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Costa Rica's Charming Artisan Town Sarchí A Popular Day Tour From San José

One of the most popular day tours from San Jose, Costa Rica, is the charming artisan town of…

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Added by Shannon Farley on September 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Wining, Dining, Sleeping & Hiking in Julian, Southern California

Minutes from the City:  the Mountain Awaits

The mountains east of San Diego are oak and apple country, with century old apple trees.   

The country leading up to Julian, the former gold mining town from the 1860’s now home to apple orchards, wineries, gourmet…

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Added by Karsten Boone on September 5, 2013 at 8:29am — No Comments

Hiking Cape Verde's Fogo Island



Fogo island
is the highest of all of the islands in the Cape Verde archipelago. The “island-volcano” is a gigantic volcanic cone that rises from the water, and is ideal for hiking. The landscape is spectacular due to its high altitude, and it has a lovely crater of 8km in diameter with steep walls. Half of the crater collapsed in…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on September 4, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Avgas Gorge, Cyprus

Avgas Gorge, on the western coast of Cyprus, is a magnificent fissure in the limestone cliffs. It lies in an unfrequented part of the island where tourists rarely went.

At the time of my first visit, I lived in Yorkshire. So, my first sight invited comparison with the limestone country of the…

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Added by Keith Kellett on September 4, 2013 at 7:05am — No Comments

Is Tourism Good for the Environment?

   Although it is no longer a rarely to find on a hotel bed a sign asking the guest to reuse his/her towel or to accept having sheets changed once every three days rather than once a day, many people still wonder if tourism is an environmentally friendly industry. Due to past mistakes the public often is cynical about tourism and it is not unusual to hear people wondering out loud if the desire to change sheets once every three days is more about saving the hotel money then about saving the…

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Added by Peter Tarlow on September 3, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Buscando Destinos Deportivos: Sámara, Costa Rica

por Andrés Figueroa Vásquez



El pueblo costero de Sámara, en la provincia de Guanacaste, ha creado una marca como destino deportivo. Por ello, ha sido sede de varios eventos de atletismo en los últimos meses. Así, los pasados 18 de mayo; 1 y 2 de junio se desarrolló…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on September 3, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments

Finding Fall along Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway

Soon t he leaves will be starting to show tinges of red, orange, and yellow so now is the time to plan for a spectacular peak season drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile scenic highway that connects the Shenandoah National Park in northwestern Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park…

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Added by Mary Ann DeSantis on September 2, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Best Caribbean Shopping Off the Beaten Path

Why in the world should you settle for all those cheesy malls and resort gift shops, the cruise-terminal complexes and hypercommercialized downtowns clogged with cookie-cutter perfume, watch, and T-shirt shops? If you know where to look, it’s still possible to find unique local products, atmosphere, or both. There are of course various straw markets and crafts centers on…

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Added by David Paul Appell on September 2, 2013 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

The Ranakpur Jain Temple Complex - An Architectural Wonder of India



Located in Ranakpur village in the Rajasthan district of Pali, Ranakpur Jain Temple Complex is one of the seven wonders of India, very famous among people of Jain communities and architecture lovers. Dedicated to Adinatha (also known as Rishabha, the founder of Jainism and the first of the 24 tirthankara. Considered to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples, because of its…

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Added by rajkumar on September 1, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

The Appenzell Region of Switzerland - Cows, Cheese and Yodels

It is a massive understatement to say that the Appenzell region of Switzerland has character. Appenzell is exactly how you hope the German part of Switzerland will be. Well-known among the Swiss as the most traditional area in the country, its inhabitants remain…

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Added by Melanie Votaw on August 31, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Western China's Shaolin Temple: Where Buddhism Meets Kung Fu

The Shaolin Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in China and the home of the famous Kung Fu practicing monks. The style of Buddhism developed here centered on martial arts training…

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Added by The China Guide on August 30, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Spotlight on Paris: the Bastille and the Marché Aligre

Few cities stir a traveler’s imagination like Paris. The anticipation of traveling here is almost tangible: we see ourselves sitting outside a cosy sidewalk café, sipping from a glass of wine or holding a warm café au lait, and watching the stylish passersby. And while we want to see the sights, most of us also strive for a behind-the-scenes experience –…
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Added by Sara Cooke on August 30, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments

Family Travel in Costa Rica

The entire country arguably could be considered one hug outdoor classroom – filled to the brim with amazing nature and exciting adventure. For this reason,…

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Added by Shannon Farley on August 29, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Eslovaquia: A Remojo Con Sisí Emperatriz





Una red de montañas, parques naturales, balnearios y pueblos medievales se ha tejido a lo largo de los siglos en el centro de Europa. Y sin embargo no es nada conocida. ¿Y eso? El turismo aún no ha puesto sus ojos en Eslovaquia, un país diminuto que se…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on August 29, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments

Swim with Whale Sharks in Gulf of Mexico Near Cancun

Whale sharks are sharks the size of whales, but unlike other sharks, they are not the least bit scary.  Even so, swimming with creatures as large as 60-feet is an adrenalin experience, as I found out on a recent whale shark tour in the Gulf of Mexico near Cancun.

Whale sharks are annual…

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Added by Evelyn Kanter on August 28, 2013 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Is Travel on Twitter Getting Tired?

Let me get my "conspiracy theory" out here first: Imperialistic, giant players like Google, Twitter, Facebook build  social nets to ensnare us into doing their bidding by populating them to an extreme, which in turn makes big bucks for them. Are we then willing tools of their master plan to do their…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 27, 2013 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

The Quintessential Latin Street Game: Dominoes



I’m based in Miami, Florida these days, and both here and on my travels down to Latin America – and especially in and around the Caribbean — I regularly come across a board game that I had just a glancing acquaintance with growing up. Dominoes have been around for literally millennia, of…

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Added by David Paul Appell on August 27, 2013 at 7:33am — 2 Comments

Gay-Friendly Vacation Cottage Rentals in Vaqueros (Outside Salta), Argentina

Village Center, Vaqueros, Salta, Argentina



Located in the foothills of the Andes at…

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Added by Roy Heale on August 26, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

Making Travel Photos Useful

I'm in the middle of a job that I have a love-hate feeling about - filing the photographs I've shot over the past few months. I spent a lot of time travelling this year, and my purchase of a little Fujifilm S1800 point-and-shoot camera back in mid-May has probably increased my always-prolific shooting a…

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Added by Murray Lundberg on August 26, 2013 at 8:32am — No Comments

Great Travel, Great Writers: Steinbeck & Naipaul, Not a Miller Moment

 

   

Travel writing not only has the potential to compete with novels on literary merit, but to excel.  After all, it’s…

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Added by Earl Hardie Karges on August 25, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments

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