Archives for

The engines of travel

Travel is not a new thing at all. We all know that though, don’t we? In the prehistoric times man had to travel to find food and a cave to pass the night. This can only be merely associated with camping on today’s world. The prehistoric man would cover long distances walking or running, their only means of transport. Today, we would most likely drive near a forest or mountain, and then start walking. Is this natural? I don’t think so. I feel that any human development after Stonehenge, has entered somehow into a grey area of the natural cycle. We have reformatted landscapes, and
Read More

Best time to book a holiday

Often I have been asked this question by many customers that are looking to secure a holiday perhaps early in the year. It’s common to wonder whether booking early is the best time to book a holiday or perhaps wait to see whether the price is going to come down. Many travel consultants will advice you to book early, but is that because they want to close a sale or because in the right mind it is the best for the customer? Before we dive into answering this it is important to understand a number of factors that are applicable
Read More

Review of the Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook by Shanon O’Donnell

As with the other Traveler’s Handbook series the Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook is another precious travel experience of Shanon O’Donnell, volunteering around the world. Let me clear this before I go any further on this review. This book is not only for those that want to volunteer but for anyone that wants to travel and experience snapshots of other cultures on their holidays. I am a bit of a sustainable advocate and Shanon hooked me from page one, and felt that her story needs to reach all travellers out there. Why? Because is one the best examples of sustainable travelling, slow
Read More

Review of the Food Traveler’s Handbook by Jodi Ettenberg

What started as a simple travel adventure evolved in this great magnificent Traveler’s (British reader please add an “l” from now on) Handbook tome. Jodi Ettenberg has created The Food Traveler’s Handbook out of simple love for food and when you read this you can see why. While many of us, including me, see our food as a form of fuel that make us go forward and occasionally really enjoy the taste it gives. Jodi managed to turn this necessity into a great catalyst in her travelling adventure. She has not only tried different dishes but turned every opportunity to
Read More

Review of the Luxury Traveler’s Handbook by Sarah and Terry Lee.

Who hasn’t dreamt of a luxury holiday, or indulge into the cosy, elegant and superior service of the high end hotels? I think we all have, but only a few of us can really afford to accommodate such dreams into modest holiday budgets. This often means that people would opt for a one off luxury holiday inn their lifetime, usually a honeymoon. However, Sarah & Terry Lee think otherwise and they have shown through the Luxury Traveler’s Handbook how to make luxury travel more accessible. They have demonstrated that you can get the top notch travel perks like premium flights,
Read More

Review of the Solo Traveler’s Handbook by Janice Leith Waugh

The review of the Solo Traveler’s Handbook came not by chance, I have wanted to know more on how one can go solo and a real life example from Janice Leith Waugh could not answer any better my answers. Real life stories show that things are possible, unlike novels and other great stories out there that come from imagination, they fill you with this sense of achievement and assurance. Travelling solo is a daunting not only for female travellers but even males, and if you are male and don’t admit it at least to your inner self then you’re naive.
Read More