Featured Member Blog Posts – September 2013 Archive (50)

A Copenhagen Adventure: Kayaking to Its Secret Underwater Statues

On our recent trip to Denmark, we spent a few days in Copenhagen.  We did a kayak tour of the canals where we discovered that the Little Mermaid statue has a boyfriend! 

We were able to get video footage of the underwater statues as seen here.



Added by Jacquie Whitt on September 30, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

America’s Cup - 'The Miracle on San Francisco Bay,' in Photos

Being a native San Franciscan, I have been fortunate to view many amazing sporting events up close. The San Francisco Giants, just last October provided a miracle finish, culminating in a World Series victory and parade, on of all days, Halloween, practically San Francisco’s city holiday. The San Francisco 49ers football team narrowly missed winning their 6th Super Bowl last year. During the month of September, “The City by the Bay” played host to the world’s most prestigious sailing…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on September 30, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

Kreuzberg, Berlín: Con un Kebab y un Cómic

por Cristóbal Ramírez

Punkies con litronas de cerveza, una manifestación erótico-festiva de homosexuales, señoras con velo que se encuentran en el mercado y hablan en árabe, graffittis que intentan reventar conciencias, modernos que van en busca de cómics antiguos… Así es…


Added by Iberia Airlines on September 29, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Family Whitewater Rafting Adventures in Costa Rica

Looking for a Costa Rica family adventure out in nature? Spend a fun-filled day splashing in the mild…


Added by Shannon Farley on September 28, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Key West’s Colorful Cuba Connection

One of Florida‘s — and for that matter, the United States’ — most unique towns/islands, Key West is known for lots of things: its whiff of tropical paradise; historic architecture; diving and boating; major-league gay-friendliness; the…


Added by José Balido on September 27, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

POSITIVELY My Kind of Town, Chicago Is!


Looking into the city  

Although I…


Added by Maureen Blevins on September 26, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

More Choices or No Choices and Higher Fees as Travel Sites Merge?

Christopher Elliott, as usual, provides special insights into the "blending" of online travel agents and the impact on travelers. In the Seattle Times, he suggests that Travelocity's "strategic…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on September 25, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments

How to Travel Costa Rica as a Vegan Easily

I had a pair of friends visit me in Costa Rica not long ago who were vegetarian and vegan. My first reaction was, "Oh, no, what are they going to eat?" I know how much Costa Ricans love their chicken, beef, chicharrones (fried pork), fish,…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on September 25, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

Praia do Forte in Bahia, Brazil a Top Sea Turtle Refuge


is one of today’s most fashionable holiday choices and Praia do Forte one of the country’s most attractive destinations. White sandy beaches bathed by crystalline waters and lined by coconut trees, a whole host of water sports, luxury hotels, its exotic culture, the history of Portugal’s…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on September 24, 2013 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

What's For Dinner at a Zen Retreat?

Accessible only by a 4-wheel drive required 14-mile dirt road 25 miles southeast of Big Sur, CA, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center offers an escape from everyday like no other.

Nestled in a mountain valley deep in the Ventana Wilderness Preserve, this retreat has served as a place for self-discovery and healing since 1967…


Added by Steve Mirsky on September 24, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments

Lava Love: Exploring America's Volcanoes



Exploring America’s Most Impressive Volcanoes 

By Bret Love for GreenGlobalTravel.com

Volcanoes– openings or ruptures in a planet’s crust that allow hot magma, ash and gases to escape from below the surface– have held mankind’s fascination for thousands of years.  From Mount Vesuvius’ destruction of Pompeii in 79…


Added by GreenGlobalTravel.com on September 23, 2013 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Munich, Su Espuma Blanca, y Más

Los aficionados a la cerveza la conocen de sobra. Múnich, dejemos las cosas claras desde el principio, es un poco borracha. Ríos y ríos de auténtica espuma alemana corren cada año a finales de septiembre por la ciudad. ¿Por qué? Por el Oktoberfest, que homenajea…


Added by Iberia Airlines on September 23, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Abbey de Cadouin in Dordogne, France

Founded in 1115 and situated in a narrow valley in the south of the Dordogne, the Abbey de Cadouin is classified as a 'monument historique'. For 800 years this Cistercian abbey drew in pilgrims making the journey to view a sacred piece of cloth believed to have been part of the shroud of Christ.



Added by france-vacances.co.uk on September 22, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Discovering Ithaca, Greece, and Reinventing Family Holidays

Spring 1990 brought us to the small island of Ithaca, Greece, in recent times known for little but its sheer beauty, but in literature famed for its king and hero Odysseus who, Homer tells us, was the brains behind the winning wooden-horse idea that ended the ancient war of Troy. Odysseus then spent 10 adventure-filled years roaming the Mediterranean before returning to Ithaca, and his ever-faithful…


Added by Levendis Estate on September 21, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments

6 Best Toronto Dining Deals

After telling a friend about a good dining deal in…


Added by Ed Wetschler on September 20, 2013 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Ethnic Paris Restaurants: A Treat for Both Palate and Wallet

The many immigrants who’ve made Paris home over the years have left an exotic mark tasty enough to justify a visit by itself — especially if you’re curious about unusual cuisines that may be hard to find even in, say, New York, London, or Los Angeles. And oftentimes they’re some of the less pricey — even least pricey — dining options around. Here’s my top seven, discovered on my last visit:

Algeria: Le Taghit This romantic, candlelit spot in…


Added by David Paul Appell on September 20, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments

10 Dishes You Must Sample When Visiting Hanoi

Hanoi cuisine is one of the most special local aspects of Vietnam's capital which draws tourists from all over the world. In addition to pho - the most well-known dish, there are lots of others, from fancy to popular, which shouldn’t be missed. All of them help to build up a beloved image of Hanoi capital thousand years of civilization. This article will introduce the most famous dishes of…


Added by Cosiana Tour on September 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

5 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica Off-Season

I love traveling in off-season. High season travelers and summer vacationers are gone. Back to school and back to work, which means better travel opportunities for me and you.

Off-season is when crowds disappear and prices drop, as hotels, tour operators and airlines look to attract travelers with deep discounts.



Added by Shannon Farley on September 19, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria's Premier Black Sea Resort


The city of the 41 churches: Nessebar, Sunny Beach. Bulgaria.

This city of Thracian origin, situated in the heart of Sunny Beach on the shores of the Black Sea, boasts no fewer than 41 churches huddled within its old quarter, including a basilica and the Bishop’s residence. This picturesque town is also renowned for its archaeological sites dating back to the times of the Ancient…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on September 18, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Straight Outta Derb Sultan: Saïd Mouskir’s Morocco Musical Fusion

by Tripatini staff 

Morocco’s one of those Arab countries where a lot of back-and-forth with Europe — particularly France and Spain — has helped foster a boom in pop music, both on Moroccan and European labels. One of its more prominent figures, Saïd Mouskir (usually spelled Mosker), is a 37-year-old of Berber origin from Casablanca’s Derb Sultan neighborhood, who packs more than ten albums under his belt since…


Added by EnLinea Media on September 18, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

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