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Top Ten Things to Know About Emerald Azzurra

I was invited by Emerald Cruises to experience the brand new Emerald Azzurra yacht that debuted  three months ago. I spent a glorious two weeks sailing her from Dubrovnik to Athens, with port stops in Montenegro, Albania, Greece, and Turkey. It was a perfect mix of well-known ports and off-the-beaten-path destinations where the big ships…

Heathrow extends passenger cap into late October

In a move aimed at reducing the ongoing disruptions caused by the surge in post-pandemic travel and staff shortages, London’s Heathrow Airport has extended the cap on the number of daily passengers through late October to 100,000 passengers per day. Originally, the limit on the number of daily passengers was to be lifted on September…

Disney Cruise Line eliminates vaccination requirement for children ages 5 to 11

Disney Cruise Line is dropping its requirement for children over the age of 5 to be fully vaccinated before sailing. The cruise line’s website reads: “Beginning September 2, 2022, for sailings departing US and Canadian ports, Disney Cruise Line will require Guests ages 12 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time…

60 Second Geography – Beyond Exotic in Morocco

Known as the gateway to Africa, the country of Morocco is situated in the north of the continent and shares close ties to Europe… culturally and location-wise. With just 8 miles of sea to cross before reaching Spain, the mixture of sometimes vastly different places has created an exotic and exciting location. The busy streets…

How to Haggle Without Being a Jerk

Dear Travel IQ: I will be going to Turkey soon, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to bargain hunt for a really nice rug.  However, I don’t want to be a jerk when negotiating with the shop owners in the marketplace. What is the best way to haggle without being a jerk? Signed: Too…

5 Reasons to Visit Trinidad other than Carnival

When you think of Trinidad, the first thing that comes to mind is…Carnival with its spectacular costumes and jump-up calypso, but Trinidad isn’t just about bacchanal and masqueraders, there’s so much more to see year-round. Pointe a Pierre Wildfowl Trust The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust is located in South Trinidad. It is an expansive area set…

Anguilla – Feeling is Believing

Who comes to love Anguilla? Much is made of the rich and famous who come to this island haven to hide in plain sight, to mingle undisturbed. But for every celebrity, there are the thousands of visitors every year who come for the warm hospitality of the people, the brilliance of the beaches, and the…

10 Great Travel Destinations Worldwide

Travel inspires the human psyche. Whether seeking adventure, culture, great food, new experience or some combination of each, travel holds the promise of new challenges. With a literal world of choices, deciding where to travel can sometimes be a daunting undertaking. Here are ten great locations to get your inner explorer engaged to the max.…

10 Lesser-Known Monuments to Visit in New York City’s Central Park

There are few cities anywhere as vibrant as New York City. At almost any hour of the day the city hums with activity. Almost everyone is familiar with New York’s classic sites like the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the 9-11 Memorial and the Statue of Liberty. But there are a few excellent monuments…

Lights, Camera, Action, Travel!

Have you watched a movie filmed in a familiar setting and recognized buildings, a restaurant or a street? Have you ever wanted to visit a location after seeing a film? Watch the “Borne Identity,” and you will see many Parisian locations. If you are ever in Prague, look for the many easily identifiable scenes from…