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The Mouthwatering Cuisine of India's Rajasthan

Rajasthan, the land of the Rajputana dynasty and its heritage treasures, has attracted a tremendous number visitors to its vast and scintillating sights for memorable holidays. This land of princes and maharajas has many luxurious and opulent things to offer from eloquent palaces to majestic forts and monuments, from the faraway Aravali Hills to goosebump-inducing wilderness amidst lush foliage and the vibrant fairs and festivals - all part of the essential tableau of…


Added by Shubhanshi Aggarwal on December 22, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Family Travel Bloggers Unite, Flex Social Media, Travel Muscle

From November 9 to 11, 2012, a trio of leading family travel "influencers" ushered in their annual Family Travel Conference,  a gathering of passionate, talented and savvy family travel bloggers…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 21, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments

Tunisia As Backdrop for 'Star Wars'

When George Lucas first created the Star Wars trilogy, he likely never never imagined that the films, set in Tunisia, would draw in thousands of fans yearly to the country to this day. Many Star Wars fans have already found their way to the deserts of southern Tunisia, 'in a galaxy far far away’ that…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on December 20, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments

Christmas in Las Vegas, Nevada

Ahhh, there's no place like home Las Vegas for Christmas.

December is considered the 'off season' in Las Vegas, but that is a relative term. Vegas is always hopping, no matter what time of year. Christmas is actually very crowded in Las Vegas. Absolutely everything is open, shops, casinos,…


Added by Home Is Where We Park on December 19, 2012 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

Christmas in Barcelona - Complete With Pooping Figurines

Have you ever been to Barcelona at Christmastime? Sure, sun and sandy beaches come to mind, when mentioning this name, but Christmas is very special for the Catalans.

If you haven’t visited the city at this time of the year, do so – the temperature are high enough for pleasant stroll down the streets, full of lights. And there are loads of things…


Added by Velimira Velikova on December 17, 2012 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

Cesária Évora, Cape Verde’s Immortal Gift to World Music

Not too many people know much about (or have even heard of) the tiny,…


Added by David Paul Appell on December 17, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

'Adventure Coaching' in Costa Rica

By Shannon Farley

Any Olympic athlete or professional athlete, or high school or university athlete, or even a child on a sports team for that matter, has a coach. Actors have coaches. Singers and dancers have coaches or trainers. Over the past decades, executives and businesspersons have joined the ranks of seeking coaching for success.

In today’s modern world, there is…


Added by Shannon Farley on December 16, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Taste of 'Lost Angel Walkabout': The Day I Became a Sailor

The indifferent, howling storm tossed us through the night. The Hawaiian Islands are 2,000 miles from the nearest land. The waves come in from the open ocean and there is nothing to slow their momentum. We pitched twenty feet up, then plunged down, slamming on the water with a heavy thud. After several hours of this rude pounding, I gave up to the fatalistic notion that this was the way I was meant to go. Since I planned to have my ashes scattered at sea, I felt this was just a short cut to…


Added by Linda Ballou on December 15, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

How Not to Eat Like an Ugly American (Or, How Best To Pass the Salt)

You'd think eating was risk-free, or at least faux pas free. It's not

Nor is travel, it seems. New Media Travel's post ''How Not to Travel Like an Ugly American highlights some of the cultural land…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 14, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Campari and Fonseca Featuring Artwork on Their Labels

Every bottle of wine or liquor I can think of has a label. Many times the label simply indicates the contents with a brief description of origin and flavor. But sometimes, labels go beyond the basic requirements with a higher purpose. Campari and Fonseca Bin 27 Port are two brands with labels promoting…


Added by Steve Mirsky on December 13, 2012 at 4:28pm — 2 Comments

Queenstown, New Zealand: One of a Kind

Queenstown - oh yeah, baby! Every tourist that goes to New Zealand also goes to Queenstown. You would think it's really big, but it isn't. It's just an little town where the most tourist come to party and the locals to enjoy the amazing ski area called "The Remarkables". The town was actually named after a queen Victoria because of it's beauty. A town fit for a queen.

I don't know if Queen…


Added by Jessica de Heij on December 13, 2012 at 8:46am — No Comments

A Sushi Class in Upstate New York

The “How to Make Sushi Class” at the Mohegan Manor in Baldwinsville, New York is the perfect gift for the hard-to-get-for person. Mohegan Manor is located in a historic building built in 1911 as the Oddfellows Mohegan Lodge. The lounge was the original post office for…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on December 11, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments

The Fisherman's Outlet, A Downtown Los Angeles Dining Icon

Located 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, the Fisherman's Outlet is one of L.A.'s favorite seafood lunch restaurants, an iconic L.A. eatery and  "fish heaven" to Angelenos and tourists alike since 1961. The location may not be the best in L.A,  located near Little Tokyo and  Skid Row - so why do people come from throughout the L.A. area to this seedy neighborhood? For mouth-watering seafood cooked to perfection. Open for lunch only, be prepared to wait in line during the lunch rush hour,…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on December 11, 2012 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

Aerofóbicos Distinguidos (y Confesos)

por Jorge Mira

Hay una larga lista de personas famosas con fobia a volar.
 Quizás el más destacado de todos ellos sea Gabriel García Márquez, quien hace ya tiempo escribió un cómico artículo sobre el asunto titulado “Seamos machos: hablemos del…


Added by Iberia Airlines on December 10, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Wild & Steamy Costa Rica - Visit Tortuguero National Park

By Shannon Farley

Tortuguero is like the imaginary jungle coast in Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” It is a wild place.

You can just imagine what was going through Christopher Columbus’ mind when he anchored off the palm-fringed beach in 1502 … “I have come to the end of the earth,” he must have mused.

The Tortuguero…


Added by Shannon Farley on December 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Wi-Fi, Yes; Talking to Co-Passengers, No

And, yes,  we told you so.

In a New Media Travel article we discussed the low-to-no threat that cell phones pose to navigation, and why some many other airlines like …


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 8, 2012 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Timeshares: What You Wish You'd Known

We recently interviewed Brian & Bill Rogers of Timeshare Users Group (TUG) on our show, The Traveling Eye.  Bill, the father and founder of TUG told us that there's no "in the middle" for timeshare owners.  You either love it or hate it.  Why because you either understand the business of timeshare ownership or don't.  This is exactly why we did the show and looked to TUG for some expert advice.

I think we have all been to a…


Added by The Traveling Eye on December 7, 2012 at 4:13pm — 1 Comment

Treat Passengers of Size with Dignity

Last week, Vilma Soltesz died after she was denied her seat on a flight because of her weight. Soltesz was planning to fly home to receive treatment for diabetes and renal disease, but she passed away in Hungary before she could get home. Her husband has filed a lawsuit, but the two airlines named in the suit (Delta and KLM) are…


Added by SmarterTravel on December 5, 2012 at 3:09pm — 3 Comments

Harry & David Now Producing Wines

We all know Harry and David for their delicious gourmet savories but did you know they're planning to produce their own wine? That’s right, this month the iconic purveyor of vaunted gustatory delights opened their own Oregon winery and now offers seasonal lineups throughout the year.

Partnering with winemaker Linda…


Added by Steve Mirsky on December 3, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments

Nick's Picks: La Dolce Vita Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Sometimes even living in a nation with arguably one of the best cuisines on the planet, I still crave something other than delicous tacos and some of the freshest sea food on the planet. After all, variety is the spice of life.

Table with a view

On Puerto Vallarta's malecón (boardwalk) lies one of the my favorite Italian restaurants in the…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on December 2, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

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