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Have a Berry Good Time at New York's Mohonk Mountain House

Named one of the best all-inclusive resorts by Travel + Leisure, the Mohonk Mountain House, a Victorian castle built 1869 on spectacular cliffs above the deep-blue waters of Lake Mohonk, is offering "Raspberry Getaways" in August,  including special weekday rates, Sunday through Thursday during…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on July 19, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

Is The Travel Channel’s Programming Insulting?

The New York Times thinks so.

In a wry and cutting article, “Vacations To Steam All Couch Potatoes", television columnist, Neil Genzlinger…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on July 18, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments

What's Under YOUR Tuscan Sun?



 Okay let me put this into perspective.…


Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on July 18, 2012 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

London Olympics: Do Londoners Realise How Lucky We Are Right Now?

In 2012, London is having one of the most exciting years in its history, with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this past June and now the 2012 Olympic Games starting on 27 July. But are Londoners proud? Do they realise how lucky they are? Are they embracing the summer of fun…


Added by Laura Porter on July 17, 2012 at 9:45am — 3 Comments

¿Quién es Custodio Zamarra?

Es la firma que todos los meses presenta La Bodega Business Plus en Ronda Iberia: con gafas pero con un olfato envidiado por muchos, o más bien todos. De haber sido contemporáneo de Patrick Süskind, sin duda hubiera protagonizado “El perfume”, su libro de cabecera. Un nombre imprescindible si de lo que hablamos es de…


Added by Iberia Airlines on July 16, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Sanborn & Culbertson in Temecula Wine Country

The Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series in the formerly “undiscovered” Temecula, CA wine country has set a standard for big names and great performances in an intimate venue, but this 24th season just might boast their best lineup ever.  It’s more than remarkable that a venue seating less than 600 can bring in the likes of Chris Botti, Bobby Caldwell & David Benoit, Dave Koz, George Benson, Boney James, and Peter White, just to name a few.  And a beautiful venue it is, with…


Added by Rick Grandi on July 14, 2012 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

In Costa Rica, It's Best to Leave the Driving to the Experts

I still remember vividly the first time a local gave me directions in Costa Rica:

Go north 700 meters. At the “pulperia” turn left, and go west 300 meters. At the corner where the old fig tree used to be, turn right. Go 175 meters and it’s the…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on July 13, 2012 at 1:18pm — 3 Comments

Taking the Long Road From San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta

Sometimes taking the more difficult route or the road less traveled is simply part of a grand adventure. This would be the case when I made my annual Christmas migration from my native San Francisco to what I call “my adopted country” of Mexico. For the past 12 years, I have been having a not so secret love affair with the country “south of the border.”

Having a deep affinity for “winging it” without much thought I started the journey with a drive from San Francisco to Los…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on July 13, 2012 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

Italian TV Star Giorgia Palmas and Her Island of Sardinia

by Nellie Huang

She’s hot, sassy and sultry. In the sizzling Mediterranean heat, her shapely curves and sculpted body give her an even bigger sex appeal. Lively and spontaneous – she’s every man’s dream. While not many get the chance to truly understand her, those who do always end up…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on July 11, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments

The U.S. & Mexico's Wide, Wide West - A Fence Runs Through It

For pictures, see author's blog here

(part 1)  We Americans have our Wild West just like Mexico has its “norte bárbaro,” and they’re the same place of course, that vast expanse of land bounded by two mountain ranges and stretching from Utah to Jalisco, Mexico.  It’s home to cowboys and Indians ranging from Utes to Aztecs, vaqueros to buckaroos.  Where…


Added by Earl Hardie Karges on July 11, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments

A Global Buffet at Traders in Yangon (Rangoon)

Americans who have watched food and travel shows featuring a plethora of strange, bizarre, and weird food items such as deep-fried bugs, beating frog’s heart, and coconut grubs may be apprehensive about what they will find to eat when traveling, especially in Asia. The truth is…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on July 10, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

When You Travel, You May Be a Target for Identity Theft

Summertime and the living may be easy, but summertime is also prime time for identity theft, says security expert, Alan Wlasuk. He’s managing partner of 403 Web…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on July 10, 2012 at 9:04am — 4 Comments

The Corporate Road Warrior: Airport Lounge Me

Who doesn’t love an airline lounge when you have time on your hands and you need space from the swarms of people flocking around those tiny connected chairs in an airless waiting area of a gate?

Corporate road warriors - Let us Unite and pay tribute to the holy "lounge."

Those relaxing open spaces with giant TVs, cocktails (virgin and otherwise) and that great “hotel lobby” smell.

Sidebar - reading - optional - Hotel Lobby Smell Defined: You know when you…


Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on July 9, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

In Spain's Canary Islands, Diving with Pancho the Grouper

Scuba diving: 
one of my greatest dreams. Unfortunately, my inner ear won’t let me. But over the years I’ve talked to plenty of serious divers, and they’ve told me that the Canary Islands are most definitely a scuba do,…


Added by David Paul Appell on July 9, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments

New York City's Empire Steakhouse Explores New Taste Experiences

Any restaurant that plans on thriving in Manhattan better not even think about resting on their laurels for a second. But with Empire Steakhouse, this goes without saying. A venerable shrine to not only prime steak cuts charred to perfection but the whole dining experience sprung from the desire of Jack Sinanaj…


Added by Steve Mirsky on July 8, 2012 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

El despacho de vuelos

El despacho de vuelos es la “cocina” donde se amasan los preparativos de un vuelo. 
A escasos metros de la puerta de embarque, mientras esperamos la salida del vuelo, se fragua la planificación de lo que será nuestra travesía. Es lo que se conoce como despacho del vuelo. Su funcionamiento podría comparase al de la cocina de un gran restaurante. Es una…


Added by Iberia Airlines on July 7, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

Necessary Supplies For A Road Trip

Road trips can be a lot of fun and a great way to travel with flexibility and convenience. But they can also quickly turn into a never-ending string of "are we there yet" enquires. When planning your road trip, there's a number of…


Added by Agnes Riley on July 6, 2012 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

In Costa Rica, Shambala Restaurant's Fusion Cuisine Is a Star

Congratulations to
 Costa Rican chef Randy Siles
 and the staff at 
Hotel Tropico Latino
Playa Santa Teresa!

The star chef and that hotel’s 


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on July 6, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

Nick’s Picks: Top 10 Foodie Cities

There are many reasons to travel. Some of us travel to take a much needed break, others simply to take a holiday, maybe one is on a business trip. But one thing for sure. While on your journey, you will need to eat.  Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture. Not liking the locals eats can be a valid reason not to travel to a destination.  As culinary travel is one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry, here are some of my favorite foodie towns to enjoy one of my…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on July 5, 2012 at 10:47am — 3 Comments

Samba Star Carlinhos Brown and His Musical Hometown Salvador da Bahia

by Nellie Huang

Tê tê te, Tetetê tetê! Samba de Bahia, Samba de Bahia…

You don’t have to be a samba lover to know this song. The catchy tune of “Maria Caipirinha” (video below) has won the world over with its infectious samba beats and…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on July 5, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

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