December 2012 Blog Posts (138)

Sky Blue Rio Celeste is a Costa Rica Natural Wonder

Legend tells that when God made the world, after he finished painting the sky a brilliant pastel blue, he washed his brushes in a beautiful Costa Rican river, coloring the river the same intense sky blue.…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on December 31, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Peru's a Perfect Place to Ring in the New Year

Why is that? Well, Peru offers a New Year’s experience to appeal to virtually any and every type of traveler. It’s famously filled with the mystical and the historic. It also offers high culture, unsurpassed ecotourism, and adrenaline-pumping adventure. Add in a plethora of superb hotels, restaurants and spas, and it all adds up to a special occasion…


Added by PromPerú on December 31, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

New Year's Eve in Las Vegas

If any holiday is made for Las Vegas, it's New Year's Eve.

Las Vegas is expecting a record 320,000+ out-of-town guests for New Year's Eve parties. Las Vegas will fill its 150,189 hotel rooms on New Year's Eve, Sam's Town RV Park also has a full house.

We will be heading to the Strip for the New Years festivities. At 6pm Las Vegas Blvd is closed to vehicle traffic and…


Added by Home Is Where We Park on December 31, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

An Italian Personal Shopper in Milan...

Finally I made it! My ebook about Personal Shopping is available in English too! An Italian Personal Shopper in Milan... is about my personal experience on the fascinating world of Personal Shopping! 

Very often I was and I am asked what my profession is about. All answers can now be read on this little book. Well, more than a book I consider it an open interview or rather a friendly chat! Should you have more questions I would be thrilled to answer!

Happy reading and…


Added by Maria Cristina Francescon on December 31, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

Endangered Species Find Refuge in Costa Rica's Caribbean Waters

By Shannon Farley

They live in the sea, are on the World Wildlife Fund’s “Endangered Species List”, and frequent the waters around…


Added by Shannon Farley on December 30, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Boston Food Tours Focus on Neighborhood Markets

There's no doubt that each city across the world boasts unique food offerings. But if time is short and you don’t have opportunities for full immersion, taking the right food tour makes the difference between being a clueless tourist or gaining a full understanding of where to go & what to buy.

Take Boston’s…


Added by Steve Mirsky on December 29, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Teens have fun learning Spanish and surfing in Costa Rica

By Shannon Farley

The world as we know it has certainly shrunk a great deal due to the interconnectivity of the internet, and especially social media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. When the number one music video rocketing around the world is from South Korea (“Gangnam Style”), and kids in places like…


Added by Shannon Farley on December 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Winter Wellness

Winter Wellness for Women Travelers

"Mountainous, covered in dense rainforest with tumbling waterfalls, a boiling lake and rare parrots in the tree canopies; Dominica is the Caribbean's nature island par excellence". This is the description a British newspaper uses to paint a picture of the island of Dominica. I heartily concur. If you need a wellness week and enjoy truly native culture and local healthy cuisine then our January Dominica trip will jumpstart you on your way to wellness…


Added by P. Coonley Serendipity Traveler on December 28, 2012 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Five New Year’s Eve Destinations on Five Continents

Today is New Year’s Eve, and once again, everyone is asking what everyone else’s plans are. My New Year’s Day plans are exciting: I’m headed to Whistler for a few days of skiing some of the world’s best in-bounds terrain. But New Year’s…

Added by Sara Cooke on December 28, 2012 at 11:23am — 1 Comment

Spend It Like Beckham: Why Men Need Spas, Too

Back in 2004, the movie Cellular featured a character --  a cop --  who was about to retire.  Was he going to spend his newly-found free time hunting, fishing, or traveling the world?

No.  He was going to open a day spa.

That character was way ahead of his time.  Spa treatments for men were popular back in 2004, but today, in 2012,…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 28, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Du lịch Indonesia: Jakarta - Bali 5 ngày 4 đêm

Thủ đô Jakarta - Indonesia, một nước có trên 13.000 hòn đảo lớn nhỏ khác nhau với dân số trên 180 triệu người. Bao gồm hơn 300 nhóm sắc tộc với 200 ngôn ngữ khác nhau.


