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Shopping in Cancun

Shopping is an something that most travelers love to do. While on vacation it’s always fun to practice the art of hunting out the most exotic and exclusive locales with the most original products or, even better, getting a bargain for that special item you always wanted but couldn’t afford.  And Cancun is a destination with more on offer than you…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on July 24, 2014 at 7:01am — No Comments

Pat Metheny Unity Group at Thornton Winery, Temecula, California

Jazz lovers from Southern California and all over the Western United States have been coming to Thornton Winery in Temecula (north of San Diego) for an amazing twenty six seasons. And amazingly, both the talent line up and the concert experience continue to get better. I’ve been fortunate to have seen some of the true…


Added by Rick Grandi on July 23, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

How to Protect Your Identity While Traveling


Your bags are ready, items on your travel check list are all crossed off, and you're thinking: "If I forgot something, I won't miss it."

I hate to introduce doubt into your well laid plans but did you consider identity theft? These days it's not just pickpockets or online hackers you have to worry…


Added by Steve Mirsky on July 22, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Does Atenas, Costa Rica Have the World's Best Climate?

Atenas Costa Rica perfect climate

Saying that you have “The Best Climate in the World” is quite a claim. The little town of Atenas Costa Rica,…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on July 21, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Airbnb a Delightful Solution for One Boomer Couple


In the current (Winter edition) of Get Up & Go magazine we have an article on Airbnb. There is some controversy around the company in the USA at the moment but we promote the concept as it is another way for travellers to experience up-close-and-personal local attractions and people. Get Up & Go is not…

Added by Bev Malzard on July 21, 2014 at 8:09am — 1 Comment

Italian Train Encounters


Nithin Coca is a Freelance Writer and author whose traveled to over 44 countries. This is an excerpt from his first book, Traveling Softly and Quietly, now for sale on Amazon.…


Added by Nithin C on July 20, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments

Battle of the Mekong

If you believe the industry hype, river cruising is riding the rocket of small ship and adventure products in a rapidly growing cruise market. I tend to agree. The anecdotal evidence points to more travellers seeking out products away from the traditional sea and coastal routes and looking inland to the great waterways.

One of the most famous Asian rivers, the Mekong, is set to stage a great showdown as operators from all over the globe take on locals in their own “warships” in an…


Added by Roderick Eime on July 19, 2014 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Turín: Momias, Martinis y la Sábana Santa

En las estribaciones de los Alpes, cerca de …


Added by Iberia Airlines on July 18, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Essential Guide to the Wonders of the Var in Provence

Located within the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of Provence in France, the Var is sandwiched between the French departments of the Bouches-du-Rhône to the west and the Alpes-Maritimes to the east. Offering both the splendour of mountains, famously superb beaches and a host of must-see wonders tucked in-between (including many fine examples of Romanesque and medieval architecture), the Var with its sunny Mediterranean climate remains one of the top tourist destinations in…


Added by Stephen Smith on July 17, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

4 Things That Will Change Your View of Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the most visited city in South Africa, yet it is not the most favored destination among travelers on holidays. This is because of the popular belief that there is not much to see in South Africa’s biggest city except plush hotels, trendy bars and swanky restaurants. Travelers generally use Johannesburg, also called Joburg or Jozi, as an ideal transit point to visit their final destination, be it Durban,…


Added by Hoodaki Travel on July 17, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Amazing Arrivals of Nesting Sea Turtles Near Nosara, Costa Rica

There are plenty of beaches covered with shells in Costa Rica. The beaches near Nosara, Costa Rica, however, are spread with a different kind of shell – that of nesting sea turtles.…


Added by Shannon Farley on July 16, 2014 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Positively Hemingway, in Oak Park, Illinois


My mother is a great Ernest…


Added by Maureen Blevins on July 16, 2014 at 9:16am — No Comments

Some of England's Coziest Coastal Pubs

Going to the pub is one of the pleasures of a visit to the English seaside. Whether you have been for a bracing walk along the seafront with a fierce souwesterly hurling seaspray across your path, or have spent a pleasant interlude pottering around a harbourside, dodging the waves crashing over the harbour wall, there's nothing like heading to a cosy pub for a cold one, the heady aroma of hearty pub food and a clutch of local characters of varying degrees of eccentricity putting the world to…


Added by Vicky Picks on July 15, 2014 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

Culinary Spotlight on Woody Allen’s New York: Pizza or Dim Sum for Lunch?

Decisions, decisions. When in doubt, restaurant hop, or as I like to call it “food-hop”! After all, who says you can’t have it all, or that life is too short? If you can’t decide between or among several great recommended places to eat when you are traveling, then don’t decide. Group them by neighborhood and go to them all! That’s how we spent our 2nd day living life in the footsteps of Woody Allen – we just ate a course at one restaurant and then moved on to another for the next course. And…


Added by Denis C Gagnon on July 15, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments

Snorkelling in Paradise at Yal Ku Lagoon in Akumal, Mexico

We discovered Yal Ku Lagoon, in Mexico’s tiny, ecologically protected town of Akumal, quite by accident.  Driving down the bumpy, pot-holed main road of Akumal we were on a mission to explore.  As we drove, the road branched to the left, leading away from the ocean, rambling through thick jungle brush occasionally interspersed with beautiful villas.  Suddenly we could see water once more, glimmering between blossoming shrubs & landscaped yards.  Pulling over, we grabbed water bottles,…


Added by Deb Thompson on July 14, 2014 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Food, Fashion and Fancy in London’s Markets

Covered, uncovered, on streets or converted Victorian buildings, London’s markets are a long-standing tradition in the British capital, and a great way to rub shoulders with the locals. Below are some of our favourites:…


Added by Sara Cooke on July 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Kos: A Gem of Greece's Dodecanese Islands

Traveling to Greece means traveling back in time, to its invasions and great battles, to the great empires of the past.  To do so on its islands is to relive great moments reflected in the history books and in the ruins of the ancient buildings sprinkled around each and every one of them.  But to set foot on Kos is to enter a world that mixes all the great…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on July 12, 2014 at 1:21pm — No Comments

A Spanish Adventure: Andalusia's 'Fiesta del Agua'

Nithin Coca's first book, Traveling Softly and Quietly, is now for sale on Amazon and Createspace. This is an excerpt from that book. 

We were waking down an alley in the albaicin, the old, Arab quarter of Granada, a maze of brick walls, enclosed, classical white Arab compounds with lovely courtyards, small hidden city squares, all built…


Added by Nithin C on July 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Wacky Logic Behind Some Airport Codes - How Do They Come Up With Them?

Most of you fliers out there are familiar with JFK, LAX and DFW -- the airport codes for New York's Kennedy, Los Angeles International and Dallas-Ft. Worth. But how many of you have flown to SUX? Yes, SUX - the airport code for Sioux City, Iowa. Luckily,…


Added by Michael Hennes on July 11, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Rocking at the Rock Bar on Jimbaran Bay, Bali

For those of you celebrating a joyous occasion whether a birthday, an anniversary or just a night out to chill with friends, there can be no better place than The Rock Bar at Ayana Resort & Spa in Bali. Built in 2009 and…


Added by Rosemarie John on July 10, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments





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