Or maybe my friend thought the residents of Shanghai would be curious to gaze upon the one guy on the planet who admits to liking The Godfather Part III. Or maybe, just maybe, I’d be stared at in China because I’m African American. Many black tourists have reported attracting significant attention when visiting China. Fellow Yahoo Traveler, Brittany Jones-Cooper, once wrote about her own experience in Shanghai, which she says was mostly pleasant.
Twelve years ago, coworkers gave cancer patient Rick Binaco a travel gift certificate so he could go to Italy. Now he's paying that gift forward.
The couple behind travel blog Nomadasaurus reveals what it's really like to deal with a relationship while on the road.
A bomb in Sultanahmet Square on January 14 killed at least ten tourists and injured many more. (Photo: AP/Emrah Gurel)
Jeffrey Tanenhaus picked up a CitiBike one day and rode off on a cross-country trip — from Brooklyn to Santa Monica, California.
Sometimes you go on vacation to lie on the beach and drink piña coladas, and sometimes you go on vacation to better your mind and body. Recently, I spent a week at the Biggest Loser Resort in Palm Desert, Calif., to learn how to eat right and work out. Though it wasn’t easy (I spent four hours a day working out and another three in nutrition and wellness classes), I certainly learned a lot. Here are some of the best and most surprising tidbits I picked up along the way. It’s the getaway that keeps on giving!
As the new year begins, it’s a time of reflection and introspection and a time for rebirth. Travel helps us with that, and nothing more so than traveling to a spa or resort to make over our bodies and our minds. These inspiring people did just that. With fierce discipline and enviable determination, they came, they exercised, they exercised some more, and they conquered. “This isn’t just about dieting or weight loss,” said Francine Roberts, one of the travelers who changed her life. “This is about becoming a better and stronger me.”
One person who will definitely be working hard this New Year’s Eve is Katie Schnurr, the new “tequila goddess” at the Fairmont Scottsdale’s La Hacienda restaurant.
This story is being featured as part of our “Yahoo Best of 2015” series. It was originally published on May 26, 2015.
Tynan (he goes by one name, like Beyoncé) is a blogger who recently purchased an island off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with 10 of his friends. They bought it for just under $100,000! “I always wanted an island,” Tynan told Yahoo Travel. “I just didn’t think it was possible with my budget.” Starting in high school, Tynan became obsessed with the idea of buying an island.
Mollie-Jean Burgess, 25, had flown with Luke DeLisio, 26, many times. There is no over-the-top PDA because, well, he was flying a plane.
Email us at TravelEditors (at) Yahoo.com Name: Youssef and Amanda Mouttaki When: December 2004 Where: Marrakesh, Morocco Relationship Status: Married (As told to Brittany Jones-Cooper) When I was 19, my dad told me and my 16-year-old sister that he wanted to take us on one last trip before we were grown up and out of the house. After much back and forth, we decided on Morocco because it was exotic, yet offered a familiarity that we were comfortable with. My sister brought along a friend, and the four of us headed off to Northern Africa. We started the trip in Fez, and visited Casablanca before heading to Marrakesh. It was the day before New Year’s Eve, and while touring the city, my sister met a guy in the souk who spoke English, which was uncommon at that time in Morocco. Like your typical teen who’s on vacation in another country, she told him where we were staying and suggested he stop by later that day. Amanda and Youssef meeting for the first time in Marrakesh.
Smyth traveled to six continents and 22 countries where over the course of 81 days she ate 294 meals and went on 75 blind dates. Smyth suggests packing light, being adventurous, having a sense of humor and always eating the local food. Related: Rekindling Love on the Road — Travel Tips for Couples “The food of a country often describes the very essence of the people.
As I grew up, my career would lead me to the sea, and to a man who shared my similar passions. I moved to Mozambique in 2004 to get my dive masters, and that’s when I met Clive. Clive, who is from South Africa, and I immediately bonded over our shared interest in diving and adventure sports.
Email your story to traveleditors (at) yahoo (dot) com. Who: Alex D’Amore and Tamara Hansen When: September 2013 Where: A hostel in Granada, Spain Relationship status: Dating (As told to Brittany Jones-Cooper) When I arrived in Europe, my goal was to take some time off, travel, and figure out my next step. I was traveling through Europe on a Eurorail pass, and had already visited Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and Rome before I decided to go to Granada. The Spanish city wasn’t originally part of my plan, but everyone kept telling me that I needed to see it. So I arrived in Granada with a few friends, and we checked into a hostel. On the 2nd night, we were all sitting around talking when Tamara walked in alone.