Travel

Horrifying Travel Experiences? Be Sure to Thoroughly Review, Before You Decide to Stay

After having spent the past few years traveling throughout Europe with my family, I have learned a few key lessons about traveling. One of the foremost being: thoroughly review a facility before you decide to stay the night there. We were up Norway sightseeing for our summer vacation. As always, mom had already researched and booked places for us to stay during our travels. In most cases, it was a hostel or perhaps a hotel, depending on what type of area we were in. Well this time it was just a little hostel ran by a middle aged woman. Everything…

Pet Travel Option on Board a Delta Flight: Checked Luggage

There are many convenient pet travel options available to owners who wish to travel with their pets. Although no one wants to view their pet as a piece of luggage, passengers can book their pet onto a Delta flight as checked luggage. Read on to learn how to choose the checked luggage option for your pet on board a Delta flight. Delta Pet Travel Delta Airlines accepts domestic pets such as cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits as checked luggage. However, primates such as lemurs, monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees are not allowed to travel as checked luggage on…

Summer Travel Destination: Aspen, Colorado

While best known as a top notch skiing and snowboarding haven, Aspen, Colorado, has much to offer once the snow melts. The scenic mountain landscape and temperate climate, with summer highs averaging in the 70’s, create the perfect environment to enjoy a myriad of summer activities. Adventure sports abound in the Aspen region. From hiking and mountain biking, kayaking and whitewater rafting, to mountain climbing and paragliding, Aspen offers the best in extreme sports. There are numerous outfitters in Aspen that rent gear and offer guided tours for all experience levels. There are three golf courses in the area, the Aspen Golf Club, the…

Travel to Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

I recently spent a few hectic weeks in Berlin. Though it wasn’t a surprise to the locals, I found myself in the middle of the real Berlin scene. This little patch of the world is a gem in the concrete. A hip, cool neighborhood. Prenzlauer berg… it’s all here. Located in the eastern part of the city, this community is known for being bohemian and trendsetting but I must say, It’s so hip in that understated way, I felt as though I was in on a secret. I strolled down Kastanienallee. Into Bracas coffee shop. It’s relaxed and unpretentious vibe…

Travel Horror Story

Held at Gunpoint My travel horror story happened a while ago but I remember it like yesterday. My family and I were on a mission’s trip to Mexico. We were heading back to the States from visiting an orphanage in Aguascalientes… I saw a check point coming up and thought nothing of it. It was just like all the other ones we’d been through, or so I thought. However, when we got up to it, instead of being passed through we were stopped. Several men, armed with machine guns, surrounded the van. One of the men said something in Spanish…

What to Pack when Traveling with Kids

Locate drug and grocery stores close to your hotel. They are your cheap source for water, snacks, diapers and milk. Carry some low-sugar snacks for the trip as well. Reserve a microwave, skip the fridge if there is a minibar. Book a pack n play. Pack your child’s meds, including painkiller/fever reducer, teething pain relief, gas relief, sunblock and topical antihistamine. TSA allows meds, milk and juice more than 3.4 oz in carry on bags. Carry a few favorite (small) toys, games, books, and some new cheap toys as well. Pack activity books, crayons and stickers for toddlers and up. Many kid-friendly hotels have…

Baliblog: Traveling Bali and Lombok

Have you ever felt confused about what to do, where to stay in a totally foreign land? People often have to spend their time browsing traveling sites and opening them in more than two tabs or windows, and they often end up giving up browsing them and finally decided to just be spontaneous. Being spontaneous is indeed the fun part of traveling, yet that can be a total disaster to your holidays. Bali and Lombok are two out of many interesting places to explore in Indonesia. They offer you many kinds of adventures of your choice. Bali island, which is…

Traveling with Kids: Saguaro National Park

On our family’s recent vacation in Arizona, we visited Saguaro National Park . We were traveling with kids who wanted to see some big cacti and who needed to get out and move around. We came to the right place!  Location: Near Tucson in the Sonoran Desert of South-Central Arizona. Cost: $10 per vehicle – good for one week. Activities: Visitor’s Center with displays, literature and gifts.  Scenic drive.  Hiking trails with interpretive signage.  Multiple educational programs each day.  What We Liked: The cacti were magnificent. Each was different and unique, many were incredibly tall, and they covered the landscape as far…

How to Travel with a Toddler

Reduce the Mayhem So how many of you tried to take a road trip with a toddler, aged 1.5 – 3 years old. Even a trip to the local store can be an adventure for our family with little Aaron, 2 year old, in tow. I have tried to think of anything and everything that we can use to entertain him while traveling. First of all, when going on a trip, it is best to go when the child is normally asleep. If he/she is usually asleep by 9, try to head out around that time, so that (hopefully) the little one…

Where Do You Want to Travel?

Where do you want to go? Thailand, Laos or Buffalo? I want to see the other side, Of this earth where I abide. I want to see the Chinese wall, I want to see Bali in fall. I want to see Australia’s shores, I want to travel more and more. I want to visit Singapore, And while I’m there, I’ll travel more. On to Macao I think I’ll go, Then further on to Tokoyo. I’ll visit India and Nepal, And see the Himalayans tall. I’ll trek up mountain trails to see, A yeti looking out at me. I want to visit Pakistan, I want to travel while I can. I want to see the…

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