Featured Member Blog Posts – September 2012 Archive (45)

Michel Vieuchange’s Forbidden City in Morocco's Western Sahara

by Nellie Huang

It was his obsession with adventure that brought him to the interior of what was then known as Spanish Sahara, an overseas territory of Spain. In 1930, Michel Vieuchange,…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on September 30, 2012 at 8:19am — No Comments

Driving in Paradise - Panama

When one thinks of paradise, Panama has to be near the top of the list.

In the 90s Costa Rica fast became the chic eco destination for Americans, Canadians and Europeans.  Many expats started buying land and relocating. In the last ten years, a new nirvana was discovered, Panama.

Countries with both beach and jungle are especially appealing. The world is full of small countries where you can view nature and perhaps surf in the same day. Panama fits the…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on September 29, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

Plan a Fall Getaway at Mohonk Mountain House, High Above the Hudson River

Fall is a beautiful time along New York St’s Hudson River. Plan a Columbus Dayate weekend at the historic hotel high above the Hudson. Savor the spectacular fall foliage as you boat, hike, take a carriage ride, mountain bike, play golf, or simply sit back and relax while savoring the view. The air is crisp, activities abound, and all that’s missing is…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on September 27, 2012 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

Monteverde, Costa Rica, the Visit of a Lifetime

The year was 1998. There was a very small flow of visitors coming to Costa Rica, about 100,000 according to the official numbers. A decade later, that number has increased up to 2 million tourists per year. This $1.9 billion industry is mainly based on Eco-tourism and has been driven by the green buzzword.

As congested…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on September 26, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

Family Travel Marketing Strategies Fail Families

In a previous post, New Media Travel  asked “Why Is Hotel Content So Boring?”

The point was that hotels, airlines, and often the entire travel industry, are inclined to present images of the perfect family: a leggy blonde mother, two gorgeous light-haired kids and a…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on September 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — 21 Comments

The Search for the Best Margarita in Southern California

Preparing the first chapter of our new e-book, Golden State Eating, we did much first hand research. It's a tough job...I know...hitting bars from Sacramento to San Diego, searching for the perfect margarita, but someone's got to do it.

Along the way, we've had some pretty unspectacular versions. I swear, the one we had at a nationally famous rib joint had to have been…


Added by Darryl Musick on September 25, 2012 at 8:31am — 4 Comments

Photo of the Day: Friday September 21, 2012 – Endeavour Over the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles

It’s not too often that one gets a chance to witness history. Friday, September 21, 2012 is a day that I will never forget. I got on my mountain bike and biked 17 miles to the Hollywood sign for a chance to witness history. The great Endeavour space shuttle bid us a farewell, for a final countdown. From Sacramento down to the Bay area, giving San…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on September 23, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Jazz en la Capital del Mundo

por Cristóbal Ramírez

Hollywood la retrata como lugar de espías con microchips, políticos conchabados, guardaespaldas como armarios empotrados y conspiradores varios. ¿Miedo? Para nada. Relájese, porque la ficción no le hace justicia a Washington, la capital de Estados Unidos…


Added by Iberia Airlines on September 23, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Top California Kayaking Spots

Kayaking is one of the best adventurous water sports enjoyed all over the globe, and when you are planning a trip to California you have to visit these kayaking spots. It's a great experience for tourists, and you will enjoy the paddling sport. Here are the top kayaking spots in California.

Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe is one of the best places for kayaking. There are numerous tours offering services for those who want to paddle in Emerald Bay's calm pristine…


Added by Joseph wedler on September 23, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Autumn Travel in Poland

Poland is one of the countries where autumn plays beautifully with a landscape. If you are wondering where to spend your autumn holiday, Poland offers many gateways as well as cultural events for an affordable price.

The most picturesque place…


Added by Auto Europe on September 22, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

In New York City, Perhaps the Greatest Chicken Fingers on the Planet

Tired of the some old greasy burger, boring sandwich, and looking for something other than a pizza slice?  Tired of antibiotic -fed chicken. Should you be in New York City's Greenwich Village,  there is a unique food opportunity that is gaining fans from all walks of life, Sticky's Finger Joint.


