Featured Member Blog Posts – January 2016 Archive (30)

'Wonder 500': Fine Products From Japan on Exhibit for the First Time in USA

It was exciting to stop by the Wonder 500™ Project exhibition pop-up at Exhibition Hall (4-16 West 43rd Street) to experience Japan in New York City! …


Added by Marian Goldberg on January 31, 2016 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Positively NOLA: New Orleans' French Quarter

Welcome to the French Quarter!

As I wandered the streets of the Vieux Carré…


Added by Maureen Blevins on January 30, 2016 at 10:43am — No Comments

On Lake Garda, the Poet & the Dictator Who Shaped the Destiny of Italy


Villa of Gabriele D’Annunzio

A Surprise Discovery in Gardone Rivera

We selected the town of Gardone Rivera, on the shores of Lake Garda, because of its proximity to the Sirmione Peninsula and the archaeological site of well preserved Roman ruins.

We usually plan some “open…


Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on January 29, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Beverly Hills' Lawry's Prime Rib: The Taste Is in the Silver Cart

My dining extravaganza began with a spinning salad as dressing was poured from high above and the bowl spun in a mesmeric rotation. I tried to finish my salad until being distracted by the silver cart brought tableside and loaded with slow roasted prime rib roasts. 

Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, California, opened in 1938 and has a loyal…


Added by M'Liss Hinshaw on January 28, 2016 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Diving and Spear Fishing for a Fresh Ceviche Lunch in Puerto Vallarta

Diving in Colomitos Cove

For the last decade, I have been fortunate enough to live a dual life, residing both in California and in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is where I call home during the winter months, as well as part of the summer.

My favorite month in Puerto Vallarta is the month of July. Many…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on January 27, 2016 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Costa Rica's Summer Season of Festivals 2016 Begins!

It’s the new year, and that means it’s time for Costa Rica’s summer festival season! Known for their gregarious, fun-loving style, Costa Ricans’ enthusiasm is contagious when the country celebrates its numerous fiestas, festivals and horse parades from January to April. Plan your travel to Costa Rica to experience these fun cultural events with rich local traditions,…


Added by Shannon Farley on January 26, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tunisia - Fab Beaches, Fascinating Deserts, Intriguing Ruins

Tunisia, North Africa…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on January 25, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

8 Wonderful Weekend Getaways From New York City

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New York is the city that never sleeps, a vibrant, bustling town where it is always possible to grab a drink and swap stories with your friends. Millions of tourists flock to New York every year to soak up the atmosphere and see the plethora of world famous sights; such as the Statue of Liberty.

However, whether you are visiting or live in this glorious…


Added by John Morgan on January 23, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments

'Mixed Plate,' Hawaii-Style

"Mixed-plate dining" is a term often used in Hawaii, and the meaning is interesting and has a history. Going back to the 1800’s, sugar was the top crop on the island of Maui. Whaling days were gone and immigrant workers arrived to work the plantation fields. Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Filipinos cooked their native foods and shared them…


Added by M'Liss Hinshaw on January 22, 2016 at 3:03pm — No Comments

The Need for (Aircraft) Speed

Talk about aircraft naturally means talking about aircraft speed. That after all is the element that creates the airflow which in passing across the fuselage wings generates the lift needed to propel a passenger-filled machine weighing dozens…


Added by Iberia Airlines on January 21, 2016 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Four Columns Inn Brings Classic Vermont Lodging Into the 21st Century


Added by Steve Mirsky on January 20, 2016 at 10:58am — No Comments

Dining in the Costa Rica City of Atenas

Atenas, Costa Rica
, is a small city (pop. 27,000) that's a 45-minute drive from capital San José and also convenient to many other attractions in the Central Valley. It also happens to be unusually popular with foreign…


Added by Shannon Farley on January 19, 2016 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: Happy 50th Anniversary!

The Wildest Mountain Alive, a Mike Tierney painting that has been named the best representation of the spirit of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, captures the essence of this exciting winter resort, with its dollops of snow; peaks and steep walls; a 4,100-foot vertical; and mix of groomed and untamed terrain. My nephew won a…


Added by Ed Wetschler on January 18, 2016 at 12:17pm — 2 Comments

5 Best Things To Do In Memphis

Memphis is one of the more famous places in the USA, it's located in the southwest of Tennessee and is both the largest city in the state and the largest city on the mighty Mississippi River. The city was founded in 1819, although there are records of humans having lived in this spot for many hundreds of years prior.

The city has a rich and…


Added by John Morgan on January 16, 2016 at 1:07pm — No Comments

The Colours of San Francisco

                                                                 (credit: Stuart Monk/Shutterstock)

Foodie or a thrill-seeker or romantic soul - the city and county of…


Added by Simon Hopes on January 15, 2016 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Ultimate European Road Trip, Part 9: Italy's Lago di Garda

We began this adventure by purchasing a Porsche Macan S and picking the car up at the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen Germany. This is our “official” inaugural road trip, and this segment of the series is dedicated to our adventures while touring the Lago di Garda area in the lake country of northern Italy.

The Drive from Bolzano to Lago di…


Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on January 14, 2016 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Grand Pinot Noirs on a Small Scale From Oregon's Formaglini Vineyards


Who would have thought when I moved from Portland, Oregon, (home of amazing Pinot Noirs) to Southern California, I would be sitting in the backyard of a Cape Cod next to a pool at a long, umbrella-covered table in the quaint Floral Park neighborhood of Orange County's Santa Ana at the beginning of December sampling Oregon Pinot Noirs. Life couldn’t get…


Added by Linda Milks on January 12, 2016 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Barcelona's Bountiful Boqueria Market

"By their markets ye shall know them."  OK, no one actually ever said that, but on my travels I have often found it to be true. After all, what lovelier way to learn the nuances of a foreign culture than rubbing shoulders with the locals, tasting the flavors of their land? Well yes, there is literature and art and music, but we certainly can't appreciate those on an empty stomach; and so, before heading to the Prado or the…


Added by José Balido on January 11, 2016 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Berkane & Morocco's Mediterranean Beaches


The city of Berkane is located in the Moulouya valley, at the foot of the Beni Hassan Mountains. Far removed from mass tourism, it is the center of the agricultural region of Trifa and is a dynamic zone which focuses on greenhouse cultivation. Its beaches, the longest in the country, are tranquil stretches of sand on…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on January 10, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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