Featured Member Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (48)

The Easter Bunny Visits Easter Island

As I flip through my passport with almost two hundred stamps, and look back on my 185 posts in my WordPress blog, numerous posts on Tripatani or Travel Bloggers Unite, and my 75 reviews on Trip Advisor, I realized that I am living a dream come true. Due to a myriad of converging circumstances, not the least of which is marrying the right woman, I get to travel to exotic locations, luxury locations and mundane locations and write about them. Someday, maybe, someone will pay me to write about…


Added by Forrest Walker on March 31, 2013 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

Costa Rica Strengthens Its Tourist Police

Tourism is big business in Costa Rica. Over the past 25 years, tourism has been the fastest growing economic sector in the country. Keeping tourists safe and informed while visiting Costa Rica is a vital commitment by the country’s government and national tourism organizations.

Costa Rican authorities have recently agreed to invest 350…


Added by Shannon Farley on March 30, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments

Lahaul and Spiti in Ladakh, India: The Barren Splendor

This high, rugged area is nature's ever changing canvas. Known as the Land of Lamas, …


Added by Sanjeev Barman on March 29, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments

Top Spots to Spot Tigers In India

There are a lot of parks to see ample wildlife in India, but some parks definitely have an edge over the others as far as tiger sighting is concerned. Here are the top few national parks in India where the chances of spotting the big cat are higher, but then, at the same time one should remember that the animal is quite elusive.

1.    Corbett National…


Added by priya sharma on March 28, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Surprisingly Hong Kong

“Beware of pick-pockets” we were warned, “and guard your things – especially your passport”. Armed with all kinds of travel lore, we were in for a big surprise when we arrived in Hong Kong on our week-long summer vacation. Well, Hong Kong has surprises galore – especially if you are visiting after more than a decade. But the biggest surprise of them all is – Hong Kong is one of the safest…


Added by Fabiola Jacob on March 28, 2013 at 10:18am — No Comments

Digital Natives, Digital Travelers Own the Travel Experience

In essence, travelers will create and share their own travel experience. They, not tourism officials or travel writers, will shape and determine the nature and quality of travel.

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis , Director of the eTourism Lab at Bounemouth University (UK) ,…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on March 27, 2013 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Lobster Fried Rice: Could There Be a Better Combination?

Here is an absolutely delicious recipe from Chef Bryan Dame of The Edge Restaurant at the The Inn at Ocean's Edge in Maine. While it is incredibly delicious it is also easy to make and can be served in your own home!

Lobster Fried Rice

Chef Bryan Dame

The Edge

3 eggs, scrambled

12 oz cooked lobster, chopped & tossed to coat with corn starch

6 cups cooked rice (cold)

½ cup thinly sliced celery, bit size pieces

½ cup thinly sliced…


Added by Susana Soltero Liebow on March 27, 2013 at 9:13am — No Comments

Explore Roussillon Wines

To fully appreciate a wine is to be intimately familiar with its geographical origins and vinicultural heritage. Wines from France's Roussillon region certainly exemplify this truism. Vineyards are surrounded by 3 mountain ranges yielding wide topographical variety and soils with the Corbières to the…


Added by Steve Mirsky on March 26, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Spring Festivals in Southern Europe

Has spring sprung yet where you live? Or perhaps you're in the Southern hemisphere, and summertime is easing its way into warm fall days. This "shoulder season" time tends to provide perfect traveling conditions in many parts of the world, when you can avoid the summertime crowds and heat, and the weather is just right for doing plenty of walking.…

Added by Sara Cooke on March 26, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments

Painting The Town Pink - La Notte Rosa, Riviera di Rimini, Italy

On one very special eve in July, the 'La Notte Rosa' or 'Pink Night' sees the entire Italian Riviera di Rimini transform into a pink party paradise. The dawn to dusk celebrations are coined as Italy's summer New Years Eve party. It is among Italy's top 5 festivals.…


Added by Emma Kate Henderson on March 25, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Cahuita National Park on Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast: Snorkeling Paradise

Visiting Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast is almost like going to another country. Very different from the rest of Costa Rica, the Caribbean coastal towns of Limon,…


Added by Shannon Farley on March 25, 2013 at 7:59am — No Comments

Responsible Cruising in West Africa

Cruise tourism is a billion pound industry focusing on offering quality services to their guests whilst visiting exotic locations with beautiful sceneries. A recent report from the Cruise Lines International…

Added by West Africa Discovery on March 24, 2013 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Positively Tenby (Wales)


The view of Tenby from my parking spot

One of my favorite spots in Wales was the town of Tenby and nearby…


Added by Maureen Blevins on March 23, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

The Dreamland Resort on Thailand's Koh Phangan Island

Swadee Ka. Relax in the cool azure blue pool as you gaze out at the secluded stretch of warm white sands, only a few feet away with the spectacular green jungle as your back drop.…


Added by Emma Kate Henderson on March 22, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments

En Marraquech, el Cuscús de la Abuela

Callejones llenos de polvo. Niños correteando y sorteando a los turistas. El olor a especias que se mete en los pulmones. Una moto por aquí, un burro por allá y los gritos del que quiere vender para ganarse el pan diario. La mezquita como un espejismo. Le parecerá un sueño, una película exótica o un relato de Las mil y una noches, pero …


Added by Iberia Airlines on March 22, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

A Tale of Two Cities: Abu Dhabi and Dubai


Added by Randy Parker on March 21, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments

A Spicy Quest: Discovering How Chili Peppers Transformed the World

It all started one day in Malaysia while I was traveling around the world, over a bowl of roti canai at a guesthouse breakfast. A fellow traveler, from Britain, who had just come from a India, and I began talking, until he made a statement that seemed so ridiculous, so far-fetched that I refused to believe it could possibly be true.…


Added by Nithin C on March 21, 2013 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

Airlines to Use Social Media Profiles to Personalize Ticket Prices. Higher Costs?

Will buying an airline ticket soon be as personalized as buying a suit from a sales person? Probably, as trends go.

It's no surprise that airlines want to personalize their relationships to their customers. If they can figure out how, it would be a huge step toward making the ticket-buying process a lot more individualized, and…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on March 20, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

High Noon in Small-Town Mexico

Guitar case
 full of weapons, guns swinging from each hand, whole bars full of villains wiped out by one man and his sharp shooting. It is surely the hallmark of only one man, an actor who can keep both a male and female audience simultaneously breathless (if for very different reasons). Antonio Banderas as “El Mariachi” cuts a lonesome,…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on March 20, 2013 at 9:12am — No Comments

Birding in India's Corbett National Park

Watching different kinds of birds and their activities enchants many of us even if we're not be avid bird watchers. The colours of their feathers, the shape of their beaks, their chirping sounds, are all quite interesting to witness. Corbett National Park, being situated in between the Himalayan foothills and the Indo-Gangetic plains, offers an excellent habitat for all kinds of birds, and therefore, this activity can be undertaken while one is staying at Corbett resorts. The forests,…


Added by priya sharma on March 19, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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