Featured Member Blog Posts – November 2016 Archive (26)

Sweet Surfing in Essaouira, Morocco

The historic, atmospheric city of Essaouira
, on Morocco's Atlantic coast west of Marrakesh, is fronted by 10 kilometres of white sand swept by the trade winds that are so coveted by kite surfers and windsurfers. These winds, known locally as Chergui, are ideal for…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 29, 2016 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Visiting Another Side of Mexico: the Yucatan Peninsula

There is Mexico and there is the Mexican state of Yucatan. The former gets a lot of negative (and often unfair) press and the latter hardly gets mentioned (unlike the resorts of next-door state Quintana Roo, Cancun and the Riviera Maya).  Being inquisitive slow-travelers who prefer the “unusual,” we did a lot of research and discovered the essence of a…


Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on November 28, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Fun Things to do in Lagos, Nigeria During Christmastime

Discover Lagos this Christmas…

Lagos is the largest Nigerian city and the financial center of a metropolis known for its beautiful beach resorts, boutiques, and nightlife. Also, this is known as a home to the National Museum Lagos consists of cultural artifacts and craftworks.…


Added by Lia Issabelle on November 27, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Where ''Spain'' Began: Venerable Valladolid

Settled by Celtic peoples even before the Romans ruled the peninsula they called Hispania, the capital of today’s autonomous community of Castile and León holds a special place in this country’s history. It was the first capital of…


Added by José Balido on November 25, 2016 at 11:15am — No Comments

Giving Thanks for Voluntourism

It's Thanksgiving Day in the USA, and despite all the world's controversies and problems, many pause to reflect on what in their lives they're thankful for, and perhaps, too, the travel-minded a bit on how they can give a little back of their own good fortune the next time they travel.

It's certainly…


Added by David Paul Appell on November 24, 2016 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Koh Tao – Thailand’s Island Paradise

A cloudless sky, the song of birds carried in the wind laced with the calm sound of waves crashing into each other and scent of the sea filled air. White sands and a turquoise sea that is so clear you can see the fish swimming. Have you ever wondered what paradise would be like? Stop wondering, paradise is a plane ride away in Koh Tao, Thailand.

The name Koh…


Added by Nancy Ahuja on November 23, 2016 at 10:50am — No Comments

6 Best Budget Ski Resorts in Europe

by Felice Hardy

Skiing in Italy
‘s fabulous Sella Ronda in the Dolomites recently, I was stunned by the low prices I found for food and drink. In cute little mountain restaurants I paid 1.10€ for coffee, 2€ for soft drinks, and…


Added by Iberia Airlines on November 22, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

I-95 Burnout? Brake For Florence, South Carolina

by Mary Gallagher / Photos by Will A. Davis


If you've driven up and down a lot of the USA's Interstate 95 between the Northeast and Florida numerous times, how many countless…


Added by William Annis Davis on November 20, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Would You Eat This? 17 Foods for Adventurous Travelers


Added by Max Pesling on November 19, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

My 4 Top Choices for My Europe Ski Trips in 2017

Europe has the ideal combination of tall mountains and lots of snow and that means it has plenty of great skiing destinations come winter.

Of course, you don’t want to waste your time hitting average ski resorts or slopes, we want the best there is. I will share my research on the top European ski resorts and what they offer. In preparation I went…


Added by Robert Walsh on November 18, 2016 at 8:48am — No Comments

The Remarkable Jewish Heritage of Girona, Spain

photo:  Lena Serditova

It is a January morning in Girona, an ancient city of modest size in Catalonia about an hour's drive north of Barcelona. From the window of the Hotel Ultonia, children in uniform can be seen…


Added by Harvey frommer on November 17, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments

Marriott Opens a Courtyard in Northern New York's Lake George


Newly opened this past August on Canada Street running through the heart of Lake George Village, Courtyard Lake George represents a community effort to expand this iconic seasonal lakefront retreat into a year round…


Added by Steve Mirsky on November 16, 2016 at 9:18am — No Comments

Salvador, Brazil's Cool São Joaquim Market

BRA_El mercado popular de la Feira de São Joaquim

When visiting the boisterous city of Salvador da Bahia, besides walking through the Pelourinho district, visiting the monuments and churches of the historical quarter and indulging in the street festivities, you should set aside an hour or two for the largest popular market in the city: the Feira de São…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 15, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Lauding Fort Lauderdale

Growing up in Miami, I always found found our neighbor just to the north a pleasant enough but somewhat nondescript place. Fort Lauderdale‘s main attributes appeared to be some impressive waterways, a decent ocean beach – and of course a rowdy, booze-soaked college scene when it came time…


Added by José Balido on November 14, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Soaking It All Up in Bath, England

One of my very first introductions to Great Britain as a youngster was a short but sweet visit to an ancient, elegant city in the bucolic hills of Somerset some 90 minutes by train west from London (closer to three hours if you drive). A smallish, very walkable and…


Added by David Paul Appell on November 13, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Livingston (Guatemala), I Presume?

by Cristóbal Ramírez

Guatemala might bring many things to mind – the ancient Mayan majesty of Tikal…the present-day culture of their descendants in places…


Added by Iberia Airlines on November 12, 2016 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Veterans Day At The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, New York

Few public inns in the United States can boast the patriotic pedigree of the Thayer Hotel at West Point, in New York State's Hudson Valley.

We paid a visit to the award winning Thayer Hotel during the holiday season, and felt it especially appropriate to write about this unique hotel on Veterans Day, when we honor the members of the…


Added by The2Writers.com Page on November 11, 2016 at 8:18am — 1 Comment

Happenings in California's Temecula Valley Wine Country

Members of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) gathered in the Temecula Valley for their SoCal regional area meeting to showcase two area wineries.  We had lunch and a winery tour at Mount Palomar Winery and we visited Europa Village to learn about the progress of the future Europa Village Wineries, Resort and Spa.…


Added by Linda Stewart on November 10, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Ensure Notebook Computer Security While on the Road

Notebooks, ultrabooks, and tablets have become traditional gear for the private and business travelers. However, significant benefits of possessing plenty of data on hand while on en route does include a risk to private and business files and documents. 

Below are several techniques you may increase the security of your computer while…


Added by Darius Staebell on November 9, 2016 at 3:16pm — No Comments

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