As travelers, we are constantly looking for ways to save money on travel so that we can afford to do more of it. We explore new apps and websites to find the best deals on lodging, we do our research to find the most economic tours and excursions, and of course we always have our eye out for bargain airfare.’
In recent years, a strategy for finding low cost airfare has emerged that has created a lot of controversy in the travel industry. This strategy, which is known as Hidden City Ticketing, isn’t illegal and it isn’t a scam, but it does come with some risks. So much so that it has avid travelers debating whether or not the significant cost savings it can give you are worth it.
I would like to get your opinion on something that should be of interest to most travel enthusiasts. That topic is learning another language, and which tools that are available are the most successful. There are a variety of tools that are available for purchase or for free, and all have their share of supporters and detractors.
For me personally, unless the culture and traditions in the nation I am visiting request that I wear a certain outfit or do a certain thing, I just try and be myself. I want to learn about other cultures and other traditions, but I don’t want to portray those cultures and traditions as my own, because they are not.
It is a question that I have asked myself a few times before traveling internationally. Do I take an antimalarial and deal with the sickness that is often a side-effect, or do I forgo the antimalarial and increase my odds of getting Malaria? The answer to that question seems pretty straight-forward, and it probably is. However, you would be surprised at how many people actually choose to not take an antimalarial before their trip.
Chances are, you have heard the story by now. A young woman flying home on Spirit Airlines was allegedly told by an airline employee to either set her emotional support hamster free or flush it down the toilet after being told that the animal couldn’t accompany her on a flight. The news hit social media and almost instantly went viral.
National Parks and Conservation Areas are dangerous? This may sound counter-intuitive at first thought, but if you see what is happening in Isle Royal National Park in the United States, the Gir Forest National Park in India, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, it may make more sense.
It is a major tourism draw that brings in over a million tourists a year. Mumbai, New Delhi, LA, Detroit, Copenhagen, and Berlin are all seeing tourists flock to their city to participate. They aren’t visiting to see world class museums, or theme parks, or historical sites. These tourists are flocking to these cities to visit the slums.
We have all been there before. Your flight has been delayed, or even cancelled, and you are stuck in a lousy airport for hours-upon-hours. It’s a horrible experience. On the flip side, we all have airports that we genuinely enjoy. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that we would like to use our free time to hang around at them, but these airports go above-and-beyond to make the experience for travelers less stressful.
There has bee a lot of talk in the past decade on how safe walking safaris really are. In most countries in Africa, guides are not allowed to carry guns on walking safaris. Poaching is still a big issue in Africa, and keeping guns outside of the parks should be a top priority. This means that clients are reliant upon the skill and experience of their guides to keep them safe while walking in the African bush.
With the increasing understanding we have of the impact humans are having on our environment, more-and-more attention has been given to sustainable practices. From sustainable building, to sustainable farming, it seems like sustainability has become a very big trend in recent years. And now it seems, the travel industry has begun to follow suit.