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Highlights of Scotland's West Coast: Tips From a Local Guide

In light of Scotland's recent honour of topping CNN's "Best Places to Travel in 2013" list, another tribute to Scotland will grace our page today, this one from Glaswegian guide,…
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Added by Sara Cooke on August 1, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Himeji Japanese Gardens, Adelaide



In April 1982, Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, became the ‘Sister City’ of Himeji, an ancient city in Japan, now a port and a major industrial centre, most importantly the home of the headquarters of Nissan Steel.

When Colonel William Light laid out the city of Adelaide in 1836, he said…

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Added by Keith Kellett on July 31, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

Rock y Arte en Coyoacán, México DF

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Uno siente tal vértigo al llegar a …

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Added by Iberia Airlines on July 30, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

A Memorable Panama Canal Christmas Cruise Aboard the HAL Amsterdam

We live in California and two of our best friends reside in Florida. We wanted to visit them during the holidays, but didn’t want to endure the stress and aggravation of crowded airports and airplanes – so an opportunity to sail from nearby San Francisco to Ft. Lauderdale through the Panama Canal was especially appealing.

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Our cruise was an anomaly for a Holland America…

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Added by The2Writers.com Page on July 29, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments

Back to the Salt Mines, in Poland and Colombia





Sodium chloride has been a world-shaping mineral indeed, prized back into antiquity and beyond, and over the centuries contributing to the growth of trade and even civilization itself in various parts of the world. And though much of it…

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Added by Jose Balido on July 28, 2014 at 4:54pm — No Comments

See Costa Rica's New Official Marine Mammal, the Manatee, in Tortuguero

The peaceful and shy manatee has been declared a national marine mammal in Costa Rica.

 

Costa Rica lawmakers this week passed the bill making the endangered Caribbean mammal a national symbol; the honor had been proposed by two school children from the region of Limón after they…

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Added by Shannon Farley on July 27, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

As NASA Retools, Florida Space Coast Tourism Still Booms

As NASA and the part of Florida known as the ‘Space Coast’ is trying to reshape its selfimage after the permanent grounding of the Space Shuttle program, the agency’s last surviving vehicle, Atlantis.



During NASA’s heydays, the agency drew crowds from all over the world to every new rocket launch at Cape Canaveral. But the days of government organized and financed space adventures are long gone, and as the Traveling…

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Added by Traveling Erik on July 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Are Cuban Cigars Still Truly the World's Best Cigars?





The crew of Christopher Columbus first discovered tobacco on the island of Hispaniola (today shared by the  Dominican Republic and Haiti), then encountered it again once they got to Cuba. And over the…

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Added by David Paul Appell on July 25, 2014 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

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…

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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…

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

How to Protect Your Identity While Traveling

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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…

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

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

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

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on July 21, 2014 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

Airbnb a Delightful Solution for One Boomer Couple

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

Italian Train Encounters

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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.…

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Added by Nithin C on July 20, 2014 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

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…

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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 …

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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…

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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,…

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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.…

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

Positively Hemingway, in Oak Park, Illinois

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My mother is a great Ernest…

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

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