Featured Member Blog Posts – February 2018 Archive (27)

Visiting Lesser Known India - the City of Baramati


Interested in exploring off-the-beaten-path India?  One place that should be on your list is the city and surrounding area of Baramati, in Maharashtra state, five hours east of Mumbai (Bombay) and two hours from Pune. Located…


Added by Surbhi Bansal on February 28, 2018 at 11:55am — No Comments

8 Extraordinary 'Water Towns' Near Shanghai

             David Paul Appell

’s largest city is unquestionably an amazing, fun, and fascinating place to visit – a mix of ancient and cutting-edge culture/architecture, along with fabulous dining, shopping, and…


Added by David Paul Appell on February 27, 2018 at 8:31am — No Comments

Pula Is a Marvelous, Lesser Known City of Croatia

Pula is located in on the southern side of Istrian peninsula and is the largest city of the Istria. This city is well connected with the neighboring countries. I have visited this place and stayed for three days. I visited the top most places of Pula and feel the beauty of this place. One should go there to see the rich culture of the city and also to enjoy the…


Added by Olivia Bond on February 26, 2018 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Travel Tonics for Children

Pro-biotics is a catch-all name now used commonly in the health food and supplement industry. It refers to the entire group of human-friendly (pro) bacteria (biotics) that thrive predominantly inside our digestive tract from the stomach throughout the intestines.

In a mutually advantageous relationship, these bacteria live off nutrients within the…


Added by James Hazlewood on February 25, 2018 at 10:02am — No Comments

Prepping to Do Nepal's Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is said to be one of the top ten treks in the modern world. Although it's not a difficult trek technically, the demands of on the body of elevation (it has the highest mountain pass at over 17 000 feet) and…


Added by Mark on February 24, 2018 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Closer to Nature in New York City in its 7 Best Parks

Despite the fact that New York is famous for its skyscrapers, you should pay no less attention to the wonderful nature of the city. In New York, there is a huge number of beautiful parks, where you can pleasantly relax from the city bustle.

Let’s look at the most popular parks of New York and their features:…


Added by Tom Collins on February 23, 2018 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Pantsula, the Cool Dance of South Africa's Urban Youth

          South African Tourism

by María José Cortés Llamas

Literally, pantsula translates from Zulu as “to walk…


Added by Iberia Airlines on February 22, 2018 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Chile Producing Premier Carménère Wines

Chile’s signature grape varietal arrived just before phylloxera hit Europe in the mid 19th century. With the country's new wine region just getting established, a few Carménère cuttings were imported and planted in the valleys of…


Added by Steve Mirsky on February 21, 2018 at 6:44am — No Comments

Top 2018 Horse Trail Rides in the USA, Canada & South Africa

Family ride at Arizona's White Stallion Guest Ranch

With over 80 years combined experience in the saddle, the Ranch Rider team has its hoof to the ground when it comes to the best riding holidays. So, where to hit the trail in 2018? From new cultural cowgirl…


Added by Sam Ward on February 20, 2018 at 2:46pm — No Comments

10 Fantastic Foodie Trips

Gastronomy is a fashionable trend, a hobby for thousands, and according to a recent U.N. World Tourism Organization report, is now one of the main motivations for many to travel.

The report ranks gastronomy as the third reason tourists decide to visit a destination, following culture and…


Added by Maria Lisella on February 19, 2018 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Travel to Hurricane-Impacted Caribbean Islands Is Rebounding

Some surprises in this update from the Caribbean Tourism Organization:…

Added by Ed Wetschler on February 18, 2018 at 7:55am — 2 Comments

Fascinating Temples & More in Tirupati, India

Most people in India have visited the holy site of Tirupati at least once during their lifetime on a pilgrimage, to seek blessings or just to be in awe of the architecture. Located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is home to the Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Balaji. The town of Tirupati is also known for being the location of…


Added by Archana Permi on February 17, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments

4 Awesome Ideas for Warm-Weather Holidays in the Alps


It's still winter, of course, and we've been reading about (and a lucky some of us even participating in) the frosty fun for which Europe's most extensive mountain range system is…


Added by Jay Edward Helliwell on February 16, 2018 at 8:49am — No Comments

Instagram Has Final Say On Africa's 2018 Bucket List

Mandela statue, Cape Town; ©  South Africa Tourism

There are plenty of travel lists out there with insight on where to go in 2018, but if you’re planning to come to Africa, Acacia Africa’s top 10 is one you won’t want to miss.…


Added by Sam Ward on February 15, 2018 at 4:49am — No Comments

Extra-Romantic Spots in 16 World Destinations

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Added by Max Pesling on February 14, 2018 at 5:57am — No Comments

San Antonio, Texas: the USA's 2nd UNESCO City of Creative Gastronomy

Tourists flock to Mi Tierra Café - the USA's largest Mexican restaurant - to marvel at the spectacular decor. But they have to compete for a seat with the locals who have been eating there for generations and have seen the decor hundreds of times.

It’s the food, plus atmosphere, that keeps the…


Added by Pat Brennan on February 13, 2018 at 11:06am — No Comments

Notes from Salamanca, Spain's Golden City

Known for its ornate, golden-sandstone architecture of the Renaissance era as well as one of the world's oldest universities, the Castilian city of Salamanca is a delightful fount of a million details and delights for the visitor, as I discovered on a recent visit. 

On my first day, my local friend Carolina took me to the cathedral,…


Added by Keith Kellett on February 12, 2018 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

Scuba Diving Adventures on Mexico's Riviera Maya & Cancún

The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico was once best known for pretty fishing villages, but is now a world-class site for luxury holidays and some of the most diverse diving opportunities you'll find anywhere in the world. It's no great surprise really, the basic ingredients…


Added by Sam Thomassen on February 11, 2018 at 4:41am — No Comments

Sheraton Bay Point Resort: Florida's Tranquil Retreat in Panama City Beach

Tucked away in tranquility overlooking the serene saltwater tidal estuary of St. Andrew's Bay flanked by Florida's most popular State Park and 7 mile barrier Shell Island in the distance, Sheraton Bay Point Resort is also just a shuttle bus away from the bustling…


Added by Steve Mirsky on February 10, 2018 at 10:23am — No Comments

Mysteries of 'Unusual' Winter Olympic Sports Unraveled

If like most people you think skeletons are for Halloween and curling is something…


Added by Max Pesling on February 9, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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