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Heritage Tourism: Shipwrecks

For centuries, humanity has been awe in the ocean. It was a source of sustenance, a road for trade and for the discoveries of new worlds, the last frontier. If it's true that life began in the sea, then that does much to explain our ages-long love affair with the ocean. In older times, the sea was also a place of countless dangers, where sea monsters roamed the waters and the…

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Added by Agnes Riley on May 13, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Tanzania Holiday Destinations

Tanzania as one of the most popular Africa safari destinations has a lot of experiences to offer. Thousands of wildebeest migrate in mindless…

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Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on May 12, 2012 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Surf Vacations in Costa Rica!

Learn to surf like a pro in Costa Rica!

Warm tropical water, world-class waves, friendly and fun atmosphere, and international language experience – all of this and more at the
Del Mar Surfing Academy. Located within
 Costa Rica’s Central and North Pacific Coast 
at
 Jaco,Esterillo and Santa Teresa…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 12, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Finding Peace, Serenity, and Solitude at the Pimalai Resort in Thailand



Peace, Serenity, Solitude
….. These are the words that come to mind for the award-winning Pimalai Resort and Spa in Krabi, Thailand. Add to that elegance, nature and genuine friendly service. Pimalai is perfect for a honeymoon or a break from it all. Pimalai is…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on May 12, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Beijing: The Great Wall at Mutianyu

The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a little further away from Beijing than the most popular section at Badaling, but it doesn’t get as crowded. This section of the wall is fully restored, there are hand rails to help you up on the very steep parts and the views are spectacular.

There are many day tours available to this section and even mass…

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Added by BeijingTripAdvisor on May 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Spirit Raises Carry-on Bag Fee to $100

For a hundred bucks, you can go to dinner at a decent restaurant, purchase a DVD box set, or—if you're flying Spirit—tote a bag onto a plane.

Effective November 6, fee-sucking Spirit will charge $100 for carry-on bags paid for at the gate. It's an increase of 122 percent over the current price of $45. If you reserve your carry-on privileges ahead of time online, it'll cost you $35 bucks as of November 6. (Current price is $30.) And if you pay for your carry-on bag at the airport…

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Added by SmarterTravel on May 11, 2012 at 12:10pm — 2 Comments

On The Sonoma Wine Trail From Windsor to Healdsburg By Bike

Winery sign post , Old Redwood Highway , Road to Healdsburg

 

Just a short drive from San Francisco from and you've entered a new world. In fact, drive 45 minutes north, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and you'll be in Sonoma County. Not sure if I've traveled across the Atlantic and landed in Tuscany. No, but Sonoma Counties wine country, rivals any in the…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on May 11, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

When Women Travel Solo

Many women  want to travel alone, or with other women,  and not a guy... a fact most men find very difficult to accept.



And while we think there are too many movies and books that give us too many images of women as helpless victims, the truth is that a majority of women say that security…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 11, 2012 at 10:34am — 6 Comments

Madrid’s Classic Fiestas of San Isidro



by Cristóbal Ramírez



Parasols, lace dresses and suits, fancy fashionable hats, and a field filled with people - that’s how the great Francisco Goya portrayed the fiesta honoring Madrid’s patron saint in his painting San Isidro…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on May 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

'Do You Need a Vacation?' Seriously??

 

So I was reading this "Do you need a vacation" Quiz in Entrepreneur Magazine and although I found it to be slightly entertaining, I thought I could do better.…

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Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on May 10, 2012 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

How to be a Good Tourist When Driving Through U.S. National Parks

 

When visiting any location we should all try and be the best tourist that we possible can be, looking after and respecting our beautiful nature spots.

If you are planning on booking a…

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Added by Auto Europe on May 10, 2012 at 10:11am — 2 Comments

From Gettysburg to Hastings: Re-enactments and Living History

For some people, history is a thing of the past, over and done with. But for others, history is something through which we can get in touch with our roots and learn something about ourselves and those who came before us. Throughout the world, there are many groups who strive to bring history to the masses, through re-enactment of specific events - such as battles - or…

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Added by Agnes Riley on May 10, 2012 at 9:25am — 1 Comment

The Great Rift Valley of Kenya

The Great Rift Valley was first recognized by a Scottish geologist, Walter Gregory early 1890s around Lake Naivasha, it is believed to have been formed millions of years ago as a result of continental drift processes. These strong underground forces led to the pulling apart of the earth crust causing the falling of the land between…

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Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on May 9, 2012 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

Wine Lovers Savor Tastings and Food Pairings

When wine connoisseurs Linda Kissam and Tom Plant invited me to a wine tasting and food pairing, I was thrilled to attend and the experience exceeded my already high expectations.  Linda and Tom had some special wines for us to taste and we were all encouraged to bring dishes that would go with our assigned wines.  Our group is called the Occasional Wine Council and meets “on occasion” to taste and critique wines along with food prepared by the participants to match specific…

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Added by Susan Montgomery on May 9, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Brazilian Pop Heartthrob Michel Teló & Hit “Oh, If I Catch You!” Catch On Big Beyond Brazil





I’m a big fan of Latin pop, but I’ve come across few tunes lately that I’ve found to be such infectious earworms as Ai, se eu te pego! (Oh, If I Catch You!). It’s been a runaway hit in Brazil, Europe, and even Quebec since last summer, and is now starting to make a growing splash in the U.S. As the Miami Herald put it recently,…

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Added by Jose Balido on May 8, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

'Against All Odds' and Football With a Maya Twist





by Andy Jarosz




An out-of-favor American football player turns up in Cozumel in search of a girl. They fall in love amid danger, dirty deals and murder. Jeff Bridges and…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 8, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

Literary Cities for 2012

Since 2004, UNESCO has been promoting cities where literature plays an important role, including festivals and literary events and the existence of libraries and bookstores. Cities like Melbourne, Dublin and Edinburgh were given the chance to promote their local creative scene, as part of of being chosen as…

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Added by Marta Fonseca on May 7, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Vietnam's Ten Best Beaches

Vietnam's best beaches are located from the centre to the southern part. The country is blessed with long coastline and abundant  rainfall. The best season to visit the beaches in the centre is from May to September and from December to May to visit the beaches in the South. The winter months are favourable with clear skies and moderate temperatures ideal for sightseeing.

Listed below are some of the top beaches of Vietnam:…

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Added by Nguyen Ngoc diep on May 7, 2012 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

Kenyan Adventures in Wizard Tracking

This adventurous Kenya cultural expedition involves staying awake late at night in an isolated place in the darkness. Most preferably in a cold environment and far away from fire. Do not even try to eat or drink anything hot because it is believed that the wizards have the ability to sense your presence whenever you take anything hot. During the day, wizards are normal people who…

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Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on May 7, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Party on the Roof – Vue Bar at the Shanghai Hyatt

This two-floor bar-lounge has a wooden and brick ground floor lounge with a  circular cocktail bar, DJ and reversible daybeds. Further up a spiral case on  its terrace, you get unsurpassed views of the Bund (the hotel is a five-minute  walk from this waterfront area in central Shanghai) and Pudong. A marble Jacuzzi  is surrounded by daybeds and armchairs, and these all fill up early in the  evening (including the Jacuzzi). The result is a go-to chic drinking  establishment for the expat…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on May 6, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments

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