Recently, the U.S. Department of State implemented a new system of Travel Advisories to help U.S. citizens find and use important security information.  The system groups countries into four security tiers, which we outline here.

With the holidays fast approaching, finding the perfect gift for your travel partner or travel-loving friend can be a challenge.  For our second annual travel gift guide, we offer some ideas that we hope will impress even the most experienced travelers on your list.

There are a plethora of mobile applications out there that make travel easier, but it can be tough to narrow these down to just a few. Fortunately, we've made the hard choices for you - these are the apps you must have for a small group vacation.

Karen Kuzsel (Wagner) recently joined our “Norwegian Splendor” small group tour –  her second tour with Odysseys – and shared her experiences in a series of five blog posts entitled “Denmark & Norway:  Royally Rich in Breathtaking Beauty, from Castles to Fjords.”  

When exploring a new location, you're on your feet for a good portion of the day. And experienced travelers can attest that having the right footwear can make the difference between a memorable journey and a sore-footed slog. Treat your feet right with these travel footwear recommendations. 

Denmark's waterside capital is home to a thriving gastronomic scene. Take some time and tuck into this comprehensive overview of its many new restaurants on the rise.

Odysseys Unlimited employee David Shutoff, whose work involves creating some of our small group tours, recently took a busman’s holiday as he traveled on our “Africa’s Wildlife” tour for his vacation.  Check out the stunning photos from his trip in this blog post.

"The Last Frontier" ... "The Great Land" ... "Seward's Folly" ... Alaska's varied nicknames hint at the worlds of diversity contained within its borders. With a comprehensive new Alaska tour on our books, let's see how well you know the 49th state with an interactive trivia game. Good luck!

“We traveled back to 13th century Portugal and Spain without having to step foot in a time machine…” opens a blog post written by Karen Kuzsel (Wagner), who recently joined our “Paradores & Pousadas” small group tour.  Throughout the 15-day tour through Portugal and Spain, Karen had many incredible experiences and she has been kind enough to share with us her four blog posts.

Looking to save money while shopping in Europe? Take advantage of the European VAT refund and kiss those pesky taxes goodbye.