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Minorca - Taking It Slow in Spain's Balearic Islands

I love all of the Balearic islands for overlapping but different reasons, and there’s no question that the third-largest is definitely a change of pace from Majorca and certainly Ibiza. Not that there isn’t nightlife, as well as luxury and touches of glam here and there.…


Added by David Paul Appell on May 22, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

12 Things to Know About Visiting Costa Rica in Rainy Season

Costa Rica welcomes rainy season
(also called the “green season”) like a parched traveler reaching an oasis after a long, dry desert crossing. Dry season dust is gone and Costa Rica’s landscape springs back to life with lush green vegetation, carpets of blooming…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 21, 2015 at 7:01am — No Comments

Saas Fe, Switzerland - Ice Caves, a Revolving Restaurant & More


What do you get when you build the world’s highest-altitude glass-walled rotating restaurant overlooking a 360-degree panorama of the Swiss Alps? What if deep below this restaurant carved into glacial ice, you can explore lit passageways connecting large grottos filled with ornate ice carvings, an ice altar for celebrating weddings, and another room…


Added by Steve Mirsky on May 20, 2015 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Bohemian Rhapsodies Outside Prague

It’s true that Prague, with its ravishing Old Town, bangin' nightlife, and other allures, is enough to hold any visitor spellbound for an entire vacation and then some. But much of the essence of the Czech Republic flows from the cities, towns, and countryside outside…


Added by Jose Balido on May 19, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments

'Summer' Skiing/Snowboarding in South America

by Felice Hardy

Happily, powderhounds in withdrawal don’t have to hang on till December to hit the ski resorts. The Southern Hemisphere is happy to oblige us with some superb skiing on amazing terrain throughout the southern Andes, where the reversal of seasons means of course it’s winter there…


Added by Iberia Airlines on May 18, 2015 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Velas Vallarta Resort - the Best of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Velas Vallarta Resort in Puerto Vallarta - Pool area

Are you looking for a​n ideal​ tropical paradise for an upcoming vacation?

One with a 10-acre pristine ,​sandy ​beach, superb food, a fabulous spa and fitness center, a nearby 18-hole championship golf course, yoga and tennis, a choice of three swimming pools with pool activities and tranquil waterfalls, and ​gorgeous lush​ vegetation?…


Added by Denis C Gagnon on May 17, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

In Quebec, North America's Loveliest Lighthouse Route

The province of Quebec, Canada has so much to offer the tourist that we found the best way to present the many vacation options was to separate them into several categories; this story zeroes in on just one of Quebec’s major attractions – lighthouses.

On the Trail of the…


Added by Page on May 15, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

Going Local in Dubrovnik, Croatia - Pearl of the Adriatic

The best way to actually “see” Dubrovnik is to take your time and spend a few days exploring this remarkable destination, at your own pace, as an independent traveler with an inspired itinerary.

Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World…


Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on May 14, 2015 at 9:03am — 2 Comments

The Splendid Coasts of Colombia

Every year, the whales that live close to the Antarctic waters of Chile make a trip of over 8,000 kilometers to the Pacific coast of Colombia to give birth and rear their whale calves. The best time to see them is between July and October, although they start to arrive in June. You can see them throughout the Pacific coast. Sometimes the whales…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 13, 2015 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Rome in One Weekend? Sì, Signori!

We travel writers, as you can imagine, regularly get questions from people going on holiday. But when someone referred to me by a dear friend asked what she should not miss when she goes to Italy's capital for all of one weekend, I wanted to ask her – “ma sei pazza??”  (Are you nuts?) You could spend every…


Added by David Paul Appell on May 12, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Try Your Own Tom Brady Jump at These Costa Rica Waterfalls

Well, New England Patriots quarterrback Tom Brady may be in the doghouse now, but he'll always have Montezuma, Costa Rica.

Sure, Brady was trying to impress a girl – his wife, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen – when he shocked the…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 11, 2015 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Exploring Southern California's Ventura County West

Between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara runs the US 101, alternating between rolling hills and stunning sea views. Family activities abound at a midpoint in Ventura County West, making for an excellent three day vacation close to the heart of Los Angeles. This area includes Camarillo, Oxnard, and Ventura.

Choose day trips between wine tasting, old airplanes, classic cars, or whale watching, just to name a few, as well as the tourist-friendly downtown shops and…


Added by Allan D. Kissam on May 10, 2015 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Beaches of New York

Visitors to New York City don’t come for the beaches, certainly. But if you should happen to be in town during the warm weather (say, through September), and…


Added by Jose Balido on May 9, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Homage to Patagonia: Adventures in Argentina & Chile

by Atila Ximenes

Nowhere is nature wilder and more striking than at South America’s southernmost reaches, its dense forests and Andes mountains cinematically spectacular and crammed with wildlife including llamas, pumas, and grey foxes, its beaches and frigid waters teeming…


Added by Iberia Airlines on May 8, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments

Excellent Reasons to Travel to Lovely Laos

For many people, exploring Southeast Asia might be on their travel list, but Laos is often overlooked in favor of larger neighboring Vietnam and Thailand. Those who take the time to visit, though, soon discover that this country is their equal, with fantastic scenic beauty, welcoming locals, delicious dishes, impressive temples, and many activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, and biking .

With hidden caves, terraced rice paddies, beautiful limestone mountains, imposing…


Added by Simon Hopes on May 7, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

What's a 'Ruin Pub'? Dining and Drinking in Budapest - and Drinking Budapest In

If you think you’ve seen it all, think again. Budapest is dotted with interesting and unique attractions and activities that will keep the whole family longing for more. And that’s perfectly okay, since Budapest has so much to offer it will probably take someone weeks to cover half of it. Additionally, food enthusiasts will rejoice with city’s abundant restaurants and markets carrying traditional and…

Added by Jean Dabrowski on May 6, 2015 at 7:51pm — No Comments

California Dreamin’ in the O.C. - 24 Hours in Laguna Beach

Winter, spring, summer or fall - every day is a beach day in Laguna Beach

Since, the majority of my life has revolved around San Francisco and Northern California, where  the weather tends to be 10 to even 20 degrees colder than our neighbors to the south, any chance for a warm beach day has always been something that I cherished.  In my early days as a surfer in Santa Cruz, I have always been drawn to the California…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on May 5, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

San Gimignano, Tuscany - the City of Beautiful Towers

San Gimignano is a classic medieval walled hill town in Tuscany with a history dating back to 63 BC. During the Middle Ages, the town was an important center for trade and for pilgrims traveling to or from Rome. 

“Tower envy” was the name of the game back in the 11th century, when the original San Gimignano…


Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on May 4, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

Bênção, Salvador da Bahia's Weekly Party

Every Tuesday after 6-o’clock mass in the Iglesia de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos, all the parishioners pour into the streets of Pelourinho, the historic center of Salvador da Bahia, and the big party, Bênção (blessing), commences. The…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 3, 2015 at 9:19pm — No Comments

The 'Museum of America and the Sea' at Connecticut's Mystic Seaport

We love Connecticut. It is a beautiful state that is teeming with interesting tourist attractions. Today we focus on the historic maritime coast of the Constitution State in “Mystic Country.”

The seaside towns and villages of Mystic County run 30 miles along Long Island Sound, starting at the…


Added by Page on May 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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