7 top tips for women planning to travel alone

Travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer. It will expose you to different cultures and a whole new world of sights, sounds and food. Not to mention, travelling can be an incredibly rewarding and spiritual experience. In fact, new research by Culture Trip found that 49% of people who travel return from their trip with a greater cultural understanding and a new confidence in themselves,...

Uber adds Tube and bus London public transport travel info to its app

Uber is integrating London public transport information into its app in a bid to compete with navigation apps including Citymapper and Google Maps. Tube, train, bus, tram, shuttle and boat information data is now available under a Public Transport feature, providing users with fastest route, real-time schedules and walking directions to and from stops and stations. Transport for London (TfL) said it...

How to Assess Security Risks While Traveling

While we can’t predict the next crisis, preparing for the worst and taking charge of our own personal security are essential steps. Tourists who researched security conditions in Sri Lanka before the Easter Sunday terror attacks would have found that travel advisories ranked the threat of terrorism as low. The church and hotel bombings on the island shattered that outlook, underscoring how attacks...

Saudi Arabia’s Absher App: Controlling Women’s Travel While Offering Government Services

Questions and Answers In Saudi Arabia, citizens and residents can use Absher, an online government platform, to access Interior Ministry services. Absher comes as a mobile app available for iPhones and Android phones, as well as an online portal. It offers e-services including renewing passports, applying for ID cards, paying traffic tickets, applying for or renewing migrant workers’ visas, and obtaining...

Best Adventure Plans For Travel In West Coast Of USA

One of the greatest qualities of USA is its cultural diversity along with the convenience of travel from any place to another. The west coast of USA is particular is on the warmer side, with great outdoor activities, adventures and amazing food options. West Coast of USA is picturesquely beautiful with amazing landscapes, and pristine seaside. Every adventure and sea lover must pay a visit to USA’s...

You’re Not Tipping Your Hotel Housekeeper Enough

Last week, CNBC shared a horrid new video about a cool “tipping hack” designed to let you keep a buck or two, supposedly without leaving you feeling like a scummy goblin even as you shortchange waitstaff. Here’s the thing: Tipping is already a comprehensively terrible system that relies on the whims of consumers to decide whether or not service-industry workers get paid that day, without CNBC...

How to Make Friends While Traveling Solo

Even in the best cases, traveling alone can get lonely. Here’s how to connect safely with the people you meet along the way. Experiencing another culture on your own terms, at your own pace, with a budget of your own choosing can be an incredibly rewarding and insightful adventure. But while some may find such a journey liberating, others might worry about safety or a period of solitude in a strange,...

Bisate Lodge, Ruhengeri, Rwanda

This Wilderness Safaris lodge is Rwanda’s most beautifully designed, luxury retreat, set in 42 hectares of land and with stunning views of Mount Bisoke. 9 / 10  Location Just outside the Volcanoes National Park in north Rwanda, the lodge is a 20-minute drive to the park headquarters – the starting point for gorilla treks. The capital city of Kigali (nearest airport) is 105km (65 miles) drive;...

When Is the Best Time to Book Holiday Travel?

Whether you’re going home, to a loved one, or on an exotic vacation for the holidays, you will undoubtedly encounter premium rates, sold out flights, and long lines at the airport. While that last one is somewhat unavoidable, but hopefully worth it for your time spent away. We’ve got some tips for how to avoid overpaying for your travel during the most wonderful time of the year. Flights during...

How Lima shed its dangerous reputation to become South America’s greatest city for food

I’d never have thought cows’ hearts could look so appetising. The meat was rich, textured like tongue and a bit chewy. The overboiled spuds reminded me of childhood Sunday dinners. The glass of chicha morada, a purple corn beverage, was comforting, like cough mixture. The venue, El Tio Mario – Uncle Mario’s – was an upmarket canteen, functional, family oriented, the décor just a bit too...