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Ethical Travel: Tourism to Protect Human Rights and the Environment

A step beyond Eco-tourism? This should be the way to travel, for everyone. Ethical Traveleris a nonprofit organization, founded to "empower travelers to change the world." We seek to use the economic clout of tourism to protect human rights and the environment. When something like this caught your eye, you better not turn away. Surfing the web I came across this interesting website and I couldn't just read, I had to write about…

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Added by TripButler on January 23, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

Family-Friendly Las Vegas

 Contrary to what a lot of people think, Las Vegas can be very family friendly.  It is a great place to take the grandkids. There are many great shows and activities that are no gamble at all.  Truly fun for all ages and several activities are free.

  1. Go wild: There are a variety…
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Added by Sandra & John Scott on January 22, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

Costa Rica Becoming a Biking Hotspot?

Yes, Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the world’s top destinations for cycling and mountain biking.

The annual Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica (Tour of Costa Rica) just finished in December. The 12-day-long stage race is Costa Rica’s own version of the world-famous Tour de France, and has been steadily attracting international competitors over the past 40 years. The race crisscrosses the country across…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on January 21, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

What NOT to Do If Your Cruise Ship Is Sinking



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Added by Cara Bertoia on January 20, 2012 at 10:07am — 3 Comments

Don't-Miss Things to Do in Lake Placid, New York

 

 

Lake Placid is the perfect destination in any season and for any reason.  But it is the winter season that put Lake Placid on the map. Lake Placid, in the High Peaks area of the Adirondack, is considered the birthplace of winter sports in America and it was…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on January 19, 2012 at 5:32pm — 1 Comment

Ecoturismo: responsabilidad de todos

La definición de Ecoturismo ó Turismo Ecológico es la actividad turística que se desarrolla sin alterar el equilibrio del medio ambiente, evitando así daños a la naturaleza.

Una de las cosas que hace del Ecoturismo algo muy atractivo es el vínculo que se logra entre el visitante y las comunidades locales que son quienes reciben muchas veces al turista y a su vez vigilan que sus…

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Added by TripButler on January 19, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Off to Sri Lanka

Here I am on an Air Arabia flight over the middle of the Indian Ocean on my way to a city I had never even heard of a year ago, Colombo. (I am wondering if I should be wearing a crumpled trench coat and smoking a cheap cigar, but I digress) Colombo is the capital city of a country I had only heard of because I am a news junkie, Sri Lanka. 



Sri Lanka is only a few years past a civil war that pitted the Tamil Tigers (never to be confused with the team from Detroit) against the…

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Added by Forrest Walker on January 19, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

Facebook, Twitter Fail to Promote Brands: Offline Works Better

There’s no doubt marketers and brand managers are spending lots of human and real capital to leverage the power of Social Sites, especially Facebook and Twitter. But does it do them any good? Meaning, do consumers promote brands via Social Media regardless of how hard those brands try to get in front of…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on January 18, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments

Amazing Bread Pudding & Other Creole Delights in Lake Charles, Louisiana

When in Lake Charles, Louisiana head to Sha Sha’s of Creole for the most amazing bread pudding.  Life is short so enjoy it.  They take the original bread pudding batter and then deep fry it. When it's golden, they top it with powdered sugar, rum sauce, and Cool Whip. My!…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on January 17, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

How Travel Companies are Approaching Social Media in 2012

For this year Tnooz shares a study done by Simpliflying where they analyzed the data from a recent …

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Added by TripButler on January 17, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

Accidente Costa Concordia pudo ser error humano

La brillante carrera del capitán italiano Francesco Schettino podría tener un final de pesadilla. El que fue hasta hace tres días capitán del lujoso barco Costa Concordia está preso, y…

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Added by Raisa Rivas on January 16, 2012 at 5:35pm — No Comments

In 2012, Barcelona Shines Brighter Than Ever

Barcelona is more than just a side excursion.


The vibrant capital of Catalonia offers more than sandy beaches and delightful Mediterranean sun. It’s a fusion of history meets…
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Added by Jean Dabrowski on January 16, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Not Too Late to Usher in the Year of the Dragon in Hong Kong



There is still time to hop a flight to Hong Kong where celebrating Chinese New Year is special with fireworks and a great parade.  The Chinese New Year celebration starts on Jan. 23 goes to February 5.  According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar it will be the…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on January 15, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Word Books in Brooklyn, New York

Luis Alberto Urrea signs Queen of America at

Word Books, Brooklyn. Photo courtesy of

WordBrooklyn.com

On a mild December night, I took my husband for a surprise visit to an independent bookstore in Brooklyn to give…

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Added by Searching for Sincerity on January 14, 2012 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Kenya's Samburu Game Lodge

From Kenya’s capital, Nairobi to the Samburu Game Lodge is about 150 miles as the crow flies. But, if you leave Nairobi in the middle of winter, and you’ll arrive at Samburu in midsummer. However, that’s not because the roads are so bad, or the little Nissan safari buses which most tour operators use being anything…

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Added by Keith Kellett on January 13, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

A Pair of Great Winter Beach Getaways in Thailand & Burma

Check out these two amazing winter getaways inSE Asia

One of the best beach destinations in the world is in Myanmar (Burma).  Ngapali beach is long, the sand is cool and soft, the sea is gentle…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on January 13, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

Weekend in Rome: 5 Things You Must Do

Every year millions of tourists from every corner of the earth flock to Rome. The city enjoys a never-ending stream of visitors, simply because there is so much worth seeing. It might take you weeks and weeks to see and do everything in this open-air museum, but if you are going for a short weekend break, there are 5 must-dos in…

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Added by Velimira Velikova on January 12, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

On Cupcakes, the TSA and Pilot Fatigue

Patrick Smith’s column, Ask the Pilot  is almost always an acerbic look at the airline industry with its many foibles and Alice in Wonderland rules and regulations.



But the regular contributor to…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on January 11, 2012 at 9:20am — 2 Comments

In Rosario, Argentina, the Gay-Friendly Hotel Rosario

By Roy Heale

You know that you have arrived at a gay-friendly Hotel when the local gay guide is displayed prominently in the hotel lobby along with other tourist information brochures. Such was the case when I arrived at The Plaza del Sol Hotel in the heart of downtown Rosario and the De…

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Added by Roy Heale on January 11, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Meet the Master Pastry Chef at the Radisson in Dubrovnik

It is an honor to watch someone as skilled Tek Roka, the pastry chef at trendy Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Chef Roka create chocolate delights at the five-star resort on the Adriatic shore that opened in July 2009. Roka is originally from Nepal but worked for ten years in…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on January 10, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

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