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Enchanting Chez Wadi Inn, in Búzios, Brazil

Chez Wadi Swimming Pool

 

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Added by Roy Heale on December 26, 2010 at 8:36am — No Comments

Winter Sun Holidays From UK Rise

UK tour operators have announced a huge surge in Winter sun bookings in the last fortnight, as many UK holiday makers escape the extreme weather conditions being faced by all parts of the country. In fact, many tour operators have experienced a 20% higher bookings increase than previous Winters.

Traditional two week holidays are declining in popularity however, with 10 day breaks…

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Added by Lonely Planet on December 25, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments

Panama Celebs Give Christmas the "We Are The World" Treatment







Navidad de color (A Colorful Christmas) is a simple yet slick, formulaic yet moving singalong from 2008, sponsored by outgoing (as in, leaving office) first lady Vivián Fernández de Torrijos. Singer/songwriter/producer Alfredo Matheus Diez and actor Fernando Carrillo, both Venezuelan, crammed the Teatro Nacional (National Theater) in Panama City’s beautiful colonial quarter with several dozen local celebs (Matheus is the dude in the red shirt, BTW). Stars… Continue

Added by Tripatini on December 24, 2010 at 10:10am — No Comments

Top Ten Beach travel safety issues

Many people like the beach and enjoy sunbathing and swimming. Both can be hugely enjoyable provided that some sensible precautions are taken. Here are 10 safety issues to consider when visiting the beach:

1. Do not swim where there is a red flag flying. This means danger and there may be strong undercurrents that can overcome even the strongest swimmer. Never underestimate the power…

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Added by Travel Tips on December 24, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Inca Trail Preguntas

Preguntas is the Spanish word for questions. I feel like I’ve been driving the guy at Wayki Trek a little bananas with all of my questions. Wayki Trek is the outfitter in Peru that I will be partnering with to offer trekking options such as the world-famous Inca Trail. I found Wayki Trek via the Andean Travel website. They were recommended because of their fair and ethical treatment of porters.

 

The…

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Added by Diane Carol Valenti on December 23, 2010 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Luxury Travel Bows to Social Media

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Luxury Travel Bows to Social Media



In Cannes, France, members of the elite International… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 23, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

South India's Most Attractive Places, and Christmas Holidays

The most attractive things in south india for the tourists are Temples in South India, the families who plan south india tour mainly focuses on the temples of south India, because they are a must place to see.

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* Southern India – Perfect Place To Spend Your Holiday

All the cool and green hideouts of Southern India with additional attraction of the enchanting…

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Added by Travel Tips on December 22, 2010 at 5:43am — No Comments

Weekend for Christmas Getaways

With just a week to go before the ‘big day’ the UK’s airports have geared up for what is the busiest few days in the Christmas getaway rush!

Millions of UK Passengers Passing Through UK Airports This Week

The next two weeks are one of the busiest fortnights in an airport’s year, this week especially Saturday 18th through until Christmas Day,

with Heathrow expecting half a million passengers,…

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Added by Lonely Planet on December 22, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

A Bitterly Cold Drive to Skagway, Alaska

December 17th was the perfect day for a drive from my home near Whitehorse, Yukon, to Skagway, Alaska - very cold with high north winds at Skagway but clear all the way.

This is a shot of the temperature gauge in my car as I was about to turn onto the Alaska Highway at 9:24am. It only goes to -30°C (-22°F) - when that's what it reads the temperature could be anything lower than that. It was actually about -34° at…

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Added by Murray Lundberg on December 20, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

New Year's Eve in Paris: Where to Go, What to Avoid

In general, die-hard Parisians are not crazy about réveillons (or Saint-Sylvestre, as we call New Year’s Eve in France) in over-priced, over-crowded, over-touristy Paris restaurants and clubs. This is why my friends and I always gather at some apartment and have our own little New Year’s Eve party.  But I understand that about 6.99999 billion people on this earth are unfortunate enough not to live in…
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Added by Vincent Bontoux on December 19, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

"Undertow": Love, Peruvian Style, But You Won't See a Lot of Peru

For your next tropical beach vacation, would you consider a couple of days in a bleak little town of cinderblock homes and corrugated tin roofs on the stark, dusty coast of northern Peru?



