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May 2012 Blog Posts (154)

The Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda.





The Virungas are the last outpost of the endangered mountain gorilla, and their lash slopes provide an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is perhaps the most poignant and thrilling wildlife experience in Africa. Nothing can prepare rwanda gorilla trekking visitor…

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Added by African Travel Hub on May 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Mount Kilimanjaro volcanic tours and exploring snow Travel tips

Kilimanjaro Volcanic Tours and Snow are opposite things, very hot and very cold but they have relations.

Mount Kilimanjaro volcanic peaks were formed several years ago. Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo are volcanic snows.Some millions ago, Volcano erupted from Great African rift valley. Great African rift valley is a source of wonderful tourist destinations like Ngorongoro Crater,…

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Added by Kilimanjaro climbing Expeditions on May 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Nick’s Picks: Three San Francisco Street Fairs Not to Miss in the Month of June

Being a native San Franciscan makes me somewhat of an expert on the events, the people, and the pulse of one of the most traveled cities on the planet. In the month of June, in the “City By The Bay,” marks the beginning of what I call “Street Fair Season.” Almost every week in June in San Francisco neighborhoods celebrate the arrival of summer with blocked off streets, arts and crafts, and just about every imaginable type of  succulent street food. Get your groove on at these “San Fran”…

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Added by Nicholas Kontis on May 25, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

HOMERIC ADDS ISRAEL-GREECE COMBINATION

Prices begin at $1,875 per person for 10 day independent tour

Israeland Greece– two countries rich in history – combine on a new 10-day Jerusalem, Athens and the Greek Isles itinerary from Homeric Tours.  The company, which specializes in distinctive travel to Greece and the Mediterranean, offers regular departures through October 22, priced from $1,855 per person for August…

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Added by Linda Kundell on May 24, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

The Magic of Costa Rica's Pacuare River

What could be more fun than splashing down a warm-water tropical river, dodging this way and that and bouncing in and out of waves in an inflatable raft?
Costa Ricais one of the world’s top destinations for
whitewater rafting. Just last…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 24, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Tanzania's Lake Manyara National Park: Birders' Paradise

Lake Manyara is Tanzania’s bird watching paradise which stretches for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment; Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting explained by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The compact game-viewing circuit…

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Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on May 24, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

From Poland

Gdansk is one of four Polish venues of UEFA EURO 2012. We are running a Gdansk city weekend on 25 May and a 6 day tour starting in the city on 30 June. This rote takes in woods, lakes and castles, as well as Hitler's bunker.

Poland walking holidays with Walk…

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Added by Ania Marzec-Manser on May 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hitting Cuba's Famed 'Hemingway Trail'





by Andy Jarozs

In his 1999 documentary series Hemingway Adventure, Michael Palin, the Monty Python star turned traveler (no relation to Sarah, as far as we know), visited …

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 24, 2012 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Portugal: Understanding Road Tolls

There have recently been some changes to the way toll roads work in Portugal, with roads that were previously toll-free suddenly becoming paid. Travellers headed for Portugal will come across three different types of roads: national roads, highways and SCUTs.

National roads have no tolls and they're tolerably well-maintained, particularly stretches of…

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Added by Agnes Riley on May 23, 2012 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

Top 5 Luxury Boutique Hotels Brightening Stay in Italy

A trip in order to attain complete bliss, acquainting with art and culture, delighting taste buds with delicacies to screaming of pleasure on adventurous activities; Italy is the country for memorable European holidays. The kitty of Italy is rich and also generous to lend something to its visitors. Know more about some well reputed luxury boutique hotels in Italy catalyzing fun and comfort of holidays in one the…

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Added by Will Smith on May 23, 2012 at 2:28am — No Comments

Naked We Go!


What Do You Really Do On a Nude Vacation?



Apparently the same things you’d do if you were on a fully-clothed holiday, except, we assume, horseback ride.




But, you ask, how likely is anyone to go to a nude beach or clothes optional one, and strip?




For a country settled by humorless and uptight Puritans, a surprising 49% of Americans said they…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 22, 2012 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments

Explore, Dream, Discover at Playa Santa Teresa on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

One of my all-time favorite quotes on adventure and travel is this, from the great Mark Twain:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”


So when you are presented with a list of adventures like stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, exploring jungles, horseback riding down a…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 22, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Are You Planning A Caribbean Wedding

All Inclusive Destination Weddings | Caribbean Wedding Destination

You should also be aware of the fact that most hotels and resorts offer complete on site wedding planning services, which can save you a lot of time, and even money. Many offer exclusive packages just for Caribbean brides. Caribbean wеddіngѕ аrе beautiful,exciting and you can always count on them to offer a lot of…

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Added by Angella Grey on May 22, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

Mountain Climbing in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya & Mount Elgon

Mt. Elgon climbing is a fascinating adventure. The second highest mountain in Kenya and one of the most spectacular mountains in Africa worth climbing is Mount Elgon. Due to the unpredictable rainy season, it can be wet any time of the year although the most reliable season [dry period] is between December and February. It is also reasonably high and it is advisable to prepare…

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Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on May 21, 2012 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

Seeing the World with New Eyes

 

My story Seeing theWorld with New Eyes is  being spotlighted on Wanderlust and Lipstick,a site dedicated to tours for  adventurous women.This wander tale is included in my travel essay collection Lost Angel Walkabout. It takes place on the turn…

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Added by Linda Ballou on May 21, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

The Many Ways Travel Can Benefit Sierra Leone & Other Destinations in West Africa

Being a West Africa aficionado and responsible tourism campaigner, I talk within this blog post  about my thoughts on how travelling to a country such as 
…
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Added by West Africa Discovery on May 21, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Adventure Trips | Kayaking in Maine

The state of Maine entices kayak enthusiasts with 3500 miles of craggy coastline and access to about 3,000 small islands. Maine kayak excursions come in all varieties. Some people come to Maine to learn how to kayak. Others rent a kayak for a few hours. Adventurous kayak enthusiasts take an all day guided tour, or multi-day kayak and camping excursions.

Maine Kayaking…

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Added by Angella Grey on May 20, 2012 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Rome on $500 a Day

We left Umbria after 6 days of wonderful tours, meals, making new friends and never reaching for our wallet all courtesy of the Umbrian tourism authority. When in Italy be sure to visit Umbria.. We took a nice train ride of about 2 hours into Rome’s central train station.

I got off the train and desperately needed to relive myself of that morning’s espresso shots. The men’s room…

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Added by Forrest Walker on May 20, 2012 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

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