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7 of the Best European Christmas Markets

There are only a few weeks left until the squares of all the major cities are filled with market stalls, Christmas trees and hot wine salesmen. For fans of both Christmas and traveling, we’ve rolled up a list of the best Christmas markets in Europe.

Being one of the most celebrated holidays around the world, Christmas magically transforms the city squares into an extravaganza of light and aroma.  Some cities have not just one or two markets, but dozens. We have therefore selected…

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Added by Velimira Velikova on October 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

La Alberca, Spain: A Step into Yesterday





It’s difficult to talk about La Alberca without lapsing into cliché. The moment I walked into the cobbled Plaza Mayor, the main market square, surrounded by three- and four-storey, half-timbered houses, I thought of a film…

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Added by Keith Kellett on October 24, 2011 at 11:31am — 1 Comment

Matrimonial Rites in Nepal

The most practiced marriage system found in the Nepali society is the magi- bihe (arranged marriage). Magi-bihe i.e. arranged marriage in Nepali Community unlike in other communities is finalized by the girl’s family when the boy’s family puts forward the proposal of marriage.

Generally, a relative acts as the middle man…

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Added by Yentra Nepal on October 24, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

"Bliss": Palm Spring's Annual Weekender for Lesbians of Color

by Heather Cassell

Published: Ocotber 3, 2011





Bliss Co-Founder Christine De La Rosa (Center) with Movement Production team members Kiki Poe…

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Added by Girls That Roam on October 23, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments

Stargazing in New England

In dedication to my new show about New England travel (Beyond the Beans).

My first blog will entail a very important event occurring this weekend.  Stargazing in New England is very tough. The amount of artificial light and pollution can make it quite difficult for viewing.  So if you're all about some st ar gazing and your live in New England, here are…

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Added by Paul Anthony Rogers on October 22, 2011 at 9:57am — 1 Comment

Rafting in Nepal

Nepal has been blessed with numerous fast flowing rivers that gush down from the Himalayas cutting through mountains and carving deep gorges to finally reach the vast plains where slowing down they meander lazily toward India. Many of these rivers are ideal for rafting, and some are considered the best in the world by professional rafters from the west. Rafting is also a fascinating means of getting to know the country as the rivers flow through some of the most enchanting landscapes that… Continue

Added by Yentra Nepal on October 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

What Do You Do on a Dude Ranch?





What Do You Do on a Dude Ranch?



When 180 horses’ hooves pounded the ground a few feet from me, manes flaring and breaths misting ghost-like, this city boy was transfixed.



It was the 5:30 morning roundup at the C Lazy U… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on October 20, 2011 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

Mediterranean Cruise 2008

To continue our tradition of traveling for a week (or two) as a graduation present, my family traveled along with two other families to Europe. My friend picked a cruise that left out of Barcelona, Spain and traveled along the Northern Mediterranean for 7 days. This was the best way to get a glimpse of Europe and a get an idea of what to come back and see and what can be seen in a short visit. We traveled to Barcelona, Monaco, Rome, Cinque Terre, and Sicily with a group ranging in ages and… Continue

Added by Danny D on October 20, 2011 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Gina Gatta and the Damron's Gay/Lesbian Travel Company

by Heather Cassell

Published: Ocotber 3, 2011





Damron owner Gina…

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Added by Girls That Roam on October 19, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

Tibet's Mountain Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Mount Kailash (6714m), the famed holy peak in western Tibet has its own grandeur. Mt.Kailash is a very popular mountain peak of Tibet. It is also known by the name of Tise, kailash or Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows). Since time immemorial it has been celebrated in many eastern cosmologies as Mt. Meru. It is believed to have been formed 30 million years ago when Himalayan were in their early stage of formation.Mt. Kailash is one of the most revered mountains. Sprawling below Mount kailesh is… Continue

Added by Yentra Nepal on October 18, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Do's and Dont's of Barcelona Nightlife

Do dress properly for the clubs: guys no soccer jerseys, open toed shoes, or tennis shoes.



Don’t get rejected at club OSHUM and try to find other ways in.  This includes one or more actions we did: climbing over a big fence around back, climbing a ladder to the roof and then into the attic, and eventually running into the club through the kitchen… despite what made a great story, we still didn’t last more than 10 minutes in the… Continue

Added by Danny D on October 18, 2011 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

Mistura, The Glorious Food Festival in Lima, Peru

by Emily Guilmette

While I know that gourmets have been savoring the world’s most fabulous foods since the dawn of time, I do think that the past few years (at least in the U.S.) have seen a particular renaissance of appreciation of great eats. There is more interest in local food, less processed food, traditional tastes and culinary…

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Added by Kuoda Travel on October 18, 2011 at 11:06am — 2 Comments

Are Facebook Fans Really Useless?



Are Facebook Fans Really Useless?



Depends.



If a Facebook page is designed to generate revenue, says Hotelmarketing.com, there’s a problem.



The online research… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on October 17, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Spookiest Places Around the World

Although the superstitions and believes surrounding Halloween may have evolved over the years, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people can still look forward to parades, costumes and sweet treats to usher in the winter season. With Halloween just around the corner, we thought you might be interested to find out where some of the spookiest,…

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Added by Velimira Velikova on October 17, 2011 at 10:37am — 5 Comments

A Girl For Every Port

by Heather Cassell

Published: Ocotber 3, 2011

 





Founder of GirlPorts.com Tanya Churchmuch dines at her…

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Added by Girls That Roam on October 17, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments

Trekking to Rara Lake, Nepal

Rara Lake is the largest lake of Nepal, situated in Mugu district in the far western Karnali region of Nepal, near the district headquarter Gam Ghadi and Talcha airport. It takes around 3 to 4 days of trekking to reach Rara from Jumla. Rara Lake is the centerpiece of Rara National Park.

The Lake is stunningly beautiful, with unbelievably tranquility, a paradise untouched. The region…

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Added by Yentra Nepal on October 16, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Girldar: The Evolution of Lesbian Travel Guides

by Heather Cassell

Published: Ocotber 3, 2011

Finding lesbians in New York City or London is somewhat easy, but it is a whole other story in distant lands, especially when women have very little if any rights at all - don't even mention the "L" word - but these are…

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Added by Girls That Roam on October 13, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments

Discovering Dublin, Ireland With a 1-Minute Video



Discovering Dublin, Ireland w/1-min Video





I skipped down the stairs of our hotel, the Mont Clare, in fairly fashionable Merrion Square on a pharmacy mission.



I turned the corner, passed an antiquated, rather… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on October 12, 2011 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

What Is Small-Ship Cruising Like?

by Shirley Linde



A small ship is part cruise ship and part private yacht. You have many of the advantages of cruising, but you can go to remote locations and out-of-the-way ports where big ships can’t go.…

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Added by EnLinea Media on October 12, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Tips on How to be a Responsible Tourist in West Africa

Responsible tourism is about tourists making environmentally friendly, sustainable, ethical and respectful choices when travelling and minimising the negative impact of tourism. Being responsible is…

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Added by West Africa Discovery on October 11, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

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