The language of travel


Are you a code talker?  A few weeks ago I caught the end of a great discussion on NPR about code switching.  Code switching in linguistics is the use of two or more languages or dialects in the context of one conversation.  As humans, we do it all the time.  We may use a slang [...]

Rail Tours: Destination Checklist


If you thought rail travel was only about commuting to work or visiting family, think again. From desert odysseys to mountain adventures, city breaks to luxury safaris, railways holidays come in all different sorts of shapes and sizes. Here’s a quick guide to just some of the many different kinds of trip on offer. Short [...]

From Spa Retreat to Golfing Paradise: The Allure of Punta Cana

Photo Credit: Flickr user Ed Yourdon via creative commons license.

Those searching for a luxurious family holiday will be pleased to know that the resort of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic boasts a modern-day paradise suited to all ages. The area itself is positioned between 650 yards of private beach, beautiful gardens and a shady coconut grove. From enjoying a massage under a palapa [...]

With Elephants It’s Complicated – Win a Trip to Thailand

Save the elephant foundation

Riding on an elephant sounds a bit exotic doesn’t it?  I certainly think so. Immediately I visualize riding atop a majestic animal decked out in Southeast Asian silks and gems like some ancient Maharajah’s wife.  Ok, that’s a bit far, but you get my drift.  The thing is I’ve had the chance to ride atop [...]