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Staycation Spots in California

Staycation Spots in California

California has long been a popular vacation destination, and all the wonderful attractions and activities also make the state an excellent place for a staycation. California residents who aren’t able to travel out of the state or choose not to do so can take a...

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Staycation

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Staycation

We love our vacation time. Yet, some of us get really stressed out planning a trip to a new or interesting place to visit. We are already so busy enough with our careers. It can be a lot of work to book the right vacation yourself online. Then, you have to pack with...

Foods You Should Eat in France

Foods You Should Eat in France

Many tourists know France for its beautiful cities and Mediterranean beaches. What they must not forget about is the delicious dishes you can find along the way. From a simple baguette crème brulée, French food has this way of feeling like a gourmet meal no matter the...

Great Ideas for a Staycation

Great Ideas for a Staycation

Staycations are the best options for people who just want a break but don’t want to fly on a plane or drive a few states over. There is absolutely nothing wrong with finding things to do in the comforts of your home or city. Not only do you save a ton of money, but...

Post-Pandemic Trips to Take

Post-Pandemic Trips to Take

How often have people told family members or friends, "I don't have time to think about this now" or "I can't plan anything right now"? In a twist of fate, the shutdowns and confinements have given people "free time" to plan. One of the plans that many people have is...

The Best Sustainable Cities Around The World

The Best Sustainable Cities Around The World

Most people in the world live in cities, but they are not all equally sustainable. When we discuss sustainability, we’re talking about environmental, financial, and social factors that make a city more stable and lead to more greener, happier cities. These factors...

Museums You Can Visit From Your Couch

Museums You Can Visit From Your Couch

Virtual tours provide a variety of advantages. Enjoying a multimedia tour in the comfort of home means not having to spend money on gas to drive to the destination. There are no waiting lines or entrance fees to pay. A number of world museums offer the chance to visit...

Four Tips for Day Hiking

Four Tips for Day Hiking

Day hiking is a great way to reset your mind and body. It lets you exercise and gives you time to de-stress and contemplate, plus it can lead to some memorable life experiences and adventures. Make sure your day hike goes according to plan with these four tips: Map...

6 Tips for a Short Layover

6 Tips for a Short Layover

A short layover might sound preferable to a long one, but it's easy to miss your connection if you don't have enough time. Use these tips to make sure you make your flight   Choose The Right Seat Choose an aisle seat near the front of the plane. Not only will you be...

How to Create a Travel Budget

How to Create a Travel Budget

If you plan to visit another country or to travel, you should look into creating a travel budget. This will ensure that you figure out how much money you need for the trip without spending more than you should. See how you can create a travel budget for your next...

Top 3 Free Things People Can Do in National Parks

Top 3 Free Things People Can Do in National Parks

National parks are akin to all-natural playgrounds for individuals and families who love the call of the wild. A trip to any national park creates fun memories that don't break the bank; most of these public parks don't charge an entrance fee for people to use the...

The Best Urban Swimming Areas Around the World

The Best Urban Swimming Areas Around the World

What better way to cool off on a hot summer's day than to submerge yourself in a pool, a river, a lake, or the sea? Many destinations around the world provide the option to do so. These are not necessarily rural locations. Some of the most popular swimming hotspots...

Best Ideas for Greener Travel

Going green is becoming more than a trend among businesses. Consumers are widely embracing it as well due to growing concerns about environmental protection. Here are some of the most essential ways travelers can go green on vacations and business trips.   Reduce Home...

How to Avoid Getting Sick After Flying

How to Avoid Getting Sick After Flying

Frequent air travelers are acutely aware of how unhealthy the cabin of an aircraft can be. You are traveling with plenty of other passengers, some of whom may be sick. The interiors are not scrubbed down between flights, as they have quick turnarounds. Everything has...

Top 6 Places to Visit in 2020

Top 6 Places to Visit in 2020

So much to do, so much to see. Where will your travels take you to next? Whether you are looking for a show-stopping destination or an epic and wild adventure, travel experts around the world have shared their favorite must-visit vacation spots that are bound to spark...

Top 5 Things to Do in Santa Monica

Top 5 Things to Do in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a beautiful beach town with the ideal atmosphere. Many attractions are walkable, and the city offers something for everyone. You could easily spend a month in Santa Monica without running out of new things to try, but here are a few crowd favorites you...

Top Places to Visit in France

Top Places to Visit in France

France is known for its many wonderful places and has long been a favorite destination for people who visit Europe. The capital city of Paris is often the first thing that comes to mind when people think of France, but the country boasts many other places that are...

Comfort Tips for Surviving an International Flight

Comfort Tips for Surviving an International Flight

Going to a destination in a faraway place can be a once in a lifetime trip or a regular occurrence for a seasoned traveler. Although there are plenty of sights to experience at the destination, getting there can be a trip in itself. International flights can be...

