Iceland for Beginners

Holidays in Iceland, seen through the eyes of someone who once made the deal with himself never to travel to places where it's colder than at home. ...more


Linda Blair Talks About Travel With A Purpose (One-On-One Interview) - Irving, Texas

The Exorcist star Linda Blair is interviewed by Bootsnall contributor Roy A. Barnes about travel in general plus her charitable foundation for dogs in which travelers may opt to volunteer for. ...more


Saturday Night in the Capital of the Turks - Ankara, Turkey

From the very first chords the music grabbed my attention. With just two Spanish guitars and percussion the young men established their presence with a clear and strong sound firmly anchored in the tradition of their Ottoman homeland. ...more


10 Modern Movies That Are Almost as Good as Traveling to Their Settings

For those who are currently "between travels," a suggested list of ten films to help scratch that travel itch. ...more


A Riverfront Trip to Watch the Natives - Outram Ghat, Calcutta

The boatmen don't sing folk songs in their melancholy voices, like they do in Satyajit Ray's movies. Here they sit together on their haunches, swigging at their bidis, waiting for the accidental tourist. ...more


Sapa, Vietnam - Getting Out of Hanoi

Vietnam, an emerging country where everyone is eager to join the modern world. But head deep into the hills of Sapa and you will find a community still holding on to their traditions. ...more


Thaipusam at the Batu Caves - Malaysia

January is an exciting time to visit Malaysia. Not only is it Chinese New Year, but you will be able to witness the astonishing Hindu Festival of Thaipusam. People pierce themselves with hooks and spikes to worship Lord Muruga. ...more