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  • Where are the best places to buy a home?

    Travelojos
    Brandy
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Ever traveled to a place like London, Paris or Miami and wondered, “wow, how awesome would it be to actually have a home here?”. Well, if those thoughts have ever crossed your mind, check out the following infographic which provides some great information about average prices for homes in some select hot spots around the globe. Check it out!   The post Where are the best places to buy a home? appeared first on Travelojos.
  • You should date a girl who travels

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    Holly Robertson
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Photo: Mr Seb A friend of mine (and fellow traveler) shared this article with me, titled, “Don’t Date a Girl Who Travels.” At first read, I could relate to every attribute the writer described. But then I got to the ending: So never date a girl who travels unless you can keep up with her. And if you unintentionally fall in love with one, don’t you dare keep her. Let her go. I am a girl who travels, but I don’t want to be let go. I just want to find someone who wants to come along for the ride. I don’t think that makes me undatable. In fact, traveling has taught…
  • Renting a Caribbean Vacation Villa in the Dominican Republic

    Insider Luxury Travel Blog
    Exotic Estates International
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:16 pm
    By John Di RienzoJuly 17, 2015Exotic Estates offers discerning travelers a boutique collection of exceptional villas in the Dominican Republic and on the island of Anguilla. The two Caribbean nations are very different in personality and vibe, but both are welcoming to visitors and home to a variety of superb, world-class vacation villas and resorts. This post will focus on the Dominican Republic, which was named the "happiest country in the Caribbean," by the 2015 World Happiness Report.The Dominican Republic vacation estates and villas represented by Exotic Estates are some of the finest…
  • Must do Things in Life

    Travel Blissful
    Ashyln Molly
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:03 am
    Les Calanques are a series of miniature fjords to the south of Marseille close to Cassis. Theslender inlets area unit sheathed in steep walls made from rock or dolomite, and are extremely scenic. Hiking even some of the rocky cliffs higher than the sea and its fjords will take on a daily basis, with foot access restricted in summer because of extreme heat, whereas cruising through the inlets are often exhausted a handful of hours. Samna, south of Marseille, is considered a must-see calanque; it’s a rocky beach and is fashionable breathing scuba divers. An post has Sat atop Garde Hill…
  • 4 Beaches That Will Change Your Image of the Jersey Shore

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    Dana Rebmann
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    Dana Rebmann For most, the phrase “Jersey Shore” comes loaded with pop culture-inspired preconceived notions, often followed by eye-rolling jokes. But those in the know, well, know better. Insiders cherish the shore’s wide beaches that sport soft sand, along with the warm summer waves that offer swimmers and surfers the chance to make a splash. And while casinos may have brought Atlantic City fame, there’s fortune to be found at lesser known spots along the shoreline. Here are four beaches that will change the way you think about the Jersey Shore. Holgate Located at the…
 
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    Intelligent Travel

  • I Heart My Hometown: #Postcard Project

    Leslie Trew Magraw
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    National Geographic Traveler features editor Amy Alipio recently asked our readers to weigh in on whether they thought the postcard was obsolete. The response was astounding. Seems the postcard isn’t the dying art (and travel tradition) we feared it was. In the past three months (and with a little help from the Postcrossing.com community), hundreds of rectangle-shaped missives—from Shanghai to Sheboygan—have flooded into Nat Geo headquarters to put a point on that fact. Some of the postcards were hand-made, featuring original photography, sketches, or collage work. Others…
  • 8 Under-the-Radar European Islands

    Intelligent Travel
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Europe presents many reasons to hop off the storied continent. Here are eight little-known havens to soak up seascapes, fishing villages, and local lore. > Pico (Azores/Portugal) The Azores are quietly luring adventurers for hiking, climbing, and biking. Those in the know beeline to Pico, the chain’s second largest island, to scale Mount Pico and check out Gruta das Torres, a lava cave that was first explored by scientists in 1990. Above ground, stone walls embrace vineyards. > Isle of Mull (Inner Hebrides, Scotland)  Don’t let the tidy town of Tobermory fool you. Beyond this…
  • Travels on the Run: Washington, D.C.

    Barbara A. Noe
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    I moved to Washington, D.C., more than 20 years ago, and in all that time I have never tired of my go-to run around the National Mall. Through sweltering humidity, spring showers, freezing rain that clings to your jacket and falls off in icy chunks, bellowing winds, and everything in between, this route never fails to showcase the timeless beauty of America’s capital city. I’ve seen it adorned with Christmas decorations and Fourth of July flags, bustling with bused-in crowds and silent in snowy solitude. But the most striking time to run has always been the crisp, cool twilight of…
  • Victoria Falls for Dummies

    Norie Quintos
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Victoria Falls is on almost everyone’s bucket list, but few people know the best way to experience it. On a recent trip to southern Africa, I saw it from every which way, so you don’t have to. > Why is it worth visiting? It’s not the widest or the tallest falls in the world, but it is without doubt the most impressive. Known by locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “the smoke that thunders,” it was first seen by Western eyes in 1855 when British explorer David Livingstone came upon it and named it after his queen. Reflecting on the experience of seeing Victoria Falls for the first…
  • Local Favorites: Portland Microbreweries

    Intelligent Travel
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    Microbreweries are the antidote to every anemic, unsatisfying generic beer you’ve ever tasted. With a focus on quality and flavor, craft beer makers keep brewing traditions alive while constantly innovating and experimenting in their quest for the perfect taste. Portland, Oregon, is the epicenter of an American craft beer revolution, which began to take off in the 1980s. The city has more than 50 microbreweries, many of them started by families or groups of friends who shared a love of beer, a passion for brewing, and a desire to prove that beer, when made right, can be just as…
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    The TSA Blog

  • TSA Week in Review: 38 Loaded Firearms, Hatchets, Flares, Tomahawk, Propane Tanks and More

    Bob Burns (TSA Blog Team)
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    41 Firearms Discovered Over the Last Eight Days – Of the 41 firearms discovered, 38 were loaded and 16 had a round chambered. The firearm pictured above was discovered in a carry on bag at HOU. Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. – We continue to find inert grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is
  • TSA Week in Review: 48 Firearms, 27 Stun Guns, Batarangs and More

    Bob Burns (TSA Blog Team)
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    48 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 48 firearms discovered, 37 were loaded and 19 had a round chambered. The firearm pictured above was discovered in a carry-on bag at Sacramento (SMF).  Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. – We continue to find inert grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is
  • TSA Week in Review: 63 Firearms, a Cannon Ball and More

    Bob Burns (TSA Blog Team)
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:09 pm
    “Due to the Fourth of July holiday, this report reflects the last eight days (7/2 - 7/9).”  63 Firearms Discovered Over the Last Eight Days – Of the 63 firearms discovered, 47 were loaded and 16 had a round chambered. The firearm pictured above was discovered in a carry-on bag at ATL. A Columbia (CAE) traveler had the following items in his carry-on bag: Lopping shears, a sling shot, a
  • TSA Week in Review: 37 Firearms, Fireworks, Live Smoke Grenade, and More

    Bob Burns (TSA Blog Team)
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Due to the Fourth of July holiday, this report is being posted on Thursday vs. Friday and only reflects the last six days (6/26 - 7/1). 37 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 37 firearms discovered, 34 were loaded and 16 had a round chambered. The firearm pictured above was discovered in a carry-on bag at (BNA). This live M18 smoke grenade was discovered in a checked bag at Madison (
  • TSA Fourth of July Travel Tips: 2015

    Bob Burns (TSA Blog Team)
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
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  • You should date a girl who travels

    Holly Robertson
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Photo: Mr Seb A friend of mine (and fellow traveler) shared this article with me, titled, “Don’t Date a Girl Who Travels.” At first read, I could relate to every attribute the writer described. But then I got to the ending: So never date a girl who travels unless you can keep up with her. And if you unintentionally fall in love with one, don’t you dare keep her. Let her go. I am a girl who travels, but I don’t want to be let go. I just want to find someone who wants to come along for the ride. I don’t think that makes me undatable. In fact, traveling has taught…
  • Why Latinos Aren’t Hiking

    Bani Amor
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Photo: Elvert Barnes José G. González aka the “Green Chicano” is an educator, environmentalist, artist and the founder of Latino Outdoors, an organization which serves as a storytelling platform for defining the ambicultural identity connecting Latino communities and the outdoors, among many other functions. Latino Outdoors exists to connect cultura with the outdoors. Bani Amor: Tell us about yourself. How would you describe your work? José G. González: I would say I’m Mexican by birth, Chicano by identity, Latino by culture and Hispanic by census count. An educator by training,…
  • 13 things Venezuelans miss the most when they’re abroad

    Ana Liz Omaña Caverzan
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Hacé clic para leer este artículo en Español. Tambien podés darnos un “me gusta” en Facebook! 1. People (family and panas) Photo: Rufino We Venezuelans are panas, we have camaraderie for life. Wherever we go, we recognize fellow Venezuelans by their hospitality and treat one another as relatives. 2. Tropical fruits Photo: Tatters Who doesn’t like a mango for dessert? Or passion fruit juice with your meal? Our fruits are just delicious, plus we can get them in every season of the year for a very very very reasonable price, something difficult in other countries. A couple of dollars…
  • What's your dream travel job? [QUIZ]

    Morgane Croissant
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Featured image by Issy Witcomb.
  • 30 things you will never hear someone from Colorado say

    Brian Lewis
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Photo: Greg Willis 1. You need a ride from DIA? Pick me! Pick me! 2. I welcome Texans with open arms. 3. CU should have no problem with the Ducks this year. 4. The Rockies are looking stellar so far. 5. Road trip this weekend? Kansas, here we come! 6. I have no opinion on retail marijuana. 7. Green chili? No thanks. 8. I don’t really get the hiking thing. 9. You won’t believe the deal I got on this place in Aspen. 10. Mountains? Meh. 11. I had the most pleasant driving experience on I-25 today. 12. Do you have Bud Light on tap? 13. I’m having the hardest time selling my house in Wash…
 
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    Wanderlust and Lipstick

  • Tips for Opting Out at the Airport

    Beth Whitman
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    With the exception of two times, I opt out of going through the millimeter wave scanners at airports in the U.S. Those two times were both when I was at an airport for a layover and had to leave the terminal and re-enter but had a tight connection and didn’t feel like I had time […] The post Tips for Opting Out at the Airport appeared first on Wanderlust and Lipstick.
  • Why Travel Insurance is Important

    Beth Whitman
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    This post is sponsored by Allianz Travel Insurance. I’m happy to be working with these folks as it gives me an opportunity to talk about the importance of travel insurance for everyone. For years I’ve carried a policy that covers me for emergency needs during my international travels. Fortunately, I’ve never had to use it. […] The post Why Travel Insurance is Important appeared first on Wanderlust and Lipstick.
  • Icebreaker Cool-Lite Spark Shorts ~ WanderGear Wednesday

    Beth Whitman
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    I couldn’t have anticipated at the beginning of this summer that these Icebreaker Cool-Lite Spark Shorts would get so much use in such a short amount of time. Meant for warm weather, I’ve been wearing these often during my runs in Seattle because of our record-breaking temps. (No complaints, I’m loving it!) The material is […] The post Icebreaker Cool-Lite Spark Shorts ~ WanderGear Wednesday appeared first on Wanderlust and Lipstick.
  • Olukai Momi Shoes ~ WanderGear Wednesday

    Beth Whitman
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    I love Hawaii. And I love a lot of things that connect me with the islands. Including Olukai. Enter…the Olukai Momi shoes. Any shoe that I can easily slip on and off gets major points from me. I think if I had it my way (maybe when I move to Hawaii – ha ha!), I […] The post Olukai Momi Shoes ~ WanderGear Wednesday appeared first on Wanderlust and Lipstick.
  • How to Lose Weight on Vacation

    Beth Whitman
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    I started noticing a trend with myself over the past couple of years. I was losing weight when I traveled. Not a lot, but at least a couple of pounds. And it at beats the alternative of gaining weight! That is so antithetical to what you would think. But it’s true. I know this because […] The post How to Lose Weight on Vacation appeared first on Wanderlust and Lipstick.
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  • 2015 Labor Day Cruise Deals: Top 4

    Rich Tucker
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    Labor Day is one of my favorite times of the year to cruise because it extends Summer one more week and it is a holiday so I use one less vacation day. We have passed the final payment due date on the Labor Day cruises which means NOW is the time to get the best deals! Why is Cruise Final Payment Due Date important? Final payment due date is when everyone who booked earlier has to pay the remainder of the cruise.  This is also when they are locked into going on the cruise because cancellations incur a penalty. After final payment date, the cruise lines have a better idea which sailings need…
  • Kids Cruise Free: Norwegian Cruise Line Sale Ending Soon

    Rich Tucker
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:16 am
    With the latest Norwegian Cruise Line kids cruise free sale ending soon, I figured I’d do some research to help you find the best family of 4 cruise deals. The current Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle choice is for 2015 sailings.  Select voyages include 3rd – 8th passenger in the cabin for cruise for free.  Most of the select voyages are in the first 2 weeks of December. Here are the top 4 Kids Cruise Free deals in the Norwegian Freestyle Choice Sale [must book by June 30th]: Top 4 Norwegian Family Cruise Deals: #1. 7-night Norwegian Jade Caribbean Cruise Departing Houston,…
  • Last-Minute 2015 Summer Cruise Deals

    Rich Tucker
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    In general cruise prices are the highest we’ve seen in recent years for Summer sailings. GOOD NEWS: there are still a few last-minute summer cruise deals out there. Alaska Summer Cruise Deals The destination with the most cruise deals this summer is Alaska.  Prices have even dropped on the Roundtrip Seattle Alaska Cruises which had been staying much higher than the Northbound and Southbound Alaska Cruises. The Best Alaska Deals: $399 Oceanview on Princess 7-night Alaska Southbound Cruise departing July 4th, 2015. CLICK HERE for details.   $599 Holland America 7-night Alaska Cruise…
  • Top 3 Royal Caribbean Going, Going, Gone Deals

    Rich Tucker
    28 May 2015 | 3:50 pm
    What is Royal Caribbean’s Going, Going, Gone Sale?   It is Royal Caribbean weekly sale.  Every Tuesday – Wednesday, Royal Caribbean drops the prices on select cruises that are departing 2 – 6 weeks out.  These are sailings that they need to fill some unsold cabins. We get the select list of sailings ahead of time and I research current prices to find which ones are the best deals. I give you the heads up not to book and to start planning, so you are ready to book when the price drops next Tuesday. DO NOT buy Airfare until you book the cruise. These prices are not…
  • Cruise Ship Waterspout Videos

    Rich Tucker
    28 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    Every time we are at the beach and strong storm starts brewing, I start looking for waterspouts.  It is a strange obsession of mine. Out of hundreds of storms I’ve been in at the beach, I’ve only witnessed one waterspout.   We did get a photo, but it was not a very well formed waterspout. Yesterday, I came across a Cruise Ship Waterspout video in my Facebook Newsfeed. So, I did a little searching and found a couple more cool waterspout at sea videos. Cruise Ship Waterspout Videos Now this is a well formed waterspout.  How would you like to look outside your balcony and see…
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    Europe a la Carte Travel Blog

  • Review of Mark Warner Holiday at San Lucianu Beach Resort in Corsica

    Karen Bryan
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:41 pm
    My husband and I spent one week on a press trip in late June/early July with Mark Warner Holidays at the San Lucianu Beach Resort on the French island of Corsica. Heathrow to Bastia (Corsica) Our BA charter flight left Heathrow’s Terminal 5 at 7.45am. Flying with BA was great, as they have a generous […]
  • Batis Meat Restaurant at New Perama by Kavala, Greece

    Karen Bryan
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:37 pm
    The very pretty seaside city of Kavala in Northern Greece can be reached from Thessaloniki in about 2.5 hours on major roads. At the western end of Kavala lie several beautiful seaside villages, one of which at a 14km distance is New Perama. View from New Perama beach The New Perama sea front is beautiful […]
  • Review of L’Esquinade Restaurant in Marseille

    Karen Bryan
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
    On our first evening in Marseille, we were starting to feel hungry after a walk around Vieux Port. In order to escape the traffic on the southern side of the port, we walked up a block. We spotted the L’Esquinade restaurant in the pretty Place Thiers. We were attracted by the 15 Euro three course […]
  • Win a Mark Warner Holiday in the #mwmoment Competition

    Karen Bryan
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    There’s a prize of a Mark Warner holiday for up to five people, plus five monthly prizes of a £200 holiday voucher towards a Mark Warner holiday, in the #wmmoment competition. To enter, you need to share your best moments about a Mark Warner holiday (this could be a holiday that you’ve already taken or are […]
  • Why Don’t All Tube Stations in London Have Toilets?

    Karen Bryan
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    When I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal, I looked on the map to find a walk in the area, as the following morning was forecast to be dry and sunny. A section of the Grand Union Canal looked promising. It was accessible from Perivale Station, three stops up the Ruislip […]
 
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    Art of Non-Conformity

  • What Happened at WDS 2015? Unfiltered Attendee Reviews, Round I

    Chris Guillebeau
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Every year after WDS we receive hundreds of blog posts, reviews, and writeups from attendees. Here’s the first round of unfiltered opinions on a variety of topics related to the whole event. Check them out and decide for yourself what WDS is all about! How WDS Changed My Life (by David Ryan) The Hit List – World Domination Summit 2015 (by Theresa Reed – The Tarot Lady) Finding My Voice at WDS 2015 and Part 2 (by Julie Spezia) World Domination Summit 2015 (by Melissa Feineman Suzuno) Thank You for WDS and My Favourite Notes from WDS (by Christine Westermark) Words of Wisdom from…
  • Sometimes It Doesn’t Work, But You Still Have to Try Anyway

    Chris Guillebeau
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:27 am
    You always hear about the people who took a chance that paid off. You always hear the try, try again stories—those case studies of overcoming what seems to be an insurmountable challenge. You know how the story goes: so-and-so encountered failure a dozen times, but on the thirteenth attempt, they made it! Then so-and-so says, “Thanks, everyone. I’m so glad I kept going. Victory was never guaranteed, but look at me now.” Sometimes, though, you head into a situation knowing that there’s a high likelihood of failure. I’m not talking about the possibility of failure, I’m…
  • “There’s Nothing You Could Have Done … But What If There Was?”

    Chris Guillebeau
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Last week I wrote about the unexpected loss of my brother, Ken. I mentioned that when terrible things happen, people tend to say, “It will all be okay,” but unfortunately this isn’t always true. What’s okay about a premature death? There’s no way to bring back a loved one, and that’s just not okay. Another thing people say is “There’s nothing you could have done.” But just like saying, “It will be okay,” this isn’t necessarily true either. When you come to a situation you can’t change, it’s only natural to look back and think, “What if?” Maybe there really was…
  • Limited Time: New 80,000 Points Signup Bonus for Marriott Card

    Ashley Mudra
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Link: 80,000 Points for Marriott Card While I was on blog hiatus and then hosting WDS, a big new offer landed that I haven’t had a chance to write about. Fortunately, there’s still time! Marriott isn’t my favorite hotel program (that would be Starwood and Hyatt), but this new offer is worth a look for the free nights you’ll earn right away. They used to provide 50,000 points upon signup, but for a limited time—we don’t know for how long—you can earn 30,000 additional points for a total of 80,000. 80,000 points can put you in one of their nicer hotels or resorts worldwide…
  • A Story of Friendship and Values

    Chris Guillebeau
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    Note: I found this in the wilds of the internet and don’t know the original source. I didn’t write it, but I liked the story. -cg Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE. They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved…
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    TripAdvisor Insights

  • Texting your way to sales and traveler engagement

    Helen Anne Travis
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    While many hospitality brands are chasing the latest trends in social media, Tweeting and Snapchatting their way into customers’ hearts, it’s easy to overlook perhaps the simplest form of digital communication: the text message.
  • Certificate of Excellence winner: Tugu Hotels

    16 Jul 2015 | 5:56 am
    The Tugu Hotels philosophy is based on providing sincere and welcome service. It’s a guest experience that starts in the heart and flows to every guest interaction, every amenity, every glowing TripAdvisor review.
  • I had a wonderful stay. Now what?

    Helen Anne Travis
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Imagine this: I had a lovely time staying at your accommodation. The room was lovely; the staff attentive; and the breakfast buffet was beyond my expectations. I’ll be sure to write a glowing TripAdvisor review, tell all my friends about my stay, and book a room the next time I’m in town.
  • Certificate of Excellence: “Winning this shows us that we’re on the right track”

    9 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Nestled in the heart of the tantalizing landscapes and sights of Murcia City lies the Hotel Nelva, a luxurious 250-room property that has been delighting guests to Spain f
  • Drive mobile bookings with these TripBarometer insights

    8 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    Want to make the right calls for engaging travelers who use their mobile phone to plan and book travel?
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  • Suggestions for a seven-day Oahu vacation itinerary

    Sheila Beal
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    We completely understand how daunting Oahu vacation planning can be. The island has so very much to offer that the options seem endless.When planning your Oahu vacation, there are so many decisions to make – like when to go and where to stay — that by the time you’re ready to plan what you’ll do and see, you’re almost ready for a vacation from your vacation planning! That’s why we’ve created this seven-day Oahu itinerary to make your planning much, much easier.We designed this itinerary to include outstanding scenery, adventure and history along with…
  • Aloha Friday Photo: Rainbow Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island

    Sheila Beal
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    Mahalo to @TehWins for sharing this excellent photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo while he was on his Big Island honeymoon, which he described as “pure magic.”TehWins’ photo is of Rainbow Falls on Hawaii, the Big Island, which is located in Hilo. As you can see, it’s a beautiful waterfall to visit. As such, we include a stop at Rainbow Falls in our Kona to Hilo sightseeing day-trip, which is our handy dandy guide to Hilo side sights for visitors staying on the Kona side.Happy Aloha Friday!© Go Visit Hawaii – Republication of this entire…
  • Oahu’s Makapu’u Point

    Sheila Beal
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    Oahu’s easternmost point — Makapu’u Point — also happens to be a very beautiful place and a must-see on your Oahu vacation.Makapu’u Point is very easy to access off of Kalanianaole Highway (Highway 72). It is also convenient to other scenic stops, such as the nearby Halona Blowhole. See this Google Map of Makapu’u Point. (From that map you can create your own directions to Makapu’u.)When you are in the area, we recommend you at least stop at the Makapu’u Lookout. You’ll find the turnout with ample parking just off the main highway.
  • Aloha Friday Photo: At Kahekili’s Leap

    Sheila Beal
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Mahalo to Tom Roelens, General Manager of the two beautiful Four Seasons Lana’i resorts, for sharing this striking photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos.Tom loves to explore Lana’i and here’s what he tells us about the site of his gorgeous photo — Kahekili’s Leap at Kaunolu:One of my favorite places on the island of Lana’i – as you look down from Kahekili’s Leap, you see this amazing bay and snorkeling site with a beautiful cave along the second tallest sea cliffs in the world. It truly shows the many faces of Hawaii and the diversity of our…
  • Reader review: Maui Nei Native Expeditions

    Guest Post
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Today we have a wonderful reader submitted review from Hawaii fans Marco and Laura. This lovely couple travel to Hawaii all the way from Italy! They’ve visited the Hawaiian Islands several times and are currently planning for a return visit in 2016. —During our splendid week on Kaanapali Beach, my husband and I were lucky enough to have an extraordinary  experience with Maui Nei Native Expeditions. They provide a beautiful walking tour of some  historical sites in Lahaina. They have been doing so for several years.From what we understand, they are a subsidiary of the Friends of…
 
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    Happy Hotelier

  • 10 Questions for Carol Perehudoff – Interview 49

    GJE
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:29 am
    I have asked Carol Perehudoff of Wandering Carol, a real funny Luxury Travel Blog, my 10 questions: Carol and hubby at the Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice 1) Who Are you? I’m Carol Perehudoff, aka Wandering Carol, at WanderingCarol.com – a luxury travel blog for those who love to laugh. A former freelance travel columnist with the Toronto Star, I’ve written for many publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Royal Wings and enRoute Magazine, and was voted a Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. 2) What do you like about what you…
  • Monica Bonvicini

    GJE
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:09 am
    At the Venice Biennial Monica Bonvicini, born in Venice, but living and working in Berlin, had a complete room in the Arsenale with chainsaw installations in concrete with dripping rubber. The brochure says: In Bonvicini’s hands, industrial materials are used to create a humorous critique of male power symbols. It keeps me thinking. Last update: Friday, July 17, 2015Monica Bonvicini is a post from: Happy Hotelier. Would you like to subscribe to my newsfeed, or my weekly newsletter?
  • Lancia Appia

    GJE
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:39 pm
    And there I was in Senigallia, Italy, where the local classic car club had a meeting in front of the castle. I found this car which is very similar to my first car. I have owned it approximately two weeks. Then in the first shower it appeared that the back wheelarches where rotten. The prior owner had driven it approximately 15 years in those days (early 70ies). He was the best friend of my granddad. He stored the car in a garage and hadn’t noticed the wheelarches problems. He took the car back without a hassle and subsequently I bought my first Citroen, a 2CV. Not really sure anymore I…
  • 10 Questions for Chandler Tomayko of The Chef with Red Shoes – Interview 48

    GJE
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Happy to introduce you to a Real Chef: Chandler Tomayko. 1) Who Are you? My name is Chandler Tomayko. I am 28 years old. I am a Chef, a Traveler and a freelance Photographer. I have spent the past several years participating in culinary workshops around the world, learning about different cultures, working in different restaurants, teaching and collaborating with professionals in different fields. I have two blogs: thechefwithredshoes.wordpress.com started out as a way for me to keep tabs on what I was doing while traveling and working. My second blog: chandlertomaykophotography.wordpress.com…
  • 10 Questions for Chris Christensen of Amateur Traveler – Interview 47

    GJE
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Happy to continue the series with Chris Christensen 1) Who Are you? Chris is the host of Amateur Traveler which is an award winning online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog. In 2015, Chris won a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism from the Society of American Travel Writers and was called the “Best Independent Travel Journalist” by Travel & Leisure Magazine in their annual SMITTY Awards. He also co-hosts This Week in Travel with Gary Arndt and Jen Leo. This Week in Travel has won 3…
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    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

  • This Week in Travel – Episode 192

    Gary
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    This week’s guest is Sherry Ott who talks about her Niece Project, where she is taking her six nieces on trips around the world. This Week’s News: United Airlines Pays Man a Million Miles for Reporting Bug | WIRED Too GINGER to fly: Teenager’s dream holiday turns into a ‘disaster’ as stopped from getting on plane – Mirror Online Rewind’s James McElvar passes out on EasyJet flight after wearing 12 layers of clothes to avoid fees | Metro News Is This the Newest, Most Ridiculous Air Travel Fee Ever? (yahoo.com) Virgin America signs up for super fast…
  • A Path Through the Woods in Isle Royale National Park

    Gary
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    A Path Through the Woods in Isle Royale National Park Camera NIKON D300S ISO 320 Focal Length 31mm Aperture f/5 Exposure Time 1/125 I visited Isle Royale National Park as part of my 12,000 mile 2014 summer road trip. It is an island in Lake Superior and it technically part of Michigan, even though it is far closer to Minnesota. There are several things about Isle Royale which make it unique, most of which stem from the fact it is an island: It is the only park in the continental United States that closes in the winter. It is the least visited park in the continental United States, due to the…
  • Enjoying Bedouin Music During Petra at Night

    Gary
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Enjoying Bedouin Music During Petra at Night Camera NIKON D300S ISO 400 Focal Length 12mm Aperture f/4 Exposure Time 8s I first visited Petra in 2009 on my second circumnavigation around the world. Like most people, I visited Petra in the morning and spent most of the day walking around, exploring the grounds and the many structures in the area. What I didn’t get a chance to do, and would later regret, was visit Petra at night. When I revisited Petra in 2013, I was finally able to experience Petra at night, and it was well worth it. The experience isn’t fancy. The long walk from…
  • The Global Travel Conspiracy, Episode 4 – Episode 4 – The Time I Bumped Into Diana Nyad Swimming in the Florida Keys

    Gary
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    This week I don’t have a guest. I talk about my travels this summer, my visit to the USS Harry S Truman, diving in the Florida Keys and visiting America’s newest World Heritage Site. I also talk about my upcoming travels to Labrador, the Galapagos Islands and Chile. Subscribe on iTunes
  • The Colorful Geology of Badlands National Park, South Dakota

    Gary
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    The Colorful Geology of Badlands National Park, South Dakota Camera NIKON D300S ISO 200 Focal Length 14mm Aperture f/4 Exposure Time 1/8000 Badlands National Park is the first national park I ever visited. Back in 1979, my family went on a road trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota and along the way we stopped in the Badlands. Then, as today, the Black Hills was a big tourist destination. I remember walking around the colorful rock structures and watching prairie dogs. One thing many people don’t realize is that the colorful bands you see in the rocks actually has a connection to…
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    Vagabondish

  • Photo of the Moment: The Blue Ships of Doha Port, Kuwait

    Mike Richard
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. © Kyle Stanley Check out the full story behind this stunning HDR shot at PhotoBotos.com. The post Photo of the Moment: The Blue Ships of Doha Port, Kuwait appeared first on Vagabondish.
  • I’m Going Traveling, Damn It! (When to Ignore the Advice of Others)

    Amanda Kendle
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Over ten years ago, I quit a great job to live and travel abroad. People told me I was crazy, and a few tried to persuade me not to do it. Given that a decade has since passed and my life is going pretty well, I think I’m qualified to say that those people who told me not to go were dead wrong! So in case you’re contemplating the same thing, here’s why you should feel justified to ignore the advice of those who tell you that you shouldn’t go traveling now. You’ve Got a Good Job Yes, I had a great job. That was part of the problem —…
  • Photo of the Moment: The Rush at Finnich Gorge Waterfalls, Scotland

    Mike Richard
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Finnich Gorge Waterfalls, Scotland © john mcsporran The post Photo of the Moment: The Rush at Finnich Gorge Waterfalls, Scotland appeared first on Vagabondish.
  • I’m Bored! How to Amuse Yourself on a Long Train, Plane or Bus Trip

    Amanda Kendle
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:18 am
    Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. I actually look forward to being “trapped” in some kind of transport for a long stint. Unless it’s truly awful, I love the chance to enjoy uninterrupted time on a train, plane or bus to do whatever I want. Whatever I want, of course, provided it involves me sitting down in a moving vehicle of some kind doing not terribly much. Not everybody agrees though. So for those of you who dread the thought of spending hours in a train or plane, this list of different ways to entertain yourself on a long trip might help. Get to Know Somebody New Yes,…
  • Travel Fitness Gear: Polar A300 Fitness Watch and Activity Tracker

    Mike Richard
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. These days, it seems everyone and their granny is marketing their own fitness tracker. But one brand I’ve always liked — one that’s always stood — is Polar. Their product line runs the gamut from hardcore, professional fitness watches (like the V800 GPS Sport Watch) to prosumer-level activity trackers like the new A300 Fitness Watch. The primary goal of the A300 is to provide a single, wearable device that tracks daily activity, sleep (restful vs. restless), steps, and calories burned. While it’s not quite as…
 
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    Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast

  • 8 Ways to Enjoy Paris on a Budget

    Joy Williams
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:54 pm
    You were meant to visit Paris, France. You know it, and I know it – so, what’s stopping you from going? Please don’t tell me that it’s your budget because I know […] The post 8 Ways to Enjoy Paris on a Budget appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast. Related posts: Eiffel Tower on a Rainy Night – Paris, France – Daily Photo What Do You Mean Europe Is Expensive? 7 Reasons Why Paris Is Better Than Disneyland
  • “Jen Leo’s Day Off” – This Week in Travel 192

    chris2x
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest: Sherry Ott of Ottsworld Subscribe on iTunes | Become a Fan on Facebook | Download […] The post “Jen Leo’s Day Off” – This Week in Travel 192 appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast. Related posts: Kim Mance and Sherry Ott on “Texas Standoff” – This Week in Travel #84 “Flight Loopholes, Fresh Air and Shame” – This Week in Travel 180 This Week in Travel #63 –…
  • Travel to New Orleans, Louisiana – Episode 476

    chris2x
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Hear about travel to New Orleans Louisiana as the Amateur Traveler talks to freelance journalist Jill Robinson. Jill agrees with Earl King “There ain’t no city like New Orleans”. “It’s the least […] The post Travel to New Orleans, Louisiana – Episode 476 appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast. Related posts: 9 Tips for Enjoying Mardi Gras in New Orleans More on Learning a Language and New Orleans, Louisiana – Episode 8 NOLA Cathedral – New Orleans, Louisiana – Daily Photo
  • Global Travel Conspiracy, Episode 3 – “The Man So Nice They Named Him Twice”

    chris2x
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Gary Arndt and I (along with co-host Jen Leo) have been doing a podcast together called This Week in Travel since Aug 12, 2009. Gary has been on Amateur Traveler so often that […] The post Global Travel Conspiracy, Episode 3 – “The Man So Nice They Named Him Twice” appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast. Related posts: Rolf Potts in “Still Vagabonding” – This Week in Travel #155 Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström on This Week in Travel #79 “The Quaint Picturesque Episode of Contrasts” Laura Bly in “TripAdvisor’s Favorite…
  • Travel to Munich Germany – Episode 469 Transcript

    chris2x
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:31 pm
    transcript of Travel to Munich Germany – Episode 469 Chris: Amateur Traveler episode 469. Today, the Amateur Traveler talks about palaces and gardens, nudists and of course, Oktoberfest as we go to […] The post Travel to Munich Germany – Episode 469 Transcript appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast. Related posts: Travel to Munich Germany – Episode 469 Travel to Bavaria and Southern Germany – Amateur Traveler Episode 188 Transcript Travel to Salzburg, Austria – Episode 432 Transcript
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    We Said Go Travel

  • Lost in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Tajalli Barfoot
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
      Futile – the one word which sums up efforts to impart life experience on my ears. Of course I love to listen, but until I experience the utter frustration of a foiled plan, or the crushing realization that I really should have taken that cautionary word a little more seriously, I rarely seem to learn. Nothing quite compares to the trial, error, and consequent growth that buds from the dirt of first-hand experience. Being a teacher myself, I understand the benefits of a good one. For me, the best teachers have been Impetuous Action, Spontaneity, and Discomfort. From each of those…
  • Finding Unexpected Joy in Turkey

    Dr. Jessie Voigts
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    I never expected to be able visit Turkey. Although everyone I knew that had been loved it, they all said how they thought it was too inaccessible for me. You see, I can’t walk much because of my disabilities, and generally use a wheelchair scooter to get around if we don’t have our car handy. I have travel with disabilities down to a science – I do my research, rent a car (or drive our own), figure it out, adjust my day. So how could I travel to Turkey, where the buildings are so ancient that accessibility isn’t really an option? I saw photos, I heard stories and travel…
  • Finding Independence

    Sadie Hale
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    “Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit than a secure future.” The powerful words of Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, have wound their way into my thoughts with every crossroad I reach in recent years. Krakauer tells the compelling true story of Chris McCandless, a disaffected young graduate seeking to break with the conventions of modern life and escape the strained expectations of his parents. Tired with this existence, he cuts up his credit cards, donates all his money to charity, and sets out for a life on the road. He is never seen by his family again. The nomadic…
  • Tempted by Tart? Sleep with the Farmer’s Daughter!

    Lisa Ellen Niver
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Yes I did sleep at the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel. I did not get to swim with the ducks but I will go back to do that! I decided to taste the new tempting summer creations at Tart restaurant and Chef Keith does not disappoint. I loved the grilled trout. I highly recommend it but honestly everything was wonderful. I loved the roasted eggplant and peanut puree, roasted farmers market eggplant and heirloom cherry tomatoes. The Pepper three ways looked like a traffic light with green, yellow and red peppers. It had grilled pardons with lime and salt, pickled farmers market peppers and stuffed…
  • The Great Westward Adventure in the USA

    Rachel Thorne
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Adventure is a funny thing. We have heard the word used and over-used on so many occasions, but have you ever stopped to truly think about what it means? Adventure is the only thing that you can spend all you have, yet somehow make even more. This summer I had the incredible opportunity to embark on a journey in which we visited thirteen states. “The Great Westward Adventure” changed me, and also my outlook on this beautiful nation I am privileged to live in. The Pacific Northwest region is exquisite, somewhat uncharted territory. We left from Arkansas and visited Iowa,…
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    Elliott

  • Don’t like the service? Too late — the tip’s included!

    Joseph Luther
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    The food was awful. The atmosphere was repulsive. The service was worse. This guy is not getting a tip, you say to yourself. But it’s too late -- it’s already included. The post Don’t like the service? Too late — the tip’s included! appeared first on Elliott.
  • My boyfriend’s back and now you’re in trouble

    Christy Wood
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Matt Mantovan was trying to be a nice guy. The post My boyfriend’s back and now you’re in trouble appeared first on Elliott.
  • How to master the art of defensive travel planning

    Ned Levi
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Having a plan for travel interruptions and disasters can make the difference between a trip from hell and the trip of a lifetime. The post How to master the art of defensive travel planning appeared first on Elliott.
  • This glacier water comes with a titanic price tag

    Teri Bergin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    When the sommelier comes to fill your glass with his special offering at the five-star Merchant Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he won’t be reaching for your wine glass. The post This glacier water comes with a titanic price tag appeared first on Elliott.
  • Is this the final answer from British Airways?

    Christopher Elliott
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Julie Dye spent $5,635 on four seats for her family to fly from Denver to London. But apparently that wasn’t enough for British Airways, which asked for an additional $45 per person so that she could sit next to her own children. I know, I know. Show me an airline that doesn’t do that....
 
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    Soul Travelers 3

  • Road Trip Across America

    Soul Travelers3
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Road Trip Across AmericaWho doesn't dream about an exciting road trip across the USA?America is full of magical places    Who doesn't dream about an exciting road trip across the USA? America is full of magical places and family travel by car means skipping high air fares and having time to bond, creating awesome travel memories. Summer vacations and road trips go together like peanut butter and jelly.  For many years we did road trips in Europe that we loved, so will do more, and Mozart is one of the most well-traveled kids in the world, but lately we've…
  • Teen Singer Mozart's Speech at NAACE Conference to UK Educators!

    Soul Travelers3
    12 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    Teen Singer Mozart's Speech at NAACE Conference to UK Educators!14 year old trilingual singer/songwriter Mozart was asked to speak to over 250 UK educators at the NAACE Conference 14 year old trilingual singer/songwriter Mozart was asked to speak to over 250 UK educators at the NAACE Conference 2015 about her unusual worldschooling education where we allowed the entire planet to be her classroom.  Mozart has had an education like no one else on earth, so they were interested in getting her perspective since she is a pioneer in what is becoming a growing trend. …
  • B.madebybebe Gives Teen Singer Mozart Glamour Makeup & Hair!

    Soul Travelers3
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    B.madebybebe Gives Teen Singer Mozart Glamour Makeup & Hair!Remember Grammy Weekend Red Carpet Event where 14 year old Mozart sang her song Ashes and  Remember Grammy Weekend Red Carpet Event where 14 year old Mozart sang her song Ashes and You're Not Alone? That led Mozart to start preparing for her first album with a top LA producer, a dramatic lead in a movie playing a violin prodigy and using her song Ashes as the centerpiece of the soundtrack!  MOZART HAS TWO SONGS IN MOVIES!Isn't it astonishing that she already has two songs about to be in movies? We're…
  • Working on the Road:The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom by Nora Dunn & Chris Guillebeau

    Soul Travelers3
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Working on the Road:The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom by Nora Dunn & Chris Guillebeau Who wants more freedom? Who likes to travel? Want to know how to travel the world on a low budget? Who wants more freedom? Who likes to travel? Want to know how to travel the world on a low budget? Then don't miss our long-time colleagues Nora Dunn and Chris Guillebeau's latest book - "Working on the Road:The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom". THE UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO FULL-TIME FREEDOM We're featured in this cool guide and give all our…
  • Stunning Sunrise Photo

    Soul Travelers3
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Stunning Sunrise PhotoAs we springforward and enjoy spring break, this stunning photo of a sunrise warms the heart with spring As we spring forward and enjoy spring break, this stunning photo of a sunrise warms the heart with spring colors! I love sunrises and spring so hope it brightens your day and week. Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. ~Virgil A. KraftSunrise and QuotesMorning Inspiration Quotes and sunrise Related articles Chinese New Year in Asia 农历新年 春节 Snow and Ice Closes Dallas Down! Challenges of Parenting a Musically Talented Child
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    The Cranky Flier

  • A Three Hour Introduction To How United Serves a Long Haul Premium Cabin Meal

    CF
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    Yesterday I gave an overview of my day going through International Service Training for flight attendants at United. Today, I’m going into much greater detail about everything that goes into the main meal in the premium cabin on a long haul international flight. Even if you’ve had one of these meals, you probably haven’t thought about every little thing that goes into making it happen. [Full disclosure: United provided my roundtrip flights from Austin to Houston] It wasn’t yet noon when the time came to start the meal service, but I was already getting hungry. We had…
  • Reflecting on My Day Training to Be a United Flight Attendant

    CF
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    A couple months ago, United asked me if I’d be interested in coming down to Houston to do a day of flight attendant training. As you can imagine, I jumped at the chance. What United arranged was a day of International Service Training, and it was a fascinating look at how the airline prepares its flight attendants to do battle with serve its customers. International Service Training is a single-day course that’s given to all new hires and any current flight attendants that haven’t flown internationally in at least 2 years. The goal is to teach flight attendants what they…
  • Cranky on the Web – My Last “In The Trenches” Column, JetBlue’s Take on Wifi

    CF
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    For those of you who have enjoyed my regular “In the Trenches” column on Intuit’s blog (now the called Small Business Center) for the past few years, I have some bad news to report. Apparently Intuit has decided to turn the blog into an accounting-focused site that’s populated by internal contributors. That means there’s no place for me (or really anyone else who has built the site into what it is today). I’ve enjoyed writing the column myself, but it certainly doesn’t fit here on Crankyflier.com. If another site shows interest in a column about the…
  • Topic of the Week: United Upgrades Its 767s But Eliminates First Class on Them

    CF
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    This came out of an internal communication at United earlier this week. The airline is going to redo its 767-300s and eliminate First Class. Is this a good move? Is United making a mistake here or is this the way to go? Refurbished 767s will have new interiors, reliability upgrades This August, we will begin the conversion of our 21-plane three-class Boeing 767-300 fleet to an all-new interior that matches our two-class 767s. The modifications include many behind-the-scenes but vitally important improvements that should extend the life of the fleet by years and improve reliability. Overall…
  • Delta Finds a Bankrupt Skymark to be Its Great Japanese Hope

    CF
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    It’s no secret that Delta isn’t happy with its situation in Japan. It wants a close partner over there, and it’s the only one of the big 3 US carriers that doesn’t have one. Now it thinks it’s found its opening with an unlikely airline… the bankrupt and directionless Skymark. If you were to look up the word Icarus in the airline dictionary, it would have a picture of a Skymark A380 next to it. Skymark started in the late 1990s as the scrappy upstart to challenge the dominance of Japan Airlines and ANA. It wiggled its way into the coveted Haneda Airport in…
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    Peter Greenberg Travel Detective

  • Travel Tip: More Airlines Add Checked Bag Fees

    PeterGreenberg.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Travel Tip: More Airlines Add Checked Bag FeesJetBlue has announced that it’s now charging for checked bags, which marks the end of an era. Here’s what’s happening in the world of airline nickel-and-diming. JetBlue charges $20 to... Read More...The post Travel Tip: More Airlines Add Checked Bag Fees appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
  • Travel Tip: Credit Cards With Rewards for Gas and Groceries

    PeterGreenberg.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:22 am
    Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Travel Tip: Credit Cards With Rewards for Gas and GroceriesIt’s one thing to use a credit card to rack up air miles, but what if your main mode of transportation is a car? A credit card that earns points... Read More...The post Travel Tip: Credit Cards With Rewards for Gas and Groceries appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
  • Peter Greenberg Worldwide—The Queen Mary 2—July 25, 2015

    _darra
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Peter Greenberg Worldwide—The Queen Mary 2—July 25, 2015This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show comes to you from Brooklyn, New York, aboard Cunard’s flagship Transatlantic liner the Queen Mary 2 (QM2). Peter was aboard the ship’s... Read More...The post Peter Greenberg Worldwide—The Queen Mary 2—July 25, 2015 appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
  • Airlines & Hotels Push Against Online Travel Agencies

    PeterGreenberg.com
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:31 am
    Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Airlines & Hotels Push Against Online Travel AgenciesThere’s a big battle brewing between the OTAs (Online Travel Agencies)—such as TripAdvisor, Expedia, and many others—and the suppliers, the airlines, and the hotels. Why are some airlines pulling their... Read More...The post Airlines & Hotels Push Against Online Travel Agencies appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
  • Travel Detective Blog: Travel Insurance with Crisis Response Service

    PeterGreenberg.com
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Travel Detective Blog: Travel Insurance with Crisis Response ServiceTravel insurance continues to be one of the more misunderstood essentials. When do you buy it? What kind? Of equal importance is WHERE you purchase it. I’m a big fan... Read More...The post Travel Detective Blog: Travel Insurance with Crisis Response Service appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
 
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    Nancy D Brown

  • Westlake Village Hotel: Luxury in Thousands Oaks

    Nancy Brown
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    When I told some friends in Northern California that I was headed to visit Conejo Valley for a few days, only one person new the area. However, if I said I was going to visit Agoura Hills, Simi Valley or Thousand Oaks by the Santa Monica Mountains, everyone knew where I was headed. I confess […]
  • The Ladies of Managua: A Lush Road-Trip Read

    Jamie Rhein
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:31 pm
    I cracked open Eleni Gage’s novel, The Ladies of Managua as my husband, son, and I left visiting friends in Illinois on our way to Montana. In between watching the changing scenery and play of light on the landscape, I settled into Gage’s lush worlds of Nicaragua and New Orleans as she wove together the […]
  • Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Stowe, Vermont

    Lisa Dion
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Traveling with two kids for a month has both challenges and rewards. My challenges can be summed up by bickering, relentless competitiveness and keeping them fed and entertained as we traipsed through eight states from Maine to New Jersey. My reward? Snowflake Resort and Spa in Stow Vermont. I hadn’t been to Vermont since college […]
  • Carry-on Luggage: Keep It Light

    Nancy Brown
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I live to travel. I’m like a horse chasing the carrot dangling at the end of the stick in front of him. I’m always looking ahead to my next trip. Trailing a close second on what makes me happy is new luggage; carry-on luggage to be more specific. I love reviewing carry-on luggage. It’s a […]
  • Mermaid Spotted at San Francisco Hotel

    Nancy Brown
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has a new kid on the block and her name is Gigi. Well, that’s the name of the mermaid that lives in Hotel Zephyr. Call me crazy, but I recently hung out with a mermaid named Gigi. She lives directly across from Alcatraz and she has long orange hair. She’s not […]
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    Station Casinos Blog

  • Texas Station 20th Anniversary

    Kelsey Higgins
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:42 pm
    It’s been a great year here for us at Station Casinos, and to make it even better this month is the celebration of Texas Station joining the family twenty years ago! Texas Station is one of the most unique properties Read More ... The post Texas Station 20th Anniversary appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • 3:2 vs 6:5 Blackjack | A Devil in the Details

    Benjamin Barber
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The Pros Know Seasoned Las Vegas blackjack connoisseurs have watched casino after casino shift from classic 3:2 Blackjack to 6:5 over the years. To gain further insight, we spoke with Station Casinos’ VP of Casino Operations Bill Burt who said, “I Read More ... The post 3:2 vs 6:5 Blackjack | A Devil in the Details appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • A Bunch of Mother’s Day Brunches 2015

    Benjamin Barber
    6 May 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Hungry for brunch this year on Mother’s day? Show her you care with our amazing lineup of Mother’s Day Brunches. T-Bones Chophouse Mother’s Day Brunch T-bones has put out another spectacular Mother’s Day Brunch menu. The smoked prime beef strip Read More ... The post A Bunch of Mother’s Day Brunches 2015 appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • In Its Entirety Concert Series at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa

    Benjamin Barber
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Look: You’ve probably shelled out hard earned money to go see a tribute band that didn’t live up to the promise. Maybe the vocals were off, or they played a set list of songs that weren’t your favorites. It doesn’t Read More ... The post In Its Entirety Concert Series at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
  • Jackpot Patrol Winners!

    Benjamin Barber
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    Jackpot Patrol has been hitting the streets handing out $500 cash to lucky winners all over the Las Vegas Valley. Be sure to visit your favorite Station Casinos location to enroll. No play required, just swipe and win! Check out Read More ... The post Jackpot Patrol Winners! appeared first on Station Casinos Blog.
 
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    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

  • Days 30 & 31 - Geology Rocks! — Carlsbad, NM

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Days 30 & 31 - Geology Rocks! - Carlsbad, NM Carlsbad, NM Where I stayed Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlsbad What I didCarlsbad Caverns National ParkI was won over by the charm of the Texas Hill Country and we were all still happily glowing from our experience at the Mayan Ranch...then we hit west Texas. I've traveled across the country a few times and my experience with west Texas has always been the same, to try to see how quickly you can get to New Mexico. Texas has made a concession on humanitarian grounds to increase the speed limit to 80 miles per hour. Thank you, Texas. As we passed…
  • Letzte Vorbereitungen — Adlikon, Switzerland

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Letzte Vorbereitungen - Adlikon, Switzerland Adlikon, Switzerland Where I stayedStill @home! What I didViele Aufgaben Abschlussarbeiten, bevor es losgeht!Kurz nach 19:30 verlasse ich heute das Office in der Colt - nun kann ich mich langsam auf meinen bevorstehenden Trip vom kommenden Donnerstag einlassen und mir erste Gedanken für meinen letzten Tag vor der Abreise machen. Was fehlt noch und muss ich dringend noch besorgen, welche eMails sind noch zwingend, damit meine Falcons einen guten Trainingsstart antreten können und welche Informationen benötigt meine Frau noch? Diesen…
  • Bauple Banter — Bauple Qld, Australia

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Bauple Banter - Bauple Qld, Australia Bauple Qld, AustraliaHi All As you may have guessed we have headed northward to some warmer climes and have been donning on the shorts and T shirts but alas a chilyl breeze in the last two days has reminded us it is still winter. We are currently in a great little camp spot in the little town of Bauple off the Bruce Highway about 60ks north of Gympie. We have it all to our selves which beats the RV stop at Tiaro a liitle further north where we stopped for lunch and which was quickly filling up. To start our trip this time we headed south to Urunga…
  • Bonigen to Interlaken — Bonigen b. Interlaken, Switzerland

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Bonigen to Interlaken - Bonigen b. Interlaken, Switzerland Bonigen b. Interlaken, Switzerland Where I stayed Hotel Seiler au Lac InterlakenChecked out from Hotel Pilatus, Higswil. A scenic train trip to Interlaken OST and a short bus ride to Bonigen. Checked into Hotel Seiler Au Lac.
  • Elephant Nature Park — Mae Taeng, Thailand

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Elephant Nature Park - Mae Taeng, Thailand Mae Taeng, Thailand I signed up for one weeks volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park (ENP) just north of Chiang Mai. ENP provides a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants. Many of the elephants have been used in either the trekking or logging industry, many were blinds with damaged legs. Also at the park has water buffaloes, cats and hundreds of rescued dogs. The dogs had been rescued from a flood back in 2011. During your free time you could also volunteer to walk some of the dogs. Whilst up at the kennels we saw a specially made pool for a…
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    FareCompare » Tips & Advice

  • 10 Things You Absolutely Must Pack (plus a ‘maybe’ list)

    Rick Seaney
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    A lot of people seemed to like a recent post of mine about what not to pack. I thought a follow-up list of what you must pack, plus bonus list of ‘maybe’ suggestions was in order. Much of what follows is common sense, but FareCompare employees – a well-traveled bunch – have contributed several inventive suggestions. You’ll see what I mean when you get to the part about mustard. LISTEN: What does Rick Seaney pack? You’re about to find out. The Must-Pack List Dehydration kit: Sitting on an airplane can dry you out worse than a California lawn but don’t…
  • 20 Honeymoon Destinations (for everyone, married or not)

    Anne McDermott
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    If you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon destination, or someplace special to celebrate an anniversary or the last days of freedom before the kids come (hello, babymooners), we got you covered. Heck, we got you covered if you’re simply looking for a getaway with friends or an amazing place for a solo travel. These destinations are for everyone and you’ll see some in the video below. Best Honeymoon Destinations Click the name of the location and we’ll help you find cheap flights to get you there. Shopping, dining, attractions, other useful stuff is under “more…
  • Travel Phobias and How to Cure Them

    Rick Seaney
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    Do you freak out at the thought of planning a trip? Don’t let travel phobia anxiety get you down; we have some cures. Note: If you suffer from fear of flying, please see this see article. How to Cure Travel Phobias 1. The Getting Started Phobia You want to travel but don’t know where to begin. Put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and make a few lists regarding where you want to go and what you want to see. Plan ahead: Go online and Google “official tourism site for [destination]”. Now, the fun part: Pick out attractions or activities you absolutely must see. Then,…
  • Magic Date to Fly for Cheap Flights in the August Deal Zone

    Rick Seaney
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    When to find the cheapest flights for summer vacation and beyond? It all begins a few weeks from now with the start of the August Deal Zone. All you really need to know is the magic date to fly. LISTEN: It’s not really magic, says Rick Seaney. Whatever, it works. Magic Date to Fly: Aug. 25, 2015 This year, the magic date to fly is Aug. 25. You can start shopping now but hold off on your departure until Aug. 25 or beyond. Note: The specific day can vary year by year but is always in late August which is why it’s called the August Deal Zone. Cheap Summer Flights – August Deal…
  • No Summer Airline Tickets Yet? It’s Not Too Late

    Anne McDermott
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    By the time July 4 rolls around, most of us have our travel plans etched in stone with summer airline tickets in hand, right? Uh, no. Most buy within 30 days of take-off, even though that can mean paying more. Fortunately, it’s never too late to save. Check out these ideas and other useful travel tips. LISTEN: Never too late, says Rick Seaney. But don’t just sit there! Find Cheap Airline Tickets for Summer Two airlines are offering Fourth of July weekend deals. Book by Friday, July 3 and depart that day or July 4, then return Monday or Tuesday. Click the name of the airline to see…
 
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    View from the Wing

  • With LaGuardia Getting a Makeover, These are the 5 Other Worst Airports in America

    Gary Leff
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Ben Mutzabaugh has a good piece on the other really bad airports, although I suspect investments at LaGuardia won't make it better any time soon. Continue reading With LaGuardia Getting a Makeover, These are the 5 Other Worst Airports in America...
  • TSA Doesn’t Just Miss Weapons and Bombs. They Miss People, Too!

    Gary Leff
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    The TSA doesn't just fail to detect bombs and weapons 95% of the time, they fail to detect people, too. Continue reading TSA Doesn’t Just Miss Weapons and Bombs. They Miss People, Too!...
  • Passenger Lights Plane on Fire, Making Travel Free, and Imaginary Friends at Heathrow

    Gary Leff
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Passenger Lights Plane on Fire, Making Travel Free, and Imaginary Friends at Heathrow...
  • Maybe Delta Will Shut Up About Middle East Subsidies Now That They Own a Stake in the Most Subsidized Chinese Airline

    Gary Leff
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    I've made the point many times in the past that despite protests about subsidies received by the Middle East airlines Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar, that Delta doesn't actually care about subsidies. They care about scoring political points as leverage to use the power of government to shut down competition. Now Delta is buying a $450 million stake in China Eastern -- which is the most state-subsidized Chinese airline. So Delta will benefit from a chunk of those subsidies. Continue reading Maybe Delta Will Shut Up About Middle East Subsidies Now That They Own a Stake in the Most Subsidized…
  • 750 Free United Miles!

