New Hometown Tourist Website Brings The World into Your Backyard

Yes. I have been busy. :) We officially relaunched Hometown Tourist last week, and we are proud of what we've put together. We rebuilt our site to make it much easier to find and share city recommendations. We have created a more navigable website with additional resources, and a new visual … [Read more...]

Inforgraphic: How To Get Cheap Airfare

The way to get cheap airfare is to know how they price so that you can avoid the tickets that will fall into the higher pricing tiers. This infographic will show you how to get cheap airfare. … [Read more...]

Travel Inspiration: Say Yes To Travel!!

I hope to inspire you to, "Say Yes To Travel!!" If I hadn't said, "Yes," to San Felipe, in Baja California, I would never have experienced the beautiful sunset captured in this photo. I said, "Yes," despite the fact that I only knew one of the six other travelers. And, I said, "Yes," to sharing a … [Read more...]

How to Attend Award Shows

Attending award shows have gotten easier and easier. The American Music Awards and the Billboard Awards are two award shows that offer tickets to the public. Recently the BET Awards entered the arena of offering tickets to the public. And, there are a few others as well. Only at an televised awards … [Read more...]

It’s Shoulder Season!!

The time to buy is now! Shoulder season is approaching for many locations, especially in Europe. What is shoulder season? Shoulder season is the time between peak and off-peak seasons. This means fewer crowds, and lower prices. With fewer travelers, expect to see lower prices for both hotels and … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Travel Talk with Terri: Basic Travel Photography Tips

Those of us who enjoy travel photography and are either pursuing it professionally, or are just enthusiasts put a lot of time and energy into learning their camera and their craft. This involves continuing education, workshops, and a huge amount of time actually practicing taking photos. In the … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Travel Talk with Terri: Hotel vs. Apartment Rentals

How do I decide whether to stay in a hotel or to rent an apartment? I have three main criteria, and only one of them is cost. This question is answered in this episode of Travel Talk with Terri: Hotel vs. Apartment Rentals. Do you have travel related questions? Are you looking for travel tips? If … [Read more...]

[Infographic] Stats for African American Leisure Travelers

I created this infographic from a study that was conducted by Mandala Research in 2011 to break down the basic statistics for African American Leisure Travelers and their travel habits. I found the report informative, and educational. I, as a well traveled black traveler, was surprised at how many … [Read more...]

Travel Tips For Visiting The Gateway Arch

St. Louis' Gateway Arch is impressive. I remember seeing it on Interstate 70 when I was 10 years old. My father, mother, brother and I were on our summer family vacation, driving from California to Virginia. My father pointed it out as we drove past it. I don't remember thinking any more about it … [Read more...]

Road Trippin’: Rules For Being Shotgun

  In my family, I'm the driver.  I don't mind, I like to drive.. But, just because a person isn’t driving doesn't mean they get to sit there all brain dead, looking out the window like they’re watching a moving picture. I’ve actually had to tell someone this, which is why I’ve decided to … [Read more...]