Tipping is more common in the United States than in other countries, and it often causes confusion - even for Americans! If you get it wrong, it can lead to embarrassment, misunderstandings, and even angry confrontations. Here's a guide to tipping in the Land of the Free.
Distracted by a call on my mobile phone, I miss my stop. Instead of visiting the Grand Temple, Old European Quarter, Chinatown and other key tourist attractions I set out to see, I am taken on a wild goose chase where tourists seldom roam
Restaurant review of Supanniga champagne dinner cruise, one of several river cruises up and down the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok Thailand - a sit down dinner cooked on board vs a lavish buffet: two bloggers voice their opinion
The Dragon Boat Festival is known as the Tuen Ng Festival in Hong Kong. It commemorates the death of Qu Yuan. It will be celebrated at venues across Hong Kong. Here is a schedule of races and celebrations in 2018
Countless islands dot the waters of Coron in North Palawan in the Philippines, and several operators offer island hopping boat tours, which often make stops for snorkeling, swimming, hiking, and picnicking.
A cruise critic explains the advantages of an ocean cruise over other types of travel: transport, accommodation, food, sightseeing and entertainment are all wrapped up into one package without having to pack and unpack!
Cruising the ocean blue does not have to mean packing on the pounds. A fitness director at Crystal Cruises offers 10 ways that passengers can stay fit, which ranges from what to eat to on board to what to do when in port.
Cruising to Alaska? An Alaska travel guide on the Top 10 things to see and do in Anchorage in 2016 - travel and vacation information, travel deals, Alaska cruises, adventure travel. dog sled races, beer and wine festivals ....
Hospitality Qufu in China's Shandong Province is the birthplace of Chinese philosopher Confucius. The Shangri-La Hotel Group will open a luxurious five star hotel in the fabled city on 1 August 2013. It will be the city's first international standard five star hotel. Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu, is situated within walking distance of three of the …
Vacation Planning Big boat or small? While large ocean liners offer more facilities, amenities, services, and options, they can't explore the tiny islands and rocky coastlines that smaller vessels can. While that might not be an issue on long distance transoceanic voyages, it does make a difference when sailing through areas such as the Mediterranean, …