Top Hotels In Europe

Top Hotels In Europe

Many tourists visit Europe for everything it has to offer. As a result, it boasts a wide variety of hotels. Some of the best have a long and rich history of providing luxurious accommodations to tourists. One of the top hotels in Europe is France's Les Fermes de...

Travel to the Oldest Cities in the World

Travel to the Oldest Cities in the World

Who isn't fascinated by what life was like 10,000 years ago or so? Europe and Asia lay claim to the world's oldest cities, and their ancient relics give a riveting insight into their infrastructure and daily life. Put a visit to one of these world's oldest cities on...

How Much Money Should You Travel With?

How Much Money Should You Travel With?

Planning and executing travel plans can be a stressful process, in part because there are dozens of choices to be made - and one of the most crucial involves the amount of expendable cash you carry during your journey. Fifty years ago, cash was an integral part of the...

6 Ways to Sleep Better on an Airplane

6 Ways to Sleep Better on an Airplane

Seat space in airplanes has become increasingly cramped in the past few decades, making in-flight drowsing a tough challenge. Luckily there's a lot that can be done to make your next airplane snooze more enjoyable. Here are 6 ways to sleep better on an airplane. Wear...

The Best Travel Destinations in March

The Best Travel Destinations in March

To brush off the blues of winter, many plan on taking a trip in March. There are numerous ideal destinations in the United States and around the world that you might consider. Spectacular locations and exciting activities await. Key West, Florida Key West is the ideal...

How To Eat Like A Local

How To Eat Like A Local

Asking random civilians out on the street is no sure way to get local restaurant recommendations. You'll most likely end up with dozens of different answers, ranging from fast-food chains to fancy dinners and everything in between. To eat like a local, you have to...

8 Destinations For Solo Travelers

8 Destinations For Solo Travelers

There are many destinations in the world for those who are traveling solo for the first time. These destinations include large cities, remote villages, and beaches on four continents. Travelers can see a panoramic view of New York City before they start exploring from...

Film Locations to Visit

Film Locations to Visit

Gone are the days when films were only shot in Los Angeles and New York City. In today's world, there is a constant demand for entertainment. That demand is being met in over 40 of the 50 states in America. Here are some of the best film locations to visit. About as...

3 of The World’s Most Touristy Cities

3 of The World’s Most Touristy Cities

Traveling the world means that sooner or later you'll become a tourist. Of course, there's nothing wrong with this, but it's an essential factor to keep track of because of how many other people are doing the same thing. Being a tourist can be a great way of...

Backpack Like a Pro

Backpack Like a Pro

Backpacking is an excellent way to get some fresh air and exercise. However, if a person has never gone on a backpacking trip, they probably won't know which items are best to bring. By carrying essential items, it lightens the load that a person will have to carry...

Extravagant Cruise Ship Features

Extravagant Cruise Ship Features

According to statistics, more than 14 million people in North America embarked on cruise ship vacations in 2018. Another 11 million from various world countries also enjoyed cruises. Numerous cruise lines take passengers to Alaska, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean,...

How To Do New Orleans In A Weekend

How To Do New Orleans In A Weekend

New Orleans is an excellent place for a weekend getaway. Create the perfect 3-day itinerary and head to the Big Easy. Travelers on a budget can save on hotel rates by making their "weekend" in the middle of the week or two days and one weekend night. The following...

Breeze Through Airport Security with These Tips

Breeze Through Airport Security with These Tips

Getting through the security checkpoints is one of the most frustrating and stressful parts of traveling. By taking the time to prepare and adopt new practices, you'll be better prepared for this part of flying. These tips can help you get where you're going without...

Camping Don’ts: Leave These Items At Home

Camping Don’ts: Leave These Items At Home

Going camping is a fun pastime, enjoyed by many people. If you're thinking about going camping, you can make the experience a lot better (or worse) by bringing or leaving the right gear. Let's take a look at some items you should definitely leave at home. Fragile...

Top Attractions in California

Top Attractions in California

It is no secret that California is one of the most beautiful, most exciting, most popular spots for tourists and sightseers in the whole United States. It's hard to take in all of the sights and sounds of the different cities, but narrowing down the search and knowing...

5 Popular Hiking Trails in California

5 Popular Hiking Trails in California

Hiking to the top of a mountain for a view that is difficult to rival is one of the many joys of partaking on a hiking trip. California is blessed with a range of landscapes, and that includes mountains a-plenty and hundreds of hiking trails to tackle. The following...

Famous “Haunted” Hotels

Famous “Haunted” Hotels

As summer comes to an end and the fall season approaches, that means Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you are a believer of the paranormal or enjoy the spooky festivities, if you seek a spectral adventure, one of these famous “haunted” hotels could be the...

