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It's that time of year again - Oktoberfest (aka Wiesn) is right around the corner (September 22-October 7; next year it's 9/21-10/6)! But even if you don't make it for the world's…
It started all in Auckland and it will end in Auckland. The last 10 days I flew to Auckland and stayd in the Northland with Tonio. I…Continue
Added by Jessica de Heij on September 10, 2012 at 11:28am — No Comments
How hard can it be when just the two of you want to get away? No kids to pack for or consider…just stuff your essentials into a duffel bag and you’re off to reliving the passion of your first dates or honeymoon…right? Well maybe at first flush it seems that easy until you check into your hotel room and ultimately get down to deciding what to do. I’m assuming you…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on September 10, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
It’s big business, this ecotourism.
It drives entire economies of countries like Kenya, Botswana, Belize, South Africa, Laos, and especially here in…Continue
Traversing Europe by train is fast becoming one of the most popular ways of experiencing the continent. It is extremely comfortable, leisurely and convenient, as well as being well-priced. InterRail, for example, is immensely popular with students (particularly…
Since 9/11 it’s pretty clear that the trend toward the bonding, memory-building kinds of family travel experience is still strong.
And the Caribbean, with its mix of the sensual and the accessible, is still a perfect place for those tying the knot, again, but who are…
by Andy Jarosz
When it was released in 2001, few suspected that the Mexican movie Y Tu Mamá También would become such a worldwide hit. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the story is simple enough: two bored teenagers (played by…
2012 Daily Diversions
FANTASY CYBER SOUVENIRS Visit the Fantasy Fest Store anytime at www.fantasyfest.com for memorabilia that makes the fantasy a reality! Official posters, t-shirts, and limited edition medallions. To purchase the Official 2012 t-shirt please call Keyboard Advertising at 305-292-9315.
INDECENT EXPOSURE Party like Adam and Eve day and night at the Garden of Eden, clothing optional rooftop bar, above the Bull &…Continue
China’s cities are so large and mas sively developing that it’s sometimes frightening, and as hard as ever to travel independently. There’s scarcely a word or destination written in pinyin (Romanized Chinese)—much less English—in the typical Chinese bus or train station, nor counter help equipped to deal with it…
Added by Earl Hardie Karges on September 4, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments
Sitting in a dark theater watching a movie is the last place you'll find me. When I heard about SAMSARA, by the same filmmakers as BAKARA, I made an exception and went to see it.
Shot on 70 mm film with not a stitch of digital manipulation and not one word of dialogue, the movie's pure cinematic images and poignant story left me on the floor stunned. This is a must-see for any photographer, filmmaker or travel fanatic. Here is a preview of the magic in store for your…Continue
Costa Rica has a longstanding tradition of attracting holidaymakers around the world. Most of them have a craving for green, relaxing and adventure. However, people have recently discovered the undeniable fact that it has also become much more than an ecotourism destination.
This country is nowadays a location where you can find proficient consultants than can provide you with high…Continue
Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on September 4, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
One of the most frequently heard complaints in the world of travel and tourism is that when things go wrong, few people accept responsibility. Instead visitors are forced to hear a jet stream of excuses, or simply see a shrug of the shoulders or are simply ignored. In today's world travel and tourism are hard, and when travel and hospitality professionals simply look the other way or ignore a problem, a hard situation becomes both stressful and often intolerable. Taking responsibility is…Continue
Added by Peter Tarlow on September 3, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments
California is blessed to have so many breathtaking outdoor spaces. One of my favorite places on Earth is Big Sur, the stretch of rugged, California coast line south of Carmel in Monterey County, and heading south for 90 miles entering San Luis Obispo County, along California's scenic, coastal Highway 1. The majestic cliffs high above the ocean waves crashing on the rocky coastline below is quite a spectacle to see.…Continue
Long flights can be rather unpleasant for us Corporate Road Warriors.
Sure you plan to catch up on your sleep and read that book you never finished but there are so many distractions like people talking loudly. It’s always one or two people on the whole plane (first class or economy – there is always one in the crowd) who start up these conversations with anyone who will listen. All you have to…
Delta Lake near Rome, New York, is another great getaway in Oneida County. The lake was created when a dam was built in 1908 on the Mohawk River to guarantee sufficient water for the expanded Erie Canal. Today, the lake is a multi-use area great for camping, fishing, hiking and other…Continue
Added by Sandra & John Scott on September 1, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Spanning over 40 km of pristine coastline, Hurghada City has year-round sunshine, incredibly beautiful coral reefs and dozens of exciting attractions in a laid back, relaxed atmosphere. Even though it's known as a top-three diving destination on the planet, it still has something for everyone, even the non-divers: beach fun, extreme water sports, clubbing and golfing are only some of the options you’ll have to choose from. You can also enjoy an amazingly relaxing holiday by booking a…Continue
Added by Manta Royal on September 1, 2012 at 1:45pm — No Comments
I love to travel alone and as a single senior female, I find it an adventure. Occasionally, I will embark on a different kind of excursion. I just returned from a casino charter to Laughlin, Nevada which was a little out of my comfort zone. I’ve come to realize that the “single” tag is very deliberate; surely, a…
Added by maryann virack on September 1, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments
Summertime…perfect for luxuriating with some real iced tea! But before you reach for that canister of powder loaded with sugar or grab a supersize cup from a conglomerate chain outlet, I would like to make a recommendation…Kusmi…teas that I found to be extraordinarily fresh and flavorful. I tried out Kusmi’s selection of 12…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on August 31, 2012 at 3:51pm — No Comments
Small yet beautiful, Kerala is a wondrous land in India. Best known for its exotic backwaters, appealing hill stations, arousing beaches, spiritual temples, etc, it is truly blessed with all natural splendors. Being one of the most enchanting tourist destinations of south India, it presents a feast for people of all ages. The best way in which a tourist can explore this stupefying place is by opting Kerala Tours. It will take you to the most captivating destinations of this…Continue
In and around Costa Rica’s Playa Santa Teresa, it’s all about the adventure.
To start with, it’s an adventure…
Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on August 31, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments