“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
Thursday August 21st 2014

‘Travel Advice’ Articles

Slum Tourism

Slum Tourism

What some say is a valid way to learn about one’s self, another culture and possibly contribute in some way to that community’s plight; others see as an almost evil form of voyeurism in which the supposed benefits can be derived from direct contribution – either via money or labor – without the dignity robbing picture taking.

Top 5 Cemeteries You Should Visit

Top 5 Cemeteries You Should Visit

Wait, hold up – visit a cemetery? Why on earth would I want to visit a cemetery on my vacation? A fair question I have to admit; but these are no ordinary cemeteries, each is steeped in thousands of years of history, a heartbreaking narrative, are grandiose in nature or all of the above.

Solo Traveling

Solo Traveling

It sucks to have your magnificent trip dashed because someone else has to work, doesn't have the money or is just lame. Don't stay at home - go by yourself and meet new people. Here's how!

Cuba: Part 2 – Get There By Any Means Necessary

Cuba: Part 2 – Get There By Any Means Necessary

Make no mistake about it, getting to Cuba is difficult for Americans. This article will help you get through the tedious licensing procedures, the unnecessarily complicated flight purchase process and securing a place to stay. After that, all you'll need is your carry-on bag, documentation, a wad of cash, a good attitude/open mind and Cuba will ...[Read More]

Cuba: Part 1 – History and Why You Need to Go

Cuba: Part 1 – History and Why You Need to Go

This is the first of my three part series on traveling to Cuba. Part One of the series focuses on the history of the embargo, how the embargo is portrayed in the US and my opinions on why every American should visit the island. Unlike in the movies, there aren’t any well defined ‘good’ or ‘bad’ guys – no one is innocent in this 50 ...[Read More]

All Good Things Must Come to an End

All Good Things Must Come to an End

It’s 8:30am Monday morning and I’m averaging around 3mph sitting in Atlanta’s awful rush-hour traffic.  I come up on an exit about 12 stops before where I need to go and I have a flashback.  Just 5 days ago, I was on a cliff in Panama and I immediately said to myself “Dude, it’s not

Product Review – Google Voice

Product Review – Google Voice

Google’s goal is to provide you with a single number and an integrated mailbox to manage all of your mobile, landline and VOIP needs and for the most part it succeeds. Excellent call quality, enhanced calling features, Smartphone apps and free domestic calling are just a few of the excellent features. Throw in free international calling back ...[Read More]

I May Be A Terrorist!

I May Be A Terrorist!

Apparently, I may be a Terrorist. I say this because I’m treated this way by US Customs almost every time I return to the United States from a solo international trip. I'm not so sure the new Global Entry program will solve or offer any tangible benefits either.

Best Travel Blog * Winner * – Thank You!!!

Best Travel Blog * Winner * – Thank You!!!

Jay Travels has WON the 2010 Black Weblog Award for the Best Travel Blog category. I thank the judges who selected my blog & congratulate Black in Cairo for winning the popular vote in this category.

Stop Thief!! – Online Copyright Infringement

Stop Thief!! – Online Copyright Infringement

Bloggers having their articles stolen and reposted by those looking to generate ad-revenue is becoming an epidemic. Here are some useful tips to remove stolen content and prevent it from occurring...

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