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

Archive for April, 2008

Grateful Traveler: the Tao of Travel
Stories & Personal Journals

Grateful Traveler: the Tao of Travel

There is an old Taoist story of a farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came… Read More…

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Scenic and Historic Byways

If you’re a history buff who loves to travel, why not combine the two and take a drive along America’s historic byways?

Where in the World is Matt Lauer?: Laos
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Where in the World is Matt Lauer?: Laos

The next stop on Matt Lauer’s around-the-world adventure is one that will be completely unfamiliar to many Americans: the small, landlocked Southeast Asian country of Laos. Laos is wedged between… Read More…

Transit Tips: Getting to the Airport
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Transit Tips: Getting to the Airport

Most travelers probably think of getting to the airport as a royal pain. After all, there isn’t much of a “rush hour” for airports–they’re usually busy throughout the day, and… Read More…

Cruise Travel

Small Ship Cruising Experiences

While many first-time cruisers pick larger ships, sailing on smaller vessels can often give you a more intimate experience in some truly off-the-beaten path destinations.

Where in the World?: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Where in the World?: Amsterdam, Netherlands

It’s time again for more “Where in the World Is Matt Lauer?” So where is Matt today? He’s in the land of bikes and dikes, windmills and wooden shoes. That’s… Read More…

Going Green With Conan and Airline News
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Going Green With Conan and Airline News

HOTELS GOING “GREEN” On “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” last week we had a lot of fun talking about “Green Week.” That’s right, they booked people whose last name started… Read More…

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Like-a-Local Experiences

One of the best ways to get to know a destination is to see it with a local. Here are some easy ways to arrange that experience.

GPS Devices: The Right Device for Any Situation
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GPS Devices: The Right Device for Any Situation

From Google to Garmin, there are now all sorts of devices that help you navigate between two points and search for a location. Phil Baker travel-tested all the types and… Read More…

Where in the World?: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Where in the World?: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Are you wondering “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” Us, too! As Today‘s travel editor, Peter brings you even more of the inside scoop on Matt’s destinations. Today, check… Read More…

Historic Hotels: Saved from the Wrecking Ball
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Historic Hotels: Saved from the Wrecking Ball

There’s an old saying that if you can’t remember the past, you’re doomed to repeat it. But when it comes to hotels, if you do remember the past, and have… Read More…