Cruise Safely

A tropical beach will be just the thing to escape from winter's chill.

As fall starts to usher in colder days and longer nights, the season's pumpkin-flavored charm starts to fade into anticipatory dread. Winter is coming, and the outlook is bad for the ice-and-snow averse. If you're already counting down the minutes until next spring, resolve...
Figuring out a foreign country alone is an empowering experience.

If you've never traveled solo before, the thought might be intimidating. Visiting a brand-new places is a daunting task on its own - doing it alone is no small feat. However, there's something to be said for exiting your comfort zone once in a...
Whale-Watching Boat

by Greg Toppo of usatoday.com Five people died after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island, Canadian authorities said Monday. Lt. Commander Desmond James of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said the agency’s search has concluded with five people dead, 21 rescued and one person...
Rhapsody of the Seas

by Paul Toohey of news.com.au Passengers, including Australians, who took a cruise earlier this year through Mediterranean trouble spots on Royal Caribbean’s “Rhapsody of the Seas”, were not told that rocket fire had come dangerously close to their ship. “Rhapsody of the Seas” sailed from Dubai on May 17, entered...
Keith White

by am980.ca The family of a 34-year old London man who drowned after going overboard of  cruise ship in the Humber River in June is suing for $1 million. Keith White, a lifeguard, fell off the Northern Spirit, a Mariposa Cruises ship, on the evening of June 13th. Passengers said...
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...
Ginger can help settle your stomach and prevent nausea on a cruise.

Seasickness is a form of motion sickness experienced by people on ships. It happens for the same reason as any kind of motion sickness - a disagreement in the signals your body sends to your brain. Your body detects motion a number of different...
Avoid these mistakes to skip vacation-related headaches.

If you're heading out on vacation soon, you need to make sure you're well-prepared. Unfortunately, so much planning goes into getting ready for a trip that some things fall through the cracks. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid before traveling: 1. Posting online You're...
Getting food poisoning on vacation can be difficult - here's how to handle it.

There's never a good time to get food poisoning, but vacation is arguably the worst possible moment. Not only do you have to deal with the sickness itself, but you also have the added stress of figuring out how it's going to affect your trip....
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...