Tag: Travel Tips
- We think layovers have an undeserved bad rap—while they usually conjure images of bored children, uncomfortable seating, and over-priced airport food, we prefer to look towards the exit sign. Here's a peek at what you can do with just a few hours in Grand Cayman, San Juan, London, Oahu, or Aruba. Visit the full articles for the entire guide.
- If you have a layover in London or ever want to see the most you can in this island city in two to eight hours, try our travel tips on the best walks, food, bars and more. These travel times would be quintupled during the 2012 London Olympics, of course.
With 4 Hours & a Taxi: It's a pretty easy — and worthwhile — cab ride out to Marylebone, one of London's “villages” and a prominent locale in Sherlock Holmes stories. If there's such a thing as old English ambience, this is it.
Layover: Grand Cayman
With 2 Hours & a Car: The beach at Rum Point is maybe 30 minutes from the airport and is one of the most tranquil spots on Cayman. You won't see cruise ships — just a few travelers who found the place because of a local tip.
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- A layover doesn't mean you have to be stuck in the airport! In fact, these mini-excursions might be worth missing your plane. Here's what you can do with anywhere from 2-8 hours on Grand Cayman.
Last stop is Makapu'u Point for the jaw-dropping Oahu view, easily worth the end-to-end scenic drive. Later at airport security, as I take my shoes off and sand spills out, my fellow travelers will see the sun in my eyes. And I'll see the envy in theirs.
Layover: San Juan
"By 10 A.M. I'm standing in the damp dungeon below 500-year-old Castillo de San Cristóbal, once the largest Spanish fort in the New World. Moments ago, I stood high up in a sentry box marveling at the cannons aimed out over the Atlantic."
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- Your own sun-drenched island afloat in turquoise waters, fringed with talcum-soft sand and studded with swaying palms. It sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. You can have all of the above — plus five beaches, three hiking trails and all the food and drink you can consume — at this private-island resort in the Grenadines.