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Top Tours in Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara, Costa Rica is renowned for some of the best…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on April 23, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Family Travel Must Portray the “Real” American Family


Go ahead, type in “Perfect Family” in Google images. What do you see? Probably no one you recognize as a “typical” family. Pretty shocking.

New Media Travel once asked “Why Is…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on April 23, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments

The Occasional Spirit Council Premieres in Temecula

          The inaugural meeting of the Occasional Sprit Council (OSC) took place on March 31st at the strikingly beautiful art-filled home of Todd and Susan Montgomery.  It was the perfect setting to launch the council.  Linda Kissam, writer, wine publicist, and Vice President of The International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association, devised the council based on her Occasional Wine Council (OWC).  Like OWC, participants were to bring a dish that they had prepared to pair with…


Added by Linda Stewart on April 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Best Way to Experience Portugal


Portugal exudes a sense of adventure thanks to its deep seated wanderlust heritage. Vasco de Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, and Henry the Navigator charted the course for modern day exploration. Now it's your turn to hit the road on your own journey of this…portugal-lisbon2


Added by Steve Mirsky on April 22, 2014 at 7:57am — No Comments

Port St Johns: Jewel of South Africa's 'Wild Coast'

Port St Johns is not some designer location, but a third-world town which houses a fascinating medley of characters and blends extreme poverty with unsurpassed natural beauty and great outdoor options. Its rural setting has also made it a popular location for various film shoots, including "Shout…


Added by Pierre on April 21, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Forever Amber in the Dominican Republic

I have to admit, I’m not real big on bling – aka precious metals and stones. I recognize their beauty and value, but it’s just not me.  For my taste, I prefer materials such as, say, turquoise, jade, and amber, which share a singular earthy beauty no matter how they’re cut.…


Added by David Paul Appell on April 21, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments

Doris Duke and Rough Point: Newport's Most Offbeat Mansion?


Added by Ed Wetschler on April 20, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Disaster at Sea

By Allan D. Kissam and Richard W. Kissam

This is a true story of a death at sea. It is a story of weekend sailors and the US Coast Guard.

My father, Richard, was an experienced sailor. He studied sailing and boats, practiced maneuvers, and for years he sailed his sailboat around southern California. His long distance trips had included being crew on a Tahiti bound sailboat. He was better than most for seamanship skills.

He got the first boat in 1958, a 28-foot…


Added by Allan D. Kissam on April 19, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Best to See on the Côte d'Azur: Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint Jean, Cap Ferrat

I have come to appreciate more and more each day the invigorating light of the Riviera. Henri Matisse once said: “Quand j’ai compris que chaque matin je reverrais cette lumiere, je ne pouvais croire a mon bonheur!” (When I realized that each morning I would see this light again, I could not believe…


Added by Denis C Gagnon on April 18, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Most Beautiful Villages in France: Brittany


The spectacular region of Brittany, located along France's northern shore,…


Added by Jean Dabrowski on April 18, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Colours, Textures & Flavour of Bulgarian Cuisine

The seasoned traveler knows that one of the greatest pleasures in crossing borders and discovering new places is in sampling different countries’ cuisine; giving oneself up to the endless smells and flavorus that flood the senses and imprint lasting memories on the taste buds. Not all destinations are the same of course, but some are particularly special…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on April 17, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Costa Rica's Indigenous BriBrí Share Their Ancient Chocolate Lore With Visitors

If you have not seen the film Chocolat, stop now and go rent / buy / download it so you know what I am talking about. If you have seen it, you know the expressions of ecstasy on the faces of the townspeople as…


Added by Shannon Farley on April 17, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

It's My Right to Recline My Seat

In the travel world, few topics incite more contention and indignation than seatback etiquette—as we learned a while back when we published Six Shocking Stories of Travelers Gone Wild, which stirred up a wild debate among our readers.

In the piece, an editor from Family Vacation Critic (our sister site) and I…


Added by SmarterTravel on April 16, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Quito Lo Baila Todo

por Cristóbal Ramírez

El colorido de sus edificios contrasta con sus montes verdes. Sea cual sea la dirección que tomen sus pies por el centro de Quito, capital de …


Added by Iberia Airlines on April 16, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

Top Five Great Springtime Destinations

When the days grow longer and the dreary winter slowly melts away, it’s time to pack your suitcase and head out to meet spring! Our favourite season is simply more beautiful in some places – and some places are simply more beautiful in spring. Stuck for a place to go? Choose one of our top five spring destinations below.

1. Bohemian spring rhapsody in…


Added by Velimira Velikova on April 15, 2014 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Samoa – So Very Beautiful

Samoa - so very…


Added by Bev Malzard on April 15, 2014 at 8:11am — No Comments

Combining Biz Travel and Family Travel: A Healthy Option

The road warrior, the business traveler, represents a huge 50% or more of a hotel’s revenue, but what we found very interesting is a trend to combine a family vacation with a business trip.

An impressive 67.7 percent of those randomly polled said they combine business travel…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on April 14, 2014 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Having a Whack at Mexico's Colorful Piñatas

I was at a Mexican restaurant recently, and its colorful assortment of piñatas reminded me of all my trips to Mexico - not to mention one of my oldest childhood memories. You know that car commercial that’s been all over the tube recently, the one with a kid…


Added by David Paul Appell on April 14, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

Buenos Aires Gay Bed & Breakfast Palermo Uno


Added by Roy Heale on April 13, 2014 at 6:01am — No Comments

Ranch Holidays Appeal To Families In Search Of A Digital Detox

More and more parents are realising the value of a digital detox. A chance to uplug from our interconnected world and get back in touch with nature, these holidays are also a win win when it comes to spending quality time with the kids. Ranch stays offer unrivalled opportunities to live life in the slow lane, cattle drives, team penning, teepee camp outs and guest rodeos ideal for families who want to follow the rhythm of the herds. Tour operator,…


Added by Sam Ward on April 12, 2014 at 4:18pm — No Comments





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