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January 2011 Blog Posts (150)

New York Steps into the Limelight (Again)

A NEW YORK LANDMARK CHURCH REOPENS

By Denise Mattia



If you were in New York in the 80’s you’re likely to remember the Limelight nightclub, on Sixth Avenue and 20th Street. The 19th century Gothic Revival church formerly the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, had undergone several metamorphoses, and now has become the chic Limelight…

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Added by Denise Mattia on January 31, 2011 at 11:34pm — No Comments

New Innkeepers Use Social Media To Attract New Guests (Video)

From NMT Images

Please watch the 1- minute, Travel Video PostCard at…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on January 31, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

"My Beautiful Drainpipe"

"Lauzun Hotel drainpipe"

This is one of the famous and most beautiful drainpipes in Paris. It can be seen at the  Hotel de Lauzun at 17 quai d'Anjou on Île Saint-Louis in the 4th arrondissement. (N.B. No, you can't book a room here).

The hotel…

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Added by Michael Schuermann on January 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A Dirt-Road Motorcycle Adventure in Brazil

Dirt road motorcycle adventure in Brazil



I came to Brazil to start organizing adventurous motorcycle tours, so I needed to get out there and explore. This is the story of how a casual afternoon ride turned into a two day adventure…



End of may 2009 I set out with my brand new Yamaha XT660R, and ended up entering a 4x4 trail that would take me from the BR155 (the road from Barra Mansa - Volta Redonda to Angra dos Reis) to Bananal crossing the Serra da Bocaina, which is part…

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Added by Raf Kiss on January 31, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Cottages of The Colony - Tasmania

Tasmanian Cottage Accommodation

http://www.cottagesofthecolony.com.au

 

These delightful Tasmanian Cottages are a collection of historic colonial and stylish contemporary properties - for garden lovers, antique collectors or just romantics seeking some special time together. 



Whatever you interest, your hosts will be delighted to help make your holiday a…

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Added by Ken on January 31, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Cabo goes gourmet

Experience fine dining at Don Emilianio's Restaurant in San Jose del Cabo

http://www.goingonadventures.com/2011/01/cabo-goes-gourmet.html?spref=gr#close=1

Added by Beverly Burmeier on January 29, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Forget about winter chills at enticing isle of St. Kitts

http://stripedpot.com/2011/01/29/forget-about-winter-chills-at-enticing-isle-of-st-kitts/

Check out St. Kitts--a warm, inviting Caribbean island

Added by Beverly Burmeier on January 29, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Where to be wild in Palm Beach County

 

© 2011 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

 

Housing developments and ribbons of asphalt have replaced groves and farms and consumed open space and habitat for flora and fauna alike, but there arestill  some preserves - quite literally refuges - that…

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Added by Travel Features Syndicate on January 29, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments

Tet – The biggest festival for Vietnamese. It’s time for union, celebration and having fun. Tet also changes the people conversation, people often ask each other like ‘How are you preparing for Tet?’…

Tet – The biggest festival for Vietnamese. It’s time for union, celebration and having fun. Tet also changes the people conversation, people often ask each other like ‘How are you preparing for Tet?’, ‘How big is your Tet?’ or ‘How many square cake will you make?’ or ‘How much do your children give to you?’. Those all express the excitement of Tet,…

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Added by tran minh chau on January 29, 2011 at 1:47am — No Comments

Rajasthan Tourism and Shopping

Absolutely astounding and unique in concept, colour and workmanship, the art and handicrafts of Rajasthan are beyond comparison. Be it jewellery, painting, furniture, leatherware, pottery, metal craft or hand-printed textiles, each object has a penetrating and irresistible appeal.

An ethnic aura envelopes even the simplest of forms, making each one truly a collectors delight. Rajasthan Tourism, popularly known as the…

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Added by Travel Tips on January 29, 2011 at 12:35am — No Comments

Nepal Trek Information

The best way to experience Nepal’s unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural riches is to walk through them. The immense contrasts in altitudes and climates found here support an equally spectacular mix of lifestyles, vegetation types and wildlife.

