November 2012 Blog Posts (133)

Top Tips for Kid-friendly Travel

By Shannon Farley

Traveling with kids. For the seasoned traveler, it’s no big deal, they say. A bit more luggage and stuff to carry. For first-timers they tend to fall into two camps – optimistic or terrified.

My sister is probably the most efficient family traveler I know. She has her work cut out for her with 2-year-old and 4-year-old girls.…


Added by Shannon Farley on November 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Good Life in Costa Rica

By Shannon Farley

Dreamy, breezy, sun soaked days. Should I lie in the sun on my terracotta tiled terrace, or splash about in my private pool? Or maybe I’ll go for a swim in the sea in an azure blue cove edging a blindingly white sand beach. Later, I’ll take a siesta on my cushy white sofa, terrace doors thrown open to the ocean breezes, until the temptation of chilled fresh fruit cocktails and a private chef-prepared gourmet dinner calls me to see the blazing…


Added by Shannon Farley on November 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Discover Ha Tien’s History in Mac Cuu Family Tombs

The Mac Cuu Family Tombs are elaborately decorated with lions, dragons and phoenixes. If tourists in Vietnam travel want to discover the history of Ha Tien, Kien Giang province, visiting the Tombs is a right choice.

The Mac Cuu Family Tombs are found near the town of…


Added by nguyen to loan on November 26, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Enjoy Solemn Atmosphere in Chau Thoi Mountain Pagoda

Chau Thoi Mountain Pagoda owns a landscape beauty and has a quiet solemn atmosphere, which attracts tourists in Vietnam travel. It was founded by the Buddhist monk Khanh Long in the 17th century.

Chau Thoi Mountain Pagoda is located in Binh An Commune, Thuan An District,…


Added by Mary on November 26, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Banteay Srey, Angkor's 'Women's Temple'

"This Camdodian temple, in the Angkor region, is undoubtedly a woman.

One begins to realize it even before finding out the translation of its name: Banteay Srey means "refuge of women," and it was built for them.

Banteay Srey - woman temple in Angkor Cambodia

It is small and elegant, like a genuine woman.

Banteay Srey - woman temple in Angkor Cambodia

Banteay Srey - woman temple in Angkor Cambodia

Every line is well-balanced, every angle is magnetic like a genuine woman.

Banteay Srey - woman temple in Angkor Cambodia

Banteay Srey - woman temple in Angkor Cambodia

It is neat and…


Added by Victor Tribunsky on November 26, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments





Board strengthened with appointment of momondo founder Thorvald…


Added by Marian Goldberg on November 26, 2012 at 7:07am — No Comments

Primitive beauty of Minh Hoa Forest

We followed Dinh Hong Nham, a famous forester, and spent several days going through thick forests and crossing over streams to discover the beauty and mystery of caves hidden in deep forests in Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province according to Vietnam travel news.…


Added by nguyen to loan on November 25, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Discounted Gorilla Permits as we celebrate Uganda’s 50th Independence anniversary

The management of Uganda Wildlife Authority(UWA) has launched a Gorilla tracking promotion to coincide with Uganda’s 50th Independence anniversary celebrations to enable potential visitors enjoy the same gorilla experience at subsidized rates.

A statement from the acting Executive Director, promotional prices will apply for visitors wishing to…

Added by Krystal Christine on November 25, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Dalaman, Turkey

I love to travel as much as possible, and I always travel by cruise. However, I heard very good things about Dalaman, Turkey. It’s a quiet, peaceful town in southwest Turkey and has beautiful weather. I’d also heard great things about a fantastic 5-star hotel called hotel Grand Azur; however I still love my cruises so I didn't know what to do. I can only get the time off work once a year to take myself and my wife away on vacation.

