Tips for Using Your Smartphone Abroad

For many people, smartphones have become an integral part of daily life, particularly when traveling. Phones have apps for translation, maps, hotel reviews, and more, and it’s much easier to have one small device that does all those things than to try to carry a library of possibly outdated travel books. Using your smartphone abroad, […]

Safety Tips for Cruises

Cruises are usually a very safe way to take a vacation. While occasional mishaps do occur, the number of people who have trouble on cruise ships is remarkably small considering the millions of passengers who sail on them. The cruise lines follow rigorous regulations and rules to make the ships safe for passengers, but there […]

Tips for Cruising with Children

A cruise can make for a fantastic family vacation. Millions of children travel on cruise ships every year. Many cruise lines specifically target families by cramming their decks with colorful characters and activities for children of all ages. However, simply booking a trip on a family-friendly cruise line doesn’t guarantee a great experience. If you’ve […]

Using ATMs Abroad

For many travelers, ATMs provide the most convenient and least expensive way to get cash while traveling internationally. ATMs tend to offer the best exchange rates and may not charge transaction fees as high as those of local institutions. Using an ATM card abroad, however, can be a little different than using it at home, […]

How to Prepare for a Cruise

Cruise ships offer you the chance for wonderful adventures in luxurious style. Whether you’re headed off on your first cruise or you’ve been around the world on a ship, there are some things you should do to get ready for a cruise. Make sure you’re prepared by doing the following: – Get your documents in […]

How to Stay in Touch While Traveling

Modern communication tools make it fairly easy to stay in touch with your friends and family at home while you’re on vacation, even if you’re roaming far afield. But you need to know how to make the most of those tools in order to effectively stay in touch. If you’re worried about keeping connected while […]