Featured Member Blog Posts – December 2011 Archive (55)

Where RV Now? New Year's Eve in Las Vegas, Nevada

If any holiday is made for Las Vegas it's New Year's Eve, and it falls on a Saturday night this year.

Las Vegas is expecting a record 320,000+ out-of-town guests for New Year's Eve parties. Las Vegas will fill its 150,189 hotel rooms on New Year's Eve, Sam's Town RV Park also…


Added by Home Is Where We Park on December 31, 2011 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Park City, Utah: Ski Season News


You can click here to see why Park City -- which includes Deer Valley, The Canyons, and Park City Mountain Resort -- might be America's best ski destination even without this season's additions and improvements. Then scroll down to see…


Added by Ed Wetschler on December 31, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments

The World's Starbucks: Same, Same, and the Same (Well, Maybe Not the Mugs)

Starbucks. It seems every civilized place on the planet has at least one.

On any continent they are all exactly alike. The only difference is the décor on the mugs. I consider them collectibles. I have no more room on the shelves in my kitchen for them, but I still buy one wherever I go. In fact, I am a bit annoyed if the city I am in (Nairobi, Kathmandu) does not have a Starbucks.

Before I travel, I Google the location of the Starbucks in the destination city. Not only…


Added by Forrest Walker on December 30, 2011 at 10:11am — 3 Comments

The Great Chardham Yatra Festival in India's Holy Town of Uttarkashi in April 2012

With an endeavor to revive Hinduism, the great Hindu reformer Adi Shankaracharya founded the Chardham Yatra during the 8th century AD. The name “Char Dham” rightfully refers to four abodes of the Almighty, namely Gangotri, representing Ganga-the godess of power, Kedarnath depicting the dwelling of Lord Shiva, Badrinath symbolizing the home of Lord Vishnu and Yamnotri signifying the godess of strength Yamuna. Housed at the Himalayan base of Garhwal (Uttaranchal), all the aforesaid locations…


Added by Global Tourism India on December 30, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

From Here to There... In Southwest Florida, A Change of Plans


Verb, -eled, -el·ing or (especially British) -elled, -el·ling

Noun, adjective verb (used without object)

  1. To go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip, journey--to travel for pleasure.
  2. To move or go from one place…

Added by Marcia Clarke on December 29, 2011 at 8:24am — 3 Comments

My Destination Cape Town: A Weekend in the Mother City of South Africa

Cape Town has developed into a glitzy city since Apartheid and the fall in flight prices, thanks to the World Cup, makes this the biggest holiday destination in southern Africa. When your plane comes in over the city, it is impossible not to be captivated by Table Mountain that forms the area’s perpetual backdrop. The Mother City (so called because it is the first colonised city in Africa) is built in the valley of an…


Added by John Dunn on December 28, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

Canyoning Adventure in Arenal, Costa Rica

 La Fortuna, home of the very popular and stunning Arenal Volcano. I arrived on a Thursday and left the next day, even though it was a quick trip, I truly enjoyed it.

I left San Jose in the…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on December 27, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

At Peninsula Hotels, Arrive in a Rolls

http://Stay at a Peninsula hotel where Rolls-Royce Phantoms rule

Stay at a Peninsula hotel where Rolls-Royce Phantoms rule


The Peninsula family of hotels, of which the Hong Kong Peninsula is the Grand Dame, also includes…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on December 27, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

Mesmerizing Nepal


More than a hundred countries reside in the map of the world, among them a small country with 147,181 sq km area which has been locked between the two gigantic countries i.e. China and India from all sides. Yet it has managed to have a unique topography where he place i.e. 65 m above the sea level to the…


Added by Sabin Basnet on December 26, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments

The Bells of Christmas at the Church of the Nativity

For generations on Christmas Eve, the bells from atop the Church of the Nativity have signaled the start of the Christmas Day celebration. Located in Israel south of Jerusalem, the Church of the Nativity is above the cave where the Jesus was born. The Door of Humanity, by which people enter the church, is so low that everyone must bow to enter. It was lowered from the original door during Ottoman times so that horsemen would have to dismount before entering the holy place. The Grotto of the…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on December 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Stierkämpfe auf Tico Art in Playa Sámara, Costa Rica

Und wieder einmal heißt es dieses Jahr: ARRIBA ARRIBA ARRIBA!!!


Dieses Highlight sollte man auf keinen Fall verpassen. Die costaricanischen Stierkämpfe in Playa Sámara starten am 28. Dezember 2011 bis zum Finale am…


Added by Samara Language School on December 25, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments

Visit the Site Where Jesus Was Born


In Bethlehem, Israel, beneath the Church of the Nativity is the Grotto of the Nativity, where Jesus was born. The rectangular cavern beneath the church is entered by a flight of steps near the church altar.  The cave has been honored as the site of Christ's birth…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on December 24, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Christmas in a Foreign Country

At any time of year other than late December, if someone asks me where I wish I could be, I can reel off a list of places I’d love to travel. But come Christmas time, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than home. In my 33 years, I’ve spent just one Christmas…

Added by Sara Cooke on December 24, 2011 at 4:01am — 1 Comment

How We Make Travel Decisions

How We Make Travel Decisions

At some point or other someone is always gazing into a crystal ball predicting the future of the travel industry

It's understandable given the tremendous impact, say, mobile has had in the travel space, or the  daily emergence of new sites that offer interesting new search processes.

There are…


Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on December 23, 2011 at 9:07am — 4 Comments

Snowbirds Head to Lake Charles, Louisiana


The leaves are gone, snow is coming – for sure.  Do you wish you were going some place warmer?  If so, consider Lake Charles, Louisiana in Southwest Louisiana.  The weather is warm and so is Louisiana hospitality.  Lake…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on December 23, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments

Talbot County, Maryland: Chesapeake Heritage Fuels Culinary Creativity

One striking feature of traveling down Route 301 about an hour after crossing the Delaware border into Maryland is that all vestiges of suburbia like strip development and shopping centers recede into wide open fields and miles of undisturbed forest. Partially due to the fact that I was headed out here in November to experience the…


Added by Steve Mirsky on December 22, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

What to Do in Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

Dec 15th, 2011.

Jardin del Eden Hotel, Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

Erick Hidalgo

Things to do in Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

Summer time delivers with it warmth and mugginess. The time of year also provides the chance for heat weary folks to…


Added by Erick Hidalgo on December 22, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

Kid's Center, Tucson - the Anti-Big-Box Store

Every time I come to Tucson, which is at least once or twice a year, I discover a new treasure. Sometimes, I re-discover a place I've known about since I was a teenager growing up here. A place I've loved, not since I was young, but since my…

Added by Searching for Sincerity on December 21, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

Put Sun and Fun in Your Winter at Palma Real near La Ceiba, Honduras

Enjoy Palma Real: An all-inclusive beach resort on the Honduran mainland

Located only 30-minutes from La Ceiba on the road to Trujillo, Palma Real is a first class all-inclusive beach resort.  The setting is breathtaking with the long sandy beach and ocean in front and the green mountains at the back.  Truly a tropical paradise.



Added by Sandra & John Scott on December 21, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

The New Legoland Florida Is a Charmer

Many young boys are passionate about Legos, and my 9-year-old Matthew is one of them. So on our last trip to Orlando, several weeks ago, a visit to the new Legoland was of course a must. This new amusement park opened October 15 in Winter Haven, a 45-minute drive south of Orlando, on…


Added by Ann Dys on December 20, 2011 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

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