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Featured Member Blog Posts – May 2014 Archive (50)

Singapore: 5 Best Things To Do in Britain's Former Colony

A woman prepares dinner in her Singapore streetside joint. Photo: TravelingReporter.com

 

SINGAPORE TRAVEL GUIDE. When mentioning that you are going to Singapore, everybody will tell you, “Don’t forget to have a Singapore Sling!”. The famous sweet…

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Added by Traveling Erik on May 30, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments

New Costa Rica Jade Museum Opens in San José

San Jose, Costa Rica, has a new national Museum of Jade and Pre-Columbian Art. Open to the public as of May 26, 2014, the new Jade Museum is located in the Plaza de la Democracia (Democracy Plaza) opposite the…

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Added by Shannon Farley on May 30, 2014 at 7:24am — No Comments

In the Footsteps of Woody Allen in New York City

The program for our upcoming trip to New York City later this week is now engraved in digital stone in my calendar. After several days of working on planning for this trip, I have just finished putting the final touches on a very full schedule of events and happenings spanning the course of four days, under the master theme “In the footsteps of Woody Allen”.…

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Added by Denis C Gagnon on May 29, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

U.S. & Mexico's Wide, Wide West: Buses & Borders

 

Puerto Libertad is a notch ahead of Puerto Lobos.  At least it has some hotels, and restaurants, too—even an Oriental one, I hear.  But I know in my heart the trip’s really over, anyway, because once the rhythm’s broken, then you have to skip to the next…

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Added by Earl Hardie Karges on May 29, 2014 at 9:03am — No Comments

Things to do in Maui with Kids: Maui Sugar Cane Train

Sugar Cane Train Maui Steam

Releasing steam - photo credit: Stephany Wiestling

(reprinted from BestKidFriendlyTravel.com)

My 6 year old boy loves trains, much…

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Added by Steph Wiestling on May 28, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Brazil's Paradisaical Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande is one of those places where anyone who loves nature, hiking, wild beaches, or anywhere far removed from the pollution, noise and commodities of a big city, will feel as though they’ve reached paradise. Located in the bay of the same name, in Rio de Janeiro State, it is a destination entirely disconnected from worldly…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 28, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

Cape Escape! Cape Cod's Sea Crest Beach Hotel

Set on a private stretch of North Falmouth's Old Silver Beach on Buzzards Bay, dune grasses and traditional shaked cottages weathered to a classic gray surround a community of 264 rooms spread across 8 buildings. From its 1927 origins as a summer playhouse to its recent emergence from a top-to-bottom $15 million renovation, Sea Crest…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on May 27, 2014 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Estrasburgo de Birra y Cuento

Las casitas de madera son como de cuento de los hermanos Grimm. Las flores alegran las fachadas inclinadas. Las banderas de la Unión Europea ondean en los balcones. Si uno enciende la tele o lee un periódico, Europa parece estar más de moda que nunca. ¿Por qué no…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on May 27, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

Birdwatching in Costa Rica’s Northern Plains

If you think bird-watching is, well, “for the birds”, then you haven’t traveled to…

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Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 26, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

How Do You Plan Your Trip to Walt Disney World?

If you are planning for a Walt Disney World vacation, you seriously need to do some research. Planning is key to making the most of your time and budget to enjoy the amazing world of theme parks, entertainment, water parks, hotels, shopping and much more to add. Advance research work and planning help you to utilize your trip for maximum enjoyment in the Walt Disney World. So…

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Added by Stephen Smith on May 26, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

Why Visit Malta?

Valletta. Malta.

As every Muslim should visit Mecca at least once in his lifetime, every fan of the history of medieval knights should visit Malta at least once. So we are flying to Malta.

The islands, collectively known as the Maltese Islands, are a storehouse of information and enjoyment for any fan of history. Not only the oldest buildings of the world—the Prehistoric Temples of Malta—are located here. You will also find here the well-preserved medieval city Mdina, "City of…

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Added by Victor Tribunsky on May 25, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Whale-Watching in Samaná, Dominican Republic: A Paean to Cetaceans

There are few sights in nature more dramatic and moving than that of a majestic leviathan of the seas (or better yet, a pod of them), and a number of areas around the world are known as great places to go spot them on their annual migrations. The Dominican Republic ranks high on that list, particularly the eastern stretch of its north shore…
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Added by David Paul Appell on May 24, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Peach & Pecan Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Sometimes the hot summer months do not lend themselves to a desire for a rich, hot meal. Rather, you would prefer to delight in something light and fresh to contrast with the heat and humidity of the season. One such recipe can be found in our BBAV cookbook:

Peach & Pecan Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp butter

½ cup…

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Added by Bed & Breakfast of VA on May 23, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Guarding Against Malaria in Africa

Many would-be tourists have failed to conquer their fear of traveling to Africa with many misconceptions. Malaria and mosquito bites are very much feared by these tourists, however malaria can be avoided on your trip to Africa. Malaria, spread by the anopheles mosquito, kills millions of people in tropical and sub-tropical Africa every year. As a visitor to Africa you are also at risk of getting this disease. But with the right precautions you can…

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Added by Krystal Christine on May 23, 2014 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

Vancouver's Granville Island

 

Living on my back, people come, telling their stories, singing their songs. They celebrate together, their significant days and their creative ways. I am the spirit of the island they once called Snauq, born of the ocean. Like a sand castle I may be moulded and used, remoulded and used again. Like nature itself, the possibilities abound. I am a mirror in which…

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Added by Indra Chopra on May 22, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Musts on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands



The Canary Islands are the kind of place where you feel you have stepped into a different world.  Its…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 22, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Piedras Blancas, a Remarkable Rainforest in Southern Costa Rica

Here is the rainforest you dream to see. Down at the bottom of Costa Rica, in the very south of the country that is thankfully not on the tourism “superhighway” and explored only by adventurous intrepid travelers, lay rugged mountains, free-flowing rivers, plunging waterfalls, striking beaches and magnificent towering trees in dense…

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Added by Shannon Farley on May 21, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Hit the Brakes: Roadside Attractions in the U.S.

From quirky museums to must-see oddities, the Americana road side experience has become so popular that it even got its own smartphone app and a website with tips and stories from travelers. If you're booking a car rental in the U.S., planning your road trip should get a lot more exciting with…

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Added by Marta Fonseca on May 21, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

Travel Photography: The World Through A Camera

Photography has done a great deal to change the way we document and share our travels. Back in the 18th and 19th century, when the Grand Tour was in vogue, travel journals were all the rage. Nowadays, a picture is worth a thousand words, and it's increasingly easier to snap a shot. Film cameras are a relic of the past, decreasing even further the costs associated with…

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Added by Agnes Riley on May 20, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

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