Featured Member Blog Posts – September 2016 Archive (28)

Tips for Going on a Motorcycle Road Trip

photo: pexels

Riding your motorcycle on the mean city streets is fun. You know what’s even more fun? Long-distance motorcycle road trips. You can ride and ride for as long as you want on a road that stretches forever through the outback. Though bike road trips can be a blast, they can also be dangerous, especially for…


Added by Jeniffer Page on September 30, 2016 at 12:24pm — No Comments

The Belles of Shoreditch (London)

                  by Cristóbal Ramirez

     Oranges and lemons,

     Say the bells of St. Clement’s.

     You owe me five farthings,

     Say the bells of St. Martin’s.

     When will you pay me?

     Say the…


Added by Iberia Airlines on September 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Planning Your Honeymoon Via Review Sites: the Top 5

photo: Isamare

Your dream trip may be a relaxing getaway or an adrenaline fueled adventure, but no matter your destination, make sure you get the vacation you deserve by thoroughly researching your options. Reviews by previous guests can help you make…


Added by Karen Cole on September 27, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Big Island Poke Contest Preserves Hawaiian Culture

The raw fish salad poke, Hawaiians will tell you, is pronounced "po-kay," ending with an “e” and not pronounced as if its spelled poki.  With that in mind, I was ready for the annual poke competition in Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii, and one of the events of the Hawai’i Island Festival.  First I had to make my way past a "royal guardsman…


Added by M'Liss Hinshaw on September 26, 2016 at 2:58am — No Comments

Trek to Nepal's Ghorepani Poon Hill - Heaven for Photo & Adventure Buffs

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is popularly known as "Annapurna Sunrise trekking" and "Annapurna panorama trekking." It is the best way to introduce Annapurna region trekking, and is one of the popular and relatively easier treks in the Annapurna region that will take you through the beautiful villages and rhododendron forests. And…


Added by Base Camp Adventure on September 25, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Franciacorta: Italy's Answer to Champagne


A region within the province of Brescia in northern Italy's Lombardy region, Franciacorta is renowned for panoramic village views, castles, and rolling hills that naturally inspire artistic expression and overall joie de vivre.

For 16 days in 2016 during the months of June and July, over one million visitors "walked across water"…


Added by Steve Mirsky on September 24, 2016 at 5:29am — No Comments

Jacksonville, Oregon, Where Wine & History Meet

The quaint and laid back town of Jacksonville, southwestern Oregon is a golden nugget of old west history. Found via a a leisurely drive through southern Oregon's orchards, vineyards and quiet…


Added by Hilarie Larson on September 23, 2016 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

Australia's Lovely, Historic Town of Creswick

photo :  Kim Britten/Shutterstock

If you’re in the process of planning a visit to the historic town of Creswick, in Victoria state 129 km north of Melbourne, you might be wondering about some of the local attractions and things to do. With lush…


Added by Jorden Dace on September 22, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments

Off the Beaten Path at Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano

The Arenal Volcano tops most travelers’ lists of places to visit in Costa Rica. And with good reason. The area is appropriately called Costa Rica’s “adventure capital” since you can do just about every adventure activity here, from zip lining to waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting, horseback riding,…


Added by Shannon Farley on September 21, 2016 at 11:07am — No Comments

Exploring the Charms of Claremont, California

           Snap Man/Flickr

Whether you’re planning a couple’s escape or a girls’ getaway, Claremont - a Southern California community in the San Gabriel Valley dubbed the “City of Trees”  - should be at the top of your list. Located less…


Added by Linda Stewart on September 20, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Bikaner - Fascinating Gateway to India's Majestic Thar Desert

photo: Salvador Aznar

Famous for its exquisite culture and cuisine, Bikaner is a city with a rustic appeal. You can feel the Rajasthani hospitality as soon as you arrive - people are warm and they receive you as their distinguished guests. With all this, there…


Added by Alina Jack on September 19, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

5 Top Washington State Spots for Camping & Hiking

photo :  SEASTOCK

With lush landscapes characterized by forests, deep fjords, and numerous lakes, Washington State the most northernly state in the continental US, and boasts some of the country's most scenic parks. 

(Some of the hiking in…


Added by Robert Walsh on September 17, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Appeal of Greece's Corfu Island

Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek) is an island located off the northwestern coast of Greece at the border with Albania. Green hills, with charms including amazing blue colors of the sea and hundreds of olive trees. Rule by the Venetian Republic, Britain, France, and even Russia has also left it with no shortage of atmospheric, historic…


Added by sylwia liako on September 16, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

An Icon of Seongsu-dong, Seoul's Hip, Industrial-Chic Enclave

I have been hanging out in South Korea for a while, and one lazy afternoon decided to check out Seongsu-dong, the gritty, working-class neighborhood on the Han River that has in the last five years become Seoul's hipster-chic answer to Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Shoreditch, filled new galleries, shops, and restaurants. So I took the camera and made an…


Added by katie xie on September 15, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

I Love New York...Skiing! The State's Top 5 Ski Resorts

photo : DonLand

What, you say - skiing in New York? Well living there most of my life, I can tell you NY has some pretty good skiing. It's obviously hardly the Rockies or Alps, but it's pretty good.

New York’s climate gives us the perfect…


Added by Robert Walsh on September 14, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments

10 Things You May Not Know About Bangkok, Thailand

You may be aware of some Bangkok facts, such as it is the capital as well as the largest city in Thailand, and that it’s packed with temples, palaces, shopping, bars and dining options. But is there anything else you possibly know about this vivacious and exotic Thai metropolis?…


Added by Mariya Marth on September 13, 2016 at 10:36am — No Comments

En Route in Argentina's Dramatic North

by Felice Hardy

Even if you’ve been not just to Buenos Aires but also the pampas, Mendoza, Córdoba, Patagonia, and Iguazú Falls, that still leaves much more wonderful stuff to explore in Argentina. I recently took the sunny…


Added by Iberia Airlines on September 12, 2016 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Remembering 9/11 at One World Trade Center: the "Freedom Tower"

Today is of course the 15th anniversary of one of the USA’s most traumatic events of the post-World-War-II period: the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It’s also the second anniversary in which the Freedom Tower, the skyscraper that replaced those doomed Twin Towers has been open to the public. 

I made it…


Added by José Balido on September 11, 2016 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Discover the Creatures of the Dark on a Costa Rica Rainforest Night Walk Tour

It’s been said that you haven’t really seen the rainforest until you’ve seen it at night. Discover one of the best rainforest night walk tours in Costa Rica.

The jungle is a noisy place at night. All of those chirps, croaks, tinkling sounds, and booms, somehow seem a lot louder and a little scarier when you can’t see what’s making…


Added by Shannon Farley on September 10, 2016 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Road Trip's End: Road Weary & Homesick in Stuttgart



Our “ultimate European road trip” terminated in Stuttgart, Germany where we dropped off our once brand-new Macan S, which we named Max, at the Porsche factory for its shipment home. 

After being on the road for almost 30 days driving through Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland,…


Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on September 9, 2016 at 2:04pm — No Comments

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