How to stretch your travel food budget and save like a local

If you just try a few of our tips, you can eat well and stretch your travel budget.

How to stretch your travel food budget and save like a localEating and drinking in grand style will shrink your travel budget and leave you less money to do other things. Fortunately, there are lots of little ways you can save on food when you're travelling. If your hotel doesn't include breakfast in the price of the room, think outside the box and save money by…

Stretch your travel transportation budget

Transportation is often the largest part of the cost of a trip - especially if you are flying. What can you do to try to stretch your travel budget?

Stretch your travel transportation budgetTransportation is often the largest part of the cost of a trip – especially if you are flying. What can you do to try to stretch your travel budget? First, your flights will probably cost you less if you travel off season. You'll also save money on hotels and find fewer crowds too. Shoulder seasons…

Cruising through Central America’s wild(er) side

One Ocean Expeditions expanding to South and Central America. And we are along for the voyage.

Cruising through Central America’s wild(er) sideCentral American countries are famous for their wildlife and ecotourism, but their remotest locations are even wilder. One Ocean Expeditions, a B.C.-based adventure company, is taking its newest vessel, the RCGS Resolute, on an island-hopping trip that starts in Colon, Panama, and touches wild spaces in Panama’s San Blas Island, Cartagena in Colombia, Nicaragua’s Corn…

Is the water safe?

Most of the time the water will be safe for drinking and eating and playing in but ...

Is the water safe?When people ask "Is the water safe?", they're usually thinking is it safe to drink. It's a basic travel concern. Can you drink the tap water? Should you brush your teeth with it? Do you need to drink and brush with bottled water? That's important to find out in order to stay healthy, but there…

Take a gamble on Vegas

You can always find something to do that will fit your style and budget

Take a gamble on Vegas(Troy Media) Las Vegas, Nevada is a city with a reputation. You've probably heard it called "Sin City." You hear mottos like: "What ever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas ... " So is it a good place for tourists? It all depends on what you want, but there's something for almost everyone. It all…

Flea market tips while travelling

While it is fun to go to flea markets and bazaars when you travel, here are a few practical tips to make the experience even more fun

Flea market tips while travellingWhile it is  fun to go to flea markets and bazaars when you travel, we thought we'd offer a few practical tips to make the experience even more fun. The most important flea market tip is to watch for pickpockets and practice all your travel safety skills. Flea markets all over the world attract large…

Vacation planning for empty nesters

Think about it: No more exploring the world via Disney's Epcot Center

Vacation planning for empty nestersThe kids are all grown up and out of the house. It's time to think about year-round vacations! It certainly isn't time to mope about the empty nest because now you can start planning to take vacations when other people's kids are in school. No more thinking about kid friendly places. Now you can plan…

Flea markets a great introduction to local culture

You can have lots of fun at flea markets around the world while learning something about that country's culture at the same time

One of the world's largest flea markets is in San Jose, California. It has more than 2,000 booths and sprawls over 40 acres. In all 12.8 km (eight miles) of booth-lined walkways with arts, crafts, jewelry, antiques and junk! Lots of junk. The old saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure" tells you something…

Should you drink the water while travelling?

Cook it, Boil it, Peel it, or forget it!

Should you drink the water while travelling?Can you drink the water or should you drink only bottled water when you're travelling? Is it safe to drink tap water? Is it safe to brush your teeth with it? These questions come up no matter where you're traveling. In most developed countries, you don't need to drink bottled water all the time. Tap…