As the end of 2011 gets closer, we wanted to look back over the past year (and beyond) in a way that was just as fun as looking forward to 2012. Toward that end, we're going to spend the month of November reminiscing about our travels, thinking about who we are and how indie travel has shaped us and how we experience the world. And we're inviting you to play, too.
You may think the reason you want to visit Egypt is to see that which it is famous for: the Pyramids at Giza, the Cairo Museum and the Valley of the Kings. There's more to this, the land of the Pharaohs however, than meets the eye. Allow Egyptology student Taryn Pollock to introduce you to a little bit of what really goes on while in Egypt.
As exciting as travel can be, you might find yourself hitting a wall mid-trip. How do you pull yourself out of it so you can go back to having fun? Maria Anderson has 7 suggestions to help you beat the travel slump.
When we plan a trip or adventure we inevitably have certain expectations about how things will change or be different, but some things always stay the same. Jennifer Miller points out six universal travel truths that can still look surprising.
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.