An Insider's Guide to Travel: News, Tips, Information & Inspiration

Archive for April, 2007

Travel Tips

Learning a Language In-Flight

Have you ever been headed to an exotic, far-off destination and suddenly felt unprepared because of a language barrier? Well, why not learn the language in-flight? Several airlines have teamed… Read More…

Finding Cheap International Flights
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tips

Finding Cheap International Flights

While the number of low-cost airlines has proliferated in recent years, finding flights on them can still be a chore. The truth is, most major travel search engines, such as… Read More…

Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Hidden Hotel Fees

More and more hotels are tacking on hidden fees to your hotel bill. According to accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, hotels will charge travelers almost $2 billion in hidden fees and surcharges… Read More…

Moscow
Destinations / Europe / Off The Brochure / Travel News

Moscow

Time in Moscow Moscow is a dichotomy of a grand old city steeped in history and culture, and a bustling, modern metropolis filled with flashy cars and flashier models. When… Read More…

Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Emergency Kit

If you’re planning an international trip, especially to a destination that’s not a developed country, keeping a travel emergency kit can be a lifesaver.

Airport Design and You
Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog

Airport Design and You

April 25, 2007 So much about U.S. airports and airport design is counterintuitive. Not long ago, I remember seeing a billboard as I was driving to the Fort Lauderdale airport… Read More…

Travel Tips / Women's Travel

Safety Tips for Women Travelers

If you’re a woman who travels alone — or know one who does — check out these important safety tips. Some safety tips for women travelers apply even at home…. Read More…

Literary Tours: Great American Writers
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Entertainment / Travel News

Literary Tours: Great American Writers

Great literature is supposed to spark our imagination, but it can also inspire many of us to travel. In fact, many of us can’t help but want to take a… Read More…

Travel Tips

Avoiding Bed Bugs in Hotels

Want to make sure the bedbugs don’t bite while traveling? Find out what you need to know about the increase in bedbugs in hotels — and how you can avoid… Read More…

Bangkok
Asia / Destinations / Off The Brochure / Travel News

Bangkok

Time in Bangkok From backpacking soul seekers to cosmopolitan business travelers, Bangkok is a mecca for adventure seekers worldwide. The city pulsates with modern life but is inextricably linked with… Read More…

Bye Polar
Eco Travel / Polar Regions

Bye Polar

With tourist traffic increasing dramatically to the Arctic and Antarctic, is it time to say “bye, polar?” Or can tourism be a boost to the farthest reaches of the planet?… Read More…