By Jim Ferri It’s that time of the year again. We’re right on the heels of the holidays, and many travelers’ thoughts are turning to…what else, but travel. Not so coincidentally, this is also the time of year when many publications proclaim certain destinations as the best places to travel to in the coming year.
By Jim Ferri I started my career as a freelance magazine photographer and early on learned an important fact of life. I knew that no matter what happened to me I had to deliver on the assignment. An editor didn’t care if I was incapacitated with a stomach virus or broke my leg or neck.
By Jim Ferri Trying to find a good deal on a car rental when traveling overseas can be a maddening process. Car types and sizes differ from what you’re accustomed to in the USA and Canada, and costs can be extravagant. That’s especially true if you plan to return your rental in a different country.
By Jim Ferri I’m an addict that’s been hooked on travel for years. Pretty much it’s anywhere, anytime. And it’s an expensive addiction. Add up the airfare, hotel and meal costs, taxis and a dozen other costs, after a few trips, to paraphrase the late Everett Dirksen, you’re talking real money. If like me, you
Every so often we update and republish articles that have generated exceptional reader interest. This article, originally published more than two years ago, is one of the most popular with our readers, likely because there is so much confusion on the whether to buy additional insurance when renting a car. Here are the updated facts
By Jim Ferri There’s usually nothing more stressful on a vacation or short holiday than having your flight delayed or canceled, especially when you have to make a connecting flight overseas or in another country. In Europe, where you could be flying on several different airlines in different countries on a trip, this can be
By Donna Manz My adult sons frequently tell me I’m a “walking target,” vulnerable to thieves. I walk distracted, they say. “That’s why I wear a cross-body bag,” I tell them. Here’s the reality, though…every tourist looks a bit distracted, particularly when we are touring a new place. We look up at the Eiffel Tower
By Jim Ferri Who doesn’t want to save money on travel? After all, saving money – or getting more value for it – can allow you to travel more often and more comfortably. In our next few issues we’ll be sharing tips on how to do just that: cut your costs, travel more intelligently, and,