Author Archives: Kristen

Walking on the Wild Side: Expert Vagabond Matthew Karsten Talks Adventure Travel

Matthew Karsten’s blog, The Expert Vagabond, is not for the faint of heart. In it, the professional photographer details his hair-raising travel experiences which include the likes of downhill mountain biking, skydiving and canyoning (he also doesn’t shy away from … Continue reading

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Travelling as a Couple Without Breakdowns or Breakups (with Travels4Couples)

Travel can certainly bring out the best in people, but it can oftentimes bring out the worst too. With stressful obstacles such as lost luggage, language barriers and noisy hotel neighbours to contend with, it’s not unusual for tempers to … Continue reading

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Where to Stay This Christmas: The Top Ho-Ho-Hotels for Holiday Cheer

Break out the mistletoe and eggnog –the most wonderful time of the year is once again around the corner! And for those about to embark upon a yuletide vacation away from home, we’ve listed the merriest hotels around the globe … Continue reading

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Tots in Tow: Family Blogger Jamie Pearson Talks Kid-Friendly Travel

Travel ain’t what it used to be – gone are the days when families with young children were banished to theme park destinations and buffet restaurants. Today, a whole new range of kid-friendly travel options are available and knowledgeable trendsetters … Continue reading

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World’s Best Hotels in 2012: HotelsCombined’s Top 10

Working for HotelsCombined is a tough job – every day, we’re tortured with images of stunning hotels in exotic locations, which we stare at wistfully from the confines of our desks. While this leads to plenty of daydreaming and some … Continue reading

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Ten Travel Bloggers to Watch in 2013

Provided the conspiracy theories are wrong and that December 2012 won’t, in fact, prove to be the end of existence as we know it, there’s a lot to look forward to in terms of travel editorial over the coming year. … Continue reading

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October Round Up: The Top Hotel News of the Month

Another month has flown by and November is nearly upon us. But before moving forward, we look back at what an eventful October it’s been for the hotel industry. From Gangnam fever to a booming Bali, there’s been plenty of … Continue reading

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One is NOT the Loneliest Number: “Backpacker Becki” Talks Solo Travel

Becki Enright is the founder of www.bordersofadventure.com - a solo female travel blog with a focus on alternative sights and off-the-beaten-path adventures. This past July, she left her home base of London to embark upon a life-changing journey that will find her … Continue reading

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Just Beachy – How Travel Blogger Isabelle Kenis is Brightening Up Thursdays

Isabelle Kenis’ online travel guide has long been a helpful resource for travelers thanks to its helpful tips on where to eat, stay and play – but it’s her new Beach Thursday site that’s really making waves (pun intended). Initially … Continue reading

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The REAL Zach Anner: We Get Up Close and Personal with the Reddit Superstar

Could Zach Anner be any cooler? I mean, really? The guy is hilarious, has a slew of ardent Reddit supporters that even Obama’s recent Q+A on the site couldn’t generate, boasts 27,000 followers and over 3 million views on his … Continue reading

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