Modern-day Macau: A vibrant mix of Portuguese & Chinese cultures

Looking out from St. Francis Xavier Chapel

Thanks to its past, Macau has a unique blend of cultures and entertainment options alive here for travelers of all types. Modern-day Macau is much more than just gambling. There’s rich heritage to explore walking through old Chinese neighborhoods, and ancient ruins, temples, museums and art to see. The cuisine is to die for—Macanese, Portuguese and Chinese. […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of November 12, 2014

China

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: The US and China will grant visas valid for up to a decade to visitors between the two countries Canada imposing quarantine measures on travellers from #Ebola countries AA flight attendants reject contract, arbitration next Homeland Security tightens screening of foreign air travelers Air Canada staff subjected […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of September 17, 2014

Marriott

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott to Place Gratitude Envelopes in Hotel Guest Rooms Free In Flight GoGo Wifi & Free In Flight Texting with T-Mobile WestJet to charge some travellers for first checked bag Minnesota Man Films TSA Attempt To Screen Him After He Lands Southwest plans Baltimore-Costa Rica flights Australia […]

Travel Tip of the Day: 72-Hour Transit in China without a Visa

China list

72-Hour Transit in China without a Visa My colleague “Lucky” recently wrote an informative post on dealing with China’s “72-hour transit without a visa” policy. In September 2013, China began allowing certain citizens (including those from the US) to spend up to 72 hours in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu without a Chinese visa if the […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 28, 2014

STA

This week’s travel contests include: Win a 13-day European tour for two from STA Travel Win Three Travel Adventures of Your Choice from HostelWorld.com Win $5,000 to spend on a London & Wales trip Win a trip to Prague from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, or Singapore […]

Travel Video of the Week: Russian Daredevils Climb the 2,073-Foot Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower

Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov are masked Russian daredevils who are seriously out of their minds. They travel around the world illegally climbing some of the most towering structures on the planet, from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Just watching this five-minute video of them breaking into the under-construction Shanghai Tower […]

Travel News: Week of October 16, 2013

Statue of Liberty

Top Travel News Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore to reopen American Express announces new Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) LA airport employee arrested in dry ice blasts Alitalia rescued by financing deal United Airlines Site Glitch Results in Nearly Free Flights — Again United Airlines Launches 100th Aircraft with Satellite […]

Travel News: Week of July 17, 2013

Travel news: July 17, 2013

Top Travel News Croatia Joins EU but Keeps Own Currency and Customs Airlines exploit your fear of getting a bad seat Delta hiring 225 flight attendants Gay tourists in Russia could now face two weeks in jail US Airways to move concourses at Las Vegas airport ‘World’s largest building’ opens in China San Francisco Hotel […]