5 Myths About Ecotourism

You always have an image in your head whenever you hear “ecotourism”: camping in absolute wilderness, long days of strenuous hiking, cooking meals on a camp stove. However, there is a lot more about ecotourism than enjoying nature on the barest of necessities. For the International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment

5 Most Dangerous Mountains for Climbers

For mountain climbers, these towering landforms bring excitement and challenge at the same time. Some mountains, however, are so challenging they could put even the most experienced climbers to submission, especially if they are not careful enough. Here are some of the most dangerous mountains to climbers. Annapurna (pictured) – The tenth highest mountain, located in north-central Nepal along the Himalayas,

Places in Rome Where It’s Less Crowded, But Just As Splendid

Rome has so much to offer, but tourists often end up visiting the usual sites like the Colosseum and Vatican City. Whitney Webster, a contributor for Conde Nast Traveler, provides a list of great alternatives to classic attractions located in the City of Seven Hills. Skip the Colosseum; Visit the Baths of Caracalla While the Colosseum is arguably the most recognizable symbol of the Roman Empire, the fact that the

Anti-Valentine’s Day Getaway Spots

We feel you, single people. You abhor the cheesiness of Valentine’s Day, which you prefer calling “Single Awareness Day,” and you just want to get away from the romantic madness. If you have the resources to travel abroad, you can take a break at these places for the perpetual singles, the romantic cynics, and even the broken-hearted. For obvious reasons, Paris is not on the list. Museum of Bro

The Cheapest Times to Fly in 2013

Every travel junkie knows that it is not advisable to fly in the peak of the summer because that is when plane ticket costs are at its highest. If you want to book a flight without bleeding your wallet dry, USA Today’s travel expert Rick Seaney offers these sound advice for flying cheap in 2013. Most of January – Once the holidays have passed and we ringed in the new year, plane tickets for January tak

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities to Travel in 2013

After unveiling its top 10 countries to visit this 2013, Popular travel guide Lonely Planet has posted its list of cities they recommend travelers to visit this year. The list is very diverse, covering all continents except Antarctica, with each city providing a unique experience to tourists of all ages and preferences. San Francisco, California – This darling of America’s western coast has been a hotb

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries to Travel in 2013

The Year 2013 is all about the road less traveled. The Lonely Planet has come up with the top 10 countries you should visit in the next 12 months. Sri Lanka – The country off the southern tip of India is slowly recovering from the tragic 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and decades-long civil war. There are plenty of low-cost flights from Bangkok to its largest city, Colombo, and accommodations in this “cut-pr

Planning A Safer Vacation Travel

When it comes to traveling, having an enjoyable and memorable experience is usually the objective. But in some cases, this is not always the result. There are situations where traveling becomes a nightmare because health risks and some other similar situations are not expected by some travelers to happen to them. But in reality, there is quite a number of health risks involved during traveling that more and more pe

Maldives: The Good and Bad

Many travel sites have been suggesting that the Maldives is one of the “in” places to spend a tropical vacation. One travel blogger from BoardingArea.com spends some time in the Maldives after numerous suggestions from readers and she has these to say: The superficial – “The Maldives… is a bit like most Miss America contestants–absolutely stunning on the outside, though not a wh

Tipping Etiquette Basics

Tipping is usually experienced by most people by dining out in restaurants. But that is just not where tipping is also practiced.  For a frequent traveler, tipping is usually involved in almost all manner of activity during a trip. The most important thing is that the traveler knows the right way of tipping. Here are some tipping etiquette basics that most travelers should know. Tipping On Rides When you ride a ta