    Gary Leff
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    You get 750 United miles just for signing up for Mypoints, the online shopping portal. If you make a purchase of $25 or more at an online retailer through the shopping portal within 30 days you get another 1000 United miles on top. Points appear to post in about a week, despite the offer promising 6 to 8 weeks. Continue reading 750 Free United Miles!...
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    Jet Set Life

  • 3 weeks, 2 carry-ons and 1 baby

    Robert Murgatroyd
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    We’re known for traveling just about everywhere, for any length of time, carry-on only….but now that there’s a baby (and babies require lots of shizzle!) Will we still be able to travel with just carry-ons? Watch and see! The post 3 weeks, 2 carry-ons and 1 baby appeared first on Jet Set Life.
  • The Three Perfect Workout Headphones

    Robert Murgatroyd
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    SHOW NOTES In today’s post I discuss my (ok crazy) obsession with workout headphones. So WHY do I use 3 different headphones??? Wellllll because they all three give me a different experience. Let’s take a further look…. 1. Westone 4’s Let me first say that they are stupid expensive and crazy amazing! You can hear things that you’ve never heard before in songs that you listen to all that time. I use these when I’m walking around and don’t care about wires but want to listen to great quality. Pros: Best sound quality I’ve ever heard- period Fit…
  • Apply for Our New Weight Loss Test Group!

    kim
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Our Jet Set Body 90 Day Fitness program caters to the person that already works out, that wants to get into ridiculous Fitness Model shape. But what if you’re a newbie in the gym or maybe have 30 pounds or more to lose? Chances are, Jet Set Body isn’t right for you (honestly it’s a little advanced for the beginner). But, we are testing a great program that combines 3 home or gym workouts a week with our awesome super-food nutrition protocol! We are looking for 3 guys and 3 gals that… 1. Have 20-30+ lbs to lose and WANT HELP! 2. Are ready to 100% COMMIT to the program…
  • Going VIP with the Best of Mykonos

    kim
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    It’s not secret that our favorite island to chill on in the summer is the white-washed island of Mykonos. Honestly, the richest Greek on the island is the one who sells that white paint! But, I digress.  Rob and I have spent countless hours basking in the Mykonian sunshine, exploring the island from end to end and meeting just about every local on the island. We’ve developed a Mykonos a circle of friends in Mykonos that feel more like family. We have a daily routine starting with a delicious Greek yogurt breakfast poolside at the Andronikos Hotel while we chat about which beach…
  • Why I Decided To Do a Vlog and How You Will Benefit

    Robert Murgatroyd
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    SHOW NOTES In today’s post you’ll catch Kim& I [literally] in mid-conversation about the idea of me starting a blog The part right before this video, off camera, was us trying to figure out where to get the time! Kim came up with the idea of  a 5 minute VLOG! What the heck- Let’s test it! These VLOG posts will be a maximum of 5 minutes and have high value for you! Let me know what you think! PEOPLE MENTIONED Just us on this one:) LINKS Tibetan Bowls (This will be an upcoming VLOG) BECOME A V.I.P. Become a Jet Set Life V.I.P. here Connect With Jet Set Life: Jet Set…
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    Tony Wheeler's Travels

  • The Warwick Writing Prize & Skyfaring

    Tony Wheeler
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:51 pm
    I’m one of the five judges for the 2015 Warwick Prize for Writing and yes, I am a graduate of Warwick University. The panel of judges is chaired by A L Kennedy and include Robert Macfarlane, I recently read his enchanted walking book The Old Ways. It’s not my first time as a judge on a literary prize panel, I chaired the panel for the 2012 Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award. We have 13 books to read on the Warwick longlist and the winner can be fiction, non-fiction (there’s even one book of poetry on the longlist), but there’s a theme and this year it’s ‘instinct.’ The…
  • Lights of Mankind

    Tony Wheeler
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:25 am
    Lights of Mankind – it’s one of those books which you pick up as a remainder and you think ‘why didn’t this get more attention?’ Views from the International Space Station – a few years ago I went down to Baikonur in Kazakhstan to see a tourist go up to the station for a couple of weeks. They’re views at night, like the cover photograph with the brightly lit Nile River running up to Cairo and then Alexandria at the mouth of Nile, where it spills into the Mediterranean Sea. Off to the right, to the east, is brightly lit Israel. Or this view of the Straits of Hormuz, that…
  • Airline Seating – at the sharp end in particular

    Tony Wheeler
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:12 pm
    There’s constant discussion about how many seats airlines can stuff in. They all seem intent on shoving in one more across the aircraft or squeezing the ‘pitch,’ the distance between one row and the next, in order to get more passengers on board. But that’s back in economy which essentially doesn’t look any different today than it has any time in the past 30 or more years. ▲ Economy – and nothing but economy – in Ryanair on my recent trip to Turin. Economy is still usually just lots of people sitting shoulder to shoulder. We complain about how many people are crammed into the…
  • Bicycle Tracks, Bicycle Signs

    Tony Wheeler
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:04 pm
    ▲ On a recent visit to Turin in Italy I encountered this nice bicycle warning, admonishing cyclists not to go speeding down the laneway next to the Egyptian Museum, scattering pedestrians in all directions. ◄ I posted a recent photo of something I encountered on a bicycle track in Melbourne – an upside down 4WD. And here’s an explanatory warning about not cycling in parallel on the busy cycling roads of Mallorca, the Spanish Mediterranean island.
  • Turin

    Tony Wheeler
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:32 pm
    I spent a couple of days in Turin –Torino in Italian – for the Salone Internazionale del Libro Torino in the Lingotto Fiere, the imaginatively restored old Fiat car factory. Complete with its test track on the roof. ▲ It’s one of those cities which underlines why we love Italy so much – stylish, tasteful, comfortable, relaxed, what’s not to like. And wonderful vistas like this one of the Chiesa di San Carlo and di Santa Cristina on the Piazza San Carlo, that’s Emanuele Filiberto on his horse in the centre of the square. ▲ In the Museo Egizio it’s also got the best Egyptian…
 
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    EuroCheapo's Budget Travel Blog

  • London: Budget itineraries for 1, 2 & 3 days

    Frances Ambler
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    London is huge! Even Londoners can feel they’ve barely scratched the surface of the city, so what’s the poor visitor with limited time and budget to do? Fear not, you can tackle most of the big sights – and some interesting extras – over the course of just a few days. We’ve created three suggested itineraries, based on 1, 2 or 3 days in London, which will give you a proper flavor of the city. They’ll be busy days however, and require a lot of walking – the best and cheapest way to get around London – so bring some comfy shoes! Ready? Let’s go! One Day In London Just one day…
  • Amsterdam: 5 easy and affordable day trips

    Audrey Sykes
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    Amsterdam is a no brainer when visiting The Netherlands. It has tons of old world charm and plenty of excellent budget hotels. After a few days in this vibrant city, usually next on the list would be a day trip to Rotterdam, the Keukenhof flower garden or The Hague. But staying in Amsterdam offers a variety of other day trips for Cheapos. Escape the crowds and mainstream sites by trying one of these five other options just a bike or train ride away. Haarlem The original town where New York City’s Harlem gets its name from is a quaint and cute Dutch city. A day can easily be spent wandering…
  • Spain: 8 Overlooked destinations worth adding to your itinerary

    Regina W Bryan
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    During my time living in Barcelona I’ve met many Europeans who have traveled to the US. I always ask them where they chose to go, curious as to which places enticed them. The truth is, with rare exceptions, I know the answer to my own question. Inevitably most respond: California (Los Angeles + San Francisco), Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, or New York and Florida. These are the big dogs when it comes to tourist attractions in the USA, and perhaps for good reason, though my heart always sinks a little thinking about all they’ve overlooked. What about the smaller cities? Or Yellowstone? Or…
  • Munich: 10 simple ways to save on your trip

    Audrey Sykes
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Munich may have the reputation of being one of the most expensive cities in Germany, but it still has a lot to offer as a budget destination. In fact it’s very possible to do it on the cheap and still tick off all of the boxes on your must-do list. From steins to sausages and finding affordable beds and public transport, here are 10 ways to save on your next trip to Munich. 1. Consider sleeping away from Marienplatz Marienplatz is Munich’s core, and its nearby S-bahn stops Karlsplatz, Hauptbahnhof and Isartor have the most expensive hotels. Luckily, the public transport in Munich is…
  • Paris Tips: What I wish I knew if I could visit for the first time again

    Bryan Pirolli
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Imagine if we could travel to the past and visit Paris for the first time again. The excitement, the newness, the culture shock – it’d be exhilarating! If I could do it all again, however, there are a few things I wish I had known, in order to make my Paris experience a little different. So if you are going to Paris for the first time, heed my words. My mistakes were all for your benefit. Along with these 50 do’s and don’ts and rookie mistakes, here are tips based on my experience to keep in mind when visiting Paris. Parisians are people too Parisians aren’t Martians:…
 
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    Go Green Travel Green

  • Stainless Steel Lunch Containers ~ Make Your Mornings Easier

    Dawn Head
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    Do you dread packing school lunches? I used to. I felt so wasteful using those plastic zip-locking bags, especially when I used up to five per lunch, per day. I’ve also used many different brands and sizes of plastic containers. These were okay sometimes but didn’t work all the time. I really wanted to remove all… Read more The post Stainless Steel Lunch Containers ~ Make Your Mornings Easier appeared first on Go Green Travel Green.
  • Why Modern Travelers Still Need Travel Alarm Clocks

    Alice Benny
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    When a friend of mine told me they were looking for a small travel alarm clock to take with them on a backpacking trip my first thought was Why? When I go away I rely on my phone to get me up in the morning, so could not understand why they wanted a physical travel… Read more The post Why Modern Travelers Still Need Travel Alarm Clocks appeared first on Go Green Travel Green.
  • Avocado Smoothies Anyone? Avocado Smoothies Recipes Healthy Benefits

    Greg Head
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    If you are not eating avocados you really should think about doing so. This marvelous fruit has many health benefits. Here we explain more and give you some great smoothie recipes and other ideas to help you to incorporate this fruit into your diet. You must start with a and nice fresh Avocados (especially buying… Read more The post Avocado Smoothies Anyone? Avocado Smoothies Recipes Healthy Benefits appeared first on Go Green Travel Green.
  • How to Find International Travel Tips for Family Vacations

    Alice Benny
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Traveling abroad brings a different mindset for planning family vacations. Experiencing everything a destination has to offer can be an extreme exercise in time management, which means the planning process is something that can make or break the entire trip. Online travel guides provide a nice way for families to get an in-depth picture of… Read more The post How to Find International Travel Tips for Family Vacations appeared first on Go Green Travel Green.
  • Tips for Traveling with Kids Tips from Parents

    Greg Head
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Traveling with kids can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a challenge if you’re not ready. If you’re planning to go somewhere with the little ones, make sure you’re prepared and all the bases are covered. This guide offers tips for those occasions, and we have provided sections for traveling with… Read more The post Tips for Traveling with Kids Tips from Parents appeared first on Go Green Travel Green.
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    Jaunted - The Pop Culture Travel Guide

  • LGA Is Going To Get a $4 Billion Makeover

    Scott Kearnan
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    While the political and pop culture world is fixated on the latest Donald Trump sound bite or Gawker-related gaffe, travel nerds have their own big news story to sink their teeth into — and it comes courtesy of our sibling publication, Conde Naste Traveler, and Jaunted contributing editor Cynthia Drescher. Yesterday New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that LaGuardia Airport (LGA) will be on the receiving end of a $4 billion makeover. (Cue the meme of Dr. Evil pointing his pinkie finger at his lip. "Four beeeeeeelion dollars.") Cuomo was joined for the announcement by VP Joe Biden,…
  • 5 Facts About the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

    lindamarsicano
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    This contributor has already expressed some love for the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), but after a sixth experience flying through it on Saturday, I can’t resist touting it some more. There were no lines; I mean none, we walked right up to security. Everyone who works there (even TSA!) is super friendly, perhaps because they aren’t dealing with a massive crowd of frustrated passengers trying to make their way to the gates.
  • This 'Naughty Pilot' Showed A Porn Star His Cockpit… While Flying 300 Passengers

    RyanM
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Chloe Mafia — who probably none of you remember as an X-Factor contestant in the UK, but some of you might know as Chloe Khan the porn star — recently had some fun in a cockpit, thanks to a super creepy Kuwait Airways pilot. According to UK's Daily Star, the pilot, who is currently unnamed (let’s see how long that lasts), was flying from London to New York with 300 passengers on board when he asked Chloe and her Playboy model friend to enter his cockpit. They obliged, despite the fact that nobody outside of the flight crews has been allowed to enter the cockpit since the 9/11…
  • GOL Shows Off New Logo, Look, and Livery

    kjb
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    We’re trying to spice up your Tuesday with a bit of Brazilian beauty — by way of airplane porn. GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes has revealed a new look for its planes, and we like what we see. The new logo and look features clean, crisp colors of white, gray, and orange. Of course we’re just describing what is up above, so we’ll let that picture be worth a thousand words. There's some glowing inner beauty as well. As part of the brand remake GOL let the world know that they’ll be handing out free snacks to travelers across the cabin. Also scheduled for an upgrade is…
  • Kate Hudson and Son Get Turnt in Airport Lounge

    Scott Kearnan
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Stars: They're just like us! If you prick them they bleed, if you tickle them they laugh, and if you keep them waiting for their flight in an airport lounge long enough, they'll get bored and start making online videos to amuse themselves. And us. From that last category of existential ennui comes an Instagram post from actress Kate Hudson on Instagram that brightened up our weekend. "How we deal with airport lounge boredom..." wrote the star in the post, which included a quickie video of her and son Ryder dancing to "Trap Queen." (Also included was the hashtag…
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    HotelChatter -

  • Santa Monica: The Miramar's Iconic Bungalows Get a Well Deserved Makeover

    DesignMinder
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    You don't have to be a star, baby, to bask in the sunshine and seclusion of the Miramar's reborn bungalows, but just in case, sign the guest book. Alright then, you've heard the news but don't be too sad. We're still publishing until Friday. Curious about Old Hollywood? Then go west to Santa Monica and check out the guest book at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. Better yet, sign it as you check into one of the 32 newly revamped bungalows, of which 22 are now open with the others scheduled for completion by August 1.
  • Miami Beach: A New SoulCycle To Spin Out of 1 Hotel South Beach

    jsb
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Alright then, you've heard the news but don't be too sad. We're still publishing until Friday. We already knew that 1 Hotels was eco-conscious. Now we know it's body-conscious, too. Or should we say soul-conscious? Yes, a SoulCycle studio is coming to the 1 Hotel South Beach later this year. The new outpost will be Miami's second SoulCycle location (the other is in Coral Gables), and the brand's 50th studio nationwide. It's slated to open in December, which is good news for hardcore SoulCycle fans who are planning to attend Art Basel or simply hit up South Beach when it gets cold everywhere…
  • San Francisco: And Now Kimpton Has Lost Hotel Palomar SF as Well

    juliana
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    Alright then, you've heard the news but don't be too sad. We're still publishing until Friday. Last week we told you that the Hotel Monaco in San Francisco, a flagship Kimpton Hotel, had been deflagged into The Marker Hotel, managed by Destination Hotels and Resorts. The move was apparently due to a union dispute as Kimpton is now a part of InterContinental Hotel Group, and all IHG hotels in SF need to be unionized. A tipster with inside knowledge on the rebranding told us last week to expect "More Kimpton hotels to be rebranded in the weeks ahead to avoid become unionized." And now, here is…
  • 11 Things That Make Hong Kong's Hotel Icon... Iconic

    juliab
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    You already know it’s easy to pig out at breakfast and phone home from the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, but those aren’t the only innovative things that this teaching hotel is doing. Friends of friends are falling over themselves about the amenities at the Icon - and during our recent stay, we realised why. So here you go - not 10, but 11 things that make the Icon, well, iconic.
  • It's Raining Meteors and These are the Best Hotels to See the Show

    Janice Tober
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    It may not be raining men, as the song goes, but according to big-brain astronomer types, it is going to be raining meteors this summer. The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is making its debut late July and the Perseid meteor shower is hitting its peak in mid-August, and some hotels are set up for stargazing. Here's where to go to get the best view of the show. AKA Central Park (above) The newly-remodeled penthouses at AKA Central Park will give you a glamping experience like no other. The 1,000-square-foot wraparound terraces have an outdoor bedroom with a queen-sized bed, fireplace and a primo…
 
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    Viator Travel Blog

  • Small Carpathian Wine Country Day Trip

    Viator Travel Team
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    Daytripping to Carpathian wine country from Bratislava The Carpathian Mountains run from Western Slovakia, near Bratislava, all the way to Transylvania in Romania. Slovakia was formerly behind the Iron Curtain, and part of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Empire prior to World War I. Then it separated from Czechoslovakia to become its own country. Does Slovakia have an identity of its own? The locals certainly think so. I booked the Small Carpathian Wine Country Day Trip From Bratislava, the capital, in order to find out. Our tour begins heading east through the Carpathian Foothills. As we…
  • The Best Way to See Greenville, South Carolina: By Segway

    Viator Travel Team
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    Of all the ways to see the sights in and around historic downtown Greenville, gliding effortlessly on top of a Segway has to be the most fun! Gliding through Greenville on Segways The people-mover machines used on the Greenville Segway Tour are fun and easy. The non-motorized machines are based on balance and respond to how your body shifts. Leaning forward or backward or lightly moving the steering to the left or right is all you need to do — the Segway technology takes care of the rest. With a weight minimum of 100 pounds, children as young as 12 can ride. In fact, in our group, a boy…
  • A Quad Biking Tour in Namibia

    Viator Travel Team
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    On a quad bike tour of the Namib Desert Piled high against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean are the golden red sands of the Namib Desert. Between the towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, a massive dune field backs the seaside. While on the coast of Namibia, we found time to jump on off-road bikes as part of a quad bike tour of the Namib Desert and explore this beautiful part of the country. On the tour we got to see how the Topnaar tribe lives in the desert, visit an ancient burial site, see centuries-old petrified footprints and have some fun carving up the massive sand dunes. First we…
  • Explore Your City This Summer and Win a $500 Viator Gift Card

    Viator Travel Team
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    While you might already be shopping for fall school supplies, don’t lament the end of summer quite yet — there’s still plenty of fun to be had, even if you aren’t venturing far from home. Are you one of the thousands of San Franciscans who have never been to Alcatraz? Or a New Yorker who’s never visited Ellis Island? Well, there’s no better time than now to do all the cool things in your city that you say you’ll get to someday, but never do. If your kids are out of school or you have friends coming to visit, there’s even more reason to stop making excuses and get out there and…
  • Ten Great Day Trips from Riga

    Viator Travel Team
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:13 pm
      Sandwiched between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia’s capital of Riga has exploded with fun things to do since the end of Soviet occupation and has become party-central of the Baltic. Outside the capital, the frenetic pace of life slows right down in towns and villages where time has virtually stood still. To see the contrast between the country’s turbulent history and its natural beauty, check out these suggestions for day trips from Riga: Daugava River Daugava River in Riba, Latvia. Taking a cruise trip along the Daugava, which neatly dissects the Art Nouveau splendors of Riga,…
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    World Hum

  • How a Taxi Ride Changed a Writer’s Life

    The World Hum Editors (eva.jt.holland@gmail.com)
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    Layne Mosler's memoir, "Driving Hungry," chronicles her cab-centric quest for great meals and experiences. Jim Benning asks about it.
  • A Not-So-Literary Tour of South-Central Mexico

    The World Hum Editors (eva.jt.holland@gmail.com)
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Peter Ferry made the trip based on a story he'd heard about Hemingway's Lady Brett Ashley, but in Taxco, nothing was quite what it seemed.
  • The U.S. Interstate Highways, Ranked

    The World Hum Editors (eva.jt.holland@gmail.com)
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    The common road-tripper’s wisdom tells us to steer for America’s secondary highways to really see the country—and doing so has resulted in travel writing classics like William Least Heat Moon’s Blue Highways. But over at MapQuest, Robert Reid argues that we shouldn’t give up on the interstate so fast. “No interstate can outrun what’s outside the window—a desert, a Rockie, a swamp, a beach, or witness that change in lighting of a southwestern dusk, or the size of a western sky, or even the steamy air in a southern night,” Reid writes.
  • ‘A Walk in the Woods’ Premieres at Sundance

    The World Hum Editors (eva.jt.holland@gmail.com)
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    The long-awaited film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s travel classic, “A Walk in the Woods,” has landed—it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah last week. It stars Robert Redford and Nick Nolte as Bryson and Katz, and The Hollywood Reporter calls it “a fun, geriatric version of Wild.” Here’s reviewer Todd McCarthy: Anyone expecting this epic journey to result in profound insights into the human condition will be disappointed; at a certain point, whether the men reach the physical end of the trail or just hop off when they feel they’ve…
  • R.I.P. SkyMall?

    The World Hum Editors (eva.jt.holland@gmail.com)
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:09 am
    The company behind everyone’s favorite in-flight catalogue filed for bankruptcy last week. It’s not 100% clear yet if this spells the end for SkyMall’s presence on our flights—a Shark Tank savior may be riding to its rescue—but the Washington Post’s Paul Farhi went ahead and wrote an obituary anyway: SkyMall was never the first thing you grabbed on a long, dull flight. It was a surrender, coming somewhere over Wyoming, after you’d been softened up by the lulling rhythms of the airline’s official in-flight magazine (“Walt Disney: Man of…
 
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    Perceptive Travel Blog

  • Frankfurt Kaleidoscope

    Mike Gerrard
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    ‘So, let’s talk about wars!’ David Liuzzo is giving us a city tour of Frankfurt, with a historical theme, which inevitably brings up the subject of war. ‘We’ll start with a war the Germans actually won,’ David says with a smile. ‘That was the Franco-German War, also known as the Franco-Prussian War. This bookshop we are standing outside, Hugendubel, is where the Peace Treaty for this war was signed.’ Next to the bookshop is a branch of the clothing chain, Scotch & Soda, which brings another war story from David. ‘This was a restaurant in the 1930s and…
  • Finding Bangkok’s Perfect Pad Thai, or Hunting for Unicorns in Neverland

    Brian Spencer
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    On behalf of a well-respected travel site, a well-known travel writer recently visited Bangkok on a quest to find the “perfect pad Thai.” It was a noble, if not particularly novel idea resulting in a readable, educative story about how the dish is commonly prepared in Krung Thep, as well as its fuzzy origins and somewhat uncertain future, both in the Thai culinary world and in the gajillion bastardized, hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurants around the globe (though I’m not sure I buy the throwaway assertions about pad Thai having potentially “run its course.”)…
  • Austin Rocks: Shop and Eat on South Congress Avenue

    Sheila Scarborough
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    The first thing to decide is where you want to end up for eating – the southern end of the area at, say, Magnolia Cafe, or more to the northern end at maybe Güero’s Taco Bar? That will also determine your parking location strategy. Along this section of Austin’s South Congress Avenue they have a demented invention called “reverse angle” back-in parking, which is as terrifying as it sounds. I enjoy the challenge of a satisfying parallel parking moment as much as anyone, but stopping, maneuvering sideways, then backing your car into a narrow spot – often…
  • The Netherlands: Travels with Van Gogh

    Kerry Dexter
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Through his letters, his drawings, and his paintings, Vincent Van Gogh left a legacy which has reached across the world. These days you may find his work in museum collections from Mexico to Israel, from Stockholm to Cardiff to Boston to San Francisco. Van Gogh grew up in the countryside of Holland, though, and it is in touring in the Netherlands that you will find deep context for his work, both in museums and in the landscapes which imprinted themselves on his imagination. As he explored differing ways of expressing his ideas in his work, from representational drawings to experimenting
  • The Quick and Dirty Guide to Bangkok Taxi Etiquette

    Brian Spencer
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    In Bangkok taxis are cheap (fares start at 35 baht), and abundant, and every color of the rainbow. Most drivers don’t speak much English, and they hate traffic. Fucking hate it. Some 10 years after my first trip to the city I’m still trying to figure out to where, exactly, some of these guys are okay driving, because there is bound to be serious traffic on the way to just about anywhere in the city, particularly from 3pm to 11pm, but I digress. Available taxis are easy to spot: look for the digitized Thai character in the front window. When
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    Travel | The Guardian

  • Take the kids to … the Bluebell Railway, East Sussex

    Jeremy Head
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Bucolic Sussex is an ideal place for kids to let off steam, especially if you shunt them to East Grinstead and the recently added northern terminus of one of the UK’s oldest heritage railwaysMore family day trip ideas: Kidzania, London | Treetop Nets, Lake DistrictIn a nutshell The UK’s first standard gauge heritage railway opened in 1960. Extended to connect with mainline trains at East Grinstead in 2013, it puffs 11 miles through Sussex countryside to Sheffield Park stopping at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. The journey takes 40 minutes each way with a wait in the middle – enough time…
  • 10 of the best ways to enjoy New York … on a budget

    Paul Owen in New York
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:30 pm
    New York is the most expensive city in the US but our guide to cheap and even free sightseeing, ferry trips and world-class museums, plus affordable accommodation, make it possible to visit on a budgetTop 10 free things to do in New York Continue reading...
  • Taking a road trip this summer? Enjoy America's crumbling infrastructure

    Benjamin Preston
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Few things are more American than hitting the open road – problem is, so many of those roads suffer from underfunding. Benjamin Preston drove coast to coast to experience the effects of a lack of basic maintenance firsthandIs there anything more American than the call of the open road? When I got my hands on a burnt-orange 2015 Corvette Stingray last month, my first thought was of a road trip from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.In a country crisscrossed from sea to shining sea by some of the world’s longest and most famous roads, what could be more simple? Just point the car and go. The reality,…
  • Share your Ghent tips with GuardianWitness or #GuardianGhent

    Guardian Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:17 am
    We’re going social in search of insider tips that get to the heart of the Belgian city of Ghent. Your best contributions will be published as part of a city guide next weekDeel jouw foto’s, tips en ervaringen in Gent #guardianghent This week Guardian Travel is producing a guide to the Belgian city of Ghent, and we need your help to do it. We would like you to tell us about the best bars and cafes, the most interesting things to do and the insider tips you’ve picked up by travelling or even living and working in the city. Maybe you know someone who is there right now? If so, we’d love…
  • Top Danish restaurant Noma plans 10-week season in Sydney's Barangaroo

    Australian Associated Press
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Noma will open in January 2016 in the harbourside location where chef René Redzepi plans to explore the ‘incredible diversity’ of Australian ingredientsNoma, the Danish restaurant that frequently tops lists of the best in the world, will be opening in Sydney for 10 weeks in 2016.Head chef René Redzepi plans to move his award-winning restaurant from Copenhagen to the new Barangaroo harbourside precinct this summer, opening in January. Continue reading...
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    Lonely Planet blog

  • Family travel snap: LP writer, Charles Rawlings-Way

    Imogen Hall
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:54 am
    In this month’s family travel snap we talk to Charles Rawlings-Way, an LP travel writer based in Adelaide, South Australia. Charles and his wife Meg have travelled and written together for years and now have two small additional companions when they go exploring. Meg and the girls in Céret, France. Image courtesy of Charles Rawlings-Way. What’s the story behind this photo? In November 2014 we arrived in Céret, a medieval village in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south of France. We’d blocked out a month in our schedule to immerse ourselves in French culture: live in a stone…
  • Storify: cycling the North American Epic week 2

    Seb Neylan
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:40 am
    Lonely Planet staffer Rana Freedman is cycling the North American Epic with the Tour d’Afrique. In her weekly blog, she’ll be covering the highlights of her adventures on the road. Here’s her second post. [View the story “Week two: cycling the North American Epic” on Storify]
  • Just back from… Kazakhstan

    Louise Bastock
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:52 am
    A triumphant Megan soaks up the views after a hairy cable car ride. Image courtesy of Megan Eaves Megan Eaves, North Asia destination editor at Lonely Planet, has just come back from a week exploring the cities of Kazakhstan. Tell us more…My trip to Kazakhstan was a ‘press trip’, so I was travelling with a group of travel and aviation journalists and PRs from the UK and southeast Asia. Being with strangers in a really off-the-beaten-track place like Kazakhstan definitely helps solidify a bond – a bit like going away to summer camp. In a nutshell…We visited the capital city, Astana,…
  • Storify: cycling the North American Epic week 1

    Maria McKenzie
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    For the next three weeks, Lonely Planet staffer Rana Freedman is cycling the North American Epic with the Tour d’Afrique. In her weekly blog, she’ll be covering the highlights of her adventures on the road. You can also follow her on Twitter via @ranajean. Inspired to see the impressive scenery for yourself? Find out more about Alaska. [<a href=”//storify.com/lonelyplanet/week-one-cycling-the-north-american-epic” target=”_blank”>View the story “Week one: cycling the North American Epic” on Storify</a>]
  • Join our travel books and films #LPChat

    Maria McKenzie
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    Did The Lord of the Rings novels make you want to pilgrimage to Middle-earth? Or perhaps Wild has inspired you to go on your own backpacking adventure? Whether you’re a film buff or more of the bookish type, we want to hear about the novels and films that fuel your wanderlust! So, grab your latest read, pull out your all-time favourite movie (perhaps some popcorn, too?) and join us for a front row seat in our next #LPChat on travel books and films. The most inspiring and creative tweeter will also win a copy of Lonely Planet’s Lights, Camera…Travel! and a destination guide of their…
 
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    LandLopers

  • My Favorite Adventure Travel Experiences On Every Continent

    Matt Long
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Over the years my own travel style has certainly evolved. From a fearful newbie who didn’t really know what was ever going on, to someone who is now comfortable being almost anywhere in the world. As I’ve gotten older I’ve also evolved from a budget student traveler to a luxury traveler, but one who enjoys immersive experiences. Many times this means adventure travel and while in the past I’ve called myself a luxury adventure traveler, that’s probably not quite accurate. What is accurate is that I love new and heart-pumping experiences and more often than not, these easily fall into…
  • Walking Up The Massive Dunes of Jockey’s Ridge, North Carolina

    Matt Long
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:50 pm
    The post Walking Up The Massive Dunes of Jockey’s Ridge, North Carolina appeared first on LandLopers.
  • Three UNESCO Cities In Italy You Don’t Know But Should Visit

    Matt Long
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    I love Italy and I love UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so combining the two is always a personal treat when I travel the country. And there’s plenty from which to choose, not surprisingly Italy has more UNESCO designated sites than any country in the world; confirming its place as the cornerstone of Western Civilization. Not every site is as well known as Rome or Florence though. No, in fact many of the sites listed in Italy are ones most of us have never even heard of, much less thought about actually visiting. Last year though I had the chance to visit several of these “smaller” sites…
  • Strolling Along Four Mile Beach In Port Douglas Australia

    Matt Long
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    The post Strolling Along Four Mile Beach In Port Douglas Australia appeared first on LandLopers.
  • Photo Series: Capturing Candid Travel Moments

    Matt Long
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:55 pm
    I’m always amazed that most of my favorite photos come not from iconic tourist sites or from well planned shoots. No, they are usually very candid moments that I was fortunate enough to capture on film. Some are of people, others animals and still other photos are just special moments. That’s why I’m glad CANDID is the #FriFotos theme this week, so that I can share a few of those moments that have honestly come to define the travel experience for me almost entirely.Waiting for the Shinkansen train in JapanEgyptReykjavik, IcelandGalapagosJordanThailandMarrakechSouth…
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    Indie Travel Podcast

  • The Camino Primitivo podcast

    Craig and Linda
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Eight strong men robed in red pulled the knotted rope in unison and the enormous silver incense burner swung through the air, trailing fragrant smoke in its wake. Hundreds of people raised cameras and cell phones to capture the moment and the botafumeiro swung on. We’d arrived. After two weeks of walking, we were once again in Santiago Cathedral, attending the pilgrim mass and watching the botafumeiro swing in a tradition almost as old as the Camino de Santiago itself. To listen, hit play below or find episode 302 in iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud: It has been said that the Camino de…
  • Quirky Vilnius — the Lithuania podcast

    Craig and Linda
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    Lithuania is a country like no other, full of quirks and surprises. When we visited in 2007, the capital, Vilnius, was under serious construction in preparation for its tenure as European Capital of Culture in 2009. Now it’s humming with new buildings and new life, while keeping its old independent spirit. This is part two of a three-part series on the Baltic countries: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. To listen to the Lithuania podcast, hit play below or find episode 301 in iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud: Location Lithuania is the southern-most country of the Baltic states, which also…
  • Travel with a four-year-old

    Linda Martin
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Adios! Adios! Bye! Adios!” So ended two weeks with Henry, my four-year-old nephew, and his mum, my sister Anna. It had been a fortnight of arm kisses, making him fly like a plane, and (oddly) conversations about Jesus’s apostles. For a large part of their stay, we were at home in Alcalá de Henares, where I was waved off to work each day with air kisses and welcomed home with hugs around the knees. We spent the evenings together, either out at a playground or at home playing with Henry’s toys, and Anna took him out on excursions while I was at work. Plus, since their…
  • What is indie travel? — episode 300

    Linda Martin
    14 Jun 2015 | 6:39 am
    Mornings spent wandering around a new city; barbecues in strange places with new friends, where only half the meat is “meat”; learning how to make empanadas, or ceviche, or pasta… this is indie travel for us. Learning, experiencing, really being in our destination… that’s part of it too. But how can we define indie travel? For our 300th episode of Indie Travel Podcast, we decided to revisit our roots and discuss what indie travel means to us, as well as talking to some other bloggers and podcasters to get their opinion. To listen, hit play below or find episode 300 in iTunes,…
  • Ride-sharing: the way to go?

    Linda Martin
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:29 am
    We’d been waiting for half an hour when the van pulled up at the meeting point. We were going to be travelling by car, though, so this slightly dilapidated vehicle couldn’t be the one we were waiting for, could it? Two young men got out and one started towards us, a smile on his face. “Linda?” He asked. “I’m Moises, let’s go.” Moises? Who was this Moises? With a slight feeling of trepidation, I gave him my backpack to stow in the back of the van and found myself a seat in the middle row, next to two Argentinian sisters. Craig was in the front…
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    nerd's eye view

  • The Woman Who Stared at Elk

    Pam Mandel
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    The road is a glorious two lane stripe of asphalt that flanks the northeast side of Mt. Rainier National Park. The day was dry and the light was beautiful, but the top of the mountain was not to make an appearance, the clouds blanketed the highest parts. Never mind, never mind, the air smelled amazing and there was very little traffic.  I stopped a few times to look up at the jagged rocky skyline, to take big deep breaths of forest air, and to wait for what few cars there were to pass and leave me to the silent altitudes. I had been out of sorts for a few weeks, wilted and unfocused from the…
  • Stuff I Liked This Week

    Pam Mandel
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Across the alley from my house there’s a sprawling fig tree. It’s abundant with fruit in the summer — once, I was walking to the bus stop and wondering how it could be that everything smelled like honey when I realized that it was coming from the bottom of my shoes; I’d stepped in fallen figs. There’s a blackberry bush entangled with the fig tree. This makes getting the figs a bit of a (sorry) prickly proposition, but it’s worth it. One year, my neighbor whacked the fig tree right to the ground and I was devastated, but it’s back with a vengeance now;…
  • Bumble

    Pam Mandel
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    When you stalk the bees in your yard, you start to learn that there are several different kinds. The fluffy black bumblebees in the Charlie Brown shirts. The stripey cartoon kind. The really big kind with the waspy waist. They rarely sit still enough so you can see their bumble faces, but you always get their fuzzy butts. The post Bumble appeared first on nerd's eye view.
  • Things I Liked this Week

    Pam Mandel
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Traveling to Ladakh was all accident that summer. One morning, while dithering about where to go, my eye drifted up the map to a dot marked Leh. A small name for a giant dream. I had always wanted to travel there, the capital of the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh. Remote, virtually unreachable, a land as much of myth as of reality, home to tales by Kipling and the epic feats of long gone Buddhist monks, a place better dreamed of than traveled to. I knew little about it, yet for years it had held a tenacious grip on a corner of my imagination. Quietly, I had been telling myself that one…
  • Low Tide at Constellation Park

    Pam Mandel
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Gooey Starfish Feet The Seattle Aquarium has a volunteer beach naturalist program — they send good natured sea-life loving nerds down to the shores of Puget Sound when the tides are low to educate us plebeians about what lives in our tidal zone. I adore these people. Dressed in safari vests and red Beach Naturalist baseball caps, they navigate the seaweed covered stones of our beaches while carrying laminated cards and guidebooks. They’re patient as saints with questions; they seem to enjoy the critter hunt as much as anyone, though they’re kinder about replacing stones that…
 
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    Cheapest Destinations Blog - Travel the World!

  • The Illusion of Choice When You Book Travel in Advance

    Tim Leffel
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.cheapestdestinationsblog.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Meanwhile, you can always see what's new by visiting www.CheapestDestinationsBlog.com!
  • The Difference Between Poverty and Prosperity for Travelers and Nomads

    Tim Leffel
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.cheapestdestinationsblog.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Meanwhile, you can always see what's new by visiting www.CheapestDestinationsBlog.com!
  • The World’s Fastest-growing Budget Airlines

    Tim Leffel
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.cheapestdestinationsblog.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Meanwhile, you can always see what's new by visiting www.CheapestDestinationsBlog.com!
  • How to Avoid Shoving Tons of Plastic in Mother Nature’s Mouth

    Tim Leffel
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.cheapestdestinationsblog.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Meanwhile, you can always see what's new by visiting www.CheapestDestinationsBlog.com!
  • Spanish Camino Magic, Richard III’s Makeover, and Talking to Butterflies in Guatemala

    Tim Leffel
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://www.cheapestdestinationsblog.com/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Meanwhile, you can always see what's new by visiting www.CheapestDestinationsBlog.com!
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    Travel the Home Exchange Way

  • Top things to do in London on a budget

    Home Base Holidays
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    London has earned for itself the reputation of being a very expensive city.  However, the British capital city offers plenty of exciting attractions, cultural activities and entertainment options to those who travel on a budget.   Accommodation: arrange a home swap Home swapping is increasingly popular and allows home owners from all over the world to enjoy totally free accommodation. With a large number of home exchange offers available in London it is an ideal way to scratch hotel costs from your London vacation budget. Find your home swap in London. Museums and art galleries London’s…
  • How do you choose a home exchange destination?

    Home Base Holidays
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    “There are many different reasons for choosing your home swap destination. Our first ever exchange was simply because someone sent us an offer and we thought, ‘Why not?’ It turned out to be a delightful apartment in a converted seminary in a pretty West Sussex village. A totally different type of property to ours is a great pull. Since then we've stayed in a converted farm building, a converted factory and even a converted cottage hospital - the whole hospital! Of course we've exchanged to places we've always wanted to visit but never got around to, the two most obvious being Barcelona…
  • ‘Experienced Exchanger’ in home swap listings

    Home Base Holidays
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    Q: Hello,  I notice that some home swappers on your site have the title, ‘Experienced Exchanger’. Is this a title they give themselves or is it earned and conferred on them by  Home Base Holidays after some number of swaps? – Michael G. A: Home Base Holidays members can select the ‘Experienced Exchanger’ tick box option on the membership form when joining or renewing. When you view listings for such members you will often see reports on past exchanges under the ‘Trip Reports’ section (this facility was introduced a few months ago and so not all such listings will show reports…
  • Home Swappers: the home exchange travel newsletter

    Home Base Holidays
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:08 am
    Home Swappers newsletter: Travel the Home Exchange Way Featured home exchanges: Haute-Vienne, France | Alberta, Canada | Paris, France | Buenos Aires, Argentina | London, England Home exchange trip report: home swap in Los Angeles Home swap Q&A: long term home swaps? Read the newsletter: Home Swappers Newsletter Find your perfect home swap vacation: join Home Base Holidays Related articles Home Swappers: the home exchange travel newsletter Live like a local - April home exchange newsletter Home Swappers: the home exchange travel newsletter! Are dogs allowed on a home swap? Home…
  • Travel the Home Exchange Way chosen for Wanderu’s Favorite Travel Blogs Summer Bookmarks

    Home Base Holidays
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:27 am
    Everyone at Home Base Holidays is delighted to hear that our home swap blog, now in its 11th year of publication, has been chosen, along with a very interesting range of travel related blogs, for Wanderu’s summer bookmarks list.  The review: ‘Travel the Home Exchange Way documents a new spin on traveling abroad, swapping homes with members of London-based Home Base Holidays. The blog provides useful, up-to-date information about swapping homes for vacations both for members and for those new to home exchange. The blog features stories, tips, and answers to frequently asked…
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    Rick Steves' Travel Blog

  • Chipping Campden Silversmiths Still Hammering Out a Living

    Rick Steves
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    England’s Cotswolds hide many subtle dimensions of the local culture. A hundred years ago, the delightful village of Chipping Campden hosted the Arts and Crafts Movement (refugees from the Industrial Age who despised mass-produced decorative art). Today, only one shop descended from those anti-industrial-design hippies survives — the Hart Silversmiths. It was fun to meet the younger generation, whose members are still enthusiastic about the fact that “everything we make is a one-off.”
  • Travelers Café

    Rick Steves
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    High school grads in the Alps, a “monk chat” in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and under the pillow in a Scottish B&B. There’s a lot going on in our Travelers Café where I collect my favorite blogs. At Rick Steves’ Europe, we’ve been at this long enough that our veteran guides and travel writers have kids venturing off to Europe on their own. Skyla (daughter of Rich and Risa — writers in my office and former lead guides) and her friend Gabby are a week into their high school graduation adventure, and Skyla is blogging intimately about the experience. Reading Skyla’s report takes me…
  • Forget Downton Abbey, Blenheim Palace is #1

    Rick Steves
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    I nearly skipped Blenheim Palace this year, thinking that on a gorgeous Sunday in July this palace near Oxford would be a mob scene. It was nearly empty. In fact, I booked a special tour of the private apartments, giving me a 30-minute, behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the palace (£5). I was all alone with my excellent guide. This really is the number-one stately home to see in Britain.
  • Oxford vs Cambridge? I’ve Changed My View

    Rick Steves
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    I enjoy having strong opinions when it comes to hard itinerary decisions and rating various European destinations. And I enjoy reassessing. Twenty years ago I visited Oxford and Cambridge and got it lodged in my mind that Cambridge was much better to visit than Oxford. Since then, in my lectures, I’ve made the point that, “If you have less than a month to tour Britain, don’t do both great university towns. Do one or the other and save up time for something entirely different (like North Wales or the Cumbrian Lake District). And…Cambridge is better than Oxford.” I’ve spent the…
  • Oxford — Always Five Minutes Late

    Rick Steves
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Finally…I learned why that White Rabbit was always late: It’s because Oxford is almost comically full of tradition. One of the preeminent colleges of the 38 that make up the university, Christ Church is particularly loyal to its traditions — it even has its own time zone. Before the advent of trains made it important that everyone be on the same time — hence Greenwich Mean Time — different towns routinely had their own times. Oxford, being 60 miles west of Greenwich, was longitudinally 5 minutes different. To this day, the clock tower at Christ Church runs five minutes later…
 
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    Daily Catch

  • View of the Day: St. Thomas Bay

    Susan Hall Mahon
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt St. Thomas Bay by @carynsassymamaross via #CLPicks on Instagram For a chance to have your photo featured as our View of the Day, follow us on Instagram at @Coastal_Living and tag the image with #CLPicks. Listen to more beach music all day with Coastal Living Radio. Plus, More Caribbean Inspiration: The Best Caribbean Beach Bars Caribbean House Plan
  • First Look: The Break Opens With a Splash in Narragansett, Rhode Island

    Tracey Minkin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    By Travel Editor Tracey Minkin I’ve always thought that the beach town of Narragansett, Rhode Island, deserved a hotel as cool and surfy as it was. And now it has one: The Break, a beautifully designed, hiply relaxed boutique beach hotel with a retro-chic surf vibe that is destined to make this under-the-radar New England getaway utterly cool.This is Montauk meets Santa Monica (plus fried clams), and I’m back from a stay in this fantastic new property from Lark Hotels to say that you need to put The Break–and Narragansett–at the top of your summer must-stay list.
  • Swimsuit + Coverup: All In the Details

    rachaelburrow
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today, I’m bringing you another swimsuit and coverup combination that wows. This pair is all about the details—we love the intricacies of both of these designs, but because the coverup is mostly white, it gives the outfit some balance.   Image courtesy of Amanda Perry A classic shape and sweetheart neckline balance this busy print. Also, it’s top-notch in construction—the shelf bra gives needed support, while the contrasting patterns on the stomach area lend a slimming effect. Helen Jon Island One-Piece in Marrakesh, $155   Image courtesy of manufacturer This…
  • Steele of the Week: LAKE Pajamas (Get 10% Off!)

    Steele Thomas Marcoux
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pima pajamas shorts set in Marine Stripe, $70* What’s better than super-soft, great-looking pajamas on a hot summer’s night? A deal on super-soft, great-looking pajamas! Enter LAKE, a new line of pima cotton nightgowns and short sets. Launched by Cassandra Cannon and Anne Read Lattimore in 2014, the Savannah, GA-based company recently added a line of silk basics (think tees, tanks, shorts, and pants that will make lounging look stylish) to its offerings. This week, Cassandra and Anne Read are offering 10% off all orders to Daily Catch readers. Read on to get to know the gals and…
  • View of the Day: Oahu, Hawaii

    Susan Hall Mahon
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    “Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.” —Paul Theroux Oahu, Hawaii, by @tminkin via Instagram For a chance to have your photo featured as our View of the Day, follow us on Instagram at @Coastal_Living and tag the image with #CLPicks. Listen to more beach music all day with Coastal Living Radio. Plus, More Hawaiian Inspiration: Tour this Open-Air House on Kona Discover a Hawaiian Dream Town
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    HOTELMARKETING.COM

  • Hotels have lost the traveler relationship to OTAs

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    Loyalty is no longer a main driver in the consumer travel decision. It may be part of the decision and helps determine the hotel consideration set, but price/value is king. One of the biggest influencers here is that in general, hotels have lost their connection with the traveler to the OTAs.
  • BCD Travel to roll out new hotel booking platform globally

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    Following successful client pilots in Europe, BCD Travel now is working to more broadly roll out its proprietary hotel booking platform, TripSource Hotels. TripSource Hotels combines content from GDS with that of leading hotel booking aggregators and private hotels.
  • HotelTonight and Lyft can now be expensed by 30M employees via Concur

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:08 am
    Concur, the travel management and expense toolset that was purchased about a year ago by SAP, announced that it is partnering with HotelTonight and Lyft to allow employees to easily expense the two services.
  • Hotel price drop alerts in Google Now

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    Google Now is powerful, but did you know that it will alert you about price changes to hotel reservations you've booked in the future? Google Now is able to read your emails, find your reservations and likely through Google Hotel Finder, scan for price changes.
  • Laterooms to ‘challenge’ traditional travel management

    markus.busch@hotelmarketing.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    Online bed bank Laterooms is to launch a new service targeting the corporate travel sector with the promise of no booking or modification fees. The brand, which is part of the TUI Group travel firm, said that it was offering a “fully-integrated” online platform for companies, which would “challenge traditional travel management solutions”.
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    MiceChat

  • Fab News: Juicy Rumors, 3rd Park, Hotel Changes and New Parking

    Shelly Valladolid
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Enjoying the calm before the storm, MiceChatters? Only a few weeks until the D23 Expo! While we wait, let’s see what’s going on in the news AND rumors. You asked for dirt and I dug…The post Fab News: Juicy Rumors, 3rd Park, Hotel Changes and New Parking appeared first on MiceChat.
  • DisAfterDark Season 3 Episode 20 – C What we did there

    Craig Lucas
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    We are joined in The Mouses Head by Jen Peace & she gives us a brilliant Trip Report from her last visit to Walt Disney World.  Jen & her family stayed at Fort Wilderness in a Caravan or Camper…The post DisAfterDark Season 3 Episode 20 – C What we did there appeared first on MiceChat.
  • Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration continues through a warm summer

    Andy Castro
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Disneyland continues through its big 60th Anniversary summer with hot temperatures and fairly moderate crowds. With the theme parks running at peak performance, there’s not much news as Disneyland gets ready to host big crowds…The post Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration continues through a warm summer appeared first on MiceChat.
  • Mousetalgia Podcast 353: Disneyland 60th birthday report

    Jeff Baham
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Visit Disneyland on July 17, 2015 with Jeff and Kristen as Mousetalgia reports from the park on its 60th birthday with location recordings as well as thoughts about the day. We listen in on Michael…The post Mousetalgia Podcast 353: Disneyland 60th birthday report appeared first on MiceChat.
  • Disneyland Paris Space Mountain Celebrates 20 Years

    Max
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hello everyone! We recently celebrated 20 years of Space Mountain in the Disneyland Paris. Indeed, after a six month refurb, shareholders of Euro Disney and fan websites were invited to rediscover the attraction and attend…The post Disneyland Paris Space Mountain Celebrates 20 Years appeared first on MiceChat.
 
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    A Luxury Travel Blog

  • Have you a hoard of unused foreign currency at home? Here’s a solution…

    Paul Johnson
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    If you’re like me, you probably have various small sums of money kicking about at home, in a variety of different currencies – and some for destinations you might not return to for years to come. Some of it you can’t even easily change back into your local currency as they’ll only accept notes of […] Have you a hoard of unused foreign currency at home? Here’s a solution… is a post from A Luxury Travel Blog The post Have you a hoard of unused foreign currency at home? Here’s a solution… appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
  • 6 unmissable experiences on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica

    Dahlia Nahome
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    The southern most tip of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica is one of the most difficult places to reach in the country but the journey is well worth the effort. It is also becoming one of the most popular spots in the country too as it has a combination of several incredible surf spots, […] 6 unmissable experiences on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica is a post from A Luxury Travel Blog The post 6 unmissable experiences on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
  • Interview with Lucy Fox, PR leader at RMG PR & Events

    Paul Johnson
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Lucy Fox is a travel and lifestyle PR working for luxury agency RMG PR & Events. She started her career running a first class travel business and has worked alongside many industry figureheads. As joint founder of Fox Rendall International, she was awarded the worldwide Hyatt Hotels account responsible for managing the UK press function. […] Interview with Lucy Fox, PR leader at RMG PR & Events is a post from A Luxury Travel Blog The post Interview with Lucy Fox, PR leader at RMG PR & Events appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
  • 6 of the best beaches for a special Summer in Spain

    Ron Otto
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Spain has 4,964 kilometers of coastline and between 150 and 300 days of sun, depending on where you are on around the peninsula. Not all beaches were created equal in Spain, many are rammed with people lying about like sea lions in front of miles and miles of unattractive hotels and out dated apartment buildings.  […] 6 of the best beaches for a special Summer in Spain is a post from A Luxury Travel Blog The post 6 of the best beaches for a special Summer in Spain appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
  • The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

    Sandra Potter
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Luxury comes in many forms; sometimes it is in 1000 thread count bed sheets, sometimes in the magic of seeing a bear in his natural habitat. Three species of bear call Canada home; the polar bear, king of the Arctic, the grizzly with his hump and long claws and the black bear who is the […] The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them is a post from A Luxury Travel Blog The post The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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    Discovering Puerto Rico

  • August Events

    BW
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Summer continues here in Puerto Rico, the kids are still not back at school (mid august) and so far the rain is staying away. Event highlights for August include the “SOFO” Culinary Fest, Boma & Plena Festival and the annual Festival de Agua Dulce. As always there will be plenty of things to do around the island, especially on weekends so lets see what’s happening this month. Aug 19-23, Old San Juan “SOFO” Culinary Fest 2015 The streets around South Fortaleza Street explode with amazing food, music and more during this popular 5 day food festival. No longer confined to just the…
  • Luquillo Food Kiosks: more than meets the eye

    BW
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:33 pm
    The Luquillo Food Kiosks, you know the ones you see on the left hand side of the road as you head to Luquillo Beach and or Fajardo. They are popular for a reason; they serve great food at really good prices. Yes, I will agree that some of them could do with a lick of paint and some are currently unoccupied, but that all adds up to the charm of the place. In fact in some of the newer Kiosks, look like regular restaurants from the inside. If you are looking for something typically Puerto Rican to do, then a visit to the Luquillo Food Kiosks should be on your list. We’ve visited several over…
  • The Outlet Mall @ Route 66

    BW
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Outlet Malls are a great place to shop for bargains and The Outlet Mall @ Route 66 is one of two outlet malls here in Puerto Rico, The other one being The Premium Outlets @ Barceloneta. The Route 66 Outlet Mall located just off the Route 66 Toll Road that takes you to El Yunque and Fajardo, cnsists of 1 large main building with around 70 shops and 40 or so corridor modules all under 1 roof. The mall is basically one long corridor with shops from brands such as: Burlingtons, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Nike, Kenneth Cole, Gymboree, Guess, Gap Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger and more lining the corridor.
  • Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo 2015

    Brian
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    September 26 – 27, 2015 sees the 6th installment of the Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo. For the 6th year running the Puerto Rico Convention Center will be home to over 140 exhibitors specializing in Coffee, Chocolate and for the first time Tea. Yes, this year the Coffee and Chocolate Expo also has a Tea Pavilion. The 2 day event is the largest exhibition of the coffee and chocolate industry in the Caribbean and is aimed at families, food lovers and industry professionals; with tasting stations, coffee and food demonstrations and entertainment for all the family. Some of the islands…
  • High End Shopping @ The Mall of San Juan

    BW
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    The Mall of San Juan brings the ‘High End’ shopping experience to Puerto Rico anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. The mall which is located across from the San Jose Lagoon (and San Juan Airport) opened on March 26, 2015 Shopping Options Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom are the main anchor stores at the mall and mark the first time that such ‘luxury’ retailers have entered the Puerto Rican market. Other ‘upscale retailers’ that will call The mall of San Juan their home include: Louis Vuitton Hervé Léger, Jimmy Choo, Versace to name a few. The mall will also have big name…
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    Travel Happy

  • No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

    Chris Mitchell
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. You do not need to stop and purchase a separate Visa On Arrival which was typically $35 USD. You just go straight to Passport Control and the officials will stamp your passport with an immigration stamp allowing you to stay in Indonesia for 30 days. You then proceed…
  • 12 Years Of Travel: Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

    Chris Mitchell
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are a backpacker haven with great beaches and cheap scuba diving Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia 28 June 2006, 9 Years Ago This Week: I’d been commissioned to write a story about diving in the Perhentian Islands by Asian Diver magazine – while it’s a bit of a trek to get there, the sense of really being on a paradise island was hard to shake. (I wrote up a quick guide to diving the Perhentians if you’re interested in exploring underwater rather than just up top). I haven’t been back to the Perhentians…
  • No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

    Chris Mitchell
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to apply for a tourist visa from July 2015. Citizens of those countries can simply arrive in Vietnam without needing to obtain a visa beforehand. Travellers from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain can stay for a maximum of 15 days in Vietnam…
  • 12 Years Of Travel: Bangkok Canal Bike Ride

    Chris Mitchell
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    One of the best ways to see everyday Bangkok is to take a bike ride into the sprawling suburbs Bangkok Canal Bike Ride 21 June 2014, 1 Year Ago This Week: Most people greet the idea of cycling in Bangkok with some variation of “Are you insane?”. And while the city’s traffic can be dangerous, there are plenty of ways to circumnavigate it. Bangkok’s canals, or Klongs, used to be the main arteries of the city before being filled in to make way for roads – however, they still exist and following them makes not only for a safe ride (provided you don’t fall in)…
  • 12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

    Chris Mitchell
    14 Jun 2015 | 5:22 pm
    London is steeped in history, but it’s also shaping the future of how we control the landscape Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London 10 June 2012, 3 Years Ago This Week: I spent a few days in Greenwich for my 40th birthday – it seemed appropriate to go back to the Source Of All Time as I celebrated being (hopefully) halfway through mine. I remember Greenwich as a kid being quite grotty – my parents took me to see the magnificiently restored Cutty Sark tea clipper – but now it’s full-blown Heritage London, and deservedly so – it’s one of London’s…
 
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    Uncornered Market

  • Offbeat Treks: 11 Hikes You’re Not Considering…But Should

    Audrey Scott
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    By Audrey ScottI only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. — John MuirWhen we first set out on our journey years ago, treks — especially of the long, multi-day variety — weren’t a priority on our activity list. Sure we enjoyed hikes and walks, but trekking wasn’t something we actively sought out. Instead, over the years we’ve found ourselves increasingly drawn to long walks in the mountains that allow us to disconnect from the busy world while connecting more with nature and ultimately…
  • The Lost City Trek, Colombia: All You Need to Know

    Audrey Scott
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    By Audrey ScottWe were out of breath, having just climbed 1,200 stone steps when Celso, our indigenous guide, called for us to join him around a group of stones arranged in a circle in a clearing. In the middle of the circle stood another square stone on top of which lay a pile of coca leaves placed as an offering. Celso explained with trademark calm in a slow, deliberate voice, “This is a place where we should let go of our impurities, our negative thoughts and emotions.” We stood in silence, not only to “cleanse” ourselves so that we might better experience this sacred site, but…
  • Travel to Colombia: First Impressions

    Audrey Scott
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    By Audrey ScottCall it my imagination. While I looked forward to our visit to Colombia, I harbored the occasional image of thuggy bush-mustached Colombian narco-gangsters and aggressive gold cap-toothed street thieves shaking me down in the back shadows of Bogota or Medellin. (Yes, I realize I’ve probably watched one too many bad airplane movies.)Colombia, thankfully, was altogether different. We spent time on our own, under the auspices of friends, on tours, in cities, way up in the hills, on the coast, and in destinations in between.No narco-gangsters. No untoward experiences, for…
  • Adventures in Silence: A Vipassana 10-Day Meditation Retreat

    Daniel Noll
    26 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    By Daniel NollThis is my story about recently completing a 10-day course in Vipassana meditation in Malaysia. It’s also a story about impermanence. Day four. It was 90 degrees outside, maybe pushing 95. Inside the meditation hall, I had been in some form of a restless, tortured cross-legged meditation posture for a total approaching six hours that day. It was 2:00 P.M. and I was in the midst of what one might informally refer to as a “body scan.” I was systematically surveying the surface of my body for sensations when I again faced a familiar barrier.I sat hunched over at the…
  • Next Up: Exploring Colombia and Finding The Lost City

    Audrey Scott
    15 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    By Audrey ScottWe’re headed to Colombia tomorrow. We’re off to see a country we were supposed to visit five years ago. We’ll be on the trail for Colombian culture — from the Andes to the Pacific to the Caribbean — and to find The Lost City along the way. The colorful streets of Cartagena, Colombia. Colombia. It’s one of the countries that got away during the 15 months we traveled through Latin America a few years ago. We didn’t skip it because of safety concerns — in fact, even at that time ever more travelers were saying the opposite and urging us…
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    theworldwidewill.com

  • Andrew Harper on Family Safaris

    World Wide Will
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    An African safari is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences you can share with your children or grandchildren. Even monosyllabic teenagers accustomed to spending their waking lives staring at cell phones find themselves incapable of indifference when confronted by the immense Serengeti savanna or the teeming floodplains…
  • A New Precedent On the Horizon- Letter from the President

    World Wide Will
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    MedjetAssist set the standard for air medical transport by offering travelers the first hospital-of-choice membership program in the United States. Now Medjet is setting a new standard in travel protection with Medjet Horizon.
  • Planning Tips for Machu Picchu

    World Wide Will
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    I am an explorer at heart. This is something that I came to realize at the age of 16 when I spent two weeks of my summer break touring the Mayan ruins of Mexico with my Spanish class. Since that summer many years ago I have had the good fortune to experience many adventures including trecking the jungles of the Amazon, snorkeling the waters of the Galapagos and taking in the glorious sunrise over Angkor Wat. All great adventures but one particular place has always held my fancy, Machu Picchu. This summer I finally got my chance to visit this lost city of the Incas and it was every bit as…
  • 7 Tips For Traveling With Teens | by Marcus Woolf, TheAdventurePost.com

    World Wide Will
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    As Robin’s story demonstrates, adventure travel can have a significant, positive influence on a teenager, and Joan said Journeys International has seen growing demand for family trips that are teen-friendly. Whether it’s rafting in Costa Rica, hiking in Peru or exploring anime in Japan, Journeys International has developed a wide variety of trips for families with older children. Joan shared with us a few thoughts on traveling with teens, and she pointed out how to ensure that a teen will enjoy a family trip.
  • Medjet Health Update: Atypical Day on the Job in Burundi

    World Wide Will
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    In early April, 2015, FocusPoint International, Inc. (FPI) who provides Crisis Assistance Plus™ (CAP) for the MedjetAssist Horizon Program, was contacted by a combined FPI and Medjet client requesting assistance and support for personnel assigned to the country of Burundi, due to the escalating threat of political violence in that country.
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    Information About Alaska

  • Tularemia Warning for Alaskans

    valdez
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Recently the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced in a press release that a resident of North Pole has contracted Tularemia or Rabbit Fever and issued a tularemia warning for Alaskans. This man became ill after skinning an Arctic hare earlier in the year. The agency notes that Colorado is reporting its largest […] The post Tularemia Warning for Alaskans appeared first on Information About Alaska.
  • Alaska Fish and Game Online Store Opened

    valdez
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    The State of Alaska has opened the Alaska Fish and Game Online Store operated by its Department of Fish and Game. This site will allow a person to purchase and print out a number of different hunting and fishing license products and facilitates the ordering of other items that need to be shipped to the […] The post Alaska Fish and Game Online Store Opened appeared first on Information About Alaska.
  • Glacier Change from Icefield to Ocean Affects the Future

    valdez
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    Glacier icefields cover a significant part of Alaska and they effect the state’s resource based economy. Power generation, tourism activities and fish productivity are all influence by the behavior of glaciers. Glacier change from icefield to ocean affects Alaska’s future. Shad O’Neel, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey has coauthored a paper that begins […] The post Glacier Change from Icefield to Ocean Affects the Future appeared first on Information About Alaska.
  • Arctic Charting Operations Planned for 2015

    valdez
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    As the waters of Alaska see increasing use due to thinning ice, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced plans to conduct Arctic charting operations from Unimark Pass in the Aleutian Islands through the Bering Strait into the Chukchi Sea during 2015. Working with the Coast Guard to collect hydrographic data, the organization […] The post Arctic Charting Operations Planned for 2015 appeared first on Information About Alaska.
  • Hetta Logging Camp Medevac

    valdez
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Petty Officer 2nd Class John Kline, an aviation survival technician from Air Station Sitka, and two loggers from the Hetta Logging Camp prepare Nick Brazil, 55, for transport to Ketchikan from the camp 17 miles east of Hydaburg after a logging accident July 28, 2011. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew were […] The post Hetta Logging Camp Medevac appeared first on Information About Alaska.
 
