Featured Member Blog Posts – March 2017 Archive (31)

Explore Myanmar/Burma's Unexplored Irrawaddy Delta

Myanmar (aka Burma) is changing fast and is now one of the "gotta-visit" places before it is too late.  Tourism is now booming and things are changing fast.  One are that is still of the radar of most tourist is the Irrawaddy Delta. Only Pandaw cruises can provide a comprehensive tour of the area.…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on March 31, 2017 at 6:03am — No Comments

A Mystical Journey on a River in a Cave on the Yucatan Peninsula


During a recent visit to Playa del Carmen on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, we became fascinated by the Mayan Culture and their spiritual history.  In addition to the dozens of ancient pyramid-temple ruins that are spread throughout the area, there are also numerous revered underworld caves to explore.

The Rio Secreto (riosecreto.com) was a highly recommended tour company that specializes in a…


Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on March 30, 2017 at 7:06am — No Comments

5 Spectacular Spa Towns of the Czech Republic

“I walk on, once again, down these corridors, through these halls, these galleries, in this structure of another century, this enormous, luxurious, baroque hotel…”

That line, from French director Alain Resnais’ 1961 film…


Added by David Paul Appell on March 29, 2017 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Two Terrific Hotels of Naples, Italy

We are sitting with concierge Franco Milano on an evening in the beautiful, classic lounge of Naples' grand, waterfront Hotel Excelsior (Via Partenope 48). Cream-colored Roman shades…


Added by Harvey frommer on March 28, 2017 at 12:32pm — No Comments

4 Accessories to Perk Up Your Travel Pics

by Lee Howard

 may be everywhere these days – they’re certainly convenient and their quality keeps improving rapidly. But if you’re off travelling to – and taking pictures of – interesting parts of the world, you still owe it to yourself to not…


Added by Iberia Airlines on March 27, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone on One-of-a-Kind Costa Rica Adventure Tours

When was the last time you felt the thrill of not knowing what was going to happen next?

If you never leave your comfort zone, maybe it's been a while.

There’s some fun excitement in that mix of anticipation and anxiety that flips your stomach and makes your heart race.

Experts say it's easier to stay in our comfort zone where we feel comfortable. But by limiting ourselves to what we already know, we miss out on opportunities, life experiences, adventure, excitement, and…


Added by Shannon Farley on March 26, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Unusual Hotels in Sicily

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If you compare various hotels in Italy, Sicily offers…


Added by Tom Collins on March 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Taking Time Out at Vietnam's Mai Chau Ecolodge

We couldn’t have picked our time to stay in Mai Chau any better. After spending time in some of the major cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, the lure of lush green rice fields and rolling mountains was just the tonic.

Vietnam is a relatively flat country, with only a few regions boasting mountains. On a trip that has so far seen the smog of the city, the fierceness of an ocean being swept up by a typhoon thousands of kilometres away, and the serenity of the Mekong, staying in the…


Added by Mai Chau Ecolodge on March 24, 2017 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Doing the Danube on a Viking River Cruise Longship

After writing scores of articles about ocean cruises, we decided to see what motivates vacationers to take European river cruises. We are glad we did.

So Much to Choose From

There are endless selections of river cruise itineraries on the internet, so we sought the…


Added by The2Writers.com Page on March 23, 2017 at 5:18am — No Comments

Swimming & Diving Among Giant Sea Turtles in Akumal, Mexico

Located 120 kilometers south of Cancun, Akumal is a place of virgin beaches with crystal clear water, natural areas and hundreds of turtles that thrive in this area, protected by national authorities. Akumal is one of the calmest places on the Mayan Riviera, 37 km from the Riviera's main city, Playa del…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on March 22, 2017 at 10:01am — No Comments

Around the Horn of South America

We boarded our ship in Buenos Aires, and the cruise would take us right around South America around the famous … or infamous … Cape Horn to Valpariaso.

I thought of the old sea shanty ‘Paddy Lay Back’:

‘… for we’re bound for Valparaiso round the Horn’

Then I remembered more words of the same…


Added by Keith Kellett on March 21, 2017 at 11:42am — No Comments

Dos and Don’ts When Visiting Singapore

One of the most vibrant and popular destination in Asia, Singapore is renowned for its cleanliness and a garden city with unique cultural fusion of Malay, Indian, Chinese and European immigrants. The city is clean, efficient and safe city because of its laws, enforced strictly for people to follow. However, the different racial groups in the city that retain…


Added by Akshay Koranne on March 20, 2017 at 8:24am — No Comments

Having a Ball in the Baltics: A Visit to Riga

 has quite the roller-coaster history, controlled by powers including Lithuania, Sweden, and Russia,  until the birth of a new republic in 1918. Then of course it fell back under Soviet Russian subjugation until the rebirth of a new independent republic in 1991.

I first visited…


Added by David Paul Appell on March 19, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My Favorite Dive Spots in French Polynesia

Tahiti is a goldmine for divers of all skill levels. It has something to offer for everyone and anyone. The dive sites here are some of the best in the world and mostly unspoiled. Tahiti is located in the southern Pacific Ocean, and is home to thousands of varieties of marine life and beautiful Coral Reefs.

These are the spots I liked the…


Added by Robert Walsh on March 18, 2017 at 6:56am — No Comments

A Thought for St. Patrick's Day: Celts Were in Spain Before Ireland!

by Miguel Martínez Rabanal

If everyone’s a little Irish today on St. Patrick’s Day, you could maybe also say that everyone’s a little Spanish, too. That’s because the culture that has made Ireland as…


Added by Iberia Airlines on March 17, 2017 at 2:58am — No Comments

Biarritz, France: Classic Elegance Meets New Cool

Astride the coast of the Aquitaine region and France’s Basque Country, the country’s southwesternmost city (just 19 kilometres/12 miles from the Spanish border) has been one of its most famous seaside resorts since the mid-19th century. And still strongly flavoured with…


Added by José Balido on March 16, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Most Colorful Attraction in Sint Maarten?

Nothing wrong with joining the crowds at Maho Bay to stand about five feet under jumbo jets coming in for a landing (what could possibly go wrong?), but I have a new pet attraction in Dutch Sint Maarten: Parotte Ville. It's really three attractions, because it includes an…


Added by Ed Wetschler on March 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Velas Vallarta Resort Infuses Puerto Vallarta's Essence Into Your Stay

While the Mexican Riviera boasts many stellar lodging options, over on the Pacific coast near Puerto Vallarta, Velas Vallarta Resort has the distinct advantage of offering you an intriguing balance of sybaritic retreat conveniences with plenty of opportunities for genuine cultural…


Added by Steve Mirsky on March 14, 2017 at 7:20am — No Comments

A Twofer of Local Dining Favorites in Ocean City, Maryland

Savvy travelers know that the best restaurants are the ones where the locals eat.  So when the fam and I took an off-season trip to Ocean City, MD, the good folks at the Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites had two very appealing recommendations for us:  Embers Buffet and 28th Street Pit-n-Pub…


Added by Travel Daddy on March 13, 2017 at 1:24am — No Comments

The Coasts of Morocco

The extensive coastline of Morocco offers a great variety of options along their 3,500 kilometers. It’s hard to choose among its many beaches, because you’ll always have to leave out something. It has beaches washed by the waters of the Atlantic and many others facing the Mediterranean, beaches suited for families and modern ones with a chill out…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on March 12, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

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