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TripAdvisor Adds Cool New Feature: “Reviews At A Glance”

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TripAdvisor Adds Cool New Feature: “Reviews At A Glance”



It’s not easy to find



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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on September 30, 2010 at 3:27pm — 2 Comments

A Bit of History of the Music of the Seychelles Islands

If you have been to the Seychelles you will know Music is a love of the local people. It will be heard all over the market place in Victoria and on picnic sites all over the Seychelles Islands. You will see people dancing, smiling and just loving life.



But where did the origins of the Seychelles Local Kreole Music and Dance come from?



While to start the name given to the Seychelles Islands by the Arabs was Zarin Islands which many believe was influenced by the music of the… Continue

Added by Chalets d' Anse Forbans on September 30, 2010 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

Sharp Dressed John Travels to Key West on Travel Quest HD









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Added by Sharp Dressed John on September 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Visiting Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

Tamarindo Costa Rica, September 29th, 2010.



By Jardin del Eden Hotel, Tamarindo Beach Hotel…





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Added by Erick Hidalgo on September 29, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Battle Lines Are Drawn in Germantown, Pennsylvania -- Again

Cannon roar and belch fire and smoke. Eyes sting and blur, trying to make sense of the forms emerging through the haze. Hundreds of men march down the cobblestoned street, ten or more across, wearing red and carrying muskets - and now they halt - kneel - and fire!

Thrilling and terrifying, despite the knowledge that it is all smoke and no real ammunition, this is the annual reenactment of the…

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Added by Linda L. Riley on September 29, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Hawksbill Turtle Lays Her Eggs: What an Experience for Your Holiday in the Seychelles!

24th September 2010: What an exciting day we have had our first Hawskbill Turtle laying her eggs at Anse Forbans beach. But unfortuntely this young turtle decided to lay her eggs in the wrong place.

We where concerned for the safety of the nest and contacted the Marine Conservation Society of the Seychelles for advice.



The Marine Conservation Society of Seychelles arrived and after a short discussion it was decided the best thing to do is to move the nest to a safe spot - it was… Continue

Added by Chalets d' Anse Forbans on September 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Shenzhen, China: A Spin Machine

30 years on and images are blurred across the Pearl River Delta. A xerox copy of Hong Kong, minus the finesse, and Shenzhen is ready to take on the wonders of the world.

Added by Indra Chopra on September 28, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Tie The Knot

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Southwest and AirTran Tie The Knot



And the mergers go on.



As Continental and United work toward a seamless merger, today’s news that… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on September 27, 2010 at 5:36pm — 2 Comments

Surfing in the Seychelles

Surfing in Seychelles can really be an amazing experience for a surfer looking for a non crowded scene. The water is warm year round, but it is recommended that you bring a long sleeved rash guard... the sun is intense! Most of the breaks are over coral reefs, so reef booties can be useful.



Seychelles has two seasons and these are wind seasons. The North-West Monsoon and the South-East Monsoon. The North-West Monsoon blows from Mid-October to Mid-May. The South-East Monsoon blows… Continue

Added by Chalets d' Anse Forbans on September 27, 2010 at 4:25pm — 1 Comment

Oahu Wrap-Up

Coconut Island


I'm back from Oahu and I miss it already! I'm so fortunate I got to stay with family because this way I could see Hawaii more like a local. Below are some tidbits you might enjoy if you're blessed with the opportunity to visit this beautiful island.



  1. Eat shrimp in the…
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Added by Maria de los Angeles on September 27, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Affordable Resorts Near New York City

THREE GETAWAYS OFFERING FOUR SEASONS OF FUN WITHIN 80 MILES OF MANHATTAN



by Ed Wetschler

Finding resorts near New York City where you can enjoy swimming, golf, and other summertime pleasures is easy. But finding full-service resorts near New York that are affordable and offer great activities in fall, winter, and spring is not so easy. The good news for folks in and…

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Added by Ed Wetschler on September 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Worrisome Letter From Mexico

The e-mail from my cousin in Mexico was fraught with anxiety.…

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Added by Steve Winston on September 27, 2010 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Cairo, Egypt

After our Barcelona/Paris trip in the spring of ‘08 we were trying to figure out where our Thanksgiving trip would be. We started punching in airports to see where we could get a reasonable fare to and Cairo came

up. A new continent, exciting culture; and the Pyramids- I was very

excited! We flew from Minneapolis to Amsterdam and had 8 hours to spend

in the city walking around. Amsterdam is a great layover spot and is

really easy to take the train from the airport to have…

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Added by Mellissa Solin on September 27, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Smart Phones Revolutionize Travel

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Smart Phones Revolutionize Travel



Our new archetypal smart-phone traveler is sitting in traffic (or has wisely pulled… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on September 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Making Biber in Switzerland's Appenzell





We spent the first 2.5 days here in Switzerland exploring Appenzellerland close to the country's eastern border with Germany. The efficient and comfy train whisked us to Weissbad, a village surrounded by steep green pastures… Continue

Added by Steve Mirsky on September 24, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Travel Thursday- Paris Food

Continuing the Travel Thursday fun! Last week I talked about the sights in Paris and saved the best for this week; the food! Parisians are known for their food and wine. With all the sightseeing we did we certainly worked

up big appetites.

Le Square Trousseau is a typical…

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Added by Mellissa Solin on September 24, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Travel Thursday- Paris Sights

Continuing on in Thursday fun, Travel Thursday is a fun day for me. I love looking back at pictures and thinking about all the trips we have been on. This week is Paris, a continuation of our Barcelona trip and

Paris is special enough that a post only about Paris was needed. After 4

days in Barcelona we grabbed a flight into Paris and took the metro in

from the airport to our hotel. We stayed at the…

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Added by Mellissa Solin on September 23, 2010 at 9:51am — No Comments

Changing the Image of Sierra Leone, West Africa, through Tourism

Western perceptions of African countries are shaped by the media focus on the events that take place within its borders. Let’s take the example of Sierra Leone which was ravaged by civil war for 11 years from 1991 to 2002. The stories of atrocity and bloodshed were given high coverage by the western media.



In 2006 Hollywood highlighted the plight of the people in Sierra Leone by making the film Blood Diamond. This told the story…
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Added by West Africa Discovery on September 23, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Taking Your Family To London

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(Please watch the Travel Video PostCard at the end of this post)



Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on September 22, 2010 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

Magical Tips for Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!



If stepping directly into the pages of a beloved fairy tale appeals to you, then a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando will be a treat!…

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Added by What Boundaries? Live Your Dream on September 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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