Visual Itineraries had a chance to catch up with David Stanley, who’s written numerous guidebooks on the South Pacific and do a little Q&A from this expert on Polynesia.
We’ve just added another article in our travel planning series. This one’s on the best time of year to go to Australia.
Louise Roe from the Huffington Post writes this article about her first trip to Bora Bora. She stayed at the Four Seasons there.
This New York Times bestseller has been featured on The Today Show, Oprah, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, as well as in Vanity Fair, Redbook, the Los Angeles Times, and publications around the globe. I was introduced to Franz and Kurt Wisner a couple of years ago when they came to speak to my Rotary club….and I’m glad. This book is an amazing true story of travel changing the lives and perspectives of Kurt and Franz, and is well worth reading.
From Wanderplex comes this great article on sleeping cave hotels in Cappadocia, Turkey.
Lonely Planet has a short, fun article on really interesting legendary places around the world, ranging from the Valley of the Kings to Timbuktu, Ys France to Troy.
Looking down on Queenstown, New Zealand, from the Skyline gondola
We’ve got 2 new travel planning planning articles up as of this week: best time of year to visit New Zealand
, and best time of year to visit the Seychelles
Le Meridien Fishermans Cove, Mahé, Seychelles
Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean travel-season is dwindling down any time soon. That said, while “smart shoppers” will find several ways to save on travel costs—such as using various travel discount sites like Kayak and Orbitz, booking flights on weekdays, and using flight price monitoring apps like Airfare Watch Dog—one of the biggest mistakes a consumer can do is skip out on traveler’s insurance. A vacation should be treated as an investment. If something “unexpected” occurs such as a death in the family, an injury, a new employment opportunity, a terrible weather storm, or even jury duty for example, it’s important that you protect your investment so that you can get full refund or the ability post pone your trip for a later date.