No matter how much you plan, there are bound to be bumps in the road; tips to ensure the optimal travel experience.
The Joy of Train Travel in the UK
Whatever means of transport that you choose for your travels around the world, there's always the chance of something going wrong — some sort of disruption that throws your carefully planned journey into chaos. When something is beyond your control — whether it’s bad weather, mechanical failures, industrial disputes, or some other unforeseen development — there really is no other option but to take deep breaths and try not to let it stress you out.
Cambridge: A Travel Guide
An easy day-trip from London, Cambridge is an incredibly attractive part of the world. Situated on the River Cam, the city is dominated by the University of Cambridge which was founded in 1209. It’s the buildings of the university and its associated colleges, libraries, and chapels that create an otherworldly street-scape that's reminiscent of the Harry Potter movies.
Discovering the Indonesian Island of Bali
The Indonesian island of Bali is a favourite destination for Australian holiday-makers, and it’s easy to see why. Here's a quick guide on how to get the most out of your visit to this beguiling tropical paradise.
London: A Guide to Living
It was 2003 when I moved to London, just a few months after my 30th birthday. I feel a lot of affection for London, but it’s a tough city.
Norway: A Travel Guide
Whether you are experiencing Oslo in its shimmering summer, or the winter wonderland of the country’s north — Norway offers something for everyone.
Stockholm: A Travel Guide
Constructed over an archipelago of 14 islands and connected together by 57 bridges, Stockholm — the capital of Sweden — is a city with a unique sense of style and purpose.
Brighton: An English Seaside Mini-Break
If you're in London and looking to get to the sea on a sunny day, one of the best and easiest options is to jump on the train to Brighton.
Most Surreal Places You Can Visit
There are certain places on this beautiful green planet that just don't look like they belong on Earth. Rather, they look like something that an artist may have dreamed up for a new movie set - or for a new sci-fi book.
My Favorite (and Not Too Touristy) Spots in Paris*
Did you know French (mostly Parisian) people call Paris Paname, when they are talking about it as an exotic place? Well, Paris is an exotic place, especially if you've never been there, you probably romanticize it (or not). And in reality it has so much history and hidden gems that it is a treasury that has no end; it keeps going on and on. And if you are going to Paris, thinking about going to Paris or dreaming about going to Paris someday, I would love you to see it the way I do, because Paris is more than only the Eiffel Tower and The Arc de Triomphe (although these are nice places too).
Beauty in Transience
Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) "season" (it only lasts a week) is a fantastic time to be in Japan. Enjoyed across the nation by young and old alike, it is a festive occasion that has been passed down from generation to generation for some 12 centuries.
What Can I Bring in My Carry-On?
Your carry-on is one of the most important and strategic parts of planning if you'll be sitting on a long flight. Packing your carry-on bag may be something you leave to the last-minute while traveling. While it may be tempting to focus only on your luggage, you should be sure to take the time to strategically plan what you'll be bringing along on your flight. Having the perfectly-packed carry-on luggage ensures you have all the essentials and entertainment you need to enjoy your travel, instead of just enduring it.
A Cruise on Brand New Viking Sky
By John Roberts InTheLoopTravel.com Viking Ocean Cruises launched its first ship in 2015 and now has three vessels: Viking Sky, Viking Sea and Viking Star. Also, Viking Sun is coming in 2017, and the company says it hopes to eventually have 10 ships in its Viking Ocean Cruises fleet.