Category Archives: Travel

Best Times to Find Lowest Airfares

Unless you are planning travel for high-traffic days, like Christmas or July 4th, you stand the best chance of finding the lowest possible airfare 45 days out for domestic flights and 60 days out for international flights. You will seldom … Continue reading

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Travel Fare Considerations

– The lowest fares can be generally be found on:

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Quality of Living Rankings

Personal safety and quality of living criteria can vary from person to person as much as place to place. Research consulting firm Mercer has released its 2011 Quality of Living Report, which includes ranking of the cities according to the … Continue reading

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Best and Worst Prepared Cities

Some U.S. cities are more equipped and prepared than others to survive disasters. Disasters come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and severity. The list of natural disasters is long: earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, snow and hail storms, fires, floods, … Continue reading

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5 Happiest and Saddest Countries

Countries are often ranked according to their GDP (Gross Domestic Production). Usually not considered, or even having any consistent criteria, is some kind of GHQ (Gross Happiness Quotient). According to Forbes, the 5 happiest countries in the world are: 1) … Continue reading

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The Road to Success

There are many “roads” to “success” – but few “worth” taking are short or easy.

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9 Things Cruise Lines Usually Won’t Mention

1. Fancy ships don’t always have staff or service to match.

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21 Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You

1. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.

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Travel Brochure Terms (translated)

Old world charm (Room and a bath)

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How To Pack Clothes

Individually folding items of clothing and then piling them atop one another is sometimes just about the worst thing you can do from a packing perspective.

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