Featured Member Blog Posts – September 2019 Archive (30)

4 Best Budget Lodgings on the Seychelles' La Digue Island

The paradisiacal 115-island archipelago in the Indian Ocean 932 miles off the east coast of Africa is legendary for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and lush hills surrounded by palm trees are truly spellbinding. Though famed for its luxury resorts, there's also an ample choice of lodgings for…


Added by Henry LIo on September 30, 2019 at 12:02pm — No Comments

4 of the Best Cruise Lines for Baby Boomers


According to reports, more than 20 million people take a cruise every year, and they're particularly popular among the baby boom generation - folks in their 60s and up. And after all, why shouldn’t they? It’s so easy…


Added by Sophie Andersen on September 29, 2019 at 9:52am — No Comments

Autumn in Japan's Ashikaga & Tatebayashi Areas, North of Tokyo

Japan's Ashikaga & Tatebayashi Areas, an Hour North of Tokyo's Asakusa Station along the Tobu Railway Limited Express Ryomo Line, are Gorgeous Autumn Destinations Full of Natural Beauty, Colorful Momiji Valley Splendor, and Exceptional Wine from 100-Percent Japanese Grapes. …


Added by Marian Goldberg on September 28, 2019 at 8:03am — No Comments

MGM Hotel Jump Starts the Future of Springfield, Massachusetts by Rejuvenating Its Past

The Industrial Revolution ended long ago in the United States, but remnants of its impact are still palpable. Once temples of commerce, many cities bustled with sprawling factories, grand theaters, turn of the century office towers, majestic hotels, and regal…


Added by Steve Mirsky on September 27, 2019 at 3:45pm — No Comments

The Famous Mysuru Dasara Festival of Mysore, India


Mysore, the second biggest city (pop. 887,000) and cultural capital of Karnataka state in…


Added by Pradeep on September 26, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments

Titanic Belfast, a Celebration of Triumph and Tragedy

Samson and Goliath, the huge gantry cranes of Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard, still dominate the city skyline though the incessant din of heavy shipbuilding is now but a memory. The company, which once employed more than 10,000 skilled craftsmen and engineers, has contracted its workforce to around 500, and…


Added by Anthony Toole on September 25, 2019 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Honduras' Most Marvelous Places

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Holidays in Honduras are truly economical and holds a wide range of beautiful places to see and do, including Mayan ruins, jungle adventure and…


Added by Helene Johnson on September 24, 2019 at 2:19am — No Comments

Elements of a Strong Corporate Travel Program

In order to make the most of your corporate travel budget, it is critical to plan for leveraging your program for all it is worth. Telling travelers to select the lowest logical airfare is just not enough. Here are the elements that should be considered when planning or evaluating your travel program.



Added by Emushree on September 23, 2019 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Exquisite Springbrook National Park Near Brisbane, Australia


With spectacular waterfalls, exquisite natural beauty, and lush rainforests,…


Added by Nancy Ahuja on September 22, 2019 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Kashan, Iran, and its Rosewater Festival

Kashan is an ancient city of some 433,000 in north central Iran, some two hours south of capital Teheran, and its name is tied in the minds of Iranians to its carpets, silks and other textiles - but also golab (rosewater), with its annual rosewater festival…


Added by rashel jones on September 21, 2019 at 7:17am — No Comments

A Southern California Wine Council Gathers for an End-of-Summer Review

The lovely tropical garden of two of our members’ home in San Diego was the recent setting of Wine Council’s end of summer review of wines.  We tasted a Pinot gris and a rosé from Cameron Hughes and a Pinot gris and a rosé from Mount Beautiful, plus three Pinot noirs from Talawind Ranch. Each member was assigned a wine to research and was asked to bring an appetizer or dish that would pair well with his or her assigned…


Added by Linda Stewart on September 20, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Spain's Fantastic Catalonia Region at a Glance



Millions of visitors flock to Catalonia in Spain's northeast each year, lured especially by its marvelous beaches and spectacular capital…


Added by David Paul Appell on September 19, 2019 at 12:19am — No Comments

The Philippines' Baguio City an Under-the-Radar Gem


Not for its ambrosial Ube (purple-yam) jam or the warm, English-speaking Igorots (the traditional peoples inhabiting the…


Added by Heena Adwani on September 18, 2019 at 6:22am — No Comments

Why Homestays Are the Best Way for Students to Immerse in Another Culture

If you are a student and you don’t have much money to splash on fancy voyages but you wish to explore other cultures, there is a way – applying for a student exchange program! Apart from an opportunity to study in a different country and meeting new friends, this is a great chance to develop a global perspective and broaden your social…


Added by Chantelle Gallagher on September 17, 2019 at 4:10pm — No Comments

6 Best Indian Travel Bloggers Every Travel Lover Should Follow


There is a big difference between a traveller and a tourist - for one thing, a tourist only views a place, but a…


Added by Rosie Joy on September 16, 2019 at 8:16pm — No Comments

A Heavenly Retreat in Costa Rica

 A Well-needed Heavenly Retreat in Costa Rica

News flash: The lifestyle of a travel TV host isn’t always so glamorous. Yes, I am incredibly blessed and so grateful to have such an exciting and fulfilling job hosting my show Travel Time with Linda, but I must admit my whirlwind turnaround trips can be exhausting. While I try my best to maintain a…


Added by Linda Cooper on September 15, 2019 at 5:48am — No Comments

Canada's Top 5 Bucket-List Musts

Being the world's second largest country by area, Canada is abundant in beautiful landscapes and unique locations for travellers to explore, boasting culturally rich cities and incredible natural wonders, including 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (and skiiers/snowboarders take note: it also has the world's longest…


Added by Pooja Joshi on September 14, 2019 at 12:06pm — No Comments

6 of the Best Authentic Dishes to Try in South Africa

Whether they're here on a honeymoon tour or for any other reason, the Rainbow Nation in addition to history, culture, and safaris as well as other ecotourism sweetens visitors' experiences with its own unique cuisine, the legacy of…


Added by Neelam Satyawali on September 13, 2019 at 9:13am — No Comments

Honeymoon Paradise Hawaii at a Glance

There's a good reason why these islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean are among the world's most popular honeymoon destinations - their romance and exotic tropical beauty are at times nearly overwhelming. With fantastic beaches; luxurious resorts; myriad eco and adventure…

Added by FAB Holidays on September 12, 2019 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

3 Cool Movies With Beautiful Scenery from Around the World

Movies showcasing dreamy destinations are a delight not only on their own terms but to previews or remember your own travels - not to mention armchair traveling to inspire you for the future. Here's a trio I've watched again recently that made me dream of beautiful Tuscany, Bora Bora, and the U.S. West.



Added by Jeremiah Thomas on September 11, 2019 at 12:40am — No Comments

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