Indonasian authorities have closed Bali's airport due to erupting volcano. Tens of thousands od travelers are stranded.

Yesterday, while there were already ash clouds affecting the air travel, it was still possible to use the airport, but today it's gotten too dangerous for the aircrafts as the ashes from Mount Agung are as high up as 3km and the explosions from the volcano can be heard around 12 kilometers away.

The National Disaster Mitigation agency has raised the volcano alert to the highest level and exp... continue reading


The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a web-based program that determines whether you are allowed to travel to the United States. C...


Have you always dreamed of visiting Greece to enjoy the ancient history, beautiful beaches and delicious food? If you answered yes, you're not alone.


Cubа іѕ a trulу unіquе рlасе. No оthеr country gіvеѕ ѕuсh a ѕtrоng 'tіmе warp' fееlіng, іnvіtіng tоurіѕtѕ tо ѕtер i...


Or to be precise, yesterday he was asking for $200 000 on his Gofundme page. Today he seems to have realized that space travel, paraphrasing our big l...


Kuala Lumpur, at 6.5 million residents is Malaysia�s federal capital and largest city. Think of it as a giant cultural melting pot.


Orlando isn't just for kids. With world-class entertainment, outstanding dining options, and a nightlife that stays hot year-round, Orlando is a great...


The Transportation Security Administration has just announced a change in the way electronics bigger than a phone are checked at airports.


Thinking of traveling to the United States of America? The land of liberty and freedom is filled with amazing places to visit, food to taste and cultu...


Traveling is not all about booking a flight and packing a bag. All experienced travelers know that it requires more than that.


No. This story is not about life insurance. In general it has actually nothing to do with life insurance. But then again it sort of does. And weed.


A few years ago we decided to go travelling, somewhere, didn't really matter where as long as it was a warm destination and ideally wouldn't cost us a...


The city of San Juan was founded in 1509 as a walled city protected by multiple forts. Due to it's strategic location it was considered the Gibraltar ...


According to UN refugee agency, there are now roughly 150 times more people displaced in the world than there are people in the tiny nation of Malta.


It's a heartbreaking fact that many of the planet's most beautiful natural habitats are threatened by human activity. Many of them face complete anni...


Bogota is one of the best destinations in the world to see street art. There is even a free street art walking tour in the city which attracts dozens ...


I'm a frequent traveller, and more often than I'd like to admit, I've been travelling with cheap airlines. It isn't bad all by itself. However, if it'...


Low cost airline Norwegian is planning to start offering transatlantic flights with ticket prices starting at just $65 one way.


New research suggests that many people have put themselves on potentially dangerous situations when on holiday, behaving differently than they would d...


Many of us like to travel around the world whenever we can do it - meaning, whenever we have enough time, and money, to do that. Being on a holiday sh...


As one of only four golf majors each year, the PGA Championship is a very prestigious event indeed. If you are lucky enough to be heading to Whistling...


Have you ever thought about visiting Australia? I have a few friends who have taken a work & travel vacation in Aussieland, spending their work time i...


Many people will make their way to the capital for parties and nights out. There are so many options of things to do and people are always looking for...


It's possibly one of the questions people like you and me wonder about every day, well, whenever we don't feel like working and try to go into the clo...


OK, it's 2015 and you're getting set for a camping trip in the back country, which will require a bit of hiking to get you far away from roads and par...


Here is a typical reaction that you get when someone finds out that you travel regularly for business. Wow, that must be exciting! Oh yes, the glamour...


It is time for the listing of the top cities for gay men in 2015. Though society has gotten more accepting of the lifestyle, some areas remain better ...


Assume birthday costume. Venture forth, enter sauna, sit tranquil, see thy bodily toxins emerge on the surface of thine mortal coil, from the sauna ta...


Two big cities, capitals, Paris with its population of roughly 2.3 million (or its urban area population of 10.5 million people) and Rome with its pop...


Just recently I happened to find myself on a new hotel booking site called TravelPony. Why pony? As they say on their site, getting hotel rooms with b...


Every inch of Hawaii is a slice of paradise, but Waikiki will find a special place in your heart. With its natural beauty, luxurious niceties, and bri...


Summertime is officially upon us and what comes along with these gorgeous summer months? Why, family vacations and romantic getaways of course! Those ...


