Featured Member Blog Posts – June 2012 Archive (40)

Eat, Pray, Love & Meditate While Eating Pizza

I watched “Eat, Pray, Love” for the second time last night (okay, third - plus I read the book). Here are the effects it had upon me:

  • It made me hungry for Italian…

Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on June 29, 2012 at 4:05pm — 2 Comments

Tips For Driving In Spain

Spain is one of Europe's most popular destinations, receiving thousands upon thousands of tourists every year. Some people like it so much that they actually decide to stay, and statistics show that foreign residents are something like 10% of the population.

Driving in Spain doesn't present too many difficulties, but there are several things drivers…


Added by Agnes Riley on June 28, 2012 at 9:25am — 1 Comment

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Making a Splash Worldwide

What’s all the buzz about stand-up paddle surfing?

It’s one of the fastest emerging global water sports, that’s what.

Also called stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP for short, the sport is popular with surfers as a way to keep fit when surf is low and also as another way to catch…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on June 28, 2012 at 8:43am — No Comments

Women's Wine Council Tastes, Munches, and Laughs a Lot

A unique wine tasting phenomenon is going on in the Temecula Valley Wine Country, located about an hour north of San Diego.  While it’s not surprising that the wine aficionados here get together and drink good wine, eat good food, and discuss what they’re eating and drinking, it is interesting that there are several organized groups that meet not just for socialization but for the specific purpose of tasting and reviewing wines from all over the country and the world.  These groups are…


Added by Susan Montgomery on June 27, 2012 at 8:46am — No Comments

Rappelling the Black Hole in Belize - Not Your Everyday Rush

 Rappelling 300 feet down a cliff into the Black Hole



When the Belize Tourist Board asked me to come to Belize to get a taste of their “slice of paradise,” I gladly accepted. As a scuba diver I was well aware that Belize is the world’s second largest barrier reef, only Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is larger. I figured a beach…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on June 26, 2012 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Road Safety When Travelling

When travelling, it's always important to take every necessary precaution in order to ensure your safety and that of family. Driving is no exception. Whether your touring the Costal del Sol, or visiting the colourful city of Cape Town, here are some tips to stay…


Added by Agnes Riley on June 26, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Blinis y Vodka con el Colega Peter

by Cristóbal Ramírez

Intenté hacer un cálculo: contar el número de veces que se le abrirá la boca en San Petersburgo. Lo más probable es que termine perdiendo la cuenta. Peter, como la denominan sus habitantes igual que si estuvieran llamando a un colega, está construida para…


Added by Iberia Airlines on June 25, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

Traveling to the South of France with Gérard Bertrand

Undoubtedly the best way to experience other countries and cultures is to visit them in person. But no need to despair if lack of cash or time have you restrained! Virtual travel is alive and well especially with our ever burgeoning technological advances. But don’t just bury your head in your tablet or smart phone vicariously living off other traveler…


Added by Steve Mirsky on June 25, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Three Musts in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian Borneo

Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia's corner of beautiful Borneo, is the capital of Sabah State and the gateway to visiting Sabah and Borneo. Known as KK, it is the largest city on Borneo and the sixth largest in Malaysia.  It is accessible from many places in Asia.

  1. Orangs: One of the great attractions…

Added by Sandra & John Scott on June 24, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

A Day at the Races: China's Dragon Boat Festivals

With summer in full swing, this year's series of Dragon Boat Festivals is underway today throughout coastal China; called Duan Wu Jie in Mandarin, they're normally held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Historically, this festival marked the beginning of summer and was celebrated to honor the gods in hopes of a good season. While Hong Kong is said to be the best place to go to take part in the festivities, each major coastal city on the mainland holds its own…


Added by The China Guide on June 23, 2012 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

San Francisco Pride Celebrates Global Equality

The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration, usually known as San Francisco Pride, is dedicated to education, to the commemoration of LGBT heritage and to the celebration of LGBT culture and liberation. The parade and festival are celebrated every year, for the past 41 years, in the city of…


Added by TripButler on June 22, 2012 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Sudden Crisis Travel - When Your Life May Change Forever

 It’s 6 AM and the call comes in. It’s the only time these calls come in.

You are in one city and your family is in another. There’s been an accident and you need to get there as soon as possible.
Your head is spinning. Everything is moving at warp speed.
Questions dance through your mind. What if I don’t make it on time? How am I going to miss work? What about the kids? What do I tell them? You feel guilty for the selfish yet practical ones including –…

Added by Voyages Groupe Ideal on June 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What Makes Tanzania Safaris So Especially Cool?

The tours to Tanzania is like adventure tours in the capital of Africa’s safaris origin. Tanzania is a country of magnificent natural splendors, astonishing wildlife, romantic beaches, charming olden towns, ancient archaeological sites and geological discoveries and…


Added by Adventure Panorama Tours on June 20, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Pablo Picasso and His Hometown: Malaga, Spain

by Nellie Huang

So what has Malaga got to do with world-renowned artist Pablo Picasso? Malaga is, after all, a place on Spain's Costa del Sol more famous…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on June 18, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

New York State's Historic Parks

New York State is historic.  No matter where one goes in the state there are connections with the past.  Visit some of the 37 historic state parks to learn about the state’s historic role. Oriskany, Johnson Hall, Schuyler Mansion, and Washington’s Headquarters are just four sites that deal with the…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on June 17, 2012 at 10:11am — 2 Comments

The Beauty of Vietnam's Halong Bay

For generations of visitors arriving by sea in North Vietnam, the geological marvel known as Halong Bay has been their first introduction to this remarkable country. The weathered limestone Karst pillars can be seen at several locations across southern China and northern Vietnam, but Halong Bay is the only place where they emerge from the sea. The bay received its name –“Bay of the Descending Dragon”…

Added by Indochina Sails on June 16, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments

Your Packing Checklist For The Perfect Holiday

Anyone who's ever travelled anywhere is aware of a little thing called Murphy's Law of Travelling. Murphy's Law of Travelling states that the longer the distance you have to travel, the higher the likelihood you'll forget to pack something essential. It works like clockwork. The best way to avoid it? Make lists, stick to the lists, double-check the lists, and…


Added by Agnes Riley on June 15, 2012 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

California's Most Amazing Sightseeing Spots

California is one of the most popular tourist destinations when one is visiting The Unite States. The climatic condition is great and it has plenty of attractions for which the tourists flock to this beautiful state. There are numerous choices regarding the places one can visit. This west coast state boasts of thousands of travelers year round. Gorgeous beaches, national parks, waterfalls, the list of…


Added by Joseph wedler on June 14, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Travel Tips for an Istanbul Holiday

Traveling to the Turkish town of Istanbul holds many pleasant surprises for you. So why not plan your travel with these trips first?

Flight Bookings:

The first thing to be done is booking flight tickets to this European Capital of Culture called Istanbul. To get the best of flight fares and comfort, try getting Air Tran Airways Flight…


Added by FB on June 13, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

Modern-Day Foodies in Old-World London at Borough Market

Every November, now for as long as I can remember, I spend a week or two, ok, last year three in London for the World Travel Market, London's massive travel show. One of the first things that I do after I park by bags at my digs in Canary Wharf is to hop the tube a couple of stops to perhaps to  the greatest outdoor-indoor food market in the world, Borough Market. Situated by London Bridge, and a stone’s throw from the River Thames, Borough Market is food lovers…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on June 13, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

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