Ride a Bike
Cycling-based tour operators are reporting a 25 to 30 percent increase in demand this year, thanks to travelers’ desires to stay active and eco-friendly on their getaways. Biking vacations from companies like Backroads and DuVine offer tourists the opportunity to explore such destinations as the Arizona desert and the French countryside at their own pace.
Take All the Generations
Cruise lines specialize in multigenerational travel, providing services that appeal to both six- and 66-year-olds. Climb aboard Princess Cruises and watch a poolside movie on a 300-square-foot screen while the kids practice their downward-dog poses in a youth-focused yoga program.
Track Your Genealogy
Relax and find your roots with genealogy tourism: a trip with a twist of uncovering your personal past. Each year, thousands of people flock to Salt Lake City’s Family History Library, the world’s largest repository of genealogy information, to research their extensive family trees. In search of ancestral adventure, visitors plan trips to Europe and beyond.
Step Inside Your Favorite Story
Now you can follow in the footsteps of your favorite on-screen characters. Many Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones travel packages were launched last year, while searches for hotels in Las Vegas rose by 159 percent following the release of The Hangover III, according to hotels.com.
Sources: BBC Travel, pitchengine.com, Travel Market Report, Bicycling, Travel and Leisure, Travel Channel, MSN Travel
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.