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Neeza and Pierre's Wildly Unique Amsterdam Abode

<b>Name:</b> Neeza and Pierre <b><br>Location:</b> Helmersbuurt; Amsterdam, The Netherlands <b><br>Size:</b> 1,400 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 2 years; Owned<p>Neeza is from Malaysia, …

Dining Rooms

Why Young People Should Use Travel Agents

Hello there, fellow young, adventurous travelers. I know you. You probably stumbled onto this post in the midst of reading hundreds of reviews and blog posts in anticipation of your next trip to Peru, or Thailand, or Mexico. You're planning on booking and organizing the whole thing on your own …

The Queen's Abdication at the Royal Palace Amsterdam

I took a quick jaunt to Amsterdam last week. Most travel guides give advice about visiting the Hermitage Museum, Rijksmuseum, Van Gough Museum, and the Anne Frank House. All good advice indeed, but I thought I would check out the Royal Palace Amsterdam (Koninklijk Paleis). After all, it would be …

Why I Love and Hate Being an American - Vagabondish

<i>Editor's note: This is a Flashback post from August of 2010.</i><p>As an American, in addition to being a Texan living abroad, it’s easy to be critical of …

Plane Etiquette 101

Flying can feel like torture.<p>The bone-dry cabin air is recycled. Spaces are ridiculously cramped. Passengers don’t always have ready access to food, water, and restrooms. It’s a fight waiting to happen—and happen it does.<p>Flash points include seat territory disputes, scuffles over luggage space, and …

Is Being a Flight Attendant the Worst Job in 2013?

It seems as though the flying public has become a bit fascinated with the role of a flight attendant. In years past it was a glamorous position, which nurses held to attend to the needs of the elite who could afford to fly, and as the years flew by changes to the position developed. On board …

Flying

The Best Way to Eat While Flying

<b>By Matt Gross, Bon Appétit</b><p>From how to crash the business class lounge to the best in-flight cocktails, former <i>New York Times</i> Frugal Traveler Matt Gross shares his air-travel tips<p><b>1. Hit the Lounge</b><p>I fill up on free booze, salty snacks and the last fresh fruit I'll see for a while -- and I don't need …

Asian women and senior citizens are fastest growing traveler demographic

Chinese tourists get a lot of attention these days. But beyond their spending, large numbers, and idiosyncratic habits, they also represent a new …

The best 100 restaurants in the world, are mostly located in Europe

El Celler de Can Roca, a Spanish family establishment, last night headed the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, toppling Noma.<p>The awards for …

Learning to freedive in Indonesia

Freediving. It's easy to understand its appeal. Keen to experience the deep ocean without the cumbersome steel tank and tangle of tubes myself, I decided to give it a whirl on a trip to Indonesia's Gili Islands.<p>Freediving is an athletic sport, requiring a certain standard of fitness so you can swim …

Secrets for booking an affordable hotel stay - TODAY.com

Take advantage of these new websites and the power of social media to find a better deal when you book a hotel.<p><b>Getting More For Less</b><p>Consider buying your airfare and hotel room as a package from sites like Expedia, Orbitz, or Travelocity. A recent search saved 20 percent versus booking the two …

City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour 2018

Customer Reviews<p>January 2018<p>This was our first experience ever doing a hop-on hop-off tour and unfortunately we did it near the end of our time in …

European Travel

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Amsterdam's Red Light District By Night

From tree-lined canals and museums by day, to an explosion of electronic music and illicit offerings at night, Amsterdam certainly lives up to its name as a European party destination. In that spirit here are my recommendations for enjoying the nightlife of Amsterdam on its <i>straats</i> (streets) and</i> …