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Teen Travel Bloggers Win Big

In an example of great partnering, Family Travel Forum (FTF) and the Society of American of Travel Writers

teamed up to work with and announce the lucky bloggers who earned the 2012…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 22, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Keeping Your Home Safe When You Travel

I travel a lot which means I'm away from home and it also means that I think about home safety and security.  I have a few things that I do but I'm always on the prowl for tips and useful information on keeping my home safe.  I live in a condominium and recently received a notice under my door that our building had two break ins.  Both break-ins occurred when the home owners were out of town.  This means that someone must have known they weren't home.  You couldn't get any closer to home…

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Added by The Traveling Eye on November 22, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

Vacations Survey: Among Other Findings, Malaysians & Britons Relax Best When Off Work

WHEN OFF THE JOB: TRAVEL AND LEISURE In order to see the world, we need time away from our jobs. That we can all agree upon, whether we call it holiday, vacation, quality time, or something else. But how we handle that free time of travel and leisure, and how much of it we have avaliable differs wildly, a new survey shows.

Net travel agency Expedia’s study “Vacation Deprivation“, in which over 8,000 people in 22 countries have answered questions about their…

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Added by Traveling Erik on November 21, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments

Filial Piety - Being Away from My Family

I saw this at the Asian Civilization Museum in Singapore:





I sat there for a few moments, thinking about what this meant. Why do people like me, travelers, choose to be so far away from the people they love, first and foremost, our families? It seems like a cruel way to pay…

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Added by Nithin C on November 21, 2012 at 8:51am — 1 Comment

The Best Public Bathrooms in New York City



Locals and tourists alike are often looking for the same thing, no matter what city they're in: a convenient, clean, FREE public bathroom. I've heard that in some cities, like London, you pay for certain public bathrooms.…
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Added by Searching for Sincerity on November 20, 2012 at 12:05pm — 6 Comments

DELAG, La Primera Aerolínea del Mundo



por Javier Pedreira



En la actualidad todos asociamos la palabra aerolínea directamente con aviones a reacción como el Airbus 320 y el Airbus 340 y familia. Si acaso algunos, los más aerotrastornados, también pensamos en turbohélices como por ejemplo el …

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Added by Iberia Airlines on November 19, 2012 at 7:41am — No Comments

Barrister Winery of Spokane, Washington

Exploring a dynamic portfolio of wine is always rewarding, but when you add in unsurpassed hospitality offered by the winery owners, assistant winemaker and informed staff, you know you’ve arrived at Barrister Winery.  This charming winery, tasting room and entertainment center is located in an old warehouse…

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Added by Steve Dryden on November 17, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

Make Traveling With Kids a Fun Adventure With These Top Tips

My cousin is probably the most efficient family traveler I know. She has her work cut out for her with 2-year-old and 4-year-old girls. Like a well-oiled machine, she’s ready for every contingency as if preparing for a survival operation. Sticky hands or nowhere to wash before eating? She pulls packets of wet wipes from a handy pocket of her…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on November 16, 2012 at 9:10am — 2 Comments

Alabama’s Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge



The area along Alabama’s gulf coast is unique with great beaches and wildlife refuges. More than 370 species of birds have been identified on the refuge during migratory seasons. The largest are usually ospreys and several species of herons. At the other extreme, seven species of hummingbirds have…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on November 15, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments

Around the World in 4 Days at London's World Travel Market 2012 (Photos)

Once again I can say that "I survived WTM London." World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry is held every year in November at London's Excel conference center. WTM is a vibrant must-attend four-day business-to-business event, presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to travel professionals from over 160 countries. By attending WTM, participants gain immediate competitive advantage for their business and stay abreast with the latest…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on November 14, 2012 at 4:01pm — 2 Comments

Are Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity Becoming Extinct?

Given Priceline's recent purchase of Kayak for $1.8 billion in a cash-and-stock deal, the question is either completely relevant or incredibly irrelevant.

But it's a fascinating question, and …

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 14, 2012 at 2:08pm — 4 Comments

The Gau Tao Festival of Vietnam's Hmong Ethnic Minority

Every year, when spring and the Tet  holiday come, if you go on an excursion to highlands and the northern mountainous provinces, you will be glad to see blooming peach trees and plum and to discover the mysteries in the Hmong minority’s customs and habits, to welcome New Year, usually celebrated in early January in the lunar calendar.

The Tet holidays last 12 days, with many community activities, and the most typical is the Gau Tao festival, one of two important events each year to…

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Added by Vietnam tours on November 13, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Robert De Niro's Love Affair With the Dominican Republic





by Andy Jarosz



Double agents, high drama, betrayal and plenty of high-tech gadgetry. The Good Shepherd, directed by Robert De Niro and…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 13, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

Taking Taxis in Cairo

Simply step outside any five-star hotel, and take the taxi which awaits at the doorstep to anywhere you'd want to go in Cairo. Unfortunately, there is perhaps no more expensive way to get about in this great city. Common taxis are much more affordable, and better yet, take the longer trips on the metro and leave the taxis for short hops.



There are three main types of taxis in Cairo. The first type is the old black and white taxis. These have no meter, and the price of the trip…

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Added by Manta Royal on November 12, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What Is Vin de Pays d’Oc?

What is Vin de Pays d'Oc?



Wines of Pays d’Oc are simply more adventurous bucking French wine making convention. Elevated worlds above table wine (Vin de Table) but perhaps not entirely conforming to AOC (origin of control) standards...there is plenty of room for distinctive creativity in the Vin de…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on November 12, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

New Zealand's Mount Cook Village & Oamaru: Penguins (Sort of) & Colonial Buildings

Before I left Mt. Cook, I took one last look at the amazing view. Staying longer was no option, because there was so much more to see in the South. Early in the morning, when my car windows were still frozen, I decided to drive more south, towards Oamaru.

I drove along a few beautiful lakes that New…

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Added by Jessica de Heij on November 11, 2012 at 8:38am — No Comments

Dhikala Safari Zone of India's Corbett National Park Reopens

After having been closed in mid-June, the Dhikala Safari Zone will again open for tourist form 15th of November as scheduled every year. It is the most famous tourist zone among all the four tourist zones of Corbett Park. One can perform jeep safaris and canter safaris here but having jeep safari here one needs to have a night-stay permit and canter safari can be done staying outside the core area of national park.

The…

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Added by Global Tourism India on November 10, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

Snorkeling in Costa Rica is Magical off the Nicoya Peninsula

One of the most amazing things I’ve learned how to do is scuba dive. It’s the closest thing to flying I’ve ever felt, and given my fear of heights (or, rather, falling from them), it feels a whole lot safer. When you get your buoyancy…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on November 9, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Powerboat Cruising in the Salish Sea of the Pacific Northwest

I went to one of the top 1,000 places to see before dying. As I keep coming back, there are probably still 999 to go. Seeing the San Juan Islands of Washington automatically includes memorable activities such as sighting eagles, fishing, crabbing, beach walking, nature parks, sailing, kayaking… you get the idea. What I like to do in the San Juan Islands is take a boat out of Bellingham. Once underway, I skipper myself into a nirvana harbor. I will list here several such harbors that induce…

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Added by Allan D. Kissam on November 9, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Johnny Jet on Cruising

                                                                   John DiScala, JohnnyJet.com



We’re pleased…

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Added by www.insuremytrip.com on November 8, 2012 at 5:56pm — 2 Comments

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