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King and Prince Resort Promotes Local Georgia Cuisine

One has to look no further than Vinny D’Agostino’s homemade limoncello served at the King and Prince Resort's tavern to get a sense of how deep the passion runs here for locally sourced ingredients being incorporated into craft-made cuisine and beverages. Vinny, the resort’s new Food and Beverage Director, is just getting started…


Added by Steve Mirsky on December 14, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Nick’s Picks: Ten Cities To Put On Your Travel Radar For 2012

Having traveled to over 80 countries , travel expert, Nicholas Kontis, reveals his top picks for 2012.

Thessaloniki, Greece

Why Thessaloniki?

Many times travelers overlook the north of Greece completely which is a shame.  Thessaloniki, also known is Salonika is hip, cool and artsy, and should not be neglected by tourists.  Thessaloniki is Greece’s cultural capital.…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on December 14, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

Sailing the Aegean Sea

Almost since the dawn of recorded history, Man has been crossing the Aegean Sea by boat, and this remains the best way to do it. We could paraphrase the words of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: ‘If you just want to get there, you could fly, but to travel, you must take a boat’

There are boats of…


Added by Keith Kellett on December 13, 2011 at 10:05am — 3 Comments

National Parks Hotels: Historic Poconos Inn Closes


A couple of years ago I wrote, "Cliff Park Inn near Milford, Pennsylvania, has a rich history dating back to Colonial times -- check out that wide-plank floor -- with additions c.1820 by an uncle of Pres. James Buchanan. The…


Added by Ed Wetschler on December 13, 2011 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

A Great Recipe for Italian Seafood Cioppino

If you can’t get to Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York then try this award winning Chef Joseph Fire’s recipe from La Cascata Italian restaurant.


Seafood Cioppino



Added by Sandra & John Scott on December 12, 2011 at 10:27am — 3 Comments

In Eastern Europe, On the Trail of Franz Kafka

Authentic travelers are adventurous. Unlike tourists, we’re open to the unexpected and crave out-of-the ordinary experiences. It’s not that we never go on tours; it’s that we don’t go on…


Added by Elizabeth Hansen on October 26, 2013 at 12:57pm — 3 Comments

Christmas in Provence: Traditions Live On

The Provencal culture comes alive on the 4th of December.

The day signifies the start of the Christmas season, called “La Calendale.”


Added by Jean Dabrowski on December 12, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Take A Break From Winter on Honduras' Roatan Island

Roatan, one of the Bay Islands just off the north coast of Honduras has long been a favorite of the dive crowd, but Turquoise Bay is great not only for divers but also for leisure travelers.  Located on the North Coast on a beautiful bay protected by a long reef, guest can go diving and snorkeling but also kayaking, jet skiing, or just lounge on the beach or by the pool.  Turquoise Bay is set on a hillside with spectacular ocean views. The…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on December 11, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

Tips for Planning "3G" Trips


Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 11, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Celebrate Christmas in Paradise - But Which?

Whether you are tired of the long cold winter or you want to get away from the crowded Christmas shops, find a new way to experience the vacation season this year. If you fancy a Christmas holiday filled with sunshine this year, why not head to a more exotic destination? Say goodbye to gloomy skies and heavy food. Here is our selection of winter holiday destinations where you can hang your stocking by the pool and feast on fresh seafood and fruit. Stretch your legs on the sand and celebrate…


Added by Velimira Velikova on December 11, 2011 at 8:08am — 3 Comments

Battle of the Review Giants: HolidayCheck vs. TripAdvisor

Battle of the Review Giants: HolidayCheck vs. TripAdvisor

In the unfolding drama of  TripAdvisor vs Fake Reviews that has played out  in various travel publications, HolidayCheck has upped the stakes by trumpeting its differences with TripAdvisor relative to the…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 10, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

Short-Term Apartment Rentals Are Safer than Hotel Stays Abroad, Say Experts


In Post-9/11 World, Many Experts Advocate…


Added by Dawn M. Barclay on December 10, 2011 at 9:49am — 2 Comments

Celebrate the Holidays with Frankie Avalon in Upstate New York

The Seneca Niagara Casino offer great entertainment, gaming, award-winning restaurants, and, of course, exciting gaming. Coming to the Seneca Niagara Events Center for several “Classic Christmas” performances are legendary singers Frankie Avalon…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on December 9, 2011 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

In India's Nagaland, the Hornbill Takes Off

(From the first of the daily updates from the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland... Read more on

The bull and the bolero became one. Colour charged the air. You could…


Added by Thommen Jose on December 9, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

St. Nicholas Rests Eternally in Southern Italy

Santa's admirable qualities are based on a 4th century saint who is entombed and revered in an Italian seaside town.

When most tourists visit Italy, they rarely visit the narrow region of Puglia that borders the Adriatic Sea. And those who do venture south along the "heel" of Italy's boot…


Added by Mary Ann DeSantis on December 8, 2011 at 7:34pm — 1 Comment

Police Gun Down Rampaging Tigress in India's Kaziranga National Park

An adult tigress was shot dead by Assam Police at Kaziranga National Parkafter it entered into the residential settlement and reportedly attacked people near the Kohara forest range of the national park.

Kaziranga National Park

Assam chief wildlife warden Suresh Chand reveals a two-member inquiry committee…


Added by Global Tourism India on December 8, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments

La Jolla's Charming New Pantai Inn

The Pantai Inn just opened in San Diego’s favorite coastal community and is offering travelers great deals on ocean view suites. …


Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 7, 2011 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments

Recipe: Reduced-Fat Carrot Peanut Butter

Luxury spas and retreats are fun. After all, who doesn't like a great massage?

This type of travel is good for our physical well-being and also for our mental health…


Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 6, 2011 at 6:12pm — 1 Comment

When to Go to La Jolla, California

We’ve talked about how to get to San Diego’s favorite coastal community, but if you’re planning a trip, you also need to think about the best time to be here.

Weather -…


Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 5, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Santi Moscato: More Than A Dessert Wine

I'm always impressed when a wine visually reflects its terroir. You actually begin getting to know it just by pouring. My most recent instance of this was when I tasted Santi Moscato Montedoro 2010. Santi Moscato grapes are grown in…


Added by Steve Mirsky on December 5, 2011 at 8:49am — 4 Comments





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