August 2010 Blog Posts (47)

Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie

So every once a while, there's a story you really, really want to do. I have one coming up next month: I'm covering the Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay, England. The festival is held every year, but this year is a big one, as it's the 120th anniversary of Dame Agatha's birth. As a dedicated fan, I've read all the books, seen all the films and BBC programs. And now I'll get to visit Christie's home, see her manuscripts, typewriters, memorabilia--and the garden of poisonous plants used to…


Added by Lillian Africano on August 17, 2010 at 3:19pm — 3 Comments

The Tango Buenos Aires Festival 2010

By Roy Heale

Despite the chilly winter weather at this time of year nothing can dampen their spirit as thousands of dance enthusiasts converge on Buenos Aires for the annual Tango Festival. Recognized as the Tango birthplace, Buenos Aires offers a year-round Tango extravaganza but every year the last two weeks of August provide an in-depth experience of this Argentine cultural and historical…


Added by Roy Heale on August 17, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Welcome to Nepal,Tibet and Bhutan

Namaste and Greetings from Nepal!

Allow us to introduce our company to you!

Shakti Travels & Trekking Pvt.Ltd is a Nepalese incoming agency . We have a highly qualified team as we are perfectly at home with the methods

of working of Nepal hotels in every budget and deluxe category.

The careful selection we make every year of the different hotels we do business with, is

unfailingly based on reasonable rates as well as, and mainly, best equipment…

Added by Shakti Travels Trekking Nepal on August 17, 2010 at 3:55am — No Comments

Interview with Ed Wetschler--Writer, Editor, Photographer

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ed Wetschler on my Success with Writing Blog.

It's a good interview. For those who would like to check it out.

For those who would like to be interviewed, please let me know which…

Added by Maralyn D Hill on August 16, 2010 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Online Vacation Rentals Market Goes Gangbusters

by José Balido

With an assist from straightened economic times (from both the supply and demand side), vacation rentals -- aka holiday rentals, as our Commonwealth cousins put it -- have been booming even more than when I last talked 'em up on this blog a year ago. New agencies -- especially Internet-based -- proliferate even as we see pushback… Continue

Added by José Balido on August 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Foul Mouth of YouTube Travel

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The Foul Mouth of You Tube Travel

I’m absolutely convinced that comments on video sharing sites, especially You Tube,… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 15, 2010 at 9:09pm — No Comments

The New Tango, Wine, and Gay Tour of Buenos Aires, Argentina

By Roy Heale

While Argentina's LGBT community is basking in the glow of the recent victory for same-sex marriage and adoption legislation there is a bustle of new activity in the gay tourism industry. International tourism to Argentina rose thirty percent in the month of June 2010 and it is probably safe to assume that many of these tourists were LGBT…


Added by Roy Heale on August 15, 2010 at 11:50am — No Comments

BBC Launches New Travel Site -- But Is It Original Enough?

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The British Broadcasting Corporation, known the work over as the BBC, just launched its new travel site, part of a… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 13, 2010 at 11:25am — 4 Comments

The Rambler

I'd just like to invite everyone to check out my travel blog The Rambler. See you there!!!

Added by Robin Schroffel on August 12, 2010 at 11:10pm — No Comments

JetBlue Flight Attendant: Hero or Nut Case?

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Jet Blue Flight Attendant: Hero or Nut Case?

Out of 94,574 votes and 2,584 comments, the… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 11, 2010 at 12:14pm — 4 Comments

Summertime... & the cruising is easy! ;D

Leaving this week for a cruise to New England & Canada for a milestone birthday! I am so excited. This is only my second cruise. It will be so nice to escape the heat. Hope all you trippers are doing great!

Added by Kathie Hagen on August 10, 2010 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Welcome To The Jungle: Teaching Kids the Value of Environmental Conservation in Costa Rica

By Bret Love for

We’re speeding down a river in Tortuguero National Park, a pristine 77,000-acre protected area at the heart of efforts to conserve the remarkable biodiversity in Costa Rica’s northeastern Limón Province. We’re far from anything you’d call “civilization,” over 2 hours by boat from the nearest road, in remote rainforests that receive up to 250 inches of rain a year. My eyes scan the dense thicket of trees that line the river, scoping for signs of… Continue

Added by on August 9, 2010 at 11:30pm — 13 Comments

Short Skirts, Bikini Tops Cause More Car Crashes

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Short Skirts, Bikini Tops Cause More Car Crashes

You know it’s summer and a slow news season when the web site,… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 9, 2010 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

Wineries, Ferries & Amazing Lodging -- Seattle Style

Like most wine regions, there’s always a favorite or more publicized area of a state’s wine region. For Washington State it’s been Eastern Washington. Well…Ok, and fine….but in my quest to find the fun, the fabulous, the unique parts of a particular wine scene, I organized an 8-day wine trip to Western Washington – specifically gorgeous Seattle with all its water views, and…


Added by Linda Kissam on August 8, 2010 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Puppy Deaths On Plane Are Unacceptable

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Puppy Deaths On Plane Are Unacceptable

The death of seven puppies this week on an American Airline flight from Tulsa to Chicago broke the… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 6, 2010 at 2:45pm — 7 Comments

Learn Social media Tricks at THETRADESHOW when you go to THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOW

Social media continues to be the hot topic, and while many peoplehave jumped on the bandwagon, there are still those looking to learn more, especially when it comesto utilizing these new tools to grow their business. This year, THETRADESHOW (Orlando Sept. 12-14)has lined up a full array of seminars, covering everything from YouTube marketing to the basics of…

Added by ASTA on August 6, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Working with Travel Marketers and Public Relations Agencies

Today, the lines between professional and personal, paid and earned are increasingly difficult to determine, thanks to the advent of social media. And for travel

bloggers and PR and marketing professionals the line gets even fuzzier. While

both groups may at heart have similar goals, their methods are very different,

which often leads to misunderstandings and…


Added by ASTA on August 6, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

I love Sauvignon Blanc in all its forms, but I especially enjoy the New Zealand style. So when marketing rep Catherine Seda recently sent me a sample of the…


Added by Linda Kissam on August 5, 2010 at 7:01pm — No Comments

What Are You Searching for?

FeelAtHome Tours & Safari Ltd -Zanzibar

A Zanzibar’s lasting mystical based tour operator, FeelAtHome Tours…


Added by Hasu Suha on August 5, 2010 at 4:10pm — No Comments

It's Coming...

Fall Foliage!!!! Who's excited?

Added by Susana Soltero Liebow on August 5, 2010 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

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