International Travel

Taking a cruise with your kids doesn't have to be a nightmare.

Children can bring untold joy to our lives and make us look at the world with fresh eyes. Even so, there's practically no end to the horror stories of parents taking their kids on a trip and seeing their dream holiday quickly degenerate into...
Make sure you've got bug spray to keep these pesky little guys away in the more exotic locales.

Your toothbrush. Your laptop charger. At least one change of underwear. These are things you mustn't forget to pack wherever you're going - and however you're getting there. But when going on a cruise, there are a few items specific to the experience that no...
Traveling with friends gives you a chance to bond over mutual adventures.

Going on a cruise vacation with your friends lets you bond over an adventure together. However, traveling with others isn't always the easiest feat. Here are three things to remember when you're vacationing as a group: 1. Personality Keep your traveling companions' personalities in mind when...
Cruises that take you through multiple climates need extra packing considerations.

Packing for one climate is often a challenge - two can be a downright pain. If you're going on a cruise that takes you through multiple weather regions and temperatures, however, you need to be prepared for all of it. Packing for warm weather...
International Roaming Charges

by Eric Jordan of cntraveler.com A New Zealand man was fired from his job for racking up a bill of over $23,000 on his company-issued cell phone during a three-week holiday in Sri Lanka. International roaming charges made up $23,350 of the bill, with just $6 spent on...
Service dogs are welcome on flights.

Service-dog owners have an extra concern when planning their trips and vacations. It's not just a matter of figuring out your own affairs: You also have to take your service dog's needs into consideration. Moreover, there's the question of dealing with security, bathroom breaks...
Traveling to India can be a wonderful experience, if you're well-prepared.

India is a country full of beautiful landscapes, ancient architecture and delicious food. It's also a country jam-packed with people and germs your body isn't equipped to defend against if you're not a local. To get the most out of your trip to India, it's...
St. Lucia

by Patrick Clarke of travelpulse.com One prominent St. Lucia official is expressing concern in wake of several crimes committed against cruise ship passengers that are becoming more frequent. With Norwegian Cruise Line having eliminated the popular Caribbean stop from its itineraries as recently as 2012 because of concerns about guests'...
Medellin Colombia

by foxnews.com An American tourist has been shot to death in Colombia during an apparent robbery attempt after leaving his hotel in a wealthy enclave of Medellin. Police say a 65-year-old New Yorker identified as John Mariani was assaulted Friday night when the taxi he was traveling was intercepted by...
Avoid Jet Lag

There's nothing worse than spending the first day or so of your vacation feeling groggy and out of sorts. Jet lag can range from making you feel slightly drowsy to actually making you feel ill. If the time difference itself wasn't enough to cause...