt, as well as the chocolate and the cheese, there is so much to visit in this country, it is often hard to choose! No matter where you decide to spend your time in Switzerland, one place you will often end up is Zurich. And although most people are in a rush to leave this bustling financial metropolis, there is actually a lot to see and do. And often you can do it all in one day. […]
The Best Places To Go Hiking In The UK
by Millie Kyle on January 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm
Leisure & AdventureUnited Kingdomhiking The UK features a lot of amazing places to go hiking, so picking just 4 places is tricky. I’ve tried to include something for everyone, from stunning strolls through the countryside, to nail-biting scrambles over ridges with steep drops either side. So, without further ado, let’s get started! The Best Places To Go Hiking In The UK Snowdonia, North Wales Snowdonia features the second highest mountain in the UK, Snowdon standing at an elevation of 1,085m. Though there are lots of walks to do in Snowdonia, Snowdon is by far the most popular […]
Asia & Oceania
MICRONESIA FSM – Things to do on Yap – island tour & how to get there
Visiting Micronesia is a delight and that also counts for a Yap visit. Yap is definitely one of the best places to visit in Micronesia. It’s very remote in the Pacific and difficult to reach from most places in the world. If you visit Yap, [read more] The post MICRONESIA FSM – Things to do on Yap – island tour & how to get there appeared first on Chris Travel Blog | CTB Global®.
TONGA – Sample 1-week Tonga itinerary: culture & beaches & island-hopping
The Kingdom of Tonga (in short just Tonga) is a perfect destination in the Pacific to sniff culture but also to do island hopping. It’s one of the last remaining absolute monarchies in the world but honestly, I didn’t notice much of that while travelling [read more] The post TONGA – Sample 1-week Tonga itinerary: culture & beaches & island-hopping appeared first on Chris Travel Blog | CTB Global®.
Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days
by asiatravelbug on December 14, 2019 at 12:40 am
Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days This Tokyo itinerary should be perfect for travelers who will be in Tokyo for 7 days. For 3 days, 4 days, 5 days or… The post Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days appeared first on […]
Where to Stay in Tokyo [7 Best Areas to Stay in Tokyo and The Best Tokyo Hotels]
by asiatravelbug on December 13, 2019 at 10:35 am
Where to Stay in Tokyo Find out the best areas to stay in Tokyo in this Where to Stay in Tokyo guide. Having been to Tokyo 7 times in the past,… The post Where to Stay in Tokyo [7 Best […]
Other Travel News
5 of the world’s most overlooked animals
by Matt Rushbrooke on January 25, 2020 at 10:09 pm
One of the most enticing things about travelling abroad is the chance to see the fascinating and unusual creatures of the world. There are many iconic wildlife experiences, whether it be looking at […]
Top 5 places to visit in South Malawi (beyond the lake and reserves)
by Kelly White on January 25, 2020 at 12:33 pm
Malawi is best known for its magnificent Lake Malawi and is increasingly gaining a reputation as a top safari destination. But there is much more that the Warm Heart of Africa has to offer its […]
‘Skip-Gen’ Travel Takes Off as Grandparents Seek to Bond With Grandkids
by Maria Lenhart, Skift on January 22, 2020 at 5:05 am
More grandparents are viewing traveling with grandkids as a way to get some much-needed bonding time. This skip-gen trend is creating an important market for travel advisors, but there are things to […]
‘Skip-Gen’ Vacations Are a New Family Travel Offshoot for Travel Advisors
by Maria Lenhart, Skift on January 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm
"Skip-gen" travel involving grandparents and grandchildren is an important market for travel advisors to pay attention to. Not only are grandparents more active these days, many see travel as a rare […]
Can Travel Advisors Help Hawaii Deal With Its Tourism Issues?
by Maria Lenhart, Skift on January 15, 2020 at 5:05 am
The many travel advisors who sell Hawaii certainly have a part to play in contributing to Hawaii's sustainable future. -Maria Lenhart
21 Fun Things To Do in New Orleans
by Sasha Savinov on January 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm
The Big Easy, the Crescent City, NOLA. Whatever you decide to call it, there’s no denying that New Orleans is one of the coolest cities in the US! With a vibrant culture, fascinating history, […]
15 Awesome Things To Do in Portland Oregon
by Sasha Savinov on January 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The City of Roses, PDX, Rip City, Bridge Town, or Portlandia. Whatever you call it, Portland is one of the best cities to visit in the USA. With several excellent parks, a thriving music and art […]
Working As A VIPKID Teacher: An Insider’s Review
by Nicola Rae on January 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm
If you’re interested in becoming an online English teacher, you’ve probably heard about a popular teaching company called VIPKID. I’ve been an English teacher with VIPKID for 3 […]
Abtot to host second expert seminar due to popular demand
by Franki Berry on January 24, 2020 at 9:43 am
In the first session, Abtot’s members can learn about complaints handling
Wendy Wu reroutes tours amid coronavirus outbreak
by James Chapple on January 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Asia specialist says tours transiting through Wuhan, where the outbreak is understood to have originated, have been rerouted
POLL: What do you think of the Balearics' new alcohol rules?
by Franki Berry on January 22, 2020 at 2:08 pm
Abta has warned the plans could backfire and impact couples and families
The un-beer-lievable price of beer around the world
on January 24, 2020 at 10:21 am
It may not be a boozy time of year (hello, Dry January our old friend), but that doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on your... The post The un-beer-lievable price of beer around the world appeared first on STA Travel Blog.
Travel trends: the top holiday destinations for 2020
on January 8, 2020 at 4:39 pm
From surprising emerging destinations like South Korea and Lebanon to old favorites like Peru and New Zealand, here are our top holiday destinations for 2020... The post Travel trends: the top holiday destinations for 2020 appeared first on STA Travel Blog.
5 reasons why traveling Thailand in the low season is amazing!
on December 19, 2019 at 8:30 am
If you hear the phrase “wet season” and shiver, you’re not alone. Many people who’ve not experienced the country run (or fly) in the opposite... The post 5 reasons why traveling Thailand in the low season is amazing! appeared first on STA Travel Blog.
Life at Home: New Year, New You
by NomadicMatt on January 23, 2020 at 1:10 pm
Posted: 1/23/2020 | January 23rd, 2020 If you’re like me, you know how hard New Year’s resolutions are to keep. “New year, new you” starts with the best intentions, but after a couple of months, it’s back to new year, old you. Old habits die hard, but they can be broken if they are replaced The post Life at Home: New Year, New You appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
Flight Shaming: Is Flying Bad for the Environment?
by NomadicMatt on January 21, 2020 at 3:14 pm
Posted: 1/21/2020 | January 20th, 2020 As people become more conscious of their environmental impact on the world, there’s been an increased focus on air travel — and, over the past year, a corresponding increase in “flight shaming”. The term is coined from the Swedish flygskam, which means “flight shame” i.e. you personally feel shame The post Flight Shaming: Is Flying Bad for the Environment? appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
My 6 Favorite Hostels in Boston
by NomadicMatt on January 18, 2020 at 2:41 pm
Posted: 1/18/2020 | January 18th, 2020 With its historic colonial buildings, die-hard sports fans, and lively nightlife, Boston is one of my favorite cities in the US (and I’m not just saying that because it’s where I grew up!). Boston has been a commercial hub since the 17th century and holds an important place in The post My 6 Favorite Hostels in Boston appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.