From Our Readers: Watch Out For That Hole!

 A couple of years ago my family and I took a trip to South Africa.  We were traveling with a small tour group and while staying at a small camp one night we were given the option of taking two different excursions, one of which was an evening game drive on a private reserve.  This … [Read more…]

Cash Only at Vatican City

The Vatican is not a member of the European Union and their rules forbid its member-nations, which includes the Bank of Italy, from operating in non-EU countries unless adequate regulations are in place to counteract money laundering and the financing of terrorism.In the July 2012 Moneyval report, the Vatican was given a pasing grade on … [Read more…]

Luxury Wildlife Tours that Give Back

See the Wild tours offer you a way to enjoy wildlife without sacrificing luxury.  Not only that but they also give you a way to give back.  With every tour booked a donation is made to a conservation organization.  So while enjoying your luxury vacation you can also feel good about your contribution to wildlife … [Read more…]

New Amazon River Cruise

International Expeditions will be launching a new riverboat this year. The ship is being constructed in Peru and will sail the Amazon River this summer. The vessel will offer cabins with private balconies, a multimedia lecture room, a fitness center, kayaks, nightly reception with complimentary Peruvian cocktails, wine and beer. There will also be a … [Read more…]

American Airline’s New Fee’s

American Airlines is adding yet even more fee’s.  Now when you buy a ticket on American Airlines that ticket will get you a seat but that’s it.  If you want any services beyond that you will have to pay for it.  There are two package options being offered to passengers. 1) Choice Essential: $68.00 per … [Read more…]

Airline Meals

If you are expecting to be served a meal on an upcoming flight and want to see ahead of time what to expect, www.airlinemeals.net is a website where you can go and look at photos of airline meals posted by previous passengers. Photos and reviews are organized and sorted by airline name and seat class. … [Read more…]

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey fans you are in for a real treat! Viking River Cruises are offering a behind-the-scenes excursion at Downton Abbey aka Highclere Castle (for an additional fee). The Victorian Gothic style castle was built by Sir Charles Barry who also built the Houses of Parliament. The current residents, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon … [Read more…]