Completely digital passports may be something travelers can look forward to in the near future, but for now, we have biometric passports at certain airports to get us quickly in and out of the country without having to wait for hours in line. Although only a few airports in the US support biometrics for those coming into the US from abroad, there is an alternative application you can download that’s also accepted and available in about 28 airports and 4 cruise terminals nationwide called Mobile Passport.
With the Euro almost a one to one ratio to the US Dollar, it’s no wonder that many travelers are planning getaways to European destinations. Although the currency exchange varies from day to day and from country to country (since not all European nations utilize the Euro), there are some European capital cities that are cheaper to travel around than others.
When considering daily costs for food, drink and tours, Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, is one of the cheapest destinations in Europe to travel to. This ancient city has much to offer including the Belgrade Fortress, established in 279 BCE, The Temple of Saint Sava, the cobblestone and vintage street of Skadarlija full of cafes, restaurants and a thriving nightlife, or even the Kafana Question Mark, the oldest restaurant in Belgrade. To get around the City, expect to spend an average of $10 (low end) to $43 (high end) US Dollars per person per day.
If you’ve visited Berlin in the summertime, you know the outdoors are blooming and the city is buzzing with tourists. However, if you’re not afraid of cold weather, love the snow and the holiday spirit that comes with it, booking a trip to Berlin in December can be just as exciting. From the Christmas Markets and concerts to museums and brilliant New Year’s Eve celebrations, here are the top five things to do in Berlin in December.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) monitors travel trends every year in order to determine what countries are up-and-coming, which is calculated by how many travelers visit that particular nation. This year, two of the top five are Middle Eastern Countries, one is in Asia, one is in South America and one is in Africa. If you’re looking for some inspiration on where to travel to in 2020, consider one of the top five up-and-coming destinations.
Singapore Airlines has some of the most luxurious seats in the world, and even though the airline didn’t win this year’s title for being the best airline in the world (unlike prior years), Singapore Airlines is nothing short of amazing. Those who have a first class ticket can embark on their journey in a mini-hotel room in the sky, whereas those with a business class ticket can enjoy sleeping in a double bed. Both cabins are designed to make you feel exclusive, yet there’s an even bigger perk of flying in First Class or the First Class Suites and that’s spending time in the Private Room, one of the most private Singapore Airlines lounges located in Singapore International Airport.
With the holidays approaching and the biggest shopping days of the season only weeks away, we know many of you are searching high and low for the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones. But what do you gift the avid traveler who has more specific needs and use of certain items, who moves from one place to another, who may travel more via planes than cars? After searching for the latest and greatest, here are the top gifts to give to those who love to travel, and travel often.
With the holidays underway, we can’t help but plan our next getaway. Some of us choose destinations where there’s plenty of snow and the holiday season turns cities into wonderlands full of people, markets and outdoor events. Whereas others choose destinations where the sun shines bright, jackets are not required and the weather allows for an oceanside escape. Have you decided to get away this holiday season, and if yes, where will you journey to? From the icy mountains to the tropical islands, here are our top go-to destinations where we love to spend the holidays this year.
From Paris and London to Vienna and Munich, the winter months can be some of the best months to visit Europe‘s best cities where entire cities glam up in bright lights, food stalls line the streets, outdoor music plays for everyone to hear and vendors sell beautiful handmade gifts at the Christmas Markets. Even as the snow falls, you’ll enjoy wandering through these stunning markets that only come alive once a year. Although there are hundreds to choose from, here are our top five best Christmas Markets in Europe we love to explore.
If you’ve visited Amsterdam in the summer, you already know that the city is lively outdoors, but don’t let the winter months discourage you from booking a flight to this quaint destination when the snow falls down. In fact, the winter can be just as wonderful, magical and all-around entertaining thanks to the many festivities around the city to celebrate the season. From shopping at the winter markets and skiing on the canal to dining on season-specific specials and watching a parade, here are our favorite things to do in Amsterdam in the winter.
Qantas recently revamped its A380 featuring a completely redesigned upper deck with three different lounge sections, “new” business class seats, better cabin lighting and refreshed surfaces. Although much of the first class seat hasn’t changed since 2008, Qantas did revive it to look more modern with a new color scheme, new fabric and a larger entertainment screen. Although it doesn’t compare to other first class suites like those found on ANA, Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia or Asiana Airlines, the updated Qantas A380 first class seat is a nice breath of fresh air compared to its predecessor. If you find yourself with a Qantas first class ticket on the A380, here’s what awaits for you onboard.