By Megan Watkins According to The New York Times, more and more colleges and universities are now encouraging students to study abroad for a semester, or longer. The purpose is to better prepare them for a future in a globalized world. In fact, according to the paper, one emerging approach has students spending a majority
By Jim Ferri I spent a few years as the director of PR for the world’s largest hotel chain. Now years later, I can’t help but notice how some things really haven’t changed that much in the hotel industry. For example, major hotel chains still advertise you’ll find the very lowest rate by booking directly
By Jim Ferri When traveling, I find the only thing worst than wasting time is wasting money. I know I’m not alone. To minimize costs, and maximize the chance of having the most enjoyable trip possible, many of us begin planning early. We peruse blogs and magazines looking for places that pique our interest. We
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By Jim Ferri If you’re looking forward to taking a vacation this spring or summer, now is the time to start planning. That’s especially true if you want to save money on your airline tickets. You may have heard of other travelers buying tickets at reduced prices. Sometimes they’ve paid a lot less than what
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.