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A Buenos Aires Tradition: INSIDE RestoBar



By Roy Heale



The famous Follies Bergère cabaret of Paris led the way in risqué entertainment in the late nineteenth century. In England “The Full Monty” became a household expression in the 1990s. But today in Buenos Aires one of the renowned main attractions for tourists and…

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Added by Roy Heale on August 29, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

Stargazing in Utah's Arches National Park



From Luxury to Primitive

Moab, UT



(TTBS) The sun was shining, the sky a beautiful cloudless bright blue as we pulled out of our luxury accommodations in Avon, Colorado. The front that had caused the snow showers had finally pulled out of the area, temperatures were raising and clear weather was predicted for the next few…
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Added by Comphoppers on August 27, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

A Night in Kenya With The Maasai Lions

(TTBS) It’s not that a night spent in the Serengeti bush is any longer than a typical night somewhere else – but when your tent is sandwiched in Kenya between the Maasai village cows and a pride of hungry lions – it certainly seems that way!



At first I wasn’t sure exactly why my eyes popped open. The clouds from the…

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Added by What Boundaries? Live Your Dream on August 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Topless Bathing Wars in Italy

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Topless Bathing Wars in Italy



It didn’t take long.



In fact it took two minutes for a judge in Rome, Italy, to… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 27, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Mancation - Charlie Don't Surf in Santa Barbara, California

How can I explain this title to those under 55? Charlie Don’t Surf is a great line from the film Apocalypse Now about the Viet Nam War; Colonel Kilgore answering a soldier as to why they need to take a point of land with a great surf break and risk lives – all to satisfy the surfing-quest ego of the Colonel. A more recognizable line from the film is “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” Politics for my…

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Added by Allan D. Kissam on August 25, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Arenal Volcano, A Mystic Gem of Costa Rica

Arenalvolcano

Image by Costaricatripguide via Flickr





Arenal Volcano, one of the most famous destinations of…

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Added by Erick Hidalgo on August 23, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Unplugged Vacations: Places To Digitally Detox, and Be Happy

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Unplugged Vacations: Places To Digitally Detox, and Be Happy



Derrick Jackson, an astute… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 23, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Munich Oktoberfest Celebrates 200th Anniversary in 2010



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Added by Evelyn Kanter on August 23, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

American Airlines Adds Yet Another Fee

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American Airlines Charges for Front Row Seats



American Airlines (AMR Corp.) already charges for checked bags, priority boarding, booking on… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 19, 2010 at 11:08pm — 4 Comments

Southernmost Mojito in Key West

Louie's Backyard on 700 Waddell Avenue in Key West has a waterfront bar called the "afterdeck" that while rustic in appearance, is quite possibly one of the best places to sip a mojito in peace and quiet on this island of motley residents and tourists -- just a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle of Duval Street. Trust me when I tell you, the drink was as good as the view.…



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Added by Maria de los Angeles on August 19, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Postcard From Hawk's Cay in the Florida Keys



I recently traveled on a press trip to the Florida Keys. I stopped at Hawk's Cay first, followed by two blissful days in Key West, staying at the Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa. Here's a quick wrap-up of my trip, but more stories coming soon at Sex and the Beach.…

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Added by Maria de los Angeles on August 18, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Flight Attendants Get No Respect. Can They Do Their Jobs?

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Flight Attendants Get No Respect. So Can They Do Their Jobs?



Wanted: Someone to push heavy carts along a narrow aisle dispensing Coke (the… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 18, 2010 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Senators To U.S. DOT: Revise Airplane-Related Animal Death Policy

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When James Hough’s pet puppy, Iagan, died on Delta flight #125 from Brussels to Atlanta in February, he was… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on August 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Epic Adventures

This past weekend, my best friend Allyson (another avid cruiser) and I had the opportunity to board Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Epic, and take a tour. Before I go into details about our experience, let me just say that the Epic is, quite simply, Epic. It was aptly named & has quickly become a favorite. The NCL staff was not only polite and helpful but created a quick… Continue

Added by Stephanie Hart on August 17, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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…

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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…

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Added by Roy Heale on August 17, 2010 at 12:50pm — 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 Jose 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…

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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

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