Featured Member Blog Posts – May 2012 Archive (71)

Turning 'The Hunger Games' Into 'No Hunger Games' at New England Inns

Marti Mayne  one-ups Katniss, Peeta and company by turning The Hunger Games  into No Hunger Games.

Their bed and breakfast packages give food to the local food pantries and other “no-hunger” causes in the towns and regions where the "No-Hunger Games" B and B’s are located.…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 31, 2012 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Corporate Road Warriors & Kentucky Fried Chicken


 Here's the question: Who has it better? The one who takes off on a business trip every few weeks or the one who stays home with the…


Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on May 31, 2012 at 8:15am — No Comments

Tips For Surviving A Day In A Theme Park

What best way to enjoy a fabulous family holiday than by taking everyone to a theme park? With something for everyone, no matter the age, theme parks are the be all and end all of family entertainment. In order to make the most of your theme park holidays and help your family time run smoothly, here are some tips.

The sun is trying to kill you - Well,…


Added by Agnes Riley on May 30, 2012 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

What Makes a Place Gay-Friendly?

Now that the travel industry is targeting the guy community, I ask myself what makes a place 'gay friendly'? Looking around, I found some statements that make a place gay friendly, of course from the eye of the beholder.

For some, the pass of propositions that either abolish or give marriage rights to gay and lesbians is what determines…


Added by TripButler on May 30, 2012 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

The Amazon Theater in Manaus and the Tale of 'Fitzcarraldo'

by Andy Jarosz


Every so often a movie comes along where its on-screen plot is overshadowed by the story of how the movie was made and the problems that had to be overcome to reach the final cut. The 1982 movie Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 30, 2012 at 8:41am — 1 Comment

Drive, Drive, Drive On Germany's Autobahn

In 1975, German band Kraftwerk tried to capture the feel of driving on a motorway with the chorus Wir fahren, fahren, fahren auf der Autobahn ("We drive, drive, drive on the Autobahn"), often misheard as "Fun fun fun on the…


Added by Marta Fonseca on May 29, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Gorillas in Your Midst

There is a saying in Rwanda, "God roams the world but comes to rest in Rwanda."…


Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on May 29, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Monteverde, The Jewel of Cloud Forests

Located in 
Costa Rica’s Central Highlands
 in the Tilarán mountain range, the lofty, cloud-wreathed mountaintop of 


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 29, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Road-Tripping: Adventures Begin at a Fork in the Road

For folks of a certain age, “See the USA in your Chevrolet” and “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” were anthems inspiring us to experience the thrill of zipping along the nation’s highways, seeing new sights, eating new foods, and venturing from our home turf – in short, go road tripping!


It was 1961. For me, high school graduation was past, college was…


Added by Ray Pearson on May 28, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

Haiti: The Audacity of Beauty


Haiti and travel aren't words that naturally pair in our minds. But photojournalist Maggie Steber, who's visited and revisited the country on and off assignment for 30 years, sees beauty there. As reported in…

Added by Patricia Borns on May 28, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments

Azerbaijan Hopes for Tourism Boost From Eurovision

Where is Azerbaijan? Millions of people learned just that from the annual Eurovision song contest held this past Tuesday through Saturday and they were also in for…


Added by José Balido on May 27, 2012 at 7:32pm — No Comments

What to Expect on Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

Are you looking forward to an exciting and extraordinary experience on your next holiday? then don’t hesitate to visit Africa for great Kenya adventure trips and Tanzania camping safaris among other activities. Quite a number of tourists prefer adventure camping safaris because of the various…


Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on May 27, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

A Review of Eurovision 2012 and Winner "Euphoria" from Sweden's Loreen Talhaoui

Ever since I’ve been traveling to Europe starting in 1977 – well before American Idol or The X Factor – the Eurovision annual song contest has been a big deal for more than a few of my Old World friends and…


Added by David Paul Appell on May 26, 2012 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

A Whisky Night to Savor

On a recent Thursday night in the enticing Hillcrest area of San Diego, Planet Rooth Design Haus brought together the seemingly unlikely but totally pleasing combination of high-end whiskeys, gourmet appetizers, and beautiful artisan furniture.  A group of about 40 gathered to partake of it all and we had a unique and completely enthralling evening. …


Added by Susan Montgomery on May 26, 2012 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Virgin Atlantic OK’s Cell Phones in Flight. FAA Still Says 'No'

The FAA gets it wrong again.

When Virgin Atlantic announced recently that passengers could make calls on their cell phones on VA’s Airbus A330 and Boeing 747 between London and New York, it was another wake up call to the Federal Aviation Administration to face reality.

Although cellphones can not be used during take off and landing, and the price…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on May 25, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Driving in the U.S.: Apps For Your Car Hire Needs

Travel as we know it has changed in the last few years. We now get our trip recommendations from travel social networks, and upload our holiday snapshots in real-time. When renting a car to drive in the U.S., there are plenty of apps designed to help you make the best of your trip. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments section!

Gas Buddy: This community-based free app…


Added by Marta Fonseca on May 25, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Nick’s Picks: Three San Francisco Street Fairs Not to Miss in the Month of June

Being a native San Franciscan makes me somewhat of an expert on the events, the people, and the pulse of one of the most traveled cities on the planet. In the month of June, in the “City By The Bay,” marks the beginning of what I call “Street Fair Season.” Almost every week in June in San Francisco neighborhoods celebrate the arrival of summer with blocked off streets, arts and crafts, and just about every imaginable type of  succulent street food. Get your groove on at these “San Fran”…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on May 25, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

The Magic of Costa Rica's Pacuare River

What could be more fun than splashing down a warm-water tropical river, dodging this way and that and bouncing in and out of waves in an inflatable raft?
Costa Ricais one of the world’s top destinations for
whitewater rafting. Just last…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on May 24, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Tanzania's Lake Manyara National Park: Birders' Paradise

Lake Manyara is Tanzania’s bird watching paradise which stretches for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment; Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting explained by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The compact game-viewing circuit…


Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on May 24, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Hitting Cuba's Famed 'Hemingway Trail'

by Andy Jarozs

In his 1999 documentary series Hemingway Adventure, Michael Palin, the Monty Python star turned traveler (no relation to Sarah, as far as we know), visited …


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 24, 2012 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

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