Florida is a beautiful state. There are so many great opportunities and interesting things to see. It's also home to many inviting cities that are gre...


While many travelers are jetting off to the Bahamas, or Jamaica, or any other tropical destination for their summer vacations, one must keep in mind o...


There's no need to look outside of Europe when it comes to late deal holidays this summer. Bursting with cities to explore, beaches to lie on, and nig...


With no fewer than 333 islands to her name, Fiji certainly provides enthusiastic island hoppers with plenty of options.


People desperate to bid goodbye to concrete blocks of the city and say hello to countryside wilderness, should checkout exploring the magnificent stat...


Folks, reverberate your 4x4 engines and get ready to vroom out into the wilderness of scenic Netherlands.


If you love travelling, learning about different cultures and areas of the world, and making plans and travel arrangements, the travel and tourism ind...


Traveling light gives you a sense of security. You will not need to hand your bag or bags over to someone else for care, thus you are far less likely ...


Meeting people is something that comes easily to some, and not at all to others. The key to meeting people on the road is to make use of any resources...


According to data recently released by Travel Supermarket, the average UK holidaymaker spends 617 on their holiday and due to the convenience offered...


Packed with culture, great cuisine and beautiful architecture, Bruges is the ideal continental destination for anyone who wants to relax, unwind and d...


The Indian-Pacific is an interesting train in that it runs from Sydney, on Australia's east coast to Perth on Australia's west coast via Central NSW, ...


What does it take to be a lone female traveller? A woman reflects on how far she has come through travelling far.


Grey and impoverished, a downtrodden land inhabited by dour cynics. This was my perception of Poland prior to going there.


Four decades ago, few knew of Cancun as it sat deserted in the Caribbean. Made up of sand dunes in the shape of a '7', it became a small fishing town ...


When travelling to a new country or a different part of your own country, it's always good to visit the local attractions. Whether it's museums and ar...


With Christmas over for couple of weeks already, many people's thoughts are turning to 2014 holidays.


Whenever you visit a new destination, a place you've never been to before, the best idea is to get to know the locals and try to hang out with them. A...


One of the best forms of enjoying yourself or relaxing while taking a break from work is through travelling. By travelling we not only engage in some ...


Say what you will about traveling light, it is a sound theory, and one which I usually adhere to, but if you happen to be on an around the world journ...


Kuwait City is a vibrant, multi-cultural, cosmopolitan and immaculate metropolis that has made significant strides of late to bolster tourism. By the ...


I'm not afraid of flying . . . I hate landing.


Travelling does develop our brains, and none of us will agree we don't have one. And if there is self-driven holiday written in your tour package, con...


Turkey really is a one of kind holiday destination. This is a country that straddles not just two continents but two ways of life. It forms the geogra...


Ah, the internet. It's practically a guarantee that anyone net-savvy enough to navigate to this page would consider life without internet to be a horr...


Huge transportation projects obviously cost a motherload, but as experience shows, the actual price often ends up being a mothermother load squared. W...


Walking holidays: the perfect way to get out and appreciate the great outdoors in different parts of the world. Every destination has something unique...


A holiday in Europe doesn't have to break the bank and with a bit of planning and research youll be able to have the cheapest and most adventurous ho...


(Would you change you?)

Old Lue sat by the desk, pondering the note. What should he say to himself? The last note didn't work as well as he'd hope...


Do you feel the urge to break away from the monotony of daily life? If so, then vacation is the best option to break up this jinx. And what better tha...


Italy's capital is everything you could expect of a modern city that is steeped in heritage and tradition: beautiful and inspirational, yet mysterious...


Heading to Perth with a loved one soon and looking for some fun, romantic things you can do together while you're there? Although you may have booked ...


Have you dreamt of owning your own motorcycle ever since you were a kid? Cars are all very well and good, but there's something particularly cool abou...


A city break is more than a chance to get away: It's an opportunity to visit some of the most fashionable cities of the moment. Turn your friends gree...


When you want a little bit of dessert to finish off a great night in Las Vegas, there are a number of superb places where you can find desserts that w...


Tired of the old one-two-three-say-cheese photos from your holidays? On your next trip to Niagara Falls, take the opportunity to capture the continent...


