Nicholas Kontis's Blog – January 2013 Archive (4)

San Francisco State of Mind

As I sit here in my condo in the warm weather of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, sometimes I forget how blessed I am. Born on perhaps, as many will attest to, the most beautiful island in the world, Santorini, then to have my parents move to San Francisco when I was 4 years old, I feel very fortunate. I have spent a lifetime roaming the streets of this world-class city. Contemplating my return to the city this weekend to watch the 49ers with my fellow locals, I just learned that San Francisco…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on January 26, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

13 Greatest Adventures For 2013 (And A Free Trip To One Of Them)

Though the odds have been bucked (there are bold travelers; and old travelers; but no old bold travelers), I’ve been reconnoitering the backs of beyond since the exordium of modern adventure travel, and have written about quite a few. I would imagine I could swing my Bic with the best of them. Nonetheless, I am daunted by Adventure Link, which boasts the world’s largest database of adventure travel trips and…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on January 15, 2013 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Tanzania's Singita Grumeti Game Reserves: Exotic Splurge of a Lifetime

Many of us have been fortunate enough to have been on safari in Africa - some of us more than once. An African safari is something that should be on everyone's bucket list.  I have been fortunate enough to have been on a hot-air balloon over the Masai Mara - truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But all safaris, safari lodges, and games reserves are clearly not all alike. Once in a while you just have to live like a star.

But even if you're not Brad and Angelina, but just have…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on January 14, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Falcon Crest Lodge Offers Spectacular Panaramic Views of the Candian Rockies

Spacious Suites with Panoramic Mountain Views


The Canadian Rockies have served as backdrop for a number of films, perhaps most notably Brokeback Mountain, in which the landscape almost becomes a supporting character. Watching a movie, however, is a far cry from experiencing the mountains' thrilling majesty in real life. Set near glacier lakes and coniferous forests, the Falcon Crest Lodge affords visitors this very opportunity. Private…

Added by Nicholas Kontis on January 9, 2013 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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