Frances McGill

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20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

European Travel

The Ultimate Guide to Travel Apps and Websites

The paramount of practical, problem-solving mobile apps and websites to simplify your travel queries.<p><b>Before Your Trip:</b><p>The fun is in planning your vacation -- said no one ever. Regardless, a little organization always pays off.<p><b>Travelboxe.com:</b><p>Launched in 2012, this website allows you to personalize …

Apps

The 15 Largest Travel Companies In The World

Skift compiled a list of the globe's 15 biggest publicly traded travel companies by market cap, and in a cliff-hanger, hotel-casino Las Vegas Sands Corp. ($42.72B), which operates The Venetian Las Vegas, The Palazzo, a convention center on the Strip, and properties in Macao and Singapore, edged out …

Tourism

Packing secrets from savvy travellers

We searched Quora.com to find out what common items veteran jetsetters pack that rookies do not, and got a suitcase full of answers.<p>Most seasoned travellers tend to pack light. After all, who wants to be weighed down with a load of luggage on a trip? But what these veterans lack in quantity they …

Travelers

Scotland Tour, Day 1: First-Night Excitement

Each year we organize and lead about 500 bus tours, and each year I take one of them. This year, Scotland's up. Taking one of my own tours as a participant (rather than as a guide) is very helpful for many reasons.<p>I signed up as "Rick Romstad" (by grandfather's surname, which I think would have …

European Travel

Edinburgh -- Half of Scotland's Wonder in One Urban Bundle

Sure, there's plenty more to Scotland. But Edinburgh is one of Europe's most entertaining cities. It seems to hold half of the country's tourists -- and for good reason. The Royal Mile, a leisurely and fascination-filled stroll gradually downhill from the castle to the palace, is one of Europe's …

Scotland

Summer Travel Tips From Samantha Brown

Healthy Travel Tips for Europe Bound Travelers

A piece of cautionary advice for all vacationers exploring Europe this summer: with the novelty of travel, maintaining one's health and wellness can become less of a priority. Travel stresses, lack of exercise, and compromised food habits can lead sightseers to not be at their best physically or …

Travel

Bulgaria's Best Historical Sites to Check Out

Bulgaria offers plenty for the tourist, and nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to historical landmarks and structures. Many sites have …

Your Travel Checklist: What to do Before You Leave

I Heart My City: Erin’s New Orleans

Hello, city-lovers! Today’s Southern city is New Orleans, which just wrapped up its Mardi Gras celebrations a few weeks ago. Read below to find out Erin Krall’s favorite picks around Crescent City.<p>Want to see your hometown on IT? Copy and paste our list of fill-in-the-blank questions into an …

I Heart My City: Keith’s Amsterdam

Welcome back city lovers to another Friday edition of <b>I Heart My City</b>. This week Keith Jenkins, traveler and writer behind the Velvet Escape blog, gives us his insider’s tour of <b>Amsterdam</b>. Read on to discover some of Keith’s great tips, like where to score the city’s best Flemish fries.<p>Want to see …

I Heart My City: Gaby’s Savannah

Photojournalist <b>Gaby Varela</b> is currently based in Boston, but before that the former <i>Traveler</i> photo intern lived in Savannah off and on for six years. She says Savannah offers the best of city living and small town charm all in one package with its vibrant art scene, close-knit community, and air of …