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By Everett Potter Canada, our great neighbor to the north, is marking its 150th year of Confederation this year. There may be no more misunderstood province of Canada than Québec. French-speaking, connected to the country but somehow standing apart, it’s a distinct world within Canada. Here are five myths about

By Everett Potter There’s nothing quite like hotel room service. Be it an indulgence or a necessity, few things seem better suited to serve a jet-lagged traveler than a freshly delivered breakfast tray or a late-night sandwich. While seasoned road warriors may have their room service routines down to a

By Everett Potter The employee with the most misunderstood job in any hotel must be the concierge. Often stationed alone at a desk or podium, their role is to assist hotel guests, but their function seems to be only hazily understood by many travelers. Here are five myths about the

By Everett Potter Say the word “hostel” to an American traveler and it may well conjure up their first, youthful backpacking trip through Europe. Hosteling still appeals to young Americans exploring Europe for the first time, but it has broadened its appeal to today’s travelers. Here are five myths about

By Everett Potter We are in the midst of the busy summer travel season, which means that many travelers are dealing with jet lag as they fly from coast to coast, head to Europe or journey to Asia and Africa. But what is jet lag and is there anything you

By Everett Potter Renting a villa in the Caribbean, Europe or Mexico can be an extraordinary vacation experience. Unfortunately, villa rentals are just for the super-rich. Or is that merely an outdated notion that’s become a myth? Here are five myths about villa rentals. Continue reading …

    By Everett Potter In the wake of the Brexit vote that paved the way for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union on June 23, there’s a lot of confusion about what this means for American heading to Britain this summer and in the future.  Here

By Everett Potter We’re now in high season for travel to Europe, which means that many Americans will be traveling on Europe’s extensive rail network, many of them for the first time. Sure, it’s easy enough to buy a Eurail Pass before going, but is that the most cost effective

By Everett Potter Thinking of taking an organized bike trip this summer or fall? There are dozens of tour companies out there, at a variety of price points, ready to take you to Croatia, Cuba or California on two wheels. But how about fitness, distance and bringing your family along?

By Everett Potter Many travelers are concerned about identity theft, worried about a thief using an RFID reader to get their passport info or watching an ATM to steal a pin code. But what about pickpocketing, one of the world’s oldest crimes? It may not merit headlines, but it’s still