Top 9 Rules of airtiquette

Want to give yourself and others the gift of smoother air travel this year? provides some etiquette guidance for the holiday trips.

Vote: Which airline is just the worst?

When Skytrax recently announced the top airlines from one of the largest and most comprehensive independent surveys of travelers from around the world, there was something missing. Which airlines are the worst? Tell us.

10 French phrases that will save you money in Paris

Bryan Pirolli, Published in EuroCheapo Save money at the markets and beyond with a few simple French phrases. So, you’re feeling like you’ve mastered the “bonjours” and “mercis”? Maybe it’s time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don’t always work when you are shopping or dining in a café. We […]

18 tips for eating like a local in Barcelona

Yogurt is not for breakfast. Omelets are for dinner. Espresso after meals. Napkins not in your lap… These, and many other customs, have been part of my Spain dining education over the past eight years. These are a few tips on how to eat like a local when in Barcelona

Gastronomy tour through Madrid

Nine of the best restaurants in Madrid, Spain, combine sophisticated and varied cuisine with pleasant surroundings. Here, in this gastronomy walk through the city, are presented restaurants worth stopping into for a bite or a complete meal.

7 of the world’s best islands to live

When you ask folks who live on an island what drew them to life on a curio of clay, they tend to respond by saying things like, “I can live simply without much interference.” Or “Here I’m part of a community that’s like a big small town.” Or they simply look at you in flip-flop-clad incredulity and ask, “Have you seen my view?”

10 family friendly California road trips

While known for its pristine beaches, breathtaking national parks, desert oases, urban playgrounds, museums and theme parks, California visitors will find that the best way to see the Golden State is on a family road trip. From north to south or east to west, California offers families a number of fun ways to hit the road this summer.

Why I STILL use a travel agent

Call me a dinousaur. I use a travel agent to book all of my flights, my hotels, and my car rentals. Not a travel agency. A real person. I have her email, her mobile number, and her work number. Here’s why.