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    Smith Travel Blog

  • Coppersmith, Melbourne: hotel of the week

    Team Smith
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    Even among Melbourne‘s quirky cityscape of elegant Victorian houses, skyscrapers and gardens, Coppersmith stands out. This gourmet pub-cum-boutique hotel offers a colourful history, a warm welcome and that home-away-from-home feeling. So settle into your comfy digs for a long weekend of bar scouting, fashion foraging and damn fine cuisine. STYLE MADE IN MELBOURNE SETTING SCENIC CLARENDON STREET WHY THIS WEEK?  Winter (June to August) in Melbourne may be a little cold and wet, but that makes it the perfect time to check out the best of the city’s art galleries and fashion…
  • Five reasons to visit Malta in summer

    Matt Farquharson
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:18 am
    So the calendar’s open and smack in the middle of summer is an empty weekend. What to do? Beach escape or city break? History and culture or warm waters and hidden coves? If decision-making is a problem, head to Malta in summer and do the lot. A three-hour flight from the UK, the Mediterranean island is eminently weekend-able and we’re yet to find a holiday checkbox it doesn’t tick. Set splash in the middle of the Med, Malta (and little sisters Gozo and Comino) has spent millennia being tossed from one empire to another, resulting in a rich mishmash of architecture and a kaleidoscopic…
  • Hospes Palacio de los Patos: hotel of the week

    Rachel Juarez-Carr
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    Have you met Granada, the history-steeped Spanish beauty that’s part elaborate Moorish citadel, part cultured flamenco hotspot, and all gloriously sun baked? Make Hospes Palacio de los Patos hotel your home from home and pretend to be a stylish local for a few hot summer nights…  STYLE Whims ancient and modern SETTING Shopping streets of downtown Granada WHY THIS WEEK? We’re halfway through summer already, so if you’ve been putting off making holiday plans then now’s the time. Spain is, of course, spectacularly popular when the sun’s shining, but…
  • The Chamberlain West Hollywood, Los Angeles: hotel of the week

    Amelia Mularz
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Lately we’ve been fixated on the rolling Hollywood Hills, the action-packed Sunset Strip and the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica. Yes, we’re California dreamin’ this week, including a stay at West Hollywood’s most stylish escape, The Chamberlain.   Premier One Bedroom Suite STYLE Retro Hollywood hideout SETTING Walk to WeHo WHY THIS WEEK? There’s still time to make the summer of ’15 go down in the books as the most free-wheeling, couldn’t-forget-it-if-you-tried experience of your life. Well, that is of course until fall ’15 gives it a…
  • Here’s to Argentina: a gourmet trip along Mendoza’s wine route

    Kate Weir
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    Rich red Malbec pumps through the heart of Mendoza’s wine route: an intoxicating trail past vine-carpeted desert plains and Andean foothills.  We’ve crafted an itinerary that crosses the most fertile terroir, with stops at a historic finca, forward-thinking winery and eco-friendly estate; so prep your tasting notes and get ready to rhapsodise about bouquets… FINCA ADALGISA A fine vintage, Finca Adalgisa in Chacras de Coria has been tended by the Furlotti-Moretti family for more than 100 years. During that time they’ve refined their robust red and created a wine…
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    Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

  • 10 Simple Tips to Help You Avoid Getting Sick When You Travel

    NomadicMatt
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    I get a lot of questions about health care on the road – “How can I avoid getting sick? What need vaccines? What happens when I do get sick?” Since I’m not a doctor, I don’t like giving medical advice so I’ve asked Mike Huxley, a registered nurse and author of the blog Bemused Backpacker to write a few articles on health and safety when you travel. His first article focused on creating the perfect first aid kit. This article features easy ways to stay healthy on the road. Getting sick is a part of everyday life, and being on the road doesn’t exempt you from that…
  • Take FLYTE: How You Can Help Students Get a Better Education and Travel More

    NomadicMatt
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Travel is a powerful agent for change. It broadens our horizons and helps us find our purpose. Think about the first time you traveled overseas. Remember those feelings of freedom, possibility, and excitement you had? Remember what got you hooked and made you say “I need to do more of this!”? Think about how travel has been a positive influence on your life and how it’s connected you to people and communities that you never thought you would get to know. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to travel — especially young students. Not everyone has parents to take them on…
  • How to Shoot the Perfect Travel Photograph

    NomadicMatt
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    ­Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, continues his five part series on taking better travel photos. Photographs are important for the memories they represent. You look at a picture and it conjures up thoughts, feelings, and smells that take you back to a long forgotten place so Laurence is here to help us take better pictures! Part two of the series is on how to get the perfect shot. In my first post in this series, I talked about the key compositional rules that you can use to create better travel photos. If you’re new to this series, I recommend you…
  • My 28 Favorite Places to Visit in the US

    NomadicMatt
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    From sea to shining sea, the United States is home to a diverse landscape — both culturally and physically. Spending months traveling across its vast landscape gave me a deep appreciation for all my country has to offer. After travelling 13,000 miles across the continental United States this spring (and more, if you count my previous road trip in 2006), I wanted to share some of my favorite destinations with you. I’ve already talked about my favorite restaurants and lessons learned, so it only seems proper to end the road trip posts with my favorite 28 destinations: (Note: This list is…
  • A Lesson in Kindess While Hitchhiking Through Iceland

    NomadicMatt
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    “Where are you going?” he asked from the driver’s seat. “Thingeyri,” I replied. A confused look appeared on the man’s face. “Thingeyri,” I said again, this time changing the intonation in my voice. “Ahh, Thingeyri! Yes, I can take you there!” I had been standing alone by the side of the road for two hours, hoping someone would give me a lift. Earlier that morning I’d taken the ferry to Brjánslækur, where I naïvely assumed the bus would align with the ferry’s arrival. But after landing, the dock master corrected that assumption: there wasn’t a bus until 6:30 p.m. I…
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    The Word From The Timeshare Crusader

  • Five and Almost 10 With...Joe Nahman

    Lisa Ann Schreier, The Timeshare Crusader
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Today we meet Joe Nahman, CEO of RMC Resort Management in South Carolina and an Advisory Board Member of the National Timeshare Owners Association. 1.  What was your first job in timeshare?      Property Manager 2.  What was the greatest lesson you've ever been taught?      People may forget what you say or what you do, but they will never forget how you make      them feel. 3.  Where is your favorite vacation spot?      Hilton Head Island 4.  If you…
  • What Changes Can Starwood Timeshare Owners Expect?

    Lisa Ann Schreier, The Timeshare Crusader
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    You've probably heard the news that Starwood (HOT) expects to "spin-off" its timeshare division in the near future.While this may have significant affect on the stock value of both Starwood and the new entity, to be called Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc., we here at the timeshare blog are more interested in the affects to individual timeshare owners.We posed some questions to Starwood and received these answers from someone who wants to be identified as "a spokesperson for Starwood Vacation Ownership": ·         For an average SVO current owner,…
  • I'm Mad As Hell, But I Don't Know How To Fix Things

    Lisa Ann Schreier, The Timeshare Crusader
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Everyday I receive an average of three e-mails from timeshare owners who are confused, feel ripped off and want out.  I can only assist them so much as I'm a writer and an educator, I don't buy or sell timeshare, I'm not an attorney and everyone knows that it is nearly impossible to "get out" of a timeshare, particularly when there are thousands still owed on it.   Day after day these e-mails come in and day after day I try my very best to find out why these consumers don't seek out any assistance PRIOR to buying a timeshare, only afterwards.Here's the unedited e-mail that…
  • 7 Questions You Had Better Be Asking

    Lisa Ann Schreier, The Timeshare Crusader
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Ah, summer vacation season is here.  Beaches, theme parks, tourist attractions, dining, cities and oh yes, for millions of people, one or several timeshare sales presentations. As I've said for years, timeshare can be a great thing for some people.  However, you had better be asking something more than "how much is it?" before making any decisions. Here are some starter questions: 1)    Do you understand all the terms and conditions of the contract?2)    What are the current maintenance fees?3)    What is the five (5)…
  • Bluebell Ice Cream Understands "It"

    Lisa Ann Schreier, The Timeshare Crusader
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    Lately, Blue Bell Ice Cream has made some mistakes...some of them serious.However, they maintain a loyal following in part, because of their ability to recognize, fix and move on from those errors.Take a look at this video clip:http://wordofmouth.org/blog/wom-tip-223-owning-your-mistakes-is-just-as-remarkable-as-fixing-them/#comment-19748The difference between Blue Bell and other companies is quite simple:  they don't operate in an us vs. them mindset, they own their mistakes, they talk about them and above all, they are mistakes, they don't have a history of unfulfilled promises,…
 
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  • Sicily, Real and Imagined

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
      Trapani, Sicily: Both Real and Imagined :) On the coast of this legendary island, the author lets her imagination go Toner de Bonagia, a small fishing village in Sicily. Cathy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Quebec City: A True Foodie's City

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
      Eating Our Way through Quebec City A True Foodie Town with a lot more than Poutine! By Margie Goldsmith Louis Jolliet on River Cruise, dressed like the historical figure.  “Eating... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Georgia: Gullah Geechee Heritage

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Recycling an Old South Coastal Georgia sunset By Herb Hiller Can boondock trails save the vanishing South? Can cyclists on thousand-dollar bikes restore a fading way of life? Alone on Sapelo... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Vacation Confidence is Rising, but Budgets are Falling

    25 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    A Changing Vacation Climate Americans are going on vacations again after putting them off because of the recession, By Andy Christian Castillo Read More... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Summer Travel Gadgets

    24 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
      Must-Have Travel Gadgets Perfect for the Sunny Summer Weather Vitalsox Graduated Compression By Danielle Aihini   Compression Socks by Vitalsox Long distance flyers need to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Chasing Demons In The Night

    Captain Bill
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    By Chris Kilham, Yuri arrives at the ayahuasca camp preceded by mystery. Vague hints of witchcraft during the afternoon have presaged his portentous entrance. Yuri is doughy, quiet, innocuous in appearance for a guy under a black cloud. Slightly under six feet in height and with a linebacker’s girth, this is a Ukrainian raised on potatoes, vodka, and pelmeni, little meat-filled dumplings. He moves at a moderate pace, no hurry, fingers slightly curled, a full head of short black hair atop a round Eurasian face, a Trojan horse of restrained spirits just itching to bust loose. He is a long way…
  • My elusive quest to support Amazon forest conservation and communities

    Captain Bill
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    By Campbell Plowden, Executive Director, Center for Amazon Community Ecology Campbell Plowden My first foray into Amazon conservation was a three month trip in 1986 through Brazil and other countries to get a first-hand look at the drivers of deforestation. I visited logging and ranching operations, and toured the giant Carajas iron ore mine, Balbina dam and colonization projects to see how these development schemes were transforming the region’s landscape. I also spent several weeks in the jungle and dry coastal forest of Peru to document how men caught parrots and other wild birds for the…
  • Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises Number One On TripAdvisor

    Captain Bill
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises ranks number one on TripAdvisor Good news. I joined TripAdvisor over seven years ago, in October 2007. It took a lot of time to figure out how to list Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises, and I agonized over which category was most appropriate, (there is no cruise category), and after much thought and worry, I listed Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises under Things to do in Iquitos – Activities. I paid almost no attention to TripAdvisor back then. It was over a year before we got our first review, and over another year before we got our second…
  • How You Can Help The Children

    Captain Bill
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Marmelita delivering school supplies to the teacher of the river village school in Mishana. If you are planning to travel to Iquitos Peru for an Amazon River cruise or to stay at a lodge, or even just to visit for a day, and you want to help children in need, you can make a big difference in the lives of the children who live in the remote villages along the rivers you will visit. In theory, education in Peru is free from age 7 – 16, however in practice education is poorly financed and inaccessible in rural areas such as the villages along the rivers in the Amazon jungle. Every small…
  • The Other National Reserve, Allpahuayo Mishana

    Captain Bill
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve 3 pound black piranha caught in Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, with Dawn on the Amazon While most people in Iquitos are infatuated with Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, one of my favorite places on God’s green earth is up the Nanay River into Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve. Some of the most precious outdoor memories of my life are from there, including one of the best days fishing I have ever had. You can Google Allphauayo Mishana and learn about the rare geology of the white-sand forest, its amazing bio-diversity, and the many endemic species…
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  • PHOTO: Old Town Hall in Bamberg, Germany

    Barbara Weibel
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Click on above photo to view it in large format: Built in the middle of the Regnitz River, the 14th century Old Town Hall in Bamberg, Germany features a facade decorated with trompe d’oeil frescoes. One of the many magnificent sites seen during my Grand European Tour with Viking River Cruises. (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)The post PHOTO: Old Town Hall in Bamberg, Germany appeared first on Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel.
  • A Cultural Moment in Regensburg, Germany

    Barbara Weibel
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Cruises are not a great way to get to know places in any depth. At most, guests have a few hours in each destination. But they are a good way to sample a variety of destinations, in order to know which places might be worth a return visit, and this is exactly what happened in Germany during my Grand European Tour with Viking River. I liked Miltenberg, Rothenburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Passau, but I loved Regensburg. It’s hard to say exactly why Regensburg made such an impression on me. The woman who conducted our walking tour was an impressive guide – among the best so far on our…
  • PHOTO: Pretty Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

    Barbara Weibel
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Click on above photo to view it in large format: Siebers Tower is one of many entrances to the medieval city walls in pretty Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. One of the many magnificent sites seen during my Grand European Tour with Viking River Cruises. (Visited 70 times, 70 visits today)The post PHOTO: Pretty Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany appeared first on Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel.
  • PHOTO: St. James Church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

    Barbara Weibel
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Click on above photo to view it in large format: St. James Church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, in the Bavarian part of southern Germany, is on the pilgrimage route to St. James Church in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. One of the many magnificent sites seen during my Grand European Tour with Viking River Cruises. (Visited 52 times, 52 visits today)The post PHOTO: St. James Church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany appeared first on Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel.
  • PHOTO: Gasthaus zum Riesen (Giant’s Inn) in Miltenberg, Germany

    Barbara Weibel
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Click on above photo to view it in large format: Gasthaus zum Riesen (Giant’s Inn) in Miltenberg, Germany is one of the oldest operating (if not the oldest) Inns in the country, as one of the oldest in the world. One of the many magnificent sites seen during my Grand European Tour with Viking River Cruises. (Visited 34 times, 34 visits today)The post PHOTO: Gasthaus zum Riesen (Giant’s Inn) in Miltenberg, Germany appeared first on Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel.
 
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  • Nepal in two weeks: planning a visit with a 14 day itinerary

    Dave from The Longest Way Home
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Looking to spend up to 14 days in Nepal? From the golden loop to the sliver triangle and more. Here are the itineraries you need to make the most out of your trip! Can you have a great time in Nepal with only two weeks? Long trips to Nepal are the best way to get the most from this great country. However this is not always possible with today’s working lifestyle. I’ve already written a popular one week itinerary for Nepal. However, if you have 14 days you’ll fit twice as much into your trip plan which is even better! With new budget airline routes from Bangkok, Kuala…
  • Sukhothai temples at night

    Dave from The Longest Way Home
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    The magnificent Wat Sa Si at night Visiting Sukhothai Historical Park at Night Most people only think about visiting Sukhothai Historical park during the day. I highly recommend you try to visit it at night when it is lit up beautifully. You’ll get all the temples in a beautiful setting & see few people One of the reasons very few people visit Sukhothai historical park at night is that there’s very little information about it being open at night. Including at the park! Saturday night lights at Sukhothai Historical Park During peak season in Thailand the authorities at…
  • Beef in gravy Thai style

    Dave from The Longest Way Home
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Thai Beef & Gravy – not what you might think! Give Thai beef and gravy a try! I’m a big beef fan but not much of a beef and gravy fan. It’s also never been something that I’ve found done well in Asia. Usually beef in gravy has been thinly sliced bits of beef in a gelatinous sauce. I decided to give Thailand’s beef and gravy a try recently and was pleasantly surprised. It’s certainly not a “western” version of this dish. And, it’s key to never think about this version either. In some ways it’s better not to think of it as beef in…
  • Wat Sra Sri & the lesser known temples of Sukhothai Historial Park

    Dave from The Longest Way Home
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Wat Sra Sri And Tra Pang Tra Kuan in Sukhothai, Thailand Unknown & lesser visited temples of Sukhothai Historical Park Most of the big impressive temples have already been covered in my guide to Sukhothai Historical Park. They are all really worth visiting as obligatory – must sees. But what of the others that you’ll walk by on the way? Those large brick chedi’s, broken wats and in some cases chunks of stone scattered around a field, are they worth visiting? Let’s take a look at the other side of Sukhothai and the ruins that you might be passing like everyone else…
  • Thai food: Sukhothai Noodles

    Dave from The Longest Way Home
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:30 pm
    A bowl of spicy Sukhothai noodles in Thailand Sukhothai’s own dish is very much worth a try Also called “kuaytiaw Sukhothai” or “kwit-teow Sukhothai” this dish is Sukhothai’s own speciality noodle dish. It’s spicy sour and meaty. There are however several variation on this dish. Nearly every restaurant in Sukhothai I went into had a different take on it. A bowl of seriously spicy Sukhothai noodles However the base ingredients remain the same. Noodles. Flat noodles made from rice to be precise. It’s worth noting that this dish was spicy hot…
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  • Discovering Gdansk On a Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Donna Hull
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    Walking through the beautifully reconstructed old town of Gdansk. On an early September morning, the sun illuminates pastel colored buildings lining Long Market Street in Old Town, the historic center of Gdansk, Poland. Up ahead, the clock tower of the 13th century Town Hall vies for my attention. I stop to marvel at the old world architecture as I get my bearings. According to Rick Steves, the Polish city “boasts one of the most picturesque old quarters in Europe.” It’s a colorful start to a self-guided Gdansk walking tour that’s perfect for a do-it-yourself Baltic…
  • News for the Week

    Donna Hull
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    What happens when a cruise excursion goes wrong? We tell you in our article about riding the Flam Railway in Norway. From Donna: Nicole is on vacation until the end of August, lucky girl, so it’s just me clueing you in on our News for the Week.  By now, you’ve probably read news reports about the Reynolds Creek fire that’s closed down a portion of Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Are you scheduled for a vacation in the area in the next few weeks? Don’t cancel it! Currently the fire covers only 1% of Glacier National Park’s one million acres. And…
  • Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

    Donna Hull
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    Many Glacier Hotel has a prime spot at the edge of Swiftcurrent Lake What are your favorite hotels in Glacier National Park? Alan and I are often asked this question. And, without hesitation, we answer, “Many Glacier Hotel.” A canoe ride is waiting for you at Many Glacier Hotel Location, location, location. If you’re looking for world-class views and access to some of the best hiking trails in Glacier National Park, Many Glacier Hotel wins hands down, in my boomer traveler opinion. But I’ll be the first to admit that the rooms aren’t anything to write home about. Basic and rustic…
  • Visiting Lyon, the “Capital of Lights”

    A Guest Writer
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Travelers looking for oodles of history and culture, not to mention culinary exquisiteness, will bask in all that France has to offer. From the ever-so-crowded Paris to smaller towns like Avignon or Perouges, travelers can really experience a variety of traditional French life as well as more modern customs. Today’s guest writer Jan Ross, from Wanderlust Wonder, takes us on a cultural tour of one of France’s most intriguing cities when we visit Lyon. View of Lyon and the Saone River Lyon, like many French cities, is beautiful, charming, and historic. But it is truly unique in its…
  • News for the Week

    Donna Hull
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    From Donna: The weather has cooled off for now and it’s beautiful in Montana. But Alan and I are each headed out of town to visit our Moms, who live in opposite directions of the US. How do you manage long distance caregiving of elderly parents? It’s a dilemma for many boomers, including us. We recommend building in a bit of travel fun on the back end of the trip for destressing. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work for us this time. Cruised to Barcelona before? The next time your ship docks here, follow our lead, book a tour to Montserrat. Don’t forget that we’re…
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  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates Peru

    Ellen Perlman
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:32 pm
    The culture of Peru is on display on the Mall in Washington, D.C., until Sunday. Catch Peru: Pachamama (Mother Earth) if you can. Most of you can't, but I would say put the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on your travel to-do list, should you ever visit D.C. in late June or early July. The Smithsonian does a great job of bringing in people, culture, crafts, food and more, from places all over the world. Last year...
  • Loving solo dining. Or at least not hating it.

    Ellen Perlman
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:57 am
    There are people I know who will jump out of perfectly good airplanes or ski double black diamond slopes in Utah who are afraid to dine out alone in a nice restaurant. Afraid! In this enjoyable story on dining solo, the writer describes it this way: When chilling out at home with a bowl of popcorn gets old, I opt for the solo dining experience – the next best thing to a bubble bath, except...
  • For solo travel, tap anyone you or your friends know

    Ellen Perlman
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am
    You have friends, right? And they have friends? And relatives, too? Well, what are you waiting for? TAP THEM. You don't have to know them well, or even at all. They just have to live someplace you want to go. That's how I decided I could go to Ecuador without a travel companion. The thought of landing alone after dark in Quito, the capital city, was nerve wracking otherwise. But my childhood friend's husband's uncle's...
  • Solo travel around the world in the pre-Internet era

    Ellen Perlman
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Imagine a woman traveling the world alone...a half century ago. I'm sure it wasn't common, certainly not as common as today. I was intrigued when I learned about the experiences of such a woman from her daughter, Jane Stein, who found her mother's travel logs and turned those adventures into a children's book on travel. Today I'm running a guest post that Jane wrote. I enjoyed reading the tidbits she listed on her website to...
  • Superstar of solo travel meeting new people wherever she goes

    Ellen Perlman
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    I now have a solo travel idol. Her name is Laura and she's 25. She and her friend Alexa, two country girls from the (still) United Kingdom stayed with me in August, a few days before Alexa had to fly home and Laura was getting ready to continue traveling around the U.S. on her own for two months. In return for a few nights at my place, the two of them cooked me dinner and...
 
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  • How We Found Home

    Christine Gilbert
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:49 pm
    The next day at Disney, we had a wonderful time. It’s hard to believe looking back as these photos we were just 24 short hours away from upending our lives. Click to view slideshow. By the end of the day we were all full. Just stuffed with joy. But I still felt like we were on the precipice. I couldn’t really think about what happens next, to wrap my brain around moving to Peru over Barcelona, to get a handle on yet another big move, to yet another unknown city, in yet another foreign land. I just wanted to sleep. Stella did plenty of that as my proxy: The next day we were driving…
  • When It’s Time to Evaluate if “Working Anywhere” is Really Worth It

    Christine Gilbert
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    I was going through my photos from Disney and I found this series of shots we took — I had completely forgotten about them. It was the second day and we spent 45 minutes waiting in line for the Toy Story parachute drop ride. So did this guy: Do you see him? Let’s look a little closer: “Oh hi, don’t mind me, I’m just working on my HP laptop while waiting in line at Disneyland Paris with my kids, balancing this beast of a machine on the top of my front-facing backpack. This is normal. Nothing to see here. My life is fine. Don’t ask me questions…”…
  • This Is Not My Beautiful Life

    Christine Gilbert
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
      Hello, Stella. You see, you go to Disney for the kids, but really, it’s for the adults, who are straight-up junkies for the joy-of-children. When we arrived, we were in a weird spot. Our friend just died, leaving behind two beautiful babies, about the same age as our kids. Drew had been at their house six weeks before, for the NYC film festival screening and it kept hitting us, over and over again. “Wyatt is gone.” We met our friend Kayt in Disneyland and it was fun. But Drew and I felt like ghosts, moving around this massive theme park, hanging out with a friend that…
  • Stepping into the Bizarro World of Disney

    Christine Gilbert
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:54 pm
    We arrived late in the day at the Dream Castle Hotel, outside Disneyland Paris. I wasn’t quite ready for the shift from camping. We were a little haggard and road weary, having made the trip up from Barcelona so quickly. Then BOOM we’re in Disneyland, dragging our suitcases and grocery bags into the main lobby, smoothing down our hair and clothes as we crossed the atrium, trying to look something a little more respectable. My friend Kayt was already in town, she and I made plans to meet at the theme park months beforehand, but somehow I kept forgetting to book something, to…
  • 72 Days of Summer

    Christine Gilbert
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hey guys, I’m running a summer offer on my online blogging course. For the first 72 people who sign up, it’s just $72. Or it ends in 72 days, whichever comes first. (Starting Sept 5th, I’m raising the price to $299). According to this list, there are 2300 travel blogs of some size. Let that number roll around in your mouth: two thousand three hundred blogs. Even I am daunted by that number and I’ve been around forever. I posted that link in my Blog Brilliantly group and here is one of the responses: “I have to thank Christine Gilbert for kicking my arse (in a…
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  • I want iTour Beaufort

    Burton Sauls
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Conceived, created, produced, and published in Beaufort, SC with 100% local talent: writers, voices, singers, musicians, and visionary partners. iTourBeaufort will launch very soon. CDs will be available in retailers and gift shops. Downloads will be available via custom ecommerce websites - virtual stores for the websites of Penn Center, Hunting Island, and Fort Fremont.For insider updates or to get a smart cool business tool for yourself, click and Contact Us.Digital assets generate revenue, action, results.  My notion is to use content to drive ecommerce. Authentic local voices…
  • Call for Memories, Voices, Tour Guides

    Burton Sauls
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    We're using our maintenance period as a birthing process - with an open call for new voices, new tales, tours, and an invitation for any entity (org, biz) to get on the new media platform. Browse the site, then contact us with your ideas or questions. We're ready to help you produce, publish, and monetize yourself. "Our clients like our high production standards and ace Southern storytelling. We capture the authentic sense of place with personal, customizable experiences."
  • Story of Childhood on St. Helena Island, SC

    Burton Sauls
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    A remote Sea Island Lowcountry childhood is the source of rich storytelling skills and the material to draw from. In this CityTrex podcast episode, the Friends of Hunting Island take us to meet Doctor Jonas Gadson, currently a Minister with the Beaufort Church of Christ. He's a local who went to the mainland to have a career with Xerox and with Eastman Kodak, then returned home to found a church and serve his native community. It's fitting that this podcast is published prior to Mother's Day 2014, because, as you'll hear, "Everything I am today I owe it to God and I owe it to my marvelous…
  • Salt water drowns and saves

    Burton Sauls
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:16 pm
    CityTrex and Lowcountry author Roger Pinckney combine talents to tell two stories about one constant: the salt water that surrounds us can sustain us but also can take away our loved ones. The water took away a good man, Willis Frazier, 50, of Hilton Head, during a storm offshore. A river of the same water helps us save our souls. In this dispatch of Radio Free Daufuskie, Roger Pinckney reports on two current events on our barrier islands. Click Here to Hear it in QuickTimeabout 6 minutes "The Lord is working, the river is flowing, we're all doing good." Shall we gather at the river? . .
  • Singing the World Awake

    Burton Sauls
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    ALERT: Postponed due to medical Emergency. Stay Tuned for update. Vocalist Heather Houston (Santa Cruz, CA) and Host Pat Keown (Beaufort, SC)  discuss the CD tour: "Singing the World Awake Community Sing with Prayers for the Water", offered as a gift to our community by Threshold Singers of the Lowcountry. ALERT: Postponed due to medical Emergency. Stay Tuned for update. Friday April 17th, 2015. OLLI Event - Open to the PublicFriday, April 17   3:00-4:30 (click for map) USCB Beaufort Campus, Sandstone Bldg., Room 124 Saturday April 18th,…
 
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  • Are we there yet? Vacations with the kids: These are the best kid-friendly travel destinations

    Kathi
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    TweetTranslated from German version of the article.   Stressed parents are looking for relaxation, but the kids are longing for adventure. The perfect travel destination should be quiet, with excellent food, and of course high hygienic standards and safety are a must. It’s not as difficult to balance the needs of both adults and children […] The post Are we there yet? Vacations with the kids: These are the best kid-friendly travel destinations appeared first on tripwolf travel blog - your travel guide.
  • On top of the world. The most spectacular sky bars

    Kathi
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    TweetTranslated from the German version of this article.   Bangkok, New York, or Singapore: High above the rooftops of these metropolitan cities, the caipirinha just tastes worlds better. Today we’ll introduce you to eight bars at dizzying heights that you absolutely have to visit at least once in your life.     Bangkok: Sky Bar, […] The post On top of the world. The most spectacular sky bars appeared first on tripwolf travel blog - your travel guide.
  • Finally an end to the wild-goose chase: route planner and “near me” function in the tripwolf app

    tripwolf
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    TweetIt’s not an easy task to manage your time while traveling: particularly on short trips, time is an especially precious commodity. On the hunt for the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot to check your emails for that big upcoming project, and who doesn’t have that one friend who needs to find a bathroom every 10 minutes?   […] The post Finally an end to the wild-goose chase: route planner and “near me” function in the tripwolf app appeared first on tripwolf travel blog - your travel guide.
  • New Orleans, Boston, Chicago: unique cities across the US

    Kathi
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    TweetTranslated from the German version of this article. Nowhere in the world are there as many unique cities as in the United States of America. They all meet those clichés that have taken root in our minds: Boston’s European style, the film industry in Los Angeles, the southern charm of New Orleans or the unmistakable […] The post New Orleans, Boston, Chicago: unique cities across the US appeared first on tripwolf travel blog - your travel guide.
  • Photo and Travel Tips in Guatemala

    tripwolf
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:13 am
    TweetThis article is brought to you by Guatemala resorts.   Guatemala City (Also known as Guate) is the capital of the Republic of Guatemala, it also boasts as its biggest city of Guatemala and is a popular tourist destination for those planning a vacation in Central America, based on a small stretch underneath Mexico and […] The post Photo and Travel Tips in Guatemala appeared first on tripwolf travel blog - your travel guide.
 
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    Walking and Drinking Beer

  • A Ramble in the English Countryside

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    How to Escape London and See the Cotswolds – the England of Calendars and Picture Books The Cotswolds features rolling green hills with 100 stone villagesLondon is magnificent, but it can also be big, noisy and crowded with swarms of international tourists following guides holding up umbrellas.  If you want to see the real England – or at least, the Harry Potterfantasy version of what Shakespeare called “this green and pleasant land,” you need to get to the Cotswolds.  This postcard-pretty rural area of rolling green hills and honey-colored stone villages lies just 60 miles…
  • The Spirit of Old Vallarta Still Lives on in this “Accidental” International Resort

    20 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    John Huston“When I first came here, almost 30 years ago, Vallarta was a fishing village of some 2000 souls. There was one road to the outside world - and it was impassable during the rainy season.”  So wrote American film director John Huston about his first encounter with the sleepy, isolated fishing village he was destined to change into an international mega resort.In 1962, Huston was one of the world’s top film directors.  He had hit upon a formula that worked perfectly.  In films like The African Queen and The Treasure of Sierra Madre, he placed famous stars in…
  • How Walt Disney's Love of Trains Changed the World

    6 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    Walt Disney with the locomotive created for Disneyland.Walt Disney loved trains, and because of that, the world is a better – and happier -- place.  Walt was fond of saying that his empire “started with a mouse.” And indeed, his creation of Mickey Mouse did make him a fortune.  But the idea for Mickey Mouse came to him while riding a train.It’s quite possible that if Walt was not such a railroad buff, Disneyland and none of the other 11 Disney theme parks would exist.   Certainly, if not for Walt, four old beaten-up steam locomotives that did decades of work…
  • The Great Adobe Castle of the Santa Fe Trail -- Bent's Fort

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Traders and guides on the Santa Fe Trail at Bent's Old Fort during one of their many re--enactment events.Few roads in history have conjured up romantic images like the Santa Fe Trail.  It lasted only 60 years, from 1821 to 1880, but for that short time it was America’s first international highway.  And the most colorful.  Across 900 miles of open prairie, from Missouri to Old Mexico, the Santa Fe Trail became one of the most important commerce roads in the world, bringing goods from Europe -- wool, silk, iron tools and cotton cloth -- to Mexico and returning with furs,…
  • San Francisco -- the City in a Park

    27 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    From Presidio National ParkMost cities have parks inside them.  But San Francisco is a city inside a park.   And an 80,000-acre national park at that.  Along the coast, in the bay, on the other side of the bay, and even right through the heart of the city, San Francisco is surrounded and cut by a series of national parks and monuments that have preserved the beauty and history of the area. Today, you can see an island prison that was once home to the gangsters Al “Scarface” Capone and “Machine Gun” Kelly.  You stroll the wooden deck of a century old sailing…
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    Fascinating Travel Destinations Blog

  • Jul 16, Samoan Food

    15 Jul 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Samoan food and tradional cuisine is based on tropical fruit , vegetables, and seafood is influencd by their history, and the mix of nationalities running restaurants.
  • Jul 16, Samoa Transport

    15 Jul 2015 | 9:54 pm
    A guide to Samoa transport options including car rentals, bus, taxi, ferry, and flights
  • Jul 16, Permai Rainforest Music Festival

    15 Jul 2015 | 9:45 pm
    The Permai Rainforest Music Festival Kuching held each July is a unique Sawarak festival experience and highly recommended. Read more here...
  • Jul 16, Orangutans in Borneo

    15 Jul 2015 | 9:43 pm
    To see Orangutans in Borneo is a dream for many. Visit Sepilok and Semmingoh Wildlife Sanctuaries, or see in the wild for an awesome experience.
  • Jul 16, Mulu Caves

    15 Jul 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Mulu Caves are a fascinating underground experience....each cave spectacular and different. With 4 main caves and a cave trek for experienced cavers be sure to visit Mulu Caves when in Borneo.
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    My Several Worlds

  • Voodoo Doughnuts Taipei – A New Doughnut King in Town

    Carrie Kellenberger
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Move over Krispy Kreme. There is a new Doughnut King in town! Voodoo Doughnuts from Portland, Oregon has brought their sugary magic-filled doughnuts to Taipei. The shop has been open for about a month and a half for its soft opening in preparation for their grand opening event on July 18, 2015. It’s their first store to open in Asia. As luck would have it, my friends Dean and Hedway live near Voodoo Doughnuts. Hedway spotted their soft opening event while driving by on his scooter one day. He was one of the very first to walk away with a pack of doughnuts during their soft opening in…
  • Taipei Theme Restaurants – Friends Central Park Cafe

    Carrie Kellenberger
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:28 am
    The latest to join the theme restaurant craze in Taiwan is the newly opened Central Park Cafe, a replica coffee shop on Roosevelt Road that is based on the TV show Friends. Of course, as soon as I heard about it, I had to go. I am a true Monica. For those of you who might need a reminder, Rachel worked as a waitress at Central Perk Cafe in New York. Central Perk was known for its signature orange velvet sofa and extra large coffees. It was also one of the main sets for many hilarious episodes of Friends. (This show never gets old!) Central Park Cafe is crammed full of cool paraphernalia from…
  • 70 Facts About My Invisible Illness You Might Not Know

    Carrie Kellenberger
    1 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Today is World AS Awareness Day, and it is typically held on the first Saturday in the month of May. Today’s post is for the millions of people who suffer worldwide from invisible illnesses like Ankylosing Spondylitis. Over the past month, I have been writing and posting about Walk Your AS Off, a global virtual event that has over 60 teams walking in locations around the world. We are walking to raise awareness for Ankylosing Spondylitis and its associated family of diseases. May is our Official Walk Month, but my team, The Walking Spondies, has been walking and training throughout the…
  • Where Are You Spending Your Summer Break?

    Carrie Kellenberger
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    Ah, summertime. Who doesn’t love kicking back on the beach, sipping at a fruity drink and just enjoying the sounds of life flowing around you? People have been taking tropical vacations since the dawn of civilization. It used to be that in order to ditch the daily grind for a while and take a trip to a tropical hangout you had to either be royalty or have an incredible amount of wealth. Thankfully for you, however, times have changed. Now an amazing tropical getaway is well within the reach of most average people, even if they do require a bit of saving. These days, the hardest part of your…
  • Party Time – Exploring Ibiza

    Guest Writers
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Over the years, Ibiza has earned a reputation as the clubbing capital of the world. During the busy summer months, the very best of Europe’s DJs congregate on this gloriously sun-kissed island in the Balearics, drawing revelers from around the world. The destination even attracts celebrities including the likes of P Diddy, Kate Moss and Dizzee Rascal. The birth of a phenomenon A premier spot for party holidays on the island is the town of San Antonio, or Sant Antoni de Portmany. It is home to the now world-renowned Café Del Mar, which gave birth to the genre of chill out tunes and set in…
 
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    Lanzarote Information - Holidays, car hire and information in Lanzarote

  • 5 Star Pre Christmas Break Offer In Lanzarote - 5 Places Only!

    Miguel
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    We’ve put together an exceptional offer for couples looking for a little 5 star pre-Christmas luxury here in Lanzarote. We only have places for five couples, so book now if it’s for you! The December weather in Lanzarote is glorious, with daytime temperatures of around 22 to 26 degrees, falling to 16 to 18 at night – you might need a light fleece for late evenings outside. The skies are usually stunning and blue, with almost no cloud and light winds. This is the perfect break to charge your batteries up before Christmas. Here’s the itinerary 3rd December   Depart London Gatwick…
  • Around the world in 5 beers... without leaving Lanzarote!

    Susana
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:38 am
    If I drink when I´m eating, I normally choose wine. But when I´m having "exotic" food sometimes I like having an "exotic" beer to match it: Coronita or Sol with Mexican food, Cobra or Tiger with Indian and so on. Lanzarote has such a wide range of restaurants that I have discovered 5 new beers that will take you around the world... without leaving the island! From my favourite Japanese joint Sushi Bar Minato in Puerto Calero, all in 33cl bottles,  I have tried: 1) Asahi. Alcohol 5.0% volume. My favourite one. Quite similar to Sapporo in my humble opinion. I find it…
  • Welcome to Lanzarote

    Jules
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
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  • Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 31

    Miguel
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:26 am
    ASCAV outlines plans to contest new holiday letting law ASCAV have announced a three step plan to try to get changes to the new letting decree, which became law this week. They are vowing to step up political pressure, to seek a judicial appeal and they have arranged for the case to be presented to the National Commission on Competition and Markets (CNMC) on 7th September. First phase of Rubicon shopping centre completed Centre Commercial Rubicon, which is the large shopping centre on the approach road to Marina Rubicon is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, ten years after it opened.
  • Consul raises Brit issues with new President of Canarian Islands Government

    Jules
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
    Consul raises Brit issues with new President Charmaine Arbouin also urges residents to register with local authorities Support for British residents and sustainable tourism topped the agenda during a recent meeting between the British Consul for the Canary Islands, Charmaine Arbouin, and newly-elected President of the Canarian Autonomous Government, Fernando Clavijo Batlle. President Clavijo heard how the local British community, consulate, local authorities and charities work together to provide support for those in need. The President also welcomed the consulate’s efforts to promote…
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    The Travel Word

  • A Life-Changing Experience Challenge in Ghana

    editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    With every trip we take, we bring home stories: how we saw the Northern Lights from the airplane on our way to Reykjavik, Iceland; how it felt like we were being showered with stars as we snuggled into our blankets in Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert; how we realised that yes, balsamic vinegar can be taken to the next level in Modena, Italy. Jiah Ham with William, her host at AfriKids Blue Sky Travel in Ghana. Photo courtesy of AfriKids Blue Sky Travel But the story I brought back from my Experience Challenge in Ghana with AfriKids’ Blue Sky Travel Ltd. was one about people. And it was…
  • The Brutal Truth About Voluntourism – And What to Do About It

    editor
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    When you hear the word “voluntourism,” what comes to mind? If you’re like many people, you may picture privileged white people heading to a developing country and doing a few days of service with the aim of inflating their egos while embellishing their Instagram streams. Yuck. This type of surface voluntourism has given the industry a bad rap – and deservedly so. Volunteer vacations should be fun and educational. Here, a volunteer in the Dominican Republic takes a break from building a clinic made of plastic bottles to practice some dance steps with a local youth. Photo…
  • The Fight Against Human Trafficking: A Visit to the Indian Border with Maiti Nepal

    editor
    25 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written before the devastating earthquakes that hammered Nepal. It was intended for publication at a time when the additional burdens of recovery from natural disaster were not foremost in everyone’s mind. Although it doesn’t address the specifics of these pressing needs, it still addresses a concern of critical importance, as times like these are when predators step up their work taking advantage of the weak. It is a time when girls are most at risk. We stood at the border between India and Nepal surrounded by a cacophony of sounds and…
  • The Homestay Initiative in Malawi: Appreciating Local Culture

    editor
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    The Responsible Safari Company (RSC) and Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP) are in the process of designing a Homestay Initiative through which guests can experience authentic village life in Malawi. The hope is that through guests experiencing day-to-day life and taking part in traditional customs, local people will appreciate the importance of safeguarding their cultural practices and traditions, despite the speed with which the world is changing around them. It will also be an income-generating activity for YODEP, sponsored by RSC. At the same time, guests will learn about…
  • How Independent Hotels Can Get a Free Digital Marketing HealthCheck

    editor
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    Digital marketing for hotels is complex. In an ideal world, every hotel would welcome all online bookings directly through its website, mobile website or Facebook page. Unless the hotel is the only one in town, though, the reality is decidedly different, so most hotels use third-party distributors like OTAs (online travel agency) or GDS (global distribution system) networks to complement their direct sales efforts. The trick is to establish a good balance between them. The Hotel Link Solutions HealthCheck service is free and provides a scored report for accommodations using 55 separate…
 
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  • Six Surefire Ways to Get Sick While Traveling

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    [section]What you want least on your trip, besides having one of those stories that starts out, “So then I woke up on the side of the road, with no shoes, no wallet and no passport,” is to get sick while traveling. It’s uncomfortable, unpleasant, can make moving to the next town an impossibility and takes you right out of your comfort zone into the doctor’s office in a country where you don’t speak the language and are not entirely sure of the hygiene practices.But maybe you’re a sucker for medical tourism, and not the cosmetic dentistry kind. You’re looking for 1,001 ways to…
  • How to Take Your Yoga Practice on Your Travels

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    [section]Thinking of integrating yoga in your travel routine? Fear not, it’s simpler than you’d think. Drop-in classes are a staple of the practice and yoga has gained international notoriety which makes it more and more accessible all over the world. [/section] [quote]"It's easy to do yoga nearly anywhere you go, because unlike some fitness routines, there isn't a lot of equipment that you need to bring."[/quote] [section]The fabulous news is that even if it hasn’t reached your destination, there is no reason why you can’t you lay your yogi footprint by indulging in some solo…
  • 7 Top Medical Tourism Destinations

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    [section]Medical tourism is booming, as more and more countries have realized that they can bring in big money from foreigners who can get things done for far less than in their home countries. You might think that the travelers would be almost all Americans, but even people from countries with national healthcare systems like Canada and the UK are often unwilling or unable to wait for their number to come up on the waiting list, so having an affordable procedure done elsewhere is the best option.There is also a huge industry built up in cosmetic and dental surgery, and many of these medical…
  • Five Tips for Traveling India by Train

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    [section]Traveling on India’s railway system is one of the cheapest, most authentic, and, with the right advice, one of the most enjoyable ways to see this majestic country.  India’s railway is the fourth largest in the world and arguably larger when you consider the amount of passenger travel (between 18 and 25 million people daily) that it ferries throughout the country.Traveling by train in India gives you a window into the daily life of Indian families who you will travel alongside on your journey.  Much like the rest of this frenetic, chaotic, beautiful, and sometimes baffling…
  • Family Health and Safety on a RTW Trip

    Jennifer Miller
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    [banner type="red" subscribe="hide" description="hide" title="Plan your Family RTW Trip in 30 days!" button="Sign up for the free e-course" button_link=" http://www.bootsnall.com/rtw/30daysfamily"] [section]Staying well on the road is a concern for travelers of all ages, even more so when you have children. Careful planning is necessary to be sure that your child will remain healthy as you travel and to be sure that you are well equipped to deal with any medical emergencies that may arise.There will be a big difference in the amount, and type, of preparation, depending on the length of your…
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    Travel Blissful

  • Must do Things in Life

    Ashyln Molly
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:03 am
    Les Calanques are a series of miniature fjords to the south of Marseille close to Cassis. Theslender inlets area unit sheathed in steep walls made from rock or dolomite, and are extremely scenic. Hiking even some of the rocky cliffs higher than the sea and its fjords will take on a daily basis, with foot access restricted in summer because of extreme heat, whereas cruising through the inlets are often exhausted a handful of hours. Samna, south of Marseille, is considered a must-see calanque; it’s a rocky beach and is fashionable breathing scuba divers. An post has Sat atop Garde Hill…
  • Marseille – Overall View

    Ashyln Molly
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:52 am
    France’s second largest town, Marseille, throbs with vitality from wherever it sits on the Mediterranean. Its scenic natural harbor has created it a crucial trade center for hundreds of years. Town was bombed by Germany and Italian Republic still because the Allies throughout war II, however it survived and these days blends the previous and also the new in exciting ways that. Marseille may be a town simply created for wandering around, from its historic previous city to its blended architectural and arts designs. Whereas any time may be a experience to go to this historic town, Marseille…
  • Top Things to do in The Caribbean Islands

    Ashyln Molly
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:36 am
    If your idea of having fun in the Caribbean is to hit the nightclubs or spend your days on a sandy beach, you’ve come to the right place to learn about all the other great activities that you can take part in. Here is everything you need to know about the attractions of the Caribbean islands. Go on a day cruise All the Caribbean islands are surrounded by clear-blue water and sandy shores. You can sip on your cocktail whilst cruising on Saona Island. This chartered cruise will take you over to Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica, where you’ll be guided through Montego Bay and beyond. Take part…
  • Tuscany in Autumn

    Ashyln Molly
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    Autumn is one of the best times of the year to see the glorious colours of the Tuscan countryside. As the grape vine leaves turn from green to a sea of reds and yellows in time for the wine harvest and the lush green forest transforms into its autumnal hues, the beauty of the Tuscan landscape comes into its own. The summer sun still lingers in this northern region of Italy, with bright days seeing temperatures as high as 26 degrees, so al-fresco dining, shorts and t-shirts are the norm in October. Ladled on top of the regions famous Indian summers are the delights of autumn offered in…
  • Top 5 Walking Holiday Destinations in the UK

    Ashyln Molly
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:24 am
    The UK landscape has so much to offer – challenging terrain for an active holiday, lush forest for exploring and stunning coastal paths for a truly breathtaking view. But it doesn’t matter what kind of walking holiday you’re looking for; whether it be a relaxed stroll over hills or a tough climb to the peak of a mountain, you’re rewarded with some of the most amazing memories. Here are the Blackleaf.com top 5 destinations for walking holidays in the UK. Scottish Highlands The Scottish Highlands attract visitors from all over the country throughout the year thanks to its beautiful and…
 
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  • Rainy Colors in Dubai

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Thanks again for the Dubai Photowalk It was great meeting everyone out there… and I’m very excited about our upcoming 13 photowalks in the USA! Be sure to check Tour.TreyRatcliff.com to find out more! Daily Photo – Rainy Colors in Dubai As far as I can tell, it doesn’t rain much here in the city. Rene and I happened to be still out after the photowalk when the rain started to fall. We got pretty excited and started taking photos like cray cray. This is a really cool area of town that goes right along the beach. Over to the right is just a 30 second walk out to the ocean. Rainy…
  • A Quick Pano from Venice

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    A Review of the Presets Good man Scott Bourne did a very nice review of the presets on his site on Photo Focus. If you’re still undecided, please go check that out! You can jump right over to the Photomatix Presets page here on the site too. Making a Quick Pano Here’s a photo I made with the built-in pano maker on the Sony. It’s very fast and easy! The only downside is that it doesn’t create a RAW file — just JPG. Daily Photo – A Quick Pano from Venice This is a cute little side-street off one of the major thoroughfares. I noticed that many of the best canal-bending shots…
  • Aro-Ha from the Trigger Point

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Wow! Thank you all AGAIN for helping us reach such a crazy level of support… holy moly! Here’s the Kickstarter page if you want to join in the fun! Great Workshop Events! Over on our workshop page, you can see what’s going on now and in the future. I believe this yoga one at Aro-Ha is sold out, but other offerings should be available soon! Sign up for the Newsletter to be the first to hear of future events! The Most Beautiful Newsletter Ever! Daily Photo – Aro-Ha from the Trigger Point There are countless hikes around Aro-Ha, and this is one of the easier ones, so I am…
  • Flying Over the Ming Tombs

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Want a Deep Deep hardcore dive into the new bag?? This Week in Photo’s Frederick Van Johnson came over to the Peak Design headquarters to get the scoop! You can see his full article on his site. This is actually a really good interview… Fred is great… and you get to find out a lot more about Art, one of the great people behind the bag from PD! Quadcopter Photography I took this with the GoPro that was attached to the Phantom 2. I absolutely love taking photos from the sky… maybe I’ll get tired of it some day, but I doubt it! Daily Photo – Flying over the Ming Tombs…
  • Lenticular Clouds in Queenstown in the Autumn

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Over $500,000 on Day 1! Wow! I’d really like to thank everyone who jumped into the Kickstarter on Day 1! We’re busting apart all kinds of records… thanks so much and I’m glad you’re excited about the bag! Karen Hutton You might remember a Very Similar Photo I posted of KHut on the blog… Click here for a trip down memory lane! Daily Photo – Lenticular Clouds in Queenstown in the Autumn Even though I absolutely love these kind of clouds, what I also really dig is the color of these long grasses. You only get this color at this time of year, and only when…
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    We Blog The World

  • Heading to Ocean City Maryland in the Summer….

    Robert Schrader
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Ocean City Maryland is one of the top summer respites along the mid-Atlantic seaboard, whether you’re coming from cities like Baltimore and Washington, DC, or parts of surrounding coastal Maryland. While Ocean City’s temperatures vary considerably throughout the year, the city’s – and beach’s – natural beauty remains constant, so no matter when your travels take you to the region, make a day on the sea part of your plans. Here are some ideas on how to best enjoy Ocean City in all four seasons. Ocean City in Summer With an average summer high of around 85ºF, Ocean City certainly…
  • Exploring the History of Chocolate in Saint Lucia

    Jessica Festa
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Photo courtesy of Dionisvera via Shutterstock It’s not just savory dishes that Saint Lucia is known for. Moving on to Saint Lucia’s sweeter side, I was able to sample something I truly had a handle on, both home and away: chocolate. Saint Lucia goes beyond selling locally-made bars, but also offers bean-to-bar tours, plantation tours, chocolate hotels, chocolate spas, cocoa classes and decadent fudge-laced desserts. As goes The Story of Chocolate, cacao was first grown by the ancient Aztecs and Mayas — it was the “food of the gods,” after all — who consumed it without sweetener.
  • 3 Point Products for Carpel Tunnel, Overuse & Pain Relief

    Renee Blodgett
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    For the sports minded among you, no doubt, you have experienced pain over the years from an injury or overuse, whether that be from playing basketball, tennis, golf or simply doing too much in the back garden. As an avid traveler knows, you’re also lifting heavy bags even if you’re smart enough to own luggage with the advanced wheels that ride smoothly alongside you. Ultimately, there’s always some lifting involved on the road or at home. Let’s face it – a big part of what I do on a daily basis is write, whether that be articles about travel or great products or…
  • Lake Minnewaska, A Glorious Summer Escape in Upstate New York

    Cheryl Lock
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    On a recent upstate New York adventure, we decided to get some down time at a lovely lake, which is roughly a 40 minute drive from Newburgh through New Paltz. Meet the glorious Lake Minnewaska, which is located on the Shawangunk Mountain ridge. The park has tons of hiking trails for any level hiker, waterfalls, places to have a picnic, swim, fish, or even rent kayaks or a canoe. My friend Steph and I decided to first hike the smaller loop around the lake (probably about two miles in total), and then hang out by the lake for a couple hours to relax. The views are pretty spectacular and is…
  • Haute Honolulu at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

    Charlie Amter
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Early fall is one of the best times to go to Hawaii if you seek a slightly less crowded time to explore Oahu in particular.  But where to stay can be a challenging proposition, to say the least, with such a myriad of choices in Honolulu. Joie de Vivre’s Shoreline Hotel Waikiki might not be the best known hotel in Honolulu, but it certainly is one of the most inspired choices for the price, and the location is hard to beat as well. Located in the heart of Waikiki steps from the beach and area hotspots, Shoreline Hotel Waikiki offers a truly boutique hotel experience with…
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    Business Travel Destinations

  • Hilton Orlando at Orange County Convention Center Hotel Review

    Rob Hard
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:49 am
    If there’s one thing that goes hand in hand it’s convention centers and business travelers. Located as part of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) district and the International Drive, the Hilton Orlando is contemporary and upscale with 1,417 guest rooms that are decorated in natural colors and soothing tones. Experience Hilton Orlando at OCCC: Courtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy imageCourtesy…
  • ACE OF M.I.C.E. EXHIBITION 2016: March 16-18; Istanbul – Turkey

    Business Travel Destinations
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    “ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition” is the leading regional event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry which brought MICE industry professionals from Turkey and all around the globe in a splendid event. Check back for more 2016 details. Background The  three-day event and program includes an exhibition (with B2B meetings), seminar sessions, networking events and the ACE of M.I.C.E. Awards Ceremony, which is attended by 3,000 senior meetings and tourism industry individuals from all around the world. AME reached on 2014 9,856 visitors (1053 international…
  • ACE of M.I.C.E. Releases Post-Show Report

    Rob Hard
    12 May 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Turkey is positioning itself for a level of success in the international meetings industry, and the ACE of M.I.C.E program, a three-day event, in Istanbul was established in 2014 to highlight its offerings. The 2nd annual program was held February 26-28, 2015) and the show organizers recently released its ACE of M.I.C.E. 2015 Report. ACE of M.I.C.E. includes a trade show exhibition with one-on-one meetings, an association and medical meetings day, and other special events. This was the program’s second year, and it drew the attention more international community:  64 percent of the…
  • Congress, Meeting and Event Sector Gathered in Istanbul

    Business Travel Destinations
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    One of the most important gatherings of congress, meeting and event sector, ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition, was organized at Istanbul Congress Center on February 26-28, 2015. Within the exhibition, the most prestigious awards of the sector, ACE of M.I.C.E. Congress, Meeting and Event Awards found its owners. ACE of M.I.C.E. General Manager Volkan Ataman takes a selfie with awards winners during the ACE of M.I.C.E. Awards Ceremony, February 27th, at Halic Congress Center. Courtesy imageFrom left to right: Prof.Dr. Semih Baskan, Okan University Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (moderator);…
  • CCMIT 2015 – China Conference, Meeting & Incentive Travel Forum

    Business Travel Destinations
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:38 pm
    The meetings, incentives, conventions and events (MICE) industry  in China has continued its journey of prosperity and growth. CCMIT show organizers explain that in a post expo era, China has seen an increasing number of marketing events, corporate annual meetings, incentive travel and incentive team activities which have become the momentumfor MICE. As a result, the practitioners in MICE industry are demanding a platform for communications and learning, in order to present more outstanding events with a limited budget to meet theirends of brand building, customer relationship maintenance…
 
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    A Postcard a Day

  • Butterflies

    19 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    I would have sworn I had shown these butterfly stamp cards before, but if I did, then I can't find them.  The first is from a recent series, "British Butterflies" issued in 2013, and the second from a series also called "British Butterflies" issued in 1981.And here is a stamp that arrived just this week, from Belgium, just to make a change from the PHQ stamp cards.This is a post for Sunday Stamps, hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"  As usual, click on the button to see the other entries.
  • Monaco and the Côte d'Azur

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:41 pm
    A new - for me - map of the Côte d'Azur showing the position of Monaco.  I bought it ready stamped with old stamps, and probably over-priced, but I liked it.  It seems slightly odd that they have shown the casino towering above the Prince's Palace.
  • Postal theme

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    I've shown almost all my postally themed stamp cards in the past so I've had to scrape the barrel. You can't have post without stamps of some sort so I've chosen these two.  It's really only one degree of separation, don't you think?This is a post for Sunday Stamps, hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"  As usual, click on the button to see the other entries.
  • Holidays

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    I have, some may have noticed, been away. Part of it was holidays when I did a lot of this:...But in a place more like this:The weather was wonderful and I feel very much the better for it.The girl reading, apparently propped up against a bicycle (though I suspect some PhotoShopping), comes from Russia, the Mediterranean doorway comes from the Netherlands.
  • Mushrooms

    17 May 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Neither of these PHQ stamp cards are in my possession because I've sent them to people who collect mushroom cards.  Personally, although I find them interesting, I don't think they are attractive at all and even verge on being sinister.  Day of the Triffids and all that.  I think I read that book too young.The first, as you can see, was issued in 1988 and ten years later came the second.  Interestingly, the 34p stamp was the highest value of the set, as was the 63p in 1998.  Now 63p is the first class internal mail rate, just seven years later again.This is a post for…
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  • Where are the best places to buy a home?

