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Snorkeling with the Manta Rays at the Sheraton Kona Resort at Keauhou Bay

Coming face to face with a giant manta ray is the thrill of a lifetime. They are amazing and curious creatures. People are fascinated by their opposite-seeming natures -  ominous looks, but sweet dispositions.

The Sheraton Kona Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii pays homage to these gentle giants…


Added by Page on October 24, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

Canyoneering in Costa Rica

Part mountaineering and part rock climbing, but in reverse, with the added challenge of pounding water, the waterfall rappelling extreme sport of canyoneering is the latest top popular…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on October 23, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

What of Crete in Winter?

I am an evangelist of all that is "Cretan" especially in the off season. This is largely true because I often visit there after or before the humongous crowds arrive. This majestic, friendly, and ultimately charming Greek island under the sun, it's so much better to take in beyond the noise. At least this is my view.…


Added by Phil Butler on October 22, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Eating, Drinking, and Sleeping in Rome

The historical and imperial Rome unfolds around the Roman Forum and the world’s largest amphitheater, theColosseum, where gladiators sacrificed their lives for the emperor’s favor and the bloodthirsty spectators delight. The archaeological interest of Rome lies buried in the catacombs…


Added by Velimira Velikova on October 21, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Majorca's Town of Valldemossa an Unforgettable Gem


The Serra de Tramuntana in Majorca is dotted with beautiful towns and a special charm, but if there were one town on the Costa Nord (North Coast) which you must not forget in your trip through the region, it would without doubt be Valldemossa.   This small town is beautiful at any time of the year, but it is perhaps best enjoyed in wintertime when…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on October 20, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

A Walk in Austria's Tyrol

Whoever built that hut meant it to last. Four-square and stolid, it stood on the mountain, defying anything the elements might throw at it. This was a real chalet, a world away from the tacky ‘shally’ of the holiday camp.


It was still used for its rightful purpose, too. From…


Added by Keith Kellett on October 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Wine ‘Jemm’ of France's Northern Rhone Valley


Added by Hilarie Larson on October 18, 2014 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Top 10 Things to Do in Amalfi, Italy

Top 10 Things to do in Amalfi

Are you looking for outstanding Mediterranean landscape combined with coastal mountains plunging into deep waters and picturesque Italian towns? Let us tell you: the stunning Amalfi coast will offer you all of that and much, much more!  

As well as the sheer beauty of the region, you will be able to uncover some wonderful secrets of Italian cuisine while exploring charming…


Added by Flavours Holidays on October 17, 2014 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Spanish Festivals You Didn't Know Existed

Our image of Spain never fails to include a few of the following: flamenco dancers, paella, controversial bull fights and copious amounts of blood red sangria. Travellers come from all over for La Sagrada Familia, to eat tapas in Barcelona, or to visit one of the famed festivals such as the…


Added by Hollie Mantle on October 16, 2014 at 6:37am — No Comments

Greenwich, Connecticut's Wine & Food Festival

Each year, the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival proves that it represents so much more than a celebration of premier food and wine tastings. As a baseline of activity, nearly 100 wine and spirits vendors, local restaurants…


Added by Steve Mirsky on October 15, 2014 at 7:09am — No Comments

What Planespotting Is All About

by Jorge Guardia/VaDeAviones

Spectacular aircraft photos abound all over the Web these days–shots taken on runways, in hangars, taking off/landing, at cruising altitude. And many of us who glance at them, sometimes think, “how cool,” and move on.…


Added by Iberia Airlines on October 14, 2014 at 5:35am — No Comments

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge in North Costa Rica

Cano Negro everglades in Costa Rica

Rainy season in Costa Rica
is the best time to visit the…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on October 13, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments

The Oregon Trail Interpretative Center and an Earlier 'Greatest Generation'

by Rusty Rae and Sheila Hunter

There is another “Greatest Generation,” although mostly long forgotten — the 300,000 men, women, and children who made the 2,200 mile trek from Independence, MO to Oregon’s Willamette Valley and beyond between 1846 to 1869. You can experience…


Added by rusty rae on October 12, 2014 at 10:23am — No Comments

Hagi, An Atmospheric Japanese Castle Town

Of the more than 10 million visitors to Japan, destinations like TokyoKyotoHiroshima. and Okinawa obviously rank among the better-known names. But there are small cities and towns spread among the beautiful islands of this singular country which are off the…


Added by Jose Balido on October 11, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Salvador de Bahía's Renowned Itapuã Beach

Itapuã is a legendary beach in Salvador de Bahía, one of the last before the city´s perimeter was extended to Lauro de Freitas, which is famous for being the great bohemian stronghold of the 70s. Vinicius de Moraes and the great Bahian singer-songwriter Dorival Caymmi both sang about it. Caetano Veloso also paid…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on October 10, 2014 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Rhum, the Spirit of Guadeloupe

Somewhere in the Caribbean, between Puerto Rico and St Lucia, is the archipelago of Guadeloupe (pronounce gwa-de-loop). The French West Indies or French Caribbean are currently two territories (St Barthelemy and St Martin) and two overseas states -“départements” in French- (Guadeloupe and Martinique). The French West Indies have always looked towards the old continent rather towards their Caribbean neighbors. Flying from the USA, a long journey and a couple of connected flights will…


Added by Marine Bettler on October 9, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Discovering the Wines of the Czech Republic


Added by Hilarie Larson on October 8, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

The Languages of Sardinia - Sì, More Than Just Italian!

I'm something of a language geek, and I'm particularly fascinated by the linguistic patchwork of Europe. I mean, many of us know about Spain's regional languages like Catalan, Basque, and Galician. But when it comes to, say, Germany, Italy, or France, I've found many people tend to assume everybody speaks…


Added by David Paul Appell on October 7, 2014 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Wales' Ruthin Castle Hotel

I wasn’t familiar with the Denbighshire area at all, so when I had business there, I really didn’t know what to expect. But, as I drove over the Welsh border, I’d hardly taken on board that the road signs were now bilingual, than I passed a brown sign saying I was entering an "Area of Natural…


Added by Keith Kellett on October 6, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Easy Hiking in Paris

Interesting day hikes can be found anywhere, even in Paris. Here’s one, in its western suburbs of Le Pecq and St Germain-en-Laye. It is a fairly urban walk – you will have mainly asphalt under your feet, not grass – and quite an easy one,…


Added by Michael Schuermann on October 5, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments





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