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Dominican Republic: Historic Santo Domingo Meets the New Ecotours

Wake up, Cuba: The Dominican Republic may be stealing your business. While your tourism numbers were flat for 2012, visits to the D.R. were up almost 6%, and travel from the United States leaped 14%.

Why?

First, let's look at…

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Added by Ed Wetschler on May 30, 2013 at 8:53am — 4 Comments

An Island-By-Island Primer to the Canary Islands

The Canaries are a delightful adventure of the best activities, beaches, culture and cuisine.

Canary Islands

It is highly likely that once you’ve been on a holiday to the Canaries, you may be tempted just to set up permanent camp at one of the amazing beach resorts. Do so, but, but make sure you…

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Added by Velimira Velikova on May 29, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Airbnb 101: Using Social Media's Hottest "Places to Stay" Site

Airbnb 101: Using Social Media's Hottest "Places to Stay" Site



By Angie Picardo

with Kaleel Sakakeeny



As …

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 29, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

A Visit to South Africa's Grootbos Nature Reserve

One of my favourite places visited on my recent trip to South Africa was Grootbos Nature Reserve.

I was expecting a very rustic lodge type property with basic service and how I was wrong! Grootbos is set within a 23 hectare Milkwood forest and it is stunning. It was originally a farm with some…

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Added by Mahlatini on May 28, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Trinidad: Cuba's Sweetest Colonial Sugarplum



Certainly 
Cuba has no shortage of charming Spanish colonial and early post-colonial architecture, from Pinar del Ríoout west…

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Added by Jose Balido on May 28, 2013 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Exploring Berlin Like a Local

On my second trip to Berlin, I wanted anything but the typical tourist experience. I had hoped, without spending hours researching, to explore Germany’s capital city like an insider. …
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Added by Jean Dabrowski on May 27, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Esferas Indígenas de Costa Rica Nominadas a Patrimonio de la Humanidad

La semana anterior, la directora general de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (Unesco), Irina Bokova, vino de visita al país. El motivo de su viaje fue conocer de primera mano las famosas esferas precolombinas de Diquís,…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 27, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments

'City of God' and the Story of Brazil's 'Favelas'



In 2002 the movie Cidade de Deus (City of God) brought to the eyes of many a picture of…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 26, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Flying With A Wheelchair: A Few Steps to Smooth the Way

Flying with a wheelchair is a lot like playing the tables at Vegas. You throw the dice and hope for the best. Sometimes, it really does feel like a craps shoot.…

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Added by Darryl Musick on May 25, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments

My Introduction to Guatemala

Guatemala is a country that is unique not only for the extraordinary beauty of the countryside, but also for the vibrant soul in the character of the people. Home to a population of 12 million, there is an exquisite cultural mix of 22 Maya ethnic groups. A hot coastal climate is perfectly balanced with a temperate climate in the highlands. Guatemala is a county of contrasts, emotion and adventure. The country’s natural and cultural treasures are even further enhanced by the fabled warmth of…

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Added by Jodi Fox on May 24, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Enjoying the Coffee Shops of Hanoi

French influence in Hanoi has left its mark in many ways; in the city’s architecture, its parks and gardens, and in its cuisine. Café culture has been embraced whole-heartedly and is now an inherent part of daily life, fuelled by a love of coffee (café) and burgeoning domestic production.

Hanoi Imperial Hotel would like to recommend you some popular coffee shops in Hanoi:

  1. Café Pho Co: 11 Hang Gai str-Tel:04 3928 8153; 7am-10pm

Tucked away at the back…

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Added by Nguyen Ngoc diep on May 24, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments

The Southern Spirit of St. Simons Island, Georgia

There’s a lot to be said for Southern hospitality. There’s much more to be said experiencing it for yourself. I was very fortunate to do just that in a five-day trip to St. Simons Island, Georgia. For a traveling wine aficionado and foodie like me, this has got to be one of my top three trips this year. It’s quite clear that Southern hospitality focuses heavily on food and the…

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Added by Linda Kissam on May 23, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments

La Tapa en España Se Hace Mayor



por Cristóbal Ramírez



Adiós a las tapas grasientas. Adiós al bar de fritanga donde ponen raciones a precios baratos pero da un no sé qué la decoración, el San Pancracio con el perejil y la dudosa limpieza. Adiós a la ensaladilla rusa, los torreznos y las patatas bravas encharcadas. La …

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Added by Iberia Airlines on May 23, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is Social Media Killing the Destination Travel Article?

If HuffPostTravel can declare that the "Old Travel Show is Dead, Long Live the New York Travel Festival," then we might be right in declaring that "Travel Destination…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 22, 2013 at 1:41pm — 19 Comments

Mamajuana: A Boozy Dominican Tradition

Even a short visit to the Dominican Republic like I had last week to Punta Cana’s Bavaro Princess Resort acquaints you with a locally produced beverage….the mysterious mamajuana. My first encounter with it was dining at on site Chopin

Restaurant. A waiter brought out a bottle sans label filled with slivers

of wood steeped in liquor. This was his own creation and asked if we

wanted to give it a…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on May 22, 2013 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Destination Weddings, Costa Rica, and 10 Planning Tips

Trending in recent years among brides and grooms is leaving behind the traditional, large, 250-person, fancy church, banquet hall wedding in favor of a fun, exotic destination wedding that adds the adventure of a sunny honeymoon vacation.

Couples choose to go out-of-town for many reasons, including basic economics. You would think that staging a wedding in another country would break the bank, but in most cases, only close friends and family attend…

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Added by Shannon Farley on May 21, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Ratanakiri Province: The Hidden Gem of Cambodia

Cambodia is an amazing country; Cambodians are incredible people– resilient, creative, full of optimism and resource. The Angkor Temples are breathtaking, some of the most amazing sights anyone can ever see! Cambodia definitely lives up to its name as the “Kingdom of Wonder.”
Of all the Cambodian provinces, though, Ratanakiri is the jewel-in-the-crown.  Ratanakiri is the real Cambodia; full of kind, honest, hardworking farmers who survive off of what the weather gives them any…
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Added by Active Travel Asia on May 21, 2013 at 8:21am — No Comments

A Visit to Yangon, Myanmar (aka Rangoon, Burma)

 

“I have a robe for you’. This short statement left me laughing and engaging with a gentle sense of humour that crossed politics and the equator. The line came from a monk in the precinct where the mighty Shwedagon Paya (Pagoda) gleams and beams across the city of…

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Added by Bev Malzard on May 20, 2013 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

Vienna Travel: 5 Reasons To Get Any Hedonist To See Vienna

Vienna Travel: ‘I am trying to convince a group of friends to visit Vienna Austria. We are planning our annual city trip. My friends love the good things in life and like culture. Which tips would win them over for a Vienna city break?’, my ex boss recently asked an unusually simple question.

I can actually write a book about the answer. Here are my key winning arguments that will provide…

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Added by Vienna Unwrapped on May 20, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments

Top 10 Artists/Albums to Hit the Road With



10. UP IN THE AIR SOUNDTRACK: A great movie with some great performances, but the soundtrack is also very good, well about half of it. Mixes new school and old school with some great messages. If you like travel, this is a great place to start with some music.

 

9: U2 GREATEST HITS. Ok, here's the thing. I'm not a obessive U2 fan or nothing. I just think they got some good tunes, its inspring, and they mean good. They aren't the next coming of Jesus, but,…

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Added by Paul Anthony Rogers on May 19, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments

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