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Getting to Know El Salvador

El Salvador is a small country between Honduras and Guatemala in Central America. It has a tropical climate with marked wet and dry seasons. Spanish is the official language spoken by all inhabitants.…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on January 29, 2015 at 4:58am — No Comments

Budapest, Hungary: Market Share

Hungry for a spicy taste of Budapest? Go no further than Central Market and try to sort out what paprika to buy – mild, hot,…


Added by Bev Malzard on January 28, 2015 at 9:11am — No Comments

Family-Friendly Musicals Are Are Attracting Visitors to London

According to's recent poll studying UK Theatregoers theatre-going preferences, family-friendly shows such as Wicked, Disney's The Lion King and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are what we most want to see in London's West End.…


Added by TheatreBreaks on January 27, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

A Nifty Nicaragua Sampler

Central America
’s largest country was, not so many years ago, a staple of world headlines pretty much weekly for war and geopolitical intrigue. Yet …


Added by David Paul Appell on January 26, 2015 at 10:11pm — No Comments

What Caused the AirAsia Crash? The Likeliest Theory

On February 20, as crews were still struggling to raise the fuselage AirAsia flight QZ8501, Indonesia's top transportation official said the aircraft climbed at an extreme rate just before it crashed. The accident investigators have had time to…


Added by Capt Tom Bunn LCSW on January 25, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Inimitable Latin Quarter of Paris

xmanoel on Flickr Paris Quartier Latin 2

by Cristóbal Ramírez

How do I love thee, Quartier Latin? Let me count the ways: Students. Chilled rosé at a sidewalk café. Students. Reveling in the Bohemian joie de vivre. Students. Chantilly-cream crêpes from a street stand. Students. Browsing fascinating museums like the Orsay and the medieval Cluny. Students. Selecting exquisite hand-crafted bonbons in a side-street chocolatier.  Students.…


Added by Iberia Airlines on January 24, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

3 Prettiest Beaches in Costa Rica's Southern Caribbean

Three of the prettiest beaches on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica are Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva. That is if you like long stretches of gorgeous picture postcard Caribbean…


Added by Shannon Farley on January 23, 2015 at 7:08am — No Comments

Positively Starved Rock (as in Illinois State Park)

This past weekend I took advantage of the break in the weather to join some friends on a winter hike in Starved Rock State Park. The park is located along the Illinois River, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, just outside Utica, IL. 


I remember going there as a kid. My family would take a…


Added by Maureen Blevins on January 22, 2015 at 9:44pm — No Comments

California's Uproot Wines: Color Coded Truth in Labeling

Want to know what you can get from a label?  Well, here you can get a little background on wine labels, and the new, innovative, color coded, don’t need to know a bunch of arcane stuff, labels from Uproot Wines, my new favorite cheat sheet. 

How much do I really need to know to buy a good…


Added by Karsten Boone on January 21, 2015 at 8:31am — No Comments

City of Dreams Manila Casino: As Good as Its Macau Counterpart?

Manila has been boosting up its tourism lately by erecting several casinos that could rival the world-class gaming facilities in Las Vegas and Macau. Last year, two casinos opened in Manila’s Entertainment City: Solaire in March…


Added by Jennifer Birch on January 20, 2015 at 11:32am — No Comments

Elegant Chatham Bars Inn Grows Its Own on Cape Cod

Apparently game hunting was all the rage in wealthy Boston circles back in 1914. That's when Cape Cod's Chatham Bars Inn made its debut as a semi-private hunting lodge in the days when sunscreen and bikinis were nonexistent. Early advertisements boasted rooms with plastered…


Added by Steve Mirsky on January 19, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments

Why Tortuguero, Costa Rica Is a Bucket-List Must

Kayaking on lagoon at Lirio Lodge Costa Rica

The incredibly biodiverse area of Tortuguero should definitely be on your “bucket list” of places to see in Costa Rica.…

Tortuguero canal by Lirio Lodge


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on January 18, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Navigating London’s 'Theatreland'

Even though many people who come to London take in a show, many more forget "Theatreland" is there. Don't believe me?

Those on a business trip to London don’t consider it, yet a night at the theatre is a great way to spend a spare evening on your own or entertaining a business customer that you may not know too well.…


Added by TheatreBreaks on January 17, 2015 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Cuba's Yumurí Valley, a Verdant Oasis

The Yumurí Valley, one of the most beautiful landscapes on the island of Cuba, is situated almost in the center of the island, in the famous Matanzas region.  Matanzas is small in size but huge in terms of its natural wealth, because, not only is the Yumurí Valley…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on January 16, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

At the Chef's Table Aboard the 'Golden Princess'

Dining at a chef’s table should always be a titillating treat of tantalizing tastes. Traditionally, a chef’s table is located in the kitchen – where the guests can watch, and “ooh” and “ahh” as the chef and his/her team work their culinary magic. That was not how it was at the table of Chef Ottavio Bellesi aboard Princess Cruises' Golden…


Added by Page on January 15, 2015 at 7:42am — No Comments

Barcelona's Big, Beautiful, Bountiful Boqueria Market

“By their markets ye shall know them.” 

I kinda just made that up - but on my travels I have often found it to be true. After all, what lovelier (not to mention tastier) way to learn the nuances of a foreign culture than rubbing shoulders with the locals, tasting the flavours of…


Added by Jose Balido on January 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fun on Land & Sea in Oxnard, California

In search of a pretty, low pressure, moderately priced, two-day escape from the crowds, lines, and auto frustration of everyday life in Los…


Added by Karsten Boone on January 13, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Secrets of an Airplane's 'Black Box'


In 1958, an Australian mathematician, chemist, and aeronautical research scientist named David Warren (right, with a prototype) came up with an invention based on a brilliant idea: recording all the conversations of a flight’s cockpit…


Added by Iberia Airlines on January 12, 2015 at 5:54pm — No Comments

'Canyoning' Is All the Rage in Costa Rica

So, you’ve done a guided rappel down a 150-foot gushing waterfall. Ho-hum.


Now you’re ready for the next extreme adventure adrenaline fix. How about waterfall jumping?



Added by Shannon Farley on January 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mykonos, Greece: The Island of Winds

If you're looking for a beautiful, sunsplashed island with a marvelous mix of action and indolence, this world-famous member of the Cyclades Islands should be high on your list. Here are its…


Added by Maria Athanassopoulou on January 10, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments





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