Articles written by: Michael Ryan

Islands Less Traveled

Islands Less Traveled

Sure, anyone can fly to Jamaica, St. Thomas or The Cayman Islands. Okay, not just anyone, but for something really special, try one of these. Grenada Known as the “Island of Spice”, Granada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, and just northeast of Venezuela. Most of us know it [...]

10 Ways to Make Traveling Easier

10 Ways to Make Traveling Easier

It should be, “Oh boy, we’re going travelling” not “Oh Brother.” We hope these tips will help you discover the friendly skies and the joy of travelling. Hot Ticket Airline ticket prices change daily or even hourly. Fair? No. True? Yes. There are several website that will help this situation [...]

6 Excursions You Should Take When Vacationing on the Mayan Riviera

6 Excursions You Should Take When Vacationing on the Mayan Riviera

Sure, that all-inclusive resort is mighty relaxing but there is more to the Yucatan Peninsula than swim-up bars, poolside service and unlimited buffets. Believe it or not, there are a whole slew of activities going on right outside those walls. Here are a few not to miss. Chichen Itza Built [...]

Safe, Safer and Safest: How to Avoid Trouble in Europe and the U.K

Safe, Safer and Safest: How to Avoid Trouble in Europe and the U.K

It’s hard enough earning the money it took to travel overseas so make sure you’re the only one spending it. Okay, I’ll admit it’s the wife spending it since my idea of a European shopping spree is a ball cap that has “Rome” on the front. Still, hanging on to [...]

Venice, Florence and Rome in Three Days: It Can Be Done

Venice, Florence and Rome in Three Days: It Can Be Done

You can sure try to see everything, I know I did, but there’s just too much to see in all three of these fabulous towns. Here are few suggestions from a truly, geeky tourist. Venice If you go to Disneyland, you have to see Mickey. If you go to Paris [...]

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (And 5 other things to bring while travelling)

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (And 5 other things to bring while travelling)

Why I Travel With a Coffee Pot (and 5 Other Things to Bring While Traveling) Sure I bring a camera, alarm clock, charger, phone and power converters but they are nothing of importance compared to that tiny little portable coffee pot I have learned to carry. The kicker is: I [...]

Best Vacations to Take This Time of Year

Best Vacations to Take This Time of Year

Any time of year is a good time to vacation but some are better than others. This time of year, the weather’s better, the prices lower and everybody else’s kids are in school. That means it’s time to head out and enjoy the weather and great deals. Did I mention [...]

Subways of Europe

Subways of Europe

No, we’re not talking about the great sandwich shops of the Continent. We’re talking transportation here, and Europe has mastered the art of mass transit for years. Here are just a few of the main subway systems to give you a taste of what efficient transportation (something alien to us [...]

Tour the Caribbean like Bond, James Bond

Tour the Caribbean like Bond, James Bond

If you’re one of those who prefer their Pina-Coladas shaken, not stirred, here are some tips on how to experience the Caribbean like Bond, James Bond. Don’t forget the tux. The Bahamas Bond loves the Bahamas, or at least the bad guys he’s chasing do. More Bond films and more [...]

8 Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

8 Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

It’s almost over and you haven’t done half of what you wanted to do have you? Well, you better get after it. Go to a Festival There’s still some left and the Jazz Aspen/Snowmass Labor Day Fest is one of the best-as long as you’re not expecting actual jazz that [...]