I’m sure none of us have sat relaxed on our toilet reading a magazine with the thought, “Man, this would be cool to do while squatting.” Believe it or not, the squatting toilet was the toilet of choice for many Chinese from the distant past, as well as today. And [...]
Smart Travel Tips
Experienced travelers know that luggage in-transit is a hot target for theft. In fact, 29 million bags were tampered with in 2010. At JFK Airport alone, 200 thefts to checked luggage happened daily. Most thefts are done with a simple ballpoint pen jabbing into the zipper like this… Over the [...]
It’s a common travel problem: you’re visiting a foreign country when nature calls, but you’re not sure where to find the nearest toilet. The locals don’t understand you, the signs aren’t helping — and your situation grows more dire by the minute.
The new year is upon us and while many are making resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, or save money, I am creating a list of travel goals. Whether you are still daydreaming about your next adventure or are
For whatever reason — be it the universal recogniton of the passage of time, or the fundamental human urge to party — virtually every culture on Earth observes the arrival of the New Year in some capacity.
Traveling is a rewarding experience. And while we all have dreams to live lavishly: stay in awesome hotels, eat all of the best local cuisine, and participate in awesome adventures (sky diving, scuba, camel rides
Doha is a city of splendor, a horizon of half-empty buildings built for show, expansive air-conditioned malls, and a driving culture that puts the U.S. to shame. The traffic is horrendous, walking is impossible, and
So you’ve graduated with a four year degree but your major in conflict studies or communications is leaving you high and dry. It’s time to end the charade and pursue that “pie-in-the-sky”
Where are they? Not Jamaica, for starters. Since ice hotels require constant subzero temperatures — and their proprietors like a steady stream of clientele — there are few places in the world where they can be built. In addition to the aptly-named ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Every year, Hostelworld.com presents ‘Hoscar’ awards to the finest communal lodging establishments in the world. This year’s winners (by continent) are: