A few tips on tipping while travelling

The rules vary country by country around the world. Just hope you do the right thing

A few tips on tipping while travellingNo matter what anyone says, tipping when you travel is confusing. You know what you're supposed to do at home but, when you're on the road, the rules vary country by country. We're not going to give you guidelines here, we're just going to give you things to think about. You might say tips on…

How to stretch your travel food budget and save like a local

If you just try a few of our tips, you can eat well and stretch your travel budget.

How to stretch your travel food budget and save like a localEating and drinking in grand style will shrink your travel budget and leave you less money to do other things. Fortunately, there are lots of little ways you can save on food when you're travelling. If your hotel doesn't include breakfast in the price of the room, think outside the box and save money by…

Stretch your travel transportation budget

Transportation is often the largest part of the cost of a trip - especially if you are flying. What can you do to try to stretch your travel budget?

Stretch your travel transportation budgetTransportation is often the largest part of the cost of a trip – especially if you are flying. What can you do to try to stretch your travel budget? First, your flights will probably cost you less if you travel off season. You'll also save money on hotels and find fewer crowds too. Shoulder seasons…

Cruising through Central America’s wild(er) side

One Ocean Expeditions expanding to South and Central America. And we are along for the voyage.

Cruising through Central America’s wild(er) sideCentral American countries are famous for their wildlife and ecotourism, but their remotest locations are even wilder. One Ocean Expeditions, a B.C.-based adventure company, is taking its newest vessel, the RCGS Resolute, on an island-hopping trip that starts in Colon, Panama, and touches wild spaces in Panama’s San Blas Island, Cartagena in Colombia, Nicaragua’s Corn…

Christmas dream routes through East Germany

Erfurt, Potsdam and Rostock, in East Germany, rival many of their big city cousins, especially during the Christmas season

Christmas dream routes through East GermanyLike Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, emerging from a world of black and white, East Germany has been transformed into a Technicolor version of its former self. While relatively unknown to those outside of the country, the cities of Erfurt, Potsdam and Rostock have been transformed into vibrant tourist hot spots that rival many…

Tips to planning your first trip to Las Vegas

"Sin City" is nothing like in the movies

Tips to planning your first trip to Las VegasIt has been called, “Disneyland for adults,” which is quite an interesting statement once one asks the question: What constitutes an adult? Somewhere, between McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas strip, otherwise quiet, stoic, Midwestern grown-ups become wide-eyed children-in-adults bodies, looking for a quick win at the poker table and a weekend-long series of…