In planning my RTW adventure, I have been giving considerable thought to the options of backpack solo, or booking into an organised tour. There was a time, when some of the most beautiful places of Nature were inaccessible, through roads. But the advancement of infrastructure, has resulted in better and well connected roads and highways and expressways. The number of people who will be traveling with you depends heavily on where you are going and what you will be doing. It is what you prefer for the occasion or for safety. Another day we decided to widen our horizons and try our hand at a whitewater rafting experience. We signed on for the Dave Hansen tour, one of many choices. Whitewater rafting for novices is not only an education in basic river safety, but an exhilarating day of fun and water splashed excitement. One advantage is you can write your own itinerary and the other one is to not think too much of time compared with traveling with a companion.

Each table in the Dining car seats four people. If you’re traveling alone or in a group of two or three, you’ll have to share your table with other travelers. With frosty air blowing all around me, and with travel limitations due to the infamous pandemic, something inspired me to write an article about some of my favorite winter resorts in the world. We may not able to travel to such destinations at the moment, but we can at least admire them from a safe distance through the screen while we plan our next adventures. There are many resorts that have access to many activities. Outdoor adventure family vacation resorts are growing more popular, especially if the facility offers short-term babysitting, allowing mom and dad to get some R, R, & R (rest, relaxation, and a reprieve).

Occupying an 1880 Neo-Renaissance building that first served as the city’s opera house, the Mandarin Oriental, Munich, attracts guests who appreciate a bit of formality. Service is flawless, as T+L readers have come to expect from any of the hotel group’s properties; the flagship restaurant, Matsuhisa, serves Peruvian-Japanese cuisine in a sleekly contemporary space. Not so long ago, the travel travel insurance consumer did not have these resources available to them, and had to rely on the blurb in the travel brochure. It was not unknown for some companies to contact travel journalists to write wonderful romantic prose about the travel destination in question. The only problem was, that sometimes the journalist had never visited the resort, and so the description was a complete work of fiction.