Planning for a vacation but can't decide where to go? Why not choose Philippines!


Sometimes all you need is a break from the city and a chance to lose yourself in the natural world. Here are a few ideas for holidays amidst the great...


If you are looking to get away from the toxicity of the office life, then a road trip might just be the cure for you. Australia is one of the best pla...


Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalunya, is a modern day metropolis with splendid architecture, traditional markets a...


With a reputation as the ultimate luxury holiday destination for honeymooners, retired professionals and scuba fanatics alike, the Maldives is a name ...


With the cost of holidays skyrocketing and the price of relaxation on the rise, we are all feeling the pinch when it comes to our annual trip abroad. ...


One of the most influential factors that affect the whole travel itinerary of travelers is the budget factor. The budget determines the accommodations...


If you are looking to immerse your senses in a place that has vibrant culture and lifestyle, then Ibiza is your destination of choice. When spending y...


Las Vegas has to be a "once in a lifetime" experience. Literally. You know those normal things you do when you are home. Forget them. Thats Vegas. Ev...


Looking for a perfect get-away this summer? Turkey has a lot to offer! If you love the city streets and the sky scrapers or enjoy the country roads ...


Oahu, Hawaii is a beautiful vacation destination to experience if you have a great passion for magnificent volcano views, a tropical climate and breat...


Travelling from Estonia to Spain and back, covering about 8000km altogether, passing through Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany and France its not th...


Whether you're a frequent flier or take a holiday once a year, everyone likes a good deal. Saving a little money along the way means more to spend on ...


Texas may not be the biggest state in America, but its close. With 262,017 square miles of land on the Texas map, Texas is a diverse and fascinating ...


When it comes to food, we all have our favorites, and what's considered fantastic for some is a "no go area" for others. A vegan would not be caught d...


All five of the best places to eat in San Francisco feature dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. In an April 2013 piece written for Zagat food g...


New York is truly the city that never sleeps. Every year, thousands of expats realize their dream of living the American dream. In case you have alway...


Some holiday destinations have it all. Sun, sea, cocktails, excursions, great food, night-life - perfect!


The mention of Monte Carlo, evinces a notion of grand palaces, supreme yachts, Grand Prix in style and off-course, James Bond-caliber casinos. Monte C...


You might think that youre indispensable to your company and the whole place will come to a screeching halt if you take a few days off, but the truth...


If you already enjoy a little slots on a regular basis and you have a sense of adventure coupled with a taste for the more luxurious things in life, t...


John Titor (a.k.a. Timetravel_0) was a message poster in a few forums some years ago, and he had many different discussions about the future time he ...


The enormous pyramids that paint the desert skyline in Egypt are a wonder unlike any other in the world! When you visit the Great Pyramids of Egypt, d...


Orlando, Florida is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. One of the main reasons of course are the amusement parks. The truth is you don...


Excellent sea resorts, historical and archaeological sites, delicious food, traditional spa, Turkey has it all. The country is ranked the 6th most pop...


Well, not exactly, but Bridgestone has brought some additional attention to a topic that's not so chocolaty - teens and driving safety. Bridgestone re...


TRAVELWISE has been watching the situation in Iran for some months in relation to travelling to the country for either business or holiday purposes.


Given the recent incident whereby the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, used copied and thus falsified real passports belonging to foreign national...


The cluster of monoliths in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya is a testimony of Jaintia rulers strength. Its an amazing site as the monolith is sure to kindl...


Travelwise issues the following advice in relation to cancelled flights to, from and between European destinations.

The diversions, cancellations a...


Regular readers might have seen and read the various advisory and no-fly notices in relation to the various airlines in Australia.

The latest episo...


Some concerns have been raised in relation to some of the maintenance practices of Australia's national airline Qantas and the Australia authorities h...


Given the political and human rights situation in Iran, Travelwise advises potential visitors to Iran to avoid travelling to the country for both busi...


Travelwise advises that it recommends people avoid travelling to Israel for both business and leisure purposes.


As a direct result of the latest developments in Fiji whereby the Fijian military dictatorship has thrown both the Australian and New Zealand High Com...


It has now been revealed that Qantas continued to fly an aircraft that fed carcinogenic fumes into the cabin of the aircraft for nine months before th...


