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Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula Is a Blue Zone for Long Life

I want to be part of a Blue Zone.

What is a “Blue Zone,” you ask?

It is a place where people live happily and healthily for a very long time.

The term was popularized by author-educator-explorer Dan Buettner in his 2008 book, “The…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on October 15, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments

In Kenya, Up on God's Mountain

Take a slow hike up Mt Kenya to enjoy the scenery and adventure

 

Mt. Kenya, Kenya’s highest mountain and Africa’s second highest mountain after Mt. Kilimanjaro, it is estimated to be about 2.5 million years old. Its awe inspiring spectacle that dominates the central highlands of Kenya and is located 180 KM north of Nairobi within the Mt. Kenya National Park. …

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Added by LuyanziTours on October 14, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

The Gardens in Hershey, Pennsylvania



Gardens like Hershey Gardens in Pennsylvania are wonderful places to visit.  They appeal to people for all sorts of reasons. There are those who appreciating the mix of flowers, trees and lawns, while some seek out trees, especially bonsai, and others are interested in the individual blooms of the…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on October 14, 2012 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Leaf Peeping from Above in North Carolina

For sheer pleasantness, there isn't much that beats looking up at October foliage in the forests of…

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Added by Laurence Shames on October 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Ghost Tours in Staunton, Virginia

“Ghost hunting has grown in the past two decades from a little-known hobby to a much more popular pursuit. Ghost hunters say that, judging from the number of ghost-hunting organizations with Web sites, there are hundreds of groups with thousands of members in the United States.” –SF Gate

Halloween will be here shortly, and perhaps you are looking for something different…

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Added by Bed & Breakfast of VA on October 13, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

Get Wet – Take a Splash at an L.A. Hotel Pool Party

The hipsters in L.A. know where to hang out and where to find a good pool party. Los Angeles is trendy, warm and fun. On weekends, Los Angeles’ vibrant hotel scene becomes “party central” at some of L.A.’s luxury hotels have the vibe is everything but relaxing. Complete with hot girls and guys, tequila and jelly shots, sliders by the pool.

Summer has come and goen to most of the U.S., but from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, the fun in the sun is just beginning.

Here are…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on October 12, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

VisitBritain Unveils New Strategy Plan

VisitBritain has launched a consultation on an ambitious growth plan which aims to attract 40 million visitors to Britain by 2020. The strategy is built on Britain’s successful hosting of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by showing that aligning marketing and Government policy can deliver an economic…

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Added by Rita Payne on October 12, 2012 at 10:18am — 4 Comments

Trending Now: Surf Wear & Gear for Costa Rica's Summer Season

While the rest of the northern surfing world is gearing up for snowboarding for the winter, Costa Rica is heating up for the 2012-2013 summer season. Sunny days, blue skies and dry trade winds are soon headed our way … ideal for…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on October 11, 2012 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

When the Friendly Skies Aren't So Friendly, Travel Insurance Can Help

It’s no secret that travel today is more challenging than ever. In fact, as events like the flight delays, cancellations, and pilot contract disputes currently overwhelming American Airlines increase, so too do the odds that your own travels will be impacted in some fashion.  The solution: protect your trips with travel insurance. 

Travel insurance covers many things that are not covered by credit cards, homeowner policies, and healthcare plans.  Here are ten clear-cut reasons…

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Added by www.insuremytrip.com on October 10, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

New Brunswick's Grand Manan: One of Canada’s Top Ten Islands

 

(please watch the 1-minute Grand Manan Video PostCard at the end of the post)



It’s certainly tempting to think of Grand…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on October 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Finding Humanity Through Pancho Villa in Mexico



by Nellie Huang



Mention Mexico and you often conjure images of mustachioed heroes roaming the Wild West on horseback, armed with rifles and big straw hats. While this era is long gone, legends from those revolutionary days have been passed down from one generation to the next.



The…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on October 9, 2012 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

Snorkeling the German Shipwreck Antilla in Aruba

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Added by Ed Wetschler on October 8, 2012 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Australia: Diving With Your Life at Stake

A CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA , TRAVEL GUIDE.



It is not much of a city – but the ocean has the more to offer. With water so blue that photos seem artificial afterwards, Cairns in northeast Queensland, Australia, attracts divers from all over the world to experience the most magnificent maritime environment nature has to offer.

Swordfishing and a gold rush built Cairns,…

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Added by Traveling Erik on October 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Why Philadelphia Is For Art Lovers



The 72 steps leading up to the Philadelphia Art Museum are called the “Rocky Steps” after Rocky’s run up the flight in the movie of the same name. It became symbolic of the ability of an underdog to triumph. Today some tourists run up the steps in Rocky fashion. …

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on October 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

A Visit to a Vineyard in Neuilly-Plaisance

La Grappe

In mid-September, France celebrated its cultural patrimony by opening buildings and gardens that are normally closed to the public. This year's theme was "Hidden Patrimony," and I profited from the occasion to visit a 600 m2 vineyard that is tucked away in the nearby…

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Added by Tom Reeves on October 5, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments

Andrew Zimmern Comes to San Francisco and the Giants Win First World Series Title in 52 Years

Nick and Andrew, the newest Giants fan

As a  diehard San Francisco Giants baseball fan and native San Franciscan, if there ever is such a thing as a “sports bucket list” especially for a San Francisco native, mine was for the San Francisco Giants baseball team to win at least one World Series in my lifetime. The Giants moved to San Francisco after the 1957 baseball season. The great Willie Mays, quite possibly the greatest baseball player of all time,…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on October 4, 2012 at 2:08pm — 2 Comments

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, New Hampshire

No one travels to New Hampshire looking to stay at the latest and greatest contemporary hotel. Even if they did, I’m not entirely sure where they’d find it.  People travel to New Hampshire largely…

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Added by iTraveliShop on October 4, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

A City Tour of San José Reveals Costa Rica's Cultural Beauty

Most tourists to Costa Rica never see San José. They are whisked off from the Juan Santamaria International Airport outside the city to the “pretty” sights of the country;…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on October 2, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Tourism and the Law

A word of caution: The following material does not come from a lawyer nor is it meant to give legal advice.  Instead the information presented below is meant to stimulate thought.  Please do not make any legal decisions based on the information contained within.  Instead consult an attorney in your state or country before making any legal decisions.

The tourism world seems to become more complicated by the day, with both customers and…

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Added by Peter Tarlow on October 1, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Spain Meets Chicago



by José Balido




America’s famous “Windy City” might not be the first U.S. city to jump to mind when it comes to vacation travel, compared to, say, New York, Miami, or Los Angeles. But Chicago, the country’s third largest metropolis, offers a lot to the visitor – from…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on October 1, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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