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What to Expect on Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

Are you looking forward to an exciting and extraordinary experience on your next holiday? then don’t hesitate to visit Africa for great Kenya adventure trips and Tanzania camping safaris among other activities. Quite a number of tourists prefer adventure camping safaris because of the various…


Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on May 27, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

A Review of Eurovision 2012 and Winner "Euphoria" from Sweden's Loreen Talhaoui

Ever since I’ve been traveling to Europe starting in 1977 – well before American Idol or The X Factor – the Eurovision annual song contest…


Added by David Paul Appell on May 26, 2012 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

A Whisky Night to Savor

On a recent Thursday night in the enticing Hillcrest area of San Diego, Planet Rooth Design Haus brought together the seemingly unlikely but totally pleasing combination of high-end whiskeys, gourmet appetizers, and beautiful artisan furniture.  A group of about 40 gathered to partake of it all and we had a unique and completely enthralling evening. …


Added by Susan Montgomery on May 26, 2012 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Virgin Atlantic OK’s Cell Phones in Flight. FAA Still Says 'No'

The FAA gets it wrong again.

When Virgin Atlantic announced recently that passengers could make calls on their cell phones on VA’s Airbus A330 and Boeing 747 between London and New York, it was another wake up call to the Federal Aviation Administration to face reality.



Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 25, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Driving in the U.S.: Apps For Your Car Hire Needs

Travel as we know it has changed in the last few years. We now get our trip recommendations from travel social networks, and upload our holiday snapshots in real-time. When renting a car to drive in the U.S., there are plenty of apps designed to help you make the best of your trip. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments section!

Gas Buddy: This community-based free app…


Added by Marta Fonseca on May 25, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Nick’s Picks: Three San Francisco Street Fairs Not to Miss in the Month of June

Being a native San Franciscan makes me somewhat of an expert on the events, the people, and the pulse of one of the most traveled cities on the planet. In the month of June, in the “City By The Bay,” marks the beginning of what I call “Street Fair Season.” Almost every week in June in San Francisco neighborhoods celebrate the arrival of summer with blocked off streets, arts and crafts, and just about every imaginable type of  succulent street food. Get your groove on at these “San Fran”…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on May 25, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

The Magic of Costa Rica's Pacuare River

What could be more fun than splashing down a warm-water tropical river, dodging this way and that and bouncing in and out of waves in an inflatable raft?
Costa Ricais one of the world’s top destinations for
whitewater rafting. Just last…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 24, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Tanzania's Lake Manyara National Park: Birders' Paradise

Lake Manyara is Tanzania’s bird watching paradise which stretches for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment; Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting explained by Ernest Hemingway as “the…


Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on May 24, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Hitting Cuba's Famed 'Hemingway Trail'

by Andy Jarozs

In his 1999 documentary series Hemingway Adventure, Michael Palin, the Monty Python star turned traveler (no relation to Sarah, as far as we know),…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 24, 2012 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Travel as Medicine for Divorce

You fall in love and get married with the best of intentions. You dream of spending your lives together and often you begin to do so by…


Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on September 16, 2015 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Portugal: Understanding Road Tolls

There have recently been some changes to the way toll roads work in Portugal, with roads that were previously toll-free suddenly becoming paid. Travellers headed for Portugal will come across three different types of roads: national roads, highways and SCUTs.

National roads have no tolls…


Added by Agnes Riley on May 23, 2012 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

Naked We Go!

What Do You Really Do On a Nude Vacation?

Apparently the same things you’d do if you were on a fully-clothed holiday, except, we assume, horseback ride.

But, you ask, how likely is anyone to go to a nude beach or clothes optional one, and strip?

For a country settled by…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 22, 2012 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments

Explore, Dream, Discover at Playa Santa Teresa on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

One of my all-time favorite quotes on adventure and travel is this, from the great Mark Twain:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

So when you are presented with a list of adventures like stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, exploring jungles, horseback riding down a…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 22, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Riding The Whiskey Trail in Scotland's Speyside at the Macallan Distillery

Growing up and living in the cultural mecca of  San Francisco, and having a wife who makes palatable, refined wine as a hobby. I'm drawn to the travel destination that also produce a delectable spirit.

In early November I embarked on the one hour Easy Jet flight from London Gatwick to Edinburgh to make my first visit to Scotland, and finally live the dream of my first sojourn to the Whiskey Trail, and taste the amber "nectar of the gods," in its native land, the…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on May 19, 2014 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Mountain Climbing in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya & Mount Elgon

Mt. Elgon climbing is a fascinating adventure. The second highest mountain in Kenya and one of the most spectacular mountains in Africa worth climbing is Mount Elgon. Due to the unpredictable rainy season, it can be wet any time of the year although the most reliable season [dry period] is between December and February. It is also reasonably high and it is advisable to prepare…


Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on May 21, 2012 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

In Mexico, Good Wine? You Bet, Amigos

What, surprised? Yep, it’s true that Mexico’s about more than tequila and beer. In fact, vino here dates back to the 16th century, when vines were brought over from Spain – so never mind Argentina and Chile, Mexico is where this hemisphere’s wine heritage was sown, and the Western Hemisphere’s…


Added by David Paul Appell on September 8, 2015 at 7:24am — 2 Comments

The Many Ways Travel Can Benefit Sierra Leone & Other Destinations in West Africa

Being a West Africa aficionado and responsible tourism campaigner, I talk within this blog post  about my thoughts on how travelling to a country such as 

Added by West Africa Discovery on May 21, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Rome on $500 a Day

We left Umbria after 6 days of wonderful tours, meals, making new friends and never reaching for our wallet all courtesy of the Umbrian tourism authority. When in Italy be sure to visit Umbria.. We took a nice train ride of about 2 hours into Rome’s central train station.

I got off the train and desperately needed to relive myself of that morning’s espresso shots. The men’s room…


Added by Forrest Walker on May 20, 2012 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

Clichéd Photography: The Statues in Our Shots

One of the great things about travelling is that you're taking part in a shared heritage, not only with the locals in the places you visit, but also with other travellers. When coming across other tourists on our journeys - perfect strangers though they may be - there's a sense of bonding that transcends nationality and language. One way in which this shared bond is…


Added by Agnes Riley on May 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Good as Gold at San José Museum

A fun outing in the center of San Jose is to go to the Gold Museum, now called the Central Bank Museum, below the Plaza de la Cultura.

It had been years since I had visited the museum, but it remains still one of the highlights of touring Costa Rica’s capitol city. Located conveniently under the Plaza de la Cultura’s east end, just behind the National Theatre and the Grand…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 19, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

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