As a result of a current Pakistani Army ground offensive in the Pakistani Tribal Regions bordering Afghanistan as well as the fact that major air stri...


Tiger Airways is one of the more recent entrants into the Australian domestic airlines market. It is an 'el-cheapo' budget carrier flying Airbus A320s...


Yes, for those of you wish to have a real train experience, I think a trip on Eurostar from London to Paris or from London to Brussels might be one th...


Sydney has been one of Australia's main international destinations for visitors from other countries and while other Australian cities are now beginni...


After an incident with one of its aircraft at Bangkok, whereby passengers has to sit in the aircraft on the tarmac without airconditioning and food fo...


Singapore is one of those places that most people in transit to other destinations in Europe would have visited at one time or another. I am of the vi...


Fiji is a Pacific Ocean island nation located half-way between eastern Australia and Hawaii.
The population largely consists of people of Indian des...


Having looked at what a 20-year old German person might have to look at before he or she hits the road into the wilds of Europe, we might, this time, ...


My father liked to take us on car trips - always leaving at the godforsaken time of 4am - heading north, mostly, and landing, sometimes, in Canada. Po...


Im not sure what can really be said for travelling the world. So many proverbs come to mind and its really not in anybodies best interest if we tabu...


When we say that travelling around the globe has become a lot easier in recent years we may well correct but when we look closer at what is involved i...


What if they didn't let me enter the country? Would I be able to use a rest room before being deported? Did they even have public rest rooms? Would I...


MEGHALAYA, HOME to three major tribes Khasi, Jaintia and Garo amidst
the minor tribes, is a place for those interested in ethnic and rural
tourism...


A wonderful winter holiday wiling and watching whales.


In the summer of 2003, I seized the chance of a personalized invite to Bratislava. Upon arriving at the city's train station from Budapest, I was coll...


If your crystal ball about money is dim and cannot shed light to the future, then chop it in half and balance them like the Yin-Yang. Let your gut fee...


Ah, the sweet smell of coffee, that pure white powder refined and produced on a scale beyond reason, oh yes, welcome to the world of the South America...


Unlike a great many Canadian folk who have not only accepted the long winters, but actually look forward to them, (for reasons a hibernating homo sapi...


When I was last in an airport my baggage was overweight by maybe half a kilo. I am the type of traveler who rarely packs my bags no earlier than ten m...


Many scholars agree on the theory that the human race came out of Africa and evolved according to the climate and conditions of the region where they ...


Nairobi is a bustling modern city with almost every convenience you can think of (OK, only almost), with a wonderful African ambiance.


All right, lets get it out in the open right from the start Im biased. I love Kenya, and I love Kenyans. In fact, if I ever meet the member of the...


China turned out to be a luxurious and enjoyable trip bar one incident, which spoiled the party so to speak. I was on exhibition duty having to help s...


To my way of thinking, a surf culture, be it in Bondi or Big Sur, would be lost without the automobile ( just try getting to the beach with your surfb...


You can smell it in the air. Theyre burning the dry brush away. The old man exclaimed as he trudged down the sandy path toward me. We met in the m...


Foda-se fihlo da puta. I loved screaming that from the passenger seat of a black Ford Escort XR3i on the way back to my hotel having had another eas...


Ever read any of Bill Bryson's travel guides? Impressed? Well over the next few weeks / months and so on I'll be putting up my view of the world, an o...


The journey to travel best beyond the tourist gimmicks thrown out at you.


I have traveled as a hitch-hiker through Europe more than once. This summer I took up a hitch-hiking trip all by my own. What can you expect from this...


In Europe, we expect people to know the English language. In theory it is a very wide-spread language that people should understand. However, this isn...


All they have been hearing and seeing on television is the disaster, war and famine. Occasionally, images of malnourished children appear as strange s...


TRAVELLING isnt quite what it used to be. Going off into the big wide world is the opportunity of a lifetime. It gives us the chance to step outside o...


It was almost time for the parade to start, and I was getting excited. I had been to Ireland three times before, but I had never managed to be there f...


With Dublin about to collapse under the weight of tourists (mostly of the oversized American variety) its worth re-examining some of the old stereotyp...


Someone once said "travel is an education in itself". Someone also said that "the best way to learn was through mistakes"...
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