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The Only Organic Coffee Tour in Costa Rica



El Toledo Organic Coffee Tour & Farm in Atenas, Costa Rica shows you all about coffee from bean to cup.



Christmastime is the peak of coffee picking season in Costa Rica. All over the green mountains of…

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Added by Shannon Farley on January 18, 2017 at 8:22am — No Comments

Are Hotel 'Executive Clubs' Worth It? An Example from Saigon

Is Executive Club level worth it? It depends. The first thing to do if you are considering it is to join the hotel’s customer loyalty program.  There are certain benefits such as free internet, preferred check-in, late check-out and often “member-only” rates.  One of the very best Executive Club Levels I have had the pleasure to enjoyed have been at the Pan Pacific’s Pacific Club and Park Royal’s Orchid Club. Their Executive Club level is well worth it extra…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on January 17, 2017 at 6:42am — No Comments

America's Top Martin Luther King, Jr. Sites



As many Americans honor the towering Civil Rights icon who gave his life to make the USA a little better place, his legacy is under greater attack than its been in years - including very soon at the highest levels of the U.S. government. And so on…

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Added by Jose Balido on January 16, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Widest Diversity of French Wines Comes From Roussillon

Surrounded by mountains and numerous topographical features resulting from a turbulent geological past, France's Roussillon wine region is cradled in a massive amphitheater-like bowl nestled in the South of France between Spain and narrow valleys spidering…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on January 15, 2017 at 3:31pm — 2 Comments

3 Cute & Exotic Animals You Would Love to See in Costa Rica

Have you ever thought of replacing the boring city skyline that greets you to work with something more fresh, natural, and scenic? Consider visiting Costa Rica, the country where the mountains, forests, waters, and wildlife create a symphony you will treasure forever. If you love meeting exotic animals, Costa Rica has that too. The rain forests alone are home to 230 or more animal species. A vacation villa in Arenal Hills in the beautiful Arenal gives you access to a…

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Added by Linda Wilson on January 14, 2017 at 5:46pm — No Comments

My Favorite Mountain Biking and Cycling Spots in Arizona



Arizona is home to desert valleys which makes it ideal for bicycling; however, it’s mountain range is also the perfect place to go mountain biking. Below you can find the best places to go mountain biking and bicycling in Arizona. Be sure to bike safely, always wear a…

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Added by Robert Walsh on January 13, 2017 at 10:03am — No Comments

Top 5 Dubai Musts

There was a time when Dubai was a small fishing village and now it has transformed itself into a global city. Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East.  

 

Here are the five best things that are a must do while holidaying in Dubai:

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Added by Mariya Marth on January 12, 2017 at 12:32pm — No Comments

San Telmo's Fire in Buenos Aires

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Added by Iberia Airlines on January 11, 2017 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Winter Vacation Fun For Families in Nepal

If you want to make this winter special for your kids, take them to Nepal. Nepal is one of the most soothing places on earth, attracting tourists with its exquisite natural beauty and simple life style. Checkout what your kids can do here this holiday.

Visit Kathmandu's Durbar Square



This is one of the…

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Added by Alina Jack on January 10, 2017 at 11:17am — No Comments

A Visit to Maastricht, Netherlands

‘Have you come for the concert?’ asked our taxi driver, as he took to our hotel from the station. He explained that, every year in July, Maastricht was packed tight with people who had come to see the André Rieu Homecoming Concert.

 

‘The man’s a genius!’ he went on ‘If…

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Added by Keith Kellett on January 9, 2017 at 8:53am — No Comments

Costa Rica Rules the Roost for Birdwatching in Central America



Some of the world’s best bird-watching is in Costa Rica, especially in the Caribbean region at Veragua Rainforest.



This time of year is a special time for birdwatchers. Equipped with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, avid birders throughout the…

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Added by Shannon Farley on January 8, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Lost Tradition of Sending a Postcard

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Once upon a time, maybe only ten years ago, sending a postcard from Italy (for example) was a well thought out undertaking designed to share your experiences and to mischievously remind your friends and family that you were “here” and they were “there”.

It was a time-tested ritual that has unfortunately gone out of fashion due to the advances in technology.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

In the “Old Days” the postcard…

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Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on January 7, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bourgogne Wine Heritage: A Journey in Flavor

Hilly terrain running roughly 37 miles from Dijon to Santenay in the Bourgogne region of France defines a patchwork of more than 1000 climats (microclimates) producing a wide variety of mostly Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. The sheer diversity of terroir and wines often make understanding the…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on January 6, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Aromatic Rice Festival of the Thai in Mai Chau



For the Thai, an ethnic group living mainly on wet rice cultivation, the new rice festival is one of the biggest ceremonies in the year. Held in lunar August after harvesting time, the rite, called Worship, marks the end of a production cycle and prays ancestors’ blessing a bumper…

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Added by Mai Chau Ecolodge on January 5, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

What's to See and Do in South Africa 101





Its politics kerfuffles notwithstanding, for visitors South Africa renmains one of the continent's most exciting destinations. The "rainbow nation” is a remarkable mix of world-class ecotourismwine tourismhistorybeaches;…

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Added by Jose Balido on January 4, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Year's Custom's in 6 European Countries





To ring out the old and ring in the new, partying and fireworks are common in most European countries. And in addition, a few have their own little twists on New Year’s Eve (also known as St. Sylvester’s in some countries since it’s that saint’s day on the Catholic calendar) and New Year’s Day - some conventional,…

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Added by Max Pesling on January 1, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Memorable New Year's Eves in Brazil





For many in Brazil, the New Year in Brazil is closely linked to the sea. While many of us in the northern hemisphere celebrate New Year’s Eve warmly clad to shelter ourselves from the cold, Brazil chooses its beaches as the most emblematic place to commemorate this festivity. Every city and every region have their own way of celebrating it but the…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on December 31, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Toast to Spain's Ribera del Duero Wine Country



It’s that time of year again: la vendimia, the harvesting of grapes in various parts of Spain, from Jerez to Rioja and Rías Baixas to Penedés. And north of Madrid, winding 115 kilometres (miles) through the heart of the region of Castile-Leon (and of the entire Iberian peninsula, for that matter), the Duero River traces a route through not only some…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on December 30, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tips For Taking Travel Photos

If you want your travel photos to stand out there are a number of tips that you should consider.  Not all of these tips will work for you, but it is best to know about them.

Do Things Differently

To make your travel pictures stand out you should try something different.  There are certain attractions where everyone does the same thing and you should push the boundaries. …

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Added by Karen Cole on December 29, 2016 at 11:13am — No Comments

6 Reasons You Must Visit Sydney At Least Once

Relax on some sun-soaked beaches, dine at award-winning restaurants and admire some shows on your holiday in amazing Sydney, Australia’s most inhabited city. It’s time you take an inspiring trip to the land Down Under, where sandy beaches, wonderful art and stunning attractions are the standard.…



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Added by Jessica Berry on December 28, 2016 at 7:29am — No Comments

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