What is…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on September 22, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Hacienda Guachipelín Hotel at Costa Rica's Rincón de la Vieja Volcano


Adventure beckons at the exceptional and exciting Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific province of Guanacaste. Lying at the base of the active Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Hacienda Guachipelin is a working horse and cattle ranch celebrating Guanacaste’s cowboy heritage in the heart of the savanna.

An average day at Hacienda Guachipelin…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on September 21, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Gorgeous Glimpses of Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is one of the most tourist-attractive destinations in Vietnam, one that any visitor to this country should not miss. September to November is the best time to visit this marvelous town in Vietnam's northern mountainous Lao Cai province.

Followings are ten most attractive destinations in Sapa that you should not forget to fill in your trip:

1. Conquer the top of Fansipan Mountain - "The Roof of Indochina"



Added by Mary on September 20, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Hershey, Pennsylvania's Historic Milton Hershey School

The Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania is in a class of its own.  It all came about at the request of Kitty, Milton Hershey’s wife, to start a school for orphan boys.  Unable to have children of their own they created the Hershey Industrial School for orphan boys in 1909.  The school has grown through the years and changed to meet the needs of today’s world.


On a hill above the town of Hershey is Founders Hall which is impressive inside and out. The…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on September 20, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Booking a Cruise with a Cruise Expert Can Save You Time and Money

Did you know that booking a cruise with a cruise expert could save you time and money? I recently worked with Jamie Erdman and learned a lot about cruises from a real expert.

Jamie is the Brand Manager of DiscountCruises.com, a website dedicated to cruise travel. She shared her knowledge and tips and told me that there's a cruise line and a cruise…


Added by Karen Sperling on September 19, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

Downtown Galveston, Texas: More Than Just Shopping - It’s Fun!

Saengerfest Park at 2302 Strand in downtown Galveston is a great meeting place for Galveston residents and visitors. George Mitchell and Mitchell Historic Properties developed the small urban park as the centerpiece of its downtown holdings and, while privately owned, the park is open to the public daily, year round. The park is known for its giant chess set, London-style phone booth and a large compass on one corner. With a central location in the heart of the Strand…


Added by Sarah Harano on September 19, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

The 60th San Sebastián International Film Festival


The 60th San Sebastián International Film Festival will take place September 21 to 29 in Spain's northern Basque region. The primary focus of Spain’s A-list festival is to serve as a showcase for each year's most innovative films. The festival seeks to make a positive contribution to developing culture and the film industry. The festival is…


Added by Debbie Rodriguez on September 18, 2012 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Book Review: 'The Globetrotter's Get-Gorgeous Guide: Diet and Beauty Secrets of Travel Pros'

Or what every frequently-flying woman, and bride going on her honeymoon, needs to know about staying healthy and fit in the air.

If travel had a diva....someone who embodied the talent of looking great while facing the challenges, exhaustion, fun and frustration of Travel, it'd have to be Debbi Kickham.

Known to us in the travel world as Debbi…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on September 18, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

There's a Buzz Over San Francisco in October

Blue Angels over the Golden Gate Bridge brings Fleet Week to Life

Blue Angels over the Golden Gate Bridge brings Fleet Week to Life

As a native San Franciscan I just love the month of  October in the  "city by the bay."  As many a local and tourist can attest to, San Francisco can be a bit overcast, windy and even cold on the 4th of July. But not…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on September 17, 2012 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Surfing Paradise Found in Costa Rica

Sometimes called the “Hawaii of Latin American surfing,” Costa Rica is positively one of the world’s top surfing destinations.Add up warm water, consistent surf year-round, over 700 miles of coastline between both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, literally thousands of beach breakswith easy access, and friendly people, and you get paradise! Costa Rica’s irresistible extra plus is all of the other travel perks like active…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on September 15, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

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