Most flee to the Caribbean in search of sandy beaches and sunny skies, however Mark Johanson heads straight into the cloud covered volcanic peaks and through the Valley of Desolation for a steam bath on the shore of Dominica's Boiling Lake.
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" spokesman Robin Leach has nothing on budget jetsetter John M. Edwards. A West Indies "old hand" - one who can't sail, surf, or fish - still says Montserrat can't be beat for atmo - if you don't mind destruction and destitution in the wake of a deadly volcanic eruption.
Shore excursions on cruises can be the most memorable part of your holiday, but it's easy for things to go wrong. Lisa Legere gives us some expert tips on how to navigate the tricky world of these side trips.
Marina Kuperman shares some why-I-can't-do-an-rtw scenarios we've heard, as well as several profiles of travelers who do just what they dream. She even suggests some ways you can make money on the road.