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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

Why Examiner.com Is A Scam

When I came to the Netherlands with no work permit and no Dutch language skills, I realized I'd have to be creative in finding ways to earn money. Not long after the residence permit was thrust into my eager little paws, I started my own company and, to make a little extra money on the side, I began freelancing as a writer.



As with all things, when you first start out, you make some stupid mistakes that you learn from and move on and they help you grow. Well, I've made some mistakes… Continue

Added by Tiffany Jansen on October 11, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Guiding Women: The New Edition of Damron Women's Traveller

Edited by Gina M. Gatta; Damron Company, 648 pages; paperback, $18.95

Reviewed by Heather Cassell

 

Don't leave home without it. Damron Women's Traveller, the most popular travel guide for…

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Added by Girls That Roam on October 11, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments

Tips For Visiting Florence, Italy

What to tell you. For starters, don't drive in. Don't do it.

Park at the Piazzo de Michelangelo. 

It's free. Then take a taxi in, or

you can walk it, but its a hike.



PARK NEXT TO THIS GUY.



Most everything is in the center of the city. DON'T GO ON MONDAY. EVERYTHING

IS CLOSED. I made that mistake. 

The… Continue

Added by Paul Anthony Rogers on October 11, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

Boosting Autumn Colors

 

 

Brilliant reds and yellows pop from these images because of the use of a rare-earth filter.

Jim DeLillo has announced today that he has added new images using this technique to his 'Autumn' gallery at…



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Added by Jim DeLillo on October 10, 2011 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment

Pocono Mountains Fall Foliage

PECKS POND MEETS AUTUMN LEAVES

Yes, Pecks Pond. What ever happened to apostrophes? But it's too fine a day to agonize about that; besides, I was looking for fall colors, not grammar. So I took a walk around this pond -- a lake, really -- on Rte. 402 in Pike County, part of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. That's Pike, as in the general, not the fish.  

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Added by Ed Wetschler on October 9, 2011 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Blood Money: A Funny Little Scam in Cartagena, Colombia



Hola, I just got back yesterday from a lovely repeat visit to this gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage city, and the previous night, although on my various travels I’ve been hit up (and once literally stuck up) for cash, this one took the cake (the flan?). …



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Added by David Paul Appell on October 9, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Fall Away With an All-Girl Getaway

by Heather Cassell

Published: Ocotber 3, 2011

Women are grabbing the last few hours of Indian summer before the holidays hit with three fun in the sun weekend getaways.…

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Added by Girls That Roam on October 8, 2011 at 12:49pm — 2 Comments

TripAdvisor “Makes Nice” With Hotels



TripAdvisor “Makes Nice” With Hotels



At least that’s what most observers think.



Or they believe the move is a reaction to Google's increasingly strong forays into the travel space.



The relationship between hoteliers and TripAdvisor has not been a happy one.… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on October 7, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

World's Top "Party" Destinations

 

 

 Athens, Greece

Think Athens is an old, dusty, unmaintained,  just another dirty city. A  European capital with no reason to reason to spend an extensive stay,  unless you’re a history buff or  in transit to the Greek Islands, think again. Ask anyone in the world, who enjoys a vibrant nightlife, and I guarantee you that they will say, “Athens Rocks.”   Even in hard…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on October 7, 2011 at 1:57pm — 3 Comments

A Review of "Lustrous Adventure: The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010"

Lustrous adventure

The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010: True Stories from Around the World

Edited by Stephanie Elizondo Grist; Travelers'…

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Added by Girls That Roam on October 6, 2011 at 8:23pm — No Comments

World Rafting Championship Costa Rica 2011

The Worldwide Rafting Championship 2011 is just around the corner. International teams have been arriving since last week and are already training at the renowned Pacuare River.



For the third time, Costa Rica will be hosting this important event; the first was back in 1991 for the first World Rafting Championship, then again in 1998. The International Rafting…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on October 6, 2011 at 7:42am — No Comments

Oktoberfest: O’zapft Is!

Pandemonium has been reigning over Munich for the last two weeks. Hordes of people wandered the cramped streets of the capital of Bavaria in hopes of finding a seat on a wooden bench under one of 14 tents. What kind of madness is this? Answer: The kind of madness you would be lucky to be part of.…

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Added by Jean Dabrowski on October 5, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Guide to Being a Good Guide

I AM NOT AN EXPERT. Yet. There's a couple dudes better than me (Arthur Frommer & Rick Stevens to name a few). I'm trying. I'm learning. So here's a couple tips to be a better guide.

1. Don't hide all your money in one place. Cause if someone gets it, that's it. Have a…
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Added by Paul Anthony Rogers on October 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Hotel Shampoo, Tubs and Taxes



Hotel  Shampoo, Tubs and Taxes



It’s not one of travel’s burning issues: shower wall shampoo and conditioner or those small bottles that travelers can take home if they don’t use them?



Or even if they do.



So it was interesting to read that… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on October 4, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Dionysia at New York’s Kellari Restaurant

FOOD IS LOVE. . .ESPECIALLY WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY WINE

by Denise Mattia



"Valentines Day...What better day to open a restaurant and bring the culture and customs of my homeland to New…

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Added by Denise Mattia on October 4, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

Guangzhou: Collective Dreams

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Added by Indra Chopra on October 3, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Jacksonville, Florida's Casa Marina Hotel

Sometimes a vacation within a vacation is just the ticket before you head back to the everyday life you left behind a week ago.  I had just finished up a 4-day trip to trendy St. Augustine, Jacksonville’s neighbor to the Southeast. After all that fabulous wining, dining, touring, and…

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Added by Linda Kissam on October 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Driving Tips in Tuscany

Normally I enjoy the lighter side of life, but this post is all business.

I'm serious. If you rent a car in the Tuscany region here are some 

super important tips and tricks you'll need to know.

1. Don't drive into most major cities. Lucca, Florence, and Siena are all

walking towns. Park on the outskirts of town and walk/taxi it in.… Continue

Added by Paul Anthony Rogers on October 1, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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