The summer holidays are about to begin and although I ought to be happy that I don’t have to travel with the crowds, the holiday mood of these days is infectious. I catch myself day-dreaming about Mediterranean beaches and Italian ice cream, seized by a tiny little monster called holiday envy.
Traveling is not only expensive. It is also dangerous. Threat lurks in every city and on every of its corners. Tourists, the defenseless victims of organized crime, get caught in its traps like flies. Safety is a utopia! Isn’t it?
North Korea is the last white spot on earth. It lures travelers and explorers with the promise of adventure. The Pyongyang government actively promotes tourism to one of the most secretive and isolated countries of the world. But is it okay to travel anywhere – regardlessly?
The Insight Guides are meant to be a guideline for guests and tourists to see the hidden spots and true gems of places they visit. They are photographed by locals showing their favorite spots. Today’s Insight Guide shows: Mainz, Germany
I could have known better. But I did not. And so, 18 hours after my arrival in the city of horror, I would be sitting in a taxi to get out of Pattaya as fast as possible.
Many people stick to one place and visit it every year. Why do they do that, anyway? And don’t they just miss a lot? Is it okay to visit the same destination twice?
Travelers tend to discredit their fellows by derogatorily calling them tourists. But where is the difference? And is there really a wrong way to travel?
With information galore that is always available via the internet, traveling has lost its excitement. No matter where we go, we already have a distinct image.
The Panama Canal has developed into a tourist magnet. Crossing or touring the world’s most important trading route is a must when in Panama.