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Summer Vacation in California Wine Country

With spring in full swing and summertime in our collective sightline, I am pretty sure we’re all chomping at the bit for some time off to relax and renew. Since we're ready to go let's settle in and make plans now.…

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Added by Linda Kissam on June 14, 2010 at 7:19pm — No Comments

High Seas Wine Adventure

Looking for some high seas adventure with a decidedly gourmet food and wine focus? Then check out the Schooner Stephen Taber for a uniquely tactile and visual experience. This gorgeous century-old tall ship takes you from Rockland, Maine on a stunning tour of the untouched islands of Maine’s rocky coast. Think lush green inlets and islands, lighthouses, old farmhouses,…

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Added by Linda Kissam on June 14, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

TripAdvisor and Facebook Get Friendly

From From Kaleel




The travel news of the day is clearly the announcement of TripAdvisor's deal with… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on June 14, 2010 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Pachamanca Cooking in Peru

Pachamanca is more than just a cooking method; it is a spiritual

offerring. Pachamanca comes from the Incan traditions of the Andean

region of Peru. The word comes from the Quencha language, meaning

earth (pacha) and pot (manca).



Pachamanca meals are roasted in the earth. A hole is dug and the meat

and vegetables are placed into this hole dug into the earth. Hot

stones are then placed on top of the food. The hole is covered up and

sealed completeley for… Continue

Added by Mireille Roc on June 13, 2010 at 3:33pm — 4 Comments

The Road Less Traveled: North Wales







The Road Less Traveled By: Travel North Wales (with Video)



Trying to pronounce the impossible Welsh names like Llangollen (klhan-gghlan) or Betws-Y-Coed or Llandrillo (klhan-dri-lo) is part of the fun and challenge of traveling in North Wales



But when the language is spoken in true lyric Welsh, actually “Cymru” (CUM-Raig) it sounds like water flowing over rough rocks, and hints at the deep, rich Celtic… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on June 13, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ritz-Carlton's New Cabanas Push Fort Lauderdale Luxe To A New Level (Literally)

A couple of nights ago I got to join a group for a little soirée like quite a few I've attended in some of the glammer circles of South Beach. The venue was a line of ten sleek white cabanas facing the ocean, stocked with bubbly, shrimp and crab legs, decadent desserts, and lots of Ketel One. A DJ spun global lounge sounds, and between sips, noshes, and gazes out at the busy beach and the ships in the distance we all happily dished about the latest doings in South Florida and… Continue

Added by David Paul Appell on June 12, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How Not To Travel Like An Ugly American

From From Kaleel




How Not To Travel Like An “Ugly American”



It's part of travel's enduring… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on June 10, 2010 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

The Best Hotels for Shopping Sprees in London



Shopaholics flock to London like fashionistas to a sample sale, and with good reason. A patchwork metropolis, London has everything from trendy flea-markets in the East to achingly cool designer outlets in Kensington and beyond.



And as every shopaholic knows, finding the perfect hotel can make or break the spree. This is TI’s pick of the best hotels for shopping in London: perfectly located near the capital’s retail meccas, with a… Continue

Added by Travel Intelligence on June 9, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Cruise Ships Sail The Social Networking Seas

From From Kaleel




Cruise Lines Sail the Social Media Seas



The captain of the… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on June 8, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

Chic and Cheerful Hotels in London



London has a reputation as being one of the most expensive cities on the planet, but with a little insider know-how tracking down a great value, stylish hotel needn't be a chore. Here's my pick of the best luxury hotels in London, all of which have rooms that regularly dip below £120 per night.



Radisson Edwardian Berkshire: rooms from £90 per night



The Radisson chain may not be the most… Continue

Added by Travel Intelligence on June 8, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Reunions Mean Big Bucks for The Travel Industry: How To Plan One

From From Kaleel


Reunions Mean Big Bucks for The Travel Industry: How To Plan… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on June 6, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Must-Read

2 days ago, I found an amazing website about self improvementand there’s an article about travelling that you must…

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Added by Naïm Guessous on June 5, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

India's Chand Boeri

One little known contribution to architecture made by India are called

stepwells. These architectural wonders are built deep into the

ground. With fluctuating rain in the desert communities of Rajasthan

and Gujarat, these were built as far back as 600 A.D. to conserve the

water for the community. The construction of these stepwells are

unique to other wells and tanks in that you have direct access to the

water, without having to send a bucket or other vessel down… Continue

Added by Mireille Roc on June 5, 2010 at 10:35am — No Comments

Tree of Life Pomegranate Wine

Summer always inspires me to pack a picnic basket which actually turns out to be a big heavy ugly cooler and either head to a wide open meadow under a towering shade tree or to the breezy salt kissed beach. Barefootin’ it with your shorts and tank top, you want something as fun and fancy free as the flip flops you just carelessly kicked off.

Instead of the Pinot, why not try packing…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on June 3, 2010 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Singapore, A Journey of 1,000 Spices



Discount hotels Singapore invites you to a round-the-clock feast that celebrates a perennial romance with the aromas, appeal and the aesthetic tastes of Singapore. With a mind-boggling, multi-cultural and mesmerizing range of restaurants, hotels, cuisines, eateries and cafes, Singapore opens out another fascinating aspect of eating down by the riverside. Visitors staying in…

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Added by Excitehotels Singapore on June 3, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Travel Writer: Discover St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

The largest of the three major U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, making it the perfect choice for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or a breathtaking scuba diving trip.



With a tropical climate and endless white sand beaches, the weather forecast for St. Croix is frequently given as “88 degrees, mostly sunny, 10% chance of rain.” Cited as the most cosmopolitan of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.… Continue

Added by Connie Motz on June 2, 2010 at 3:20pm — No Comments

A Few Words About Madagascar

Sometimes it's good to be cautious--and other times it's better to go with your gut.



People told us not to visit Madagascar, that political conflict made the country unsafe for tourists.



But we decided to go anyway because if we had listened to those voices, we'd never have gone to Nairobi, Kampala, or Kigali.



We are cautious when we travel, but aware that our best and most eye-opening experiences are places well off the beaten path.



And,… Continue

Added by bernard pollack on June 2, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Travel Search Engine Adds Big Value to Airfare Searches

From From Kaleel


Debut of Inside Trip.Com: Adding Big Value to Airfare Searches… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 28, 2010 at 1:14pm — 2 Comments

Cotton Tree Lodge Perfect for Chocolate Lovers

This past week was extra special deep in the rainforest of Belize about an hour south of Punta Gorda. Underneath its gigantic namesake tree nestled between the Moho River and lush rain forest, the Cotton Tree Lodge hosted Chocolate Week along with the… Continue

Added by Steve Mirsky on May 27, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

An Afternoon Tea with a Twist in London



There are plenty of places in London to get a traditional afternoon tea, and lord knows I've sampled enough of them. From the elegant surrounds of Brown's in Mayfair to the grandest dame of the all, The Ritz, if you're after scones and strawberry jam, Victoria sponge cake and Earl Grey, there's no shortage of places to try.



If however, you fancy something a little different, you could do a lot worse than give one of the capital's modern… Continue

Added by Travel Intelligence on May 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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