Featured Member Blog Posts – June 2013 Archive (49)

Driving in Portugal's Algarve: A22 Via do Infante

Portugal is a popular summer destination, mostly due to its great weather and amazing beaches. It also doesn't hurt that this southern European country makes for a relatively economical holiday. If you are driving in the Algarve this summer, there are a few things you should know about the A22, the highway which runs across the region, connecting most main…


Added by Auto Europe on June 30, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Luang Prabang Trekking - The Great Outdoor Side of Laos' Ancient City

by Barry

Northern Laos is famous for its natural beauty: rolling green hills and mountains interspersed with rice fields and countless water buffalo. From the moment we arrived in South East Asia, a trekking adventure through the countryside and staying with a local tribe family was top of our list of things to do. Once we arrived in Luang Prabang, we knew this was…

Added by Active Travel Asia on June 29, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments

Curú Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula

When I used to guide nature tours in Costa Rica, people would always ask me, “Are we going to see monkeys (or a sloth, toucan, etc.)?” I would always respond, “Well, it’s possible, but not guaranteed; it’s not like we put the animals out in…


Added by Shannon Farley on June 28, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Taste of London 2013: a Celebration of Fine Food and Wine



Thousands of people converged on Regent’s Park in London for an annual summer event which showcases the vibrant food and culture of Britain and other parts of the world. Taste of London offers visitors the unique opportunity to dine from 40 of the capital’s top restaurants, sample and buy from 200 food and drink producers, enjoy wine tasting and watch some of…


Added by Rita Payne on June 28, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments

Positively Charleston!

From the Low Country of South Carolina we traveled up to the city of Charleston to spend a couple of days. I have to say Charleston is one of the most walkable cities I’ve ever been to. Our bed and breakfast was located just half a block off King  Street (a shopaholic’s dream) - in a large old house with a charming courtyard in the back – and a porch that was perfect for breakfast and afternoon tea.  …


Added by Maureen Blevins on June 27, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Carnevale All Summer, Vegas Style


Las Vegas’ very own Carnevale, inspired by the legendary annual event in Venice Italy bursting with masked revelers, glamorous costumes, and raucous street art, is…


Added by Steve Mirsky on June 27, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

Collaborative Consumption: Where Travel Access Trumps Ownership

In a very compelling article somewhere on Lonely Planet's blog, Vivek Wagle, head of content and marketing at Airbnb, makes the compelling argument for "collaborative consumption," the basic business and ethical underpinning of his widly successful "places to stay" service and website.



Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on June 26, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

La Marca País Costa Rica

El reconocimiento de nuestro país supera a potencias turísticas de la región como Argentina, Brasil y Chile

La imagen turística de Costa Rica en el mundo se ha alimentado de dos vertientes. Por un lado, se encuentra la forma de ser del tico promedio, al que se lo retrata como afable y trabajador. Por el otro, se ha granjeado fama de destino…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on June 26, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Best Bars and Clubs in Dubai

Dubai, one of the largest emirates in the UAE is home to some of the best bars in the Middle East. Spend your day while enjoying shopping in best of the malls and add a unique excitement to your evening in the city’s bars. Book cheap Flights to Dubai and visit the following…


Added by Globe Hunters on June 25, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Bogota and Its Tasty Historic Center

For reasons that certainly don’t need repeating, until fairly recently informing your nearest and dearest you’re considering a vacation in Colombia might’ve been considered grounds for dialing the dudes in the white coats. But these days, the country’s capital is optimistic, as safe as anywhere in Latin America, and in the midst of a boom in restaurants, la rumba (nightlife),…


Added by José Balido on June 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Praga, Un Cuento Bohemio

por Cristóbal Ramirez

¿Alguna vez ha estado dentro de un cuento de hadas? No hace falta quedarse en harapos y ser Cenicienta. Basta con volar hasta Praga, la capital de la…


Added by Iberia Airlines on June 24, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Cusco's Post-Colonial Traditions: Corpus Christi and Inti Raymi

by Emily Guilmette

For those of you contemplating a visit to Peru, there is no better time to experience Cusco and Machu Picchu than at the end of June. Not only is the dry-season weather sunny and bright, but the city's spectacular festivals are in full swing. The final two weeks of June are devoted to dance performances and…


Added by Kuoda Travel on June 24, 2013 at 10:03am — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Nepal's Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu noted for its numerous Buddhist monasteries and ancient temples, is actually the origin of ancient civilizations deep within mystical land of Nepal. You will find a heavy blend of tradition and modernity. The city…


Added by My Nepal Tour on June 23, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments

5 Tips for Planning a Southeast Asia Motorbike Tour

Many adventure travelers says there’s no better way to see a country than getting on a motorcycle and going on a tour.…

Added by Active Travel Asia on June 22, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

4 Best Hanging Bridges Tours in Costa Rica

Little was known about life up in the canopy of tropical forests until biologists started using ropes and pulleys to climb their way up. Treetops in the tropics reach so high that it was nearly impossible to explore.…


Added by Shannon Farley on June 21, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

10 Tips to Make Your Next Tour an Unforgettable 5-Star Experience

So you’ve decided a private tour is the way to go on your next trip. Great! Chances are you’re going to have a terrific time seeing the sights, accessing the local culture and making a new friend in a foreign place. Below we’ve compiled some tips on how to ensure your tour is truly memorable – for all the right reasons.…

Added by Sara Cooke on June 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

David Sanborn & Bob James Go Deep at Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Show

The Thornton Winery in Temecula, CA is home to one of California’s longest running concert series. In fact, this year is the 25th anniversary of the Champagne Jazz Series. As you would expect, this summer’s lineup features some of the biggest and most popular of today’s Jazz performers (Dave Koz, Spyro Gyra, Kenny G, George Benson, Chris Botti, Boz Scaggs, etc.)…


Added by Rick Grandi on June 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Joie de Vivre in Burgundy

            Medieval towns and vineyards surround burgundy

It doesn’t get much better for wine lovers than a visit the Burgundy region of France. The self proclaimed “land of fine art and living” is much more than a wine region in central France. In the minds of many…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on June 20, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Notable Floating Markets in Bangkok

Bangkok’s rich culture has more intriguing aspects than its extravagant nightlife. If you are booking Bangkok flights especially to experience the rich culture of the city, make sure floating markets are there in your itinerary. The most popular floating markets in the city…


Added by Globe Hunters on June 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Las 10 Mejores Playas para Surfear en Costa Rica

por Andrés Figueroa Vásquez

Las guías Moon hacen que los viajes independientes y que la exploración de exteriores sea divertida y accesible. Su elaboración es llevada a cabo por turistas…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on June 19, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

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