Travel

Use our travel guide to explore interesting and exciting places around the world. We’ll show you some of the best places to visit, regardless of your budget and time allowance. Whether you’re retired and have months to travel, or are headed out for a weekend, we’ll find your ideal travel itinerary suited to your budget and travel interests. From sporting events like Wimbledon to that amazing curry recipe you had in southeast Asia, we’ve got you covered.

Ice, Ice Baby: A Guide to an Iceland Stopover

Iceland Stopover

If you’re Europe-bound, a stopover in Iceland is a bonus worth considering! If you can fly out of a handful of cities in the U.S., you can get there for no extra charge to your European flight and can stay in the Nordic country for up to 48 hours! Why not take advantage of this opportunity to experience a new culture and get an extra stamp in the passport? I recently had the chance to take part in an Iceland stopover and wanted to share some tips and advice on how to make the most of your trip…

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Bocas del Toro Hotels on the Water

Bocas del Toro Hotels on the Water

Have you ever wanted to stay in an overwater bungalow? Bocas Del Toro, Panama has some of the best, and they’re more affordable than you might think. I give you my first hand review of a hotel over the water I stayed in for my 40th birthday, as well as a gorgeous, secluded hotel in the jungle that rounded out our trip and left us wanting more sun, surf, and fun!…

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Best Language Learning Software: Fluenz vs Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone vs Duolingo & More!

Best Language Learning Software logo

So, you want to learn Spanish but the options are muy confuso. Or, maybe your visiting Paris and want to speak the native language to fit in with the French? What are the best ways to learn a language without living immersed in the country’s language and culture? Language learning software! It has increased in popularity because it allows you to learn at your own pace and on the go. And their lessons are fun, engaging and motivate you to keep growing and improving your skills. We’ll help you decide which language learning software is right for you based on your goals and preferences…

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My Singapore 3 Day Itinerary

Gardens by the bay at night

Our friend Derrick is from Singapore and recently moved back, making it the perfect place to vacation and spend time with our gracious host and friend. Derek also acted as our local tour guide. He set this Singapore 3 day itinerary for us which hopefully will serve useful for you as well…

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How to Spend Your 3 Days in Seminyak Bali

Water in Seminyak Bali

So you’ve only got three days to spend in Bali, Indonesia. Where will you go and what will you do? We considered Kuta Beach but found it to be more of a party scene than the tranquil experience we were seeking. So we looked a little further north but not too far from the airport since we were only there for such a short time. This led us to Seminyak…

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Westvleteren: Home to the Best Beer in the World

Westvleteren beer cap

During college I studied abroad for a semester in Paris, France. During this time. I made the most of living in Europe by visiting many countries but my favorite among them was Belgium. The unique architecture, the cute cafés and squares, the rich history, the beautiful canals and the food were all so inviting. So inviting in fact that 10 years later my husband and I returned. But this time I arrived with a true itinerary in mind that orbited around Belgian beer. The world’s best beer: Westvleteren…

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How To Get Wimbledon Tickets: A Step By Step Guide

Wimbledon entrance sign

So you are a tennis fan and have always dreamed of going to Wimbledon but are not sure where to start? Well, rightly so! It is the hardest Grand Slam tennis tournament to gain access to. But, who better to learn from than someone who has been through and successfully attended my first Grand Slam in the English countryside. I figured I’d pass along some tips to find your way into Wimbledon…

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Dining in Spain: A Guide To Mallorca Restaurants

Mallorca restaurant

Delicious tapas, cold sangria and cervezas, laid back lifestyle, all in the magical and beautiful backdrop of the coast? What’s not to love about Mallorca. Mallorca, a Balearic island off the coast of Spain, it is a hidden gem if you ask me. Just a short flight from London (or direct flights to dozens of other European destinations) it is full of history, charm and a perfect mix of both sightseeing and relaxation. There are cathedrals, museums and of course shopping. And all extremely affordable. My first time to Mallorca, and hopefully not my last. I wanted to recap some of the places we stumbled upon as tourists in hopes that it would be useful for others should they get so lucky to experience this place (aka heaven on earth)…

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The Ultimate London Restaurant Guide

Street sign in London

When you travel, one of the best ways to get to know the culture is to eat the local food. So when we travel, we do a lot of it – eat that is. My parents (who we recently traveled to London with) tend to do a bit of homework in advance via guides and recommendations from friends as well as Frommer’s. Our bellies greatly appreciated this extra planning effort. So here’s a recap of our caloric intake in London, England, during the summer of 2013…

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A Guide to Roatan Excursions in Honduras

Roatan beach

Looking to escape from the rat race we call life to an island paradise? Do you love to scuba dive or snorkel more than anything you can imagine? Look no further than Roatan, Honduras. And, being the most tourism-driven economy in Honduras while also an island that is separated from the mainland, it makes for a unique cultural escape of its own…

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