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Featured Member Blog Posts – September 2014 Archive (31)

Saffire, Australia's Fabulous Lodge in Tasmania



It starts just after I land in Hobart. I am whisked into the airport’s private Saffire Lodge lounge. Quick refresh, an espresso and pick up my snack pack and drink, then fold into a private car to take me to the magical Freycinet Peninsula…

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Added by Bev Malzard on September 30, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Con un Mate por Sarandí en Montevideo



Parece un mar, pero es un río. El gigantesco Río de la Plata recibe a los turistas que se maravillan con sus vistas y a los ciudadanos de …

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Added by Iberia Airlines on September 29, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Cookin' Creole at a New Orleans Cooking School

Learn to cook New Orleans cuisine

Take a cooking class at the New Orleans Cooking Experience to learn about the wonders of  the Louisiana food.  It offers cooking vacations, half-day, private and special event classes to visitors and local New Orleanians.  The highly personalized classes focus on authentic Creole…

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Added by Sandra & John Scott on September 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Slice of "L'Italia," San Diego-Style

The recipe seems simple: take 2 award-winning chefs and one acclaimed restaurateur. Blend with high-quality sustainable ingredients, sprinkle liberally with lots of creativity and serve with class.  



The result: Pizzeria Mozza!



A southern California favorite since…
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Added by Hilarie Larson on September 27, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

Freda's Top 5 Tips to Save on Caribbean Travel

It's that time of the year when you a planning your vacation or weekend,getaway,

And that does not come cheap. With airlines raising the cost of tickets thanks to

the return of business flyers and more people now taking vacations who waited

due to the economic downturn, the cost of travel is now on the rise. However, 

there are still some great deals…

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Added by Freda Gore on September 26, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

The Famous Waterfalls of Damajagua in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic



Puerto Plata
 is one of the Dominican Republic’s most amazing tourist destinations (if not its most). It has white and golden sandy beaches, Victorian houses, a historic area, the Isabel de Torres mountain and its cable car, but what's more, if adventures are your thing, you can enjoy the 27 waterfalls or cascades of…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on September 25, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Long Beach, California: The Renaissance is Complete

Recently, we had an opportunity to experience Long Beach, California, in depth – the transformation of this city over the decades is nothing less than astonishing.



What was an unremarkable middle-class town has magically morphed into an exciting convention and vacation destination that rivals the…

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Added by The2Writers.com Page on September 23, 2014 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

Favorite Fall Foliage Drives in New England



Oh yes, it's that time of year again - when a region already one of America's loveliest kicks it up a few Dix Notches and rolls out the flaming reds, yellows, and oranges. Whether it's Indian summer or crisply autumnal, there's nothing more delightful than a ramble through New England's countryside in its glowing glory, the…

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Added by David Paul Appell on September 22, 2014 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Westminster Abbey, Jewel of London

The most amazing  and beautiful building in all of London, Westminster Abbey!

An absolutely beautiful building with an astonishing history.

If you ever go to London, do the Abbey. Even if you are  just there for a day, do the Abbey. Photos are not allowed inside, but most of you have…

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Added by Forrest Walker on September 21, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where Does Fear of Flying Come From?





One of the safest things you could be doing right now is flying. According to solid research, 3 miles on an Interstate highway puts you at the same risk of fatality as does a coast-to-coast flight. Every time you drive 3 miles on an Interstate highway (or about 1.5 miles urban) you have placed yourself at the same risk as taking a flight.



This…

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Added by Capt Tom Bunn LCSW on September 20, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Best Alps Resorts: Where to Go if You Want It All

The Alps have the world’s best skiing and there are some resorts that really have it all – from large ski areas to a vibrant nightlife. Here we present the top five.

#1. Verbier, Switzerland

Near the Italian border in southwestern …

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Added by Velimira Velikova on September 19, 2014 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

¿Cómo Hacen Los Pilotos Para No Perderse?



por Javier Pedreira





Aún a pesar de las señales e indicaciones que hay en las carreteras todos nos hemos perdido alguna vez circulando en coche. Por eso puede parecer que perderse volando de un lugar a otro tiene que ser extremadamente…

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Added by Iberia Airlines on September 19, 2014 at 7:47am — No Comments

Cape Crusader: Colourful, Historic, and Tasty Cape Town



A city and surrounds full of history and natural wonders, Cape Town offers up a special pocket of colour that’s a standout…

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Added by Bev Malzard on September 18, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

October Is Summertime on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast!

Savvy travelers know that the Costa Rica Caribbean Summer is in October. While the rest of Costa Rica is covered under a gray umbrella of rain, the Costa Rica Caribbean Coast shines beneath a radiant Caribbean summer sun.

 

The Caribbean Coast varies from the standard weather…

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Added by Shannon Farley on September 17, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

Plymouth, Massachusetts' Mirbeau Inn and Spa at the Pinehills



Staying at truly unique hotels and inns transports you to a different time and place, allowing you to forget the real world for a bit. Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills in Plymouth, Massachusetts is a great coastal escape 45 minutes south of Boston without the hassle of battling Cape Cod traffic.



Ensconced by…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on September 16, 2014 at 8:14am — No Comments

Australia – Bottom’s Up!

Looking to the South from Remarkable Rocks, there was nothing between me and the southern ice cap but cold water. I had gone about as far as I could go… finally. From this point near the bottom of the world, I would go North, across the continent and transition from penguins to crocodiles. I was soon to board The Ghan, but fortunately it was no longer a camel…

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Added by Allan D. Kissam on September 15, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Touring in Amsterdam



Moving into the cooler/colder months, be sure to carry an umbrella or rain coat when you visit Amsterdam. Don't let the rain stop you from renting a bicycle. It's still the best way to see Amsterdam.

 

A city on a uniquely human-scale, there's so much to see in Amsterdam, focusing day…

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Added by David Latt on September 14, 2014 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Tropical Idyll on Ilha dos Frades, Salvador de Bahía, Brazil



Just 6 kilometers in length, this island, unusually shaped like a 5-pointed star, has all the ingredients for a perfect tropical location.  The Ilha dos Frades (Island of the Friars) is a mosaic of white sandy beaches, fresh water lakes, small waterfalls of surprising beauty, hills which offer spectacular views of the bay, and a forest wealth which…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on September 13, 2014 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Fine Wines from Moravia, Czech Republic

You could:

  • bike the wine trails from town to town, among 400 villages, In the Moravian…
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Added by Karsten Boone on September 12, 2014 at 10:17am — No Comments

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