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The Best Seats on Any Flight

If you're organizing a vacation, there are a lot of little details to juggle. It might feel like just buying a plane ticket for the right time, right place, and right price is good enough. But if the enjoyability of the flight can make or break your vacation, take the…

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Transformational Travel Experiences

"Transformation" is such a strong and beautiful word, suggesting change with purpose and new life. Intentionally transforming ourselves through travel can be powerful and life affirming — transforming our spiritual selves, our physical selves, our emotional selves, and our relationship with the extraordinary beauty to be found in the diverse lands…

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The 5 Countries Most Welcoming to Tourists

What makes a country welcoming to tourists? The same elements that give residents a measure of happiness, social stability, and freedom from discrimination also ensure that visitors are welcomed. Here are our top five, rated by their high scores on the Global Peace Index, the UN's World Happiness Report, and…

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Tricks to Getting Upgraded on a Flight

Tired of walking by all those people in first class looking comfortable as you head to your economy seat? Seats in economy are getting smaller and smaller while it seems like first-class keeps getting better. Free drinks, lots of legroom, and you are first off the plane. What's not to…

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How to Make the Most of Your Limited Vacation Days

A quick vacation — one with minimum travel and maximum enjoyment — is best accomplished with preparation, good packing, and simplicity. These vacation do's and don'ts make for a good longer vacation as well, but they are critical for a short trip.The Journey and the DestinationCredit: RudyBalasko/iStockCan the journey be…

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