Travel Tips

Cruise Travel Packing Tips When Flying

by Jason Leppert of travelpulse.com Packing for a cruise is not as easy as it once was. Mostly because of airline restrictions on bags, gone are the days of bringing multiple suitcases coming or going weighing more than 50 pounds, unless of course, you are traveling from a homeport without...
How to Choose the Best Cabin on a Cruise Ship

by Linda Garrison of cruises.about.com Planning a cruise vacation involves many decisions. One of the most difficult is how to choose the best cabin type and location for your budget and lifestyle interests. When looking at cruise ship layouts and decks either online or in brochures, those planning a...
This All-Natural Cure for Jet Lag May Be the Best Thing Ever

by Erika Owen of travelandleisure.com The cure for jet lag is just about as elusive as the Fountain of Youth (with much of the same effects, we might add). Whether it's the controversial—and incredibly speedy—cryotherapy method or a long list of vitamins and "best practices," many have tried their...
Europe Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. ...
17 Epic Cruise Fails

by cruisecritic.com Think forgetting to pack underwear for a cruise is just a rookie mistake? It's easy to point the finger at new cruisers, but you'd be surprised. Even the most experienced cruisers and scrupulous planners endure face-palm moments. And chances are, you can recall one of your own. That's...
8 Steps to Stress-Free Travel

by cruisecritic.com The old adage that "getting there is half the fun" no longer applies to traveling to and from cruise ports. Indeed, with air travel becoming more expensive, more of a hassle and more stressful, there's no way for most us that the journey is anywhere near...
An Informed Traveler Is a Safer Traveler

By Seth Kugel of nytimes.com Which sounds like the most dangerous way to spend your next vacation? 1. Going to Brazil, epicenter of the Zika virus, for the Olympics. 2. Visiting Istanbul, where eight German tourists died in a terrorist...
10 Things Not to Do on a Cruise Shore Excursion

by cruisecritic.com The day has arrived for that cruise excursion you've been eagerly anticipating. You can finally check zip-lining through the rainforest or sailing a luxury sailboat to a private beach off your bucket list. Before you grab your fanny pack, slip on sunglasses and head over to your...
Keep these things in mind while packing your toiletry kit.

Practicing good hygiene is always a good idea, but bringing every toiletry you own on a trip is impractical. While you should feel confident the cruise you're on will have at least the basics aboard, it's always nice to have toiletries you normally use. Keep...
Get the most out of your time ashore during port calls.

Going on a cruise gets passengers closer to the sea, sure, but there's also plenty to do on shore during port calls. It can be tricky to find the time to do everything you want to do while on land, especially with the brief...