Featured Member Blog Posts – January 2014 Archive (48)

Five Can't-Miss Adventures of a Lifetime

Starting to think about warm-weather travel yet? Check these out:

During the summer months biking in Alaska is a fun way to see America's largest state. Get up close with Alaska’s nature and wildlife, meet the…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on January 30, 2014 at 10:02am — 1 Comment

Las Acllas en el Imperio Inca

El número de ajilas era variable-, Garcilaso nos cuenta que 1 en Cusco existían mil quinientas. Habían varias clases de ajilas, unas destinadas exclusivamente al culto de los dioses, otras mu-' chachas para servicio del inca, otras que podían ser concedidas como esposas a los grandes capitanes por sus méritos y a los jefes de naciones confederadas, otras que después de algunos años podían dejar la institución para contraer matrimonio con novios escogidos a través de sus padres, en el curso…


Added by Qorichaska Hostel Peru on January 29, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

10 Best Business Hotels in San José, Costa Rica

As Costa Rica’s multinational business community grows, so too does the number of business travelers visiting the country. Costa Rica also has become a highly popular destination for international meetings, incentive trips, conferences and events (MICE tourism).


Most business and conferences still take place in the capital city of San Jose. As a business traveler to Costa Rica, you will want to stay in one of…


Added by Shannon Farley on January 29, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments

Mariachi, Mexico's Quintessential Music

¡Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay! Guitars, violins, colorful spangled costumes and big mariachi hats have become an indelible symbol of Mexico throughout the world (believe it or not, I once even spotted mariachi hats on sale at souvenir stands right outside Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa).

There are conflicting stories about the origin of this distinctive form of…


Added by David Paul Appell on January 28, 2014 at 2:13pm — 1 Comment

Hotel Élan, a Great Boutique Hotel in Calgary, Canada


Added by Roy Heale on January 28, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

For Travel Agents: Before Booking Travel Insurance for Your Clients

There are, of course, various travel insurance companies out there. How as a travel agent can you best find a reputable provider and reassure your clients that the insurance they're purchasing is legitimate and that the insurance provider can meet its obligations to them? For any agent, knowing the answers to the questions below is a way to make absolutely sure they are working with the right kind of insurer.



Added by Allianz Global Assistance on January 27, 2014 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Tempting Myself at Temptation Resort Spa Cancun

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This is definitely a not a swingers resort. It’s an adult / topless resort with most women opting for…


Added by Michelle A Thurston on January 26, 2014 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Spain Ski Resorts & Winter Sports

Spain has several superb ski resorts with outstanding slopes, excellent facilities and most importantly of all, really great snow. Here we’ll be taking you on a mini-tour of some of the best ski resorts in Spain – and there are quite a few to choose from – to help you make up your mind.



Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on January 25, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

Los Mejores Destinos de Peregrinación Budista en la India

Se originó en la India, el budismo predica el camino de la práctica y el desarrollo espiritual y es uno de los caminos más seguido con la enseñanza que tienen la mayor relevancia. Una gran cantidad de personas aspiran a comprender, seguir y saber más sobre el budismo, a fin de llevar la paz y la calma en su vida. Viajan a los mejores y más populares sitios sagrados budistas del mundo para comprender y experimentar las enseñanzas budistas y estilo de vida. Éstos son algunos de los mejores…


Added by martincrowe on January 24, 2014 at 11:20am — No Comments

Cruising the Coast of Vietnam

CRUISING: Coasting along

Going places where the big ships can’t reach is one of this ship’s special features –…

Added by Bev Malzard on January 23, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

The Top Ten Reasons I Still Work In A Casino

Since I saw that Tripatini had a casino destinations group. I thought I would share a post from a blog my husband and I write called tablegamesconfessions.blogspot.com. We have been in the casino buisness for a very long time and if any one has any questions about casinos be sure and ask us.

Thanks Cara Bertoia


When I was younger and working at…


Added by Cara Bertoia on January 23, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments

Tel Aviv No Se Cansa

Al otro lado del Mediterráneo, en Tierra Santa, existe una ciudad de contrastes, abierta, cosmopolita y que no se detiene. Se llama Tel Aviv, en ella se proclamó en 1948 el Estado de…


Added by Iberia Airlines on January 22, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Mexico's Riviera Nayarit Named Top Destination – “Where to Travel in 2014” by Arthur Frommer

By Nicholas Kontis

I first met Arthur Frommer when he invited me to New York to be a guest on his television show. As a young travel entrepreneur, Mr. Frommer immediately made a lasting impression on me. Arthur Frommer treated me as an equal, as a colleague, asking me my opinions and even asked me what destinations I liked and…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on January 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Costa Rica Named Top Retirement Destination 2014

One of the biggest retirement dreams is moving to a sunny, warm place where you can relax, pursue hobbies and enjoy the “golden years” of life with no stress. Moving to a lower cost location, of course, helps stretch your savings. Having good quality health care available is also a top consideration.

In the Americas, Costa Rica continues…


Added by Shannon Farley on January 21, 2014 at 2:39pm — No Comments

5 Vacation Spots to Consider This Spring

By Susan Bodack

It's easy to go a bit stir-crazy after being cooped up inside due to freezing cold temperatures and nasty winter weather. After a long bleak winter of gloomy weather and bundling up, the promise of sunnier spring days can seem like a salvation. Planning that spring getaway definitely gives you something to look forward to whether you're looking to stay…


Added by Girls That Roam on January 21, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

Booking.Com’s Fun ‘Booking Epic’ Campaign and Video Raise the Bar for Travelers

Turning the mundane,  frustrating  experience of booking a hotel online into a fun moment, is an act of legerdemain that only Booking.com is probably able to pull off.

Take a look at their YouTube commercial to see what I mean. It’s…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on January 20, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

The Magnificent Historic Quarter of Salvador, Brazil

The Brazilian city of Salvador da Bahia reflects the essence of this country’s rich history and culture. There’s much more to this city than tropical beaches: Salvador da Bahia has managed to conserve a unique cultural and architectural legacy, centred in the area known as Pelourinho, the…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on January 19, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

¿Cuzco o Cusco?

En cuanto a la forma correcta de escribir hoy, el nombre de la capital incaica, existen dos corrientes: Unos dicen que debe escribirse CUZCO, sencillamente porque el Acta de la Fundación Española de la ciudad (23 de marzo de \534) consigna esa forma, y que tal documento es algo así como la Partida de Nacimiento de una persona, cuyo contenido es váli­do e inalterable, producto de la opinión autorizada de los pa­dres; y en el caso de la fundación, opinión definitiva del o de los…


Added by Qorichaska Hostel Peru on January 18, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

Scarlet Macaws Still Fly Free in Costa Rica

A flash of brilliant red, blue and yellow, and a loud raucous squawk, and you know you are in the jungle. There is nothing quite like the sight of wild Scarlet Macaws flying overhead or contentedly gathered in bunches in a treetop to give you the full feeling of being in the tropics.…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on January 17, 2014 at 5:16pm — No Comments

A Taste of St. Augustine, Florida

Why is it that small towns seem to possess a sense of place and taste all their own that a big city just can’t compete with?  Don’t you love it when you stroll a city’s downtown area poking your head into one place, sampling cuisine from another place …and you immediately get the feeling that you’ve arrived at a very special destination? And don’t you get a big kick out of the…


Added by Linda Kissam on January 17, 2014 at 7:54am — No Comments

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