I didn’t think so.



How about a couple of hours? I just did, courtesy of the new Coral Gables Art Cinema, a recently opened non-profit…

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Added by Jose Balido on December 19, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Family Friendly Travel for the Holiday Season

 

Almost synonymous with holiday is family. After all, it is our familial ties that require us to show up to our least favorite aunt's house and actually stay for more than 15 minutes. But most people are even vocally more appreciative of their families and seemingly…
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Added by Jean Dabrowski on December 18, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Taj Mahal monument of India

Taj Mahal -The 'temple of love,' was constructed to keep a promise that was made by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to his wife Mumtaz Mahal who expressed her last dying wish to the distraught Shah Jahan to build her a memorial that would be the ultimate dedication to unparallel love in the entire world.

The construction of this marvelous building began in 1931 that takes 22 years and finally completed in 1653. 20,000 labour works day and night to…

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Added by Travel Tips on December 18, 2010 at 5:28am — No Comments

Is Your Baby Safe Flying?

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Is Your Baby Safe Flying?



It’s tortured reasoning.



The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) position on mandatory child…

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 17, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Goa Organizing Events to Lure More Tourism

Goa tourism is organizing different kind of events to motivate tourists to visit Goa India. Goa beaches are one of the major Goa attractions and face huge tourists influx during every season. Starting form Keri beach located at northern end of Goa to Palolim beach of south end, Every Goa beaches will give you immaculate and distinct sense of joy and contentment.

Goa is a fascinating Indian city that is loved by tourists because of the many attractions that can be found here.…

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Added by Travel Tips on December 17, 2010 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Varkala, the exotic peaceful beach destination

Varkala is a calm and quiet hamlet, seaside tourist resort and spa. It is a small coastal town located 51 kilometers (approx. 32 miles) northwest of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and 37 km southwest of Kollam in Kerala that is also an important religious place for the Hindus. Varkala beach is a serene quiet sea resort that is rich in mineral water springs. It…

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Added by Anil Rawat on December 16, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Sun WineFest 2011

The 8th Annual Sun WineFest returns to Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino January 28 -30th. This is hands down the largest food and beverage extravaganza in New England and it’s right in my backyard! The hub of activity centers around the Grand Tasting Event held on both Sat. & Sun. (Jan. 29 -30) 12-5…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on December 16, 2010 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Famous Beaches in Goa

The first thing that comes in our mind when we talk about Goa is its beaches. Spotted with exotic beaches this coastal city is the most sought after destinations among the beach lovers around the globe.

The beaches of Goa rated among the best through out the world and attract traveler with its vibrant cosmopolitan culture. There are large number of water sports facilities…

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Added by allthebest on December 16, 2010 at 7:28am — No Comments

Travel Guide of Haridwar

There are many holy places located in India. Among them, this is the sacred land where pilgrims come to find God. It is the ‘Gateway of God’, which will enchant you with its interesting mythology and legends. It stands one among the four places on earth where immortality elixir fell from the pitcher of Gods. If you still haven’t got the city mentioned here, then it is Haridwar-one of the most religious cities in…

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Added by Lonely Planet on December 16, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Spirit of Christmas Las Vegas Style

Christmas for me has always been a busy time of year. A time of stressing over gift ideas, baking and fitting in special Holiday events. Exhausting but joyous. It is also the time of year when we receive unbelievable offers from fabulous Las Vegas.

THE OFFER

Ask anyone who works in Sin City and they'll tell you the slowest time of the year for them is the period between…

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Added by Comphoppers on December 15, 2010 at 4:25pm — No Comments

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