Christmas dream routes through East Germany

Erfurt, Potsdam and Rostock, in East Germany, rival many of their big city cousins, especially during the Christmas season

Christmas dream routes through East GermanyLike Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, emerging from a world of black and white, East Germany has been transformed into a Technicolor version of its former self. While relatively unknown to those outside of the country, the cities of Erfurt, Potsdam and Rostock have been transformed into vibrant tourist hot spots that rival many…

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…