Featured Member Blog Posts – January 2018 Archive (31)

Experience Japan's Ancient Culture Through Local Cuisine in Nikko & Yunishigawa Onsen

Kaiseki ryori with irori-yaki

The historic town of Nikko, in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, is just two hours north of Tokyo, via Tobu Railways, from Tobu Asakusa Station to Tobu Nikko Station. While, Nikko is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage sites, "…


Added by Marian Goldberg on January 31, 2018 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

At an Upstate New York Brewery, Ommegang Means "OMG!"

When one hears the name “Cooperstown,” sports aficionados think of baseball and the National Baseball Hall Of Fame, located in the quaint and beautiful village of Cooperstown. Here are miles of drives through the stunning Susquehanna River Valley Region in upstate New…


Added by William Annis Davis on January 30, 2018 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Best Cycling Routes in Australia

Cycling is an awesome hobby. It is both fun and healthy and if we were to list all the good sides of it you’d stay here for a long time. Instead, we would like to try and find a few great tracks that you could check out next time you decide to get out and pedal a bit. Feel the freedom and that cool breeze…


Added by Sophie Andersen on January 29, 2018 at 10:06am — No Comments

Mysore, India's 'City of Palaces'

Jim Ankan Deka

The cultural…


Added by Ram Theurkar on January 28, 2018 at 1:19pm — No Comments

St. Helens, a Charming Base for Exploring Northwest England

            Cathie Garner

Located midway between Liverpool and Manchester, the Lancashire city of St. Helens (pop. 103,000, metro 177,000) is a perfect base that you can use to launch off and explore the entire…


Added by angelroy on January 27, 2018 at 7:21pm — No Comments

The 'Fascinatin' Rhythms' of Dakar, Senegal

Isidore Boullu

by Cristóbal Ramírez

Old Africa hands consider Dakar one of the…


Added by Iberia Airlines on January 26, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

4 Musts When in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in Thailand. This place is a load of different tourist attractions. If you are planning a day trip to Bangkok, you should make a good plan so that you don’t miss the exciting things of this location. Though you can cover the whole area in a day, still you have so many options to enjoy the trip. Here are some must do things of…


Added by Kelly Anson on January 25, 2018 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Cruising Germany's Elbe River

Booking a stateroom for an Elbe River cruise excursion during a colorful October in Germany made my seasonal travels a complete success.  The Elbe River extends through a part of Germany that I had yet to explore with Viking…


Added by Allan D. Kissam on January 24, 2018 at 7:29am — No Comments

Getting to Machu Picchu

Many words have been written about the ruined Inca city of Machu Picchu, and I can’t think of anything to say about it that hasn’t been said many times already. So I shall content myself with a few words on how to get there, to see for yourself.

There are several train services, from both Cuzco and Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, the nearest rail…


Added by Keith Kellett on January 23, 2018 at 9:12am — No Comments

Visit the Elephant Seals at California's Año Nuevo State Park

If you fancy yourself a nature lover, there’s a habitat for elephant seals along the California coast that you won't want to miss.  About a bit over an hour south of San Francisco near Pescadero, during the December-to-March mating season, there are docent led nature walks at Año Nuevo State Park, where you can learn all about the habits and habitats of one of…


Added by The2Writers.com Page on January 22, 2018 at 10:02am — No Comments

Make the Most of Muscat with Oman Air

Muscat is a historically and culturally rich city in Oman, the Persian-Gulf emirate on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Muscat is most famous for impressive souks, and delicious seafood. Besides these, one must not miss out the following things in Muscat.

Things to do in Muscat:

  • The world’s largest carpet…

Added by johnwalles on January 21, 2018 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Travel Via Tobu Railway to Some of Japan's Finest Hot Spring Resorts

Travel just two hours northwest of Tokyo to reach Takaragawa Onsen, one of the world's top 10 hot spring resorts, as well as the gorgeous and therapeutic natural mineral spas of Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen. Each is is surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery, with a plethora of opportunities for…


Added by Marian Goldberg on January 20, 2018 at 8:56am — No Comments

California's Paso Robles Collective Producing World-Class Bordeaux

A small city at the lower end of northern California, Paso Robles dates back to the Spanish mission era of the 18th century, and wine making may have here as early as 1797, but it wasn’t until six wineries were established throughout the 1940s that the region began developing a reputation for premium California…


Added by Steve Mirsky on January 19, 2018 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Fascinating Ruins & 'India's Grand Canyon' in Gandikota


Located in the tiny village of Kadapa between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh lies the secret nesting of the medieval ruins of Gandikota, untouched by tourism. The vast gorges of this village are dubbed the Grand Canyon of India and provide breathtaking views all year round. A…


Added by Savaari Car Rentals on January 18, 2018 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Is it Safe to Travel in Vietnam?

Is it safe to travel in Vietnam Vietnam Customized Tour

People who have traveled to Vietnam love the country for many good reasons: vibrant yet traditional cities, fascinating history and culture, breathtaking landscapes and friendly people, and exquisite dishes… Vietnam seems to have something for everyone. When traveling abroad to a new destination, people often ask about the safety aspect…


Added by Nadova Tours on January 17, 2018 at 11:10am — No Comments

La Dolce Vita Hits the Slopes: Italy's Top 12 Winter Resorts

             Alexey U

by Felice Hardy

 is too often overlooked by…


Added by Iberia Airlines on January 16, 2018 at 10:39am — No Comments

America's Top Martin Luther King, Jr. Sites

As many Americans honor the towering Civil Rights icon who gave his life to make the USA a little better place, his legacy is under greater attack than its been in years - including now at the highest levels of the U.S. government. And so on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as a Cuban-American with afro-Cubans in my family tree, I’m…


Added by José Balido on January 15, 2018 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Classic Cars of Havana: A Photo Essay

Thanks to Cuba's long isolation from most international trade, the United States’ economic embargo since 1960, and a ban on Cubans buying new cars, one of the things most striking about Cuba has been that many if not most of the automobiles on the road even today are the same now-vintage…


Added by José Balido on January 14, 2018 at 6:32am — No Comments

Perth, West Australia's City of Lights

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Perth, capital of West Australia, sits where the Swan River meets the southern coast. Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mt. Eliza offer sweeping views of the city. Perth has emerged as a most popular visitor destination because of its spectacular green parks, glittering skyscrapers, beach and the adventure world. Perth rises to eighth on world’s best city and it is one of the most liveable city. The peak season…


Added by Dilip Trav on January 13, 2018 at 9:41am — No Comments

10 Places to Visit Before You Kick the Bucket

Many people these days have a
bucket list.

The idea of getting together a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket is pretty awesome. I have always been interested in seeing what people would put on theirs so this is…


Added by Barbara Ridley on January 12, 2018 at 5:49pm — No Comments

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