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A Tropical Paradise Where Beer Costs One Dollar

I am referring to Bocas Del Toro, Panama. While barely within the single digit latitudes,(9.80 degrees north) made famous by Jimmy Buffet, Bocas is also an easy destination to reach. Bocas is on the Caribbean side of Panama, as far west as you can go without getting to Costa Rica. That is right, west. Panama runs east-west, not north-south.



Transportation to Bocas is by air, or water. It is after all an archipelago of Islands. The town referred to as Bocas is on Isla Colon, but…

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Added by Forrest Walker on March 16, 2013 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

Seeing Lima from Another Perspective: A Visit to San Cristóbal Hill



You can walk the streets of Lima yet still have the feeling that something is missing. You can take really good pictures in each of the most picturesque colonial streets but it won´t enough. You can say you know Lima but that's…

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Added by placeOK on March 15, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Go to Dance

When we’re at home reading the headlines, watching the news, we can so easily reduce people of other cultures and countries to their problems.

I was reminded of this when listening to a recent broadcast of Tapestry on CBC Radio (their podcasts are free). I was also reminded of an objection I received to a…

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Added by Janice on March 14, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Gay-Friendly Vitrum Hotel, in Buenos Aires' Palermo Hollywood

Vitrum Hotel

 

By Roy Heale



Palermo ‘Hollywood’ is an identity that was recently fabricated, but this area has been renowned as a popular place to live in Buenos Aires since the late 1800s.



As you discover Palermo Hollywood you will probably be struck…

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Added by Roy Heale on March 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Moviemaking in a Morocco Monastery

Monastère de Tibhirine vue des champs



Of Gods and Men
 is proof if it were ever needed that even today the essence of a great movie continues to be about the quality of the script and the acting. There is no computer…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on March 13, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Social Media Powers Family-Travel Trends

by Kyle McCarthy (Family Travel Forum) and Kaleel Sakakeeny



Forty-four per cent of adults bring children (and grandchildren) along on leisure travels. Taken as a group, they take more trips per year (4.5)
than…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on March 13, 2013 at 7:39am — 1 Comment

India's Kumbh Mela - Instant Moksha

The shivering semi-covered bodies in the freeze moment of instant 'moksha' captured the essence of the magnanimous waters of the 'Sangam', the confluence of the three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The moksha seekers or pilgrims were emulating the Devas (gods) who had outsmarted the Asuras (demons) for the eternal nectar of life which the demons had won. The gods, not willing to concede defeat, managed to pilfer the kumbh (pitcher) and in process four drops fell on…

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Added by Indra Chopra on March 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Getting Around Costa Rica by Air

Costa Rica’s amazing natural attractions make it an incomparable vacation destination. You’re in paradise here in the tropics with lush…

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Added by Shannon Farley on March 12, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments

Must-Take-Home Cayman Island Savories

When you're packing light, it's tough deciding what to take back home for souvenirs. Is it liquid, too heavy, fragile? Well, if you're coming from the Cayman Islands, you have options! Here are 3 not-to-miss Cayman savories that you'll absolutely enjoy for weeks to come after returning from your island…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on March 11, 2013 at 3:55pm — 3 Comments

Surf de Remo: Navegue las Olas de Forma Inovadora

El surf de remo es la última tendencia para los amantes de la playa y bañistas. Es un ejercicio ideal para la parte superior del cuerpo, ya que ayuda a la resistencia, el equilibrio y la estabilidad. Dadas estas características, ha ganado adeptos en tanto en jóvenes como en adultos; en aficionados y profesionales. Esto porque existen distintas subdivisiones que se adecuan según las…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on March 11, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments

Inca Kola: The Tradition Behind a National Peruvian Drink



Peru, a few years ago, was the only country in the world where the prestigious Coca-Cola drink wasn´t ranked first in the market because a national drink so was deeply rooted in the Peruvian palate.



