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

Archive for March, 2007

Expert Voluntourism: Doing Your Job for Free and Loving Every Minute
Travel News / Senior Travel / Solo Travel / Voluntourism

Expert Voluntourism: Doing Your Job for Free and Loving Every Minute

Volunteer vacations continue to grow in popularity. After all, they are a great way to experience local culture and also enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience helping others. But while traditional… Read More…

Travel Tips

Fishin’ Like a Local

As many vacationing fishermen know, it’s always the locals who know the best spots. But here’s how you can find them, too. There are now websites that offer hints on… Read More…

Report From … Bisbee, Arizona
Travel News

Report From … Bisbee, Arizona

I had four winter days to spend in Arizona, and I wanted sun and snow — diverse terrain in close proximity. I started in Tucson where, in January, the afternoon… Read More…

Travel Tips

Hotel Appliances

Love that hotel coffeemaker or your in-room iron? Well, before you use any hotel appliance, read on to find out what you need to know. It’s no secret that some… Read More…

Travel Tips

Take Your Vacation Photos Digital

If you’re like most travelers of a certain age, you’ve probably got boxes of vacation photos just lying around. Here’s how to take them into the digital age. Why not… Read More…

Travel Tips / Car Travel

Little Rental Fee Surprises

Most of us know to be on guard against hidden fees and charges when traveling, but some new car rental fees are being hidden extra well. Rental car companies are… Read More…

Top 5 Tips for Women Travelers
Travel News / Travel Safety / Women's Travel

Top 5 Tips for Women Travelers

In honor of Women’s History Month this March, we reached out to one of the gutsiest woman travelers we know. Marybeth Bond traveled the world solo for two years, and… Read More…

Travel Tips

Rooms of Romance

Did you know that your hotel room could act as an aphrodisiac? Check out some cozy rooms that just might get your loved one in the mood. At the Old… Read More…

Airlines “On Time”
The Travel Detective® Blog

Airlines “On Time”

March 23, 2007 It’s impossible for airlines to be on time. That’s a pretty bold statement. Now I’m sure you want to know the reasons why — and who is… Read More…

Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Family/Kids Travel / USA

Kids’ Time in Airports

It used to be that a long airport layover with kids was something parents dreaded. These days, airports are actually catering to tiny travelers. Airports have finally begun to recognize… Read More…

Travel Tips

More Airlines Are All-Business

There’s a new airfare war being fought across the Atlantic. And this time, it’s all business-class. While Eos Airlines and Maxjet already offer premium service from New York to London,… Read More…

The Big Snore
Travel News / Health & Fitness

The Big Snore

You are on the trip of your lifetime… the vacation of your dreams. The only thing is, you are exhausted. Dead tired. You can barely keep your eyes open to… Read More…

Failure to Disclose
The Travel Detective® Blog

Failure to Disclose

March 19, 2007 Recently, I flew to Phoenix for a business meeting, and needed a hotel room for just one night. I hadn’t bothered to make a reservation, and simply… Read More…

Travel Tips

Coups and You

Fiji and Thailand, two popular destinations, each recently suffered a coup. What has the effect been on tourism? Not a whole lot. Read on to find out how you might… Read More…

Space Travel Today
Travel News / Adventure Travel & Sports / Luxury Travel

Space Travel Today

Once just a fantasy of the Star Trek crowd, space travel for the masses has long seemed like a pipe dream. But guess what’s coming down that pipe now? You… Read More…

Take it to the Top
Ask Peter

Take it to the Top

Dear Peter, I loved the story [on your radio show the other day] about the fellow who found his camera that had been stolen from his checked luggage on eBay…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Average After-Ticket Costs
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Average After-Ticket Costs

Federal taxes, security taxes, baggage fees, airport landing fees — all of these are part of the costs of flying, but they’re rarely disclosed on your ticket price. But they… Read More…

Pat-tastic! Where You Can Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Culture / Festivals / St. Patrick's Day

Pat-tastic! Where You Can Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Most Americans love a celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception, the promise of green beer seeming to bring out the Irish in many. This year, the Roman Catholic… Read More…

Travel Tip: Affordable Luxury in Apartments & Hotels
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Affordable Luxury in Apartments & Hotels

Looking for a spacious suite in an expensive destination like Paris or Manhattan? Forget hotels — check out local apartments instead. Most people know that apartments will usually be cheaper… Read More…