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Bicycling through wine country may have a few unexpected challenges — but it comes with oh-so-many rewards. Never been on a wine country cycling adventure? These six tips can get you on your way. Read more
Sure, they may be a little cheesy, but what’s wrong with combining a delicious dinner with exploring new sights? This is especially true when you consider the recent renaissance in culinary quality, service, and atmosphere in recent years. Here are just five favorites we love hopping onto for delicious eats and smooth sailing.
Is 2015 the year that you’ll take a cruise? If you’re still on the fence about getting on the high seas, we’ll let Celebrity Cruises’ Pick Your Perk offer do the persuading. Until May 10, the cruise line is giving guests a choice of one of four perks when they book cruises of four nights or more, for sailings June through December. To be eligible for the special, you must book an ocean view or higher stateroom. (It excludes Celebrity Xpedition, transatlantic, transpacific, and repositioning cruises.)
One of the great pleasures of being in Hawaii is sitting outside in the sun, sipping a tropical drink, while contemplating the gorgeous views on offer. Happily, there’s no shortage of cocktails to sample. And while rum is nearly as ubiquitous in a Hawaiian drink as a wedge of pineapple, a fresh orchid, or a small paper umbrella, it’s not the only ingredient you’ll find when you step out to imbibe. Here, five cocktails not to miss — and where to find them in Honolulu — on your next tropical trip.
Printemps — that’s “springtime” in French — in Montréal is pretty sweet. After a long, cold winter, flowers are poking out of the soil, and the city’s Euro-flair shines through farmers markets, park picnics, and all kinds of festivals. (We love Montréal Botanical Garden’s Butterflies Go Free and Montréal’s Digital Spring, a series of digital and architectural installations, among others.)
Love trinkets and other souvenirs? On your next trip, we suggest taking a step behind the jewelry counter to explore how your favorite pieces are crafted — and of course get a great hands-on experience while you’re at it, too. These five tours allow you to blow your own glass, check out a gold mill, and get to know local artists in their own studios.
Croatia consists of over 1,000 islands, most of them paradises in their own way. Unfortunately, it’s pretty much impossible to hop to each of them in one trip, or perhaps even a lifetime. Here, we’ve decided to help you figure out which Adriatic island is perfect for you. Read more
Navigating the streets of Cairo, Egypt is a lot easier when you have your travel basics down pat. (Photo: Matt Long/LandLopers)
By Matt Long for Yahoo! Travel
I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a good traveler lately. Usually, those thoughts tend to go into higher levels of personal philosophy and self-improvement. At its base though, no matter where we go, there are a few things we should all know — not just to make us better travelers, but better people. Here are my top 20.
1. How to wash clothes in a sink. All of us, from luxury travelers to budget travelers, will, at some point, have a laundry emergency and be forced to launder our own clothes effectively and quickly.
Bees do more than make honey — their pollinating efforts contribute to the landscape you see and the local foods you eat. These five beekeeping experiences provide a glimpse into the sweet world of bees.
From dive-y taquerias to five-star restaurants, here’s where to eat best in Mexico City.
1. Pujol: Chef Enrique Olvera opened Pujol nearly 15 years ago, and the restaurant remains a cult favorite among foodies, both in Mexico City and beyond. The sleekly designed space, serving elegant takes on Mexican cuisine, is among the best in the nation, holding court to the 50 World’s Best Restaurant list each year. Don’t miss the dinner tasting menu — a steal at $90. Guests will experience six courses, including Olvera’s playful take on street snacks and a signature “happy ending.”
Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea.
There’s another new mega-ship on the high seas. Royal Caribbean International‘s 4,180-passenger Anthem of the Seas, sister ship to the acclaimed Quantum of the Seas, is now cruising to its summer homeport of Southampton, England. In November, it’ll reposition to New Jersey’s Cape Liberty Cruise Port and sail winter cruises to Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Canada and New England. The ship boasts many of the high-tech delights that were introduced on the Quantum, like the 300-foot North Star observatory, RipCord skydiving simulator, and adults-only Solarium deck.
A 14-night August itinerary in Italy and the Mediterranean starts from $2,699 per person.
With Apple Watch shipping to consumers later this month (April 24th, to be exact), it’s fair to say that the smartwatch revolution is officially underway. Even in Apple’s promotional keynote, it leaned heavily on travel-related examples to prove the product’s value. Many have questioned whether or not you truly need wearable tech like this — particularly if you’re already a savvy smartphone user — but there are indeed useful amenities that make it worth considering for road warriors and leisure travelers alike.
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