Inca Kola, the classic yellow drink that accompanied all Peruvian dishes at the…

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Added by placeOK on March 10, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Taiwan: Language Death in Action

In the middle of the wedding, my friend's grandma, a short, stocky, but strong aboriginal Taiwanese woman in her 80s, went up on stage. She grabbed the microphone and, after a short introduction in Mandarin, the dominant language in Taiwan, began a Christian prayer in the Atayal language.

The fluid, slightly raspy words sounded quite different than the varying toned, short-syllables of Mandarin. I was in Taichung, Taiwan, a groomsman at the wedding of my good friend. Here, the…

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Added by Nithin C on March 8, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Victoria Falls: How to Visit One of Africa’s True Natural Wonders

A bridge crosses the Zambezi River right on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.Heavy with traffic, the bridge is also used for bungee jumping as well as vantage point for visitors who want to experience the mighty Victoria Falls.

And there he goes: Bungee jumping at the Victoria Falls.

I’ve arrived at the attraction from the Zambezi side, and, after having flagged…

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Added by Traveling Erik on March 8, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Aerofóbicos Distinguidos



Hay una larga lista de personas famosas con fobia a volar.
 Quizás el más destacado de todos ellos sea Gabriel García Márquez, quien hace ya tiempo escribió un cómico artículo sobre el asunto titulado “Seamos machos: hablemos del miedo al avión”, en el que nos dejaba algunas…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on March 7, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Belize, a Tiny Country With a Lot to It

When one thinks of Belize, most likely the first thought to come to mind is the fabled Blue Hole, and the world’s second largest barrier reef, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. But the tiny nation surrounded by its big brother to the north, Mexico and Guatemala to the west and south, is an eco-travelers, adventurer enthusiasts dream. Taking a closer look, there is more to Belize than meets the eye.…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on March 6, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Découvrir les Gorges du Verdon et la Provence en Chambres d'Hôtes

Il y a des dizaines de millions d'années, la mer remontait jusqu'à Lyon en recouvrant toute la Provence. Beaucoup de trace de cette époque demeure sur le territoire du Verdon. Il est un vaste secteur naturel, situé au nord de la Provence entre les massifs préalpins et le bassin méditerranéen.

Un Parc régional  couvert à plus de 40% de forêt. Ses hautes et basses gorges s'étalent sur 21 kilomètres, les plus profondes d'Europe, un canyon unique qui n'est pas moins que…

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Added by Lisa HAQUIN on March 6, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments

See the Forest Above the Trees on a Costa Rica Aerial Adventure

Suspended on cables gliding through the tops of giant tropical trees, amid hidden, dripping, hanging gardens full of plants and animals in the rainforest, is a pretty cool experience. Rainforest trees are tall, really tall, even towering up to more than 100 feet high. The microcosm of life happening at this level is abundant and amazing, and not often seen.

Unlike…

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Added by Shannon Farley on March 5, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Keen on Kilims



One of my very most prized travel souvenirs is a vintage kilim, about 75 years old, which I bought more than a decade ago in the otherworldly medina of FezMorocco – with its black-and-yellow zigzag motif, it evokes exoticism and the quintessence of travel whenever I look at…

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Added by David Paul Appell on November 10, 2015 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Google Hotel Finder Brings Life to Hotels

Searching for a hotel online is actually more complex than, say, searching for a flight or car rental or even Viagra. A hotel stay is more of an emotional experience than flying somewhere. To go from New York to London, is simply to find the most convenient, and best-priced…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on March 4, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Tahoe Donner - Cross-Country Skiing Redux

I never thought I’d go cross-country skiing again, but I went this morning. I tried cross-country skiing years ago, not out of desire but because it was a story assignment for a Tahoe weekly paper I worked on. If I recall, I spent most of my time that day in the snow. Not on it. And my take on the whole idea of cross-country skiing? Tougher than downhill skiing. Painful. Not worth it. Not by a long shot.



For a downhill skier, which is how I identified myself at the time,…

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Added by Judith Harlan on March 4, 2013 at 11:06am — No Comments

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