Added by Dulichthamhiem on December 28, 2012 at 3:58am — No Comments

The USA's Best Offbeat, Quirky New Year's Eve Celebrations

Everybody agrees that the two top places to ring in a new year are Times Square in New York City (right) and anywhere in Las Vegas. But there are other interesting, free, even quirky New Year’s Eve celebrations in the USA, from a cheese party in Wisconsin to a pickle party in Mount Olive,…


Added by Evelyn Kanter on December 27, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Bali Island Escape Singles Vacation

Aug 16 - 25, 2013

Bali, famous for its wonderful beaches, paintings, woodcarving, handicrafts, and beautiful formed rice terraces, has an estimated 20,000 temples and shrines, and is known as the "Island of a Thousand Temples". Visit local villages and temples; ride the rapids and an elephant; relax at the beach and swim in the ocean as you escape to the Island…


Added by BestSingle Travel on December 27, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Paradise Calling - Real Estate Market Heats Up in Costa Rica

More than 700 miles of beach on Pacific and Caribbean coasts, warm water, tropical climate, lush rainforest and cloud forest, jungle wildlife, stable country, and friendly people – Costa Rica entices millions to visit every year.

If you live anywhere in the Americas, and most likely even in Europe, then you have heard the buzz about this Central American…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on December 27, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

“Orange October” in San Francisco

October in the City by the Bay - I just can’t say enough about it. Getting a late Indian summer means warm days in October. This year the city would host the America’s Cup yacht race trials and the annual Naval “Fleet Week,” complete with the Blue Angels buzzing over San Francisco Bay, all on the same weekend. San Francisco is one of world’s favorite cities. October weekends include street fairs, music festivals, food and beer festivals, and more. The city comes to life with warm days and…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on December 27, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

A Guide to Shuttle Tours in San Francisco

Amazing San Francisco Tour  lasts approximately for 5 hours with two departure times per day. The various places you can visit in San Francisco are the golden gate bridge, Chinatown, Lombard Street, Sausalito, Grace Cathedral, Nob Hill, Cable car Barn Museum, Lombard street, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden, De Young Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge etc.

Alcatraz is a small piece of island…


Added by Olivia Emily on December 27, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Travel to Romantic and Flower City of Dalat

Located in South Central Highlands of Vietnam, Dalat is widely well-known as “Valley of Love” or the main land of beautiful lakes and waterfalls, surrounded by cool, fresh and peacefully charming atmosphere. It is a very attractive destination in Vietnam.

Thanks to its favorable conditions, Dalat is undoubtedly an attractive destination for tourists in…


Added by Mary on December 26, 2012 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Dyke civilization in Vietnam

Control of the rivers has been crucial to the Vietnamese people’s hard-won ability to survive and thrive in a sometimes unforgiving land. The construction of dykes along rivers is without a doubt one of the most important steps in the emergence of the Vietnamese people.

Before they built dykes, the Viet people had lived as hunters and collectors of wild fruits in hilly areas such as the present-day Phu Tho, Hoa Binh,…


Added by Mary on December 26, 2012 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Innovative Chef Creates Culinary Magic in Costa Rica

By Shannon Farley

The new wildly popular “Author’s Cuisine” culinary movement that originated in Spain over a decade ago is not simply cuisine by the “author” or chef who cooked it. “Author’s Cuisine” is a vanguard of culinary arts favored by Spanish and other European chefs who are praised for their…


Added by Shannon Farley on December 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

From Spain, A New Year's Eve Blast From the Past: "Another Year" by Mecano

by Tripatini staff 

An oldie but goodie from one of the seminal Spanish pop groups of the 1980′s and 1990′s, reunited just about a year ago. Two brothers, Nacho and José María Cano wrote and played the tunes and Ana Torroja sang ‘em, and many were quirky doozies — I Can’t Get Up Today, This Isn’t a Serious Cemetery, I Crashed a Party, Stereosexual. This one, from the 1987 album…


Added by Tripatini on December 26, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

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