LAOS: The Best Sights, Destinations, and Experiences (ASEAN Travel)

Laos was not really thought of as a tourist destination until the 1990s, when people realized it had more to offer than just pachyderms and Buddhist monks. Even as elephants and religion continue to drive the country, there are also dramatic landscapes, ancient architectural ruins and much history to be discovered, making it a wonderful […]

Indian Food Menu on Carnival Cruise Lines: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Dishes

Carnival Cruise Lines offer many wonderful and delicious food choices onboard. Carnival offers “taste of the nations” buffet during lunch featuring an international cuisine every day during lunch. We’ve seen Mexican, Caribbean, Italian, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Indian food on offer during lunch in addition to the regular offerings at the Lido buffets. Contact Carnival […]

SINGAPORE: The Best Sights, Destinations, and Experiences (ASEAN Travel)

Great things do come in small packages, and Singapore is the ideal example. From quirky, obscure bookshops, gritty designers and excellent cuisine to exemplary street food and sophisticated bars and watering holes and even extraordinary wildlife encounters, this power-packed country offers you a holiday experience you will definitely never forget. Singapore: At a Glance Capital: […]

How Amtrak Deals with Daylight Time Changes

When the clocks go forward an hour in Spring, Amtrak trains just run an hour behind and try to make up for the delay during the rest of the trip. In Fall, when the clocks go back an hour, Amtrak simply stops its trains in the station immediately after the time change, wait one hour […]

Definition: Cook’s Tour

A Cook’s Tour is a guided but cursory tour of the major features of a place or an area. Broadly, a Cook’s tour is a rapid but extensive glance or survey of a subject matter. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the phrase has its origin in Thomas Cook & Son, the prominent British travel agency, […]

Best Budget Binoculars Your Money can Buy

What to Look for in Binoculars: the Essential Features and Guidelines Whether you are considering buying a pair of binoculars for casual use during a cruise or upcoming travel or for more serious uses in bird gazing or stargazing, here are the essential features to consider when buying a pair of binoculars. Magnification and objective […]

Difference between a Hotel and a Motel

The commonly acknowledged distinction between the definition of a hotel and that of a motel is based upon the means of access to the rooms. Most hotels have interior hallways to the rooms. A guest is expected to leave his car in the hotel’s parking lot, enter through the hotel’s lobby, perhaps take an elevator, […]

All you wanted to know about Carnival Cruises’ ‘Cruise Elegant’ and ‘Cruise Casual’ Dress Codes

One of the topics that continues to be a mystery to many cruisers and leads to many threads on the cruisers’ internet forums is the topic of dress codes for the “formal nights” organized on many cruises. Almost all cruise lines have a dress code of some type. If a tuxedo is required on a […]

Carnival Cruise’s Newlywed and Not-So-Newlywed Game

On Carnival Cruises trips, the Cruise Director hosts the hilarious Newlywed and Not-So-Newlywed Game. Usually, the Cruise Director chooses three couples from among the audience: the most newly wed couple (chances are that there might be a couple that got married during the cruise), the couple that’s been married the longest, and a couple a […]

New York Landmark Katz’s Delicatessen turns 125

A short time ago, we visited New York City landmark Jewish deli Katz’s Delicatessen and devoured its signature dish, the pastrami sandwich on rye with mustard, along with hot dogs, sauerkraut, dark green barrel pickles, and Dr. Brown Cherry sodas. Katz’s Delicatessen Turns 125 This kosher-style delicatessen recently turned 125! Katz’s Delicatessen has been serving […]