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Nosara Beach, Costa Rica: My Trip Report

Nosara Beach is a beautiful beach destination sitting on the north pacific coast of Costa Rica, enclosed by sea on one side and tropical forest on the other. Nosara, a beach Village of Guanacaste Province is actually a base camp for experienced surfers, a hidden place for honeymooners and there are many adventure tours for families.…


Added by Erick Hidalgo on February 9, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Beaches Negril, A Resort for Everyone


Beaches is the ultimate all inclusive family vacation resort. Voted World's Best 10 Yrs In a Row! This All-Inclusive resort is set on the widest stretch of Seven Mile Beach. The resort is located on twenty acres of…


Added by Michelle A Thurston on February 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Boston's North End

The northern bulge of the city of Boston, the "North End," is the Italian district--some think of it as Boston's Italian Epcot.  Almost every restaurant is Italian.  The street signs are in Italian.  The bakeries are all Italian (connoli, taralli, biscotti, etc.).  Even the pharmacy is…


Added by Rosie DeQuattro on February 8, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

Seahorse Soup, Anyone? Delicacies of SkyCity Marriott's Man Ho Restaurant on Hong Kong's Lantau Island


Located on Lantau Island next to the Hong Kong International Airport, the SkyCity Marriott is more than your average airport hotel.  It is a destination with great culinary experiences awaiting the traveler looking for something out of the ordinary. Located on the…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 7, 2012 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Can Travel Technology Reduce the Stress and Uncertainty of Travel?

Andrew Curry, Director and Co-author of The Futures Company is a smart guy.


When he discuses the future of travel in …


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 7, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Sri Lanka Can Lay Claim to the Coolest Hawkers!

Everyone who travels around this coconut runs into hawkers. They try to sell you everything from bongs to plastic models of the Taj Mahal. Many just will not leave a person alone. They follow you down the street putting tubes of tiger balm or fake Rolex watches in your hand. They all know two words in English "good price". Some know how to say "me poor, need money for family." 99% of the time they are selling some POS I have no desire to own. I try to say "no" nicely. The second  time I say…


Added by Forrest Walker on February 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Peace Doves Alight in San José, Costa Rica

Walking around downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, is an outing full of bright surprises thanks to an outdoor art exhibit centered on the message of peace.

Seventy vividly painted larger-than-life doves perch here and there throughout the downtown area’s main boulevards, plazas and parks in the “Peace Parade.” Made of…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on February 6, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Dark Rum Tasting at Arizona's Desert Diamond Distillery

Last weekend, we found a unique something to celebrate my wife’s birthday - a tasting of the opening of the first aged dark rum barrel at Desert Diamond Distillery, a little run factory off of Route 66 near Kingman.

Of course, this was not an ordinary stand around the counter tasting, but an event catered in by a local Italian chef and limited seating - very limited! So if you think this is for you, wait until next…

Added by Joshua Noble on February 6, 2012 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Discovering Thailand: Exotic and Very (Very) Welcoming

It goes without saying that Thailand is synonymous with culture, food and adventure. As one of Asia’s most popular tourist destinations, the beautiful country possesses a rich history, wonderfully friendly faces, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. James Ruggia, Contributor to…

Added by Jean Dabrowski on February 6, 2012 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

Things to Do in Vietnam

Hanoi Imperial Hotel would like to give you some advice for travelling in Vietnam…


Added by Nguyen Ngoc diep on February 3, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Hot New Travel Gadgets

The CES - Consumer Electronic Show - was held about two weeks ago in Las Vegas, Nevada and our friends from BudgetTravel visited with the only intention to find the coolest and newest travel gadgets. They came up with a list of ten very useful pieces of electronic devices created with the traveler in mind. From foldable tablets to jawbones and backpackes, these are some of the items they found, and of course we have our own gadget to add.…


Added by TripButler on February 3, 2012 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

Is 'The Time Baroness' Really a Travel Novel?

I'm so thrilled and honored that my novel, The Time Baroness, is Read of the Week! But is it a travel novel you ask? Well, Tripatini co-owner David Paul Appell and I batted that question around, and we agreed that though, no, it is not a travel book, per se, a novel about traveling to another era might just intrigue Tripatini members. To me, fantasizing about time-travel is about as good an escape as vacationing in some exotic locale. In The Time Baroness, the main character travels from the…


Added by Searching for Sincerity on February 2, 2012 at 9:36pm — No Comments

TripAdvisor Barred from Claiming Reviews are Honest, Real

TripAdvisor Barred from Claiming Reviews are Honest, Real

Hotelmarketing’sweb site broke news saying  that a UK advertising “watchdog” ruled…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 2, 2012 at 11:20am — 2 Comments

You've Never Seen a Lobster Dumpling Like This One in Hong Kong

The King of Dumplings at the SkyCity Marriott


Located on Lantau Island next to the Hong Kong International Airport, the SkyCity Marriott is more your average airport hotel.  It is a…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 2, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments

Costa Rican Surfer Now Making History in Hawaii Competition

Costa Rican surfer Carlos Muñoz, is making his mark and earning Costa Rica a place in world surfing fame at the Volcom Pipe Pro  competition in Hawaii this week. The 18-year-old wave rider from Playa Esterillos scored the first perfect 10 of the world-famous international competition. Day 2 of the event. Beating out 64 surfers from around the globe, including Hawaiian legends Kalani Chapman and defending Volcom Pipe Pro Champion John Florence, Muñoz won the “highest single wave of the day”…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on February 1, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Night Train To Zurich

I’ve woken up partially several times throughout the night, starting as we entered Austria and the ticket checker wanted to see tickets.  That must have been Villach.  That’s when the bozos got on and started reading something in German that must have been hilarious, since everybody was laughing so hard.  I don’t know why getting on a train means it’s party time.  I just wanted to sleep.  That’s not easy when the seats don’t lean back and all the lights are on.  Fortunately no one’s sitting…


Added by Earl Hardie Karges on February 1, 2012 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Killer Elephant Removed in Rishikesh, India

The top officials of Uttrakhand forest department sifted the dread tusked elephant loose near the city of Rishikesh to Rajaji National Park. For around two months, there was terror of the tusker in Rishikesh and it had killed many people. In the presence of top executives of forest department the tusker was leaved in the chila range of Rajaji National Park.

Said that the forest officials were planned to leave the Tuskar in Corbett National Park early but suddenly the programe was…


Added by Global Tourism India on February 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Mohegan Sun WineFest Survival Guide

I arrived early at the Mohegan Sun WineFest, right at the front door leading to the Grand Tasting Room before the first glass was even touched. I was on a mission. This year, with event program in hand, I committed myself to roughing out a game plan for the day ahead. With approximately 50 tasting tables…


Added by Steve Mirsky on January 31, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Bounce Around Asia on Air Asia


Want to visit Asia?  Book the cheapest ticket you can find. Try getting low season tickets to either Paris or London, spend a day or two, and then hop on Air Asia for about $400 to Bangkok.  Air Asia has been voted the best budget airline for several years in a row.  It is only 10 years old and…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on January 31, 2012 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

Getting to Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa beach has become a very popular place during the past years. As it has been mentioned several times, beautiful beaches, great surf conditions, wide variety of yoga services, tropical gardens and nice vibe make it a favorite among the off the beaten path destinations.

Santa Teresa Beach

Even though, the trip to this area is quite long, after…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on January 30, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments





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