Mastering the NYC Metro

Mastering the NYC Metro

New to the subway system in New York? Well, there’s no time to waste and no patience to spare in the Big Apple. New York’s subway, also known as “the train,” is the longest underground railway in the United States. Workers, tourists, and families commute . . . read more

On the Tracks or Off the Tarmac

On the Tracks or Off the Tarmac

On the Tracks or Off the Tarmac Nicolas Marrero, a Master at Arms in the US Navy, sits in a Spanish airport with his tickets in one hand and his carry-on in the other. He looks at the LCD screens scattered throughout the airport, but . . . read more

Lend Me a Lens: The “How To” of Photography Rental

Lend Me a Lens: The “How To” of Photography Rental

Going on vacation and want to take some photos but don’t want to bring your photography equipment? Try renting either locally or online.

Phone Home: Using Your Cell Phone Abroad

Phone Home: Using Your Cell Phone Abroad

E.T., the extraterrestrial, isn’t the only one who needs to phone home while in a foreign land. With modern cell phone technology, calling should be a lot simpler now than it was back in 1982. But what about using your cell phone when traveling abroad? . . . read more

On the Plane to Anywhere

On the Plane to Anywhere

No-destination flying can be the perfect way to find a new place to spend the weekend. In this traveling trend, the specifics of destinations are irrelevant: the important part of traveling is escaping the tedious routine of your normal life and getting out of your comfort zone.

Maximize Your Museum Experience

Maximize Your Museum Experience

Napoleon’s toothbrush, a chastity belt, and a collection of prosthetic limbs. If you think these would make for an interesting museum experience, you’re right. But you’ll have to go beyond the Louvre or the Smithsonian to see this display: it’s found in the Wellcome Museum . . . read more

Music Hot Spots: No ticket Required

Music Hot Spots: No ticket Required

There is nothing better than good live music performances. But tickets to quality concerts can be expensive and hard to find, especially if you are traveling on a budget. Fortunately, three big cities—Toronto, London, and New York City—have a great lineup of concerts this spring, . . . read more

Tuna-Can Travels

Tuna-Can Travels

  Rickshaws crowd the streets of practically every major city in India. Photo by  Johanna Quist-Nelson Tuna cans aren’t just for tuna. Slap on an engine plus three wheels, and you’ve got yourself an auto-rickshaw. These tuna cans—I mean, the thrilling auto-rickshaws—are found on practically . . . read more

Ride the Rails in Scenic Colorado

Ride the Rails in Scenic Colorado

Growing up in a family obsessed with trains, I didn’t think it was weird for my dad and his siblings to give each other train magazine subscriptions and calendars for Christmas. I also didn’t think it was odd to ride a train at every family reunion or . . . read more

It Takes Two

It Takes Two

For a new twist on traveling, take your dancing skills on vacation. Dance tourism is a fun and heart-pounding category of cultural tourism.