Top Tips For Travelling With Kids Through Central Station Belfast

by Guest Contributor on February 12, 2014

belfast castle northern ireland

Travelling with children can be stressful at the best of times, but when you are trying to negotiate public transport, it is often a nightmare. Train travel is one way of getting from A to B quickly and painlessly. Children like trains and as long as you are able to secure seats with a table, […]


5 Places You Can Celebrate Carnival Besides Brazil

by Mary Jo Manzanares on January 13, 2014

Carnival in Martinique

Brazil is, and always will be, one of the most popular party destinations on the globe. Its Carnival celebration is a kaleidoscope of color and aroma, spectacular to behold. With 2014 now in full swing, Brazil is gearing up for the FIFA World Cup. If you’re looking to celebrate Carnival without the presence of football […]


Gateway to the Great Outdoors: Mountains, Beach, & Woods

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 23, 2013

TTW suitcase

Looking to get outdoors for your next vacation or weekend getaway? It’s not all camping and roughing it, there are plenty of resort options that help bring a little luxury to the great outdoors. Where do you want to go on your next outdoor vacation? Gateway to the Great Outdoors – An infographic by the […]


goodbye 2012

Going on vacation can be invigorating, exciting and downright fun. Packing for a vacation, however, is none of these things. This was the dilemma which presented itself as I tussled with my suitcase while packing for my latest beach holiday. Squishing the ‘necessities’ into a monstrosity of a bag just won’t cut it anymore. It’s […]


Announcing The Travelers Way Store

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 20, 2013

Fathers Day gifts for dads who travel

Just in time for Fathers Day shopping, we’re launching The Travelers Way online store, full of gift suggestions for the Dad who loves to travel. And even for the Dads who are reluctant or armchair travelers. Take a moment to browse a few of our recommendation – from guidebooks to electronic gadgets to practical tools […]


How to Get A Second US Passport

by Susan McKee on January 30, 2013

It took me almost three hours to change planes in Tel Aviv, Israel. No doubt part of the reason for the extra security measures: I’d presented an American passport with entry stamps to Muslim-majority Middle Eastern countries. My suitcase was missing (it would arrive at my house, ransacked but intact, four days later). Still, everything […]


ANA’s 787 Dreamliner is a Traveler’s Dream

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 16, 2012

Dreamliner launch day

When the opportunity came up to take the Boeing 787 Dreamliner out for a spin, plane-geek that I am jumped at the chance.  After all, living here in Seattle, home of Boeing, I’ve avidly followed all the news about the development and building of the Dreamliner – as well as all the tales of productions […]


Last Minute Labor Day Weekend Travel Getaways

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 28, 2012

peacock at woodland park zoo seattle

Labor Day weekend travel is not for the faint of heart.  It’s a traditional time to get away for that last long weekend of summer.  A getaway before school starts, before the weather changes, before the corporate culture of work steps up once again and the flexibility of summer is nothing more than a glimpse […]


Spa Travel: Luxury, Indulgence and Pleasure

by Susan McKee on June 29, 2012

Mention “spa” these days, and visions of sybaritic indulgence dance in the mind:  facials that finish with cooling slices of cucumber, massages that unknot all the kinks of modern existence, aromatherapy infusions that conjure up images of tropical flowers in faraway places.   Spas in the United States are in a race to see who can […]


How to Select Your Cruise Cabin

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 21, 2012

Crystal Serenity in LA

After choosing your cruise itinerary, the next big decision in choosing the type of cabin you want.  In some cases, your cabin preference may even decide the cruise line you choose.  While some people are quick to say that the cabin doesn’t matter because you’ll never be in it, in fact, when you have a […]