    Brandy
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Ever traveled to a place like London, Paris or Miami and wondered, “wow, how awesome would it be to actually have a home here?”. Well, if those thoughts have ever crossed your mind, check out the following infographic which provides some great information about average prices for homes in some select hot spots around the globe. Check it out!   The post Where are the best places to buy a home? appeared first on Travelojos.
  • What are the benefits of using a fuel card?

    Brandy
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Using one of the many available fuel cards in Australia can really be beneficial to your business in terms of administration and controlling costs. This article will look at how fuel cards can benefit your business and make your working day much more straight-forward when it comes to balancing the books. Pay and Reclaim This is the traditional method employed by businesses and is where employees pay out of pocket for petrol and claim back the amounts as expenses. This needs to be backed up by receipt evidence and this means physically handing over the information at some point, whereas a fuel…
  • How to style your holiday apartment to stand out from the rest

    Brandy
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:34 am
    Whether you plan to stay there yourself or let it out to other people, your holiday apartment should be the perfect home away from home. It needs to be welcoming, relaxing, easy to look after and a fun place to spend time. It should also be very different from your home, so that you really feel you’re getting away from your day-to-day life. You’ll need to get creative to bring this dream to life. Furniture A holiday apartment doesn’t need as much furniture as a home, so keep it simple. Bedrooms should have only beds and enough storage space for what can be brought there in suitcases –…
  • Savouring Majorca’s Unique Flavours!

    Brandy
    27 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Majorca relies on its agriculture and tourism to support its economy. And the locals devote much of their time to both trades, even combining the two for inquisitive visitors that want to explore the islands unique flavours. The cuisine on the island is predominantly influenced by the mainland, although Majorcans are proud of their culinary heritage and are always keen for visitors to indulge in their recipes. Olive oil tours Olive trees were introduced to Spain by the Romans, and olive groves have been such a mainstay of Majorca’s economy, olive mills and infusion dishes have become museum…
  • Your Guide to Patagonia in Argentina

    Brandy
    22 May 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Imagine a landscape that stretches on for infinity, covered in arid steppe. This is what Patagonia in Argentina looks like. Known for its adventures, myths and legends, it is becoming an increasingly popular place for people to visit. After all, when people like Therou, Hudson and Chatwin start talking about it, as well as Charles Darwin of course, it becomes something to investigate even closer. A Land of Extremes Very few places on earth can be compared to Patagonia. Experience the biting winds of the Southern Patagonian Icecaps that howl over the largest permanent ice area away from the…
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  • Carnival Could Set Sail To Cuba As Soon As Next Year

    Sue Lobo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Magnificent Cuban Beach Carnival Cruise Line very well could be sailing to Cuba starting next year. According to the company’s CEO and president, Arnold Donald, there’s quite a bit of demand for sailings to Cuba. The actual details are still pretty limited, but here’s what we know so far. Sail Dates Carnival is currently in talks with the Cuban government about bringing their cruise ships to Cuba. So far there isn’t anything set in stone as to how long this could take, but the Carnival Corporation is expecting it to occur around May. In order for this to happen, the…
  • Maine Lobster Festival

    Tina Becci
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Lobster and the state of Maine go hand in hand. This state is famous for its crustaceans. It’s no wonder that people from all over New England come to Maine to celebrate the lobster festival. This much anticipated festival will start on July 29th and end on August 2nd. What’s To Eat Well obviously it’s no surprise that there will be a lot of lobster. However, there will be other things to eat like seafood of all varieties, sides like cole slaw and corn on the cob, and deserts like strawberry shortcake and blueberry cobbler. One of the best things about this festival is that…
  • Cruise Director For A Day

    Terry Lobo
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Have you ever heard the phrase “you’re the cruise director on this trip”? That might seem like a compliment because it essentially means you are in charge, but being a cruise director is actually a lot of work. Check out what it takes to actually be a cruise director. Always Have To Be Upbeat Cruise directors are what makes the ship run efficiently. No, we’re not talking about the actually steering of the ship. More like the go to person on the ship. They keep guests informed and entertained at various points of the cruise. This may sound like a dream job, but…
  • Zhangjiajie – China’s National park

    Sue Lobo
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Zhangjiajie National Park, China. There are thousands of national parks in the world with over 200 of them being in China. Zhangjiajie is one of them. The area used to be fairly remote and inaccessible to visitors, but thanks to development, all that has changed. This park has an interesting history, which is probably why it’s quite popular for tourists. History Back in the Neolithic Age, Zhangjiajie was known as Dayong. Legend states that a strategist of the Western Han Dynasty, Zhang Liang, lived in Dayong. Liang feared he would be killed by the Han Dynasty’s first emperor, Liu…
  • 5 Private Islands You Might Be Able to Afford

    Terry Lobo
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    Have you ever thought of how nice it would be to have a whole island just to yourself? You’re probably thinking that it would be out of your budget. There are actually some private islands that you might be able to afford to spend a night or two at, including the following five islands.   Little Palm Island Location: The Lower Keys-Key West, Florida Average Price Per Night: $1000 This small island has some of the most exquisite accommodations in south Florida. The resort has a marina where private boats can dock at, a pool and plenty of water activities. There’s also plenty…
 
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  • Brazil Tourism: A Woman's Guide

    11 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    If you're a woman considering Brazil tourism, you've probably heard it's unsafe and not a great destination. That's not exactly true.
  • Graffiti Street Art - Love It or Hate It?

    20 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    Graffiti street art is graffiti for some, street art for others, and often more complex than a few bits of spray on a wall. Find out what it's all about.
  • Natural Disaster Survival When You Travel

    14 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Tsunamis and earthquakes aren't the first thing you think about when you travel but if you're headed to a danger zone, think of preparing for natural disaster survival.
  • How to Travel When Broke

    14 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    Just because you have less money doesn't mean you can't travel when broke. Find out how to keep spending down and get around the high cost of travel.
  • Women Travel with Disabilities

    14 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    Travel with disabilities is a challenge but, according to expert Candy Harrington, one that can be overcome with the right preparation.
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  • PAISES DE AMERICA DEL SUR

    26 Jul 2015 | 2:08 am
    Paises de America del Sur es una guia de referencia rapida y concreta acerca del cuarto mayor continente del mundo, asi como para cada uno de los paises integrantes.
  • COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA

    22 Jul 2015 | 1:27 am
    Countries in South America is a quick reference guide to provide you with relevant info regarding the fourth-largest continent plus specific info for each country.
  • GRUTAS DE AMERICA DEL SUR

    19 Jul 2015 | 1:27 am
    Si aprecias el descubrir la belleza subterranea, la siguiente lista de grutas de America del Sur te permitira conocer las mas relevantes en cada pais del continente.
  • SOUTH AMERICA CAVES AND CAVERNS

    15 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    If fond of caving, the following list of South America caves and caverns will surely put you on the right track. Discover the underground beauty of the continent.
  • RIOS DE AMERICA DEL SUR

    11 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Existe una abundante cantidad de rios en America del Sur, considera que solo el Amazonas recibe mas de mil tributarios. Descubre los mas importantes del continente.
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  • How to Plan Your Next Adventure — Tackling the Basics

    Nellie Huang
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    This is part of the travel tips chapter from my book The Adventure Traveler’s Handbook. To read more on it, head over to my book page or to Amazon. Have a strong urge to head out and see the world but don’t know where to start? Whether you are planning your first RTW trip or just researching for your next epic trip, it can be quite daunting. I’ve compiled some basic tips for those who are looking for adventure but are unsure where to start — these are the first steps to take when planning your trip (look out for more tips in this series). First Question: Where to Go Most people…
  • Win Travel Themed Products from Airportag!

    Nellie Huang
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    A s a self-confessed travel addict, I’ve always been a fan of travel themed stuff — from world map decals to atlas necklaces. My home is decorated with antique globes, vintage airplane models, face masks and paintings I’ve collected from different parts of the world. I even have a tattoo of the world map on my arm. So when I discovered Airportag, I knew I had to add their products to my collection. Airportag is a hip and stylish brand of airport inspired products, ranging from cool flight board throw pillows to canvas featuring travel quotes. The founder of Airportag, Captain…
  • 5 Endangered Species Worth Traveling to See

    Nellie Huang
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    You know how much I love wildlife. I’ve traveled far and wide to catch a glimpse of animals in the wild — from seeing penguins in Antarctica to tracking gorillas in Uganda. Sadly, it’s getting harder and harder to see animals in the wild these days. Many species are now highly endangered due to the loss of natural habitat and other human interference. If you’re a wildlife buff just like me, you would want to see these five endangered species before they go extinct. Who knows, you might just be one of the last people that sees them outside of a textbook. Jaguars —…
  • How to Travel Responsibly

    Nellie Huang
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    This short piece was extracted from my book, The Adventure Traveler’s Handbook. To read more on it, head over to my book page or to Amazon. As travelers, it is our responsibility to ensure the activities we engage in protect the environment and support communities. When traveling with an operator, we need to look beyond the eco-friendly claims, and ask what they are really doing to support the environment, local people, animals, and plants. Here are some tips to help you travel responsibly: Reduce your carbon footprint Offset your carbon emissions and reduce pollution by taking trains,…
  • Why You Should Travel with Baby

    Nellie Huang
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    This is a part of my “traveling with baby” series to share our experience with you. We hope to encourage you to show your baby the world too. Many people don’t travel with kids because it’s troublesome, expensive, and they won’t remember it in future. And the list of excuses goes on… I think it’s bullshit. (Pardon my French!) Our four-month-old baby has already been on five road trips around Spain, and it’s clear that she loves it as much as we do. She seems to sleep and eat better, and she smiles and giggles more than usual. Call me crazy, but I think…
 
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  • Top Ten Natural Attractions in Mpumalanga

    Wanda Coustas
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Send to Kindle Mpumalanga’s rare combination of lowveld and escarpment, sub-tropical weather, summer rains and unbelievable scenic beauty makes the province one of the country’s best-kept secrets. Yet despite the millions of tourists who enter the Kruger National Park annually a huge proportion pass through Mpumalanga without exploring the richness of natural beauty beyond the park’s boundaries. Mpumalanga, place of the rising sun, has a history and natural beauty that will...
  • 8 Fabulous Self-Drive Routes in KwaZulu-Natal – Making Travel Easy

    Wanda Coustas
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    Send to Kindle There is no better way to get a feel for a place than from the seat of your car, the open road before you; nothing to do, nowhere to be but exactly where you are, exploring and appreciating the scene as it unfolds before you. The scenic beauty and rich history of KwaZulu Natal needs little introduction, but choosing just how best to explore it does. Here are 10 fabulous Self-Drive Routes in KwaZulu-Natal – to make travel easy…   ROUTE 56 MATATIELE The...
  • Explore SA By Two-Heeled Drive – 10 Extraordinary Spaces For Hiking

    Wanda Coustas
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Send to Kindle South Africa is renowned for its outdoor lifestyle, its vast expanses, spectacular scenery and heady wilderness areas. The country’s terrain, stretched across 1.2 million square kilometres, is as diverse as its culture and people – from rugged shorelines and towering peaks, to bushveld, shrubland, magnificent indigenous forest and endless, barren desert. To fully engage with the country head to its wilderness and protected areas and get to know it with your own two feet....
  • 10 Karoo towns with weird sounding names

    Wanda Coustas
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Send to Kindle It isn’t difficult to find unusual names in the Karoo. It seems as if this vast, effortless aridity gives rise to names that are the deuce to pronounce, if you’re a visitor, and difficult even if you live in South Africa. Here are 10 Karoo towns with weird sounding names… De Aar When it comes to the weird names of some Karoo towns there tends to be a strong association with underground streams (I’m thinking here of Lekkersing). De Aar is no exception....
  • Here is How The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve Is Saving The Klein Karoo

    Wanda Coustas
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    Send to Kindle People come from all over the world to visit the Klein Karoo. Its wide landscapes, solitude and the spiritual calm of the mountainous, dry landscape is a hugely valuable commodity. The vegetation of the Klein Karoo, and the adjacent coastal plain, includes 4 500 species of plants that occur nowhere else on Earth, over 70% of which has been damaged and needs protection. To acquire recognition as a hotspot a region must have at least 1 500 species of endemic plants under threat....
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  • Impressions of Strasbourg

    Keith Jenkins
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    Strasbourg (map) is the capital and the largest city of Alsace, a region in northeastern France bordering Germany. This historic city is home to a renowned university and is also the seat of the European Parliament. In 1988, its historic centre, also called Grand Île (or Grand Isle as it’s situated on a big island in the Ill River), was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Grand Île is a maze of atmospheric medieval streets and stately squares lined by gorgeous buildings. At one end, the impressive Cathedral (a stunning Gothic structure completed in the 15th century, with its…
  • The wondrous caves of Nerja

    Keith Jenkins
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
    The caves of Nerja There are caves and there are CAVES… the ones that make you gape in awe and fill you with an immense sense of wonder. I’ve visited many caves on my travels around the world and only a handful of them fall into this latter category. The caves of Nerja are one of them. Located near the town of Nerja in the province of Málaga in Spain, the caves are a series of caverns that stretch almost 5 kilometers. Discovered by accident by a group of friends in 1959, the caves have since become one of the top natural attractions in Spain. The caves of Nerja comprise several…
  • Luxury Myanmar river cruise – and the art of giving back

    Keith Jenkins
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    Belmond cruiser in Myanmar I met Janice and George Mucalov, two travel writers, on an Alaska cruise in 2011 and we’ve stayed in touch ever since, following each other’s travels via social media. Janice, George and I enjoy travelling in the same manner, i.e. comfortably, or rather… the ‘velvet’ way, so when Janice approached me with an idea for a guest post about a luxury Myanmar river cruise with an element of supporting local communities, I said “yes” in an instant! Read about this wonderful Velvet Escape in Myanmar: Luxury Myanmar river cruise…
  • The magic of Phinda

    Keith Jenkins
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    Entrance to Phinda Private Game Reserve. We’d just passed the main gates of the &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve when we spotted something moving stealthily through the tall grasses. Someone in the van yelled “STOP” and the driver hit the brakes. We trained our eyes on the patches of tall grass that lined the road, alert for any movement. Several moments later, we saw the grass shift ever so gently again. Binoculars were whipped out of bags and as we zoomed in, we noticed a sleek body with distinctive spots, striding confidently through the grass. Our first wildlife…
  • The murals of Dozza

    Keith Jenkins
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    Dozza (map) is a hill-top medieval village about a 30-minute drive south of Bologna. Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy (“Borghi più belli d’Italia”), Dozza is dominated by an imposing fortress, Rocca Sforzesca, and consists of a main street that circles the village in an elongated form. Panoramic view of Dozza (image courtesy of Durelli Massimo – Creative Commons) The village is best known for its annual Wine Festival and its Biennial Exhibition of the Painted Wall (Muro Dipinto) in September, when artists from Italy and around the world are invited to…
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  • What are the Best Family Camping Tents?

    Marina Kuperman Villatoro
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    Travel Experta - Specializing in Unique International Family Travel - Helping Families Get the Most of Their International Travels with Kids One of the main reasons I’ve kept dismissing my oldest boy’s constant requests for camping boiled down to not having a good tent.  And also the fact that I was not the biggest camping fan. So if I was to go camp, it needed to be the best of the best. Since I’m no pro, finding a tent that will be large enough, durable enough,  fun for the whole family and affordable was no easy task. Coleman has been our go to company for…
  • Camping in Vermont – Brewster River Campground, Smugglers’ Notch

    Marina Kuperman Villatoro
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Travel Experta - Specializing in Unique International Family Travel - Helping Families Get the Most of Their International Travels with Kids Confession time! I am not a fan of camping. However, my oldest son has been bugging me to do real camping in the US for literally over one year. Most of the places we’ve been to in the past year haven’t exactly been camping friendly. So when I started to plan our trip to Vermont I made him a cross-your-heart-hope-to-die type of a promise to camp. Now the main challenge for me was to not only find a fun camping ground with all the camping…
  • List of Top 5 Most Serene Destinations Around the World

    Marina Kuperman Villatoro
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    Travel Experta - Specializing in Unique International Family Travel - Helping Families Get the Most of Their International Travels with Kids For all those who are interested in travelling, adventurous destinations and cities are sure to hold a place of interest. Whether it is a hike across old forts or a simple exploration of the rocks near a famous lake, adventurous destinations are truly fascinating for the avid traveller. In this article we take a look at the top 5 adventure and serene destinations around the world. These places have been touted as the finest not only due to their scenic…
  • Can Kids Enjoy Wilderness Tours and Canopy Adventures with ArborTrek?

    Marina Kuperman Villatoro
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Travel Experta - Specializing in Unique International Family Travel - Helping Families Get the Most of Their International Travels with Kids While planning my family’s day trip to Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont, I was lucky enough to get the best advice from Karen Boushie, Smuggs.com PR director. Thanks to her recommendation she directed us to check out ArborTrek Canopy Adventures. ArborTrek is less than five minute drive from Smuggler’s Notch Resort, you do need a car, but you can also have the shuttle from the resort drive you there and pick you up. I’ll be…
  • Eat, Stay and Play at Stowe Mountain Lodge

    Marina Kuperman Villatoro
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    Travel Experta - Specializing in Unique International Family Travel - Helping Families Get the Most of Their International Travels with Kids Good Morning Stowe Twenty some years ago, while in college, Vermont was my go to spot for skiing. In my other life I was an (almost) pro skier. Since then I’ve discovered the warmth of the tropics and can not even imagine myself on skis in the cold. Although, my kids bug me practically weekly to take them on a trip where there is snow and skiing / snowboarding and other fun snow activities. I keep promising we’ll do that, but for now, I was…
 
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  • The Horse - Sarah McColgan (Exclusive to TCH)

    19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We love design, architecture and art that exudes confidence, strength, character and drama. We love pieces that make a bold statement; that can stand alone. Unsurprisingly, we’ve fallen for the photography work of the multi-talented American Sarah McColgan. We have now commissioned her to create a series of photo portraits of horses exclusively for The Cool Hunter, and we are happy to introduce the first one of the series here. The strength, stillness and sheer power of the black-and-white portrait is iconic. There is no way one can ignore this in a room. Numerous other prestigious…
  • The Cool Hunter Store Launches in Melbourne, Australia

    14 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We have opened The Cool Hunter Store – our antidote to boring shopping experiences - this past weekend in the Prahan neighbourhood of Melbourne. The Cool Hunter Store 142 Commercial Road Prahran Vic 3181 Hours Monday: Closed Tue - Thur 11am - 7pm Friday 11am - 6pm Sat & Sun - 10am - 4pm shop.thecoolhunter.net orders@thecoolhunter.net We have created pop-up shops and galleries before, but this one will be a bit longer-term. How long, you ask. We have no idea. We will work it as long as it is interesting to our guests and to us. (Our window display features The Horse photograph by…
  • Bar Nou - Barcelona

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    ‘We eat with our eyes’…. Let’s take a minute and really consider what this means. Traditionally we have associated this statement with the freshness of our food; the moment you can see all the amazing components of a dish in their individual state and the vast array of colors they collectively offer. The truth is though, that freshness is in everything around us, it’s in our food, our fashion, our music, our art, our ideas, our attitudes and of course our architecture. What becomes particularly exciting is when there is a distinct and clear connection of…
  • INSIDEOUT by Leigh Sachwitz

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Glasgow-born, Berlin-based architect and designer Leigh Sachwitz’s Studio for Design flora&faunavisions GmbH has created a mesmerizing interactive experience called “Insideout” for the Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg.   The Triennale has occurred every three years since 1999 and this year’s event is held from June 18 to June 28.   Leigh Sachwitz’s installation is both chilling and soothing at the same time. It is a 360° multimedia installation that explores the house as a sanctuary and as a safe haven from nature’s many forces.
  • World's First Real Marble iPhone 6 Case

    13 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Synonymous with classical beauty and timeless style, marble has been the epitome of luxurious sophistication for millennia. Reinventing this ancient material for the modern lifestyle, the world’s first real marble smartphone case. Available in Black Marquina or White Carrara, and featuring a slice of marble as thin as a credit card, the CLIC Marble iPhone case offers the perfect balance between elegance, strength and durability.
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  • Cocktails Inspired by Men's New York Fashion Week

    James Hills
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Men's fashion is in vogue these days and top brands are looking to associate themselves more and more with this emerging market. The folks over at BACARDI and Grey Goose even created some recipes inspired by what they saw on the runways and we think they sound delicious! These are two of the cocktails that were served earlier this month at the Men's New York Fashion Week. Recipes created by mixologists Jeff Bell and Maxwell Britten ... We Shall Fight on Beaches 1.5 parts BACARDI® Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract Dash of Habanero Bitters 1 parts Pineapple .75 part Lime…
  • Kia Racing - Driving Great Causes Forward ...

    James Hills
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:17 pm
    This weekend while watching NASCAR it's hard to miss the overt commercialism of the sport, with logos on almost every square inch of space where a camera just might pan to during the race. That's true for the World Challenge Racing League that Kia competes in too, but instead of blasting Kia logos and oil companies all over, Kia and the team owners decided to do something special and focus on promoting two very important and awesome charities - B.R.A.K.E.S. and DonorsChoose.org. Sure, there's a Kia logo on the side, but these cars are referred to as the No. 36 ...
  • Sometimes The Only Way to Try Something New is to Surprise Yourself

    James Hills
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    I enjoy fresh produce - honestly I do, but as I have gotten older I have started to fall into a rut. I buy the same peppers, the same cucumbers, the same lettuce and I'm pretty happy. For several years now, I had heard about CSA programs (community supported agriculture) for a while now but never did anything. Essentially how these programs work is that you sign up for a weekly delivery of produce fresh from the fields and it's a bit of a pot luck special with what you'll actually get. I've just never signed up because I assumed ...
  • The LARK - Bozeman Boutique Hotel and Montana Adventure Basecamp!

    James Hills
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:05 pm
    When most people think of Montana it's most likely a picture of a tent or lodge that probably pops into mind, so I was shocked when I got word about this chic modern hotel located in Bozeman that would be the perfect home base for an awesome guys weekend or mancation without worrying about losing the fun of having running water and cable :) The LARK is super quirky and I guess that's what the pioneer / independent spirit of Montana is destined to create. The hotel was originally built in the 1960's but it has now re-opened ...
  • Don't Just "Find" the Perfect Wine - Go and Make It!

    James Hills
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Last year, Columbia Crest opened it's doors and invite the community to help create their new vintage, the 2014 Crowdsourced Cabernet. This year, they are taking it to the next level with a contest to hire a "Crowdsourced Cabernet E.C.O.". Honestly, this is pretty big thing for what otherwise is an extremely conservative industry. Now there is no excuse that you cant find the "perfect wine" since with this opportunity you'll be serving as the ambassador for the online crowdsourcing community as we all work together to create the 2015 Crowdsourced Cabernet! If this sounds like something you…
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    The Travel Tart

  • The Mile High Club – How To Join It!

    Anthony The Travel Tart
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Probably one of the biggest holy grails for horny travellers is becoming a member of the ‘Mile High Club’ – that is, being able to carry out the amorous act of sexual intercourse on a plane, usually in the rather unromantic place of the aircraft toilets. It’s like taking public sex to new heights, pardon the pun.. I’m not sure what the appeal of undertaking one of natures most primal acts in a small space that’s lit up like a late night convenience store where hundreds of people have emptied their bladders and bowels before you – but hey, it’s…
  • Cattle Country – The Beef City of Bovine Statues!

    Anthony The Travel Tart
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Don’t have a cow man! Today’s silly post is about beef – and a lot of it. Well, it’s actually a series of monuments that pay homage to beef cattle and the steak that comes from them! If you’re cruising down the east coast of Australia, you’re bound to drive through Rockhampton in central Queensland. One thing that you will notice is the large number of cow statues that are placed around the main drags of the city! That’s because Rockhampton markets itself as Australia’s ‘Beef City’ because around two and a half million cattle live…
  • Toilet Cleaning Sign That Works!

    Anthony The Travel Tart
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    Time for some more toilet humour, which is a subject that’s frequently featured in this silly blog! Most of them have been related to the funny signs pointing them out, rather than whether or not these latrines are usable! Previous examples that I’ve featured before include: The rather obvious squat toilet sign  The humorous how to use a toilet sign Don’t flush the ladies things down the toilet The ‘No S*$t in the toilet sign‘ The Korean urinal photo, and The House of Curries toilet pic! Today, I’ve got one related to toilet cleaning! The Funny Toilet…
 
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  • A story for summer

    Mariellen Ward
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
      Summer at the cottage in Ontario, Canada EVERY SUMMER, I start thinking about the cottage. Each type of summer weather brings back a distinct memory of what that particular type of day was like at the cottage. I might be walking in the park or near the lake in Toronto on a clear, bright, sunny day, with fluffy, high clouds overhead, and a crisp breeze snapping sails and flags, and I’ll know exactly what that kind of weather would be like at the cottage. In my mind’s eye, I see the gentle whitecaps on the open lake beyond our protected bay; and I imagine myself in a light sweater…
  • 5 reasons to love Kumaon now

    Mariellen Ward
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Sunrise view of Himalayas from Junoon in the Hills, Kumaon The Himalayas, a man-eating tiger hunter, remnants of the Raj and, oh, those idyllic villages THE LEGEND OF A man-eating tiger hunter, the world’s highest mountain range and a charming holiday hill station are just some of the attractions of lovely Kumaon. A mountainous region in Uttarakhand, North India, I visited Kumaon in March for the first time. I wrote about my stay at Kosi Valley Retreat with Walk to Himalayas here. From Kosi Valley, I spent a night at a spectacular Junoon in the Hills, a gorgeous Airbnb property with a…
  • The Tough Drops Tour of the Pacific Northwest

    Mariellen Ward
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:56 am
    This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Tough Drops TourThe “Gorilla 4″ on Mount St Helens: Beth, JD, Mariellen and Teri. A behind-the-scenes glimpse of a travel blogging campaign and the amazing glass that inspired it THERE WAS A MOMENT during my week-long tour of the Pacific Northwest when I started to notice the surfaces we were walking, hiking and climbing on. Have you ever noticed the surfaces of your travels? I noticed things like: the scrubby, scorched earth of a volcano’s mountainsides, the smoothness of rock eroded by waterfalls, tiny multi-coloured claystone…
  • The Ripple Movement: Maritime Memories

    Mariellen Ward
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    Photo credit: Stephen DesRoches/Tourism PEI On the road to the Maritime provinces to retrace a childhood trip & showcase Canada’s natural beauty WHEN I WAS FOUR years old, I went on a road trip to Atlantic Canada with my family. I was just old enough to remember significant moments. The wonder at seeing a whale skull on an ocean pier. The sight of freshly cooked red lobsters, spread across a newspaper-covered picnic table. The smell of the salt air on the ocean breeze. So, when The Ripple Movement team were looking for “projecteers,” I immediately thought of going on…
  • For International Yoga Day: What is Yoga?

    Mariellen Ward
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    Photo courtesy of Dave Bouskill, ThePlanetD.com Yoga is much more than a system of exercises. It’s a recipe for peace. Last year, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared June 21 to be International Yoga Day at the United Nations General Assembly and 177 nations supported the resolution. Modi said, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense…
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  • Great Travel Promotions and Getaway Deals with MISA Travel at Travel Revolution Fair 2015

    Zhiqiang &#38; Tingyi
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    Super long days with most of the time spent travelling in the tour bus, lack of flexibility to explore the city on our own, changing hotels everyday – these are reasons why we don’t take up typical tour packages and instead plan our own trips. The prices for such tour packages are however much affordable compared to travelling on our own if you factor in the airfare and accommodation – I guess that’s because the tour agencies have bulk discount rates with the airlines and hotels. Thus, I was pleasantly surprised with MISA Travel’s brand new Group “GO” Flexi packages which gives…
  • Best Places in the World to See Cherry Blossoms

    Zhiqiang &#38; Tingyi
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Cherry blossoms are quite breathtaking, with their vibrant colors and thick foliage that helps them to stand out among other flowers. There are some areas around the world that are well-known for their cherry blossoms and even hold annual festivals, while there are many other locations that offer beautiful views of the trees that aren’t quite as well-known, yet still have plenty to offer visitors. Vancouver, Canada The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival features hundreds of trees throughout the busy city. The festival also includes a fair at VanDusen Botanical Garden, which houses more…
  • Top 10 things to do in Morocco

    Zhiqiang &#38; Tingyi
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    This guest post is brought to you by cashback site ShopBack. Writer Hui Min is an avid traveller who loves offbeat travel destinations. She likes the cheap thrill of collecting passport stamps in her passport. Besides travelling, she likes to meet new people from diverse cultures and have drinks with them. cheapvacationholiday.com Singaporeans are a restless bunch of people. Whenever a long weekend break comes along, many of us choose to take the first flight out. This travelling trend is so common that a certain minister encouraged us to stay in the country to partake in the SG50…
  • Getting the Best Deal for your Airline Tickets with Ultimate Class Airfares

    Zhiqiang &#38; Tingyi
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:39 am
    Imagine being pampered with great gourmet meals and top-of-the-line wines while on a long haul business class flight from Singapore to Los Angeles and paying 75% less than what your fellow business class passengers are paying for their air tickets. This need not be an imagination anymore with UltimateClassAirfares.com which is a concierge service that helps you to find the best airlines and routes with discounted airline tickets of up to 75%. Some sample business class airfares listed on UltimateClassAirfares.com include: Asia to Europe – $3382; Asia to South America – $5586. You…
  • Review of Hello Kitty Island at Jeju

    Zhiqiang &#38; Tingyi
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    We had earlier reviewed the Hello Kitty Cafe at Hello Kitty Island Jeju. The cafe is part of the Jeju Hello Kitty Island. Entrance fee for the Hello Kitty Island for adults is 12,000 Korean won (KRW) and children: 9,000 KRW – about 12 USD and 9 USD respectively – you will be required to pay for entrance fee even if you just want to go Hello Kitty Cafe. After lunch at Hello Kitty Cafe, we explored around Hello Kitty Island Jeju. Hello Kitty Island is a special exhibition hall that is themed around yes – obviously Hello Kitty. If you are a Hello Kitty fan, then going to this Hello…
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    Fili's World

  • Frida Kahlo Museum and Coyoacan : Mexico City

    visions
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    A bit off the tourist beaten track and the touristic historical center down in the southern parts of Mexico City is Coyoacan, a pleasant area most famous for the neighborhood where two of Mexico’s most well known Mexican artist couple resided – Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Besides the colonial architecture in the Jardín Centenario square and the wonderful street food and markets nearby, you can visit the Museo Frida Kahlo where Frida spent the last few years of her life and Museo Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli where Diego’s studio used to be with a large collection of…
  • Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlán and Museo del Templo Mayor : Mexico City

    visions
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Lots was going on in Mexico City long before the Spanish stormed in. At the center of modern Mexico City at the heart of what’s referred to as the historical center (Zocalo) stood a great Aztec temple. Dating back to 14th century and signifying an important lost culture, the sight is now a UNESCO heritage site. The Templo Mayor museum will allow you to walk between ruins of this once magnificent temple and imagine all that was lost. The Spanish did a heck of a job turning the temple into a pile of stones, so to fully appreciate the place you’ll either need a good tour guide or a…
  • Metropolitan Cathedral and Constitution Plaza : Zocalo Mexico City

    visions
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:35 pm
    My tour of Mexico City started at the Centro Historio, the historical center district, where many of Mexico’s historical tourist attractions are concentrated. Arriving at my B&B quite late, I set off for a walking tour of the area, first heading towards Zocalo to see the Constitution Plaza and the Metropolitan Cathedral – icons of Mexico City. The area has served as an important meeting area since the Aztecs, and there are some very interesting ruins still to be seen in the area, but till this very day it serves as place for political protests – most times against the…
  • Rosson House Museum at Heritage Square : Phoenix

    visions
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    Last Christmas eve, I found myself stopping over at Phoenix Arizona with some time to visit some of the local attractions. But, being Christmas eve, the city was dead quiet and so all the places I visited were completely empty, with me being the sole visitor. When visiting the Rosson House Museum at the Phoenix Heritage Square I got a private one hour tour by the local guide taking me through the house and explaining everything about the house. Truth be told, I am not one of those people who likes private tours, I don’t like the commitment and I keep feeling like I am either wasting the…
  • Monasteries and Churches walk through Cologne Old Town

    visions
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    The grand Cologne Cathedral is the most famous attraction in Cologne, but the old town offers quite a few other lovely historic churches, monasteries and cathedrals to see. A walking tour of an hour or two should be enough to visit the highlights, and so here’s what I saw during my visit.   Great St. Martin Church             Location:     Sankt Maria im Kapitol        Location:     Alt St. Alban            Location:   It’s a lovely area, and whether you’re aiming…
 
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    Reno Tahoe Blog

  • 7 Pictures to Motivate: Stand-up Paddleboarding

    Haley Gibbs
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
      Here are 7 pictures to motivate you to try Stand-up paddleboarding before the summer ends! Lake Tahoe is currently the clearest it’s been in a decade, with water clarity levels reaching 77.8 feet, it is the perfect time to grab a board and a paddle. Either enjoy the ride, bring your furry four-legged friend, partake in some yoga or use it as a diving board to jump off of.    Click here for a guide to become a SUPer Stand-up paddleboarder! The post 7 Pictures to Motivate: Stand-up Paddleboarding appeared first on Reno Tahoe Blog.
  • Chill Out at Hot August Nights

    Haley Gibbs
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Born in the HOT month of AUGUST, Hot August Nights was born in 1986 for a celebration of classic cars. This year, Hot August Nights is August 4 to August 9 in Reno, Sparks and Tahoe. The largest classic car event in the country, with thousands of vehicles of restored hot rods and muscle cars to “Ohhh” and “Ahhh” over. With show-n-shines, drag races, controlled cruises, concerts, a swap meet, sock hop, prom and a classic car auction, there’s plenty of ways to beat the heat this August. The Hot August Nights Classic Car Drag Races & Burnouts is returning to the Nugget Speedway…
  • Celebrity Golf 2015

    Haley Gibbs
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    We brought sexy back all the way to the American Century Championship Celebrity Golf 2015, at Edgewood Tahoe South. Taking place July 14-19, 2015. Check out our photos of sport legends, Olympians, heroes and Hollywood celebrities competing for a share of the $600,000 purse. The post Celebrity Golf 2015 appeared first on Reno Tahoe Blog.
  • Wanderlust Festival 2015

    Haley Gibbs
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    Wanderlust Festival at Squaw Valley is July 16-19, and combines yoga with outdoor activities. The breathtaking mountain scenery makes Squaw Valley an inspiring place for practicing yoga and creating a mindful living experience, Squaw Valley is also the original place of the Wanderlust Festival. So breathe in, and then breathe out while enjoying the photos below! The post Wanderlust Festival 2015 appeared first on Reno Tahoe Blog.
  • Summer at the Park

    Haley Gibbs
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Sunny skies and warm temperatures call for a day in the park! Reno was recently named one of the “Top 10 Cities for Recreation” by WalletHub for their parks. The Reno Tahoe area offers a vast variety of different parks with different recreational activities. From mountain biking to pony rides, and everything else in between, we have it all for your perfect summer day trip. Ready to relax? Lazy 5 Regional Park Summer Music Series will last until August 19, every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m., enjoy a free outdoor concert series accompanied by a Farmer’s Market and kids crafts.
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    Cruise Radio

  • Majesty of the Seas Part 1

    cruiseandblog
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    Royal Caribbean recently announced that Majesty of the Seas will stay with the Royal fleet and undergo extensive renovations in 2016. Part of those renovations include a waterslide, additional dining venues, kid programs and complimentary high-speed internet.  We sit down and talk with the Cruise Director and Hotel Director of Majesty of the Seas and get their takes on the ship, renovations, their jobs and what makes this Bahamas-bound ship so appealing to thousands of guests every week.    Next week we get a review of the ship.
  • St. Kitts, ShipMate App Update + Cruise News

    cruiseandblog
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    We answer a listener question about something to do when visiting St. Kitts this summer.    ShipMate App has a new update that puts all your cruise, port and ship information in one stream (like Facebook), so we talk to creator Mike Jirout about the update.   Plus cruise news on Carnival Vista floats out, MSC Cruises to base ship in Cuba, Norwegian ending Nickelodeon agreement, Celebrity adds value added pricing structure and Royal Caribbean keeping Majesty of the Seas. 
  • Carnival Conquest Review + Port Canaveral Cruise Hotel

    cruiseandblog
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    We answer a question about a pre cruise hotel in Port Canaveral, Florida. We talk with the General Manager of Radisson Resort at the Port to find out about the property and what it offers. During the interview a rocket took off and it was super cool to be apart of that.  We get a listener review of Carnival Conquest on an eight-night Caribbean sailing from Port Everglades. We learn about the ship, stateroom, dining options, ports, and first time tips. 
  • Carnival Sensation Review + Cruise News

    cruiseandblog
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    Listener Andy just got back from a four night Bahamas cruise on Carnival Sensation. The cruise left from Port Canaveral, Florida and stopped at Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas. Theresa Norton-Masek, Cruise Editor of TravelPulse.com has cruise news on: Cruise passengers killed in floatplane accident Carnival Corporation orders three mega ships Coin Ceremony completed on Carnival Vista  Walking Dead theme cruise sailing in January
  • Why Use a Travel Agent + Disney Wonder Review

    cruiseandblog
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:19 am
    Jason joins us fresh off his Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder, straight from Alaska. Hear a bow to stern review . We recently got a listener email telling us that we need to educate the listeners more on using travel agents, so we got Vincent Dowling from Enchanted Memories Travel on the phone to tell us why we should use a travel agent. Resources Mentioned $100 Onboard Credit Offer Disney Wonder Alaska Support our Sponsors Enchanted Memories Travel, inviting you to stop by for a no obligation vacation quote. Make memories, not reservations with Enchanted Memories Travel. Cruising…
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    Nomadic Notes

  • Don’t go to Bremen, they said – It’s an industrial scheiße-stadt, they said

    James Clark
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    I don’t remember who “they” were. Perhaps it was a collection of travellers over the years; a disgruntled salesmen who had been covering Northern Germany for too long; or maybe it was from an actual Bremener I’d met in my travels. Who ever it was, they added to be the voice in my head that said don’t go to Bremen. I was travelling between Groningen and Hamburg which required three trains to make the trip, one of which was a transfer in Bremen. I had about an hour and a half wait in Bremen for the next train to Hamburg, so I figured I may as well have lunch and…
  • Nomadic News: 19 July, 2015

    James Clark
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Greetings from Girona, Spain! I’ve been hard-core travelling this month so I haven’t been reading (or posting) as much as usual. Here are some digital nomad links and travel articles I have bookmarked for weeks edition of Nomadic News. Cost of living in Bangkok – How Karsten Aichholz spends ฿74,031.83 ($2,191.86 / €1,971.93) every month. Ultimate digital nomad guide to Morocco 5 things I learned when I quit my six-figure life and moved to Mexico Film shot in 1980s Phnom Penh gives glimpse of city under the Khmer Rouge The red planet: 50 years of photos Office Of The Week…
  • Nomadic News: 5 July, 2015

    James Clark
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Here is this weeks edition of Nomadic News – assorted links on travel and digital nomadery. Be Inspired: 16 location independent entrepreneurs on their digital nomad lifestyle – A roundup by Graham Brown at barefootjournal.com. Visit to Sofia and the Sofia startup scene How this 30-year-old travels the world on as little as $30,000 a year Why “don’t worry about money, just travel” is the worst Advice of all time Why India and Bangladesh have the world’s craziest border Sicilian town tells outsiders: Take our homes. Please. Greek bailout fund – CrowdFunding a…
  • Couchsurfing in Groningen, Netherlands

    James Clark
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    [Groningen – Netherlands] Groningen is a city in the north of the Netherlands (in case you were wondering). I didn’t know much about it other than it would appear on Ryanair flight sales from London. I once met a guy from Groningen in Thailand who talked it up as a cool university city, so maybe that lodged in my mind to make me visit one day. I’m travelling around Europe for a month with the aim to visit smaller cities, so Groningen fit that bill. When I went to book accommodation I saw there was only one hostel and that was booked out, so I opted for the old fall-back of…
  • A bit of modernism in medieval Zwolle

    James Clark
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    I had never heard of Zwolle until the day before I visited. When planning my trip from Amsterdam to Groningen I saw I had to change train there. I looked it up and read that it has a medieval centre set inside a defensive canal. Sold! The old town area is a ten minute walk from the train station and the town was small enough to make it a short stopover. While I enjoyed the medieval remnants my favourite building was the Museum de Fundatie. This museum is has a modern extension on a neoclassical former courthouse. This kind of architectural mash-up is something that European cities do so well.
 
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    City Traveler Blog

  • Romantic Activities for Couples in Seattle

    Dan Patterson
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Space Needle at Sunset Trying to find the perfect romantic getaway, packed with heart-throbbing dates sure to sweep your significant other off of their feet? Love is in the air of Seattle, hanging on the gray clouds enveloping the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, and trickling down below into the city. Fuel the fire of romance with these great Seattle attractions that are sure to heighten the attraction between you and your date. The Space Needle: A Date in the Sky Take your relationship to new heights at the famous Seattle Space Needle. It’s the perfect place to see the entire city,…
  • Boston vs New York: How Does Each City Stack Up?

    Dan Patterson
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:01 pm
    New York City and Boston are situated on the Eastern seaboard and attract millions of tourists from around the world each year. Boston’s Colonial roots mark it as the “Cradle of Liberty,” while New York City’s Statue of Liberty was the first sight many immigrants saw as their ships sailed toward Ellis Island. But, that’s where the similarities end and the delightful differences begin. Boston views itself through the lens of blue-collar pride; it’s a collegial, down-to-earth destination that never takes itself too seriously. New York, on the other hand, prides itself on being a…
  • Hidden Gems Around North America: Let CityPASS Take You There

    Dan Patterson
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:08 am
    For adventure junkies and treasure hunters alike, the time has come to embark on the ultimate quest. Whether you're a curious parent or a retiree looking for adventure, CityPASS attractions offer many exciting gems. From Atlanta to Toronto, every city has attractions full of hidden wonders and worthwhile treasures. Explore North America's secrets and find your inner pirate. The Helmet Wall The Helmet Wall at Atlanta's College Football Hall of Fame Any die-hard football fanatic will have to put this gem on their "must-see" list. Visitors can customize their adventure at this ultimate…
  • Dallas joins CityPASS for big-time fun

    Deston S. Nokes
    27 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    You don’t need big dollars to tackle the Big D, not with CityPASS on your team. Dallas is the latest addition to the CityPASS family, which gives ticket holders discounted, front-line access to many of the city’s must-see destinations. As America’s ninth-largest city and the top tourist destination in Texas, Dallas has the best shopping in the Southwest, some of the best hotels, and year-round marquee sporting events. Some might be surprised to learn that Dallas also has the largest urban arts district in the nation, and 14 different entertainment districts. That’s why it’s called…
  • Animal All-Stars: Where to Go to See Famous Zoo and Aquarium Residents in the U.S.

    Dan Patterson
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    It takes willpower to keep your gaze away from the magazine stands filled with celebrities and juicy gossip. People want to know what is going on outside of their idol's latest movie or music video, but you can only get so much from the pictures and articles in magazines. However, for many years, there have been stars willing to expose their lives to the public. These famous figures allow fans to watch them right outside their window! Animal all-stars have been soaking up the spotlight in a variety of cities throughout the nation. From the Dallas Zoo's Golden Girl Elephants to Myrtle the…
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    National Parks Traveler

  • Birding In The Parks: Where The Birds Are

    Kirby Adams
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    A recent survey here at National Parks Traveler asked how far travelers ventured from the parking lots at national parks. I had some trouble answering that, given that I believe too many people are... For the rest of the story, and a daily dose of national park news, visit www.nationalparkstraveler.com
  • "Dog Sled Freighting" Concession Open At Denali National Park In Alaska

    NPT Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    Driving a dogsled across a snowy landscape looks beautiful and relaxing, but it takes a lot of skill. If you have those skills, you might want to apply for the commercial "Dog Sled Freighting... For the rest of the story, and a daily dose of national park news, visit www.nationalparkstraveler.com
  • Tales Of Remarkable BIrds

    Patrick Cone
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    Bird watching gets people outside and enriches their lives as they see birds doing what they do. This book, by Dominic Couzens has written, what he calls, "A celebration of bird behaviour around... For the rest of the story, and a daily dose of national park news, visit www.nationalparkstraveler.com
  • Containment On Reynolds Creek Fire At Glacier National Park Growing

    Kurt Repanshek
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Firefighters continue to make progress on the Reynolds Creek Fire at Glacier National Park. A cold front Monday brought higher humidity to the park, but erratic winds could be troublesome, according... For the rest of the story, and a daily dose of national park news, visit www.nationalparkstraveler.com
  • National Park Service Says Ranger Ranks On Decline

    NPT Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    With the National Park Service's centennial 13 months off, the ranks of rangers patroling the parks and providing interpretive programs are on the decline, according to Park Service numbers... For the rest of the story, and a daily dose of national park news, visit www.nationalparkstraveler.com
 
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    A Traveler's Library

  • Summer Read: Audrey Hepburn Cooks

    Vera Marie Badertscher
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Destination: Switzerland Book: Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother’s Kitchen (New June 2015) by Luca Dotti with Luigi Spinola       This is a most personal remembrance of a mother by her son.  Thus, there are a minimum of “inside Hollywood” stories and scarce mention of her other family–Mel Ferrer first husband and Sean Ferrer  first son.  For that other family, you can read a book by Sean Ferrer written in 2015, Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit. I wrote last year about a biography of Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn: A Charmed Life by Robyn Karney.
  • How to See Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Vera Marie Badertscher
    18 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Great Smoky Mountains Park, Roaring Fork Drive I wrote here about the Great Smokies, which we visited this summer on our road trip, but now I have written a more detailed guide for three ways to explore the national park. You can see it at My Itchy Travel Feet. Visit Roaring Fork, Cade’s Cove, and Clingmans Dome. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cade’s Cove drive-through barn Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clingman Dome observation tower. Original article: How to See Great Smoky Mountains National Park©2015 A Traveler's Library. All Rights Reserved.
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    Travel stories and tips for adventure travel and culture tourism seekers

  • Big Island Hawaii Travel – Kona Brewing Company Tour and Liquid Aloha

    MsTravelingPants
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    You can take the girl out of Wisconsin, but you can’t take the Wisconsin out of the girl.  It means wherever I go, I’m the first in line to sign up for exploring another culture through its cheeses as well as its libations. On one of my most recent adventures to the Big Island of Hawaii, not only did I experience my first night SCUBA dive with amazing manta rays, but I also rewarded myself the following day with a tour of the Kona Brewing Company. I signed up online with the Kona Brewing Company for one of its two daily tours: 10:30am or 3pm.  Although I thought 10:30am was…
  • Biking Waimea Canyon – Adventure Travel Kauai

    MsTravelingPants
    6 Jun 2015 | 11:24 am
    One of the most beautiful places on the island of Kauai, which I have called home for nearly two years, is Waimea Canyon. Nicknamed as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, it is spectacular with similar hues to its earth tones as the Grand Canyon, but it does stand out. The Grand Canyon doesn’t have views of the NaPali Coast and the Pacific Ocean. To view Waimea Canyon, you can drive, hike, fly in a helicopter tour, or bike. I had done all of the above before; so, this year, I decided to do a different adventure, biking Waimea Canyon. As the ride is 18 miles, I have condensed it into a…
  • Summer in London

    MsTravelingPants
    29 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Summer is here again. It means bathing suit season, picnics, long weekends, and perhaps a lone trip whether a road trip or even better yet across the pond to one of Europe’s finest cities. Six years ago, I took my first trip to London.  I was traveling on business; so, I must revisit with more time for leisure and a deep dive into its culture. With summer being prime time to catch London at its best, I asked a peer travel writer Mika to share her take on the best of London this summer.  Take it away Mika! I’ll be taking your advice on my next trip to London! Summer is just…
  • Exploring World-Famous Buildings

    MsTravelingPants
    14 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    After spending two weeks in Cuba earlier this year (see image of Trinidad, Cuba) and plans to travel to Greece and Italy this fall, I have been thinking a lot about the architecture I have witnessed through my travels AND of course what awaits. Although I have an artist’s eye, I’m certainly not an expert in the realm of architecture. I asked for help from a peer writer, Cheryl Staunton from the UK to showcase a piece, “Exploring world-famous buildings that have inspired interior and exterior décor.” Enjoy! __________ The world is at our fingertips these days; with…
  • Night Manta Ray Dive – Adventure Travel Hawaii

    MsTravelingPants
    12 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    After living in the Hawaiian Islands for almost two years, I finally made it to the Big Island of Hawaii. Not only did I get to check Big Island off by bucket list of destinations, but I also did one of the best night dives in the world, Night Manta Ray Dive Big Island, Hawaii. As we set out with Big Island Divers, the sun was setting. From the mooring spot, I tugged on my wetsuit trying to get a glimpse of the famous Green Flash, which still remains elusive to me. Although I had recently done two dives on Kauai, I was not yet accustomed to the rough seas and cold water. Nervous about my…
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  • PBS Meets Greencastle, Indiana

    Jessica Nunemaker
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Filming my little Indiana segments for the PBS show, Emmy award-winner The Weekly Special is an awesome thing. The people, the cameras, the lights (the many, many hot lights), and the set are something I never would have dreamed of while beginning little Indiana. It is so much fun! It’s neat to hear how different crew members are familiar with a particular small town. Sometimes, they wonder if I am making them up! While wandering the hallways until they were ready for us, it was kind of jarring to realize I was hearing my voice! Peering into the open door, I could see my logo playing…
  • The Burlington Scoop Ice Cream & Pizza

    Jessica Nunemaker
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    The Burlington Scoop in Burlington, Indiana Exterior Burlington, Indiana is a town of just over 600 people. Yes, that reads “600” and not “6000!” Why do people come from miles around to this tiny town? When the weather is warm, they can’t resist the call of The Burlington Scoop. Ice Cream Treats and The Burlington Scoop in Burlington, Indiana Serves Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream! The boys and I were on a trip, just the three of us. My husband was working again and couldn’t get away. So, we decided to include the small town ice cream parlor in our trip.
  • Rock the Arts Festival in Rensselaer

    Jessica Nunemaker
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Rock the Arts Festival in Rensselaer, Indiana What do you do when you want to cement your town as a destination? You come up with a different kind of festival, something other than the (much beloved) town wide yard sales and chicken dinners that are typically associated with a small town event–and take it in a whole new direction! Rock the Arts is that festival. There’s many different ways people make that happen, but for the members of the Prairie Arts Council (PAC), the answer came in an unexpected way: a local-focused festival dedicated to music and art. I got in touch with…
  • Homemade Strawberry Sauce Recipe

    Jessica Nunemaker
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Homemade Strawberry Sauce Goes Great with Ice Cream When the farmer’s market carried buckets of strawberries, I tracked down this recipe for homemade strawberry sauce! I wanted a great way to take advantage of all the berries I had to play with while providing me with more ways to enjoy them. After all, you can only eat so much strawberry shortcake! I used this recipe for homemade strawberry sauce on ice cream, on yogurt, and on more ice cream. If I had had a pound cake or a cheesecake available, I would have drenched those with this topping too. It is an easy to prepare sauce that…
  • Serranos Mexican Grill in Valparaiso

    Jessica Nunemaker
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Colorfully painted walls will add plenty of charm to your dining experience. Serranos Mexican Grill is one of Valparaiso, Indiana‘s newest places to snag delicious Mexican food. Having only opened in September of 2014, it makes sense that I had never eaten at this great little place on Calumet Avenue. However, I was recently in the mood for Mexican food and decided to spend my lunch hour trying something new. Let me tell you, if the lunch I received at Serranos is any indication of things to come, this place will quickly turn into a local favorite. This place will quickly turn into a…
 
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    Plum Deluxe

  • How to Take a Self Care (“Mental Health”) Day

    Andy Hayes
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:04 am
    Sometimes, you just need a break. Some folks call this a “mental health day,” but I like to keep things in a positive light (and out of respect for those who do have legitimate mental health diseases), so let’s rename this concept a self care day. A day dedicated to you. Regardless of what you call it, though, taking a timeout is pretty essential, and in today’s culture, we can easily overdo it. In general, downtime is looked upon as lazy, or not really necessary. Things are changing, but it’s up to us as individuals to know when we need a break, and to make…
  • Race or Relax: A Weekend Getaway in Historic Saratoga Springs

    A Guest Writer
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Saratoga Springs, New York is an often underrated little town several hours north of the big city. The town is nestled into the countryside on the border of the Adirondacks, the largest National Historic Landmark in the U.S., as well as one of the largest state protected parks. The town itself boasts a number of museums, historic sites, spas, restaurants, and activities, which makes it a great vacation spot. What to See and Do One of the biggest attractions that Saratoga has to offer is the Saratoga Race Track, one of the oldest horse racetracks in the country. From late July until Labor Day…
  • Summer Sophistication with Tea Ice Pops

    Carey Ruhl
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    One of the best things about summer is enjoying a nice cold ice pop. (You might think of them as Popsicles. But Popsicle is a trademarked name for a brand of ice pops.) Who doesn’t like to feel a cold, tasty treat on their tongue that brings back thoughts of the long summer days in childhood? But the ice pop recipes that I am going to share with you in this article are for your more sophisticated adult palate. These ice pops are made with tea! Cold Brewing Tea Cold brewing your tea will be the best way to get the full flavor of the tea into your pops. (And it is super easy.) Grab a pitcher…
  • 3 Meditation Myths Getting In Your Way

    Andy Hayes
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:59 am
    I’ve reached the point where if I don’t get my daily meditation routine in, I’m cranky. I don’t feel as grounded or centered the rest of the day. I know that I am in the minority (although you would be surprised at how many CEOs, actors, and famous figures swear by a meditation practice). I hear from many of you that despite all the promoted positive benefits, you just can’t get into it. Here are what I have found are the 3 biggest meditation myths getting in your way — and how to navigate them with ease. 1. You have to sit in the lotus position with your…
  • Summer Sweet Tea Rib Rub for Grilling Goodness

    Carrie Keplinger
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    When it’s too hot to use the oven, we here at Plum Deluxe like to get our grill on. And what better way to spend a summer evening than enjoying some barbecue? We recently took a pile of pork ribs into our outdoor test kitchen — I mean, back porch — along with our Summer Breakfast tea. Wait, tea and pork and barbecue? You’d better believe it! Thanks to the rub we’ll concoct, these ribs will be sweet and savory on the outside and juicy on the inside. Our Summer Breakfast tea imparts herbal and floral notes as well as a hint of citrusy grapefruit; the brown sugar will begin to…
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  • Creative Greek Cuisine in Connecticut

    Jeanine Barone
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Why in the world would I take the Metro North train more than an hour from Manhattan for lunch? Because I heard that a new, ultra creative restaurant recently opened in Darien, Connecticut. And my two-hour-some round-trip commute was worth it.Chef Themis Papadopoulos helms the kitchen at Lithos that eventually will have a lovely outdoor terrace on a quiet residential street. He trained in France and it shows. Now, first I have to confess that Greek cuisine isn't my favorite, only because I'm often not surprised by the options. That's not the case at Lithos, where the creamy tarama and xtipito…
  • The Best Urban Rails-to-Trails in the U.S.

    Jeanine Barone
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:07 pm
    As transit networks for human-powered activities, rails to trails are bringing together communities, linked by a shared interest in a safe way to commute and commune with nature, and, in the process, protecting natural resources while also revitalizing local businesses.1. Illinois Prairie Path, IllinoisNicknamed the Roarin' Elgin, the now retired Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad once carried commuters and freight between Chicago and its suburbs. Its legacy, the 62-mile Illinois Prairie Path (IPP), one of the country's oldest rails to trails, is perfect not only for the botanically…
  • Brittany, France in Pictures

    Jeanine Barone
    11 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    When I told friends and colleagues that I was traveling to Brittany to walk the Nantes-Brest Canal, this declaration was met with stares. Not even the savviest among them heard of this 216-mile-long canal in Brittany's interior. Why wasn't I going to the coast? And when I told acquaintances in France, they wondered if I would get bored. After all, they said, the scenery is pretty much the same, mile after mile. Right? Wrong.Over the course of six days, I walked  a 60+ mile portion of this waterway, stopping in villages for lunch and dinner where my friend and I overnighted. Every step in…
  • Comparing Travel Backpacks

    Jeanine Barone
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:03 pm
    My recent travels took me from JFK to Orly airport, to the streets of Paris for 5 nights at a friend's house, to a train ride bound for Redon in Brittany, to the Nantes-Brest Canal where I walked 10-some miles a day for six days. And I carried all my essentials, including wine bar-perfect dresses, and clothes that were comfortable for walking as well as lounging at the end of the day and my prepared-for-anything first-aid kit, in an ultra comfortable, tiny backpack: the Flight 30 by Six Moon Designs. I recently posted about what I packed in this bag that I would be carrying for the first time…
  • Fashionable + Ethical Bags for Your Weekend Travels

    Jeanine Barone
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
    How perfect to find an ethical fashion accessory brand, especially one that's all about investing in women and girls, providing the women with fair work and, with the sale of each item, adolescent girls receive life skills mentoring. Also, it's so perfect that, planning to visit India in the fall, I found out that this company, Catrinka, which I originally wrote about months ago, is now selling the Kanta Weekender, a 100% cotton canvas bag with a hand drawn Indian street scene embellished with hand embroidery and mirrors.The artisans behind this fashionable and ethically-produced bag is a…
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  • Medical Emergencies While Traveling

    Marissa
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    You are planning out your dream vacation: hotel is booked, adventures planned, restaurants scouted out, clothes packed. When putting your clothes in your suitcase, you usually plan for contingencies, right? A sweater in case it’s cool, a swimsuit in case there is a pool or beach, a nice outfit for dinner out. You never know exactly what is going to happen so you try to be as prepared as possible. What about when it comes to your health or accidents? How do you plan for that? Of course, we can never foresee an unexpected injury, or that cold that hits you right in the middle of your…
  • Summer Ski Resort Activities at Copper Mountain Resort

    Jen
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Copper Mountain Ski Resort in the summertime? Yes, please. I still have the Copper Mountain t-shirt that my husband brought home to me. I was six months pregnant with our now 10 year old son and my husband went on a boy’s ski trip weekend. They loved Copper Mountain and we have since visited it a couple of times in the winter time. We have driven past it in the summertime but decided to take the time to visit this summer when Copper Mountain invited us up to try out their Summer Activity Passes. Included in the pass was access to three bungee, one zip line and one go-kart session,…
  • Can You Plan a Surprise Trip and Keep it a Secret?

