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Featured Member Blog Posts – May 2016 Archive (32)

3 Cool Under-the-Radar Sights of Hong Kong



Visitors to Hong Kong Island know about the iconic Victoria Peak and other tourist favorites, but here are three fun things to do when staying at downtown's 550-room Ibis Ibis Hong Kong Central and Sheung Wan Hotel.

1. Take the tram for a step back in time and explore the bustling north corridor of…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on May 31, 2016 at 2:19pm — No Comments

High Times at the Palm Springs Air Museum

Lounging by the pool and yacking it up can get old, so here is something untypical to do when killing an afternoon in Palm Springs, CA. Open to visitors is a real B-17 bomber from World War II with access throughout from the nose to the tail. This is one of the few displays that let people go inside…

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Added by Allan D. Kissam on May 30, 2016 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Exquisite Lake Lugano, the 'Little Lake in the Middle'

Our recent “ultimate European road trip” now heads north through Italy's lake country, stopping at Lake Lugano, between Garda and Maggiore. About two thirds of this lake's shoreline is in Switzerland and about one third in Italy, resulting in a blending of their respective cultures which creates a unique as well as charming…

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Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on May 29, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

5 Astonishing European Cities For Your Must-Visit List



Barcelona





A fun and very popular destination in the recent years, the city is a showcase of the national culture of Catalonia, Spain's ethnically distinct…

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Added by Bob Conor on May 28, 2016 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Cuenca, Ecuador's Colonial Charmer

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Added by David Paul Appell on May 27, 2016 at 12:39pm — No Comments

An Unexpected Asian Wedding Tour





When dreams come true, they no longer seem like dreams. For me to imagine that, when I first took an airplane abroad alone, to Paris, that I had no friends anywhere in Europe or Asia. Now, years later, another early dream involved weddings. It seemed like the ultimate way to show that you'd been accepted into a culture, to take part in one of its most personal…

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Added by Nithin C on May 26, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Costa Rica Could Be Your New Home

Costa Rica has been a popular destination for North American expats for decades. And this happy country recently was again named one of the best countries to retire.

Why is Costa Rica such a great place to live?…

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Added by Shannon Farley on May 24, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Summer in Edinburgh

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Added by Iberia Airlines on May 23, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Great Travel, Great Stories

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Traveling through space is geography.  Traveling through time is history.  I just finished reading the Travels of Marco Polo and Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux simultaneously; okay, actually I was alternating between them.  As fate would have it, they’re traveling…

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Added by Earl Hardie Karges on May 22, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Ceiba - Latin America’s Most Storied Tree



I have this kinda funny (as in funky, not ha-ha) tree growing right smack in the middle of my front yard in Miami. It’s admittedly not a particularly cuddly or friendly looking bit of botany, its trunk prickling all over as it is with conical thorns. But for me it’s all about the mystique, being as it is…

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Added by Jose Balido on May 21, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Bath, England & Jane Austen

The vast majority of visitors to Bath find themselves entranced by the city's elegant architecture and its charming setting, nestling among the hills of the southern edge of the Cotswolds.  Not so Jane Austen, who allegedly hated the city, and had to be dragged there against her will in 1801 when her father moved the family to Bath upon his retirement.  Jane's antipathy…

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Added by Vicky Picks on May 20, 2016 at 6:01am — No Comments

Touring the Mountain Highlands of Luzon in the Philippines



The tour started of with an early morning breakfast and on to our jeepney ride, which would take us to the rice terraces and one of the surrounding villages. Jeepneys are popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They were originally left over US military jeeps from World War II that were stripped down to accommodate more seating and of decorated with a very vibrant…

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Added by Mitchelle on May 18, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Phoenix' Musical Instrument Museum Plays It Cool, Indeed

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Added by Maureen Blevins on May 17, 2016 at 5:41pm — No Comments

How to Choose the Best Travel Insurance Plan



More and more people are beginning to realise that travel insurance is a very important part of any comprehensive plan to have a fun, healthy and successful trip. Plans vary greatly when it comes to what they do and do not cover, but most people will definitely find a plan that fits their needs perfectly. The risks covered by travel insurance plans are very…

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Added by Simon Hopes on May 16, 2016 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Iceland's Top Attractions & Destinations



Iceland is the best place in the world to see the beauty of the glaciers surrounded by huge mottled fields with cracks. Holidays in Iceland with amazing Iceland Glaciers will be the unbelievable trip for the any travellers.



Experience, too, the most beautiful, enhancing and charming majestic waterfalls in Iceland. It gives the visitor an opportunity to walk…

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Added by Arnar Olaffson on May 16, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

Hitting All the 'Game of Thrones' Locations in All 6 Countries





Movies/TV tourism is of course a popular and growing subsector of travel, as New Zealand joyously discovered with Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit franchises and areas of the United Kingdom found in the wake…

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Added by Jose Balido on May 14, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Hiking in the Jungle? How to Survive if You Get Lost!



One moment you’re walking along a rainforest trail enjoying the incredible sounds and sights, when suddenly you spot monkeys hopping from tree to tree. You definitely want to get pictures of that, so you go off the trail following the monkeys. Before long, you’ve been so busy looking up and chasing the monkeys that now you have no idea where you are, and more importantly,…

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Added by Shannon Farley on May 14, 2016 at 12:47pm — No Comments

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