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Barcelona, La Guapa Mediterránea



por Cristóbal Ramirez



Ella es esa novia guapa y moderna por la que todos nos envidian. Se llama Barcelona y nos lleva de la mano por las Ramblas, el paseo de la ciudad por antonomasia, que bulle a cualquier hora. Y por aquí no solo se camina: se…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on February 22, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

Adventure and Nature in Costa Rica's Rainforested Sarapiquí Region

Sarapiquí is one of my favorite places in Costa Rica.

Rust red-orange earth meets up with jade green water of the…

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Added by Shannon Farley on February 21, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Social Media Plays Minor Role in How We Choose Hotels

What would you guess most determines how we choose a hotel? Price? Location? Recommendation by a friend or someone else?



In a connected social media world, it's surprising to discover that what our friends, and friends of friends recommend, say on Facebook or…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 20, 2013 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

A Unique, Family-Friendly Bonus for a Resort Vacation: Animals on Parade!

I’m a huge animal lover, and I’ve been writing about vacation resorts for a few years now. These two facts might at first seem like a non-sequitur, but on my recent visit to Iberostar’s five-resort Playa Paraíso complex on Mexico’s Mayan…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on February 18, 2013 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Lynchburg, Virginia Has It All

My playmate’s father walked with a stiff leg from the D-Day invasion of World War II. At the age of seven, we all knew the basics of what this meant – we also knew older kids still without fathers. We boys all talked about what our fathers had done in the recent war. Knowing these men puts faces on the deeds they did as exhibited by the National…

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Added by Allan D. Kissam on March 4, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

Finally, A Comeback for Travel to Haiti?



Haiti tourism, it would appear, is once again on the march.  



Yes,…

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Added by David Paul Appell on February 17, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Casa De Borgoña, Gay-Friendly Accommodations in Salta, Argentina

 

Nestled in the Andes mountain range, Salta is a city in the heart of the Lerma Valley, at 1,152 metres (3780 feet) above sea level in the north west part of Argentina. Along with its metropolitan area, it has a population of approximately…

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Added by Roy Heale on February 16, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Have a Good Time in Costa Rica's Beach Party Town of Jacó

The fun-loving beach town of Jacó lights up as “beach party central” on Costa Rica’s Central…

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Added by Shannon Farley on February 15, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Iceland's Top Attractions & Destinations



Iceland is the best place in the world to see the beauty of the glaciers surrounded by huge mottled fields with cracks. Holidays in Iceland with amazing Iceland Glaciers will be the unbelievable trip for the any travellers.



Experience, too, the most…

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Added by Arnar Olaffson on May 16, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

In the Galapagos, the Art of Slumbering Under the Stars

My God, it wasn't just your run-of-the-mill gorgeous outdoor destination, it was a freaking, sparsely populated island in the Galapagos! "How could you people walk away from the sky and ensconce yourselves in walls. For chrissakes, come outside and sleep!"



Those were the thoughts that passed through my mind as I dragged my mattress off the rustic, yet sturdy, hand-cut, wooden bed frame and dragged it across the floor of the cutest little cabin I'd ever been in, and slammed it down…

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Added by Jacquie Whitt on February 14, 2013 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

En Panamá, un Colibrí Como Despertador



por Cristóbal Ramirez



Estrés en la ciudad, disgustos, malos rollos. ¿Una vuelta por el Caribe? Volamos a 
Panamá, donde los días se estiran como chicles y parecen tener más de 24 horas. …

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Added by Iberia Airlines on February 14, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Scotch, Wine, Gin, Cider, Moonshine - And the White House

by Jack F. Stanley



You know many of our Presidents drank. Some were real boozers. I figured I would write a very short bit on the ones who were moderate to heavy drinkers.

I will only list deceased former presidents. Also we had several Presidents who drank in their youth and gave it up. They will not be listed here.



Although the Presidents that drank on average have lived longer, although the odds are changing as time goes on and people are drinking less…

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Added by Uncle Sam's New York on February 13, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments

A Streetcar, a Supper Club and a Seastar Menu = Seattle IS Europe

Call it some kind of fierce, intuitive desire to protect the Olde Continente (e's added here for effecte), aka Die Mutterlande, but I've often experienced a fierce fight-or-flight response when faced with the old travel-writing truism that "Seattle is America's most European city."

Fight generally wins, and I go immediately to sarcastic, Socratic responses.

(Why, because of the medieval walls, pocked and battered by time and war, surrounding the Pike Place…

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Added by Jim Gullo on February 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Captain Kidd's Last Booty: the Dominican Republic's Underwater Pirate Museum

Under water Ship Wreck



A little over 300 years after it was scuttled and left to lie at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, the Quedagh Merchant was discovered in 2007 just off the coast of the Dominican Republic's…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on February 12, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments

India, Social Media and Sewing for Widows: Blogging from Coimbatore

Radio Netherlands"There are more than 40 million widows in India - 10 percent of the country's female population. And for the majority of these women, life is what some have described as a "living…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 11, 2013 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Soak up the Heat on a Costa Rica Hot Springs Vacation

When traveling around Costa Rica, there’s nothing better after a big day of hiking, rafting, zip lining or other adventuring, than slipping gently into steamy thermal springs so…

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Added by Shannon Farley on February 10, 2013 at 10:11am — No Comments

What Are 'Deep Sea Wines'? Come to Washington State and See

You really can't get more family-run than Conway Family Wines...Chris and Ann Conway along with their 5 children Gareth (President), John, Sally, Tom (VP Business Development), Gillian (VP Communications) all share ownership in the winery producing a tasty trio of Deep…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on February 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Vancouver This Weekend

Gung Hei Fat Choi! This weekend marks the start of Chinese New Year celebrations. The New Year in China, (also called “Lunar New Year”) does not occur on the same calendar day each year – at least not in the traditional Western sense. The first day of the New Year coincides with…
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Added by Sara Cooke on February 8, 2013 at 3:19pm — 3 Comments

En Bogotá, Colombia, Cómo Rumbear a 2.600 Metros



por Cristóbal Ramirez




Un aplauso para Bogotá: la capital colombiana lucha encarecidamente por derribar prejuicios y que no se le asocie a la guerrilla y la inseguridad. El turista, nada más poner el pie en la ciudad, se da cuenta de la alegría que trae hasta el interior los vientos del Caribe. Con una extensión de 385 kilómetros…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on February 8, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

Sierra Leone, A Country With Huge Tourism Potential

Situated in West Africa, with its pristine beaches, transparent seas, tropical forests, unique wildlife, historical heritage sites and most importantly friendly people, Sierra Leone (or Salone, as it is known to the locals), with…
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Added by West Africa Discovery on February 7, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments

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