    Jen
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    A couple of months ago, I had this crazy idea to surprise my husband with a 36 hour trip to Las Vegas for our 15th wedding anniversary. It had been quite some time since we went away together and my brother-in-law offered to watch the kids. I watched the sales, booked the trip, and all that was left was to keep it a secret until it was time to go. Consider how you will fund the trip. This part was easy for me. I have gone back to work and had been putting away some money so I knew what kind of budget I wanted to stick to. I am also in charge of the bills. My husband is very much aware of our…
  • Camping at Crabtree Falls, Virginia – A Photo Tour

    Marissa
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:47 am
    Recently, Virginia is For Lovers posted about 13 Awesome Tent Camping Experiences in Virginia. The list was a great selection of camp sites across Virginia from False Cape to sites in Luray. Though 13 locations does not even begin to touch on the amazing places to set up your tent in the wildlife of Virginia, I was disappointed that one site in particular was left off the list. Crabtree Falls Campground is the epitome of what family travelers would like to see in a camping experience. There are things to do, clean facilities to use, nature all around, a friendly ownership, and the list goes…
  • Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 Hours or Less from the Grand Lake Entrance Station

    Jen
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    Rocky Mountain National Park has so much to offer visitors from animal sightings, hiking trails, and pretty drives. Four hours just isn’t enough time to do the park justice but if you only have a few hours and you still want to see Rocky Mountain National Park, it is doable. Start your morning early and try to be at the entrance by 7 or 8am. We were staying the night at the Winter Park Resort so we chose to enter through the Grand Lake entrance. It took us about 50 minutes from Winter Park and would have taken us a little over 2 hours from our home in Denver. There is a visitor’s…
 
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  • First look: Azamara Reimagined

    Carrie Finley-Bajak
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Upgraded suite on Azamara Quest Photos of Azamara Club Cruises’ newly reimagined suite.   Last week while cruising on Azamara Quest I had an opportunity to see a prototype of one of the newly “reimagined” suite on Azamara Quest. As luck would have it I managed to get a personal tour of  newly refreshed suite conducted by […] The post First look: Azamara Reimagined appeared first on Cruise Buzz.
  • Port Buzz: Glasgow, Scotland via Greenock

    Carrie Finley-Bajak
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Photo Tour from shore leave in Glasgow, Scotland. Port Buzz: Glasgow, Scotland via Greenock. Photo tour from a full-day in port via Azamara Quest. Today Azamara Quest called on Greenock, which is located in Inverclyde a short 45-minute train ride to the Glasgow Central train station in the city center. Scotland’s largest city offers cruise […] The post Port Buzz: Glasgow, Scotland via Greenock appeared first on Cruise Buzz.
  • Azamara Quest – St. Peter Port, Guernsey

    Carrie Finley-Bajak
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Day 2 – Azamara Quest calls on Guernsey We are moving right along since leaving the Port of Southampton yesterday (click here to read recap). This morning Azamara Quest called on St. Peter Port, which is the capital of Guernsey as well as the main port.     The weather was glorious for our brief […] The post Azamara Quest – St. Peter Port, Guernsey appeared first on Cruise Buzz.
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  • Coconut Castaway Rum Punch: Boat Drink Recipes

    RumShopRyan
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    After one sip, you’ll be high up in a coconut tree. I have a mission for you. Climb a coconut palm, knock down a couple coconuts, then stuff them into a bottle of smooth white rum. Sound doable? Okay okay, that might be a little extreme, but hey, we are pirates aren’t we? How about just go grab a bottle of Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum instead, we have to make a rum punch recipe! The goal is to use that sweet sweet coconut rum and mix a delicious Coconut Castaway Rum Punch. Have I tempted you? Good. Now let’s make one! Coconut Castaway Rum Punch Ingredients 2oz. Blue Chair Bay…
  • Get To Know Little Cayman

    RumShopRyan
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Travel means many different things to people. For some it might be cabana service at beach front resorts or it might be betting big in a big casino. For me it’s escape to an island that hasn’t be overwhelmed by human hands. Exploring naked coastlines, diving on vibrant healthy reefs and watching life at a slow pace is my idea of travel. If this is your type of travel escape as well, then you need to plan a trip to Little Cayman. It is night and day from its larger more visited sister island of Grand Cayman. On little Cayman, nature rules and life clips by to the rhythm of the sea.
  • Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

    RumShopRyan
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Bahamian blue holes, a new Florida rum, Cuba travel basics and some painkiller love–this week’s Caribbean Wrap Up has a little bit for everyone. Enjoy the escape! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Painkiller LOVE:  Dim the lights and cue the 1970’s era porno music because there’s a big love-fest going on over here for the one and only Painkiller cocktail. –Story by Rum Connection Black Coral Rum a South Florida Craft Rum: A customer came by the Rum Bar in Key West the other day and asked I had Black Coral Rum, I had to admit that I didn’t and I had not heard of it.  He…
  • The Taste of Cayman Boat Drink Sizzles

    RumShopRyan
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    After one sip, your heart will be ablaze. I was first introduced to this drink on paper, but what type of introduction is that. I needed a sip of what sounded like pure magic to this boat drink consumer. It was my last day at the Westin Seven Mile Beach Resort on Grand Cayman. I had already flew across the neon blue water on a jet ski, sailed across the sound to Rum Point, swam with some kissable stingrays, and melted during a massage at the Westin’s spa–how could this trip get any better. A spectacular cocktail, that’s how. Before I caught my flight, I met with Gabor, a…
  • Carnival Cruise Lines Granted U.S. Approval for Travel to Cuba

    RumShopRyan
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    Carnival Corporation the world’s largest travel and leisure company, today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly launched fathom brand – a new social impact travel brand providing purpose-oriented, social impact experiences, initially in the Dominican Republic. Carnival Corporation intends to operate fathom travel itineraries directly to Cuba for the purpose of providing cultural, artistic,…
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  • Live Like a Local in LA: Exploring Abbot Kinney Ave in Venice

    Julia
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
      GQ Magazine called it the “coolest block in America.” Abbot Kinney, a street in Venice lined with hip boutiques, Vegan restaurants and eco-conscious coffee shops lives up to its reputation.  The street draws the artsy and the affluent. Locals mostly, but the in-the-know Canadian traveller will certainly want to make time for an afternoon stroll along this hip strip on their visit to LA As part of my blog series “Live Like a Local in LA” which highlights cool neighborhoods on the West Side of Los Angeles, I’d like to share some of my fave spots along Abbot Kinney.
  • Live Like a Local in LA: Exploring Montana Ave. in Santa Monica

    Julia
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    As the 1982, Missing Persons’ song goes: “Walkin’ in L.A., nobody walks in L.A.” This catchy tune perpetrated the pervasive myth that Los Angeles is all about car culture and no self respecting person would dare….walk (gasp!) A city of urban sprawl and notorious traffic, navigating the City of Angeles sure is easier with your own car. That said, Canadian travellers fear not, there are many neighborhoods across the city that are very foot friendly.  If you stay right in this neighborhood you may not need a rental so you’ll save on that and the car insurance. Don’t forget to…
  • Live Like a Local in LA: Exploring Main St. in Santa Monica

    Julia
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Los Angeles has long been a popular destination for Canadian travellers. This California cultural centre is a hub for all things glitz and glam. The sun, the surf, the sand, the celebrity…you can’t beat it. That said, for the first time traveler, Los Angeles can be a tough city to crack. Many of the city’s finest finds are spread out and hidden to the uninitiated. There are also so many neighborhoods in LA, it’s hard to know where to start your visit. There are the hipster hangouts of Silverlake, the converted lofts turned artsy gastropubs of Downtown and the high-end shops of Beverly…
  • Tips on Packing Like A Pro – Part 2

    Julia
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    With baggage fees and all that bulls@#$, travelers are incentivized to try pack light and pack smart. In my second installment of packing like a pro…yes, you guessed it…MORE packing tips! Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding what to take with you on your next big trip. -Pack a flashlight (I’m obsessed with my headlamp). You never know when there might be a power outage, or a scary campfire story that needs some mood lighting. -Hotel laundry service can be very expensive. During longer trips, it’s often easiest to wash your own clothes. Bring a retractable clothesline…
  • Tips on Packing Like a Pro – Part I

    Julia
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    If MacGyver (the fictional ex-secret agent of the 1980s hit TV series of the same name) could make a bomb with bubblegum, tin foil and a toothpick, surely we common folk can pack properly for a weekend getaway. There’s nothing worse than lugging around heavy bags half- filled with unnecessary items. You pay more baggage fees, the luggage is cumbersome, you have little room for souvenirs, and you look like a novice. Here are a few Travel Junkie tips on how to pack smart. Check the weather forecast for your destination before packing. Even if it’s sweltering hell hot, don’t forget to…
 
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  • Cruise Tracker: A Northern Lights Guarantee & More

    Donna Tunney
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Hurtigruten Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. We promise you’ll see the Northern Lights. Norwegian expedition line Hurtigruten is so confident that guests will see the Northern Lights on its 11-night winter sailings along coastal Norway that it has pledged a free cruise to passengers who don’t view the natural phenomenon. The cruises sail above the…
  • 4 Beaches That Will Change Your Image of the Jersey Shore

    Dana Rebmann
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    Dana Rebmann For most, the phrase “Jersey Shore” comes loaded with pop culture-inspired preconceived notions, often followed by eye-rolling jokes. But those in the know, well, know better. Insiders cherish the shore’s wide beaches that sport soft sand, along with the warm summer waves that offer swimmers and surfers the chance to make a splash. And while casinos may have brought Atlantic City fame, there’s fortune to be found at lesser known spots along the shoreline. Here are four beaches that will change the way you think about the Jersey Shore. Holgate Located at the…
  • How to Book a Flight to Cuba

    Julie Schwietert Collazo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Julie Schwietert Collazo If you’re among the thousands of U.S. Americans who have flocked to Kayak and similar sites to check prices for Cuba flights, you were probably surprised to discover that, well, they’re not there. While airlines have triumphantly announced new service to the island, and a greater number of Americans are eligible for travel to Cuba than ever in the past 55 years, purchasing a ticket is nowhere close to straightforward. Here’s what you need to know: As we laid out in our recent overview of the state of travel to Cuba, until terminals and other infrastructure…
  • Nebraska’s Wild West: A Surprising Destination for Wellness

    Charu Suri
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Charu Suri In Nebraska, a state which witnessed historic markers like the Lincoln Highway and the Union Pacific Railroad, there is a wilderness that is truly magnificent. The stretches of road give way to a landscape that subtly changes with gorgeous markers of Sandhill, bluffs, and the sun-drenched prairie that is occasionally dotted with the Conestoga wagon. While many people wouldn’t associate this terrain with wellness getaways, a handful of bed & breakfasts and ranches surprisingly are catering to the digital detox crowd. More properties are offering yoga classes, massage…
  • Deal Alert: Up to 40% Off & Airfare Credits at Club Med

    Kristine Hansen
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    ClubMed Punta Cana Dreaming of a getaway with ClubMed? The group of all-inclusive hotels, highly popular with families and couples looking for a hassle-free escape, has an Extra Perks flash sale that offers up to 40 percent off, plus extra perks. This deal is good for travel between this August 25 and February 12, 2016, for stays of three nights or more. You’ll have to book by August 25, but the savings are sweet if you can act fast. You’ll find the biggest percentage of savings in the Caribbean, North America, and Asia, but you can also snag a 20 percent discount in Morocco…
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  • Cruise Tracker: A Northern Lights Guarantee & More

    Donna Tunney
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Hurtigruten Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. We promise you’ll see the Northern Lights. Norwegian expedition line Hurtigruten is so confident that guests will see the Northern Lights on its 11-night winter sailings along coastal Norway that it has pledged a free cruise to passengers who don’t view the natural phenomenon. The cruises sail above the…
  • 4 Beaches That Will Change Your Image of the Jersey Shore

    Dana Rebmann
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    Dana Rebmann For most, the phrase “Jersey Shore” comes loaded with pop culture-inspired preconceived notions, often followed by eye-rolling jokes. But those in the know, well, know better. Insiders cherish the shore’s wide beaches that sport soft sand, along with the warm summer waves that offer swimmers and surfers the chance to make a splash. And while casinos may have brought Atlantic City fame, there’s fortune to be found at lesser known spots along the shoreline. Here are four beaches that will change the way you think about the Jersey Shore. Holgate Located at the…
  • How to Book a Flight to Cuba

    Julie Schwietert Collazo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Julie Schwietert Collazo If you’re among the thousands of U.S. Americans who have flocked to Kayak and similar sites to check prices for Cuba flights, you were probably surprised to discover that, well, they’re not there. While airlines have triumphantly announced new service to the island, and a greater number of Americans are eligible for travel to Cuba than ever in the past 55 years, purchasing a ticket is nowhere close to straightforward. Here’s what you need to know: As we laid out in our recent overview of the state of travel to Cuba, until terminals and other infrastructure…
  • Nebraska’s Wild West: A Surprising Destination for Wellness

    Charu Suri
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Charu Suri In Nebraska, a state which witnessed historic markers like the Lincoln Highway and the Union Pacific Railroad, there is a wilderness that is truly magnificent. The stretches of road give way to a landscape that subtly changes with gorgeous markers of Sandhill, bluffs, and the sun-drenched prairie that is occasionally dotted with the Conestoga wagon. While many people wouldn’t associate this terrain with wellness getaways, a handful of bed & breakfasts and ranches surprisingly are catering to the digital detox crowd. More properties are offering yoga classes, massage…
  • Deal Alert: Up to 40% Off & Airfare Credits at Club Med

    Kristine Hansen
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    ClubMed Punta Cana Dreaming of a getaway with ClubMed? The group of all-inclusive hotels, highly popular with families and couples looking for a hassle-free escape, has an Extra Perks flash sale that offers up to 40 percent off, plus extra perks. This deal is good for travel between this August 25 and February 12, 2016, for stays of three nights or more. You’ll have to book by August 25, but the savings are sweet if you can act fast. You’ll find the biggest percentage of savings in the Caribbean, North America, and Asia, but you can also snag a 20 percent discount in Morocco…
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  • Cruise Tracker: A Northern Lights Guarantee & More

    Donna Tunney
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Hurtigruten Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. We promise you’ll see the Northern Lights. Norwegian expedition line Hurtigruten is so confident that guests will see the Northern Lights on its 11-night winter sailings along coastal Norway that it has pledged a free cruise to passengers who don’t view the natural phenomenon. The cruises sail above the…
  • 4 Beaches That Will Change Your Image of the Jersey Shore

    Dana Rebmann
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    Dana Rebmann For most, the phrase “Jersey Shore” comes loaded with pop culture-inspired preconceived notions, often followed by eye-rolling jokes. But those in the know, well, know better. Insiders cherish the shore’s wide beaches that sport soft sand, along with the warm summer waves that offer swimmers and surfers the chance to make a splash. And while casinos may have brought Atlantic City fame, there’s fortune to be found at lesser known spots along the shoreline. Here are four beaches that will change the way you think about the Jersey Shore. Holgate Located at the…
  • How to Book a Flight to Cuba

    Julie Schwietert Collazo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Julie Schwietert Collazo If you’re among the thousands of U.S. Americans who have flocked to Kayak and similar sites to check prices for Cuba flights, you were probably surprised to discover that, well, they’re not there. While airlines have triumphantly announced new service to the island, and a greater number of Americans are eligible for travel to Cuba than ever in the past 55 years, purchasing a ticket is nowhere close to straightforward. Here’s what you need to know: As we laid out in our recent overview of the state of travel to Cuba, until terminals and other infrastructure…
  • Nebraska’s Wild West: A Surprising Destination for Wellness

    Charu Suri
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Charu Suri In Nebraska, a state which witnessed historic markers like the Lincoln Highway and the Union Pacific Railroad, there is a wilderness that is truly magnificent. The stretches of road give way to a landscape that subtly changes with gorgeous markers of Sandhill, bluffs, and the sun-drenched prairie that is occasionally dotted with the Conestoga wagon. While many people wouldn’t associate this terrain with wellness getaways, a handful of bed & breakfasts and ranches surprisingly are catering to the digital detox crowd. More properties are offering yoga classes, massage…
  • Deal Alert: Up to 40% Off & Airfare Credits at Club Med

    Kristine Hansen
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    ClubMed Punta Cana Dreaming of a getaway with ClubMed? The group of all-inclusive hotels, highly popular with families and couples looking for a hassle-free escape, has an Extra Perks flash sale that offers up to 40 percent off, plus extra perks. This deal is good for travel between this August 25 and February 12, 2016, for stays of three nights or more. You’ll have to book by August 25, but the savings are sweet if you can act fast. You’ll find the biggest percentage of savings in the Caribbean, North America, and Asia, but you can also snag a 20 percent discount in Morocco…
 
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  • Cruise Tracker: A Northern Lights Guarantee & More

    Donna Tunney
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Hurtigruten Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. We promise you’ll see the Northern Lights. Norwegian expedition line Hurtigruten is so confident that guests will see the Northern Lights on its 11-night winter sailings along coastal Norway that it has pledged a free cruise to passengers who don’t view the natural phenomenon. The cruises sail above the…
  • 4 Beaches That Will Change Your Image of the Jersey Shore

    Dana Rebmann
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    Dana Rebmann For most, the phrase “Jersey Shore” comes loaded with pop culture-inspired preconceived notions, often followed by eye-rolling jokes. But those in the know, well, know better. Insiders cherish the shore’s wide beaches that sport soft sand, along with the warm summer waves that offer swimmers and surfers the chance to make a splash. And while casinos may have brought Atlantic City fame, there’s fortune to be found at lesser known spots along the shoreline. Here are four beaches that will change the way you think about the Jersey Shore. Holgate Located at the…
  • How to Book a Flight to Cuba

    Julie Schwietert Collazo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Julie Schwietert Collazo If you’re among the thousands of U.S. Americans who have flocked to Kayak and similar sites to check prices for Cuba flights, you were probably surprised to discover that, well, they’re not there. While airlines have triumphantly announced new service to the island, and a greater number of Americans are eligible for travel to Cuba than ever in the past 55 years, purchasing a ticket is nowhere close to straightforward. Here’s what you need to know: As we laid out in our recent overview of the state of travel to Cuba, until terminals and other infrastructure…
  • Nebraska’s Wild West: A Surprising Destination for Wellness

    Charu Suri
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Charu Suri In Nebraska, a state which witnessed historic markers like the Lincoln Highway and the Union Pacific Railroad, there is a wilderness that is truly magnificent. The stretches of road give way to a landscape that subtly changes with gorgeous markers of Sandhill, bluffs, and the sun-drenched prairie that is occasionally dotted with the Conestoga wagon. While many people wouldn’t associate this terrain with wellness getaways, a handful of bed & breakfasts and ranches surprisingly are catering to the digital detox crowd. More properties are offering yoga classes, massage…
  • Deal Alert: Up to 40% Off & Airfare Credits at Club Med

    Kristine Hansen
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    ClubMed Punta Cana Dreaming of a getaway with ClubMed? The group of all-inclusive hotels, highly popular with families and couples looking for a hassle-free escape, has an Extra Perks flash sale that offers up to 40 percent off, plus extra perks. This deal is good for travel between this August 25 and February 12, 2016, for stays of three nights or more. You’ll have to book by August 25, but the savings are sweet if you can act fast. You’ll find the biggest percentage of savings in the Caribbean, North America, and Asia, but you can also snag a 20 percent discount in Morocco…
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  • Cruise Tracker: A Northern Lights Guarantee & More

    Donna Tunney
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Hurtigruten Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. We promise you’ll see the Northern Lights. Norwegian expedition line Hurtigruten is so confident that guests will see the Northern Lights on its 11-night winter sailings along coastal Norway that it has pledged a free cruise to passengers who don’t view the natural phenomenon. The cruises sail above the…
  • 4 Beaches That Will Change Your Image of the Jersey Shore

    Dana Rebmann
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    Dana Rebmann For most, the phrase “Jersey Shore” comes loaded with pop culture-inspired preconceived notions, often followed by eye-rolling jokes. But those in the know, well, know better. Insiders cherish the shore’s wide beaches that sport soft sand, along with the warm summer waves that offer swimmers and surfers the chance to make a splash. And while casinos may have brought Atlantic City fame, there’s fortune to be found at lesser known spots along the shoreline. Here are four beaches that will change the way you think about the Jersey Shore. Holgate Located at the…
  • How to Book a Flight to Cuba

    Julie Schwietert Collazo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Julie Schwietert Collazo If you’re among the thousands of U.S. Americans who have flocked to Kayak and similar sites to check prices for Cuba flights, you were probably surprised to discover that, well, they’re not there. While airlines have triumphantly announced new service to the island, and a greater number of Americans are eligible for travel to Cuba than ever in the past 55 years, purchasing a ticket is nowhere close to straightforward. Here’s what you need to know: As we laid out in our recent overview of the state of travel to Cuba, until terminals and other infrastructure…
  • Nebraska’s Wild West: A Surprising Destination for Wellness

    Charu Suri
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Charu Suri In Nebraska, a state which witnessed historic markers like the Lincoln Highway and the Union Pacific Railroad, there is a wilderness that is truly magnificent. The stretches of road give way to a landscape that subtly changes with gorgeous markers of Sandhill, bluffs, and the sun-drenched prairie that is occasionally dotted with the Conestoga wagon. While many people wouldn’t associate this terrain with wellness getaways, a handful of bed & breakfasts and ranches surprisingly are catering to the digital detox crowd. More properties are offering yoga classes, massage…
  • Deal Alert: Up to 40% Off & Airfare Credits at Club Med

    Kristine Hansen
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    ClubMed Punta Cana Dreaming of a getaway with ClubMed? The group of all-inclusive hotels, highly popular with families and couples looking for a hassle-free escape, has an Extra Perks flash sale that offers up to 40 percent off, plus extra perks. This deal is good for travel between this August 25 and February 12, 2016, for stays of three nights or more. You’ll have to book by August 25, but the savings are sweet if you can act fast. You’ll find the biggest percentage of savings in the Caribbean, North America, and Asia, but you can also snag a 20 percent discount in Morocco…
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  • Langkawi: 10 of the Best Things To Do When You Visit

    Mark Wiens
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    About 500 years ago there was a stunningly beautiful girl on an island. She was so beautiful that she attracted everyone in her small village, and both men and women were jealous of her beauty. And so, the village council decided they needed to get rid of her for good. To make a long story short,... [Read More] The post Langkawi: 10 of the Best Things To Do When You Visit appeared first on Migrationology - Food Travel Blog.
  • Santiburi Beach Resort: Ultimate Luxury in Koh Samui

    Mark Wiens
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Having just returned home from Malaysia, Ying (my wife) and I were pretty content to spend some time in Bangkok. I finally had some time to gather my thoughts and photos and publish some posts about the marvelous food we ate in Penang. But then, just a week or so later, we got an invitation to stay at a... [Read More] The post Santiburi Beach Resort: Ultimate Luxury in Koh Samui appeared first on Migrationology - Food Travel Blog.
  • Hainanese Nyonya Food in Penang and Amazing Fish Curry

    Mark Wiens
    19 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    It seems that you can walk right past some of the best restaurants in Penang without knowing they are restaurants. That was certainly the case for a restaurant, located just off Chulia Street in the center of Georgetown, known as Shing Kheang Aun (新琼安饭店). Just like the old school charcoal steamboat restaurant (more about this place coming... [Read More] The post Hainanese Nyonya Food in Penang and Amazing Fish Curry appeared first on Migrationology - Food Travel Blog.
  • How to Visit Penang’s Kek Lok Si Temple (and What to Eat)

    Mark Wiens
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Penang, Malaysia, has a strong and influential Chinese community. And although I mostly experienced Penang’s Chinese influence on my plate, I also took the opportunity to visit one of Southeast Asia’s largest Chinese Buddhist temples, known as Kek Lok Si. Kek Lok Si is one of the most well known attractions in Penang, and a pilgrimage... [Read More] The post How to Visit Penang’s Kek Lok Si Temple (and What to Eat) appeared first on Migrationology - Food Travel Blog.
  • Restoran Kimberly: Penang’s Legendary Duck Kway Chap

    Mark Wiens
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The long queue will grab your attention: And once you see what they serve, you’ll want to jump in line to order. When my wife and I were in Penang, we walked around and explored, strolling through the street food bounty of Kimberly Street. We noticed by far the busiest street food stall on the street was... [Read More] The post Restoran Kimberly: Penang’s Legendary Duck Kway Chap appeared first on Migrationology - Food Travel Blog.
 
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  • 8 Reasons to Take a Canal du Midi Barge Cruise in France

    robin
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I just returned from a once in a lifetime experience that had been on my France bucket list for quite sometime – a French barge Cruise on the Canal du Midi aboard the Athos. Athos moored along the Canal di Midi Located in the Languedoc region of France, the Canal du Midi is a 300 year old very unique stretch of water and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The canal itself is about 150 miles long and runs from Toulouse to Sète and tops out in the Mediterranean. It was originally designed for trade to transport goods like wheat, textiles and wine by barge, before the invention of railroads.
  • Paris Travel : How to Get From CDG Airport to City Center

    robin
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are many ways to get from Paris’s main airport, Charles de Gaulle, to central Paris.  Depending on budget, travel style, time of day and where you’re staying, one is likely to work better than another.  Here is an overview of the choices you have. Taxi Parisien The standard, good old-fashioned taxi, is still my favorite, most direct, and reliable way of getting from Charles de Gaulle to the center of Paris.  You’ll see signs directing you to the taxi stands at every terminal. It’s always best to make sure you get in line at the taxi stand and only…
  • Top Spots to See Roman Ruins in England

    robin
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The United Kingdom is a land filled with thousands of years of history spanning a multitude of cultures. One of these is the Roman Empire, who ruled over the British Isles for over a hundred years starting in A.D. 43. Eventually the Romans left England around the fifth century A.D., as noted by the BBC, but not without leaving us with a wealth of historic sites and ruins. I’ve already shared where to see Roman ruins in France and also Etruscan ruins in Italy, but for those looking for an Italian or Roman-themed vacation and aren’t quite able to make it to the famous boot-shaped…
  • Fun Facts about Puglia

    admin
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
      The Puglia region is a fascinating combination of unique history, culture and of course some of the best food and wine that Italy offers.  I learned so many things about Puglia on my trip, and I took a copious amount of notes.  What better way to share all of the facts with you than a bulleted list of the things I found most interesting from this very scenic region. Did you know : Puglia is home to over 50 million olive trees.  Many of them centuries old. Puglia needed to enact laws to deter people from other parts of Italy coming down and digging up those valuable olive…
  • 9 Easy Ways to Save Money For Travel

    robin
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Traveling, seeing the world, experiencing life in different places and getting to know people from different cultures is eye-opening and essential for a well-rounded world view. It’s exciting. And thrilling. It makes you feel alive and everyone deserves the opportunity to try it. I know many who would like to travel, but say they just can’t afford it. I don’t think it’s an excuse. I really DO think they believe that, but it doesn’t have to be true.  You change your perspective to change your situation. You have to DO something. It really depends how…
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  • Tirana, Albania: From Despair to Hope

    Irene Butler
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    An energetic and progressive Tirana is what we see. Fine places to dine, vibrant shops, parks for strolling, traffic chaos, buildings undergoing facelifts, new structures taking form under a flourish of cranes. Locals tell us Tirana has changed beyond belief from its once austere and dull grey of past decades. The country’s sobering history is evidenced […] The post Tirana, Albania: From Despair to Hope appeared first on Europe Up Close.
  • Best Restaurants for Late-night Dining in London

    Guest Contributor
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    New York might be the city that never sleeps, but London follows pretty close behind. At least that’s true when it comes to its late night dining options. Now you can enjoy a meal at some of the best restaurants in London… 24 hours a day! This wasn’t always the case, of course. Historically, if you were hungry […] The post Best Restaurants for Late-night Dining in London appeared first on Europe Up Close.
  • Toledo, Spain – The Top 7 Unforgettable Attractions

    Guest Contributor
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    Once an unassuming centrally located city, Toledo, Spain has now become one of the country’s main attractions—and rightly so. It is filled to the brim with historic buildings, a collection of religious structures and interesting museums. In the town center, a maze of narrow streets makes getting around both a challenge and a wonderful experience. […] The post Toledo, Spain – The Top 7 Unforgettable Attractions appeared first on Europe Up Close.
  • Capitoline Museum: The Story Behind Boy With Thorn

    Anne Siders
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    I had never been to the Capitoline Museum. The first time I saw Boy with Thorn, he was a black and white projection snapping in and out of focus on the classroom wall. It was my senior year of college, and I was fulfilling my Literature and Arts general education requirement with an Italian Art History […] The post Capitoline Museum: The Story Behind Boy With Thorn appeared first on Europe Up Close.
  • Worms, Germany: A City of Churches

    W. Ruth Kozak
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Worms, located on the west bank of the Rhine River, is one of Germany’s oldest cities. Besides the archaeological finds that go back more than 6,000 years, Worms was the scene of several events that shaped European history. It is the site of a medieval epic “the Nibelungelied’ , a story every German child learns […] The post Worms, Germany: A City of Churches appeared first on Europe Up Close.
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  • Early morning/Late evening attractions in Singapore

    Shrinidhi Hande
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> Assume you’re in Singapore on work- Monday to Friday. You don’t have a weekend to spare. Either because you want to go back to your family or your company doesn’t like you staying a day more than necessary, you’re taking Friday night flight back home. Because most of the attractions open by 9/10 AM and close by 5/6PM, they can’t be visited unless you
  • Getting used to Genx Tata Nano Easyshift AMT

    Shrinidhi Hande
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    I had a chance to drive around Bengaluru in the new Nano AMT. This was different from two other Nano events I had attended this year- Indiblogger meet at Pune prior to Nano launch and TheChosenOnes event at Ahmedabad. This time got the car from Tata’s regional office in Blr with the intention of experiencing it in detail and write about it. As I drove around the AMT in Bangalore city
  • ರಂಗಿತರಂಗ ಸಿನೆಮಾ (Rangi Taranga Kannada movie review)

    Shrinidhi Hande
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    ಇತ್ತೀಚಿಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಪ್ರಶಂಸೆ ಗಳಿಸಿ ನಾಡಿನಾದ್ಯಂತ ಹೆಸರು ಮಾಡಿರುವ ರಂಗಿತರಂಗ ಸಿನೆಮಾವನ್ನು ನಾನು ಕುಟುಂಬದವರೊಡನೆ ಮೊನ್ನೆ ಭಾನುವಾರ ಕೋರಮಂಗಲದ ಪಿ ವಿ ಆರ್ ಚಿತ್ರಮಂದಿರದಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿದೆ. ಚಿತ್ರದ ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನನಗೆ ಆಗಿದ್ದು mixed feelings. ಅತ್ತ ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಹೊಗಳಲೂ ಆಗದ, ಇತ್ತ…
  • Few things Indigo can learn from Tigerair.

    Shrinidhi Hande
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    I had experienced TIgerair for the first time this June and I had three Indigo flights- one every day on 4th, 5th and 6th of July. I also tried Air Costa on 7th. Compared to Tiger Air’s in-flight service I found a set of possible improvements in Indigo’s in flight service. Indigo is India’s only profitable and very successful airline with close to 40% market share. They don’t need my advise
  • Alive Museum, Suntec City Mall, Singapore

    Shrinidhi Hande
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Suntec mall is a popular destination in Singapore. Located at heart of the city, Suntec mall houses many promintent corporate offices, a mall (Tang Mall), a good cafeteria and many more attraction. One of the recent attractions at Suntec mall is the Alive Museum. Alive museum is akin to the 3D art gallery I had seen atVenezia mall, Hua Hin last year. But I find Alive museum better prepared-
 
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  • Travel Quote of the Week: Wherever You Go

    Tracey
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    Today's Travel Quote of the Week is attributed to Confucius, who advises to go with your heart, wherever you go. And you can't argue with Confucius. The post Travel Quote of the Week: Wherever You Go appeared first on Solo Traveler. A new article has been added to Solo Traveler
  • Separate Vacations: Solo Travel for Two

    Janice
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Some people pine for them, some love them, some can't understand them... yet separate vacations - solo adventures - can do wonders for your relationship. The post Separate Vacations: Solo Travel for Two appeared first on Solo Traveler. A new article has been added to Solo Traveler
  • Solo Travel Destination: Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana, USA

    Guest
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    This Solo Travel Society member recommends a road trip to Little Bighorn Battlefield both for the beautiful Montana skies and the historical importance. The post Solo Travel Destination: Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana, USA appeared first on Solo Traveler. A new article has been added to Solo Traveler
  • Pic of the Week: Tyssedal, Norway

    Guest
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Just looking at this photo of a solo traveler sprawled on Trolltunga, high above Ringedalsvatnet lake near Tyssedal, Norway makes my heart beat faster. The post Pic of the Week: Tyssedal, Norway appeared first on Solo Traveler. A new article has been added to Solo Traveler
  • Cheap and Cheerful Solo Travel: Summer Getaways

    Janice
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    We hundreds destination recommendations on Solo Traveler. Here I offer you a round-up of cheap and cheerful solo travel destinations for summer getaways. The post Cheap and Cheerful Solo Travel: Summer Getaways appeared first on Solo Traveler. A new article has been added to Solo Traveler
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  • Cheap Travel Tips

    aaron@happytimeblog.co.uk (Aaron "Danger" Bradford)
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Backpacking around the world HappytimeBlog | Cheap Travel Tips If you love traveling, you are spending most of your earnings on moving from one place to another. Yes, you are saving money while you travel. If you are looking for additional travel tips to save even more, read this post till the very end. Alternate airports If you are planning to visit a specific location, you should look for alternate airport prices and check whether there is an advantage or not. For example, if you are traveling to Manchester, look for alternate airports for departure and arrival. It is possible that you…
  • Your guide to the most popular skiing destinations in France

    aaron@happytimeblog.co.uk (Aaron "Danger" Bradford)
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Backpacking around the world HappytimeBlog | Your guide to the most popular skiing destinations in France Photo from Flickr by Giåm Europe’s greatest mountain range, the Alps, reach their peak on the French-Italian border, so it’s no wonder that France is one of the top destinations to go skiing. The mountain range offers varied skiing experiences and shapes the picturesque villages. The local culture attracts holiday-makers who want a truly French skiing experience with chalets and traditional architecture in the surrounding villages. Plus, there are many places to keep the nights…
  • The Importance of Pre and Post Travel Health Checks

    aaron@happytimeblog.co.uk (Aaron "Danger" Bradford)
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    Backpacking around the world HappytimeBlog | The Importance of Pre and Post Travel Health Checks Photo from Flickr by mike828 – Miguel Duran Having the opportunity to travel is a wonderful thing. Visiting new places opens our eyes to new cultures and experiences and if the trip goes well, we come home happy, relaxed, and with some amazing memories. One thing you do need to be aware of, however, is that travel to foreign countries can also expose us to illnesses and diseases we have no immunity to. For this reason it is a good idea to book a health check before you travel. The health…
  • Fun Things to Do While Traveling

    aaron@happytimeblog.co.uk (Aaron "Danger" Bradford)
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    Backpacking around the world HappytimeBlog | Fun Things to Do While Traveling   Photo from Flickr by MLazarevski Is an experience that everyone should get in their lifetime. Many people think that traveling costs a lot of money, and in many cases, this is definitely true. If you want to pick up randomly and head off on an airplane or a cruise boat to Japan, it’s definitely going to cost you a few thousand dollars or more! But that doesn’t mean that you should avoid traveling altogether. Even if it costs a lot of money, it’s a great experience to have. One thing that…
  • Luxury Hotels in Madrid – Live it up during the Holidays

    aaron@happytimeblog.co.uk (Aaron "Danger" Bradford)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:38 am
    Backpacking around the world HappytimeBlog | Luxury Hotels in Madrid – Live it up during the Holidays Photo from Flickr Vacationing in Madrid should definitely be on your Bucket List, as it is one of the most amazing experiences in the world. Even if you aren’t much of a travel enthusiast, visiting this beautiful place at least once is a must. The city embraces you with open arms, and people here warm, friendly and welcoming.   Why should you reserve rooms in advance? Madrid opens up a myriad of opportunities for diverse entertainment such as shopping, sightseeing, cuisine,…
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  • 8 Things Every Traveler Should Pack

    Kelly Lewis
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Photo Credit: Molly.Low You don’t need to bring a lot with you when you travel -- in fact, considering how exhausting traveling through airports can be these days, it makes sense to attempt to simply carryon whenever possible. Just be sure these eight great, multifunctional items make into your suitcase. Take a look at our list of essentials, and then let us know -- did we miss anything? 1. Scarf or Sarong If you pack nothing else, be sure you have a long scarf or sarong. Long scarfs can be used as so many things: a blanket on a cold bus ride, a towel in a pinch, even a headwrap…
  • The 5 Best Art Fairs in the World

    Riley Kirkpatrick
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    Calling all art lovers! It feels like there are new art fairs popping up all over the world, all the time -- and as art lovers ourselves, we think it's great! With so many options out there, though, it's hard to know which ones to splurge on and which to pass up. So here are the five world-renowned art fairs that excite collectors, curators and art enthusiasts the most. In other words, these are the one's you definitely shouldn't pass on if you have the chance to go. Art Basel Photo by Max, Flickr Creative Commons Art Basel was established in Basel, Switzerland in 1970 by a group of…
  • Win a Luxurious Trip to the Turkish Coast!

    Jane Reynolds
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    Turkey is hot right now, but what's cool is that we're giving one lucky winner a luxe getaway to Bodrum on the Turkish Coast! Oyster.com has paired up with a group of stellar partners to offer a sweepstakes package that includes $2,000 of hotel credit at the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, a $1,500 airfare voucher, a $500 shopping spree at Shop Latitude, a $500 Flight 001 gift card, and $500 worth of custom travel planning assistance from Fathom. Submissions are being accepted now through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 3 so be sure to enter ASAP!Enter to Win >>
  • Sofia Vergara Reveals Her Wedding Destination

    Jane Reynolds
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Photo Credit: Dominick D With a dozen locations for wedding ceremonies, this historic hotel is a popular choice for couples. Service and reception options include outdoor lawns, an oceanfront terrace, three ballrooms, and four restaurants. UsWeekly announced that Sofia Vergara and fiance Joe Manganiello have set a date for their upcoming nuptials! The adorable couple, engaged for seven months, revealed that they will say "I do" in November at the luxurious Breakers Palm Beach.And Vergara and Manganiello are certainly not the first celebrities to visit this property. Past guests…
  • UPDATE: Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Open After Weekend Fire

    Jane Reynolds
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    The hotel's Bamboo Pool, where the fire took place Despite a massive fire this weekend, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas remains open. Around noon on Saturday, a fire erupted around the luxury hotel's outdoor pool on the 14th floor, where numerous guests were partying. Two guests were treated for smoke inhalation, but there were no reports of serious injuries. The fire department notes that the flames and smoke moved particularly quickly due to the highly flammable plastic palm trees that dot the pool deck. The cause of the fire is still under investigation; early reports speculate a…
 
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  • 9 New England Summer Food Festivals Worth The Road Trip

    Susan Kohlback
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    Just because the 4th of July has past, it doesn't mean Summer festivals in New England are on the wain. There are plenty of warm summer days and over-the-top foodie festivals yet to come. Summer is when the beer and wine really start to flow and seafood of every description is celebrated all across New England. So let's take a look at some of the best Summer Food Festivals yet to come:
  • Rocky Point – A Luxury Destination On Mexico’s Gulf Coast

    Guest Author
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Enjoying a Luxury Vacation in Rocky Point, Mexico Ah Rocky Point, home of never-ending parties, otherworldly beaches, and a mixing of cultures you won’t find anywhere else in Mexico. Located just off the beautiful waters of the gulf of Mexico, and a couple of hours south of Yuma, Arizona—Rocky Point is a wonderful place for vacationers from all over the world.
  • Best Ways to Connect When Traveling Far From Home

    Susan Kohlback
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    New trends in communicating with loved ones when you’re traveling to Mexico, Canada and Across The Pond.   T-Mobile has a great new plan. I arrived home today from a weekend away and look what was waiting for me on the doorstep. Oh the bennies of a blogger’s life.. Okay T-Mobile, you have my full attention! […]
  • America’s Absolute Top Rated RV and Camping Parks For Family Fun This Summer

    Susan Kohlback
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    America is dotted with great RV and Camping Parks that attract adventurers all summer long, but they are not all created equal. Before you load up your RV, camper van or family SUV, take the time to check out the very best of resort camping parks across the country.
  • Discover The Magical Island of Koh Mook Thailand

    Guest Author
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    Picture in your mind an island paradise that features sprawling sheer rock cliffs, dense tropical jungles, and pristine white sand beaches. What you are picturing is the reality in Koh Mook, an island off the coast of Thailand, just a stone’s throw away from the popular tourist islands of Koh Kradang and Koh Ngai. While there are dozens of wonderful islands off the coastlines of Thailand, perhaps none is as special as Koh Mook. It’s a magical, mysterious place where every trip will bring you different wild and wonderful experiences. Locals say that you can visit Koh Mook a dozen times and…
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2015

    Ramona
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You might be right, you might be wrong, but just don’t avoid. (K. Hepburn) — Screwing up is so much more fun than hiding! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-27-2015

    Ramona
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    He who desires but acts not breeds pestilence. (W. Blake) — She who turns her dreams into reality cures the world’s ills! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-27-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-26-2015

    Ramona
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves. (Unknown) — They joy of finding joy in mundanity! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-26-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-25-2015

    Ramona
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Rarer than ability is the ability to recognize ability. (R. Half) — Identifying your aptitudes is a skill in its own right! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-25-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-24-2015

    Ramona
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    To measure up to all that is demanded, a man must overestimate his capacities. (J.W. VonGoethe) — Say it and you can do it! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-24-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2015

    Ramona
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You might be right, you might be wrong, but just don’t avoid. (K. Hepburn) — Screwing up is so much more fun than hiding! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-27-2015

    Ramona
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    He who desires but acts not breeds pestilence. (W. Blake) — She who turns her dreams into reality cures the world’s ills! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-27-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-26-2015

    Ramona
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves. (Unknown) — They joy of finding joy in mundanity! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-26-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-25-2015

    Ramona
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Rarer than ability is the ability to recognize ability. (R. Half) — Identifying your aptitudes is a skill in its own right! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-25-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-24-2015

    Ramona
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    To measure up to all that is demanded, a man must overestimate his capacities. (J.W. VonGoethe) — Say it and you can do it! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-24-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
 
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  • 6 Things That Made Our Hearts Pound on our Caribbean Cruise

    Randy Kalp
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    “There he goes again,” I thought to myself between heavy breaths. He was a 50-something runner who had the pace of a jaguar. He ran in thigh-high running shorts—you know, the marathon type—a bare chest that dripped salty sea-air sweat, and a pair of nondescript running shoes. He lapped me and everyone else on the cruise ship’s outdoor jogging track that morning. I don’t think he noticed us at all, except when he had to juke and jolt between walkers. He’s a runner, that’s his trip, and he was simply doing his thing. I’m a runner too, but I’m nothing like him. I don’t do…
  • How We Work Together To Plan Our Travels

    Randy Kalp
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:12 am
    Relationships are a funny thing. You start out as two independent souls—each with your own way of doing things. Then over time you become a team, a perfect one-two punch, if you will, that when united is a stronger force than anything you could’ve imagined when you were single. Like a lot of guys, I resisted this notion at first: I don’t want to be BRANDY (Beth + Randy, get it?), I’m Randy dammit. Things changed for me, though, when we started traveling together. First, Beth introduced me to the gorgeous frontier beyond Tijuana in Baja, Mexico, then Guatemala and Oaxaca, and finally…
  • Save Big On Our Speakeasy Hidden Pocket Infinity Scarves #FundonEtsy

    Randy Kalp
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:23 am
    You’ve heard about them. You’ve seen them. Now is your chance to save $18 on your own Speakeasy travel scarf! A couple months ago Etsy asked us to be part of a new crowdfunding pilot program: Fund On Etsy. It’s an understatement to say we’re excited about so to launch our Fund On Etsy campaign so we’ve decided to give a HUGE discount on our most popular scarves as part of the program. To fund our new studio space, we are offering a discount on our most popular scarves AND free shipping! If you’ve been eyeing one of our hidden pocket travel scarves now is…
  • Join Us For Summer Fun in Telluride Tomorrow (6/17) on Pin-Up Live

    Randy Kalp
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:46 pm
    What did you want to be when you grew up? Lawyer? Pharmacist?  Doctor? Teacher? Not me. I wanted to be a ski bum in Colorado. Man, I thought that would be the life; I’d ski during the winter and mountain bike and fly fish in the summer. I mean have you seen Colorado in the summer? Oh, you haven’t? Well then, you’re in for a surprise. Winter may get most of the praise, but really, summer the Rocky Mountain way is where it’s at. And this week on Pin-Up Live!, we’re going to show you just how awesome summer in Telluride is. It’s our great pleasure to…
  • 4 Ways To Make Friends While Traveling

    Randy Kalp
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    We met Jasmine at a hostel in Oaxaca. We found Ben in Baja, Mexico, during a whale-watching trip. We volunteered with Todd and Benita at a biodynamic winery in Tuscany. And most recently, we shared cocktails with Kacie and Cole on our Carnival cruise through the western Caribbean. What do all of these people have in common? They’re our friends, and we met each of them while traveling. Related: What 7 Days on a Caribbean Cruise Looks Like I love meeting new people when we are traveling. It’s fun to hear another person’s perspective on a locale, hear about their experiences and why…
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  • Exploring Venice with my Maxwell Scott leather backpack + reader offer

    Heather Cowper
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    When my Maxwell Scott leather backpack arrived in the post, the smell of the leather transported me instantly to Italy, the home of the true leather artisan. Although Maxwell Scott is a British Company, they work in Tuscany with some of the best craftsmen to produce a range of handbags, briefcases and wallets that have a timeless style. These are bags that your friends will admire as the leather mellows to become an old friend. If, like me, you have a daughter with an eye for the good things in life, you may just find her ‘borrowing’ your Maxwell Scott bag and never giving back.
  • A dangerously beautiful hike in British Columbia

    Guest Author
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    Our guest author, Dana Sibilsky takes a hike in the beautiful woods of British Columbia that proves more dangerous than she anticipated when she finds signs of bear activity along the trail. In 2013, my husband and I made the mutual decision to spice up our lives together and really venture out to see what the world has to offer. With this decision, we agreed to travel at least twice a year; one place within the first half of the year (January-June) and another place within the second half of the year (June-December). In our journey to explore the world together, we have visited nearly all…
  • Like mother, like daughter – what we loved on our trip to Copenhagen

    Sophie-Anne Cowper
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    On my recent visit to Copenhagen, I enjoyed the company of my daughter, Sophie-Anne, who shares her tips for things that mums and daughters can enjoy together in Copenhagen. Unless you are travelling alone, there will always be a difference of opinion on what to do and see. One art lover’s Picasso museum is another girl’s prison, so it can be hard to find a balance. This is certainly true of different ages, and although I am probably going to end up as my mother at the end of my road to adulthood, for the time being we have varying opinions on a day well spent. Heather and…
  • Heather goes e-mountain-biking in Wilder Kaiser, Austria – video

    Heather Cowper
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    During my previous hikes in the Alps I got to know those pesky mountain-bikers only too well. On the Tour de Mont Blanc I’d seen them whizz by, spraying gravel and mud or weaving between the pine trees in a flash of luminous lycra. Give me a nice, gentle cycle ride, I thought, through rolling vineyards with a glass of chilled white wine at the end of the trail. Mountain-biking seemed just too much like hard work. Mountian Biking in Wilder Kaiser as part of Alpine Sports Week But here I was in Wilder Kaiser, the eastern corner of the Tirol region of Austria, with plenty of gorgeous…
  • Anadalis – a Mediterranean restaurant by the sea in Zakynthos, Greece

    Heather Cowper
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    If you are holidaying on the Greek island of Zakynthos, be sure to visit the new restaurant Anadalis in Argasi that adjoins Windmill Bay Hotel on the coast road.  The setting by the sea could not be more magical since the tables are set under palm trees with the waves lapping below the restaurant, making a romantic evening setting and a place to enjoy good times with friends and family. The restaurant was opened this season by my niece Sophia, who has returned to the island after a few years working for a leading hotel group. She’s one of a new generation of entrepreneurs that are…
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  • How To Get Your Kids a Passport

    Carrie Yu
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    So, your family is ready to head off on a great international vacation. You need to pack your suitcases, plan your trip, and most importantly, get passports for the kids! Here are our tips on how to get your kids a passport. Does My Child Need a Passport?  Your mode of transportation and child’s age determine whether or not a passport is needed. If you travel within the Western Hemisphere (Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central or South America) by air, or if you are traveling further abroad, each person needs a passport. Kids 16 and up require a passport when traveling internationally by…
  • Top 10 Things to do in Vancouver, British Columbia for Families

    Carrie Yu
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:28 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia, is easily one of the most beautiful cities in North America.  Perched on the edge of land, wherever you look you will spot gorgeous views of ocean and the mountains that surround the city. Here are the top 10 things to do in Vancouver, British Columbia selected by Trekaroo’s families. 10. Canada Place Canada Place is a fun waterfront destination to visit with the family. In season, cruise ships dock here providing a chance to see the boats up close, and the area also provides a great place to watch float planes take off and land in the harbor. Don’t…
  • Pet-Friendly Travel for Families- Weekly Digest- 7/26/15

    Michelle McCoy
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
      To start receiving Weekly Family Fun Digest emails. Click here. Destinations Tips Talk Book Hotels Buy Gear Blog Giveaways Pet-Friendly Travel for Families Friday July 24, 2015 Do you have a furry pet in your family? Traveling with the family pet adds a layer of fun and a world of experiences that you won’t find among the strictly human population. Pet-Friendly Travel for Families Taking the Dog Along: The Benefits and a Few Tips for Traveling with Your Dog Take the Kids and Dog To Mendocino 7 Great Hotel Chains for Pet-Friendly Travel Kid-Friendly Carmel (and Dog-Friendly Too)…
  • Summer Fun at Ski Resorts-Weekly Digest-9/19/15

    Michelle McCoy
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
      To start receiving Weekly Family Fun Digest emails. Click here. Destinations Tips Talk Book Hotels Buy Gear Blog Giveaways Summer Fun at Ski Resorts Sunday July 19, 2015 Ride scenic chair lifts, hike, swim, and find fun adventure at ski resorts – without the snow!   Top Summer Activities at Ski Resorts across the USA Northern California | Southern California | Colorado | New England | New York | Pennsylvania | Washington & Oregon …scroll down to find more summer ski resort fun Write a review on your favorite ski resort! Monday Madness Giveaways Win a vacation in…
  • Kid-Friendly Carmel (and Dog-Friendly Too)

    Kristine Dworkin
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:22 am
    There are so many things to take care of before the family sets off on a trip: stop the newspaper, water the plants, find a sitter for your pets, and numerous other errands that trickle down a seemingly endless to do list. But what if there was one thing you could take off that checklist altogether? Why get a pet sitter when you can take your dog with you? Taking the dog along on vacation seriously amps up the fun and laughter, according to my kids. After all, a dog will run around with you on the beach much longer than a parent will! Be prepared though, taking the dog also amps up the…
 
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  • Throw a Descendants Viewing Party

    cindy
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    I am so excited for this weekend! Descendants debuts on the Disney Channel! I have been waiting since this Disney Channel Original Movie was announced last year. I am intrigued by the premise of the Disney characters having children and seeing life from their unique perspectives. From the Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical” franchise) comes this original contemporary story of classic Disney characters reinvented and the introduction of modern Disney lore. Enter this new epic universe of relatable tween characters on a journey of…
  • Turn It Up Tuesday 97

    cindy
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It’s finally here! It’s VBS week! The staff and volunteers at RiverLife Church have put their hearts and souls into this year’s VBS. It is called MOVE! and it focuses on teaching our children to MOVE towards Jesus. We will follow the stories of 5 people/groups in the Bible who moved towards Jesus and why we should do the same. We spent Sunday afternoon/evening decorating the stage and the classrooms and now we just wait for the doors to open at 6:00pm each night this week. Time to turn it up…and party with us at Turn It Up Tuesday! It’s our 97th week, which means we’re only a few…
  • Make Plans Now to Visit the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2015

    cindy
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Fall is a great time to visit Walt Disney World, resort prices our lower (Disney is offering up to 25% off room rates for select fall dates), crowds are lighter, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is happening and of course, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is going on. This year Epcot is celebrating 20 years of its iconic festival and they are expanding it into Future World! photo courtesy of Disney Chloe Rice, photographer If you have never been to the Food and Wine Festival…why not? You are surely missing out! I love strolling around World Showcase trying foods from…
  • Amish Baked Chicken

    cindy
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    My favorite dish at our local Amish restaurant is their baked chicken.  We haven’t eaten there in ages, because we never go to that side of town anymore so I needed to find out how to make this delicious dinner. I found this recipe in an old church cookbook and it was contributed by an older lady who was raised Amish. It tastes just like the chicken I get at the restaurant and it is very easy to make. This recipe is best when made with chicken which still has its skin on. Chicken thighs are great or breasts with rib meat work well too. This is an added bonus because these cuts of meat cost…
  • What’s in the Beauty Box 5 July Box?

    cindy
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I have also received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.”The July 2015 Beauty Box 5 shipment is a hit with me. I love 3 of the products, and all 3 of them are full size with a value of over $25! One product I’m not at all interested in and honestly, the final product I haven’t tried yet. So let’s…
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  • 5 Ways Development Aid Has Made A Difference to the World

    Jane Meighan
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:08 am
    Photo credit: UK Department for International Development (Creative Commons) Does development aid really help people get out of poverty? It’s an important question, and to be honest, one which if answered truly would probably result in an answer so complex it would take up much more space than a simple blog post could provide! However, with such negativity surrounding the international aid budget right now in the UK coming from certain factions of the British media, I thought it would be useful to share some of the awesome things that development aid has done around the world so…
  • Thoughts on the UK General Election Result

    Jane Meighan
    15 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    I couldn’t quite muster the energy to write this post in the immediate aftermath of the UK General Election. Aside from the lack of sleep that comes with doing an all nighter to watch the votes come in, I wasn’t entirely sure if we’d got the result we wanted in Scotland. On one hand I was over the moon that the SNP had won an absolute landslide victory in Scotland (56 seats out of a possible 59), but on the other hand we still ended up with a Conservative government in Westminster? More concerningly, it was a majority Conservative government. When your whole country has…
  • While you holiday in the Mediterranean this summer, migrants are dying in it.

    Jane Meighan
    5 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    Apologies for the severe tone to the headline of this article, but the unfortunate reality is that it’s true. While many of us in the UK & Northern Europe will spend our holidays in Mediterranean resorts this summer, many migrants seeking asylum will die trying to cross the Med from Africa and the Middle East. And the worst part of it all is that much of it was, and is, completely avoidable. Literally, all our government(s) needed to do was chip into the previous Mare Norstrum search and rescue operations that were being conducted by Italy, i.e. search and rescue missions…
  • Ch-ch-changes! Becoming a social issues blog!

    Jane Meighan
    3 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    As some of you may have noticed over the past year, I’ve not been updating this blog anywhere near as much as I used to. To be quite honest, I’d kind of lost my passion for it. It was getting harder and harder to make a professional income from travel blogging, and to be honest, having to always think about how I was going to monetize this blog was taking the interest out of it! I mean, if the whole point of doing this and travelling the world was to have a more fulfilling life, how can you do that when you’re spending every waking minute thinking about money? I kept…
  • How to beat the pick-pockets in Barcelona!

