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2010: AROUND THE WORLD’S 5-STAR EVENTS

Added by 6 years ago

Have you ever missed a special, one-of-a-kind event because it didn’t cross your radar screen and consequently wasn’t on your calendar?  Well, no more, at least not in 2010.  And though we’ve already seen such events ...

Traveling to the Amazing Amazon

Added by 6 years ago

Quito, ECUADOR – After receiving yellow fever, typhoid, tetanus and Hepatitis A shots, going on malaria tablets, purchasing a mosquito net for my face, buying insect repellent with deet and quizzing anyone who has tra...

Ticino: A Little Bit of Italy in Switzerland

Added by 6 years ago

Ticino: a charming little Swiss town with as much Italy as Italia herself.

The Grand Del Mar Thrives in Its Fourth Year

Added by 5 years ago

Video of The Grand Del Mar thriving thanks to a wonderful staff, amazing location and every amenity you could ever want. You have to see it to believe just how incredible this luxury resort is. That's why it's a Phoeb...

The Springs Resort and Spa: a Healing Waters Retreat

Added by 5 years ago

While the distinct smell of sulfur may be noticed first, the geothermal water of this odor is the main draw to the small town of Pagosa Springs in Southwest Colorado where you’ll find The Springs Resort and Spa. Along...

Christmas in Austria: Winter Wonderland–Made for Memories

Added by 5 years ago

My arrival to Europe for our dream-come-true, first-ever family holiday abroad was not what I had envisioned.  Think snow storm, airport closing, accidental cancellation, expensive rebooking, probable lost luggage and...

Best Travel Deals: Check Out Off Season

Added by 5 years ago

How to hit the world’s great destinations when the crowds aren’t there Though it is not considered prime time, sometimes the best time to travel is when most stay home. True, the weatherman can’t promise perfection a...

The Best Way To Fly: Germany’s Airline Gets High Marks

Added by 5 years ago

I travel, and travel a lot.  So when I have an exceptionally pleasant airline experience, I like to share it. May I introduce you to Air Berlin? Though it’s Germany’s second largest airline (after Lufthansa), Eu...

Romance on a Budget

Added by 5 years ago

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the pressure is on to think of the perfect gift to surprise that special someone in your life. Now for those of you who think that Valentine's Day is just a scam thought up...

Romantic Escapes: Sneak Away this Valentine’s Day

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If one were to define romance, it would be bubbly champagne, delectable chocolates, pink hearts and red velvet roses. But when a loved one’s directive is “send me no flowers,” it just may be time for a seductive es...

Oscar-Style Shopping in the Footsteps of the Stars

Added by 5 years ago

Los Angeles.  Its setting is legendary.  The Hollywood sign is the hillside backdrop to a cityscape of endless freeways, countless palm trees and (during my visit) smog-free skies and crisp, clear mountains. While ...

Top 10 Made-in-Waikiki Experiences

Added by 5 years ago

When you tell friends you’re going to Hawaii, their first question is predictable.  “Which island?”  Should the answer be Oahu, your reward could be a grimace.  And dare you further expound that you’ll only be staying...

Bavaria Spa Showcases Germany’s Commitment to Wellness

Added by 5 years ago

The morning in began with a rigorous hike in Germany’s National Park Berchtesgaden, followed by a boat trip and trek along Konigssee lake, an alpine haven deemed so pristine it required special permission from the Bav...

Around the World Parties

Added by 5 years ago

Have you ever wanted a reason to celebrate “just because”?  Then get your party hat out, your dancing shoes on and grab the camera to capture the fun, for every month of the year is the season to celebrate somewhere. ...

An Insider’s Guide to London

Added by 5 years ago

A journey across the pond (translation: the Atlantic Ocean) is more than a change of latitude.  Indeed, a visit to London is a trip to the past. But it’s much more. Yes, English is spoken, albeit the Queen’s Eng...

Visiting Scotland’s Distilleries to Sample Whiskey

Added by 5 years ago

It’s no secret that the land of kilts and castles, haggis and haddock, is historically linked to liquor.  Scotland is where 500 years of whisky making is revered, but certainly not routine.  The country’s “liquid gold...

Montreal’s Jazz Festival

Added by 5 years ago

Start with Canada’s Cultural Capital.  Add a celeb-packed entertainment roster. Throw in noon-to-midnight concerts (about 500 of them) over 10 days of fun.  Voilà! — it’s Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, ww...

An Alternative Hike to Machu Picchu

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Hidden from modern civilization until Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, the Peruvian site is a relative newcomer to the world’s stage of not-to-be-missed wonders. Named the “lost cit...

Day Trip from Switzerland is Shopping in Milan

Added by 5 years ago

As the last of a Lugano church’s seven bells chimed, the phone rang.  Only in Switzerland I thought as I was greeted, “Good morning signora, this is your 7 o’clock wake-up.”  During my visit I had grown accustomed to ...

The Hawaiian Islands’ Different Personalities

Added by 5 years ago

"The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean." Mark Twain (of the Hawaiian Islands) If it’s true that paradise is where heaven meets earth, then Hawaii must be paradise . . . paradise or a dream....

How to Cruise Antarctica

Added by 5 years ago

Upon arrival in Ushuaia, the tip of Argentina and debarkation port for Antarctic cruises, I was greeted: “Welcome to the end of the world.  Or to the beginning.”  It was with this salutation of superlatives that my ad...

Temecula Valley: A Day of Wine and Roses

Added by 5 years ago

Have you ever awaken and thought today I would love to be in Tuscany or Loire Valley or Napa, basking in the sun, sipping fine wines and overlooking acres of vineyards? If, like me, you live in Southern California,...

The Gondola Company: A Romantic Escape In Coronado, CA

Added by 5 years ago

It'll feel like you're thousands of miles away when you're on board. This is perhaps the best kept secret romantic getaway and it's just a quick trip across the Coronado Bridge to the Lowe's Coronado Bay Resort. That'...

New York #1 Top Shopping City

Added by 4 years ago

For many, a vacation translates to shopping – seeing the sights of the aisles.  To these travelers, urban adventures of the retail persuasion are more appealing than on-the-road lures like sightseeing, night life . . ...

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