While most of my blog posts focus on providing information about cruises, I thought it'd be nice to do a news and links post once in a while. So here's a look at some interesting news and fun travel links from around the web:
Eco-Travel News reports on whether it's possible to book a "green" cruise (Eco-friendly traveling is a great topic for a blog, don't you think?) in this post on cruises' eco-consciousness. (It sounds like most cruise ships do a fairly decent job policing up after themselves, but for a truly green cruise, you may do better avoiding the mainstream lines and booking passage on a smaller ship.) Full story was originally at The Christian Science Monitor: Is It Possible to Take an Ecofriendly Cruise.
If you've ready my profile, you know I'm hoping to take a cruise down to the Caribbean. Of course, I had to check out this cool podcast from Caribbean Free Radio. For a taste of the local life, take a listen.
If you want the inside scoop on cruising, check out John Heald's Blog. He's the Carnival Freedom's Cruise Director, and he's got some great stories and pictures of life on board the ship.
Word to the wise (or those who want to be wise travelers anyway), Chris at Nomad4Ever tells us why we should Never Trust a Money Changer. Using your ATM at a respected bank is the safe way to go.
And lastly, I was browsing through the archives at World Hum, and came upon this priceless gem: How to Use a Squat Toilet. If you're leaving the Western world for your travels, this is worth knowing.