    Jane Meighan
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    I’ve been in Barcelona almost 2 months now, and despite the larger police presence in tourist areas of the city (which I’m pleased to say does seem to be making a difference), Barcelona is still a destination where pick-pocketing and bag snatching is rife! I’ve yet to come across a reliable source of stats, but I genuinely wouldn’t be surprised if this was the pick-pocket capital of the world given how many people I’ve come across who’ve had stuff stolen! With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to give you my top tips on avoiding theft in…
 
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  • Those Popular Blue Domes in Santorini, Greece

    Marcello
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:11 am
    Popular Blue Domes Santorini Those blue domes in Santorini, Greece.  After renting a 4X4 the morning once arriving in Santorini that became the first mission. Luckily, I woke up at 4pm just before the sunset later that day. It costs 25 Euros to rent the 4×4 per day and I obviously denied the helmet because I wanted to feel the breeze in my silky long hair. Located in the town of Oia (pronounced EE-AH) this is the epic picture I was after before arriving in Greece. What is ironic is that I found it by chance. I was looking for a place to eat with a view of the sea and just as I sat down…
  • It’s Time For The Next Adventure: Finally Europe

    Marcello
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    It’s time for the next adventure! For years now I have been traveling the world specifically avoiding Europe! I wanted to visit the most distant places in the world and visit destinations that most people haven’t even heard of. To be the first travel blogger in the newest country in the world (at the time), South Sudan was my mission. Getting inside what supposedly was the most dangerous country in the world, Somaliland, was also on the agenda. From the most remote beaches within Brazil to living in Ethiopia. I wanted to see it all and as fast as possible. Now the focus is more…
  • 23 Best Travel Tips After 5 Years Of Traveling The World

    Marcello
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Best Tips For World Travel These are my best travel tips after traveling around the world for more than 6 years. After having the opportunity to visit over 80 countries, all 7 continents, and living in 12 countries across 5 continents, I’ve learned a few things along the way. Traveling around the world has always been a passion of mine. I remember I would proclaim in college that one day, ONE DAY, I would be day trading and traveling around the world. Everyone would tell me how crazy I was or would just brush me off. I took a few trips to Iceland and Costa Rica, but it wasn’t until I took…
  • Sulawesi Attractions: The Magical North

    Maria Laborde
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Kungkungan Bay Resort, provided by management Sulawesi attractions: the magical North. This is a guest post from friend and fellow travel blogger Maria Alexandra from LatinAbroad.com. Right in the middle of The Coral Triangle in Indonesia lies Sulawesi, the 11th largest island in the world. With over 600 different species of coral and more than 3000 different fish species, its waters are, hands-down, the most biologically diverse onEarth. In fact, this area proudly claims about 20% of our planet’s reefs. Legendary among diving and underwater photography enthusiasts, Sulawesi is still…
  • Experiencing Laid Back Miami

    Marcello
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:17 pm
    A lot changed for me in 2014! I definitely traveled a lot less and created my first home base in Medellin, Colombia. I was a bit burnt out by travel to be honest and the traders we train at the Day Trading Academy were becoming more and more profitable. It was time to semi settle down? Every year I visit the United States to do fun things like file my taxes (get your billions back America!), visit my mother, aka Madame WanderingTrader, and buy super cheap things at Wal-Mart. I haven’t been back to the United States outside of once a year for the past six years. I decided to change…
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  • Edgewater Edge Fest 2015 in Chicago

    www.vino-con-vista.com
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Fried bramboráky, potato pancakes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   English: Historic Edwgewater Beach Neighborhood Chicago, IL USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Edge Fest 2012 in Chicago Edge Fest 2014 is held in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood close to Lake Michigan’s shoreline. There are plenty of coffee shops, ice cream parlors, stores and ethnic restaurants. Edgewater also offers great beaches, like Hollywood Beach, Osterman Beach and Foster Avenue Beach. WHERE: 5900 Broadway WHEN: August 1-2,2015 There will also be an Edgewater art fair September 26 – 27, 2015 Edgewater…
  • Jazz at the Shedd Aquarium 2015 in Chicago

    www.vino-con-vista.com
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    English: Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Gar at the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Listen to Jazz at the Shedd Aquarium July 24 – Sept. 9, 2015 (Wednesdays) Hear musicians and vocalists, see views from the terrace, buy cocktails & food, and visit the aquarium at Jazzin’ at the Shedd at Shedd Aquarium. Ticket sales for Saturday, July 25 will end at 3:15 p.m. in preparation for the 4:00 p.m. close for an event. Jazz. Cocktails. The lake. Fireworks. And 32,000 animals. That’s Jazzin’ at the Shedd! This year’s…
  • Insights into the Vatican in Italy: UNESCO’s Holy City near Rome

    www.vino-con-vista.com
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    Image via Wikipedia English: Wide angle View of the altar inside St. Peter’s Basilica (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Façade of St. Peter’s Basilica as seen from Saint Peter’s Square. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Crepuscular rays in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: A 5×6 segment panoramic image taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 70-200mm f/2.8L lens from the dome of St Peter’s in Vatican City in Rome. Français: Image panoramique composée de 5×6 photos prises par David Iliff à l’aide d’un…
  • The 606 “Bloomingdale Trail” in Chicago

    www.vino-con-vista.com
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    English: Iron Horse Trail footbridge; formerly the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad; BNSF Railway line below (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   English: Chicago Lake front bike trail (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Iron Horse Trail footbridge; formerly the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Map of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. Thick red lines indicate trackage still operated by CP Rail; purple lines indicate former MILW trackage now operated by other railroads; red dashed lines indicate abandoned track.
  • Lollapalooza 2015 in Chicago

    www.vino-con-vista.com
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    Sabotage (Black Sabbath album) cover by Black Sabbath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Dehumanizer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Black Sabbath on stage at Schleyerhalle in Stuttgart, Germany. “Reunion Tour”. From left to right: Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward (Photo credit: Wikipedia)       English: Franz Ferdiand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)           Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys Jack White, Avicii, Justice, Florence + The Machine, At The…
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  • Exit Interview: I'm A Crypto-Specialist Working To Secure the Internet For A Billion People

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    (Photo: wavebreakmedia/shutterstock.com) It’s 2015, and living half your life online is unavoidable. Our personal computers have become like extensions of our brains and bodies, portals to a world where we can assume new identities, interact with strangers across the globe, and learn once unimaginable things. But computers are also tools. Not only do we store our sensitive information within the nebulous web of hardware and software, but we also search. Want to know a person’s secrets? Check their Google history. This is why data security plays into our deepest, darkest fears. The…
  • FOUND: $1 Million of Sunken Golden Treasure

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Sunken treasure is real sometimes (Photo: Queen Jewels) Three hundred years ago this summer, a fleet of Spanish ships set sail from Cuba. Their timing was bad: about a week out, a hurricane blew up and sunk 11 of the dozen ships off the coast of Florida.  Although it's been combed over for centuries, many people believe that the site of the wreck still contains hundreds of millions of dollars worth of loot. And they might be right. Just recently, a family of treasure hunters found more than 50 gold coins and a golden chain, worth, altogether, more than $1…
  • Exploring the Secret Nazi Tunnels Under a German Vacation Town

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    Tunnel system beneath the Platterhof Hotel, now part of the Documentation Centre exhibit. (Photo: Luke Spencer) Deep in the mountains of Bavaria is a concrete doorway set into the side of the mountain. Even in the height of summer, the thick steel door is cool to the touch, and drips with condensation. From the edges of the door frame comes a chilling cold breeze. It isn’t marked on any tourists guide maps, as the government would prefer that you had no idea that it exists. Behind the steel door lies the underground secret bunker complex of Adolf Hitler.  Forgotten in the…
  • Every Book Is a Journey, But These Old Posters Make Reading Seem Like a Trip

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Passports to Adventure", 1939. (Photo: Library of Congress) In 1935, as part of his New Deal program to put Americans back to work during the Great Depression, President Roosevelt established the Work Progress Administration. The WPA (its name was changed to the Work Project Administration in 1939) employed millions of people to carry out major public works projects, and within it, there was a smaller, creative arm: the Federal Project Number One. The goal was not just providing funding and work for artists, but also promoting and sharing the work being done by…
  • 8 of the World's Strangest Burial Spots

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    (Photo: jojo nicdao/Flickr) Death could take you at any time, so it is always a good idea to have some instructions in place for how you would like to be buried. But why settle for a boring underground burial when you could have your body stored for its eternal rest in all sorts of interesting places? In fact, all over the world, people have been burying the dead in unexpected locales. To help inspire you, here are eight weird places around the world where people have been interred.  1. Between the tables of a restaurant (Photo: ynaija.com) India's New Lucky Restaurant brings…
 
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  • Exit Interview: I'm A Crypto-Specialist Working To Secure the Internet For A Billion People

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    (Photo: wavebreakmedia/shutterstock.com) It’s 2015, and living half your life online is unavoidable. Our personal computers have become like extensions of our brains and bodies, portals to a world where we can assume new identities, interact with strangers across the globe, and learn once unimaginable things. But computers are also tools. Not only do we store our sensitive information within the nebulous web of hardware and software, but we also search. Want to know a person’s secrets? Check their Google history. This is why data security plays into our deepest, darkest fears. The…
  • Cass Scenic Railroad in Cass, United States

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Cass Scenic Railroad State Park operates along the same rails brought to the area in 1901 to service West Virginia Pulp and Paper’s company town to haul lumber, product, and services to and from the mill at Cass. Today, the same steam-powered engines that have run the line for over a century transport delighted passengers up and down scenic Back Allegheny Mountain, across land that has changed very little over time. The heritage railway at Cass is home to the largest collection of Shay locomotives still extant in the world. Its fleet of legendary turn-of-the-century locomotives incluces…
  • FOUND: $1 Million of Sunken Golden Treasure

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Sunken treasure is real sometimes (Photo: Queen Jewels) Three hundred years ago this summer, a fleet of Spanish ships set sail from Cuba. Their timing was bad: about a week out, a hurricane blew up and sunk 11 of the dozen ships off the coast of Florida.  Although it's been combed over for centuries, many people believe that the site of the wreck still contains hundreds of millions of dollars worth of loot. And they might be right. Just recently, a family of treasure hunters found more than 50 gold coins and a golden chain, worth, altogether, more than $1…
  • Bash Bish Falls in Mount Washington, Massachusetts

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    A picturesque waterfall and creek in western Massachusetts, the beauty of Bash Bish Falls belies its eerie Mohican legends and hidden dangers. In the southwestern corner of Massachusetts Bash Bish Falls drops 80 feet from its summit to a shallow pool and a creek. At the top of the falls, a view extends into New York state's Taconic State Park. In trying to attain this view, however, 25 people have died from slips while rock climbing or jumping into a seemingly deep but really shallow pool. Steel cables have been added to various walkways to lessen the dangers, but AOL Travel has named these…
  • Exploring the Secret Nazi Tunnels Under a German Vacation Town

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    Tunnel system beneath the Platterhof Hotel, now part of the Documentation Centre exhibit. (Photo: Luke Spencer) Deep in the mountains of Bavaria is a concrete doorway set into the side of the mountain. Even in the height of summer, the thick steel door is cool to the touch, and drips with condensation. From the edges of the door frame comes a chilling cold breeze. It isn’t marked on any tourists guide maps, as the government would prefer that you had no idea that it exists. Behind the steel door lies the underground secret bunker complex of Adolf Hitler.  Forgotten in the…
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  • Jamie Cullum at the Blueballs festival in Lucerne

    Véronique
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    Review and photos from Brigid Schlunegger: Jamie Cullum comes out on the stage with guns blazing. Running from piano to drum and back again, standing on the piano, jumping off the piano, and singing all the while, never missing a beat. Jazz standards from the newest “Interlude” album to original songs from his many recordings are featured. […] The post Jamie Cullum at the Blueballs festival in Lucerne appeared first on Vivamost!.
  • Photo of the week, June 4th, 2015

    Véronique
    4 Jun 2015 | 3:04 am
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  • Under the spell of Cairo

    Véronique
    2 May 2015 | 3:46 am
    Halt in the land of the pharaohs: when chaos meet culture   cairo is much more than a dirty, congested city overcrowded – garbages everywhere- children’s begging,…
  • Manuella Magnin: Lamb stew with spices and chocolate

    Véronique
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Vivamost is proud to share the lamb stew recipe of the cook Manuella Magnin. Magnin prepared this original recipe for Moët & Hennessy. For each season last year she created one recipe in cooperation with the well-known champagne house. Each was made to pair a wine of Moët & Hennessy’s portfolio. This time it was to celebrate the Spanish wine, […] The post Manuella Magnin: Lamb stew with spices and chocolate appeared first on Vivamost!.
  • Photo of the week, March 24th, 2015

    Véronique
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
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  • Great Summer Escapes: 5 City Festivals in August

    Joy Pecknold
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Those with midsummer night’s dreams of experiencing a festival best get on it. To help, here’s a guide to where you can get your arts and culture on around the world this August. San Francisco, California: Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, August 7-9 In gorgeous Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands is a merry mix […]
  • Proust Travel Questionnaire: Jackie Kai Ellis, The Paris Tours

    Joy Pecknold
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Life is pretty sweet for Jackie Kai Ellis. After studying pastry in Paris, she opened the much-loved Beaucoup Bakery & Café in Vancouver, and she routinely returns to the City of Light to guide The Paris Tours, an intimate walking tour of its most toothsome pâtisseries and chocolate shops (psst, the next one is this September). Herein, she sheds light on her travel loves and loathes.
  • 10 Questions: Ester Marcaida, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa

    Joy Pecknold
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Ester Marcaida of Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines. Best hotel room at the property: Our Loft Villa is my favorite, as it has a private infinity pool that looks as […]
  • Hotel Spotlight: Tiara Hotels & Resorts

    Adam Nagy
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    Be it an exclusive hideaway on the Cote D’Azur, a five-star beach break in Cannes or a luxury stay in Chantilly, one of France’s quaintest towns, that you’re after, Tiara Hotels & Resorts promises exceptional service in picturesque surroundings. Explore each of Tiara’s unique offerings herein. Tiara Chateau Hotel Mont Royal Chantilly – The Chateau is […]
  • Proust Travel Questionnaire: Tegan Klenner and Lindsay Sjoberg, Treasures & Travels

    Joy Pecknold
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Sisters Tegan Klenner and Lindsay Sjoberg not only share DNA, but also a lifestyle blog, Treasures & Travels. As the name suggests, they dig traveling—most recently, a yurt-filled road trip along the Oregon Coast—so, naturally, we let them loose on our Proust-inspired questionnaire. As you'll see, they really see eye to eye.
 
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  • 6 Bloggers Discover the Baltics with JayWay Travel

    Charlie
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    In May 2015 we put together a multi-blogger 10 day trip in the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Hopefully from the posts that are linked below and the various photos and videos to be found using the #JayWayBaltics hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook it should be easy to see just how much fun we had on this trip. Here we have collected all the posts contributed by the bloggers who took part in the #JayWayBaltics blogger trip in May 2015. The bloggers we had the pleasure of hosting were: Tawny Clark and (Captain) Christopher Staudinger of Captain and Clark Laura…
  • European Fall Festival Guide 2015

    Jacy Meyer
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    Autumn is a gorgeous time to visit Europe. Crowds have thinned, sunny days are still a possibility, and the locals are back from their summer holidays, giving cities a more lived-in vibe. Plus, cultural calendars are bursting with events after the summer shutdown. Here’s a roundup of some of the best festivals and events in Europe this coming fall. Austria Salzburg: St. Rupert’s Fair – September 23-27. A traditional fair held in the squares surrounding Salzburg’s cathedral, honoring the city’s patron saint. Local crafts, food and more. Vienna: Blickfang – October 30-31, November…
  • What to do in Kotor

    Charlie
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    We recently had the chance to test out a couple of tours offered in stunning Kotor, Montenegro by our new partner there while staying in Kotor for a few days for a research trip. We will soon be adding a few more accommodation options in Kotor too as a result. Here’s how to fill a day in Kotor: Muscling In First off – it’s All About the Mussels… After meeting our boat and guide at the pier near Old Town at midday we headed first to the small man-made islet known as Our Lady of the Rocks opposite the small town of Perast on the coast of the bay, on which stands a Roman…
  • Three Berlin Neighborhood Cafes

    Jacy Meyer
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:14 am
    Berlin is a huge sprawling city and it is best explored by neighborhood. Every one of the districts offer something interesting to discover. But all that walking (or U-bahn riding) can get tiring and Berlin is a city which doesn’t let you slow down. Here are three recommendations for a little coffee and cake jolt to get you back on the streets.   Prenzlauer Berg This former East Berlin Bohemian neighborhood has gone decidedly more upscale in recent years but is an excellent shopping area for those looking for anything from advent-garde to vintage including fashion, accessories, funky…
  • Hot Air Ballooning over Trakai

    Charlie
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:02 am
    With some of the lowest prices in the world for hot-air ballooning as well as being one of the few cities in Europe that you’re allowed to fly over in a hot air balloon, Vilnius is possibly one of the best places to tick off that particular bucket list item. You can choose between flying over the city of Vilnius itself or the Trakai castle and lakes, a 30 minute drive from Vilnius. In either case, flights take place around dawn or dusk and you will be picked up from your hotel. The whole process takes about 4-5 hours, including getting to and from the take off and landing sites. You…
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  • The 24 Hour Layover: Best Restaurants in Houston

    Ayngelina
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    My tour of Texas with Discover America that brought me to gorgeous San Antonio and Texas Hill Country with a final stop for the best restaurants in Houston for a speedy 24 hours before flying home. I wasn’t really sure what to expect of Houston, while people raved about San Antonio no one really seemed to like Houston and one friend went so far as to call it a dump! So so wrong. It was a whirlwind but with help from Taylor from The Fatted Calf and Mai Pham, a local food writer who knows everything about Houston,  I had an amazing time and would definitely go back.  Here are some…
  • The Greatest Wine Region You Didn’t Know About

    Ayngelina
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Did you know that Texas was home to the second most visited wine region in the US and the 10th most visited in the world? Shocker I know, but Texas Hill Country is home to 46 wineries with more developing every day. When I spoke to friends who lived in Austin, less than an hour away, they didn’t know much about good Texan wine, it apparently has a history of being very sweet and they had no idea that the climate is perfect for producing traditional wines from Italy, France and Spain like sangiovese, viognier and tempranillo. Wine in Texas is a relatively new endeavor. Until the…
  • 48 Hours of Gluttony: Best Restaurants in San Antonio

    Ayngelina
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    I went to Texas, y’all! Remember I said I’m going to travel solo a bit, and Dave needed to stay home and serve Loka Snacks. Discover America reached out to me to participate in an Instagram program, sending me to Texas for 5 days to share what I ate on Instagram. I hit San Antonio first and ate for 48 hours straight at some of the best restaurants in San Antonio. I liked the city so much I created a downloadable PDF with my favourite finds. San Antonio is More than the Alamo Sad as it may be, my only reference for San Antonio was an obscure reference to the Alamo and the recent…
  • Our Biggest News Ever! #KickstartLoka

    Ayngelina
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    We have giant news to announce today, we’ve just launched a Kickstarter to turn our pop-up into a full fledged bricks and mortar restaurant.   Watch the video: In September I helped Dave launch Loka Snacks, he had moved to Toronto after having an award-winning restaurant in Charlottetown but couldn’t find a home in Toronto that shared the same food values as he did. I believed in his talent and pushed him to quit his 18-hour day job, knowing he’d finding something better. His first day of unemployment he went out for laundry and returned telling me he’d just…
  • Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel Solo

    Ayngelina
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:12 pm
      Today I turn 38. It seems so strange because only a few years ago I was eating a hamburger the size of my face in Nicaragua, and unbelievably 3 years ago I was writing about being a traveling spinster. Last year I shared 37 travel lessons but this year I have only one to share. At some point in your life you should travel solo. It seems like such an arbitrary proclamation but here’s why: The fear of being alone is the single most terrifying fear and it’s one that unites us as humans. It’s also our biggest downfall because it’s holding us back. It makes us…
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  • Where to do yoga in Thailand

    Alana Morgan
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Thanks for following and reading Overland Travel Adventures from Go, See, Write If the latest fitness-friendly Instagram selfie craze is anything to go by, jaunting around the world to deepen your yoga practice is more popular than ever – and Thailand serves as a perfect place to do your downward dogs while staying in some gorgeous spots. You can attend classes, studios and retreats across the country, but there are three main hubs where you’ll find particularly large yoga scenes throughout the year. Bangkok When I think of Bangkok, the first thing that comes to mind is traffic. Then…
  • 3 things to do in Koh Samui that don’t involve the beach

    Jaclynn Seah
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Thanks for following and reading Overland Travel Adventures from Go, See, Write People travel to Koh Samui in Thailand mainly to enjoy the white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. But if you’re recovering from a sunburn or just want a break from getting sand in all the crevices of your body, here are three things you’ll be surprised to discover on this little island paradise: Swim in a waterfall Photo by Tuomas Lehtinen on Flickr Head inland and you’ll find some lovely tropical forests and a different body of water to swim in. The Namuang waterfalls in the southern end…
  • The perfect Tuscany road trip – part 1

    Nat and Tim Harris
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Thanks for following and reading Overland Travel Adventures from Go, See, Write Our Tuscany Dream Road Trip – Part 1 A lot of people think Tuscany is overrated and search out lesser known parts of Italy to explore. But, although each region has many wonderful things to offer, there’s a reason Tuscany is up there on every Italy lover’s list. Many consider its cuisine the best in the country. Drive through Val d’Orcia and you’ll see scenery that will leave you speechless and of course there are the people, ready to teach you anything and everything about their region if you show…
  • The top things to do and see in Morocco

    Guest Poster
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Thanks for following and reading Overland Travel Adventures from Go, See, Write A short ferry ride away from Europe, you will find Morocco, the magical land of camels, mosques and beautiful natural landscapes. From impressive waterfalls to the stunning coastal sea-side, Morocco has a lot more to offer than just deserts (although of course, a visit to the Sahara is definitely a must!). Here’s some of the best top things to do and see in Morocco. Are you ready to venture into the realm of Aladdin? #01: Explore the world’s bluest city: Chefchaouen In the north of Morocco there is…
  • Top 5 totally free activities in Rio de Janeiro

    Guest Poster
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Thanks for following and reading Overland Travel Adventures from Go, See, Write Travelers love South America for its accessible language, easy transportation, and relatively inexpensive prices. But within the region, one notorious budget-breaker (and language anomaly) tends to be avoided or quickly skipped through. The rumors are true: compared to the rest of South America, Brazil can be more difficult. The whole country is pretty pricey – and the language is Portuguese rather than Spanish. And within Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro is arguably the most expensive, scaring off a lot of…
 
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  • Backseat Chronicles: 10 Episode Anniversary of a Globe Bros creation

    Heather
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    It’s Day 22!   The time outside the car is easy but could the boys handle 30 days together in the car? We weren’t sure. When we set out on this 30-day road trip, the goals were both personal and professional.  The travel writer in me wanted to delve into a road trip with enough time and distance to develop good information to share. The family travel lover in me yearned for the kind of time together with Ish and the boys that we only seem to get when we are away from home.  The kind of time we had on our year away traveling the world dependent only on each other for…
  • Road Trip Tales: Alison Burke

    Admin
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    Our Road Trip Tales series continues and we’ve chatted with a lot of on-the-go mamas lately! Today we’re bringing you an interview with PR expert Alison Burke, President of Impressions PR – the go-to agency for tapping into the parenting market. She’s the mom of three boys and always on the go! Learn more about Alison by reading our interview, then check out the entire Road Trip Tales series by clicking each featured parent in the list at the end of this post. Photo Courtesy of Alison Burke. What’s your favourite summer road trip memory? As a kid, we did a lot of…
  • Road Trip Tales: Lola Augustine Brown

    Admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    I can’t believe it; we are less than 2 weeks away from landing in Vancouver, BC and wrapping up our epic road trip. It has been fun being on the road, and sharing updates with you, while also featuring the Road Trip Tales of some of my favourite people. Now we bring you writer extraordinaire Lola Augustine Brown! And take a look at past interviews: Tracy Moore, Erin Bender, Carol Cain, Kathy Buckworth, Emma Waverman, Leisse Wilcox and Alyson Schafer. I’ve known Lola for years. We first met at a conference in Whistler and have managed to swap information and maintain a friendship…
  • Spontaneity – The lost art of traveling without a destination

    Heather
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    For most of the first half of this trip we’ve set out from one destination and headed directly for another. We started in Toronto and knew we’d stop in Niagara Falls, Pittsburgh, Wytheville and Savannah on route to Orlando.  We’ve also known generally where we’d stay. We booked our stays in Wytheville (The Bolling Wilson Hotel), Savannah (Hampton Inn and Suites) and Orlando ( a gorgeous 2-bedroom townhouse at Regal Oaks) either before leaving home or on our way down but each time we knew what we wanted – a boutique hotel, a good free breakfast, room to spread…
  • Road Trip Tales: Alyson Schafer

    Admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Our Road Trip Tales Series continues with parenting expert Alyson Schafer, family therapist and best selling author of “Honey, I Wrecked the Kids.” Her story of a road trip memory from childhood will have you giggling and her tips from her own family experiences you’ll find very valuable (no ice cream in the car, ever). If you’re just catching up on our Road Trip Series now, be sure to check out past interviews: Tracy Moore, Erin Bender, Carol Cain, Kathy Buckworth, Emma Waverman, and Leisse Wilcox. Photo Courtesy of Alyson Schafer. What’s your favourite summer road…
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    Family Rambling

  • My Favorite Beauty Products for Camping

    Jody Halsted
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    Affiliate disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for products I personally own, use, and recommend. When you make a purchase I may receive a referral commission. Your costs will not be higher when you make a purchase through my links, and your purchase helps support the costs of maintaining Family Rambling. Thank you! I don’t know about you, but for me camping is one time when I really don’t feel like I have to present myself in a certain way- whether that is as a professional, a wife, or a mom. I can be relaxed and minimal, focused on fun & family. That said,…
  • Midwest Getaway: Champaign, Illinois

    Jody Halsted
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    Though Chicago often gets the glory when it comes to Illinois tourism, it’s not the only place worth visiting. My girls & I spent a few fun days in Champaign, Illinois – and found a perfect family getaway filled with outdoor activities, terrific food, interesting history, and a completely magical English Garden. Soda-licious – the Home Soda Company, in the tiny town of Homer, carries small-batch sodas from across the country. Family Fun in Illinois: 7 Reasons to Visit Champaign County Published by Minitime The central cities of Champaign-Urbana, or Chambana, as the…
  • Best Beach Camping in the US

    Jody Halsted
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Though you can often find campgrounds near the beach, finding actual beach camping – as in on the beach, mere steps from the water- is a trickier prospect. photo credit: Camping at Padre via photopin (license) After quite a bit of research, and adding lots of places to my RV Bucket List, I was able to share this list of beach campsites around the US. Camping by the Sea : Best Beach Campgrounds for Families published by Minitime (syndicated by Today’s Mama) As you prepare your summer adventures, it’s likely two words figure into your plans: beach and camping. Beginning your…
  • A Busy Mom’s Summer Go Bag – Tween Edition

    Jody Halsted
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    Affiliate disclosure: Thank you for reading Family Rambling. Please know I partner with companies I use and trust as an affiliate and, when you make a purchase I will (in most cases) receive a referral commission. Your costs will not be higher when you make a purchase through my links, and your purchase helps support the costs of maintaining Family Rambling. Thank you! Go Bag : the bag you keep packed for family outings. I actually thought that once my girls were old enough to schlep their own stuff that I wouldn’t need a ‘go bag’. I foolishly thought that the kids would…
  • Exploring the Black Hills from Hot Springs, South Dakota

    Jody Halsted
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:27 am
    The majority of visitors to the Black Hills arrive with a singular focus: Mount Rushmore. Which is to be expected- it is the #1 tourist attraction in South Dakota. But there is a lot to do in this upper Midwest state beyond gazing at massive carvings in mountainsides – you can explore an archaeological dig, go deep beneath the prairie, and even find gourmet food in a biker bar! The world’s largest mammoth dig is in Hot Springs, South Dakota Hot Springs, South Dakota – the Southern Gateway to the Black Hills  published by The Scenic Route at GoRVing Before we purchased our…
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    Chic Traveler

  • Video: Tips on Renting a Vacation Home

    video
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    There are some important things you should know before you rent a vacation home.
  • Where to Find Best Deals on Hotel Rooms

    Donna Sundblad
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Travel websites have built reputations as convenient sites designed to help us find the best travel deals all in one place. But when it comes to finding the best deals on hotel stays, while they may provide a way to compare a number of hotels in one place, they don’t necessarily offer the best deal […]
  • Video: This Cliff House Has Terrifying Views of the Sea

    video
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    The view is to die for. Or perhaps, die of fright. Matt Sampson asks the question would you want to live in a house like this.
  • Bungee Jump Victoria Falls a Thrill for Adrenaline Junkies

    Donna Sundblad
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular falls in the world and one of Africa’s most popular attractions. It is situated on the Zambezi River where it defines the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. This majestic landmark is the only waterfall in the world more than a kilometer in length and over 100 meters high. As […]
  • Video: How to Prevent Credit Card Fraud While Traveling

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    24 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Credit card thieves never take a vacation, so Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has ways to protect yourself while traveling.
 
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  • On The Road With “David Bowie Is”

    Matt Stabile
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Multi-dimensional artist/mega pop star, with a career spanning 50-plus years, David Bowie continues to ch . . . ch . . . change. This latest version, without Bowie in the driver’s seat, is the traveling exhibition created by London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. David Bowie Is brings together music, writings, objects, videos and costumes from Bowie’s massive personal archive. After sold-out shows in London, Berlin, Toronto, Sao Paolo, Chicago, and Paris, the exhibition is heading next to Melbourne. And I will be there — again. Call me weird, but I’ve been following the David…
  • A Cinematic Tour Of Turkey

    Matt Stabile
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    “With My Eyes Closed” is a cinematic tour of Turkey from New Zealand-based filmmaker Justin Heaney. Justin shot this stunning montage of the enigmatic country during the course of two recent trips there, which included stops in Cappadocia and Istanbul. By Matt Stabile / Matt Stabile is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheExpeditioner.com. You can read his writings, watch his travel videos, purchase the book he co-edited or contact him via email at any time at TheExpeditioner.com. The post A Cinematic Tour Of Turkey appeared first on TheExpeditioner Travel Site.
  • 10 Travel Tips Rick Steves Won’t Tell You (Or Doesn’t Know)

    Matt Stabile
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:17 am
    1) Always Carry A Pack Of Cigarettes And A Lighter (Even If You Don’t Smoke) This is by far my number one piece of advice for solo travelers. I was standing in an alleyway in Bologna when a tall, dark and handsome Italian man came up to me and said something that I mentally translated as, “You must be the American girl I’ve always dreamt of.”Turns out he actually asked, “Do you have a lighter?” As fate would have it, I did not. He turned on his heel and headed to the next prospect. A lost opportunity in my book. From that point forward, I kept a lighter on me and, seeing as I was…
  • How To Fly Business Class For Under $100

    Matt Stabile
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The flying experience means different things to different people. Economy flyers begrudgingly step foot on the plane, glowering at potential row-mates while they mentally prepare themselves for the battle of the next several hours. The light in the distance is the destination — the longer the flight, the further away the light. Then there is business class. Being woken up to the landing protocol is met with disbelief as they ask themselves, how can it be over already? Being filled to the brim with champagne and lobster while completely rested from a fully flat bed will do that to you.
  • Chasing Chimpanzees

    Matt Stabile
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:56 pm
    “I’m sick,” says my father. The words hit me like a ton of bricks. My heart sinks to my toes. It’s 7 a.m. and I just spent my fourth night sleeping in a two-man tent plopped on the grounds of a well-manicured guesthouse in the beautiful Ugandan countryside near Kibale. We’re slated to track wild chimpanzees in Kibale National Park this afternoon. The timing of the sickness couldn’t be worse. I look at my father in the soft morning light cast by the rising sun. His face is covered in sweat and he’s curled up in the fetal position on a thin sleeping pad. He looks frail. I wonder…
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  • Yarmouth Clam Festival – 2015

    Ray Deleo
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Bed and Breakfast Maine namely  the Atlantic Birches Inn  an Old Orchard Beach Inn  would like to  inform you of one of our favorite events of the year the   Yarmouth Clam Festival 50th year annual tradition, which comes alive this Friday July 17, 2015 it  provides a sense of seasonal timekeeping; for others, a centerpiece for homecoming gatherings; and for others, a reconnection with the pleasure of basic hometown charm.   This annual festival boasts lots of clams for eating, fireworks,  competitions musical Fireman Competition performances, , arts and crafts.  A juried…
  • Maine Maple Sugaring Weekend

    Ray Deleo
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    Maine Made Maple Syrup Did you know that this is the busiest time of year for Maine’s Maple Trees?  Even with worst of winter in ten years, Maine has something sweet to offer, as the maple sugaring season got underway this past  weekend.  This year the SAP has started late  and and is flowing slowly but should be flowing abundantly within the next few weeks.  The trees are tapped, and in a good year, one large forty year old Maple Tree may produce as much as 60 gallons of sap. Maine Sugaring Taps It takes about 40 quarts of the sap to get one quart of the golden maple syrup that you…
  • Portland Maine Brew Festival

    Ray Deleo
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Victorian Main House The Atlantic Birches Inn in Old Orchard Beach Maine would like to inform you of  one of Maines best Beer Festivals.  Starting Friday evening August 29 and all day Saturday the 3oth  in Portland’s  Old Port  Waterfront you can sample some of the best  Brews you can get here in Maine or away by attending the Portland Maine Brew Festival  with over Forty Breweries attending and One Hundred Twenty Five varieties of Ciders, Mead’s and Beers available to taste.  If you would like to visit some of the nearby breweries we have provided the following map…
  • Southern Maine Fall Foliage

    Ray Deleo
    12 Oct 2012 | 3:50 pm
    Atlantic Birches Inn Central and Southern Maine are the best locations to see colorful foliage through the coming week, these area’s are close to or very near peak according to the  2012 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation. Color Zone Map Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are reporting past peak leaf color in zones 5 through 7 of the state’s seven tracking zones, but pockets of remarkable color can still be seen in the Kennebec Valley region along Route 201 and in Cumberland and York counties in southern Maine. Leaf drop in these regions is currently…
  • Southern Maine Fall Foliage

    Ray Deleo
    3 Oct 2012 | 8:24 pm
    Atlantic Birches Inn The leaves are changing here in Southern Maine and families from all over are celebrating Autumns arrival in towns all across Maine. by attending craft and country fairs, apple and pumpkin picking along with fun and unique ways to experience the beauty of the fall season –from hot air ballooning, hopping on the Mail boat sailing on Casco Bay or taking a scenic drive to explore some of Maine’s wooden covered bridges and Maine Wooden Covered Bridge  coastline or traveling down some of the popular trail maps(breweries, wineries, wooden bridges, antiquing, apple…
 
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  • Sunday Stories for July 26, 2015

    Mary Jo Manzanares
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    If you like this article, you'll find more to enjoy at Traveling with MJ - Practical travel information for practical travelers. Tacoma Narrows Bridge I’m back home after a fun-filled three days in Gig Harbor. Just across the Narrows Bridge (in photo), Gig Harbor has become a popular destination for visitors wanting to enjoy its parks and historic waterfront. Our stay was full of food and drink, lots of walking and wandering, and some time with friends, old and new. I’ll be having some stories and photos coming up. Here is a short list of what caught my eye this past week. 21 Ways…
  • Sunday Stories for July 19th, 2015

    Mary Jo Manzanares
    19 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    If you like this article, you'll find more to enjoy at Traveling with MJ - Practical travel information for practical travelers. It’s been a busy week full of projects, including one that I’m hoping to launch publicly next month. I’m creeping closer and closer to being happy with things, and it’s something that I’ve been thinking about (and talking about) doing for quite awhile. Look for an official announcement later this month. Other time consuming reading this month included researching a new camera. Small and functional, yet capable of doing a bit more than…
  • Sunday Stories for July 12, 2015

    Mary Jo Manzanares
    12 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    If you like this article, you'll find more to enjoy at Traveling with MJ - Practical travel information for practical travelers. Summer has well and true arrived in Seattle. With temps that have been well into the 90s, it’s been tough to do much of anything but enjoy this special time in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I’ve been working on some travel plans for the next few months, and have some local travel in the works. I know that I’m guilty of forgetting about the wonderful things here at home, and I’m trying to remedy that this summer. I’m also looking at a…
  • Stay, Dine & Shine in Greater Fort Lauderdale

    Mary Jo Manzanares
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    If you like this article, you'll find more to enjoy at Traveling with MJ - Practical travel information for practical travelers. Photo by Phillip Pessar Summer lasts longer in Greater Fort Lauderdale and with a new promotion, the deals do too. Eat, play and love your stay with 2-for-1 hotel, spa, dining and destination attractions offering summer savings through September. Visitors can book two nights and get the third night free a participating hotels in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s inaugural See You in Septemberprogram. Participating hotels, with special…
  • Summer Reading 2015

    Mary Jo Manzanares
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you like this article, you'll find more to enjoy at Traveling with MJ - Practical travel information for practical travelers. Summer reading, had me a blast. It seems like there’s always so much more to read during the summer. And much more time. Lounging at home on the deck, by a pool, or jetting off somewhere for a long, lazy weekend. All provide time to dig into a great book. For me, summer reading is a combination of best sellers I’ve missed, lighter and fun reading, and meaty tomes that I’ve put off digging into. For my reading, I use a Kindle Paperwhite (a new…
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    Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog

  • The Best Wreck Dive in Okanagan Lake

    Laurel
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    The original can be found here: The Best Wreck Dive in Okanagan Lake. Please read the original. Okanagan Lake is famous for water sports, like water skiing, but treasures also lie below the surface as I discovered on a wreck dive of a rail car barge! Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Adventures in Europe | Germany Travel Tips | Life-Changing Trips | Outdoor Adventures
  • The 7 Best Travel Apps That Every Traveller Needs

    Laurel
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:26 am
    The original can be found here: The 7 Best Travel Apps That Every Traveller Needs. Please read the original. These are 7 of the best travel apps out there to make your vacation planning stress free and to help you to find the hot spots once at your destination! Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Adventures in Europe | Germany Travel Tips | Life-Changing Trips | Outdoor Adventures
  • 10 Finnish Foods You Need to Try

    Laurel
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    The original can be found here: 10 Finnish Foods You Need to Try. Please read the original. Finnish food is a mystery to most people that haven't been to Finland, but it's another great reason to visit Finland. And yes reindeer is delicious, not to mention nutritious! Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Adventures in Europe | Germany Travel Tips | Life-Changing Trips | Outdoor Adventures
  • How To Be A Responsible Traveller

    Laurel
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:07 am
    The original can be found here: How To Be A Responsible Traveller. Please read the original. These tips from travel experts compiled from #AdvTravelChat will help you become a responsible traveller and contribute to sustainable tourism initiatives. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Adventures in Europe | Germany Travel Tips | Life-Changing Trips | Outdoor Adventures
  • Unexpected Travel Highlights in Crete

    Anais
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:55 am
    The original can be found here: Unexpected Travel Highlights in Crete. Please read the original. Travellers can expect incredible richness and diverse landscapes when they travel to Crete, but perhaps just as importantly, open people and delicious food! Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Adventures in Europe | Germany Travel Tips | Life-Changing Trips | Outdoor Adventures
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  • Escape of the Week… The Idle Rocks

    Anna
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    More cocktails than cream tea, more eggs Royale than Full English (and yet the kind of place you can get either, whenever you like), this Cornish hotspot is bang on the azure waters of the Fal estuary in stylish St Mawes. A youthful vibe permeates the whole place, from the chilled music on the wave-lapped terrace to the chic rooms and the deliciously adventurous food created by the 20-something chef. The Idle Rocks really is in a plum location: St Mawes is a pretty village with a busy little harbour, several beaches (including one right next door at low tide), some lovely boutiques and…
  • Top 5 hiking breaks

    Anna
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Our Editor in Chief Mike is a keen walker who has hiked some of the most spectacular trails in Europe. Here are his top recommendations alongside some suitably relaxing boltholes where you can rest your weary legs at the end of a long day.  Caldera de Taburiente National Park, La Palma, Canary Islands Hike: La Palma is a hiker’s paradise with almost 1000km of trails zig-zagging across this stunning volcanic island. One of Mike’s most exhilarating day treks ever is the walk into the stunning Caldera de Taburiente surrounded by jagged 2000m peaks and thick pine forests and then down the…
  • Our favourite recipes… Croissants

    Anna
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    We love a good pastry at breakfast, and our friends from stylish Somerset hotel At The Chapel (whose bakery is packed with treats) assure us this is the recipe for the perfect croissant! Rolling pins at the ready… Ingredients: 335g strong white flour, plus extra to dust 10g fresh yeast 7g fine sea salt 35g caster sugar 160gms cold water 160g good-quality unsalted butter, straight from the fridge Equipment: Plastic tray or chopping board that will fit in the fridge Dough scraper (available from most cook shops and online) Large freezer bags, split Rolling pin 1-2 baking trays Method: 1. Put…
  • Family Escape of the Month… The Gascony Farmhouse

    Lyndon
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    If you’re looking for an idyllic slice of France for you and the family – and you don’t want the crowds or high price tag – we recommend heading south west to Gascony and the stunning Pyrenees. In fact, this converted farmhouse brings together all the best of French living: a pool worthy of St Tropez, a garden filled with Provencal lavender, and interiors with dashes of Parisian style. On top of that, its 4 bedrooms and 15 acres of pretty garden are also exceptionally family-friendly. You’ll find bikes, ride-on tractors and numerous outdoor games that make it the perfect…
  • Just Back From… Mallorca

    Lyndon
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    There’s plenty to love about holidaying on an island: easy to navigate; an abundance of coastline; and a feeling of complete escapism. But on an island with as much diversity of setting as Mallorca, you’re really spoilt – as Marketing Assistant Lyndon discovered on a recent trip. Mallorca has it all: sandy beaches in the south east, the dramatic Tramuntana Mountains in the north west, and buzzy, historical Palma in the south west. We landed on the sun-kissed tarmac and headed straight for the mountains, favouring the long way round along the vertiginous coastal road. There are few…
 
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  • The Zig-Zaggy Bridge over Koi Pond @ Honolulu HNL Airport, Oahu video

    Andrew Crusoe
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Once upon a time, I came across a Japanese koi pond in the middle of an airport. Strung across the large koi pond was a bridge that zigged and zagged across in a most interesting way. And so, I zig-zagged with it! Of course, all of this was nestled conveniently inside the Honolulu Airport, and so I shot a short 33 second video to let you enjoy it too: Transcription Me: Follow the zig-zaggy path, my son! Past the koi pond! Zig! Zaaag! And that’s how you zig-zag. For more: There’s more where that came from! Be sure to check out the wealth of travel videos in the Travel Video page. Read…
  • Exploring Akaka Falls & Magical Banyan Trees @ Honomu, Big Island Hawaii video

    Andrew Crusoe
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Here’s a hot Hawaii minute-long video of a true gem that I’ve been excited to share with you for weeks: Akaka Falls. Easily in my top 3 favorite parks on the Big Island, Akaka Falls State Park is overflowing with lush banyan trees (with intricate roots that you can actually step inside), streams, and, of course, gorgeous waterfalls. The largest of these, Akaka Falls itself, is featured at the end of this short video. The entire place is remarkable, and when I went, it was only a dollar for non-residents to enter! Pretty good deal for my favorite waterfall on the entire island.
  • Hiking Tony Grove Lake 8,000 feet up in Utah Mountains video

    Andrew Crusoe
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    In an unpredictable series of events, I’ve decided to post a video of a remarkable lake bustling with wildflowers, birds, and even June snow. Context: We recently had a friend come visit and took her up to Tony Grove Lake, which is remarkable for many reasons, not the least of which is its 2400+ meter (8000+ ft.) elevation. It was formed by a glacier (of course), and even though it was June, the elevation had preserved whole patches of snow, enough so that we built a tiny snowman next to the green grass. We even saw a Cooper’s Hawk. (And rest assured, I’ll return to the Hawaii…
  • Jumping off Ruins @ Coconut Island, Hilo, Big Island video

    Andrew Crusoe
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Today I’m sharing a remarkable experience of the Big Island that’s a part of everyday life for people who live in Hilo: Coconut Island. In fact, the petite island is so close to Hilo that all you have to do to visit is cross a short bridge. Without a question, the COOLEST thing on Coconut Island are the salt bath ruins that tower above the water. As you’ll see in the video, just follow the steps up and enjoy a great dip into the Pacific! Transcription *children splashing* Me: It’s Coconut Island! Pretty cool. For more: There’s more where that came from! Be sure to check out the…
  • Aloha Wellness Center’s Grand Opening Concert in Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii video

    Andrew Crusoe
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    One of my favorite parts about living on the Big Island were the remarkable community events that I’d get invited to. Today’s video is a short clip of the Aloha Wellness Center grand opening concert in Hilo, which went well into the night. There was such a great turnout, and Fantuzzi and the other musicians did a fantastic job. In retrospect, I wish I’d shot more video of this event, but I guess I just got swept up into the music. And something is better than nothing, after all. Anyway, enjoy the Aloha Wellness Health Center Grand Opening Concert video: Transcription Fantuzzi: Family.
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  • 10 Tips for First-Time Airbnb Renters

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    When we set off to go on adventures, Cody and I always look for unconventional places to sleep while we’re away from home. In the past, I’ve had experience using homeaway.com, hostels, campsites, and more to act as our temporary home base. While we’ve stayed many a nights in hotels and motels, it’s just not our favorite type of lodging when we have other options available.I finally decided to give Airbnb a try for our Anniversary Adventure in Asheville, NC a couple weeks ago, and I learned a few tips and tricks for using Airbnb that I'll definitely keep in mind the next time we use…
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Engagement Photo Adventure on Tanawha Trail

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    The majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains captivate a lot of people and these two are no exception. Jess and Mike are both transplants that found their way to the High Country—and haven't wanted to leave—like so many other folks in this region that permanently relocate. This is where they've been building their lives together and it's where they plan to remain for many more years. It made perfect sense to select an engagement photo location that highlights what they love about living here. Jess and Mike don't have as much time to go on adventures as often as they would like because their…
  • A North Carolina Backyard Farm Wedding

    18 Jun 2015 | 10:52 am
    They love to write and sing silly songs, they go for hikes in the mountains, they absolutely love to eat good food and drink good libations, and on their wedding day in Creston, NC, Katelyn and Seth managed to encapsulate the spirit of what makes their 9 year relationship so enduring and playful.While Seth is an avid hunter and fisherman that enjoys tying flies and making squirrel foot necklaces, Katelyn is a fashion-forward, Vogue addict that rocks out stilettos any chance she gets. You’d think that they were complete opposites, and in some respects they are, but there’s no denying how…
  • Gideon Ridge Inn Engagement Pictures in Blowing Rock, NC

    11 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    After having to reschedule several times due to the unpredictable mountain weather, we finally managed to squeeze in Katelyn & Seth's engagement shoot last week. Initially, they were hoping to do a snowy engagement session but Mother Nature didn't cooperate with us this winter, so we waited.I checked the forecast, as usual, and it wasn't looking so favorable for later that afternoon so we bumped up the time in hopes of avoiding the storms. And because these two are getting married in just 2 days we had to get their engagement photos done, RAIN or SHINE, this time around!While on my way to…
  • Garden Themed Outdoor Wedding at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC

    4 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    The sound of fire truck sirens echoed nearby as Leslie and Nick's ceremony was just getting started. Any other couple might be annoyed at the blaring interruption, but they both laughed it off and made a joke because they weren't going to let something silly ruin a perfectly beautiful day.Their short and sweet ceremony took place outside beneath a magnificent willow tree on the lawn at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC. The natural setting was one of the reasons that Leslie and Nick were drawn to this particular wedding venue. Having their ceremony and reception at the same location made…
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  • Leisurely Lunch at Restaurant Las Nasas on Gran Canaria

    Jack
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    Where? Las Nasas is located on the promenade in the little fishing village of Puerto de las Nieves in the north of Gran Canaria. Looks? A marine inspired theme with a white and ocean blue colour sceme and fishing related regalia adorning the walls. Why? The shaded terrace looks out over the small beach and harbour. It’s simply a wonderfully relaxing lunch venue. The Fred Olsen ferry docks at Puerto de las Nieves and many people simply continue onwards to whichever destination they’re heading for, leaving the town relatively unspoilt. What’s Best? Fish and seafood dishes. Who…
  • Oh Oberammergau you are Such a Tease

    Jack
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    We’ve generally been lucky with the weather on our travels over the last few years. Yes, we’ve walked along a narrow ridge in thick mist and gale force winds on La Gomera and had our ears rattled and battered by booming thunder and icy hailstones in the Pyrenees. But generally, wherever we’ve travelled the sun has shone at some point to allow me to grab at least a few photographs. Our luck ran out in Oberammergau. Incessant rainfall kept the camera under wraps throughout most of our time in the annoyingly picturesque Bavarian town. I say annoyingly picturesque because even…
  • Coastal Walking on Santa Antao Cape Verde

    Jack
    8 Jul 2015 | 2:54 am
    Ahead of us, behind a wavering heat haze of a curtain, sheer cliffs guard the coastline as far as we can see. Clinging to the bottom of them, like a nervous interloper, is the path that’s going to take us from Cruzinha to Ponta do Sol on the Cape Verde island of Santo Antao. It’s not going to be a casual seaside stroll. In reality the stone path is sturdier and wider than it looks from a distance. Like all the paths we’ve travelled on the islands it’s a solid, well built affair. Although it undulates along the base of the cliffs, the flat surface makes for relatively…
  • How the Bilderberg Group Interfered with our Hiking in Austria

    Jack
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    “You might not be able to walk to Mösern,” Daniel, a manager at our hotel, told us solemnly. “Not this week.” As one of the reasons we were in Austria was to check directions from Weidach to Mösern, this news was a bit of a blow. We knew the G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau had resulted in a huge police presence in the area, but the summit was over. However, the surreal sight of armies of police vans parked outside nearly every quaint gasthaus for miles around, combined with a mobile military radar unit at the entrance to Weidach, suggested that there was more going on than we’d…
  • As We Walked out to Tamadaba and the Emerald Lakes on Gran Canaria

    Jack
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    The best laid plans of mice and men. When we put together our plans for walking across Gran Canaria (again) we thought we’d accounted for most things. There was one major obstacle we’d overlooked. The day we planned to walk from the Agaete Valley into the Tamadaba Natural Park was also the Dia de Canarias, when the local population celebrated in a variety of ways. One of them was probably the biggest rally of the year on Gran Canaria, which just happened to coincide with part of our route. Only 500 metres or so, but enough to close the section of road we had to pass through.
 
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    Gay Travel Information (and more)!

  • The Betsy – Miami Beach, FL

    gaytravelinformation
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    Gay Travel Blog | Gay Travel Information | The Betsy Hotel | The Betsy Miami Beach | Gay Travel | Gay Friendly The Betsy / 1440 Ocean Drive / Miami Beach, FL 33139 / 1-866-792-3879 The Betsy, a boutique hotel located on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami offers up one of the best lodging … Continue reading →
  • #LoveWins Wedding Package and Sweepstakes

    gaytravelinformation
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    Three Iconic French Quarter Hotels Announce “#LoveWins” same sex couple wedding packages and sweepstakes. New Orleans – July 15, 2015 – Three French Quarter hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection have proudly announced their new “#LoveWins” wedding package offerings, and a sweepstakes offer for a free same sex wedding to be given away. The … Continue reading →
  • Universal Orlando – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

    gaytravelinformation
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    BE AMONG THE FIRST TO BOOK A STAY AT LOEWS SAPPHIRE FALLS RESORT, UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S NEWEST ON-SITE HOTEL! ORLANDO, Fla. (July 21, 2015) – Beginning today, guests can be among the first to book reservations for the newest on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Built around a lush, tropical lagoon … Continue reading →
  • Gran Meliá Rome Hotel – Rome, Italy

    gaytravelinformation
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Gran Meliá Rome Hotel | Via del Gianicolo, 3 | Rome, Italy 00165 | Phone: (39) 06 925901 The Gran Meliá Rome Hotel, the masterpiece of the Gran Meliá brand, is enveloped by the legends of ancient Rome and the spectacular scenery of the historical Villa Agrippina, which once belonged to the Roman empress, mother of … Continue reading →
  • Boston Skydive Center – Smithfield, RI

    gaytravelinformation
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Boston Skydive Center | North Central State Airport | 300 Jenckes Hill Road | Smithfield, RI 02917 | 1-508-759-3483 Jennifer and Kate are the two adventurous ones here at Gay Travel Information so it was no surprise that Kate jumped (slight pun intended) to the offer of experiencing one of Boston Skydive Center’s Tandem Parachute … Continue reading →
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  • Nashville's 5 Best Coffee Spots

    news@fodors.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Any city with nightlife as kicking as Nashville's needs an equally robust coffee scene for those morning afters. Until recently, the pub crawlers and last-callers who made their way through Music City's legendary honky-tonks had only a few options for much-needed roast and relaxation. But over the past few years, the number of high-quality, independent coffeehouses in Nashville has increased exponentially, creating one of the nation's hottest local scenes. Here are five of our favorites. Crema Husband-and-wife owners Rachel and Ben Lehman have built Crema's loyal following one…
  • Vietnam's Top 12 Experiences

    news@fodors.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Vietnam offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list. Here are Fodor’s top picks for a memorable trip.
  • Wine Lover's Guide to Italy's Prosecco Region

    news@fodors.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Thanks in part to the recession, economical Americans began switching from Champagne to Prosecco, a more affordable alternative with the same effervescence and celebratory spirit, and never looked back. Its fresh, light quality makes it easy to enjoy with any cuisine (even brunch). While many visitors look forward to the bubbling vino offered throughout Italy, we suggest visiting the countryside where it comes from. Although a day trip (via tour or hired driver) to the Prosecco region is feasible from Venice, it’s worthy of its own long weekend getaway. We recommend renting a car…
  • Cuba's Top 12 Experiences

    news@fodors.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Cuba offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list. Here are Fodor’s top picks for a memorable trip.
  • Fodor's Week in Travel: Top Overseas Adventures

    news@fodors.com
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Looking to travel the world? Whether you want to immerse yourself in Roman art, Brazilian beats, or Chilean nature, our weekly roundup has all of the best experiences for your next trip covered. Brazil's Top 12 Experiences With Carnival, live samba shows, caipirinhas, and raucous soccer matches, Brazil knows how to party better than any other country. 25 Ultimate Things to Do in Rome There is no better place than Rome to admire ancient ruins, ogle Baroque art on full display, and bask in the glory of cinematic greatness. Chile's Top 12 Experiences From viewing the breathtaking scenery…
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    Mallory On Travel

  • Riding ebikes in Liguria, Italy

    Iain
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:41 am
    IainIainMallory Guest Post by Alison Bailey When accepting the invitation to take part in an active trip to Liguria, Italy the stand out activity was the opportunity to ride some ebikes; I was curious. I’m now of a certain vintage where my mail consists of exotic cruises for the more mature and health care plans! However, slowing down […] The post Riding ebikes in Liguria, Italy appeared first on Mallory On Travel.MalloryOnTravel
  • Jordan; Beyond Petra in Pictures

    Iain
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    IainIainMallory Flying into Amman, Jordan the first emotion was ‘at last’. Evocative images of the famed Treasury at Petra having stoked my imagination for many years, admittedly Indiana Jones had also played his part. Hopefully this would be a slightly less eventful visit, only slightly less though. Inspiration to travel is at our fingertips, magazines, television, […] The post Jordan; Beyond Petra in Pictures appeared first on Mallory On Travel.MalloryOnTravel
  • Fifty Shades of Grey in the English Lake District

    Iain
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    IainIainMallory The English Lake District is a favourite part of the British Isles for many people, the rolling countryside, rugged fells dotted with attractive mountain tarns, picturesque villages and of course lakes. Regardless of the time of year, or conditions it has a special appeal, but parking up in Ambleside with a heavy drizzle falling it […] The post Fifty Shades of Grey in the English Lake District appeared first on Mallory On Travel.MalloryOnTravel
  • Hall Hills Cottages Review – English Lake District

    Iain
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    IainIainMallory Taking the 40 minute drive along the quiet, snow lined country lanes from Keswick to the Hall Hills cottages, one thing became clear; the accommodation is secluded. Located near the town of Dalston among the less visited fells of the northern Lake District it is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the […] The post Hall Hills Cottages Review – English Lake District appeared first on Mallory On Travel.MalloryOnTravel
  • Planning A Winter Road Trip in Iceland

    Iain
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:44 am
    IainIainMallory Guest post by Alison Bailey It’s Iceland, it’s December,  it’s cold and snowing, having spent several days holed up in Reykjavik courtesy of a hurricane Iain and I are planning to escape, and circumnavigate the island. Originally intending to drive anticlockwise around Route N1, a circular road that makes a circuit of the island possible, but the weather wasn’t […] The post Planning A Winter Road Trip in Iceland appeared first on Mallory On Travel.MalloryOnTravel
 
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    FareCompare » Tips & Advice

  • 10 Things You Absolutely Must Pack (plus a ‘maybe’ list)

    Rick Seaney
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    A lot of people seemed to like a recent post of mine about what not to pack. I thought a follow-up list of what you must pack, plus bonus list of ‘maybe’ suggestions was in order. Much of what follows is common sense, but FareCompare employees – a well-traveled bunch – have contributed several inventive suggestions. You’ll see what I mean when you get to the part about mustard. LISTEN: What does Rick Seaney pack? You’re about to find out. The Must-Pack List Dehydration kit: Sitting on an airplane can dry you out worse than a California lawn but don’t…
  • 20 Honeymoon Destinations (for everyone, married or not)

    Anne McDermott
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    If you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon destination, or someplace special to celebrate an anniversary or the last days of freedom before the kids come (hello, babymooners), we got you covered. Heck, we got you covered if you’re simply looking for a getaway with friends or an amazing place for a solo travel. These destinations are for everyone and you’ll see some in the video below. Best Honeymoon Destinations Click the name of the location and we’ll help you find cheap flights to get you there. Shopping, dining, attractions, other useful stuff is under “more…
  • Travel Phobias and How to Cure Them

    Rick Seaney
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    Do you freak out at the thought of planning a trip? Don’t let travel phobia anxiety get you down; we have some cures. Note: If you suffer from fear of flying, please see this see article. How to Cure Travel Phobias 1. The Getting Started Phobia You want to travel but don’t know where to begin. Put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and make a few lists regarding where you want to go and what you want to see. Plan ahead: Go online and Google “official tourism site for [destination]”. Now, the fun part: Pick out attractions or activities you absolutely must see. Then,…
  • Magic Date to Fly for Cheap Flights in the August Deal Zone

    Rick Seaney
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    When to find the cheapest flights for summer vacation and beyond? It all begins a few weeks from now with the start of the August Deal Zone. All you really need to know is the magic date to fly. LISTEN: It’s not really magic, says Rick Seaney. Whatever, it works. Magic Date to Fly: Aug. 25, 2015 This year, the magic date to fly is Aug. 25. You can start shopping now but hold off on your departure until Aug. 25 or beyond. Note: The specific day can vary year by year but is always in late August which is why it’s called the August Deal Zone. Cheap Summer Flights – August Deal…
  • No Summer Airline Tickets Yet? It’s Not Too Late

    Anne McDermott
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    By the time July 4 rolls around, most of us have our travel plans etched in stone with summer airline tickets in hand, right? Uh, no. Most buy within 30 days of take-off, even though that can mean paying more. Fortunately, it’s never too late to save. Check out these ideas and other useful travel tips. LISTEN: Never too late, says Rick Seaney. But don’t just sit there! Find Cheap Airline Tickets for Summer Two airlines are offering Fourth of July weekend deals. Book by Friday, July 3 and depart that day or July 4, then return Monday or Tuesday. Click the name of the airline to see…
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    The Traveler's Way

  • Jet Boating in Idaho’s Remote Hells Canyon

    Anthony Manzanares
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    A jet boating trip in Idaho’s Hells Canyon puts you right in the middle of one of the Northwest’s most remote areas. This awesome experience begins even before you get to the boat, though, because the route you travel to the south entrance from Oregon, the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, is listed as a Top Ten Scenic Drive in the Northern Rockies. Be sure to stop at the many viewpoints along the way to take in geologic formations and look for wildlife. For the drive to the docks, start with a full tank of gas (a must!), pack some favorite snacks and drinks in the cooler, unplug from…
  • Family Friendly Experiences in Boston

