Featured Member Blog Posts – May 2017 Archive (31)

On Protestantism's 500th Anniversary, Hitting Germany's Martin Luther Trail


Of the key developments that have altered Western (and world) civilisation, it could be argued that the Protestant Reformation of…


Added by David Paul Appell on May 31, 2017 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Xi'an China - Beyond the Terracotta Army, an Amazing City Wall & Muslim Culture


Though yet another of China's megalopolises, Xi’an (pop. 13.6 million), on an inland plain in the country's northwest, is one of…


Added by José Balido on May 30, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Best Spa in Rio de Janeiro - the Fasano Spa

Hidden deep inside another one of French designer Phillipe Stark’s hotels is the Spa at the Fasano Hotel. This hotel, built with core materials such as wood, glass and marble overlooks life-guard stand Posto 8 on Ipanema Beach. With its spirit of sophisticated casualness- in Havaiana flip-flips or Kenzo espadrilles- you will…


Added by lauren quinn on May 29, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Stellar Stay at the Commander Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland


Added by Travel Daddy on May 28, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

Tokyo Promotes Sake Brewery Tourism to International Visitors

Following the Japanese Government’s New Initiatives, Japan's Capital and Largest City Also Hopes to Attract International Visitors by Promoting Sake (aka Nihonshu, Literally "Japanese Rice Wine")

As a new and official central government initiative in the 2017 fiscal year (April 1,…


Added by Marian Goldberg on May 27, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

New York City's Café des Artistes Digs Deep Into Italy's Culinary Heritage

Part of the landmark Café des Artistes restaurants on New York City's Upper West Side (just across the street from Central Park on West 67th Street), The Leopard at des Artistes features museum-quality Howard Chandler Christy wall murals…


Added by Steve Mirsky on May 26, 2017 at 10:27am — No Comments

Naples - Beauty & Wrinkles in the Shadow of Vesuvius

by Cristóbal Ramírez

In the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Italy’s third largest city, ancient queen of the Mezzogiorno, the country’s south, is a glorious contradiction. The face of Napoli is luminous, yet sports plenty of wrinkles, scars, and squalour. History,…


Added by Iberia Airlines on May 25, 2017 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Goa's Unforgettable Sights, Sounds, & Experiences

When you think Goa, midway along India's west coast, a land of wild waves, music, and church bells might come your mind. Yes, the country's smallest state is no doubt the fun capital of Incredible India. 


Colonial Churches

You can feel…


Added by Alina Jack on May 24, 2017 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Micheladas: Mexico's Spicy Beer Cocktails

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The michelada
 became popular in Mexico during the 1940s, when people started to mix beer and spicy hot sauces. There are two versions to explain the origin of its name: one attributes it to Michel Ésper, who was said to have invented the drink at the bar of a sports club in San Luis Potosí; time went by and the invention…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 23, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

7 Key Places In & Facts About Bali

The island of Bali is truly a dreamlike place to visit. The high volcanoes, thick jungles, and the warm surroundings of the Indian Ocean make it a piece of paradise on Earth. It is truly a fantastic place to visit. Bali is a charming place which can mesmerize its visitors with its cultural diversity and a vast number of activities. Your trip to Bali will be a busy one, and you would experience one of the most extraordinary…


Added by Kelly Anson on May 22, 2017 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Beach & Islands For A Wonderful Summer In Vietnam

The recent years have seen Vietnam emerge as a must-see destination in Southeast Asia. Its landscapes are beautiful, beaches are pristine, and culture is richly influenced by both the west & the east. And just as each region has its own beauty to boast about in different seasons of the year, there’s a lot to experience in Vietnam in summer as well.

And if you’re planning a holiday in…


Added by Indochina Sails on May 21, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Salvador: The Soul of Brazil

To truly understand Brazil, it seems to me, you of course should visit inimitable Rio de Janeiro, but you also really must come to this city of 3 million (metro area 4 million) up on the coast of the country’s northeastern state of Bahia. Founded in 1549 as the first capital…


Added by David Paul Appell on May 20, 2017 at 11:41am — No Comments

Historic, Elegant Quebec City a Treat in Both Summer & Winter

North America has only three countries officially, but even so, culturally manages to be an amazingly varied continent. There’s no better example than the robust, vibrant francophone culture of Canada’s Quebec province. Its historic capital (pop. 541,000, metro 806,000),…


Added by José Balido on May 19, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

I'm Not Running Away - I'm Traveling

I have been traveling for the good portion of a…


Added by lauren quinn on May 18, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Costa Rica a Hot New Culinary Travel Destination?

Is Costa Rica a new foodies’ travel destination? Hotel Trópico Latino Chef Randy Siles takes the world by surprise showing off Costa Rican cuisine.

Award-winning and gaining international celebrity status in his role as…


Added by Shannon Farley on May 17, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

Baron's Cove: Casual Luxury in Sag Harbor on New York's Long Island

Although only a 15-minute drive north of Long Island's chichi Hamptons, Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor feels miles away from the full-court press of high society's playground of the rich and famous.

Sag Harbor's rich heritage as a whaling port…


Added by Steve Mirsky on May 16, 2017 at 3:40am — No Comments

4 Excellent Excursions From Athens

by Cristóbal Ramírez

The Acropolis, the Plaka, and the rest of Greece‘s compelling capital are a treasure chest you could rummage through for days on end. But just as important to this ancient country and culture are sites out in the hinterland, where the air is purer and in many cases life is still simpler. Here are…


Added by Iberia Airlines on May 15, 2017 at 2:26pm — No Comments

The Caribbean Knight

Six things about Sir Royston Hopkin (top, center), the visionary behind Spice Island Beach Resort on Grenada:…


Added by Ed Wetschler on May 14, 2017 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Some of Mexico's Gnarliest Waves Are in Sayulita

Sayulita, a charming little town on the Riviera Nayarit north of Puerto Vallarta,
 is a beach fit for adventurers. Age doesn’t matter, and you can come along with your family, your partner or with friends. The hallmark of visitors to Sayulita is their willingness to embark on new experiences, ranging from taking surf…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 13, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

An 'Italian' Village in North Wales

‘Portmeirion is a gorgeous visual poem that will melt the hardest heart’  

                                         - Rough Guide Wales

A lot of people remark that Portmeirion, a private village…


Added by Keith Kellett on May 12, 2017 at 12:57pm — No Comments

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