To eat ethically when traveling, leave your food rules at home

To eat ethically when traveling, leave your food rules at home

A few months ago, my husband and I took a four-day tour of the mountainous Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. The itinerary, which was designed to immerse us in the local culture while benefiting the community, included almost no restaurant meals. Our Nicaraguan guide brought us to the homes of small-scale farmers, where home cooks would […]

US Issues Travel Advisory for Russia

US Issues Travel Advisory for Russia

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for Russia, urging globetrotters to “reconsider” their travel plans there “due to terrorism and harassment.” The advisory, issued Saturday, comes as Russia is hosting the World Cup games at 11 locations around country. “Large-scale international events such as the World Cup present an attractive target for […]

What Are the Best Duffel Bags for Travel?

What Are the Best Duffel Bags for Travel?

Smaller than a suitcase, bigger than a tote, the classic duffel is a perfectly sized carryall for a long weekend. Peer out at a train platform full of city dwellers fleeing town on a Friday afternoon and you’ll see all varieties of duffels — from waxed-canvas bags harking back to the style’s military roots to […]

Tonight at 10: Is travel insurance worth the extra cost?

Tonight at 10: Is travel insurance worth the extra cost?

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Bruce Bennett/Getty Images More Headlines MADISON, Wis. – Is travel insurance worth the extra cost? It might have been for this Madison woman.  A Madison woman’s Call for Action over nearly $7,000 lost in a travel nightmare has her finally getting a refund six months later – but it has us wondering […]

YouGov Affluent Perspective 2018: Travel

YouGov Affluent Perspective 2018: Travel

June 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m. This is the second installment in a series that delves into insights from the YouGov Affluent Perspective 2018 Global Study. Each year, we study the lives, values, and shopping habits of the world’s most successful households. This is the latest installment in a series that delves into insights from the YouGov […]

Latvia: Europe's nation of introverts

Latvia: Europe's nation of introverts

In a comic book produced by the organisation Latvian Literature for the recent London Book Fair, the main character gives a rare smile on realising that the weather outside is perfect. That is, it’s heavily snowing, and thus he’s unlikely to meet anyone out on the roads. As he says, “below zero = below average […]

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