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

The Essence Of Being A Tour Guide

For people who are contemplating a different career, going into a route where ones passions reside would be the right direction to go. If it is travel and a passion for history that one’s interests lay, being a tour guide may be a good option to take advantage of such interests in having a fulfilling job. But being a tour guide is something more than just having a love for travel and history. Here are some th

Choosing the Right Scuba Instructor

In your training to become a certified scuba diver, the first–and crucial–step is to choose a good scuba instructor. The local dive shops are often the best places to find them, although storefront dive shops that only rent and sell equipment also have their affiliated instructors and scuba classes. However, do not take classes right away. You need to ask your prospective instructor about his credenti

Scuba Certification Tips

Scuba diving is one training-intensive hobby. Having a scuba certification card from a reputable scuba association assures the people manning different dive shops that you have been trained to dive safely and responsibly. Dive shops will require you to present your scuba certification card before arranging a chartered diving expedition. It is not just because they are concerned for your safety, but because inexp

Top 5 Camping States in the US

The United States is blessed with acres upon acres of beautiful camping and outdoor destinations. Tourists and residents can choose from a variety of national, state, and regional parks, as well as many wilderness areas and preserves. Although each state has a unique appeal, readers of About.com were polled and revealed their favorite camping states. Colorado – The natural beauty, breathtaking landscape, and

Four Wheel Pop-Up Camper, Hawk Model

Camping trailers can be really expensive, but there is an alternative way to camp out on wheels. Pop-up campers, for instance, can be placed on top of pick-up trucks, converting your vehicle into a mobile trailer for a fraction of a price of traditional trailers. Four Wheel is one of the most popular pop-up camper companies with its variety of sizes and features that are affordable to most mobile campers. The Haw