Featured Member Blog Posts – February 2012 Archive (54)

Ethiopia's Legend of the Snake of Axum

Lesson First

There is no crystal clear thing as this: that history of every part of the world begins with legends. Some we can find written in books and some came down to our generation by oral. The history of this nation – Ethiopia starts with a legend that we would not have the nerve to say ‘you shall know what we speak is true’.  Later, in the history, however, all we speak we know, are true for we have brought them from nowhere but credible sources.

In the…


Added by Amran Ethiopia Tour and Travel on February 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Taking the Family to Las Vegas


Las Vegas can be family-friendly and a great winter getaway.  There are shows and adventure for the entire family. Flights from Central New York on Continental Airlines are often under $350.

  1.  Show of shows: Not sure what show to take in.  Consider V the Ultimate Variety Show. The show offers something for everyone and it is…

Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 29, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

New Airline Promises Low Fares and No Bag Fees

There's a new discount airline in town. PEOPLExpress recently announced plans to begin service in 2012, making its base of operations at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Virginia. According to a press release on the airline's website, the carrier will serve cities including Pittsburgh, Providence, West Palm Beach, and…


Added by SmarterTravel on February 27, 2012 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

5 Amazing Places to Visit in Myanmar/Burma

Myanmar is an amazing country with many unique place to visit and things to experience.


Yangon (Rangoon): While Yangon is no longer the capital city, it does have the most important temple Shwedagon Pagoda dates back 2500 years. The pagoda’s 320-foot high golden stupa can be seen from most places throughout…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 25, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

Puerto Vallarta Cruise Lines and Ships

cruise chips A magnificent way to arrive in Puerto Vallarta is by sea. Several cruise lines make Puerto Vallarta a "Port O' Call", docking at the Terminal Marítimo, which has had to be modified to receive more than one cruise ship at a time.

The cruise lines that will be arriving in Puerto Vallarta during 2012 and 2013 include the following: Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal…


Added by Pablo Gonzalez on February 24, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Gena: Ethiopian Christmas

We don’t have Santa Claus here. We never saw him in the streets carrying big sacks and presenting Christmas gifts for our kids. We never saw the snow falling down on our roofs or on the ground. It doesn’t matter though. We have our own Christmas; a Christmas on which we share big smiles that you wouldn’t see the rest of the year afterward. Let’s just flip through few…


Added by Amran Ethiopia Tour and Travel on February 24, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

Kaziranga National Park Wildlife Adventure In Northeast India

Kaziranga National Parkis located in Assam and it is famous as the best home for Great Indian one horned rhinoceros. Tourists will love to spend their vacation ion Kaziranga National Park amidst the beautiful landscape which covers tall elephant grass, sheer forest, shallow pools, marshes and rugged reeds. Apart from the beautiful landscape you will love to have a company of different wild animals like Elephant, Rhinoceros, Sambar,…


Added by Global Tourism India on February 23, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Exploring the Cultures of Kota Kinabalu, in Malaysian Borneo


West Malaysia, located on the Island on Borneo, is known for its diverse cultures.  And, while the name “Borneo” may conjure up images of people living in a primitive manner the truth is that Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is a dynamic city with malls, highways, and even Burger Kings.  Visitors who want to learn about…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 23, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

Gérard Bertrand Awarded European Winery of the Year


Up until recently I had no idea what the wines from France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region tasted like. I had my first taste at Tilghman…


Added by Steve Mirsky on February 22, 2012 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

Women ‘Family Travel’ Bloggers Rule

Used to be they were called “mommy bloggers,” but that was before their Klout scores soared and corporations avidly courted them.

And while I may be exaggerating, I’m not by much. This group of bright, engaged mothers who travel with their kids and run homes and blog, now run the family travel market and drive some of the most exciting conversations on…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on February 22, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments

Andersson's Camp, Namibia

Andersson’s Camp is situated close to Etosha National Park, Namibia

A former farmstead has been tastefully rebuilt in consideration of known eco standards which are suggested by the government…


Added by Uwe Ahlgrimm on February 22, 2012 at 8:29am — 2 Comments

Mexico's San Pancho Music Festival 2012

Visit Puerto Vallarta Mexico for more information on the area.

More on San Pancho…


Added by Pablo Gonzalez on February 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pita Hot, Astoria, Queens, New York City

Sometimes you just gotta put the spotlight on the little guy. I doubt anyone cares about a tiny gyro shop tucked away on a busy street in Astoria, Queens, NYC, but my son is such a fanatic about their shawarma (sliced, ground lamb in a pita) that I had to give Pita Hot a try. First of all, the name is awfully…


Added by Searching for Sincerity on February 21, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

Port Houses & Events in Porto, Portugal

Tourists who are intending to do tourism in Portugal generally complaints about scarcity of reference materials. However, there is information about tourism in Portugal that are scattered around the web in small blocks especially when it comes to Porto Portugal attractions. It is not easy to switch from one website to another to gather as many information about Porto Portugal attractions. Nevertheless, there are of course some websites and blogs that publish…


Added by Dilfadipatappi on February 21, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments

North Haven, Maine: On Being "From Away"


The town bulletin board


Two weeks can be a long time.  But two weeks of sparkling, clear days, one just like the next, can never be long enough.

There is something about the…


Added by Rosie DeQuattro on February 20, 2012 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Get Rid of Jet Lag in the Quan Spa at Hong Kong's SkyCity Marriott


After a long flight to Hong Kong take the free shuttle to the SkyCity Marriott just a few minutes from the Hong Kong airport on Lantau Island. Make an appointment at the Marriott’s Quan Spa for a Foot Reflex Massage to get the circulation back in your legs after the long flight.  Have a great meal in one of their fine-dining…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 20, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments

What To Do If You Can't Afford An Overseas Trip?

As I just finished a major historical fiction novel and, after a year of readers critiques and editing I've just turned it over to a professional editor for the final run-through before submitting.  (The novel is titled 'SHADOW OF THE LION', set in Babylon, Asia Minor and Greece after Alexander the Great's death in 323 BC).  The novel itself was a long, long journey. And now the editing/publishing part is the last long haul. 


Thing is, it costs to have a professional editor…


Added by W. Ruth Kozak on February 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

What Is 'Sustainable' Ecotourism?

Recently I watched Video’s of several Nature Organizations, I counted the expression “Sustainable” in one 12 minute presentation, 32 times (Video not displayed). This unleashed my curiosity and my search brought the following to light. 

The WIKIPEDIA Definition:

A diagram indicating the relationship between the three pillars of sustainability suggesting that both economy and society are constrained by…


Added by Uwe Ahlgrimm on February 19, 2012 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

Shopping in San Josė, Costa Rica

Shopping in Costa Rica has improved dramatically over the past ten years as gigantic malls, mini-malls, superstores and sophisticated boutiques have entered the marketplace.

You can find everything from designer clothing to latest-fashion shoes and accessories, everyday clothing and footwear to anything you could possibly need for your home. There are construction and “fix-up-your-home” superstores, stores for custom-made furniture of wood, iron, rattan, cloth, leather and even…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on February 18, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments

Visit Burma Now (Before It's Too Late)

After years of being isolated due to economic sanctions the country of Burma/Myanmar is poised on the brink of change.  Sanctions are being lifted and the government has eased its position in many areas.  For many years Myanmar as been a favorite destination of Europeans who relished visiting a country untainted by Western…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on February 17, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

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