What to Pack in Your Carry-On

What to Pack in Your Carry-On

Planning for a trip involves a variety of moving pieces, and packing your luggage is one of them. Packing just using a carry-on is one of the more convenient ways to travel - you don’t have to worry about checked bag fees, and you won’t be bogged down by a ton of...

The Future of Aviation Without Oil

The Future of Aviation Without Oil

The world as a whole consumes an estimated 86 million barrels of crude oil per day. Given that there were only about 1.7 billion barrels remaining at the end of 2012, the chances of us running out of oil in the next 50 years or so is very likely. While it is not a...

Camping Essentials

Camping Essentials

While preparing for a camping trip, it is easy to forget a necessity or two, such as aspirin or a flashlight. To prevent traveling without a much-needed item, spend some time putting together an essentials bag, containing the vital items you will need to ensure your...

The Evolution of Aviation in the Last Two Decades

The Evolution of Aviation in the Last Two Decades

Twenty years ago, aviation and airline travel looked very different than it does today. Prior to the year 2000, flights were very cheap, partly due to a good economy and cheap oil, and most passengers received complimentary meals on domestic flights. In the early...

How to Build a Great Campfire

How to Build a Great Campfire

While it is no longer a vital component to our existence as it once was for ancient humankind, a campfire can still inspire discussion and storytelling among the group and is essential to a great camping trip. Don’t let your trip be a bore and know how to build a...

Ready, Set, Takeoff: The Science Behind Flight

Ready, Set, Takeoff: The Science Behind Flight

Having the ability to fly anywhere on the planet that we choose and arrive at our destination in a matter of hours is an incredible feat that humans have mastered. Easily one of the greatest inventions of all time, the once-thought crazy idea of flying has opened a...

What to Do in Santa Monica

What to Do in Santa Monica

Men and women have been searching for an earthly paradise since before they invented the wheel or the written word. There have been countless names for it: Atlantis. The Garden of Eden. El Dorado. Today, we just call it Santa Monica. With its spectacular beaches and...

How to Identify a Great Campsite

How to Identify a Great Campsite

When a person decides to venture out into the wilderness for an extended adventure, one of the most important aspects of their travels will be finding the perfect place to set up camp. Here are just a handful of things a camper should look for to identify a great...

America’s Top Air Shows

America’s Top Air Shows

Many aircraft fly over the U.S., but only a select few partake in the top shows. These airshows can be categorized by history, culture, and specialty. Aviation has a wonderfully storied past, and as a result, attendees at air shows expect a bit of  history....

Anatomy Of An Airplane

Anatomy Of An Airplane

As technology advances, innovation follows. Throughout the modernization of aircraft, engineers have worked to make planes safer, quieter, and more convenient for passengers. Jet airliners have come a long way, but there will still be plenty of improvements to come....

Best Camping Destinations In California

Best Camping Destinations In California

Thousands of campgrounds are scattered across California and nestled among its 18 national forests. From bare-bones hideaways to luxurious glamping getaways, it’s hard to pick just one spot to visit. The landscape—from redwoods forests to deserts and mountaintops to...

How to Earn Your Pilot’s License

How to Earn Your Pilot’s License

It’s harder to find a more exciting hobby than flying. Regardless of whether you’re taking your first flight or going up for the millionth time, nothing beats the rush of watching the world shrink beneath you as you climb into the clouds. Take it from me: For years,...

A Look at Steve Farzam’s Contributions to the Society

Steve Farzam is the COO of Shore Hotel that’s based in Santa Monica. His success as a COO is evident in the fact that Shore Hotel currently enjoys one of the top spots when it comes to the hospitality industry in Santa Monica. However, that doesn’t really comes off as...

Steve Farzam’s & The Shore Hotel Santa Monica Hospitality

Steve Farzam, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ocean View Hotel, has changed many people’s lives with his unique sense of generosity and his overall goodness. Firstly, let’s start with where this all started—Farzam’s childhood. Farzam grew up in Los Angeles,...

An Overview of the Hotel & Hospitality Industry

The hotel and hospitality industry is one of the few industries in the world that are seemingly outperforming the other ones, as well as the overall GDP as a whole. What we mean is, this particular industry has been showing a more impressive growth than the GDP in...

Hospitality Industry Changes

If you are not involved in the hospitality industry, odds are you are not aware that it has been going through a lot of changes lately. It is a lot more behind the scenes stuff, so the average consumer is not very aware of what is going on. Not only is it ever...

Best Hotels in Santa Monica, California

Ahh, Santa Monica. One of the leading tourist destinations in California. This is for good reason. The city has so much to offer and is even more beautiful. Choosing a hotel can be tough, that is why we have made a list of our favorite hotels in Santa Monica. 1. The...

Hotel Etiquette for Managers

Odds are you have been to a hotel where you received less than satisfactory service. Not only did it make you angry, it possibly could have ruined your trip. A lot hotel owners (myself, Steve Farzam, included) do not teach their workers how to treat hotel guests...