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Cha-am, an Undiscovered Beach Destination in Thailand


On March 3, the Holiday Inn Ch-am, located three hours south of Bangkok, held a housewarming party to introduce their recently completed upgrades. Upgrades included sprucing up the Regent pool, changing all beds and bedding to Holiday Inn international standards, and other…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on March 21, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

A Trip to the Future in Masdar, Abu Dhabi

When I was young, I remember commenting aloud that in the future cars should be something people ride in, not drive. A person would just hop in, say where you want to go, then sit back and read a newspaper. People laughed at me.

Today, I experienced that world, except that now a person just reads their Iphone. The future has arrived, at least in …


Added by Forrest Walker on March 20, 2012 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Dining Around the Kitchens of Zermatt, Switzerland


I found that getting fully acquainted with Zermatt goes beyond taking your picture in front of the Matterhorn and doing some skiing or hiking. It’s about immersing yourself in local mountain heritage at the Matterhorn Museum and…


Added by Steve Mirsky on March 19, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Ethiopian History: The Story of King Menelik

Sons were born of the Queen of Sheba and her servant: Menelik from the Queen and Zagwe from the servant of the Queen. Now the children had just passed their teenage and journeyed to see their father – the wise Solomon. He received them with great honour and when they were on their way back…


Added by Amran Ethiopia Tour and Travel on March 19, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Peacocks Being Hunted in India's Corbett National Park

A recent news item shows that peacocks are being hunted. It’s the first news that comes from the Kaladhungi region of Uttarakhand. Some weeks ago, when a young boy was attempting to wring the neck of a peacock, the forest officials caught him.

It said that there are lots of people who are crazy about the meat of peacock, and they have been hunting our national bird for quite a long time. It is said that the meat of peacocks is very tasty. It is the biggest reason why the peacock is…


Added by Global Tourism India on March 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Could This Be the Best Resort in Chiang Mai, Thaliand?


Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand.  It is a busy place perfect for shopping but it can be hot and hectic. The best place to stay while visiting Chiang Mai is just outside the city at Baan Nam Ping Riverside Village.  It is less than 20 minutes from the airport and city in a tranquil…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on March 16, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments

How One Family Learned to Give Up Electronics and Love Aruba (With Video)

How One Family Learned to Give Up Electronics and  Love Aruba w/Video

Kim Orlando loves to travel. She should, she's the CEO of and she especially loves to travel with her…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on March 15, 2012 at 10:23am — 2 Comments

Southern Soul BBQ on Georgia's St. Simons Island


A former gas station with picnic tables out front and neatly stacked locally harvested Oak firewood alongside is the site of Southern Soul, one of Georgia's best BBQ joints. Situated right in the middle of…


Added by Steve Mirsky on March 15, 2012 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

Malindi, Kenya's Historic Swahili Port Town

Malindi is one of the oldest ancient Swahili Towns in East Africa, it is rich in history and was once a vibrant center of trade


Vasco Da Gama Pillar

The first thing that comes to mind…


Added by LuyanziTours on March 14, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Experiencing Perfect CHI, the Spa at Malaysia's Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort

The beautiful Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Resort just outside of Kota Kinabalu has an incredible spa. CHI, the Spa at Shangri-La draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. CHI offers a unique spa design…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on March 14, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

At Napa's Chateau Montelena You Can Have the Castle and Drink Their Wine

Photo by Nick Kontis


We San Franciscans are blessed breed. On any given winter day one can ski and surf on the same day, which I have actually done before. We are blessed with many wonderful activities with amazing scenery, from the beaches of the California coast to Yosemite and…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on March 13, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments

The Obelisk of Axum

You must have heard of the obelisk of Axum which has come back to Ethiopia in 2002 after decades of stay in Italy. It was taken by Italians during the Ethio-Italy war in 1927. Its height is 26 meters. The other 23m obelisk is still standing in there witnessing our greatness in the past and…


Added by Amran Ethiopia Tour and Travel on March 13, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

I Like Big Bins: Major Airlines Increasing Overhead-Bin Space

For an industry in which everything seems to be getting smaller, at least one thing is bucking the trend: the overhead bin. The AP…


Added by SmarterTravel on March 12, 2012 at 5:48pm — 1 Comment

What's for Breakfast in Burma?

In many countries, especially those in Asia, breakfast is mainly soup.  While Americans are slurping cereal at breakfast time many others are breakfasting on a hearty and nourishing soup. The Vietnamese enjoy a delicious bowl of pho, while the Japanese start their day…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on March 12, 2012 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

Travel When a Family Member Dies



It's finite. It's tragic no matter when, where, how. And when it comes to the loss of a parent who lives in another city or country, it comes with an even heavier weight of guilt, of non-closure and logistics.

But we all deal with death - it's part of life really. And we often leave our home towns before or after college and head to places with better or more unique career opportunities. Sometimes we meet our life partners while…


Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on March 12, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

New York City's Big New Balducci's Food Emporium

Choose any flavor.  The gelati at Balducci’s are imported from Italy and taste like no other ice cream – milky, not fatty, with a light, slightly icy texture (without being teeth-shattering), and with just the right amount of sweetness.

Emil Grosso, VP of the Balducci development at the new…


Added by Denise Mattia on March 9, 2012 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

Ethiopian History: King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba & the Ark of the Covenant

Hearing the words of a man that travelled around the world Saba and her servant went to see the wise king and his amazing deeds. After the visit from Israel and the wise king of the land – Solomon both conceived a child and gave birth back in Ethiopia.

  •       They are back – the Queen and her servant, carrying brother babies in their wombs. Two decades passed since the brothers were born of their mothers. And now, as it should have been, they wanted to know who…

Added by Amran Ethiopia Tour and Travel on March 8, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Good Taste: It’s Bordeaux on a Budget

Who said you couldn’t enjoy some exquisitely-tasting wine for under $40?

And mind you, these budget-friendly finds aren’t your typical, over-the-counter bottles with funny brand names. They’re actually from the renowned wine region of Bordeaux!

During a Bordeaux wine-makers dinner hosted by the Fig Tree Restaurant in San Antonio, TX, award-winning journalist…

Added by Jean Dabrowski on March 7, 2012 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday, Titanic!

“God Himself could not sink this ship,” a  crewman of the Titanic said to one Mrs. Albert Campbell, as she boarded the ship in Southampton, England

In May 1911, the RMS Titanic gracefully slid  into  the bustling harbor of …


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on March 7, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

What If the Sea Level Rises and These Destinations Disappear?

Two years ago, news in regards to climate change and its effects in island groups threaten by the possible rising of the sea level, where all over the media. Nothing has changed, countries and their leaders don't quiet seem to become aware of the damage caused by environmental pollution, climate…


Added by TripButler on March 7, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments





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