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Berkeley and the Claremont Resort & Spa Provide the Perfect San Francisco Sojourn

 

Getaway at the Claremont Resort & Spa

Sometimes, we all need an escape from the big city. Cross the Bay Bridge from San Francisco and enter another world. The home of the University of California at Berkeley is more than just a college town. For a perfect getaway head to the Claremont Resort and Spa in the Berkeley Hills, but actually situated in…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on April 16, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Fun France Facts

France is world renowned for its fine cuisine, amazing countryside and cultural cities. We all know that Paris is the capital city and the French Riviera is where you can find the best beaches, but here’s a look at some more France facts. If you didn’t want to visit before you most certainly…

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Added by Auto Europe on April 16, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments

Georgia's 13th Colony Liquors: A Declaration of Drinking Local

 

Up until recently, when folks mentioned liquor from the Southern U.S., whiskey and moonshine immediately sprang to mind. Popularized through aggressive marketing and folklore, images of whiskies like ‘Ole Grand Dad and Jack Daniels are etched into a cultural milieu that also plays up images of pickup truck driving backwoods individualists. But of course…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on April 14, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Are You A Corporate Road Warrior?

 

                       

  " Not another business trip. Where is this GPS sending me?"
 



 
Points of discussion with other corporate travelers include but are not limited…
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Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on April 13, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments

What Is Chinese Hot Pot?



When in Chengdu, China try a local specialty called hot pot.  There are many varieties of hot pot.  Generally, it comes with a pot of broth that is shared by everyone at the table and in Chengdu the broth can be spicy hot.  Diners then order skewers of fish, chicken, meat…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on April 13, 2012 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

Trip Report: Delta JFK-LAX in the New "Economy Comfort"

The new Delta Economy Comfort isn’t anything that great! Sure it’s a few more inches of leg room but other than that it is absolutely nothing to write home about. Other Airlines have had “plus” style seating for years. This includes Jet Blue, United, Virgin America, and a number of international airlines. Some airlines only have these plus seats in the bulkhead or exit rows, whereas other airlines like Jetblue and United reserve several rows in the first rows of economy for these “plus”…

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Added by When DoubleWides Fly on April 13, 2012 at 9:19am — 2 Comments

10 Random Olympics Facts

We all know what the modern day Olympic Games are all about but over the years many changes have taken place and there have been some rather strange rulings to the games!

Here are some very random and strange facts about the Olympic Games:

  1. The first Olympians right back in ancient…
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Added by Auto Europe on April 12, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments

No, The Travel Agent is Not Dead

Reports to the contrary, the travel agent is alive and well.

A couple of blocks from where I live is a a storefront travel agency. Been there for quite a while, as long as I can remember, anyway.



The space is crammed with brochures, books, all kinds of magazines and old posters. It’s…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on April 12, 2012 at 9:57am — 4 Comments

Buenos Aires' Trendy POP Budget Boutique Hotel

POP Hotel Entrance

 

Sometimes referred to as “Palermo Queens”, the Villa Crespo barrio is located at the southern end of Palermo Soho with the unspoiled charm of  tree-lined, cobble stone streets for which Buenos Aires is renowned. However, this neighbourhood is much less…

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Added by Roy Heale on April 12, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

In Los Cabos, G20 Summit Meets Tequila Appreciation

 

It's no wonder that Los Cabos, located at the tip of 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, was selected as the host city for this year's G20 Summit scheduled for June 18 – 19. Los Cabos has long been a favored destination for those seeking once-in-a-lifetime vacation…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on April 11, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Flying Cars Are Here!

THE FUTURE IS NOW! Airlines are out and the flying car is here! The Transition by Terrafugia Inc. last week said they flew their flying car for 8 minutes at a low 1,400 feet, only 32,000 feet lower than the typical Boeing 747. The Transition flying car has fold up wings, 2 seats, and 4 wheels known and can be driven like a car or flown like a small plane.



The car has about 100 orders already but will probably never become part of mainstream American consumerism because the price tag…

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Added by When DoubleWides Fly on April 11, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Writing Away: All About Travel and Historical Writing

 

 

The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet.

                                                           Tao te Ching, Verse 64

 

There is a similarity between historical writing and travel writing.  Both are about journeys:  one is a journey back in time, the other a journey of the present.  Where the difference lies is in the style of the…

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Added by W. Ruth Kozak on April 11, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

What's So Great About Pinterest?

         

There are two common questions I hear often as a Social Media Consultant:

1 – What is Pinterest?…

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Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on April 11, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Alaska Airlines Introduces New Perks for Pets

Alaska Airlines is one of our picks in 10 Best Airlines You've Never Flown. Now, the carrier is getting even better with the introduction of several new pet-friendly passenger perks.

Today Alaska announced a partnership with Banfield Pet Hospital, a veterinary practice that has more than 800 hospitals across the U.S.…

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Added by SmarterTravel on April 10, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Tips for Finding Great African Safari Vacations and Deals



Planning a safari vacation to Africa?  Well, planning  any vacation to whichever destination, is likely to be stressful if not aggravating.  And if the vacation destination is Africa, it might even be more difficult for those who might not be…

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Added by African Travel Hub on April 9, 2012 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Korean Air A380 Business Class Seoul-New York

2/21/2012 Was FINALLY the day I got to fly the new A380, and this wasn't just any A380 - it was the ONLY A380 with the entire upper-deck dedicated to business class, a full bar/lounge in the back of the business class deck reserved for Business class and First class passengers ONLY, a small self-service bar in the front of the plane and a "duty free showcase." Needless to say I was MORE than excited to fly the Big Blue Smurf!…

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Added by When DoubleWides Fly on April 9, 2012 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

New Jersey Farm Market Runs Foodie Field Trips

 

There's a reason New Jersey is called the Garden State. Sickles Market in Little Silver is a great example of this State's venerated farming tradition. Sickles started out as a seasonal farm stand back in 1908 selling homegrown fruits and vegetables to local stores. Now over…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on April 7, 2012 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

Holiday Inn's Tea Spa in Cha'am, Thailand



 

South of Bangkok on the Gulf of Thailand, the Holiday Inn Regent Beach Resort offers days of lazing in the sun and walking on the beach but the best relaxing can be had at the hotel’s Tea Tree Spa. Pamper yourself with one of their therapies that will relax the body, soothe…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on April 6, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

Allegiant to Charge for Carry-on Bags

Has Spirit started a disturbing trend? Beginning April 4, Allegiant will impose a hefty fee for carry-on bags.

The carrier will charge $35 for the "privilege" of carting a suitcase on a plane and stuffing it into an overhead bin. But it's cheaper if you plan ahead. According to an Allegiant spokesperson, "If purchased online at time of reservation purchase, carry-on bags will be $10 to $30, route specific, though the majority of markets will be $15 or less."…

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Added by SmarterTravel on April 5, 2012 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

The Masai Mara's Unparalleled Wildebeest Migration - Where to Stay on Safari

When thinking African wildlife safaris, many agree that one of the most exciting spectacles on earth is the great wildebeest migration that occurs between  Tanzania’s national park and Kenya’s  Masai Mara.  The wildebeest, zebra and antelope make the  constant migration from one end of the wilderness to the other. This movement is driven by their need for pasture and drinking water.  And as the over 1.9 million animals move…

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Added by African Travel Hub on April 5, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

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