Trekking in the mountains of Nepal is more a cultural experience than a wilderness expedition. You will be passing through picturesque villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. You will see Chhetri farmers working in their…

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Added by Lopsang Sherpa on January 29, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Small Plane Pilot Alert - Tuolumne County Pine Mountain Lake Groveland Airport - Yosemite Vacation

Are you a small plane pilot, looking for a new place to visit for a get-away trip? Would you like to stroll the wooden sidewallks of a genuine Gold Rush town, and stay at a Historic Inn where the staff is incredibly friendly and the rooms and food are a delight? And maybe you'd love to not just fly over Yosemite National Park, but stop and see it at ground level.

 

Perhaps you haven't considered visiting Yosemite by private plane, because you didn't know that there was a way to…

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Added by Lynn Upthagrove on January 28, 2011 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Public Golf Courses Near Yosemite - Make the Most of Your Family Vacation!

Do you have family members who love to Golf, while others dream of lying in the sun, and still others want a vigorous hike in the great outdoors, or maybe a trail ride on horseback? No problem, you can plan the perfect vacation for everyone near Yosemite National Park.

 

There are a number of public golf courses in the Yosemite area, most in the Gateway Communities to the park and one that is actually inside Yosemite itself.  There are many sunning and swimming opportunities,…

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Added by Lynn Upthagrove on January 28, 2011 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Nicaragua: Now Open to Curious Travelers

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on January 28, 2011 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

A Woman's Travel Necessity

With the cost of checked baggage being outrageous, a pashmina is a must to bring with you on a trip, even if you're going someplace hot. A pashmina has numerous uses, yet weigh almost nothing.

  • They look great just tied around your neck and shoulders, dressing up a very simple outfit.
  • Avoid those nasty blankets on the plane and cover up with your pashmina.
  • Impromptu picnic or beach blanket
  • Emergency towel
  • Roll it up for a neck…
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Added by Linda Batey on January 28, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

St. Maarten Carnival

St. Maarten Carnival is one of the biggest event on the island... join us this year for Country St. Maarten Carnival and llive the vibes.  Carnival Dates - April 25 - Mary 3, 2011.... purchase a costume or take one of our packages by visiting our website: www.stmaartengetaway.com

Added by Andrew-Authentic Caribbean Holid on January 28, 2011 at 8:27am — No Comments

The Beautiful Desert State of India

Rajasthan History

The beautiful desert state of India and the home of the Rajputs- Rajasthan is an area of great physical beauty and contrast, massive forts and magnificent palaces are found in even the remotest part of the state. The most colourful region. Each Rajasthani city has a unique character, camel ride is possible only in the desert.

Capital : Jaipur, Area : 342000 Sq km, Tourist Season : winter/spring/autumn Population : 44006000 (1991 census)…

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Added by Travel Tips on January 28, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

In Vietnam, Shouting Noodle Soup!

Weird isn’t it? But that’s what local people call it here in Hanoi (Phở Quát). It arises a big concerning about service culture in Hanoi and some other parts in Vietnam.

Let me explain a bit for someone who has not been familar with life here in Hanoi, ‘Shouting Noodle Soup’ stands for noodle shops (very popular breakfast dish in all over Vietnam) that the owner treat their staffs and customers by shouting at them with different level of bad language (sometimes they really swear to…

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Added by tran minh chau on January 28, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Vietnamese Are Not Ugly

Beauty is said to be ‘in the eye of the beholder”.  Someone from the West may think Julia Roberts is charming.  She certainly may be, but some of the older generation in Vietnam may think differently.

I have a friend who broke up with his girl just because of a comment from his Mum about his girl’s high cheekbones.  The Vietnamese think that a girl like that will bring bad luck to her husband – and may even bring death to him!  The round face shape represents…

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Added by tran minh chau on January 28, 2011 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

La Jolla Calendar of Upcoming Events

It's January, but the sun is shining and there's lots to do in San Diego's favorite seaside community.

 

Now through April 10 – Join the team from Birch Aquarium at Scripps for…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on January 27, 2011 at 10:23pm — No Comments

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