Discover Japanese Onsens: Learn What to Expect before You Undress

May 12,2016

So you are going to Japan and are planning on visiting a traditional Japanese hot spring, also known as a onsen. You just found out, clothing is not permitted....

In Japanese culture, onsens are introduced to life at a very young age and locals don't blink twice before entering the steamy therapeutic baths. If you are not familiar with the hot spring culture, read on to discover the correct etiquette, customs and norms before taking the plunge so you are prepared with realistic expectations and truly relax. 

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What Documents Does My Child Need to Travel to South Africa?

March 16,2016

View from Table Mountain, on Cape Town

South Africa requires relatively unique documentation from children traveling from other countries. Even when traveling with one or both parents, the requirements are different from anywhere in the world, so being aware ahead of time is absolutely necessary.

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Why Should I Book My Travel In Advance?

January 22,2016

Cathedral in Quito, Ecuador

More and more travelers are beginning to understand the need to book their travel far in advance. At first, this might feel like a huge commitment, and we completely understand. For experienced travelers accustomed to booking local tours, and ensuring hotel “deals” by booking last minute, planning far ahead is a change in mindset. Why do it? Why book a trip today that you won’t even enjoy a year from now? Here are some great reasons.

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Do I Need A Travel Visa In Vietnam?

January 13,2016

Marble Mountain views

We get this question a lot. Visas are often an overlooked piece in the travel puzzle.

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What Can I Eat in India?

December 21,2015

There may not be a more intimidating country to travel in than India. Our Travel Specialists say it all the time: "People absolutely love it, or they can't wait to get home, but they're always glad they went." There seem to be so many factors to this intimidation. The languages, the body language, the personal space customs, the poverty... The food.

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