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Tall Tales at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa: An Epic Retreat on Connecticut's Coast

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You have many opportunities for stepping back in time when exploring Connecticut's coastline. One stellar example is the Saybrook Point section of Old Saybrook Connecticut, situated at the confluence of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound 100 miles equidistant from Boston and NYC. Before interstate highways and multi lane bridges dominated the…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on June 29, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Top 5 Airports to Get Stranded In



The thought of a flight delay can fill any roving traveller with dread, but fear not, after much travelling we have found the best airports to get stranded in:

1. Geneva Airport, Switzerland



You have just returned a…

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Added by Auto Europe on June 28, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Bavaria, Munich and Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest will take place for the 179th time and rock & roll Munich for almost 3 weeks. The beer feast will begin on 22 September and run till 7 October this year. The city will change into a folk festival with people wearing traditional Bavarian outfits all these days. You will find it surprising to see women hurrying to work on…

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Added by Auto Europe on June 28, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Amazing Cave on Vietnam's Amazing Halong Bay

Situated in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage area, Sung Sot or “Amazing Cave” is on Bo Hòn Island,…

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Added by Indochina Sails on June 27, 2016 at 11:21am — No Comments

Washington DC's Wonderful Willard Hotel: An American Treasure

photo: LEE SNIDER PHOTO IMAGES





by Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer

 

Recently we needed a place to stay for an appearance for both of us at the National Press…

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Added by Harvey frommer on June 26, 2016 at 7:16am — No Comments

Vacation Like a San Francisco Sea Lion: Head for the Coast of Oregon



The famous San Francisco sea lions that occupy prime dock space on Pier 39 first appeared there shortly after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Then in 2009, they mysteriously disappeared for three months. Where did they go? 



Oregonians believe that the celebrity sea lions…

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Added by The2Writers.com Page on June 24, 2016 at 7:39am — No Comments

5 Insider Tips for Planning Your Perfect Costa Rica Vacation

Costa Rica is one of the hottest holiday destinations of 2016, but planning a vacation to Costa Rica can be overwhelming given the seemingly endless choices of what to do, and where to go and stay. A simple Google search for “Costa Rica vacations” yields close to 78 million results!



Who has the time to research all of that information? You just want a…

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Added by Shannon Farley on June 23, 2016 at 10:19am — No Comments

Santorini's Nea Kamini Volcano

Most cruise ships sailing the Aegean Sea call at the island Santorini. Although none of the harbours can accommodate larger ships, and they have to anchor, and transfer their passengers ashore by tender, it is nonetheless quite popular.

Santorini owes its crescent shape and steep cliffs to a cataclysmic volcanic eruption in 1450 BC, which left the world’s…

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Added by Keith Kellett on June 22, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments

The Bopping Bellavista Neighbourhood of Santiago, Chile



by Cristóbal Ramírez





The hopping, happening district of Chile's capital between the Mapocho River and San Cristóbal Hill these days throbs with both colour and young people eager to take on the world. Back in the 17th and 18th…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on June 21, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

To Konstanz, Germany - Both Under & Over the Alps

 

 

Our “ultimate European road trip,” started in Suttgart, Germanyafter we picked up our brand-new…

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Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on June 20, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Dominican Baseball Hits a 'Jonrón'

  If…

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Added by David Paul Appell on June 19, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dublin’s Top 10 Spots for Dinner





As the capital of Ireland, amazing Dublin has won the hearts of many visitors, impressing with its mysterious castles and palaces, stunning nature, and beautiful landscapes. 



But while sightseeing is great, many also need to focus on the practical, such as affordable eats. Dublin isn't quite on the list of…

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Added by Lily Berns on June 18, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

6 of London's Best Located 5-Star Hotels

Five Star Hotels in London

Best for a Night Out: The Savoy



If you want to book a special hotel for a big night out, you will no doubt need it to be near the West End, where the city's best restaurants, clubs, theatres and pubs are located. Where better to rest your head then than the fabulous Savoy, possibly the most famous hotel in London and located conveniently just a stone's throw from Covent Garden, along The Strand?



Best for Museums: The Gore Hotel



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Added by mary yohanan on June 17, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

The Amazing Hilton Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv - Hilton Pool LOBBY

by Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer



It seems like this hotel has always been there. And in many ways this is a statement closer to the truth than one might imagine. Construction work was launched on September 13, 1962, just a few years after the founding of Israel itself.…

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Added by Harvey frommer on June 16, 2016 at 6:13am — 1 Comment

Barefoot Riviera Maya: Puerto Morelos





Forty minutes south of Cancún, Puerto Morelos is the main port of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. This might suggest industrial activity, with large cargo ships and other features that would not make it at all appealing for visitors. But instead, this is a charming, laid-back  fishing town with a barefoot-Caribbean…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on June 15, 2016 at 7:37am — No Comments

Tasting Affordable California White, Red and Rosé Wines

 

A table full of good wines to sample along with creative food pairings isn’t a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Luckily, I was part of the Occasional Wine Council blessed with this task.

 

Four Chardonnays were on our list of wines to sample. I do like a good…

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Added by Linda Milks on June 14, 2016 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Costa Rica - Up-and-Coming Culinary Travel Destination?



You always hear about Costa Rica’s amazing beauty. The fabulous uncrowded beaches. The exciting volcanoes. The thrilling adventures like zip lining and whitewater rafting. The wildlife … rainforest … and the warm, tropical climate.



What you don’t often hear about is Costa Rican…

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Added by Shannon Farley on June 13, 2016 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Mexico City's Coyoacán: Art, Rock, Leon & Frida

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Added by Iberia Airlines on June 12, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments

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