So after…


Added by john jones on November 25, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments

10 California Outdoor Destinations Not To Miss

To be a native Californian, one grows up with an appreciation for outdoor spaces. Where else can you surf and ski in the same day or climb a waterfall and be in the desert in a matter of hours. California, “The Golden State”  that brings us Hollywood, Cable cars reaching for the stars, up San Francisco hills, fine wine, technology that charges the world, also gives us some of the greatest outdoor spaces that rival any destination on the planet. In California you’re never far from nature.…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on November 24, 2012 at 6:07pm — 1 Comment

Hotels in Hurghada

Hurghada is one of the most attractive destinations in Egypt. It is a place full of surprises and rich cultural and historical heritage. Pretty much as all the country of Egypt. Visiting Hurghada will bring you an unforgettable vacation. It is a place which is full of tourists coming to spend a great holiday. There are many resorts that will fit your budget, no matter if you are looking for a luxury holiday or you are traveling on a budget. The history of this destination is something you…


Added by Manta Royal on November 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hurghada Holidays and vacation

Once a small fishing village, this is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt. And with good reason. You can’t beat this area for sunshine, sand and atmosphere. Enjoy it from the comfort of our family holiday villas in Hurghada, or treat yourself to one of our all inclusive hotels. In Hurghada town, among the mosques, bazaars and narrow streets, you’ll discover a glimpse of authentic Egypt.

You’ll find an amazing range of hotels in Hurghada, Egypt. All of our low…


Added by Manta Royal on November 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Enjoy Lobsters When Visiting Halong Bay

When you are on your favourite Vietnam Tours and you think you have marvelled enough on the beauty of Halong Bay, then you have only satisfied one of your senses. Of course the landscape, the emerald sea, the more or less 2000 limestone karst and the beautiful junk boat cruises leave nothing but beautiful visual memories. World travellers say that if you want classical music and refined culture you go to Prague, but if you want amazing wonders of nature you go to Halong Bay. This was a fact… Continue

Added by Indochina Sails on November 24, 2012 at 1:52am — No Comments

Alexandre Yersin Memorial Sites to Memorize a Talent People of Nha Trang

Location: Alexandre Yersin Memorial Sites includes 3 places:

- Doctor Yersin’s library in Nha Trang Pasteur Institute, Khanh Hoa Province.- Linh Son Pagoda, Suoi Cat Commune, Dien Khanh District, Khanh Hoa Province (the former workroom of the doctor in Suoi Dau).

- Alexandre Yersin’s Grave in Suoi Cat Commune, Dien Khanh District, Khanh Hoa…


Added by nguyen to loan on November 23, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Du Hang Pagoda - ancient pagoda and on the big scale in Hai Phong

Du Hang Pagoda has the ancient style and originated since Tien Le dynasty, come here tourists in Vietnam travel will have a chance to contemplate many valuable Buddha statues, horizontal lacquered board, parallel sentences bearing the art style of the Nguyen dynasty.

Lying on Ho Nam Ward- Le Chan District, 2km southwest of City center, Du Hang Pagoda's nom de plume is Phuc Lam Tu,…


Added by nguyen to loan on November 23, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Holidays Spotlight San Jose's Rich Cultural

Christmas car ols, traditional ballet, concerts, art tours and exhibits, and the magnificent annual Parade of Lights are all coming to town this holiday season in San José, Costa Rica.

The vibrant capital city is looking very festive these days in preparation for Christmas, New Year’s, and the kick-off to the summer “fiesta” season for 2013. Stores have already…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on November 23, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Is 'Eco-Friendly' Hospitality Truly Green?

Do you like to work out in your hotel’s gym when you’re away? If you happen to be staying in Denmark’s Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, keeping fit while traveling will help generate the hotel’s electricity and earn you meal vouchers in their restaurant. The flagship eco-hotel is the first hotel in Denmark to generate all of its power from…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on November 23, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

Phat Diem Stone Cathedral, a unique architectural style in Ninh Binh

Known as the most famous and beautiful churches in Vietnam, Phat Diem Stone Cathedral was designed with special architecture, combining architecture of Vietnamese religious buildings to Western church architecture style.

Phat Diem Stone Cathedral, lies 28 km East of…


Added by nguyen to loan on November 23, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Teen Travel Bloggers Win Big

In an example of great partnering, Family Travel Forum (FTF) and the Society of American of Travel Writers

teamed up to work with and announce the lucky bloggers who earned the 2012 Teen Travel Writing Scholarships, awarded by both of…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on November 22, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Keeping Your Home Safe When You Travel

I travel a lot which means I'm away from home and it also means that I think about home safety and security.  I have a few things that I do but I'm always on the prowl for tips and useful information on keeping my home safe.  I live in a condominium and recently received a notice under my door that our building had two break ins.  Both break-ins occurred when the home owners were out of town.  This means that someone must have known they weren't home.  You couldn't get any closer to home…


Added by The Traveling Eye on November 22, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

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