Travel

The 123s of Flying a 767
Travel

The 123s of Flying a 767

Zoom Vacations Owner Bryan Herb sheds some light on the mystery of flight

Rio, one of the world's commonly misunderstood cities.
Culture / Travel

Discerning Fact from Fiction in “Dangerous” Destinations

Bbefore you write off a destination because your hair-dresser’s brother’s friend went there and had his phone stolen, do your research.

Villas on Italy's Amalfi Coast are renowned for their views. Photo by Alan J. Shannon.
Culture / Travel

It Takes A Villa

For many of us, summertime brings thoughts of vacation: a week at a lake house, a quick trip to a big city, or for the truly fortunate, a visit to Europe. And for those entertaining thoughts of a summer trip to Europe, ditch the thought of hotels and rent a […]

10 Lessons That Frozen Taught Us about Travel
Culture / Travel

10 Lessons That Frozen Taught Us about Travel

It seems that the hit movie Frozen can be used to teach us about everything: the importance of family, being true to yourself, letting go, and so much more. Not surprisingly, it can also teach us how to travel. Below are the ten things we can learn from Frozen. 1. Let […]

Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India
Culture / Travel

Dos and Don’ts of Posting Travel Pics on Social Media

With travel photos, there are some dos and don’ts on posting, if you want to keep your social media friends and family engaged, as well as keeping things safe for you.

When Wanderlust Wanes
Culture / Travel

When Wanderlust Wanes

I came by my love of wanderlust innocently enough. One of my earliest memories involved Sunday drives into farm country, my parents explaining that we were driving toward the place where the sun set. I imagined a giant metal trivet upon which the sun rested. But I digress. What began […]

Top Ten Biggest Travel Mistakes
Culture / Travel

Top Ten Biggest Travel Mistakes

Here are the top ten biggest mistakes people make when traveling and helpful tips on how to avoid them to make your vacation the best it can be.

Tiger's Nest in Bhutan
Culture / Travel

Meditation for your vacation

With this post we welcome new VQ contributor Bryan Herb, your personal guide to queer travel! Look for him here monthly to entice you and your family to stop gathering moss and roll out into the wide world, with pro tips that only a travel company founder who’s circumnavigated the […]

Binyavanga Wainaina, from Kenya, is one of Africa's leading literary figures.  He outed himself in response to wave of homophobic laws across continent last week and intends to continue life and travel in the continent.
Life / News & Politics / Travel

Why Binyavanga Wainaina matters

She came into my life slowly, from left field, and then exploded into my heart, making me believe things about love that you only read in fairy tales. But I should go back a bit. I was finishing grad school at the time and she had a year left. We […]

Defining Family
Extended family / Family / Travel

Defining Family

I was 15 when I asked my parents how Uncle Dave was related to us.  They looked at each other a bit perplexed. It wasn’t that this was some tawdry secret; I think they had just never considered how having your child call someone “Uncle Dave” for her entire life […]