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…

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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…

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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…

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

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