    Mary Jo Manzanares
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    With experiences ranging from history and science to animals and the seafront, Boston has urban experiences to satisfy families with kids of all ages. With things to do that span all areas of interest, Boston is sure to keep every family busy. Say goodbye to a chorus of “I’m bored” in this city; the only hard part will be choosing what you want to do next and figuring out how you can extend your stay. Here are some popular Boston family activities to keep your family entertained. Get up close and personal with our friends from the sea! The New England Aquarium allows visitors to…
  • How to Get the Most Out of Duty Free Shopping

    Mary Jo Manzanares
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Duty Free Hunter is the first Global Hub for the Global Shopper, providing travelers around the world with a single place to match their next trip to the duty free and luxury shopping on offer in the world’s airports as well as onboard airlines. Built with the help of the major airports, duty free retailers, airlines, and travel organisations, Duty Free Hunter provides an accurate and free means to plan your duty free shopping from departure through arrival. It marries global air schedules against the most comprehensive list of duty free and other airport stores , presenting…
  • Wonderful Waterfalls of Yosemite Gold Country

    Mary Jo Manzanares
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:25 am
    Spring is the best time to check out the many waterfalls in Tuolumne County’s Yosemite Gold Country, located two and a half hours east of San Francisco and two hours south of Sacramento.  Over half of Yosemite National Park is located in Tuolumne County.  In addition to Yosemite, this is home to Gold Rush towns, two state parks, eclectic shopping, wine tasting, fun dining, four-season recreation and a variety of excellent lodging opportunities. Tuolumne County boasts four traditional seasons and in the spring, it’s game on for waterfalls.  Waterfalls can be found throughout…
  • Outdoor Gravity Park on a Roll in Pigeon Forge

    Anthony Manzanares
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Pigeon Forge’s newest attraction offers two wet and slippery attractions and one dry activity, and it plans to add two more adventures this summer. It is Outdoor Gravity Park, a new business on the former Zorb site that features the New Zealand iconic OGO adventure and the spinning-in-place Fishpipe. The OGO is a plastic sphere 11 feet in diameter, with a smaller sphere inside. One, two or three passengers make a Superman-like dive into the inner sphere, get doused with water (that’s the slippery part) and then roll down a steep 1,000-foot-long hill. Slip! Slide! Get Wet! No…
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    The World on Wheels

  • CALIFORNIA'S HIDDEN WINE COUNTRY

    Darryl Musick
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
     CALIFORNIA’S HIDDEN WINE COUNTRYCalifornia has 100 American Viticultural Areas (AVA).  An AVA is a distinct wine grape growing region wit boundaries set by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF).  Some you’ve heard of…Napa Valley, Paso Robles, Sonoma Valley, Mendocino, Russian River…others may have escaped notice such as North Yuba, Seiad Valley, or Covelo.Once, the MAJOR wine producing area of the state was 40 miles east of Los Angeles in the Cucamonga Valley, better known today as the Inland Empire.  With commercial vineyards dating back to…
  • THE COCKTAIL HOUR - White Sangria

    Darryl Musick
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    My wife had a delicious sangria at Claim Jumper the other night so I tried to recreate it at home.  Pretty delicious and a bit more potent than a normal sangria.Watch the Video!INGREDIENTS - one drinkJuice of one medium orangeJuice of one lemon1 oz brandy1/2 oz triple secwhite winevanillacut up fresh fruit, pineapples, strawberries, grapes...whatever you have on hand.Fill a glass half-way with ice.  Put all ingredients except vanilla and wine in.  Put just a couple of drops of vanilla.  Pour to the top with wine and stir.Cheers!Darryl
  • NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - Part 2

    Darryl Musick
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    See Part 1 of this trip here.Lunchtime, and it’s time to test the drive-in portion of our food adventure. This time it’s Taylor’s Automatic Refresher in nearby St. Helena. No, I do not know what an “automatic refresher” is but I do know that Taylor’s is a 63 year old burger stand that servers lean Nieman Ranch burgers, delicious green garlic fries, and an assortment of beer and wine. Watch the Video for this Trip!The burger was delicious and juicy, not like a lot of lean burgers I’ve had in the past. We also had a hot dog, a quarter pounder, that was good but there are better…
  • ADVENTURES CLOSE TO HOME: Living In a Disaster Movie

    Darryl Musick
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Southern California may be seen as a blessed-by-nature, sunny paradise but there's a darker side to that coin. We are also cursed with a range of natural disasters.It's summer. Hot, dry, and ready to burn. With little rain in the last four years, we have millions of acres filled with dry brush, dead trees, and even shrubs that will spontaneously combust.Walking outside and smell smoke? Well, it could be one of my neighbors having a barbecue but I glance up to the mountains behind our house to make sure I don't see any plumes of smoke.There are plenty of natural or accidental causes to fires…
  • NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - Part 1

    Darryl Musick
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    It’s a long, long drive from our base in the San Gabriel Valley (just east of Pasadena) to our destination of Santa Rosa. Eight hours of driving, not including stops. The final reckoning is ten hours.Watch the video of this trip!Up to the final days, it was touch ‘n go as to whether we’d even go here. The final week of the year can have terrible weather up north. Our alternate destination was Tucson but checking the weather forecast, the temperatures were the same either way with just a slightly greater chance of rain up in the wine country.Our choice was sweetened by tacos. Tim lobbied…
 
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  • New York on a High School Budget

    Briza
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    New York: The city that never sleeps. There is always something going on. Parties, events, shows, plays, concerts, etc. As a tourist, it’s impossible to do everything in one trip. Much less do it on a student budget. Everything is so expensive! Here are my top 3 tips for doing New York on a budget.           1. Top of the Rock. There’s no need to pay the $60 to go on the Empire State Building, when you can pay half ($30 for adults) to visit the Rockefeller Center. You get an amazing view and are able to see everything from Times Square, the teeny Statue of Liberty, World…
  • 5 Best Coffee Shops in [Southeast] Portland to Get Work Done In

    Hye Sung
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    You’re on vacation in Portland, visiting friends, buying vintage clothing, drinking kombucha on tap, doing acrobatic yoga at Laurelhurst Park, watching somebody walk their pet pig, and you realize: You’ve got a paper to write. Or, you’ve got a bunch of emails to send to your boss and co-workers. Or, I need a break from people. One of the best things about Portland is the coffee, and here are some of our favorite coffee shops to get work done and hide out in, if need be! 5) Red Square Cafe (4505 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215) This spot is a bit special for those who need…
  • Shakespeare in the Park

    Hye Sung
    18 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    One reason I love Portland: Original Practice Shakespeare (OPS). A few weeks back I went to the top of Mt. Tabor, a dormant volcanic vent in my neighborhood, with snacks and a blanket on hand, and watched the OPS crew perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. It. Was. Hilarious. And I’m not even that into Shakespeare. In fact, I used to dread reading Shakespeare in high school. But seeing it performed is different than reading it in class, and OPS is veeeeeeery unique. OPS faithfully walks in the tradition of Shakespeare. They use natural lighting (other than the special…
  • Summer At Gas Works Park in Seattle

    Hye Sung
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Last fall, I wrote about Gas Works Park, an innovative park that was brilliantly built out of the remnants of a gas plant. This park was deemed by the Seattle Times as ”easily the strangest park in Seattle, and may rank among the strangest in the world.” This space is not only beautiful (yes, in a strange way, nevertheless BEAUTIFUL) but also incredibly fun. Their events this summer prove the latter.   Here is the next month of events at Gas Works Park! HONK! Fest West in Seattle June 18, 2015 HONK! Fest West is a three-day music festival that puts the spotlight on”marching…
  • How to Save Money for a Trip

    Briza
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:39 pm
    You want to go on a trip maybe to Hawaii, New York, Tokyo, or Paris. How are you going to get all of that money? Your family can’t really afford to go on a trip, what do you do? You find ways to save! Here are my top five tips on how to save: 1. Recycle cans and bottles. If you find water bottles, soda cans, or soda bottles going into the trash at your house, you are basically throwing away money. In each state, it is different as to how much a bottle can costs. But money is money. If you fill up 3 big garbage bags, you can make $30! Those $30 could go toward your trip. 2. Recycle…
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  • Alternative Uses for the Tortuga Daypack

    Shannon Whitney
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    For starters, if you don’t own a Tortuga Daypack, you are missing out, my friend. The product is, truly, the brainchild of a traveler for travelers.  The black bag doesn’t take up much weight or room. It’s perfect to stash in your suitcase and pull out for roaming a new city instead of dragging along your full pack. If you don’t have one, I could pretty much hear you say, “I need that,” from here. Here’s the thing, I don’t travel full-time (yet). So, what am I to do with that handy little dude when bumming around home base? I’ve got a…
  • Tortuga Backpacks Re-Stock Report [July 2015]

    Fred Perrotta
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog posts for this important Tortuga Backpacks announcement. While Packsmith is part of Tortuga Backpacks, we try to keep product mentions useful and timely. This blog should be useful enough to travelers that it justifies its own existence. Packsmith shouldn’t be ads masquerading as content like some companies’ blogs. Because you’re a light packer, you’re probably interested in travel gear that lets you carry less stuff. Today, we wanted to share two new products and one that’s back in stock. If you’re all set for…
  • Unconventional Uses for Packing Cubes

    Laura Lopuch
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Despite my best intentions, my bag degrades into chaos during a trip. That’s why when I heard about packing cubes they sounded perfect for me. A way to keep my bag organized and find the shirt I need now. No more wandering underwear and socks. Also, I’m a bag lover and the chance to buy more bags (to put inside my bag) was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. You don’t have to use packing cubes just for clothes. Packing cubes are designed to help you organize your bag. There are tons of unusual ways to use packing cubes to organize your bag. On General Trips 1.
  • How I Travel: Lauren, From Something in Her Ramblings

    Jessie Beck
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    In today’s installment of How I Travel, we talk to Lauren, from Something in Her Ramblings. Lauren, a lifelong traveler, currently lives in Costa Rica and works as the Marketing and Media Manager for Outward Bound. Read on to learn more about this travel-savvy blogger’s travel style and best travel tips. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Lauren Salisbury and I am the editor of Something In Her Ramblings, a travel blog aimed at empowering women to travel, even if it sometimes means going alone. Two years ago I decided to leave my job in Florida working in Public Relations…
  • 25 Odd Confiscations: The TSA on Instagram

    Shannon Whitney
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m going to go ahead and guess the TSA security check point is not your favorite part of the airport. Mine is the Hudson News, where I pretend I’m deciding which magazine to buy and actually reading the articles I want, without purchasing anything. But, have your seen TSA’s Instagram account? Well, if you’re not one of the 301,000 followers, please check it out! They are one of the few arms of the government that does social media right. The account shares photos of confiscated items and their adorable search dogs. If you think it’s going to be a couple of jars…
 
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  • Aradale and pergola with reciprocal roof (Ararat)

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Aradale and pergola with reciprocal roof - Ararat visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Aradale and pergola with reciprocal roof' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Victoria.Panorama photographed by klaus mayer who wrote:Panorama of the eastern side of the historic Aradale Lunatic Asylum and the old pergola with a self supporting reciprocal roof.
  • The Lilly Diabetes 250 (Indianapolis)

    26 Jul 2015 | 6:43 pm
    The Lilly Diabetes 250 - Indianapolis visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'The Lilly Diabetes 250' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Indiana.Panorama photographed by William Bornhorst Photography who wrote:Taken at the Lilly Diabetes 250, The Lilly Diabetes 250 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winner of the race held on July 25, 2015, was Kyle Busch (54).
  • Church of St Michael's at Thierbach (Wildschönau)

    26 Jul 2015 | 9:58 am
    Church of St Michael's at Thierbach - Wildschönau visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Church of St Michael's at Thierbach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Tirol.Panorama photographed by Malcolm Etherington who wrote:The parish church of Thierbach in the Wildschönau Valley, seen here decorated for the Christmas season.
  • St. Stefan Church – Interior (Tifencastel)

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    St. Stefan Church – Interior - Tifencastel visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'St. Stefan Church – Interior' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from GraubÌnden.Panorama photographed by isabel Marques who wrote:[[11126,St. Stefan Church – Interior]]
  • Niederau Main Street (Wildschönau)

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    Niederau Main Street - Wildschönau visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Niederau Main Street' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Tirol.Panorama photographed by Malcolm Etherington who wrote:Niederau is a popular beginner's ski resort at the end of the Wildschönau valley in the Austrian Tirol. The panorama was taken in December.
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  • PHOTO GALLERY: Special Images of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ at Walt Disney World Resort

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This week in Disney History, “Alice In Wonderland” was released in theaters in 1951. The film, based on the story penned by Lewis Carroll, tells the story of a daring young girl who follows a certain white rabbit down a rabbit hole – and of the adventures that follow. Gallery Special Images of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ at Walt Disney World Resort view all Today, you can often meet Alice at Magic Kingdom Park at the Mad Tea Party. Be sure to check the MyDisneyExperience App for her latest schedule. Thanks to Ryan Wendler for the great portraits. To check out more in our series, see…
  • A Home Away From Home at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa: 3-Bedroom Grand Villa

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    With an immediate family of 12, I personally understand what it’s like to vacation with a large ‘ohana. That’s why I like to recommend 3-Bedroom Grand Villas at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, for family vacations – the perfect retreat for everyone. My nieces and nephew can spend the day at Aunty’s Beach House while the adults relax beside the Wailana Pool. Then we can all convene for dinner in the Grand Villa before heading to the Starlit Hui. Today our “A Home Away From Home” series continues with a look inside these 3-Bedroom Grand Villas at Aulani – so perfect for…
  • Top 5 Picks for Lunch on the Walt Disney World Monorail

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A lunchtime getaway on the monorail is one of our favorite tips for Magic Kingdom Park guests – take a leisurely mid-day break, then return energized to the park for more fun and fireworks. Here are our five favorite stops, where you should be able to grab a seat without a reservation (though it’s nice to plan in advance). Kona Cafe, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Just steps from the resort’s monorail station, this casual spot is the quickest getaway for a table-service lunch. This might be the biggest challenge without a reservation, so best to call ahead (sometimes early or…
  • Fun in the Sun! Summer Merchandise Picks at the Disneyland Resort

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Are you planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort this summer? Here’s a look at some of the merchandise picks we found to help you enjoy some fun in the sun! Character-inspired totes, bags, scarves, flip flops and beach towels are key essentials for a day at the park or playing at the beach. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Classic tales and new fun finds make great reads for the kids on the road or at home. One last pit stop before you go! Swing by Ramone’s House of Body Art, where you’ll find kids tees and fleece featuring racing fans Luigi and Guido along with themed novelty magnets,…
  • Garden Grill Restaurant Breakfast and Lunch Reservations Open Today

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Tucked into the back of the Land pavilion at Epcot, Garden Grill Restaurant is known for family-style food, unique views of the “Living with the Land” attraction, and fun antics and interactions with our favorite chipmunks — Chip ‘n’ Dale. Beginning November 8, Garden Grill Restaurant will begin serving up breakfast and lunch in addition to dinner. The new Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Breakfast Harvest Feast will have all the fixin’s served in an all-you-care-to-enjoy family style. What’s on the menu? Look for breakfast favorites like biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon,…
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  • August in Blogging U: Blogging 101

    Michelle W.
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? Blogging U. is a great way to get on track, with bite-size assignments, a supportive community, and staff to support you. This August, we’re offering Blogging 101— and registration is now open! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — August 3 – 21 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your…
  • New Themes: Libretto, Lovecraft, and Publication

    sarah semark
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday! Today we’re introducing three new free themes to our collection: Libretto, Lovecraft, and Publication. Libretto Featuring big, bold drop caps and oversized images, Libretto is ideal for showcasing longform writing or stunning imagery. Its classic design and typographic details will give your blog a sophisticated, elegant look. Fully responsive, the theme adapts easily to tablets and other mobile devices, ensuring that your content is easy to see. Libretto is a fork of Readly, originally designed by WPShower. Get to know Libretto in the Theme Showcase, or give it a…
  • Four Food Blogs to Follow Now

    Krista
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    From sweet to savory, these four fantastic food blogs will satisfy your appetite. If you enjoy eating (and who doesn’t?!), check them out and follow them in your Reader so you won’t miss a dish. The Dinner Party Collective The Dinner Party Collective is a collaborative blog dedicated to “reinvigorating the delicious lost art of dinner parties.” The DPC features seasonal full-course menus, photos, and recipes from apéritifs to dessert (complete with wine pairings, no less!) ideal for dinner groups of six to eight. Blogger Margot leads an international troupe of food and wine lovers…
  • Reader Refresh

    Ben Lowery
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    Today, we’re proud to present an improved version of the WordPress.com Reader. We’ve made the Reader faster, with shorter load times and smoother scrolling. We’ve also improved the way we display posts, so you can now see the highlights of each story at a glance. The new interface works just as well on a mobile device as it does on your computer, so it’s simpler and faster for you to catch up on blogs while on the go. Keeping track of recent posts from the blogs and sites you follow is now both easier and more fun. Our new cards — which preview each post’s…
  • Heading to BlogHer ’15? So are we!

    Michelle W.
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Note: we’ve just updated the workshop times slightly — see below for the final schedule. BlogHer ’15, one of the biggest and best annual conferences for bloggers, lands in New York City later this week, from July 16th through the 18th. You’ll find hundreds of passionate bloggers, workshops to hone every aspect of your blogging, incredible keynote speakers like Ava DuVernay and Gwyneth Paltrow — and us! At our Happiness Lounge in the expo hall, you’ll be able to get one-on-one help with your WordPress sites. Staff from across Automattic will also be leading…
 
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    Italy to Los Angeles and Back

  • Tornado in Veneto, Italy: Spirit of Unity and Solidarity has Infected the Riviera del Brenta

    Marie Ohanesian Nardin
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:54 am
    After the tornado's rage: 17th century Villa Santorini Toderini Fini Photo by Dario RigoniJust after 5 p.m. on July 8, 2015 the sky over Mira, Italy, turned charcoal-grey and thunder rumbled in the distance. The storm we had been told would break the insufferable humidity and high temperatures that had suffocated the Veneto Region and most of Italy for days was on its way. I tucked the garden chairs under their table, quickly watered my precious potted lemon tree, hoping the wet soil would anchor it against possible winds. I'd experienced harsh summer storms in the past in Mira--my hometown…
  • Riconoscimento genocidio armeno: Lettera aperta al Presidente Barack Obama

    Marie Ohanesian Nardin
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    Gentile Presidente Obama,Domenica 12 aprile io, assieme ad altri armeni arrivati da tutto il mondo, ero seduta nella cattedrale di San Pietro nella Città del Vaticano e ho ascoltato Papa Francesco definire il massacro degli armeni del 1915 come il primo genocidio del 20° secolo. Parole subito sentite in tutto il mondo, parole che hanno acceso una discussione, parole che hanno spinto l'umanità più vicino alla comprensione e al riconoscimento della verità. Ho partecipato alla Santa Messa perché sono un’armena-americana di seconda generazione e, essendo stata cresciuta conoscendo la…
  • Armenian Genocide Recognition: an open letter to President Barack Obama

    Marie Ohanesian Nardin
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    "We must recognize the full human equality of all our people--before God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this, not because it is economically advantageous--although it is; not because the laws of God and man command it--although they do command it; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do." Robert Kennedy-University of Cape Town, June 6, 1966Dear President Obama.Last Sunday I, along with thousands of other Armenians from across the globe, sat in St. Peter’s Cathedral in…
  • Gondolas4All: Gondola rides in Venice accessible to all

    Marie Ohanesian Nardin
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    Helping others bypass architectural barriers in VeniceThose who have visited Venice, or other historical centers throughout Italy, know how difficult it can be to get around town. Lugging suitcases and pulling strollers over bridges or perhaps touring about in a wheelchair can be trying, if not impossible.  Yet, to have access to and freely move about is a right for all, and for persons with disabilities it’s a right sanctioned by the United Nations Organization.Still, when a person with disabilities dreams about riding in a gondola the realization of that desire is difficult and at…
  • Mask hunting in Venice: the profane to benefit the sacred

    Marie Ohanesian Nardin
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    A beautiful mask from Ca' Del Sol-VeniceYesterday, I went to Venice specifically in search of the perfect Carnevale mask. On my route through town, I stopped by every authentic Venetian mask shop along my path. Still, none of the masks I saw or tried on met what I was looking for. Then, in the late afternoon, when my walk took me to Ca’ Del Sol—the shop I had most wanted to visit—I was greeted by a Torno Subito-Be Right Back sign hanging from a hook on the shop’s door. Peeking through the storefront window and passed a wall of Commedia dell’arte masks, I saw two electricians doing…
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    Travelerfolio - Travel Blog Singapore

  • Spain (Day 7, 8): Madrid

    Eunice Khong
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:59 am
    Words & Photos by Kelly Khong Continued from Spain (Day 6): Segovia The final leg of our trip was to Madrid, the capital and largest city of Spain. Starting off from Plaza Mayor, the central plaza in the city of Madrid today. It was built during Philip III’s reign (1598–1621). The plaza is bustling with life. Buskers are entertaining, as usual, […]
  • Spain (Day 6): Segovia

    Eunice Khong
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Words & Photos by Kelly Khong Continuing from Spain (Day 5): Salamanca Segovia is arguably one of the places to visit for your bucket list. In 1985, the old city of Segovia and the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Upon arrival to the city, I have no doubt why Segovia should be fiercely […]
  • Don’t Come Home to Dengue

    Eunice Khong
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:55 pm
    As mentioned in the previous post on Dengue in Singapore, have you been doing the ‘5-step Mozzie Wipeout‘ to prevent mosquito breeding at home? I’m currently following the Stop Dengue Now Facebook page, which is really informative: I get updates on the number of cases in Singapore each week as well as the locations of […]
  • Dengue in Singapore

    Eunice Khong
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:07 pm
    I always wonder why mosquitoes like me, as if my blood tastes sweeter than others. They come after me for a delicious full blood meal while the rest around me remain unscathed. I thought it could just be a matter of time before an infected Aedes mosquito bites me! A well-fed mozzie struck by my zapper […]
  • Spain (Day 5): Salamanca

    Eunice Khong
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:54 am
    Words & Photos by Kelly Khong Continued from Spain (Day 4): Avila Salamanca is a beautiful city with well preserved historical and monumental legacy. The ancient beauty remains alive in many ways today that it is a living city with many stories to tell. It is recommended to spend at least a day out in […]
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    My Melange

  • 8 Reasons to Take a Canal du Midi Barge Cruise in France

    robin
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I just returned from a once in a lifetime experience that had been on my France bucket list for quite sometime – a French barge Cruise on the Canal du Midi aboard the Athos. Athos moored along the Canal di Midi Located in the Languedoc region of France, the Canal du Midi is a 300 year old very unique stretch of water and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The canal itself is about 150 miles long and runs from Toulouse to Sète and tops out in the Mediterranean. It was originally designed for trade to transport goods like wheat, textiles and wine by barge, before the invention of railroads.
  • Paris Travel : How to Get From CDG Airport to City Center

    robin
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are many ways to get from Paris’s main airport, Charles de Gaulle, to central Paris.  Depending on budget, travel style, time of day and where you’re staying, one is likely to work better than another.  Here is an overview of the choices you have. Taxi Parisien The standard, good old-fashioned taxi, is still my favorite, most direct, and reliable way of getting from Charles de Gaulle to the center of Paris.  You’ll see signs directing you to the taxi stands at every terminal. It’s always best to make sure you get in line at the taxi stand and only…
  • Top Spots to See Roman Ruins in England

    robin
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The United Kingdom is a land filled with thousands of years of history spanning a multitude of cultures. One of these is the Roman Empire, who ruled over the British Isles for over a hundred years starting in A.D. 43. Eventually the Romans left England around the fifth century A.D., as noted by the BBC, but not without leaving us with a wealth of historic sites and ruins. I’ve already shared where to see Roman ruins in France and also Etruscan ruins in Italy, but for those looking for an Italian or Roman-themed vacation and aren’t quite able to make it to the famous boot-shaped…
  • Fun Facts about Puglia

    admin
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
      The Puglia region is a fascinating combination of unique history, culture and of course some of the best food and wine that Italy offers.  I learned so many things about Puglia on my trip, and I took a copious amount of notes.  What better way to share all of the facts with you than a bulleted list of the things I found most interesting from this very scenic region. Did you know : Puglia is home to over 50 million olive trees.  Many of them centuries old. Puglia needed to enact laws to deter people from other parts of Italy coming down and digging up those valuable olive…
  • 9 Easy Ways to Save Money For Travel

    robin
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Traveling, seeing the world, experiencing life in different places and getting to know people from different cultures is eye-opening and essential for a well-rounded world view. It’s exciting. And thrilling. It makes you feel alive and everyone deserves the opportunity to try it. I know many who would like to travel, but say they just can’t afford it. I don’t think it’s an excuse. I really DO think they believe that, but it doesn’t have to be true.  You change your perspective to change your situation. You have to DO something. It really depends how…
 
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    The Traveller

  • Cartagena, Colombia

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Cartagena/Cartagena de Indias – UNESCO Heritage Site Cartagena, also known as Cartagena de Indias, is a city towards the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region as well as the capital of the Bolivar Department. The city was established on June 1, 1533 and was named after Cartagena, Spain though the settlement of this region surrounding Cartagena Bay of various native people dates back to 4000 BC.At the time of the colonial era, Cartagena played an important role in the administration as well as the expansion of the Spanish empire and was a centre of political and economic…
  • Gran Via, Madrid

    24 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Gran Via – Decorative & Upscale Shopping StreetGran Via is a decorative and upscale shopping street which is located in central Madrid.The street presently is known as the Spanish Broadway and seems to be one of the streets that has more nightlife in Europe and is known as the street that never sleeps. It leads from Calle de Alcala close to Plaza de Cibeles to Plaza de Espana.The lively street is the city’s most important shopping centre, comprising of a number of hotels and large movie theatres and is also famous for the grand architecture dominant among several of its building.
  • Tiber Island, Rome

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Tiber Island – Amazing HistoryTiber Island is a small island also known as Isola Tiberina which is located in the middle of Rome’s Tiber River. The island has amazing history which originallywas a home to an ancient temple of Asclepius the god of healing and is associated with healing since the Roman Republic era. As per legend it is said that from god’s temple a snake had come to the island from a boat where the island itself resembles a boat. Towards the 16thcentury, a hospital was built there which is still functioning. One can take glimpses of the island by going from the…
  • Passetto di Borgo, Rome

    17 Jul 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Passetto di Borgo – Long Elevated Walkway through Centre of RomeThe Passetto di Borgo or Passetto is a raised passage which connects the Vatican City with the Castel Sant Angelo and is around 800 meters long elevated walkway which runs through the centre of Rome. It is located in the rione of Borgo and was erected in 1277 by Pope Nicholas III while parts of the wall seemed to be built by Totila during the Gothic War.It served as an escape route for the Popes in times of danger on many occasions. When Charles VIII had invaded the city and the pope’s life seemed to be in danger, Pope…
  • Stourhead Garden

    15 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Stourhead – Britain’s Most Picturesque Garden Stourhead has been considered as one of Britain’s most picturesque garden for centuries. Situated in the midst of a 2,650 acres estate near Warminster South of Bath, this amazing garden is around a peaceful lake, like a jewel among surging hills. Around the shore, placed in planned spots, one will find several architectural features which include various monuments and an arched stone bridge where each one serves as a focal point for memorable photograph.The garden had been designed by a wealthy English banker, Henry Hoare II – 1741 to…
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  • Team Building and Corporate Events in Canada: Currency Value Spells Savings for U.S. Companies

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Canada offers, clean and safe urban centres, strong infrastructure for corporate events, world renowned team building experts....and a chance for U.S. companies to significantly stretch their budgets.… Read More Team Building and Corporate Events in Canada: Currency Value Spells Savings for U.S. Companies
  • Cuba Corporate Events for U.S. Residents

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    As a major snowstorm blankets the U.S. eastern seaboard, let's focus on a nearby sunspot that is gradually becoming accessible to Americans. On December 17, 2014, this changed when The White House introduced new guidelines for U.S. residents to travel to Cuba. While travel for the purposes of tourism is still prohibited, travel to Cuba is permitted under 12 specific conditions. Here is who can go and what to see.… Read More Cuba Corporate Events for U.S. Residents
  • My Mumbai Masala

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    A masala is a blend of hot, fresh spices. That's how I think of India.  I've been meaning to, as it were, put pen to paper and write about the rich tapestry of experiences that represents my time in Mumbai. Yet, like a masala, it's hard to capture with words and, unfortunately, I don't have many photos of India as I didn't get to do the "tourist thing". Inspired by watching Slumdog Millionaire and the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel again, here is part one of My Mumbai Masala.… Read More My Mumbai Masala
  • Team Building: Destination and Activity Quick Guide

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    10 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    Team Building - When and where to schedule it requires a common sense approach. Then why it is that it almost seems as if some companies are putting on blindfolds, spinning the globe and pointing to a destination and then pointing at the calendar to select the date. Here is a quick guide to what team building to schedule, when and where.… Read More Team Building: Destination and Activity Quick Guide
  • 5 Destinations Catering to Corporate Teams with Diverse Interests

    Anne Thornley-Brown
    18 Nov 2013 | 10:30 pm
    One of the benefits of facilitating team building and executive retreats for companies all over the world is the opportunity to discover destinations with a wide range of activities and adventures for corporate teams. Here are a few examples of destinations that have wide appeal. … Read More 5 Destinations Catering to Corporate Teams with Diverse Interests
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  • Impressions of Istanbul [25 Photos]

    Gareth
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    Cigarettes, seagulls and selfie sticks. Those are the first things I think of. On paper, that sounds like a terrible combination, but somehow, someway Istanbul makes it work. The cigarettes are a sign of the city’s European lifestyle, where drinking tea, coffee or beer for hours on end is a daily ritual. The seagulls connect you with the bustling waterfront that serves as Istanbul’s lifeblood. And… those ever-present, ridiculously obnoxious vanity poles called “selfie sticks” are proof that the city is one of the most picture-worthy places I’ve ever been. Over the course of the…
  • When Goodbyes Hinder Hellos

    Gareth
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    I’ve had very little desire to learn Turkish or get close to new people. Like someone going through a tough break-up, I’ve kept this new and beautiful prospect at an arm’s length. I’ve been in Istanbul for over a month and I’m just now getting settled. For the first few weeks in town, I rarely even picked up my camera. I went out, ate food, and aimlessly wandered around the city. I didn’t talk to many people back home, and I didn’t make an effort here. I was lost. Nepal hit hard. Saying goodbye to those people was difficult. I travel the way I do because I want to be a part of…
  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan

    Gareth
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The Tiger’s Nest Monastery (aka Paro Taktsang) outside of Paro, Bhutan is a magical and mysterious place that you have to see to believe. It’s a sacred Buddhist site cut high into the beautiful Bhutanese cliffs, where time slows down and tradition remains paramount. The temple complex was originally built in 1692, and is said to be the one-time home of prominent Himalayan Buddhist, Padmasambhava. Apparently, he stayed here and meditated for three years straight, which I thought was crazy until I actually saw the place – Now, I get it, it’s pretty remarkable. The ancient…
  • INTO THE KINGDOM OF BHUTAN [VIDEO]

    Gareth
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Come with us on a magical journey, over the mountains and through the monasteries, to one of the most amazing places on this planet – The Kingdom of Bhutan! As I mentioned in the previous post, Clint from Triphackr.com and I spent a week exploring Bhutan with Yeoong Tours & Travels back in late April, and this is the video evidence of our incredible trip. A huge thank you to Clint, Chime, Singye, Tashi, and the girls from the Karaoke dance party… you made the experience truly once-in-a-lifetime. Go to Bhutan! Check out all the Bhutan Photos Also, stay tuned for more photos…
  • The Best Beaches in Northeastern Brazil

    Gareth
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:10 am
    Warning: Northeastern Brazil is very dangerous – There is a 25% chance you will get lost, there is a 50% chance you will get sunburned, and there is a 75% chance you won’t want to leave – be very careful. The main culprit behind these scientific statistics (that I made up) is the never-ending coastline of beautiful beaches within the region. From Sao Luis to Salvador, Northeastern Brazil is saturated with soft sand and plentiful palm trees. While living and traveling across the country, I had the opportunity to explore many of these tropical treasures, and I’ve compiled a list of my…
 
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  • Jetsetter Roundup: Road Trips

    Chelle Roberts
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    The summer is a great time to explore the world, one scenic byway at a time. To help inspire your next epic road trip, this month’s Jetsetter Roundup is full of planning tips and wanderlust-inducing route ideas. Enjoy the ride!     Preparing For Your Road Trip Before jumping behind t... To read this and other travel stories, visit BrownGirlsFly.
  • How Working in Retail Tourism Helped Me See The World

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    21 May 2015 | 4:45 am
    My entire life, I’ve dreamed of travel, of experiencing new cultures and doing something unconventional. As an eager professional fresh out of college, I wanted to see the world. Instead, I saw the inside of a cubicle, every morning, afternoon and early evening. And by the end of each week, I ... To read this and other travel stories, visit BrownGirlsFly.
  • Interview With An Expat In Abu Dhabi: Gina Nelson

    Chelle Roberts
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Gina Nelson, an artist and educational consultant, shares the story of her life as an expat in Abu Dhabi. Hope you're inspired by this traveler interview.... To read this and other travel stories, visit BrownGirlsFly.
  • Jetsetter Roundup: Adventure Travel

    Chelle Roberts
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    This month's Jetsetter Roundup is a compilation of adventure travel stories from travelistas around the globe. Enjoy the inspiring stories, photos & advice.... To read this and other travel stories, visit BrownGirlsFly.
  • Agnes & The Beaded Dress: My Time in a Maasai Village

    Diane Haithman
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    On Diane Haithman's recent trip to Ongata-Rangai, a small Maasai village in Kenya, she had a chance to meet some of the talented women who create the traditional hand-beaded accessories she loves. Diane offers a glimpse into daily Maasai life and her excitement the day she received a beaded dress.... To read this and other travel stories, visit BrownGirlsFly.
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  • The Alamo and San Antonio Missions, New UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Eric Mohl, CPO (Chief Photography Officer)
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    Images, video and other formating may not be properly displayed in this RSS feed/email. Please view this post on our Trans-Americas Journey blog to view the post as it was intended - The Alamo and San Antonio Missions, New UNESCO World Heritage Site Everyone remembers The Alamo, but UNESCO wants us to remember far more than that. This year UNESCO bestowed World Heritage status on The Alamo and San Antonio Missions in Texas, honoring this collection of five missions, which were built by Franciscan missionaries in the 18th century, as “an example of the interweaving of Spanish and…
  • Photo Essay: Colombia’s Caño Cristales “Liquid Rainbow” River

    Eric Mohl, CPO (Chief Photography Officer)
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:22 am
    Images, video and other formating may not be properly displayed in this RSS feed/email. Please view this post on our Trans-Americas Journey blog to view the post as it was intended - Photo Essay: Colombia’s Caño Cristales “Liquid Rainbow” River Located in the vast and rarely visited Los Llanos area in Colombia, Caño Cristales has been called the river of five colors and the liquid rainbow. It’s also been called the most beautiful river in the world. We’ve seen a lot of rivers on our Trans-Americas Journey and we’re inclined to agree. It’s not easy…
  • The Best Budget Hotels in Central America

    Karen Catchpole, CWO (Chief Writing Officer)
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    Images, video and other formating may not be properly displayed in this RSS feed/email. Please view this post on our Trans-Americas Journey blog to view the post as it was intended - The Best Budget Hotels in Central America Finding great budget hotels is like winning the travel lottery because they allow you to make your travel budget go even further. Over the years we’ve become expert at choosing the best budget hotels and for the first time we’re sharing what we think are the best budget hotels in Central America, gleaned from more than three years of travel through Belize, El…
  • Check In Checklist: How to Choose the Best Budget Hotels

    Karen Catchpole, CWO (Chief Writing Officer)
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:49 am
    Images, video and other formating may not be properly displayed in this RSS feed/email. Please view this post on our Trans-Americas Journey blog to view the post as it was intended - Check In Checklist: How to Choose the Best Budget Hotels One of the beautiful things about traveling in Latin America is that travel expenses like accommodation can be very, very affordable. However, budget hotels can also be fraught with hidden disappointments from toilets that don’t flush to grungy, ill-fitting sheets to missing shower heads. Hotel bargains are certainly out there, but no matter where…
  • The Magical World of Gabriel Garcia Márquez – Aracataca, Colombia

    Karen Catchpole, CWO (Chief Writing Officer)
    12 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Images, video and other formating may not be properly displayed in this RSS feed/email. Please view this post on our Trans-Americas Journey blog to view the post as it was intended - The Magical World of Gabriel Garcia Márquez – Aracataca, Colombia It’s fitting that the name Aracataca does not sound Colombian or even Spanish for that matter. Aracataca sounds like a word that exists in a world all its own and, in a way, it does. Aracataca is the birthplace of author Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Colombia’s only Nobel Prize winner and champion of a form of literature he called…
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    Barbados Vacation Specials

  • Island Villas: Summer Steals!

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Coconut Grove, Royal Westmoreland Up to 8 guests can enjoy 1 free night for 7 night bookings, complimentary arrival shop including 2 bottles of wine and free round-trip airport transfers! Contact us at reservations@island-villas.com or (0)80 0097 0886 (UK) / (866) 978-8499 (US). 
  • Direct Car Rentals: This Week's Special

    16 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    CROP OVER SPECIALS HUGE DISCOUNTS on Compact Cars through Crop-over. Direct bookings only. Best Value Guaranteed. Book on-line NOW and save!! (promo code DR1507) 
  • Sandals Barbados: Up to $1,000 Instant Air Credit

    15 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Get one of our Instant Air Credit specials on stays of 7-paid nights or longer when flying from the U.S. and Canada. 
  • Coconut Court Beach Hotel: Summer is Calling! 50MOJO

    10 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Discounts available when you book between July 1-31, 2015. Valid for travel August 21 - 31, 2015 and October 5 - 12, 2015. No deposit required - pay on arrival Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to arrival Booking Code: 50MOJO 
  • Time Out Hotel: Summer Special

    8 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Enjoy your vacation in Barbados. Come and join us at Time Out Hotel, located in the St Lawrence Gap now at 30% off for travel between April 16th - Dec 15th 2015. Free WIFI. A continental breakfast for 2 included. 
 
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    The Single Dude's Guide to Life & Travel™

  • Guest Post: The Three Best Cities to Live in Vietnam

    Skins
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’m a single guy who’s been traveling around south east Asia for the past two years. You can read more about my travels at Single Man’s Paradise. I’ve finally settled in Vietnam which is my favorite country in the world! Some places just draw you in like that… It’s a beautiful country and the cost of living is incredibly low. The food is delicious, the women are gorgeous and most locals are very friendly and outgoing towards us foreigners. Vietnam is a great place where a single dude can live comfortably on $1,000 per month. The visa situation is easy…
  • The USA is just one big Greece…

    Manuel Pfister
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:46 am
    And the party is drawing to a close… Enjoy it while it lasts. The post The USA is just one big Greece… appeared first on The Single Dude's Guide to Life & Travel™.
  • A Saudi Arabian goes to Kiev

    SDT Team
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:43 am
    Received this e-mail yesterday, too funny not to publish. From: amanullaha Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 12:37 PM To: postmaster@mail.hotmail.com, contact@singledudetravel.com Hello Sir My name is aman i plane visit to kiev i need single dude for 4 days. If you send me some pictures with her data and her fee par day. And our single dude must knew English good looking. Best regards Cell no. 00966 XXXXXXXXX Can anyone help him out with a single dude in Kiev with daily rates? And while on that note, check out “The Kingdom in the Closet.” The post A Saudi Arabian goes to Kiev appeared…
  • Celebrating the 4th of July is stupid

    Manuel Pfister
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    via The Burning Platform and EPautos.com. The post Celebrating the 4th of July is stupid appeared first on The Single Dude's Guide to Life & Travel™.
  • Gun Control and “Mass Shootings” in Perspective

    Manuel Pfister
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    Mass Shootings and Gun Control in Perspective 2013 Total Deaths in the United States of America: 2,596,993 (100% of total deaths) (source: cdc.gov) 2013 Murders in the United States of America: 16,121 (0.062% of total deaths) (source: cdc.gov) 2013 Firearms related murders in the United States of America: 11,208 (0.043% of total deaths) (source: cdc.gov) 2013 Murders with Rifles (note: “Assault Rifles” is a subcategory of “Rifles”): 285 (1.77% of murders, 2.54% of fire arms related murders, 0.01% of total deaths) (
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    Have Baby Will Travel

  • Nags Head NC: Outer Banks with Kids

    Corinne
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:26 pm
    The first stop of our trek across North Carolina was the Outer Banks, namely Nags Head, NC. The Outer Banks consists of roughly 200 miles of barrier islands and sand dunes that stretch from the Northern Beaches (at the North end, natch) down through to the Cape Hatteras lighthouse at the tip of Hatteras Island. We absolutely loved it. It was hard to start our trip there because it was so hard to leave! Where we stayed in Nags Head NC: View of Nags Head Beach from Jennette’s Pier We spent four days and three nights at the Comfort Inn South Oceanfront. Located directly on the beach, the…
  • WIN! A Drive to North Carolina Family Vacation #CanVisitNC

    Corinne
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:16 am
    Our summer vacation this year will be an adventure to North Carolina. And you can do it too! From Toronto we will drive to North Carolina, start out in the Outer Banks, and hit Raleigh, Concord, and Charlotte before wrapping up our journey in Brevard and Transylvania County, Land of Waterfalls. And we’ll be driving in style, since the nice folks at Honda are lending us a 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring. Follow along on our trip via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and I hope you’ll be inspired to enter to win our giveaway of a trip just like ours! You can VACATION BIG in North…
  • Saving Money for Summer Family Activites in Toronto

    Corinne
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Everyone seems to be waxing nostalgic for those unstructured “’70s” summers where kids ran wild, ate bologna, and didn’t come home until the street lights came on. But that might be because summer can be very expensive! The wide array of options and costs for family activities in Toronto can be very overwhelming. According to a recent TD survey, 55% of Canadian parents with children under the age of 18 take on additional costs during the summer; in fact, 71% of them spend up to $999 per child. The most popular additional activities or programs parents sign their kids…
  • Cuba Family Travel by Casa Particular

    Corinne
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Cuba family travel is a real passion of mine, so I was delighted to receive this story in my inbox from Abhishek, who asked me to publish it here on Have Baby Will Travel. If you’re not into the idea of a Cuba resort vacation at an all-inclusive, you’ll be delighted to discover that staying in casa particulars is also a very family-friendly way to visit Cuba. Cuba Family Travel: Havana, Varadero, and Viñales by Casa… Abhishek and his family at their Varadero casa particular… In May 2015, we traveled to Cuba from Toronto with our 27-month-old son. We flew direct…
  • 5 Tips for Visiting Toronto’s Centreville Amusement Park

    Corinne
    30 May 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Toronto’s Centreville Amusement Park on Centre Island is a favourite of ours, and as a family destination it’s a true treasure. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, Centreville is a unique mix of theme park and urban farm, set in one of the most idyllic locations in the city, with the best view of the Toronto skyline there is! The best view of Toronto’s skyline from the ferry… This year marks our 7th visit to Centreville with kids in tow. From our first visit when our daughter was just a toddler, to last year’s visit to Centreville when we were truly at the…
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  • Back in Balance

    Dave Conroy
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:46 am
    Back in BalancePosted on: Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 2:46pmAs Mark Twain once said – Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated – 15 months later I rise again. I’ve had numerous emails, private conversations and call outs from people around the world wondering of what’s been going on with my silence. For those following along – the last I wrote I found myself in the Democratic Republic of Congo suffering from Malaria for the 5th time in my life, suffering from a wrist breakdown (again), and a strange numbness in my foot. Things went downhill fast. This was…
  • Darkness Calling

    Dave Conroy
    4 May 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Darkness CallingPosted on: Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 11:26pmAfter over a year of trying, I’m finally in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hooray! 180 days of multiple entry visa came through as I hoped and I quickly left Luanda to start the journey of who knows what’s to come. Forces were holding me back – Let’s get to it. The day the visa came was a good day. After a few days of calling the embassy where they wouldn’t pick up, or just said “tomorrow, tomorrow” I received confirmation that they would see me on the Friday afternoon at 3pm. Instead, I went down on a hunch at…
  • Writer’s Block

    Dave Conroy
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:31 am
    Writer’s BlockPosted on: Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 9:31amSeems that the more I move this year the harder it gets to write – perhaps writer’s block, perhaps finding other things to do, but one thing for sure is that the longer I go without it the more memories disappear, so this seems to be a forced update instead of something I’ve actually wanted to do. Pardon the briefness and lack of detail even though so much has happened. I still find myself in Angola, likely the most beautiful country I’ve visited yet on my travels, and certainly one of the friendliest ones. I’ve been…
 
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  • GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide to Magazine Street

    Paul Broussard
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    The miles-long street is a hallmark of the city that also happens to span six distinct neighborhoods. See what we spotted on a recent wander all the way down Magazine Street. The post GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide to Magazine Street appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Explore Mid-City by Bike, Bus, and Streetcar New Kids on the Block: The Sculptures of Poydras Street French Quarter Fest: An Insider’s Guide
  • NOLA’s the Cure for Your Case of the Mondays

    Kelley Pettus
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    While most cities have thriving weekend culture, few can boast buzzing weekdays like New Orleans. It is, after all, the city that turns a Tuesday into the largest party of the year. So it’s perhaps no surprise that the preceding day benefits from the NOLA treatment, too. Mondays in New Orleans are often busy. From … Continued The post NOLA’s the Cure for Your Case of the Mondays appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: New Orleans Weekend Picks: NOWFE, Greek Fest, and More It’s Time to (Wedding) Party: Get Married in NOLA GoNOLA Find: Southern Food and Beverage…
  • Louis Lagniappe: Up Your Armstrong IQ

    Jennifer Odell
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Louis Armstrong's first gig in New Orleans, and Satchmo SummerFest is just one way to celebrate. Check out other Pops programming happening around town. The post Louis Lagniappe: Up Your Armstrong IQ appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: Sweet Sounds of Satchmo Tour NOLA Music History with the Jazz Houses App It’s Still Festival Time in New Orleans: New or Notable Summer Festivals
  • Dinner Comes with a Side of History at American Sector

    Emily Ramirez Hernandez
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    On Thursday evenings from 5-8, modern American cuisine comes with a side of history at the National World War II museum. Feeding the belly and the mind never tasted so good. The post Dinner Comes with a Side of History at American Sector appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: NOLA History: Greek Revival Architecture What’s New at Jazz in the Park? Treme Art Exhibit Tour NOLA Music History with the Jazz Houses App
  • Weekend Picks: Block Party, National Dance Day, and More

    Sara Watson
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Keep the weekend (somewhat) low key with family-friendly plans like a block party, kids' literary scavenger hunt, or an all-day dance event. The post Weekend Picks: Block Party, National Dance Day, and More appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: Weekend Picks: Running of the Bulls, Bastille Day, and More Weekend Picks: Tales of the Cocktail, French Film Festival, and More Weekend Picks: New Orleans Pride, Snake Oil Festival, Studio Tour, and More
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  • Three Notable Airport Hotels in the UK

    Vago Damitio
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    A look into airport parking near hotels These days, an increasing number of top-notch hotels have been working closely with airports to provide both parking and lodging services to a wide range of... Come to Vagobond to read the rest - it's better with pictures!!!!
  • Charming Aromas: Exploring Vienna’s Coffee Culture

    Vago Damitio
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee. But almost more important than the actual latte, cappuccino or drip is where you are when you’re drinking it. The charming Viennese coffeehouse culture... Come to Vagobond to read the rest - it's better with pictures!!!!
  • Driving on the edge: A guide to some of the world’s craziest road trips

    Guest
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Written by Jessica Langlands Although road trips may have originated in America, the rest of the world has quickly caught on. Now with car hire companies offering their services in... Come to Vagobond to read the rest - it's better with pictures!!!!
  • Travelling in Magic Movie Worlds – Game of Thrones Walter Mitty, and More

    Vago Damitio
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    Films and television series are some of the best ways to see stunning backdrops from around the world. More and more, tourists are being inspired by familiar locations from their favorite box-sets or... Come to Vagobond to read the rest - it's better with pictures!!!!
  • Dubai for Cheapos – Yup! You don’t have to be a millionaire…

    Vago Damitio
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    When people think of Dubai, they usually imagine Formula 1 Grand Prix races, millionaires, James Bond, fancy hotels on man made islands, indoor skiing, and well – let’s just say –... Come to Vagobond to read the rest - it's better with pictures!!!!
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  • Why We Hauled 419 lbs (190kg) of Books to Europe (Instead of Getting a Kindle)

    Rachel Denning
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    A fire burns in the hearth. Three comfortable couches are set in a U-shape with the opening toward the fireplace, the perfect setting to curl up with a book. Behind them are mahogany tables for studying, with chairs and lamps, globes and artifacts collected from around the world. And on the walls, from floor to ceiling are books. Thousands and thousands of glorious books. All of it created, designed, and collected to create an environment where great minds can gather and great ideas can be discussed. A 'school of liberal arts', for ourselves, our peers, our children and grandchildren. Around…
  • Road Trip with 6 Kids, 4 Countries, 1 Day — France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany

    Rachel Denning
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    I know why people don't travel with children. It's annoying. Seriously annoying. Are we there yet?" She's touching me!" I'm thirsty! I'm hungry!" I want to go home." I'm tired." I'm bored." Can we go home now?" Can you believe I'm saying this? Nomadic since 2007, when our oldest was only four (now she's nearly 13), you'd think by now that our kids would be... well, better than that. But they're not. They're still just kids. And truthfully, they're out of practice. We slow travel. That means we do a lot of living abroad, with some traveling mixed in. I realized just how out of practice they…
  • Okay So We’re Not Really Moving to Germany… (And Other Clarifications)

    Rachel Denning
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    When I sent out my last post about our upcoming move to Germany, I received quite a response. Most of it was positive. I LOVE LOVE Germany. Thanks for sharing and inspiring other families to be nomadic! Wow, what a leap! Best wishes for things to go as smoothly as possible now that the countdown to the move is ticking by. I'm really excited to see your posts once you're over there. Europe is so amazing and talk about a rich learning environment for everybody. Wow! I love how you chose Germany - so much cooler than what I assumed . . . a great job opportunity, or something like that. That…
 
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    Sophie’s World Travel Inspiration

  • Silent Retro Sunday: Christopher Columbus Park, Discovery Bay in Jamaica, 1996

    Anne-Sophie Redisch
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    Christopher Columbus Park, Discovery Bay in Jamaica, 1996 Silent Retro Sunday: Christopher Columbus Park, Discovery Bay in Jamaica, 1996 is a post from Sophie's World
  • Day out Copenhagen: Medieval Lund

    Anne-Sophie Redisch
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    How about a pleasant day trip from Copenhagen which involves crossing an international border on a famous bridge? I’m in Lund for the day, a city I’ve been meaning to visit for quite some time. With me, I have my iPhone, wallet and sunglasses. That’s all. Travelling super light today. Lund is a lively university town just 40 minutes from Copenhagen Airport by the Öresund train. If the name Öresund sounds familiar, you may have seen the Scandinavian crime series The Bridge, which I hear is rather popular in the UK. The series starts out with a body being discovered on the…
  • Silent Sunday: Flowers along the shores of Lake Geneva

    Anne-Sophie Redisch
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    Bright, brilliant flowers along the shores of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) in Montreux, Switzerland. Silent Sunday: Flowers along the shores of Lake Geneva is a post from Sophie's World
  • One day in Saigon – a snapshot

    Anne-Sophie Redisch
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    Just before Christmas, I spent a few days in Saigon. Or Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, as is the city’s official name. Ho Chi Minh City in English. HCMC. Sài Gòn. What to call it? Locals I spoke with called their city Saigon. Who am I to argue? My first day in this deliciously chaotic city, I spend mostly wandering around. I explore the evocative War Remnants Museum, I stop for a look at the Reunification Palace (but not entering, that will have to wait for another day), I gawk at colonial architecture, and I spend quite a bit of time and effort dodging the manic scooter traffic and a…
  • Silent Sunday: View from Ona lighthouse, Norway

    Anne-Sophie Redisch
    12 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    On the island Ona off the coast of Molde in Western Norway is this little fishing village. View from Ona lighthouse. Silent Sunday: View from Ona lighthouse, Norway is a post from Sophie's World
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  • Making Video in Email Work with Animoto

    Phil Hollows
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Back in March, we extended our support for embedded video in email marketing by adding Animoto to our roster of supported video apps. FeedBlitz continues to be the leading email marketing service with the widest range of video support — all without the hassle and expense of a specialty dedicated video email service. What is Animoto? If you’re not familiar with Animoto, one way to think about is as that it’s a little like video powerpoint. On steroids. And in an Iron Man suit. Animoto takes static content (and video too), splices it all together and makes a dynamic,…
  • Different Forms for Different Pages in WordPress

    Ashley Jackson
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Have you ever wanted different subscription forms for different pages or categories in your WordPress blog? Sidebars do not always have to contain the same content. From our perspective, changing a sidebar is useful if you have individual mailing lists for each category, and want to put the right subscription form in the right sidebar. I recently visited Wordcamp in North Canton, OH and discovered a powerful plugin that accomplishes this easily without extra PHP coding. Download the plugin “Widgets on Pages” and activate (although the plugin shows as not being updated in over 2…
  • Important New Feature: Ad Suppression Through Tagging

    Heather Solos
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    This morning I realized that a key feature was missing from FeedBlitz’s monetization option. Premium FeedBlitz publishers should be able to suppress advertisements from their feeds and mailings without logging into FeedBlitz and making changes to their account. Sometimes we  have to write about things that are too personal, too important, or too sad for ads of any kind to be appropriate. As of today if a post is tagged or categorized as “noads” there will be no ad in that RSS entry or added by that post mailed as a stand alone mailing. You can apply “noads” as a…
  • No Support Today, Monday May 25 2015

    Phil Hollows
    25 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Even FeedBlitz’s amazing support team needs a day off now and then, and so I’ve told them not to come to work today. For everyone else, please note that the offices are closed for the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S.  Stay safe, enjoy the time off if you can, and we’ll be re-opening all bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing tomorrow. Phil        Related StoriesNo Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
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  • An Aloha State of Mind on Maui

    Raymond Walsh
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    I’ve been thinking a lot about my time in Maui lately. Not sure why, but I think I’m due for a trip back there. Maybe it has something to do with these cold Australian nights. It’s winter here, so most mornings there’s a fine dusting of frost over the grass. A few night ago we actually had snow. Snow. A local newspaper ran a photo of a kangaroo hopping through it. Let’s just take a moment to digest that. A kangaroo, in snow. That’s akin to a polar bear in a hot tub. The two images just don’t jive. In any case since I’m already in an Aloha state of mind and Expedia asked me to…
  • 5 Quirky Things to Do in North Dakota

    Raymond Walsh
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    North Dakota conjures images of frozen landscapes and quirky accents (let’s all thank the movie Fargo for that), but the state has a lot to offer for visitors as well – especially those on the lookout for unique attractions and activities. Here are 5 of the quirkiest things on offer in North Dakota: Norsk Høstfest Image: Norsk Høstfest Started in 1978, Norsk Høstfest has grown into North America’s largest Scandinavian festival with tens of thousands visitors annually.  The festival celebrates the Scandinavian heritage of each of the five Nordic countries – Denmark,…
  • A Quirky Dublin City Tour + Win a Guinness Prize Pack #storehousestoryCA

    Raymond Walsh
    18 May 2015 | 8:31 pm
    They say you haven’t “truly” experienced Guinness until you’ve had it in Dublin. Many moons ago, I was lucky enough to check that off my bucket list. In fact, I think I may have had a few too many Guinness during my time in Ireland, since I somehow managed to miss a few of these Guinness-inspired sites suggested by the good folks at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Trinity College Founded in 1592, Trinity Collage is the oldest university in the country. It’s also home to one of the oldest libraries in all of Europe, and it houses a copy of every book published in Ireland and…
  • KLM surprises 10 lucky people with the ultimate Orange Experience

    Raymond Walsh
    12 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    This is a story I can get behind because it involves two of my favourite pastimes — travel and booze. KLM and Heineken teamed up to celebrate King’s Day and oranjegekte in Holland recently. Known as “Orange Madness,” the phenomena sees orange-clad Dutch revellers from every corner of the Netherlands celebrate with food and drink, interrupted only by street parties and other good-natured patriotic shenanigans. KLM and Heineken stepped up the activities a notch by flying to five cities around the globe — Shanghai, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, and Oslo — and inviting…
  • 10 of the Most Annoying People You See at the Airport

    Raymond Walsh
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:28 am
    In a more perfect world, airline travel would be free from stress, all passengers and airport workers would be polite and courteous, and delays would be non-existent. We’d also all be holding hands and singing Kumbaya while waiting for our flights. Since none of those things is going to happen anytime soon, let’s work on some things we can change — notably, the habits of annoying people at the airport. We all have our pet peeves when it comes to other people’s behaviour. I’ve written before about the annoying games airline passengers play and the annoying habits of…
 
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  • Traveling to Sao Paulo for business? Recommended meeting spots

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Traveling to Sao Paulo for business? Recommended meeting spotsIf you intend to conduct business in Brazil, there’s a good chance you’ll be going to São Paulo as it is by far Brazil’s most import business center in Brazil.  Almost every major industry in Brazil is based there (as well as most of the minor ones, too), and 15% of Brazil’s gross national product is generated in Sao Paulo. Since you are probably not traveling 10 hours from New York for just one…View On WordPress
  • Healthy food on the go: Market Ipanema

    9 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Healthy food on the go: Market IpanemaWhen living in Rio, Market Ipanema was one of my ‘go to’ spots for a good salad in a nice atmosphere (they had an outdoor garden area).  On my last trip to Rio I discovered that they replaced their casual dining scene moving to a smaller location to position themselves as a healthy gourmet ‘grab and go’ establishment, something not very common in Brazil.  I was shocked at how ‘Americanized’…View On WordPress
  • I haven’t done a graffiti post in a while and realized I had these beauties from Santiago Chile...

