The best apps for travel

  Though travel can be incredibly exciting and enriching, it can also be stressful and complicated (especially in instances of international travel). Therefore, you will want to shoot for a healthy combination of the former and latter to make sure you are having fun, but also remaining organized and focused on potentially distressing matters like reservations and flight times.  … Read more →

Donald Liss- Road Trip Survival Kit

Road Trip Survival Kit

  Road trips can be great bonding experiences, and they allow you to take in your surroundings from the convenience of your vehicle. Really, all that is standing between you and the country you live in is a vehicle, the gas to fuel it, and the time to make it happen. However, there are a few things to keep in… Read more →

Donald Liss- Voluntourism

Voluntourism: How You Can Make a Difference While Also Taking Time For Yourself

  Voluntourism- the combination of volunteering and tourism- has been growing as a trend for several years now. Voluntourists go on vacations not just to visit museums and go sightseeing, but also to help out on farms and in orphanages. They provide medical care to humans and animals. They help people learn how to read and write. They gather data… Read more →

Donald Liss- The Best Fall Hiking Destinations

The Best Fall Hiking Destinations

  With summer finally at an end, hikers and nature lovers alike are preparing to once again hit the trails. This is one of the busiest seasons for local, state, and national parks, as crisp fall winds and changing leaves provide the ultimate scenic experience. The United States is rich with hiking trails for adventurers of all experience levels, with… Read more →

Donald Liss - Jerusalem


When it comes to religious pilgrimages, Jerusalem is one of the world’s most famous destinations. Christians, Muslims, and Jews all consider Jerusalem to be a holy city. The Old City is teeming with a myriad of beautiful sights, sounds, and smells. Incense and fragrant spices fill the air; prayers can be heard everywhere, and the buildings are living history that… Read more →

Donald Liss - Travel Tips to Reduce Stress

Travel Tips to Reduce Stress

While traveling is a great way to get some relaxation, sometimes it can turn out to be stressful and make you weary instead of giving you your much-needed rejuvenation. Below are some important tips that you should keep in mind in order to reduce stress while you travel. Plan Well in Advance The first thing that you need to do… Read more →

Donald Liss - My Cruise to South America

My Cruise to South America

My wife and I recently took a cruise to South America aboard Holland America’s ms Zaandam, a medium-sized ship built in 2000. Entertainment activities on the ship included cooking classes and musical performances. Amenities included the Greenhouse Spa & Salon and a fitness room. Our itinerary included stops at Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Punta Arenas, Chile. Keep reading… Read more →