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Featured Member Blog Posts – April 2017 Archive (30)

An Astonishing Egyptian Temple in...Madrid??



During my first visit to Madrid way back in 1978, strolling out near my family’s hotel near Plaza de España, I was gobsmacked to suddenly spy, of all things, an ancient Egyptian temple – right on downtown Calle Ferraz, on a platform in a reflecting pool of…

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Added by David Paul Appell on April 30, 2017 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Roaming Around Rio



On New Year’s Day 1502, a Portuguese ship captained by one Gaspar de Lemos sailed into what is now Guanabera Bay. Thinking that this was the mouth of a river, they called it Rio de Janeiro,  ‘January River’, and, although there wasn’t actually a river here, the name stuck. Nowadays, it’s usually just shortened to ‘Rio’ … and, although there are many other places…

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Added by Keith Kellett on April 29, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Conquering Co Tien (Fairy) Mountain in Nha Trang, Vietnam



Outside the city of Nha Trang, on the south central coast of Vietnam (an eight-hour drive or one-hour flight from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City), lies a mythic mountain, Co Tien, from you can enjoy the feeling of relaxation and enjoy Indochina travel, freedom and enjoy the panoramic city and sea views.…

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Added by David Dzung on April 28, 2017 at 8:46am — No Comments

New York City Is Hungry for Food Halls



Increasingly popular in many cities throughout the world – food halls have especially become a big thing of late in New York City, and for visitors they’re providing some of the most fun ways possible to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Unlike the “food courts” that have been…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on April 27, 2017 at 7:31am — No Comments

International Health Insurance

Moving abroad can be so overwhelming. You have to essentially start from scratch. But if you are relocating to a country without a Social Healthcare System that fits your needs, you will want to find the right Expat International Insurance. But with so…

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Added by lauren quinn on April 26, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

4 Top Snacks for an Aussie Road Trip

Benny Marty





Face it, Australia is one big country and involves a lot of car time to get the full road trip experience.

 

You can’t avoid bathroom breaks…

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Added by Jason Hall on April 25, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Costa Rica's Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park



Visiting Costa Rica’s Caribbean region for a one-day shore excursion during your cruise? Or traveling to Costa Rica’s Caribbean beaches? While there, you don’t want to miss an exciting visit to Costa Rica's rainforest at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park.



Different from…

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Added by Shannon Farley on April 24, 2017 at 3:20pm — No Comments

5 Tips For Better Travel Photos



Are you no good at all at taking pictures, especially when travelling? Do you come back from a trip all excited about the pictures you took but when you show them they are far from what you expected? Don’t worry, it’s something very common, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to settle for just anything,…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on April 23, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

5 Fun Activities for Kids in Rome

Rome is not an ordinary city. Harmoniously combining all the epochs, it conceals many mysteries. Many tourists travel with children who, like adults, do not want to be bored.…



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Added by Tom Collins on April 22, 2017 at 10:55am — No Comments

8 Bucket-List Road Trips

We have read hundreds of road trip itineraries, motorcycle diaries, car trips and what not. It is still unbelievable why these road trips are lifting our hearts up. Be it the views, the thrill hidden, the bends and ascends, the food cafes, historical buildings, farms and landscapes, everything on a road trip creates pleasure and most of the time, bliss. Find some of the most exemplary road trips around the world one should have on his bucket…

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Added by Pritha Rajkhowa on April 21, 2017 at 4:26pm — No Comments

A Fez in Morocco That Fits Beautifully



As a Westerner, this country at the western end of North Africa remains one of the most memorable I have ever visited, due in no small part to its “Imperial Cities” – …

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Added by David Paul Appell on April 20, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

Spain BC: 7 Fascinating Caves With Prehistoric Art

Spain Cantabria Altamira Cave ceiling José-Manuel Benito Wikipedia



As rich as the recorded history of Spain is, it all adds up to a mere microsecond in terms of human presence on the peninsula that eventually became known as Iberia. Homo sapiens arrived here during the Paleolithic era, some, oh, 1.2 million years back, give or take – including the last stand of the…

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Added by Jose Balido on April 19, 2017 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Deep-Sea Fishing in Costa Rica



Of all the things to do in Costa Rica, deep-sea fishing is definitely at the top of the list. In fact Costa Rica has 95 world records and highly regarded as one of the top sport fishing destinations in the world. The government of Costa Rinca intends on keeping it that way and…

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Added by Robert Walsh on April 18, 2017 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Is Baranco Lima, Peru's Niftiest Neighbourhood?



by Cristóbal Ramírez

At first glance, you might not even feel you're in Peru’s capital – Barranco has a different flavour from, say, the historic centre or modern Miraflores. This petite district ending on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean was…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on April 17, 2017 at 7:43am — No Comments

Easter Week Just One of the Medieval Splendors of Zamora, Spain



Throughout the Catholic world, this week is Semana Santa (Holy Week, aka Easter Week), and nearly every city and town in Spain marks the occasion with elaborate processions and pageantry dating back centuries. None, however, is older than…

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Added by Max Pesling on April 16, 2017 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Central Japan's Takayama Matsuri Festival

 

We arrived before 10 am, and our VIP group was hastily ushered to seats arranged right in front of one of the main yatai – a festival float on wheels, presented before Sakurayama Hachiman shrine, the main protector of the city since it’s enlargement in 1683.



The elaborately decorated float was removed from the Yatai Kaikan (Festival…

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Added by Marian Goldberg on April 15, 2017 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

Hilton Showcases Brooklyn's Rich History

Recently opened at the corner of Smith and Schermerhorn Streets straddling downtown and the Boerum Hill neighborhood, Hilton Brooklyn is the first full-service hotel of its caliber to open here. Situated in a former…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on April 14, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

A Guide to Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema Beach

A visit to Ipanema Beach is number one on every visitor's to-do list



When visitors to…

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Added by lauren quinn on April 13, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

6 Havana Restaurants Worth Trying



If you are lucky enough to visit the striking Cuban capital Havana, we’d like to recommend a few nice places where you can have lunch or dinner:

Paladar El Rincón de Elegguá



Here you will find many chicken, pork or fish-based dishes. It is a very well located restaurant, which might make…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on April 12, 2017 at 8:11am — No Comments

Mai Chau, Vietnam: Sapa’s Lesser Known Sister City

 

A Mai Chau day trip from Hanoi wasn’t on my original list of places I wanted to see in Vietnam.  Sapa,  however, was. I wanted to see the bright green terraced rice paddies that the area is known for.  Even more, I wanted to experience the lives of the minority tribes who live in the SaPa Valley and its surrounds.

It’s a reasonable distance out to Sapa from Hanoi, and whilst that didn’t…

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Added by Mai Chau Ecolodge on April 11, 2017 at 1:08pm — No Comments

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