Featured Member Blog Posts – February 2011 Archive (45)

Mancation - On Becoming Unforgettable to Her

OK, this will border on being a relationship advice column. Those who know me will say that I am the last person to ask for advice. I respond that every dog has its day.

I have discovered the perfect gift for your special person. If this can't get you out of the doghouse, then it is over.

Near Buellton, at Highway 246 off the famous California Highway 101, is a road going into the beautiful La Purisima Hills. At the top lives a persevering woman that established from…


Added by Allan D. Kissam on February 27, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Tango and WiFi at Buenos Aires' Mansión Dandi Royal

by David Paul Appell

Mansion Dandi Royal hotel, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina The renaissance of BA’s most iconic world export is still in full swing, and throughout Argentina‘s elegant capital you can experience tango in infinite ways: from milongas (dance halls) and dance academies…


Added by David Paul Appell on February 26, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

The Next, Best Air Fare Search Engine!

The Next Best Air-Fare Search Engine

Don’t let that cute, little chipmunk with the aviator goggles fool you!

Hipmunk is, at last, an air- fare search engine that's elegant, simple and free from the agony of plowing through pages of results that most air fare search engines throw up.

If what you want is flight info that's worth… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 25, 2011 at 2:03pm — 2 Comments

Shanghai Still Flying High

by Eric Hiss

After my trip to China’s largest metropolis, it took a while for my head to stop spinning — while many world cities are in a slump, Shanghai buzzes 24/7. Orbs, obelisks, rectangles and other geometries take form hundreds of feet above…


Added by EnLinea Media on February 25, 2011 at 9:55am — 3 Comments

Virtue S. Harm, An Intriguing New York City Headstone

Virtue would be 120 years old today, if she (or he?) were alive.


I was walking off a foul mood the other day through Trinity Church Cemetery—my local cemetery—when one of those curious headstone inscriptions grabbed me:



FEB. 23, 1891

JAN. 30,…


Added by Eric K. Washington on February 23, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments

The Top 10 Most Crime-Plagued Cities in the World

The crime statistics of some cities around the world are disheartening and shocking. With such high rates of homicide, robberies and violence these cities deservedly bear the names of ‘the places of chaos and death’ or ‘the murder capitals of the world’.


#1. Cape Town, South Africa

Crime has been a…


Added by Velimira Velikova on February 23, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

Yosemite National Park And the Unexpected Visitor

Yosemite And the Unexpected Visitor

Please listen to this Yosemite Audio PostCard, a story about this national treasure and an unexpected park visitor .…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 22, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Italy, The Best Selling Destination in Europe

Recommend Magazine, one of the leading travel trade publications of North America, recently issued their 14th Annual Readers’ Choice…

Added by Jean Dabrowski on February 21, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Road Trip: Ohio to Las Vegas (and Back)

Once again we had the webcam attached to the rear view mirror and aimed out the front windshield. Thanks to everyone who rode along with us from up to 80+ mph on the Highways to about 1 MPH on the dirt roads back in the Rocky Mountains to the red roads of Zion. All total it was just over 6500 miles through 16 states in about 3 weeks. Highest altitude (noticed on the GPS) was around 10,000 ft.…

Added by Home Is Where We Park on February 21, 2011 at 12:57pm — No Comments

127th Carnaval de Nice

The 127th Carnaval de Nice [Nice Carnival] will take place from February 18 to March 8, 2011, with…

Added by Jean Dabrowski on February 21, 2011 at 12:39pm — No Comments

World’s Best Hotels: TripAdvisor’s 2011 Travelers Choice Awards


World’s Best Hotels: TripAdvisor’s  2011 Travelers Choice Awards

When TripAdvisor came out with its highly-publicized list of the world’s dirtiest hotels, many thought it was a shameless grab by the review giant for publicity.

But others, including MSNBC, reported that the traveling public appreciated the list and used it in planning their travels.

Now TripAdvisor gives us their…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 20, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Hotel Ratings and Nigeria

The use of hotels in tourism in the modern times cannot be overemphasized, it connotes a useful and satisfactory meaning due to comforts, free gift of nature, and confidence people derive from it. The way people spend their vacations has undergone a great change. People like to spend good times with families and friends while at the same time exploring various tourist places across the globe. As a result the tourism industry across the globe has seen an unprecedented growth which in turn has…


Added by batt-travels and tours on February 20, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Suddenly Amid the Dominican Palms...Olde Europe

by David Paul Appell

If you know the Caribbean and/or have been to the Dominican Republic, chances are you’ve at least heard of one of the islands’ odder (and the DR’s most popular) tourist attractions. Otherwise, coming across this ringer for some centuries-old southern European village on a…


Added by David Paul Appell on February 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Kylie Minogue Goes "Chiggy Wiggy" in India

by Tripatini staff

Most pop songs in India come out of its movie industry — the famous “Bollywood” based in Mumbai aka Bombay — and this tune is from Blue, released in late '09. It’s a big-budget action flick shot in the Bahamas — something about an underwater treasure guarded by sharks — but being Bollywood, you also need your big musical numbers, of course. Composed by A.R. Rahman, who did the music…


Added by EnLinea Media on February 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Next Trip - Bed, Breakfast and Bartenders!

I'm convinced that I have the best job in the world. No, I didn't say the highest paid--that would bring huge guffaws from travel writers around the world because the money involved is more like a ten-year-old's allowance. But the benefits..!!


February 28th is the Bartender's Bash, THE event that decides the bartender and drink that he/she has concocted out of Cold River Vodka or Gin.Cold River Vodka and Gin are entirely Maine-made products. Thirty bartenders are contending…


Added by Linda Batey on February 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Night Travel


Night Travel

What is that I grasp, I miss

When half awake or half asleep I feel such deep, deep longing

Knowing only the rich sadness

The ache

I glimpse a red checkered skirt

A fragment of fabric at the corner of my…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 15, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments

NYC's Big Yellow Taxi Soon a Turkish Delight?

New York City's iconic big yellow taxi may soon drive both visitors and residents into dervish ecstasy. The Taxi & Limousine Commission just released its Taxi of Tomorrow survey and, in the humble opinion of 22,000 polled, the… Continue

Added by Eric K. Washington on February 15, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

In Israel, A Tel Aviv Suburb On A Museums Spree

by David Paul Appell

The suburbs of the world have generally not been considered hotbeds of serious culture (sorry, multiplexes screening Gnomeo and Juliet and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never don’t count). But in Israel, the municipality of Holon, some…


Added by David Paul Appell on February 14, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

When Will We See The Pyramids Again?

When Will We See The Pyramids Again?

The questions as to when travel to Egypt will resume, and Egyptian itineraries re-established are big ones among the decision makers in the US travel and tourism industry, and are being discussed daily.

The United States Tour Operators Association…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 13, 2011 at 7:12pm — 4 Comments

Fertility Tourism: Selling Women’s Eggs for Big Bucks and Travel


Fertility Tourism: Selling Women’s Eggs for Big Bucks and Travel

“Female Eggs For Sale” may not be a sign you’ll see any time soon, but for all intents and purposes that’s what the global market for harvesting and selling women’s eggs is all about.

The in vitro fertilization market is a billion dollar industry that touches almost every country in the world. It touches the wealthy neighborhoods of London and reaches  into the Americas, Asia and the…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 12, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments

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