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Mexico's San Pancho Music Festival 2012

Visit Puerto Vallarta Mexico for more information on the area.

More on San Pancho…


Added by Pablo Gonzalez on February 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pita Hot, Astoria, Queens, New York City

Sometimes you just gotta put the spotlight on the little guy. I doubt anyone cares about a tiny gyro shop tucked away on a busy street in Astoria, Queens, NYC, but my son is such a fanatic about their shawarma (sliced, ground lamb in a pita) that I had to give Pita Hot a try. First of all, the name is awfully…


Added by Searching for Sincerity on February 21, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

Port Houses & Events in Porto, Portugal

Tourists who are intending to do tourism in Portugal generally complaints about scarcity of reference materials. However, there is information about tourism in Portugal that are scattered around the web in small blocks especially when it comes to Porto Portugal attractions. It is not easy to switch from one website to another to gather as many information about Porto Portugal attractions. Nevertheless, there are of course some websites and blogs that publish…


Added by Dilfadipatappi on February 21, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments

North Haven, Maine: On Being "From Away"


The town bulletin board


Two weeks can be a long time.  But two weeks of sparkling, clear days, one just like the next, can never be long enough.

There is something about the…


Added by Rosie DeQuattro on February 20, 2012 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Get Rid of Jet Lag in the Quan Spa at Hong Kong's SkyCity Marriott


After a long flight to Hong Kong take the free shuttle to the SkyCity Marriott just a few minutes from the Hong Kong airport on Lantau Island. Make an appointment at the Marriott’s Quan Spa for a Foot Reflex Massage to get the circulation back in your legs after…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 20, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments

What To Do If You Can't Afford An Overseas Trip?

As I just finished a major historical fiction novel and, after a year of readers critiques and editing I've just turned it over to a professional editor for the final run-through before submitting.  (The novel is titled 'SHADOW OF THE LION', set in Babylon, Asia Minor and Greece after Alexander the Great's death in 323 BC).  The novel itself was a long, long journey. And now the editing/publishing part is the last long haul. 


Thing is, it costs to have a professional editor…


Added by W. Ruth Kozak on February 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

What Is 'Sustainable' Ecotourism?

Recently I watched Video’s of several Nature Organizations, I counted the expression “Sustainable” in one 12 minute presentation, 32 times (Video not displayed). This unleashed my curiosity and my search brought the following to light. 

The WIKIPEDIA Definition:

A diagram indicating the relationship between the three pillars of sustainability suggesting that both economy and society are constrained by…


Added by Uwe Ahlgrimm on February 19, 2012 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

Shopping in San Josė, Costa Rica

Shopping in Costa Rica has improved dramatically over the past ten years as gigantic malls, mini-malls, superstores and sophisticated boutiques have entered the marketplace.

You can find everything from designer clothing to latest-fashion shoes and accessories, everyday clothing and footwear to anything you could possibly need for your home. There are construction and “fix-up-your-home” superstores, stores for custom-made furniture of wood, iron, rattan, cloth, leather and even…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on February 18, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments

Visit Burma Now (Before It's Too Late)

After years of being isolated due to economic sanctions the country of Burma/Myanmar is poised on the brink of change.  Sanctions are being lifted and the government has eased its position in many areas.  For many years Myanmar as been a favorite destination of…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 17, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

5 More Top Reasons to Visit Ethiopia

Continued from 5 Top Reasons to Visit Ethiopia:

6. Lost Ark of the Covenant: You must have seen the movie ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. It must have your sensations arisen.Graham Hancock, Philip Marsden and Richard Pankhurst are few of the prominent writers and travellers of our times. Their researches and…


Added by Amran Ethiopia Tour and Travel on February 16, 2012 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

Colombia: A Country of Different Tales

Photo by Colombian Film Commission

Reading and searching in different travel blogs and publications…


Added by TripButler on February 16, 2012 at 8:12am — No Comments

Gay-Friendly Rosario, Argentina



By Roy Heale

Rosario is a radiant city on the move with a tolerant and gay-friendly population. The city is nestled in a gentle twist of the mighty Paraná River about 300 km northwest of the city of Buenos Aires. Due to this close proximity to the Capital City, it is often…


Added by Roy Heale on February 15, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Up Close and Personal With Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

I never thought I would see a blue whale outside of the Smithsonian museum. In fact, I thought they were almost extinct. On January 23, 2012 I saw four pairs of them. Blue Whaleswere not even on my bucket list. When we started doing research on …


Added by Forrest Walker on February 15, 2012 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

Can Apple Put an End to Boring Visitor Information Centers?

One of the vexing ironies of travel is that Visitor Information Centers (VIC) do little to nothing to enhance or promote the destination they represent. If anything, they can be a “turn off” for the destination.

Visitor centers are usually some functional building filled with tired staffers…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 15, 2012 at 8:19am — No Comments

Tortuguero, A Costa Rica Ecotourism Highlight

Costa Rica offers to its visitors a wide range of activities and attractions, spread out all over the country; from coast to coast our visitors can find lots of options and destinations to explore in our country.

Tortuguero is one of the highlights, very popular among the nature lovers; this national park offers wide biodiversity of flora and fauna…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on February 14, 2012 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

At the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Books as Well as Movies

Sometimes the best vacation is one where you don't go anywhere at all. For the last three years Ray and I have been spending a week in Palm Springs just like the other tourists going to the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Sonny Bono started the film festival 23 years ago and it keeps getting better every year.

The weather was warm and sunny, the relatives flew in from Florida to join us, and we got to do my two favorite things, go to the movies and…


Added by Cara Bertoia on February 14, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Tourism in Porto, Portugal

There is a strong link between tourism in Portugal and Porto Portugal attractions. Porto Portugal attractions consists of world heritage sites, Valley along the banks of river Douro and the second biggest metro city in Portugal with full of colors and smell of old noble wine. Porto connects the contemporary world with past through various ways. Porto is the right incorporation of old architecture go in hand with modern architecture. When it comes to Porto Portugal…


Added by Dilfadipatappi on February 13, 2012 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

SWISS Serves Media Well on Brand-Awareness Fam Trip

The invitation came via an innocent e.mail from a source I did not know.

Swiss International Airlines, a 10-year-old carrier that had succeeded the bankrupt SwissAir, was inviting me to join a small group of American journalists on a four-night trip that would include one night on the plane and three in Swiss hotels.

With fading memories of my only previous press trip to Switzerland, I jumped at the chance, joining two women and one other man in an adventure so full that it…


Added by Dan Schlossberg on February 13, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Recipe for Yee Sang from the Kuala Lumpur Hyatt Regency

Yee Sang is one of those fun recipes that always turns out right.  It is popular during Chinese New Year with people in Malaysia and Singapore because the names mean “abundance” and “liveliness,” both of which are auspicious for the coming year.


Collect the…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 12, 2012 at 7:36am — 1 Comment



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