Emanuel Quezada

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Which Travel Rewards Program Is Right for You?

It only takes a few minutes to join a travel rewards program -- all you need to do is provide some personal information and you can start earning points to use on free flights, hotel stays and other perks. But if you want to make the most out of your membership, you'll want to determine which …

Want To Quit Your Job And Travel The World? How 2 Professionals Did It (VIDEO)

Most of us have probably fantasized about quitting our jobs and traveling around the world, picking up new experiences and life lessons in each continent, a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>. But a number of professionals are actually trading in their high-powered jobs for a life on the road -- and redefining …

Tahiti’s iridescent wonders

Sift past the sandy beach and into the little-known world of Oceania’s most extraordinary export, the black pearls of Polynesia.

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 …

The Exceptional Traveler

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p>Since the publication of my book, <i>Without a Spare: A Fearless Woman's Life of Travel</i>, the first thing I'm asked in every interview is, <b>How do you pay for all those trips?</b> A …

Tips for Travel & Life: Let's Get Lost

"We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves."<p>-Pico Iyer<p>Some bum, some hitch, some fly, some fall. Since 2004, I've been traveling small pieces of the world in an attempt to construct a whole. From hemisphere to hemisphere, I've made a life through travel-one …

Cruising to Bermuda

Considering a cruise? Love ‘em or hate ‘em, seasoned travelers seem to have strong opinions on the subject.<p>And there’s no denying the impact the industry has had on how families travel. Cruise lines have not only increased capacity by more than 2,000 percent since 1970, they’re working overtime to …

Everything You Need To Know About Rental Car Insurance

Renting a car? Buying the over-the-counter insurance that rental car companies sell could be the dumbest move you've made all day. That is, unless it's the smartest.<p>The question is, are you covered? Too many travelers have no idea, and it's in that cone of uncertainty that the rental car companies …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

Expensive experiences, cheaper alternatives

The world’s most iconic travel experiences don’t usually come cheap – but sometimes there are real alternatives. Here are some ideas for the budget-conscious, and expert advice on whether it’s actually worth paying the price for some of these bucket-list classics.<p><b>1. Orient Express vs InterRail</b> …

the top destinations of 2013, part 2

It’s no easy task deciding on your favourite countries to travel to. We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and then we asked them to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best ‘Value for money’ destination). …

Staycation Planning Guide (INFOGRAPHIC)

It's no secret that summer vacations can be costly. The average American spends $1,600 on summer travel, when flight and lodging costs are at their highest. For last-minute or budget-conscious travelers who want a vacation-like experience without the associated stress or travel costs, staycations …

Awesome America: 51 Facts And Attractions You Need To Check Out

With 50 states, 59 national parks, countless museums, monuments and attractions, there is a never-ending list of things to see and do in America.<p>Once you've checked the big ones off your list, do you find yourself wondering where to head next?<p>Because America is awesome and we are celebrating our …