Travel Writing

2019 Photo Montage

2019–Our Year in Photos

We take an embarrassing number of photos every year. Here’s a look at some of our favorites and the adventures that went with them this year.

The ubiquitous Trip Advisor decals on restaurants and hotels.

What’s Wrong with TripAdvisor, and What to Do About It

In the travel industry, nothing can touch TripAdvisor. It’s the gold standard for reviews and comparison shopping for hotels, restaurants and excursions. Yet, just below the surface, there are some major problems with the service. There’s a dark side that is widely discussed in the industry, but rarely acknowledged to consumers: there’s a huge problem with fake TripAdvisor reviews. Here’s what you really need to know about TripAdvisor.

Getting Your Fix – Answering Readers Questions

When we started this blog six years ago, we never thought we’d see the day that people who weren’t our friends or family would read it, much less that they would write us — but that day has arrived.