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Pocono Mountains Fall Foliage

PECKS POND MEETS AUTUMN LEAVES

Yes, Pecks Pond. What ever happened to apostrophes? But it's too fine a day to agonize about that; besides, I was looking for fall colors, not grammar. So I took a walk around this pond -- a lake, really -- on Rte. 402 in Pike County, part of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. That's Pike, as in the general, not the fish.  

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Added by Ed Wetschler on October 9, 2011 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Blood Money: A Funny Little Scam in Cartagena, Colombia



Hola, I just got back yesterday from a lovely repeat visit to this gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage city, and the previous night, although on my various travels I’ve been hit up (and once literally stuck up) for cash, this one took the cake (the flan?). …



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Added by David Paul Appell on October 9, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Fall Away With an All-Girl Getaway

by Heather Cassell

Published: Ocotber 3, 2011

Women are grabbing the last few hours of Indian summer before the holidays hit with three fun in the sun weekend getaways.…

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Added by Girls That Roam on October 8, 2011 at 12:49pm — 2 Comments

TripAdvisor “Makes Nice” With Hotels



TripAdvisor “Makes Nice” With Hotels



At least that’s what most observers think.



Or they believe the move is a reaction to Google's increasingly strong forays into the travel space.



The relationship between hoteliers and TripAdvisor has not been a happy one.… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on October 7, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

World's Top "Party" Destinations

 

 

 Athens, Greece

Think Athens is an old, dusty, unmaintained,  just another dirty city. A  European capital with no reason to reason to spend an extensive stay,  unless you’re a history buff or  in transit to the Greek Islands, think again. Ask anyone in the world, who enjoys a vibrant nightlife, and I guarantee you that they will say, “Athens Rocks.”   Even in hard…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on October 7, 2011 at 1:57pm — 3 Comments

A Review of "Lustrous Adventure: The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010"

Lustrous adventure

The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010: True Stories from Around the World

Edited by Stephanie Elizondo Grist; Travelers'…

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Added by Girls That Roam on October 6, 2011 at 8:23pm — No Comments

World Rafting Championship Costa Rica 2011

The Worldwide Rafting Championship 2011 is just around the corner. International teams have been arriving since last week and are already training at the renowned Pacuare River.



For the third time, Costa Rica will be hosting this important event; the first was back in 1991 for the first World Rafting Championship, then again in 1998. The International Rafting…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on October 6, 2011 at 7:42am — No Comments

Oktoberfest: O’zapft Is!

Pandemonium has been reigning over Munich for the last two weeks. Hordes of people wandered the cramped streets of the capital of Bavaria in hopes of finding a seat on a wooden bench under one of 14 tents. What kind of madness is this? Answer: The kind of madness you would be lucky to be part of.…

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Added by Jean Dabrowski on October 5, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Guide to Being a Good Guide

I AM NOT AN EXPERT. Yet. There's a couple dudes better than me (Arthur Frommer & Rick Stevens to name a few). I'm trying. I'm learning. So here's a couple tips to be a better guide.

1. Don't hide all your money in one place. Cause if someone gets it, that's it. Have a…
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Added by Paul Anthony Rogers on October 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Hotel Shampoo, Tubs and Taxes



Hotel  Shampoo, Tubs and Taxes



It’s not one of travel’s burning issues: shower wall shampoo and conditioner or those small bottles that travelers can take home if they don’t use them?



Or even if they do.



So it was interesting to read that… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on October 4, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Dionysia at New York’s Kellari Restaurant

FOOD IS LOVE. . .ESPECIALLY WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY WINE

by Denise Mattia



"Valentines Day...What better day to open a restaurant and bring the culture and customs of my homeland to New…

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Added by Denise Mattia on October 4, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

Guangzhou: Collective Dreams

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Added by Indra Chopra on October 3, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Jacksonville, Florida's Casa Marina Hotel

Sometimes a vacation within a vacation is just the ticket before you head back to the everyday life you left behind a week ago.  I had just finished up a 4-day trip to trendy St. Augustine, Jacksonville’s neighbor to the Southeast. After all that fabulous wining, dining, touring, and…

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Added by Linda Kissam on October 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Driving Tips in Tuscany

Normally I enjoy the lighter side of life, but this post is all business.

I'm serious. If you rent a car in the Tuscany region here are some 

super important tips and tricks you'll need to know.

1. Don't drive into most major cities. Lucca, Florence, and Siena are all

walking towns. Park on the outskirts of town and walk/taxi it in.… Continue

Added by Paul Anthony Rogers on October 1, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Social Media Bullies Hold Hotels Hostage



Social Media Bullies Hold Hotels Hostage



There is no doubt that hotels and retail will go to great lengths to avoid negative publicity.



It’s in their DNA.



In many instances, whether or not a guest or customer's complaint is legitimate or warranted, companies, and… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on September 30, 2011 at 2:31pm — 4 Comments

Strangest Food and Drinks From Around the World

Traveling to a new destination is about learning more about the culture, by getting to know the locals. And you will mix best with them, by trying to eat what they eat. Unusual and different, trying these local drinks and dishes border with ‘extreme dining’ to many of us. Sure, we all get excited by trying something new and little bizarre, but read on and you tell us where you draw a line.

#1. Birds Nest Soup in China…

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Added by Velimira Velikova on November 30, 2012 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

What To Do in San Diego, California in October

 

This is a great month to travel in Southern California. The weather is cooler, but the “rainy season” hasn’t started, and daylight savings time doesn’t end until November 6.

 

In La Jolla, San Diego’s favorite…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 28, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

The Art of Almost Packing Perfectly



If images of jumping on your suitcase as your partner quickly snaps the locks shut, or sitting on the thing while you’re doubled over tying the straps are your version of packing, then this primer on how and what to pack could be for you.



Remember the… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on September 26, 2011 at 3:15pm — 9 Comments

Santa Teresa Beach Yoga Retreats, Costa Rica

Last time on the article Body and Mind in balance: Yoga! I had the chance to highlight the number of benefits yoga can bring to our lives and how wonderful is to combine it with a perfect vacation in a secluded paradise beach in Costa Rica as it is Santa Teresa.



Santa Teresa beach offers the perfect settings to practice this discipline;… Continue

Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on September 26, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Where Are The Teepees?

I have been working with Native Americans in the tourism industry for two decades.  My first forays in this industry were in South Florida, home of the Miccosukee and Seminole people.  Today I work at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village in South Dakota, where the ancestors of the Mandan people lived.  Despite the huge geographical gap, there is similarity to how visitors imagine how these tribes may have…

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Added by Cindy Gregg on September 26, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

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