Quarantine Travel Date Night: India

The exotic sub-continent, and a place, much like Brazil last week, that for some reason has never really been on my must-visit list. I've heard mixed things, that it's a love or hate sort of a place. But there's no question India is important historically, economically, demographically, and culinarily. Indian food, in particular, is a…

Why Luang Prabang Is My Favorite City

Editor's note: it is always a brave thing for a travel writer to use the word "favorite." So it really means something when Sam does so here. Make sure you check out all of his articles for more incredibly destinations! The most annoying question you can ask me: “So, what’s, like, your favorite country you…

A Primer to Transferable Points

Over the past few weeks, we have spent a lot of time talking about both airline miles and hotel points, and some ways to earn them. Today, we are going to take a brief moment to discuss the third type of points "currency": transferable points. Transferable points are those earned via a credit card issuer…

Support The Royal Tour

As most of you know, I am an ardent believer in ad-free content here at The Royal Tour, and do my very best to provide that multiple times per week, even during quarantine. I have also staunchly refused to add affiliate links to my writing, since I feel it distracts from content, and would lead…

Why Mojave National Preserve Matters

There's a calming feeling for me, being out in the desert. The sky stretches from horizon to horizon, blue broken up by sparse clouds beckoning the mind and spirit upward. Few other people have crossed my path since exiting Interstate 15 in Baker, California, and the cares of the world seem far beyond my sight.…