    21 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    I haven’t done a graffiti post in a while and realized I had these beauties from Santiago Chile  waiting to be shared.  These are from the Bella Vista neighborhood I hope you enjoy this incredible street art as much as I do:)  I will be posting a full 10 day Chile itinerary soon so make sure you check back! Check out some of the awesome urban art in Chile’s Santiago: Graffiti: Santiago, Chile I haven’t done a graffiti post in a while and realized I had these beauties from…
  • Karaoke + Sushi night in Sao Paulo

    14 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    Karaoke + Sushi night in Sao PauloIn New York when you decide or rather someone yells ‘let’s do karaoke’ there is a good chance you end up at SingSing in the East Village or Japas 38.  The benefit of SingSing is that you can get a private room with your friends (so you don’t embarrass yourself in front of of the entire place- at least that’s my case) or if you are brave  you have the option to belt one out to the entire room. In…View On WordPress
  • New Peruvian hot spot in Rio

    7 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    New Peruvian hot spot in RioWhen my friend suggested going to a place called Tupacfor her birthday my first reaction was ‘will they be playing his greatest hits in the background?” I was slightly disappointed to learn that we would not be having a full on 90’s dance party at dinner but the ambiance and cuisine make up for it.  There are a few decent spots for ceviche in Rio, but if you are looking for a real Peruvian…View On WordPress
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  • Gorgeous Gelato: The Best Gelaterias in Rome

    Andy Jarosz
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    Italy is globally renowned for its ice cream – or gelato – and a trip to Rome isn’t complete without sampling some of its finest frozen treats. Gelato is actually distinct from ice cream in that it uses milk rather than cream, and there are hundreds of places in the city selling this famous food… The majority use industrial methods to create large quantities quickly and cheaply. While this might satisfy a craving for cool refreshment, it’s worth seeking out the artisan gelaterias where the produce is made on the premises, using ingredients chosen for their freshness and…
  • Free Stay Friday

    Adam Hutcheson
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    For this week’s #FreeStayFriday we’re off to Birmingham! Hotel La Tour 4* Hotel La Tour is the perfect location for a city escape in Birmingham. Only 3 minutes walk from the Bullring shopping centre, it’s probably dangerous for all those shopaholics out there!! If you fancy more of a relaxing weekend, you could hit the gym, eat at the stylish brasserie or head to the bar, offering afternoon teas and cocktails made by professional mixologists. All without leaving the hotel. Nom. So, if you’d like to win a one-night stay here for two people, including…
  • Eat – Drink – Stay – Play: The Hottest Happenings for July

    Martin Solly
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Summer’s well and truly in full swing, which can only mean outdoor drinking, pop-up beaches and, erm, Doner Kebabs(?). Check out our pick of what’s new and happening this July… JULY EAT // German Doner Kebab – Birmingham If you’ve been to Berlin, or any number of other German cities, you may know that the Turkish districts serve up some of the finest kebabs going. So the idea of a German doner kebab isn’t as strange as it first sounds. But now this Turkish-German hybrid is set to take-off on our shores, with kebab specialist German Doner Kebab opening its second UK store on…
  • Fiesta Time! Top Spanish Festivals of Summer

    The Quirky Traveller
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    The huge black horse reared up into the air, its smartly dressed rider effortlessly clamped to its back as it performed the ‘Jaleo’, towering majestically over the cheering crowd… Young men pushed forward to pat the horse on its gleaming black chest; proof of their bravery and manliness. We watched from a safe distance, our young son squealing with excitement as more horses rode into the square. It was the Festival of St Joan in Menorca, marking the beginning of the fiesta season in Menorca, all featuring the magnificent black Menorcan horses, bravura riding displays, parades of…
  • 5 Blooming Great Hotels for Garden Lovers

    Martin Solly
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:21 am
    Your chance to visit RHS Chelsea or Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows may have wilted away for this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your flower-fix for the summer. There’s a whole, ahem, bunch of hotels on LateRooms.com who can offer you your very own secret garden experience. So if you’re as interested in flowerbeds as you are bedrooms you’re in luck; here’s 5 of the best garden-themed hotels: Oddfellows, Chester Right in the heart of lovely Chester with the River Dee just minutes away, this beautifully eccentric hotel is cutting edge in…
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  • Find out why Mohican is the "Camp and Canoe Capital of Ohio" at Mohican Adventures

    Dominique King
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    We loved our recent visit to Ohio's Mohican State Park and stay at the lodge there, but it's also worth visiting the Mohican Adventures complex nearby, a place where you'll find plenty in the way of outdoor sports and adventure for the entire family. Dick Frye loved canoeing, skiing and other outdoor sports. His enthusiasm for river canoeing, in particular, led him to establish the Mohican Canoe Livery in Loudonville in 1961, which became a catalyst for popularizing the sport on the Mohican River as well as other rivers in Ohio. Frye's work in promoting the Mohican area and co-founding the…
  • 2015 Concert of Colors: Corktown Popes, Infatuations, Plena Libre and more!

    Dominique King
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here are a few more images from some of the shows we enjoyed during the 2015 Concert of Colors. We checked out a lively show featuring the Puerto Rican bomba music of Plena Libre. The group plays the two-beat percussive music that caught the imaginations of music lovers on the island around the turn of the twentieth century. Described as the "sung newspaper of the day", it allowed listeners to learn of romance, politics and other current events in a call-and-response pattern. The musical form fell out of favor during the 1940s, but the genre's revival among a new generation of fans and…
  • 2015 Concert of Colors: Jazz and blues artists pay tribute to Marcus Belgrave

    Dominique King
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Detroit jazz master and world renowned trumpeter Marcus Belgrave busily planned a headline show for this year's Concert of Colors until his unexpected death this past May. Concert of Colors quickly fielded a replacement to headline the festival's Saturday evening bill, but Belgrave's spirit apparently had other plans for organizers as the State Department failed to get the necessary paperwork for the replacement act to make it to Detroit in time for the show. Belgrave's family and friends rallied together to work with concert organizers to make sure that the show did, indeed, go on. Concert…
  • 2015 Concert of Colors: Don Was Revue stages tribute to the Electrifying Mojo

    Dominique King
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The members of the Midnight Funk Association did indeed rise as a great audience gathered to pay tribute to one of Detroit's most magical and eclectic DJ's, the Electrifying Mojo!   The legendary Detroit radio personality held court on the airwaves from 1977 until the mid-1990s ushering some of the best loved and remembered music onto the air, in many cases becoming among the first to play artists like Prince and Was not Was on the air and popularizing those artists throughout Michigan, northern Ohio, southern Ontario and beyond. Prince, the B52s, Kraftwerk and others were among the…
  • Seeing an Indianapolis Indians baseball game...or not.

    Dominique King
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tim and I love watching baseball or hockey games when we travel, so we really looked forward to seeing the Indianapolis Indians play during our most recent visit to Indianapolis. Play at the Triple A-level promised to be a fast-paced contest as the Indianapolis Indians lead the league this year and play at this level usually features great pitching that more closely matches the quality of the Triple A-level batting talent. Pitches at this level can easily clock in at 90-plus miles per hours. We've seen Triple A-teams several times over the years as we're close enough to be able to get down to…
 
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  • The Wedding “List”

    TK
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    We just sent our wedding invitations to the printers. They’d been almost ready for a few weeks thanks to all the hard work that our awesome designer, Dina, put into them- but up until this past weekend, they were missing one important detail. The liste du marriage. The wedding registry, the wedding list, the n’oout. Call it whatever you want. I think it’s cool that people who care for the soon-to-be married couple would want to financially contribute in some way. Any gift is very much appreciated, fully knowing that it’s the thought that counts. Not really… But…
  • I’m Yours- Jason Mraz

    TK
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    There’s a lot on my mind lately- and plenty of my thoughts make excellent posts. But all my energy is drained and I can barely put together two words. Since it’s been a tough day at work, a day where I’ve done a lot of thinking about life and trying to make sense of all the chaos around me at work, as well as the general situation in the country, I thought about something that makes me happy. And currently, that happens to be one of my favorite songs of all time, a little upbeat track that never fails to make me smile. When it comes to music that can instantly put you in a…
  • Blue Batroun

    TK
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Funny how you can get so adjusted to one place that you don’t think of venturing beyond it. Since I was raised in Beirut and it is the hometown of both my parents, it is the center of my universe and I don’t leave it much unless I’m going abroad. But there’s so much to see in this small beautiful chaos of a country. Sure there’s mountains of garbage everywhere you go- they’re even burning a dumpster near my house as we speak and it smells as you would expect. But that should not stop you from exploring your options. We had been planning a beach day for a…
  • The House is Done

    TK
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    With today’s foray into selecting the right curtains to go with our living room and dining room being a success, and with buying the last set of plates that I really wanted to have, our apartment is finally furnished and ready for us to move in to. If I’ve learned anything in the past year, getting a house together is harder than it looks. I am astonished how some people can invest so much time in planning a wedding when it’s where you’re going to live that takes all the effort and energy and finances. Don’t we all wish our home looked like an IKEA showroom?
  • Frustration

    TK
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    All I ever asked for during this stage in my life is the support of my loved ones and my family. I just want them to tell me that what we’re doing is really nice and everything will work out and we will have a nice, normal wedding- even if some of my ideas might be unconventional. I never expected that I would always have to be on my toes, defending my every choice to my own mother: the only person I expected to be impartial and 100% supportive. Now, I know we are both headstrong and we don’t like to admit we are wrong at all. We also have very short tempers. But growing up, I…
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  • Piccola Suite di Lusso, Firenze, Italy

    Alessandro Giuliattini
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Situated in the heart of Florence overlooking the Piazza della Signoria and Santa Croce Church, this charming apartment is chic and petite with sophisticated and elegant style. Newly renovated and designed by the famous local architect studio of Dario Bonan, the stylish contemporary interiors are bright and comfortable.  Located on the second floor, with multiple soundproof windows that illuminate the interiors and overlook the romantic streets below, you will be immersed within the bustling city in an intimate and private refuge that allows you to…
  • Villa Horizonte, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

    Daniel Caballero
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Located right on the sands of the pristine Pacific coast of Oaxaca, this thoughtfully crafted and designed compound has very elegant but laid back personality and style. Situated within an exclusive group of private residential properties in an ecological reserve, the villa is located just outside of the main village of Puerto Escondido. Developed and owned by a professional designer, the property was created and constructed of locally sourced adobe and natural handcrafted materials. Comprised of traditional open air Palapas, independent bungalows and…
  • Villa Riccardi, Faro, Italy

    Stella Bonatto
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Perched high above the Tyrrhenian Sea and completely immersed in the Circeo National Park, this villa’s enviable position and stunning views create an idyllic and private retreat. Nestled into the mountainside among gently sloping tropical and botanical gardens, the villa has a staggered layout that affords amazing views of the sea and the Pontine islands on the horizon from every angle.  Built with respect for traditional Mediterranean architecture, the home is in perfect harmony with its natural setting. The upper garden level entrance…
  • Dai Nonni, Lecce, Italy

    Sonia Cucculelli
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Located just outside of the ancient walls of central Lecce and just a few steps from some of the most beautiful features of the city, this townhouse pairs chic post war modernism with a cool vintage appeal. Built in 1960 with architectural contributions by industrial designer and architect Gio Ponti and others, the exterior entrance features unique geometric patterns that are avant garde and modern and give way to bright spacious interiors, all renovated to preserve the important architectural features.  Laid out in two separate spaces, the apartment…
  • Parisian Loft, France

    Bernard Crouzet
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    This spacious apartment is located in central Paris, adjacent to the Gare de l’Est. The building it occupies is a former warehouse dating back to 1850, which sheltered the archives of the SNCF (French National Railway Company).   Today it has been refurbished and converted into apartments. This loft is located on the upper floors and retains much of its original charm, with features like the staircase and the bookcase preserved.   The property is accessed by a private glass elevator which soars alongside one of the biggest vertical gardens in the world. In spite of its…
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  • Formación | Aprende salsa y bachata gratis en Madrid

    Beatriz Benés
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
    ¿Qué? Salsa Madrid organiza en el café y restaurante Cáscaras todos los miércoles clases gratuitas de salsa y bachata. Las clases se convierten en un instrumento psicopedagógico, ya que aumenta el oído musical, el sentido del ritmo, la memoria, la confianza en uno mismo y la expresión corporal. ¿Dónde? Dirección: Café Cáscaras – Calle Ventura Rodríguez, 7, 28008 Madrid, España. ¿Cuándo? Las clases comenzarán en el Café Cáscaras el 4 de Septiembre. El horario del nivel de iniciación es de 21:15 a 22:15h. Horario nivel intermedio es de 22:15 a 23:15h. ¿Quién? Esta…
  • Formación | La Formación Profesional como una salida

    Beatriz Benés
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:36 am
    ¿Qué? La formación profesional específica es el nivel educativo que prepara a los alumnos para una actividad profesional y les capacita para el desempeño cualificado de las distintas profesiones. Se establecen dos niveles para los Ciclos Formativos en función de la cualificación profesional que se alcanza al finalizar los estudios: Ciclos Formativos de Grado Medio y Ciclos Formativos de Grado Superior. ¿Dónde? Los cursos de formación profesional se impartirán en los centros que se encuentran distribuidos por toda la Comunidad de Madrid. La duración de estos cursos varía entre…
  • La Neomudéjar: Centro de arte vanguardista en Madrid

    Stephanie Ospina
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    ¿Qué? La sede de uno de los centros de artes vanguardia más potentes de Madrid’ La Neomudéjar se estableció en el 2013 cuando Néstor Prieto y Francisco Brives empezaron su proyeto de exhibir arte llamativo. Ya dos años después el perfecto hogar de artes vanguardia se encuentra en la antigua estación de Atocha, más de un año luchando por este éxito fue gracias  Adif que apoyo el proyecto ‘Responsabilidad Social y Sostenibilidad’. ¿Dónde? La Neomudéjar queda en la Calle de Antonio Nebrija, s/n, 28007 y su estación de metro y bus más cercana es la de Atocha…
  • Madrid con tu perro: cinco parques que debes visitar

    Stephanie Ospina
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Estar en una ciudad con un perro puede ser un poco complicado algunas veces, sin duda hasta encontrar un buen parque puede ser casi una misión imposible pero por fortuna, este no es el caso en Madrid. ¿Sabías que en Madrid cada residencia tiene un parque a solo 15 minutos de su alcance? Con tantas opciones para elegir cual es el mejor parque en Madrid, he elegido los cinco parques que debes visitar con tu perro: Parque De Eva Duarte Perón No es el parque más grande pero te ofrece un paseo de tranquilidad con mucha sombra, es uno de los parques más sociables para llevar a tu perro y un…
  • Day Trips from Madrid: How Much Will I Spend?

    Eninna Solache
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    If you are coming to Madrid for more than a week, a cool thing to do is take a day trip to see other cities in Spain. It’s quite easy to get to city to city if you’re traveling by train or car. You can visit places like Toledo, Seville, and Barcelona & Segovia. Getting to some of these places aren’t as cheap though and require some heavy planning if you’re planning to stay more than a day.   Toledo: Just an hour south of Madrid by car, and 30 minutes by train from the Atocha station. The cost from the train is around 9 euros. Explore the ancient city, see cathedrals and…
 
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  • Travel Food Hunt – Kueh Pie Tee, the Nyonya Tapas in Malacca

    Cecil Lee
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    What could you have before your Nyonya meal in Malacca, Malaysia? In Spain, we have Tapas as their favorite appetizers. For Baba and Nyonya in Malacca, Kueh Pie Tee (or Top Hat), is their best answer to the Spanish. Each and every authentic Nyonya food restaurant should have it as starters in their menu. If you visit Malacca (Melaka) in the Southern region of Malaysia, Kueh Pie Tee is something you should try for your food explore.Originally from Malacca, Kueh Pie Tee is a traditional Nyonya pastry made of flour and fried to a shell cup then filled with sweet and hot mixture of thinly…
  • Travel Snapshot – The seducing Haeundae Beach at night

    Cecil Lee
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    If Gwangalli Beach of Busan can make young couples dance and drink all night with her pulsating nightlife, the mood and setting of Haeundae Beach at night can entice them into bed. I’m not taking the mickey out of you. I believe it’s not just me. Once you experience it yourselves you could agree with me, too. This could be why Heaundae Beach is so popular among local Korean as one of the top weekend getaway destinations, and those sprawling love motels across the area further explain why.Before we called it our last night in Busan, Korea, being our finale was a stroll…
  • Start shooting amazing photos on travels! Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 opens for entries

    Cecil Lee
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:18 am
    A piece of significant news for travel photo hobbyists out there. The international Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 awards (TPOTY) is now open for entries! TPOTY 2015 is open to photographers of all ages and all nationalities. On top of all the  categories found in last year, this year TPOTY has introduced a new category – Smart Shot – for every traveller, alongside a new set of exciting photographic themes.Images can be submitted online via www.tpoty.com or as prints. Entry fees start at £7.50 and entry for Young TPOTY is free.  Entries close on October 1st.TPOTY sponsors,…
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  • Udon Thani Village Life – Pies, Pizza and a Drunk Skunk

    Martyn
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    Whenever I stay at our Udon Thani village home I like to cook something in the afternoon. That’s unless myself and Wonderful Wi are out and about on a day trip or routine errand. My afternoon simmers, sizzles and stews are my way of occupying my free time and to hopefully hatch something pleasant to eat that evening. … Continue reading Udon Thani Village Life – Pies, Pizza and a Drunk Skunk → (Visited 61 times, 1 visits today) The post Udon Thani Village Life – Pies, Pizza and a Drunk Skunk appeared first on Beyond The Mango Juice.
  • Wat Tham Kong Pen in Nong Bua Lamphu

    Martyn
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:49 am
    Wat Tham Kong Pen – Temples in Nong Bua Lamphu Province Wat Tham Kong Pen in Nong Bua Lamphu is less than a one hour drive from Udon Thani city centre. A drive that’s worthwhile because the forest temple is built amidst sandstone rock formations and is a fascinating site to explore. I first mentioned Wat Tham Kong Pen in my previous post Udon Thani in Pictures – … Continue reading Wat Tham Kong Pen in Nong Bua Lamphu → (Visited 75 times, 1 visits today) The post Wat Tham Kong Pen in Nong Bua Lamphu appeared first on Beyond The Mango Juice.
  • Udon Thani in Pictures – May 2015

    Martyn
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    I’ve recently returned from a three stay in Udon Thani Province. Five days in the city and the other time at our village home. Myself and Wonderful Wi had a great time together and I’ve picked out some photographs from my holiday snaps to share. I’ve added my usual innocuous commentary to each photograph. Udon Thani, Nong Khai and … Continue reading Udon Thani in Pictures – May 2015 → (Visited 165 times, 1 visits today) The post Udon Thani in Pictures – May 2015 appeared first on Beyond The Mango Juice.
  • A Golden Buddha and Silk Colours

    Martyn
    13 May 2015 | 9:32 pm
    The day started hot, got even warmer and by mid afternoon the heat finally bubbled and boiled. One hour later a heavy downpour of rain hit the city. It was more welcome than a butter-fingered naked air hostess. By then we were on our way home after a morning trip to Ban Na Kha silk market … Continue reading A Golden Buddha and Silk Colours → (Visited 96 times, 1 visits today) The post A Golden Buddha and Silk Colours appeared first on Beyond The Mango Juice.
  • Wat Pa Huay Lad in Phu Rua, Loei

    Martyn
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    My first sight of Wat Pa Huay Lad in Phu Rua, Loei Province, was impressive. The near empty car park didn’t do justice to the view. The steep three-tiered pointed roof and hushed grandeur beneath it looked out-of-place in such a wide open space. Its magnificence muffled by the abandoned theatre below it. Surely such a beautiful thing … Continue reading Wat Pa Huay Lad in Phu Rua, Loei → (Visited 113 times, 1 visits today) The post Wat Pa Huay Lad in Phu Rua, Loei appeared first on Beyond The Mango Juice.
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  • Is Auschwitz Worth Visiting?

    The Runaway Guide
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    To be honest, I didn’t really want to visit. I had been to the Holocaust museum in New York many times growing up. I didn’t want to pay 20$ for what I knew would be a depressing 5 hour tour. But my friends wanted to go and so I decided to follow them. First things first we had to decide whether we were going to take a shuttle/tour or go there on our own and walk around Although Auschwitz was very sad, sometimes important things are. The whole experience was much more illuminating and intense than I expected. It was more than simply another documentary or a museum. It was a…
  • Run Away To Guatemala

    The Runaway Guide
    11 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Overview Preparation Budget Travel Guatemala Hideouts Overview Name: Republic Of Guatemala Nick-Name: Guate (Guatay) Population: 16,000,000 Capitol City: Guatemala City Main Language: Spanish English Speakers: Low Main Religion: Christianity Slogan: Land Of Eternal Spring Runaway Review Our Slogan: Land Of Volcanoes Favorite Destination: Lake Atitlan Top Experience: Meet The Maya Safety: 3.7 out of 5.0 Friendliness: 4.1 out of 5.0 Deliciousness: 4.0 out of 5.0 Cheapness: 4.8 out of 5.0 Recommended Budget: 18$/Day Guatemala is the largest country in Central America. It’s…
  • How Traveling Got Me Into College

    The Runaway Guide
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    Everyone always says that going traveling will help you find your purpose. They exclaim that adapting to new environments builds confidence. They claim that the entire experience becomes an asset that you can draw upon for the rest of your life. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. It was because of an understanding of my privileged position in the world that I decided to go to college. It was because of the new perspectives I gained that I knew exactly what I wanted to study. It was because of my travel story that I got in. Whether you’re trying to illustrate to your parents the value of…
  • The Best Regions For Budget Travel

    The Runaway Guide
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:50 am
    There’s a lot of debate over which region is the best. But there are only 3 main contenders; They are: Southeast Asia | Eastern Europe | Central America So what sets these regions apart from other popular destinations? 1) They’re all composed of unique countries located in close proximity to one another. 2) They’re relatively safe and easy to get around. 3) And most importantly, they’re all budget friendly. So which one of these regions is the best? In the guide below we’ll take a look at the most important budget travel indexes. These include Safety, Friendliness, Deliciousness and…
  • Guatemala Budget Travel

    The Runaway Guide
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    Overview Preparation Budget Travel Guatemala Hideouts Budget Travel Index Currency Name: Quetzales “Q” (GTQ) Average Rate: 1$ = 7 Q Budget Hotel: 50 Q Dorm Bed: 40 Q 3 Tacos: 15 Q Brahva Beer: 5 Q Current Rates Minimum Budget: 14$/Day Comfortable Budget: 24$/Day Recommended Budget: 18 USD/Day   How Travel Around Guatemala For Cheap Chicken Bus: is simply a US school bus that has been “pimped-out,” is failing emission standards, and is used to transport everything from chickens to the elderly between towns and across countries. Prices range from 25…
 
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    28 Jul 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Start Date: August 24, 2015 End Date: August 28, 2015 - 8th & Union Kitchen is a Southeast Asian inspired restaurant located in Wilmington's Little Italy neighborhood. The menu showcases the deep and bright flavors of Thailand and Vietnam among many countries that influence our chef. We use contemporary techniques to prepare coconut based curries, pho, dumplings, summer rolls, salads, and small plates. The beverage program offers traditional, house, and Tiki cocktails that play into the southeast asian theme. There are 14 beers on draft, some craft,
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  • Art in Philadelphia: More than just the Rocky Steps

    Kat Richter
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    To most, the name “Philadelphia” is synonymous with Rocky Balboa, the Liberty Bell, and soft pretzels.  But the cradle of American democracy boasts more than its well-known slew of historic landmarks and pop culture references – it is also home to a large number of world class art museums, complete with its very own Avenue des Champs-Élysées leading from City Hall to what is, arguably, the crown jewel in the city’s collection: The Philadelphia Museum of Art. But before we talk about the PMA, let’s start with a few other sites not to be missed.  Heading northwest from the…
  • Shrimping on the Lady Jane

    Jan Ross
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you have been on any dolphin watching cruises, you know they can be pretty boring at times. If you are lucky, you see a few dolphins or sometimes just their backs as they come up for air, and if you are unlucky, you spend a lot of time just watching the water waiting for dolphins to appear. A shrimping excursion with the Lady Jane is absolutely nothing like those experiences but, instead, is one of the most interesting cruises you can take with kids if you are in the area. We were visiting the beautiful King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on charming St. Simons Island, Georgia and…
  • Eriska – Scotland’s Fantasy Island

    Cindy-Lou Dale
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Just a short drive from Oban, on Scotland’s west coast, is the quiet Isle of Eriska. Set against a backdrop of mountains, ocean mist and Scottish landscapes there is a certain mystique about it. Rattling over an old wooden bridge you immediately enter a concealed whisper-quiet world of lavender, purple rhododendrons and wildflowers. Round a bend in the road and there she is, the Grande Dame herself, the five-star Eriska Hotel – a Victorian Manor House set in swathes of manicured lawns and edged with 350-acres of ancient forest. The very stately 25-roomed Manor, set on its own private…
  • Solo Safaris

    Lesley Stones
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Africa lies waiting for you If you’re a solo traveller, you’ll have noticed how the world tends to revolve around couples. You’ll probably be hit by single room supplements unless you’re happy to stay in a hostel dormitory, and may feel rather lonely having dinner for one in restaurants full of happy friends and lovers. And then when you see a brilliant sight, there’s no one to share it with except distant acquaintances on social media. That’s why I haven’t been on a safari for a while, even though I live only four hours from the Kruger National Park, Africa’s Big Five game…
  • 24 Hours in Budapest

    Marcia Frost
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    [caption id="attachment_17459" align="alignright" width="300"] Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Marcia Frost.[/caption] Budapest is one of the largest and most well-known cities on the Danube River in Hungary. It's a town of many faces as it's actually divided between "Buda" and "Pest." You could easily fill a week in this city, but if you're short on time, make sure you hit the highlights. You’ll quickly find out how this city played a big part in World War II and has come to be known as the “Jewel of the Danube.” 1. Head to Buda Castle Start your day in the Buda Castle…
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  • The Two Sides of Istanbul

    Rosie
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    Istanbul truly is a city of two sides, with a hedonistic party culture alongside a heritage so vast that you could spend weeks exploring it. As the only city in the world to straddle two continents, with one foot firmly in Europe, and the other in Asia, it provides a marriage of cultures to enjoy. The Bosphorous provides a link between the two, and you can travel between the two continents by boat or on a bus across the bridge. Many of the key sights, including the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace sit on the European side. However, with a more laid back vibe and local charm, Anatolian…
  • Eat your way around Malta

    Alice
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:17 am
      Like most of the Mediterranean, Malta is obsessed with food. From the humble pastizzis (a cheese and pea filled pastry allegedly based on the Cornish pasty) to the more rustic stews and pasta dishes found inland, the island’s cuisine stems from a rich history that has allowed the food of Europe to meet and cross-pollenate over the years. As well as the sun, architecture and remarkable island history, the other thing Malta is renowned for is the sheer generosity of their portions. While breakfast can often be quite a simple affair, lunch and dinner can be large, multi-course meals…
  • Best Views in Lisbon

    Alice
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
      It’s hardly a secret that Lisbon is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Set against the cobalt blue backdrop of the Tagus River, Western Europe’s oldest city is seemingly permanently drenched in the warm sunshine – your Instagram filters are unnessary here! With that said, some spots are more photogenic than others, so to make sure you capture Lisbon at its best angle take a closer look at our guide to six of the best views in the Portuguese capital… The King of the Castle Sao Jorge Castle – Image via Wikimedia There’s no…
  • Top 10 Last Minute Summer Destinations

    Grace
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    Need to fit in one more sun-filled trip into your summer? These last-minute destinations solve all your problems – they’re near, they come at bargain prices and they don’t skimp on stunning scenery or fun activities. You’re just a click away from being on that getaway you’ve been dreaming of!
  • The Foods You Must Eat in Cyprus

    Alice
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
      Whether a tangy bowl of olives to nibble, slices of grilled halloumi to augment a summer BBQ, or a juicy kebab, liberally drizzled with chilli sauce to provide late night/early morning sustenance, the food of Cyprus has truly made a name for itself outside of its homeland. However tempting these well-known favourites are though, the food you’ll dine on in Cyprus is more than just cheese and ouzo. Here is our guide to sampling all the tastiest of treats that this small, but flavourful destination has to offer.     Copy and paste the code below into your web page to embed…
 
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  • La Armonia Spa – A first of its kind in Angeles City

    Admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Have you ever tried watching a movie in a theater while at the same time, you are having the best massage in the city? Only La Armonia Spa can give you that totally relaxing and refreshing experience. Located at the 2nd floor of Oceana Building along Mac Arthur Highway in Balibago, La Armonia offers the […]
  • New Art Gallery Hotel in the Heart of Angeles City

    Admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:34 pm
    By: Dianne Venzon  ANGELES CITY — Lying in the heart of Angeles City, a new arts venue gallery hotel is situated right inside the heritage district of Angeles City. Imerex Plaza Hotel is the first of its kind in here in Luzon. As the first Arts venue/gallery hotel in Luzon, Imerex not only highlights the […]
  • HeART Festival: A celebration of art and love only at iMerex Plaza Hotel

    Admin
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:08 pm
    The month of February brings love closer to our hearts, more it is also the National Arts Month. Each year, different regions in the country present various culture and art activities. In Angeles City, February is celebrated as vibrant and as colorful as ever. With the addition of iMEREX Plaza Hotel in the city’s roster […]
  • A Perfect Treat for Valentine’s Day

    Admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    The Red Velvet Frappe is available at Imerex Plaza Hotel Unli Cafe, an excellent coffee-house in the heritage district of Angeles City. 
  • iMerex Plaza Hotel: Romancing the Past with Style

    Admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:47 pm
    By MINERVA ZAMORA-ARCEO STANDING in grandeur of the traditional bricks and intricately-designed wrought irons, the iMerex Plaza Hotel is a picture of the glorious Filipino culture with a vestige of modern urban lifestyle.  Right in the heart of Angeles City’s Heritage District along Miranda Street, iMerex Plaza Hotel recently opened its doors to tourists, showcasing […]
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  • Comment on How to Get a Teaching Job in South Korea by Katherine Hackett

    Katherine Hackett
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:58 am
    Hi Julie, Congrats on getting your teaching job in Korea! Here at i-to-i TEFL we actually train you to be a teacher, so we are not a recruiter. So, I’d advise you contact Hagwons directly or alternatively look at a specific Korea recruiter. Hope this helps! Kat
  • Comment on How to Get a Teaching Job in South Korea by Julie

    Julie
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Please could one of the Hagwon staff please be in contact with me. I’m interested and will be starting there next year 2016.
  • Comment on Why teach English in Italy? by Elle Pollicott

    Elle Pollicott
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:09 am
    Hi Cody, thanks for your comment. Yes, it is possible – you are able to teach in Italy without a degree, and although there may be more paperwork involved for employers as you won’t have an EU passport, it’s still possible to teach there. You’ll have a better chance of securing a position if you search for a job in-country where you can attend a face-to-face interview. I’d suggest you have a read of this article here: http://www.onlinetefl.com/tefl-blog/teaching-english-europe/tefl-job-italy/ – it’s by one of our TEFL grads Erica, who has set up her…
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    Cody
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    I am an Australian citizen and I would like to teach English in Italy. Is this a possibility despite not having completed a degree or having an EU passport?
  • Comment on 5 Reasons to go on the Vietnam Internship by Elle Pollicott

    Elle Pollicott
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:37 am
    Hey Ann, the TEFL internship is great if you want to move overseas but be supported – we work with our in-country partners in China, Thailand and Vietnam, who will arrange a placement for you, provide you with accommodation, and prepare you for your time in a new country by teaching you the customs and culture. You’ll also be supported by a network of interns – some of whom you will be teaching and living with! You can find out more about our internships here: http://www.onlinetefl.com/teaching-internships/ or alternatively, give us a call on 0800 093 3148 to speak to one of…
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  • From the Road: California (Week Four)

    Erin Gifford
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:59 pm
    We survived our fourth week on the road. I can’t believe it either. There have been ups, downs and I’ve come down with a small cold, but we’re still moving on. Every couple of days it’s a new city and it’s been a lot of driving, but it’s been pretty amazing, too. Day 22: Los Angeles, CA We made the short drive from Long Beach to Los Angeles to start our day with a double-decker sightseeing bus tour with StarLine Tours. I love to start out in new cities with a sightseeing tour to get a better feel for where we are and what there is to see in town. We saw the Hollywood sign, Beverly…
  • From the Road: Arizona to California (Week Three)

    Erin Gifford
    19 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been on the road four weeks (I’m still catching up on week three, as you can see). My husband was with us this whole week, which was definitely helpful, especially when there were sights I wanted to check out that I knew would be a no-go with the kids. It was another week of bickering here and there and painfully slow wi-fi, but it was also a week of new sights and experiences, like rafting along the Colorado River, walking along the Las Vegas Strip and seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time. Day 15: Page, AZ I’d been looking forward to this…
  • From the Road: Texas to New Mexico (Week Two)

    Erin Gifford
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:57 pm
    We arrived in California yesterday, but since it’s been more than a few days since I’ve had reliable wi-fi, I’m just now sharing the second week of our cross-country road trip. We’ve had the usual bickering, crying and world-class parenting moments, but overall it was a pretty good week. We drove a lot, we saw a lot, and we’re still moving and on schedule. We watched thousands of bats fly out of a cave, went sledding on sand dunes and learned about petroglyphs, even UFOs. Day 8: San Antonio, TX We were thrilled to roll in to San Antonio if only to escape the huge mosquitoes that…
  • Postcards from…San Antonio

    Erin Gifford
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    I had planned to post more often, but painfully slow wi-fi the last couple of days put a damper on that plan. To be fair, we were in a fairly remote area of New Mexico, so I shouldn’t have expected super-fast wi-fi, but I couldn’t upload or download any photos, so blog posts were off the table. We had a great time in San Antonio. We spent two nights at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade in the Discovery Kids Suite. Honestly, if we never left the room during our time in San Antonio, my kids would have been in heaven playing basketball in the room, munching on the chocolate chip…
  • From the Road: Virginia to Texas (Week One)

    Erin Gifford
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:11 pm
    It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been on the road for one week and have driven more than 1,600 miles. As I type this, we’re in San Antonio after having spent a couple of days in Galveston. The kids are starting to enjoy checking out a new city every couple of days. I wish they’d put their iPads down a bit more, but I do enjoy the quiet on the road. I can’t have it all. Anyway, here’s what we’ve been up to. Day 1: Pigeon Forge, TN We got on the road just before 9 am despite protests from my middle-school daughter. She also thought that not packing her suitcase would enable…
 
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    Turkish Travel Blog - Travelling Around Turkey, One Place at a Time

  • Off The Beaten Path in Istanbul

    Natalie
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Blog Post Type: Cities Less Traveled If you have never been to Istanbul, I don’t recommend getting off the beaten path on your first visit, no matter how adventurous you are. To do so, you would miss all the magnificent attractions and landmarks of the Byzantine and Ottoman eras that Istanbul is famous for. If you’re making a repeat visit or you find yourself with extra time, though, straying away from the main tourist sites is a good way to see Istanbul’s diversity and lesser-known attractions that do not get the admiration they deserve. Anywhere away from the Sultanahmet or…
  • An Armchair Traveller’s History of Istanbul

    Natalie
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:44 am
    From the first chapter, this book by writer and poet, Richard Tillinghast had me hooked. He is the second author; I have read who uses one of my favourite styles to portray the history of Turkey by combining interviews and research with a personal story. I also give respect where it is due because Richard is not a newbie visitor to Istanbul or Turkey. He first visited the country in the 1960s when tourism was a relatively unknown concept except for hippie backpackers, making their way through the Middle East on the famous Hippie Trail that died out when travelling became available to the…
  • 8 of the Best Museums in Istanbul

    Natalie
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:19 am
    #Blog Post Type: Summary of a City Guide I am a museum enthusiast. No matter where I go in Turkey, museums and ancient sites are always on my list of places to visit. This is a problem in the majestic and historic destination of Istanbul. After all, it’s the largest city in Turkey, which means it’s impossible to see all the museums in one trip. Fortunately, my bucket list, compiled from my favourite travel guides, includes the museums that I’ve been to and the ones I’ll visit the next time I go back to Istanbul. If you are like me and love touring museums, here are…
  • Aphrodisias : The Lost City of Sculptures

    Natalie
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    Along with my personal guide, I had arrived in Aphrodisias, the city of sculptures, creativity, ancient ruins and a story of how it dominated one man’s life nearly 500 years after it fell into oblivion. Standing in the long hall of the museum, what I saw left me speechless. The hall had no windows, just four white walls, a door and a shiny tiled floor that reflected everything because of bright lights shining down from the ceiling. Called the Sebasteion Hall, in front of all four walls, was the most impressive collection of life-like sculptures I have ever seen. The Aphrodisias Museum and…
  • Is Turkey Safe from Isis and Terrorism?

    Natalie
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:24 am
    On Friday, an act of terrorism stunned people around the world. A gunman let rip on a Tunisian beach and since then traffic to this website has gone crazy. The daily amount of users, since the site went live in 2010, has never been so high. I often answer questions from readers about general safety in Turkey but now, my inbox is filling up with e-mails from holiday-makers who want to know whether Turkey is safe from an attack by ISIS? My honest answer is, I don’t know. For all the safety advice I can give, life throws up unexpected, and sometimes surprising, situations. Who’d have thought…
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    Cottages For Sale Haliburton

  • 4 Bedroom Log Cottage on Drag Lake

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Retreat with the family to this well crafted 3,200 sq ft Log & Timber Frame hybrid masterpiece.Truly a haven of peace & season paradise.Drag Lake 4 Bedroom CottageCreated for entertaining with finely appointed pine country kitchen area, great room w/ cathedral ceilings, appealing floor to ceiling stone fireplace, a sun room that is certainly the best place to enjoy dining in clean summer air whilst overlooking the lake & watching the sun set.  Spend ones days down at the lake where you have 318 ft water frontage, large sandy shoreline, large docking system. A secluded…
  • Bass Fishing Haliburton Highlands Lakes

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    Bass fishing a great family outing on most lakes in the Haliburton Highlands in Qntario
  • 2 Bedroom Cottage Paradise Lake Haliburton Ontario

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:51 pm
    This bright & cozy, open concept, 2 bedroom cottage (15198 Hwy 118, Paradise Lake) with sunny southern exposure is just minutes from the village of Haliburton on a year round municipally maintained road.Located at the waters edge of Paradise Lake you`ll have a wade-in sandy shoreline and the opportunity for amazing fishing--bass & pickerel--to be exact.This is the one you`ve been waiting for.www.teamhaliburtonhighlands.com
  • 3 Bedroom Cottage, Benoir Lake, Haliburton Highlands

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:40 pm
      The living room has beautiful pine floors and cathedral pine ceiling with a stunning west view out over Benoir Lake.Great 3 bedroom family cottage, 1054 Jasmine Road, Benoir Lake, Haliburton Highlands with open concept kitchen, dining and living rooms.The level lot with sand beach and sunset exposure are framed by large white pines to give you an Algonquin Park feel.35 miles of canoeing or boating on a 3 lake chain tops it all off, great cottage living!
  • Downsizing My Home

    9 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Downsize your house aided by the assistance of expert suggestionsThe kids have moved out and we not too long ago retired.Now we’re considering about shifting right into a smaller house.A great deal has changed in the world of real estate through the last couple of years.Furthermore, there looks to be an overwhelming degree of information accessible on the Internet about selling a house.Read morehttp://www.thestar.com/life/homes/2015/06/05/downsize-your-home-with-the-help-of-some-expert-advice.html
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  • 16 Things to Do on Your Expat Scouting Trip

    Bryan Haines
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    16 Things to Do on Your Expat Scouting Trip | Bryan Haines | GringosAbroad Are you planning on taking a scouting trip before you move? Have you traveled internationally? If not, there will be some new things to get used to. We went on a scouting trip to Margarita Island, Venezuela. It paid off. We decided not to move there. We learned a lot from that trip. The cost of living was too high, there was too much crime, and fresh produce was both limited and expensive. We were also able to compare that against what we were learning about Ecuador. In the end, we felt comfortable enough with…
  • What I Learned About Flying With a Dog

    Dena Haines
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    What I Learned About Flying With a Dog | Dena Haines | GringosAbroad Flying with a dog wasn’t as easy as we thought it would be. Especially because our dog was too large to fit in the cabin with us. Chica at the Quito airport We recently moved from Ecuador (South America) back to Canada with our dog and it took a huge amount of planning! There were a lot of details to figure out. We were traveling through 3 countries, each with their own regulations on pet travel. And then there were the airline regulations as well. National flights (within the United States for example) may be pretty…
  • Your Flying Health & Fitness Guide [Infographic]

    Bryan Haines
    12 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Your Flying Health & Fitness Guide [Infographic] | Bryan Haines | GringosAbroad Long flights can take their toll. And it isn’t just the high price of your tickets. Or the in-flight gas. (You know what I’m talking about.) Long flights are hard on your body. Staying Healthy on Long Flights On our return trip to Canada last month, we left Quito at 11:50pm (Wednesday) and finally cleared Canadian Customs at 1:30am (Friday). This was just travel time – we had been awake all day Wednesday before our flight and it was around 3am Friday before we actually got to bed at the…
  • Don’t Take Your First World Problems Abroad

    Bryan Haines
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    Don’t Take Your First World Problems Abroad | Bryan Haines | GringosAbroad Some expats are doomed to failure. They get off the plane complaining about something. The moment they check-in at their hotel they hit Facebook to complain about the taxi service, small portions, or the unbelievable rainy weather. And they send nasty emails to anyone who sees the glass half-full. But… This Isn’t Like Home! A while back, I received a flaming from an traveler who just completed a two week trip to Ecuador. It seems that they had a rather bad experience while here in Ecuador. He was…
  • GringosAbroad No More: Why Bryan & Dena Left Ecuador

    Dena Haines
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    GringosAbroad No More: Why Bryan & Dena Left Ecuador | Dena Haines | GringosAbroad View from our deck in Santa Isabel Ecuador One week ago today we (along with 7 large bags of luggage, 2 bikes and our dog) left Ecuador, and not just for a vacation. It was very difficult and emotional for our whole family. The Sunday before, we packed everything and sold off all our belongings. Many of our friends came over to see us off. We cried almost all the way from Santa Isabel (a small town about an hour outside of Cuenca) to Cuenca! At the airport in Quito with all our bags We couldn’t leave…
 
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    Traveling with the Jones

  • A Visit to the National Airline History Museum in Kansas City, Missouri

    Janis
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Travelers often overlook exploring attractions in their backyard in favor of traveling to far-flung destinations. We are guilty. Whenever our fellow travel-loving friend James comes to Kansas City to visit, we are inspired to explore locally. During his recent visit, we checked out the National Airline History Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Located at Hangar 9 at the Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Missouri, the National Airline History Museum looks unimpressive from the outside. It’s worth the visit inside, where the museum dedicated to aviation history is staffed 100 percent…
  • A Walk Around Halifax, Nova Scotia During Our Visit By Cruise Ship

    Janis
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:14 pm
    We visited Halifax, Nova Scotia during a 7-day cruise to Canada and New England. We’ve been to Halifax multiple times before, so we’d previously visited the Citadel Fort, toured the Alexander Keith’s brewery, listened to live music at the Lower Deck, and enjoyed the beautiful drive to Peggy’s Cove. For this day in port we thought we’d walk the waterfront, heading out to the right from the cruise terminal building. We passed by the Cunard statue, a tribute to Sir Samuel Cunard, a native of Halifax who founded the Cunard Line. In 1840 the company’s…
  • Staying at the Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Hotel Before An Early Flight

    Janis
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:10 pm
    When we visited Belgium in late May, we traveled by train into the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in  to catch a flight back to the U.S. Since our flight left very early in the morning, we wanted to stay at the airport the night before. Schiphol (AMS) is one of our favorite airports to travel to and from Europe. With the Schiphol Railway Station right in the terminal, you can connect easily by train to destinations throughout Netherlands and other European countries. This map shows the Schiphol Plaza, where you head downstairs to catch trains and upstairs to reach the Sheraton and Hilton…
  • 11 Hospitality Superstars Who Made Our Holland America Cruise Special

    Janis
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:11 pm
    We recently returned from a 7-day Canada and New England cruise on Holland America’s ms Maasdam. It was a fantastic cruise, with mostly pleasant sunny, moderate temperatures and beautiful ports as we sailed between Montreal and Boston. Reflecting back, however, we realized that the reason we had such a great cruise was because of some hospitality superstars among the staffers working on the Maasdam. Arnold was the wine steward in the Pinnacle Grill. Since we had the Signature Beverage Package, we didn’t order bottles of wine like we normally do, but Arnold cheerfully served…
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    The Planet D: Canada's Adventure Couple

  • 19 Wondrous Pictures of South Dakota That Will Make You Want To Go

    Dave and Deb
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    There’s a reason South Dakota invited a group of photographers out to capture its landscape for a gallery on Instagram. It’s one remarkable state. So to celebrate the beauty of the heartland, we’ve rounded up our best pictures of South Dakota to help you escape your work day. Breathtaking pictures of South Dakota I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as we enjoyed capturing them. From Mount Rushmore to the Badlands, to the historic town of Deadwood to the Needles Highway, there’s a lot to see when taking a road trip through South Dakota. If you like animals,…
  • Why you should travel to Slovenia right now

    Dave and Deb
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Slovenia. If I were to tell you the truth about this Eastern European country, I’d tell you that it took me exactly 0.0 seconds to fall in love with it. That, and it’s one of the most underrated countries I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Ever. I adore Slovenia for many reasons, one of them being the spellbinding views and picturesque landscape. Another is the budget-friendly price, which is low compared to European standards. However… the best part of Slovenia is that most people haven’t discovered what a hidden gem it is (yet), and that’s why you should…
  • 10 Must Have Items to Make Air Travel Easy

    Dave and Deb
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Let’s face it. In today’s world, air travel is not fun. Remember the days when you used to love being at the airport or on the plane just as much as the trip itself? Well, they are long gone my friend, with confusing security checks that seem to change rules from airport to airport to seats getting smaller with each trip, flying can sometimes be a downright miserable experience. Air Travel Tips for all kinds of flights However, there are ways to make air travel more comfortable and it all starts with having the right gear. Save 15% at TravelSmith We’ve been test driving…
  • Pinterest Tips – 6 Steps that will make you a pro

    Dave and Deb
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    You probably know already that Pinterest is a tool where you can collect, organise and share images and videos that you find around the Internet. That it’s a great tool to find not just inspiration, but also very practical tips on things to cook, craft and dress well, and of course to plan your next adventure around the world. Pinterest Tips from a Pro While many people have signed up for an account already, we know some of you just haven’t gotten around to sit down and look more into this visual discovery platform. And that’s a shame, because there literally is a whole…
  • How the TripIt app Makes Your Travels Easier

    Dave and Deb
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    We first starting using the TripIt app two years ago to help manage our travel itineraries and once we signed up we wondered, why didn’t we do this sooner? Dave getting an alert on his tripit app TripIt App Explained TripIt is a travel app that organizes all your travel plans into an itinerary and puts all your trip details in one place. To set it up all you have to do is sign up for your account with the email address that you receive your various travel confirmations in, and the app will scan for these and add them automatically to your account. If it happens to miss an alert or if…
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  • 10 of the Best California Road Trips

    Spencer Spellman
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    “I hate road trips,” said no one ever who is over 18 or isn’t Robert Downy Jr. in Due Date. I know, I know, everybody loves road trips, but I feel like my road trip love is next level. When I was a child, my father and I would often leave well before dawn to take a road trip to go visit one of my sisters. Road tripping from North Carolina to Atlanta was nothing, but we upped the ante with the number of road trips we often did to visit my sister in Dallas, once making it all the way to Texarkana, Texas in one day (for those keeping track at home, that’s 1,000 miles).
  • Home Brewing 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Home Brewing Beer

    Spencer Spellman
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Spoiler alert: This is the easiest, most satisfying (literally and figuratively) DIY home project I’ve ever done (and requires little more than a half day of work). Do I sound like Lil’ Suzy Homemaker or what? Okay, so maybe I’m a little biased. Perhaps it’s the easiest and most fun and satisfying DIY project if you have a love for good food and drinks like I do. Also, I feel like the sex appeal of home brewing is up there with bartending. Am I right? However, the thought of making your own beer that comes out good can be daunting. So today I’m walking you…
  • Photo Essay: A Tour of Austin, Texas in Photos

    Spencer Spellman
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    I have a confession to make: I had never been to Austin until last week. I know! I’ve been to 47 U.S. states and love everything that Austin stands for, namely BBQ, beer, and good music, yet had never been. So what’s my verdict? Well Austin, Texas has now moved into my top five list of favorite U.S. cities. Boom! I think what makes Austin so great is that it does so many things well that other cities don’t. Sure, so just about every city in America is doing craft beer right now. But not every city (in fact few cities) does barbecue well, and of all of the destinations…
  • Boozy Ice Cream, Milkshake, and Popsicle Recipes

    Spencer Spellman
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    You guys, it’s National Ice Cream Month. Not National Ice Cream Day, but National Ice Cream Month. That mean we can get ice cream every day for the entire month and not feel bad about ourselves (or get fat), right? And I do like ice cream in its many forms (gelato, yogurt, chocolate-dipped cone, and the list goes on), but obviously mint chocolate chip is at the top of the ice cream food chain. Am I right? But I didn’t name this site Whiskey Tango Globetrot for nothing. And I’m not above putting a little whiskey in my desserts (the proof is in the truffles). So today, it…
  • A Budget Africa Safari for Less Than $1,000

    Spencer Spellman
    12 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Let me begin by saying that if you have an aversion to sweat, dry climate, and any accommodations less than five-star hotels that don’t offer turndown service, then Namibia simply isn’t for you. Listen, there are tons of great luxurious safari experiences in Southern Africa, such as in South Africa or Botswana, but such experiences in Namibia are a little harder to come by. However, if you want to go to a truly offbeat destination in Africa that looks more otherworldy (it was where Mad Max was filmed after all) that just about any place you’ve ever traveled, then Namibia…
 
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    Wandering Educators

  • A Spicy Taste of Puerto Vallarta’s El Arrayán Restaurant: Easy Salsa de Chile de Árbol

    MyKidsEatSquid
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Categories: Best OfTravelingFoodRecipesImage: Roasted Crispy Cricket Tacos and Plantain Empanadas share the menu with traditional Jalisco favorites like Corn Sopes, Beef Barbacoa, and Cochinita Pibil. Such is the assortment of inventive dishes that have become the trademark of El Arrayán restaurant. At the corner of Calle Allende and Calle Miramar, just a few minutes southeast from the Puerto Vallarta’s famed Malecon, or boardwalk, El Arrayán is named after a tree of the same name whose fruit includes a kick of sourness soothed by traces of sweet. At the restaurant you can drink…
  • #StudyAbroadBecause... it will be the best four months of your life!

    stasia.lopez
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    Categories: Best OfStoriesBody: Katie Stavros is a 2015 University of Pittsburgh graduate with a degree in Communication and Business and a minor in French. She lives in South Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia. She spends most of her summers at the Jersey Shore with her family and friends. She absolutely loves to travel and explore different cities. Katie spent a European semester abroad in Paris the spring semester of her junior year and it was the greatest experience of her life.  What motivated your decision to go abroad? How/why did you choose where to go? Before I even…
  • Florida Culture for the Week of July 27, 2015 by Josh Garrick

    Josh Garrick
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Florida Culture for the Week of July 27, 2015 by Josh Garrick NOW to Sept 27 – Sang Roberson Exhibit at the Mennello Museum  Sang Roberson's work is greatly influenced by her love of nature and organic forms. Having grown up in the Mississippi Delta surrounded by natural beauty, her goal is to re-create the simple shapes of nature in her terracotta art. Recipient of an NEA fellowship, Roberson has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show and in galleries and museums throughout the US and Europe. Ms. Roberson’s work is on exhibit now through…
  • Who Is Mr. Plutin?

    Dr. Jessie Voigts
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    Categories: Best OfStoriesBooks & FilmBooksBody: Ready for a fun, interesting read, one that crosses cultures and makes you laugh? If so, jump into Who Is Mr. Plutin?, a new novel by author Rebecca Strong. I picked it up and couldn't put it down - for here is a heroine somewhat like the rest of us, who blunders around, tries her hardest, and is stunned at the way her life has turned out. It's a tale of Russia and New York, of memory and spying, of family and money. What I love most is that this book is relateable - for despite crossing cultures - and socio-economic status - it…
  • Travel Writers' Secrets: Top Toronto Travel Tips

    Dr. Jessie Voigts
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Get ready and fasten your seatbelts! We’re about to embark on an Epic Canadian Road Trip, driving from our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan all the way out to St. John’s, Newfoundland (yes, a ferry will be involved). Why? Well, I’m the co-founder of Writing Walking Women, and we chose St. John’s as the site of our conference this year – MUCH more on that to come! And, our daughter, Lillie (13), said that every teen should have an epic road trip. SO. To that end, I’ve asked my travel writer friends for their top secrets in all of the major…
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    Gold Coast Blog News and Updates

  • Currumbin Sanctuary or Paradise Country Farm

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Hi Annie, My family (2 adults & 1 child, 5 yrs old) is going to Brisbane & Goldcoast next week. If we only have 1 day to visit either Currumbin Sanctuary
  • Website Under Renovations

    26 May 2015 | 6:51 pm
    This website is currently undergoing renovations to make it more consistent across mobile, tablet and desktop computers. During this time of renovations, you may see different styles of pages, as we work through and convert to the new format. Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion caused during this time. If you are patient, I think you will find the final style much easier to navigate and use. As always, appreciate your support, please let me know if anything doesn't work for you. Many thanks for your patience. Annie
  • Common VIP Pass Questions For Gold Coast Theme Parks

    22 May 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Check this FAQ for commonly asked Gold Coast Theme Park VIP Pass questions...
  • Gold Coast Theme Park Passes Explained

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Do you get as confused as I do about Gold Coast theme park passes and tickets? This should help including the latest deals...
  • Passes For Unlimited Entry to DreamWorld and SeaWorld

    17 Mar 2015 | 12:07 am
    Passes For Unlimited Entry to DreamWorld and SeaWorld I am wondering if there is a pass I can get to go to Dreamworld and Seaworld unlimited entry over
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    Fun Tour Guru Goes Off the Beaten Path

  • Berlin, Germany and the Berlin Bears

    Meet Donna W
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Even the Berlin Bears need rain gear!  I love stuff Teddy Bears and I found a very close connection when I was in Berlin on my Germany trip.  Not far away from Brandenburg Gate I was welcomed by this fun Berlin Bear.  They are ambassadors promoting tolerance and living together in peace all over the world now.  Even the Berlin Bears need rain gear! "The bear has become the symbol of Berlin. Especially the Berlin Buddy Bears. People find all over Berlin. Buddy Bears are  colorful, cheerful bears with their arms stretched up high. They have become Berlin's symbol for…
  • Fun Activities on the Streets of San Francisco CA

    Meet Donna W
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:44 am
    Fun on the back streets of San Francisco: GoCars Of course this day activity was on an unusual March day in San Francisco which included almost every type of weather - fog, rain, clouds, and even a touch of sun - within a duration of 2-3 hours.  We were lucky  to be without snow driving over the hills.  I believe these weather elements actually created the best memories!This is an unusual way to explore the side streets away from the traffic after you take a sightseeing tour.  Driving solo is fun in these cars, going on a group GoCar tour with their guided GPS is…
  • San Francisco Chinatown: Walk Down the Alleys

    Meet Donna W
    8 May 2015 | 5:09 pm
    I am organizing many files and editing images (this is a huge project!) and I came across two fun off the beaten path pictures of San Francisco I am excited to share with everyone now.  San Francisco Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns outside of Asia as well as one of the oldest Chinatowns in North America. Of course, it is one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco.Do you know?   You should walk down the several small alleys located in Chinatown. Insiders Secret:  My favorite is Ross Alley.  Ross Alley is the oldest alley in San Francisco. It…
  • How to Find Unusual Holidays and Christmas Vacations Around the World: Dresden, Germany

    Meet Donna W
    25 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    Sometimes you have to go to faraway places and experience for yourself.   Dresden, Germany is a very special place! Dresden in December - Germany by DWHappy Holidays! Frohe Weihnachten! Merry Christmas!  Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Buon Natale! (and to each individual celebration! What is yours?)I am grateful to have the chance to dive into some local communities and learn how others experience everyday things.  Don't forget to smile ... thank you. Remember, "You really never leave a place you love; Part of it you take with you,…
  • Unusual Christmas Festivities and Spirit in the Streets of Hamelin, Germany

    Meet Donna W
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    I am sharing a special treat today from another traveler and author, Carrie Buchert, who shares her favorites off the beaten path discovering Christmas Festivities in the streets of this small town community, Hamelin, Germany, full of holiday spirit.  Experience the Christmas Festivities and Spirit in the Streets of Germany By Carrie Buchert, Author  The German Christmas markets are world renowned because of their dedication to authentic traditions and celebration. Commercialization has taken hold of the rest of the world but it seems that only in the traditional German…
 
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    Maiden Voyage

  • Camping in Style

    admin
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Camping, it seems has undergone a bit of a makeover in recent years. The traditionalists will argue that for a ‘real’ camping holiday you have to squeeze yourself into your lightweight, portable two man tent and do your cooking on a single ring gas burner. However, many people are now choosing a slightly more luxurious experience and are opting to go ‘glamping’ Glamping, or glamorous camping is a slightly more up market version of camping. From Mongolian yurts, tree-houses, Native American tee-pees, luxury tents and specially designed pods, the possibilities for a unique experience…
  • New World Hotel

    Johnny
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    Beijing, formally known as Peking, is the bustling capital city of the new modern China and has a cultural heritage spanning over 3000 years. Situated at the heart of this vast city in  Chongwenmen, close to the buzzing commercial area of Wangfujing, is the city’s first five star premises, the New World Hotel. With many of Beijing’s heritage sights such as The Temple of Heaven, The Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square within easy walking distance, this hotel is perfect for the adventurous traveller, or for those staying on business. The hotel itself offers a vast array of services to…
  • A guide to travel accessories

    Johnny
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
    Most of us don’t give two th